Solway Lass is 38 meters in length and she is one of our favorite boats in the Whitsundays. She was built in Holland in 1902 and has an amazing history! The boat was involved in both world wars and sailed in the Baltic and the North Sea. The name Solway Lass came from the “Solway Firth” in Scotland.
Today Solway Lass is beautifully maintained and provides leisurely paced, fun sailing tours of the Whitsunday Islands. This Tall Ship experience will make you feel a bit like you’re in the Pirates of the Caribbean. This is truly a unique way to explore the 74 Whitsunday islands, in comfort and style.
To allow us to provide the best sailing experience every day, we do not provide a day by day itineary, your activities will depend on weather conditions.
The Whitsunday Islands are located off the coast from Airlie Beach, in the centre of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Whitsundays is blessed with having 74 Islands, of which 66 are in their natural state with no buildings or resorts. Sailing around the Whitsundays feels like a relative voyage of tropical discovery, as the Whitsunday Islands still look like they did when Captain Cook’s Tall Ship, the Endeavour, sailed by in the 1770’s.
The large decks on Solway Lass provide our guests with plenty of room to move about, and for those who would like a “hands on” sailing trip, our guests are invited to join in hoisting the sails and having a turn on the helm, sailing Solway Lass. Guests who prefer, can just find their own deckspace to sunbath, relax and take in the magnificent views of the Whitsunday Islands, as you sail by Whitehaven Beach, Hayman Island, Hook Island, Hill Inlet and Nara Inlet. One thing’s for sure, people sailing on other vessels in the Whitsundays will be taking photos of Solway Lass, as she sails by with square sails, jibs and mainsails set.
Then at the end of the day, enjoy a cocktail or icy cold drink from the bar and watch the sunset over the Whitsundays.