All about the 1 Day Lady Enid Sailing

Spend your Whitsunday sailing adventure on our luxury day cruise aboard Lady Enid. A day sailing on Lady Enid is like no other sailing trip in the Whitsundays.

Sail the Whitsundays in a beautiful lady from the classic age of yachting. The experience of sailing on this beautiful and rare classic gives as much to the day as the destination.

 The experience of sailing on this beautiful and rare classic gives as much to the day as the destination.

Lady Enid recreates that classic age of yachting enjoyed in the 1960’s when sailing was more about elegance and chic than corporate sponsorship and carbon fibre.

The experience of sailing on this beautiful and rare classic Australian yacht gives as much to the day as the destination of Whitehaven Beach itself.

Become involved as much or as little as you like, help set sails, take a turn on the helm or lean back and relax with your favourite book, listen to music or simply daydream and be beguiled at the uninterrupted beauty of the Whitsunday Islands.

An elegant day adventure in the Whitsundays, Lady Enid is aimed at couples wanting to experience a luxurious day out with low passenger numbers and highly attentive service.

Let your worries glide away as we glide along the aqua waters of the Whitsunday islands to Whitehaven Beach. Put your feet up and indulge in a truly elegant sailing experience in paradise.

1 Day Lady Enid Sailing
Tour itinerary - 1 Days

  • Day 1 Lady Enid Sailing
    Your Whitsunday sailing adventure begins with a day cruise on Lady Enid
    A day on board Lady Enid is like no other sailing trip in the Whitsundays.
    A typical day on Lady Enid
    A day on board Lady Enid is like no other sailing trip in the Whitsundays. A cut above, Lady Enid promises luxury and comfort, with a highly attentive level of service. Gourmet meals are provided, and sparkling wine or beer is served with antipasto in the afternoon. Your enjoyment of the day is our highest priority and we aim to leave you with a joyous and memorable experience of the Whitsundays and our most famous asset, Whitehaven Beach.

    Pick Up from Airlie Beach or Private Charters from Hamilton Island
    We offer a courtesy pick up from your accommodation between Cannonvale and Jubliee Pocket and take you to the Port of Airlie Marina for a 7:30am boarding. If you are staying at an Air B&B outside of these locations we can provide you with the closest pick up location or alternatively you can make your own way to the marina. Please contact us for details.

    If you have booked Lady Enid for a private charter from Hamilton Island we can arrange to depart at any time you request. Contact us to learn more about the options.

    Introduction to Lady Enid
    Once onboard Lady Enid you will be introduced to our who crew will show you where to stow your bags and shoes (it’s best to go barefoot on the boat). You will be given an introduction to Lady Enid’s features and a safety briefing on sailing out from Abell Point Marina at Airlie Beach.

    You are given a courtesy bottle of spring water which can be refilled throughout the day as required. Lady Enid also makes sunscreen available if you do not have your own.

    Hot beverages are served
    On completion of the briefing and once you are comfortable Lady Enid’s crew will take a drinks order consisting of a variety of teas, coffee or hot chocolate.

    Your Whitsunday sailing adventure begins
    After you have finished your drinks the crew will hoist the sails. You are encouraged to lend a hand heaving on lines or taking a turn on the helm if you so desire. It’s an important part of the fun of a sailing adventure in the Whitsundays after all.

    You can freely move around the vessel and take advantage of the cushioned seating. During the passage to Whitehaven Beach through the Whitsunday Islands, Lady Enid crew will point out various points of interest and discuss the history, flora and fauna of the Whitsundays for those who are interested.

    Morning tea will be served once Lady Enid has crossed the Whitsunday Passage.

    Morning Tea
    Variety of teas, coffee or hot chocolate
    A selection of mini muffins (chocolate or berry) and fresh buttermilk scones served with jam and a dollop of thickened cream
    A fruit platter will also be served before we reach Whitehaven Beach

    Fruit Platter
    Seasonal fruits such as watermelon, rockmelon, kiwi fruit, pineapple, grapes and strawberries
    A joyous and memorable experience of the Whitsundays and our most famous asset, Whitehaven Beach.
    Arrival at Whitehaven Beach
    Lady Enid visits Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach. Lady Enid will typically arrive at Tongue Bay (adjacent to the famous lookout at Whitehaven Beach) late morning. Enjoy an easy walk up along the beautiful bush track to the Hill Inlet lookout over Whitehaven Beach, where we take time for photographs and to take in the view. We then make our way down to Whitehaven Beach for some time to relax on the soft white silica sand, and to enjoy the shallow aqua waters of one of Australia’s most famous beaches. We return from Whitehaven Beach around 1 pm for lunch onboard.

    Lunch
    Bread rolls with butter or olive oil
    Salads – zesty quinoa, roast pumpkin and pumpkin salad, contemporary kale slaw, and a green salad
    Meats – charcuterie selection of spiced chicken breast, roast beef, cured meat, along with salmon and prawns.
    Selection of condiments
    Snorkelling
    On completion of lunch, we sail to our island snorkelling site. Snorkelling is optional and guests not taking part in snorkelling can sit and enjoy a cool beer or glass of wine from the bar. We spend approximately 40 minutes at the snorkelling site where you can explore the diversity of corals, fish and all manner of colourful marine life that call the Whitsundays home. All snorkelling equipment is provided including wetsuits if required.

    Homeward Bound
    After snorkelling we set sail for home at Airlie Beach. High Tea will be served en-route to Airlie Beach.

    High Tea
    Antipasto
    Mature cheddar, camembert, Bowen Sun-dried tomatoes, char-grilled aubergine and mixed olives
    Complimentary glass of sparkling
    Lady Enid returns home to the Port of Airlie Marina at 5 pm. Our courtesy bus then returns you to your Airlie Beach accommodation.
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Real Aussie Says:
Day Sailing to Whitehaven Beach and a guided walk to Hill Inlet. Plenty of time snorkelling the island reefs. Lady Enid is a 72ft Australian Rare classic timber yacht. Built as a gentleman’s racing yacht.

1 Day Lady Enid Sailing Price information AUD per person

Price

Description

Tour code: LES
$239
Adult

Departure information

Starts

Daily from Airlie Beach

We offer courtesy pick up from your accommodation between Cannonvale and Jubliee Pocket and take you to the Port of Airlie Marina for a 7:30am boarding. If you are staying at an Air B&B outside of these locations we can provide you with the closest pickup location or alternatively you can make your own way to the marina

Ends
Airlie Beach


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Lady Enid is available for group bookings and private charters, day and overnight.
  • A certain level of mobility will be required to get in and out of the dingy for example

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