2024 Sail & Walk 5 day Voyage, 6 - 10 August, Airlie Beach - Airlie Beach

From AUD $700.00
  • Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Airlie Beach, QLD

Come and join us, as voyage crew, on Queensland's sail training ship, "South Passage", sailing a round trip from Airlie Beach with stops for bush walks on the iconic islands of the Whitsundays in August 2024.

South Passage is a sail training ship. As a part of our voyage crew, you will be taking part in a watch (Red, White or Blue watch) to help us with 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 the islands of the Whitsundays.

COST:      $1,400 per head, including accommodation on Monday 5 August.

Includes all on-board meals – evening meal on Monday 5th is a group dinner on shore at your expense.

NO ALCOHOL OR SMOKING onboard - as a sail training ship, South Passage is a dry ship.

Possible Destinations

The voyage plan is subject to prevailing winds and conditions. Possible Destinations include:   

Whitehaven Beach and the lookout at Hill Inlet;     

Hayman Island (with possible climb of the mountain);     

Langford Island;      

Nara Inlet;     

Whitsunday Island Peak;     

Cid Harbour: 

Sawmill Bay and 

Dugong Beach;      

Other Islands including South Molle, Long Island and Lindeman Island.      

Snorkelling will be available subject to weather and timing.

Alternative destinations and walks will be offered if needed. There is also some limited flexibility depending on the interests of the voyage crew.


 South Passage is Queensland's sail training ship, a 25 metre gaff schooner operated by the Sail Training Association of Qld. Inc. (STAQ). STAQ is a non-profit organization which relies on the enthusiasm and goodwill of a large cohort of volunteers to keep South Passage sailing, providing adventure voyages for school and other groups along the coasts of Qld. and NSW. STAQ is
funded almost entirely from voyage fees, receiving no ongoing government support.

 With your help as voyage crew, South Passage is crewed by a Skipper, a Sailing Master, a Cook and three volunteer watch leaders. During the voyage you will sleep in dorm style accommodation in either the main or fore cabin.
The ship has three toilets, two showers, a well-equipped galley, navigation station, workshop and engine room.

 By sailing with us, you help fund our youth voyages and day sails which aim to empower young people with teamwork, initiative, leadership and resilience.