Providence V

Jump on board a classic tallship for a sail in the Whitsundays to the world renowned Whitehaven Beach. Disembark at Tongue Bay for a walk up Hill Inlet to the lookout and catch a photo of one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Stroll along beautiful Whitehaven beach and snorkel the amazing coral reefs.

Providence V is a unique vessel. Built from North Queensland timber, the last of the Tully rainforest, she is a replica of an American Bluenose, the boats that were among the first to compete in the America’s Cup in the 1870s. Her builder, an Australian woe fought in the Korean War began building boats upon returning to Australia. He travelled to Maine to find the perfect schooner and Providence was named Providence V because he saw another four schooners en route to Maine. She is a family owned business and is 62 feet including the bowsprit, gaff-rigged schooner.

Providence V is a journey to remember. This gracious lady once was a Hollywood star in a movie entitled Survive the Savage Seas (1992) starring Ali McGraw about a true story about a family that survived at sea for 38 days on a life raft after their boat was upturned by killer whales.

7.15 am Meet at Barcelona cafe, south marina Abell Point marina

*times may vary as subject to weather

7.30 am Head out across Pioneer Bay

8 am Freshly brewed coffee served and local bakery delights

8.15 am Help set the sails or chill on deck

11 am Arrive in Tongue Bay

11-11.30 am Walk to Hill Inlet lookout

11.30-12.30 pm Relax on Betty’s Beach

12.45 pm Depart Whitehaven. Lunch on board.

1.15 pm snorkelling Dumbbell Island

3pm Fruit and cheese platter

5.30 pm Arrive Abell Point Marina.

We sail to Whitehaven Sunday and Mondays. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure at 7.15 am at the Abell Point Marina (northern marina) at the roundabout. Look out for our sandwich board. We arrive back at around 5.30 pm.

Wetsuits are available for hire in the winter season from the Northern marina shops.

We are fully licensed. Beer, wine and champagne are available for sale.