7-day Adult Public Voyage - Townsville to Mackay 16-22 August 2022

From AUD $1,050.00
  • Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Townsville, QLD

Combine both sea and land exploration and escape those winter blues aboard Queensland’s only tall ship…South Passage.

Get away from the world, leave your emails and text messages behind and take on the sea! This is a modern ship built and operated along traditional lines. Be part of the crew sailing the beautiful 100ft gaff-rigged schooner heading out to the open ocean travelling for 7 adventure-filled days. There will be many beautiful spots to stop, swim, snorkel and explore along the magnificent Queensland coast From Townsville to Mackay. 

South Passage is a sail training ship. As a part of our voyage crew, you will be taking part in all aspects of operating the ship - hoisting sails, keeping a lookout, doing anchor watch, navigating, taking the helm, daily maintenance and cleaning. There will also be time to enjoy the environment - the sea life, the exhilaration of sailing, swimming and exploring onshore.

NO ALCOHOL on board - as a sail training ship, South Passage is a dry ship.

COST:   $1,050

The price includes all on-board meals, training, accommodation, certificate and taxes.


Breakwater Marina, Mariner’s Drive, The Strand, Townsville

8:30 am  Tuesday 16th August (Board by 8:00am or night before)


Mackay Marina, Mulherin Drive, Mackay

4:00 pm Monday 22nd August


Day 1: Townsville to Cape Cleveland via Magnetic Island.

Day 2: Cape Cleveland to Whitsunday Group via Cape Upstart.

Days 3-5: Sailing within the Whitsundays – progressively heading south.  Possible highlights include Butterfly Bay, Nara Inlet, Cid Harbour, walk up Whitsunday Peak and Whitehaven Beach, Goldsmith
Island arriving at Brampton Island.

Day 6: Morning walk on Brampton Island followed by an afternoon sail to
Scawfell Island.

Day 7: Walk on Scawfell Island before sailing to Mackay to disembark.

Each day's precise itinerary will be determined by the prevailing weather conditions.

Berths are strictly limited, so get in quick.  All monies paid will be fully refunded should the voyage be cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

Great value for an unforgettable experience!