60' Sailing Ketch Luxury Whitsundays Charter
Built to the highest international standards of luxury yachting, Australia's most awarded charter boat, Sydney Sundancer is perfect for your Whitsundays holiday escape. Expect your experience to be exceptional. Your hosts, Lynne and John Boyce have been chartering in the Whitsundays for over 30 Year's and have a wealth of experience to share. Their enthusiasm and delight is infectious! Lynne is an expert in seashells (a conchologist) and a fabulous cook. John is a master seaman with a wonderful sense of humour. So get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy a feast for all senses. Each night, the yacht will anchor in a different bay, so calm that long stemmed wine glasses are safe!
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From $550 Per Hour
10 Max Passengers
10 Cocktail Style
10 Casual Buffet
10 Table Dining
10 Overnight Charter
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We offer individual cabin bookings for the following accommodation :
The Forward Stateroom (also a stateroom because it too extends the whole width of the ship) is smaller than the previously described because the ship is narrower at this location (see attachment HR Forward cabin). There is a bathroom immediately next to the door to this stateroom.
Please note that when an individual cabin is booked, we guarantee no children will be on board. We welcome children on private whole boat charters of course!
Whitsunday Private Yacht Charter
For private charter, our licensed capacity accommodation is 14 guests but we generally accept no more than 10 persons.
Reef Walking Tours
Combine your charter with a low tide reef walking tour with Lynne Boyce. You will be amazed at the diversity of wildlife left stranded waiting till the high tide to return. You may be lucky to see shell life, crabs, starfish and even turtles on your tour. Every tour usually has a new surprise!
If you love golfing as much as your hosts, then this combination could be for you!
Combine golfing and sailing into one big fabulous holiday!
You will be teeing off from wold famous 18 hole Hamilton Island Golf Club, designed by British Open winner Peter Thompson. Please contact us for a tailor made quote to suit your passions! ( Private whole boat charters only)
Water Sports and Water Toys
We suggest that guests should consider this yacht as your own private floating luxury hotel, located in the middle of the world's largest marine park. It is fully equipped with "play toys" such as floating inflatable chairs, fishing gear, two kayaks, and snorkeling equipment. The GLASS BOTTOMED DIVE TENDER makes Sydney Sundancer the first live aboard sailing vessel in the area to boast such a great facility.
Each night, we anchor our yacht in a different bay, so calm that long stemmed wine glasses are safe! We like to advise that our guests can go snorkelling over magnificent coral gardens accompanied by thousands of friendly fish before breakfast to start the day with joy!
All prices in $AUS and include GST
This boat has a licenced bar
You can bring your own music
A microphone & PA system available
Get into/out of water to swim from this boat
Custom Designed and Built
• Length: 18 metres
Whitsundays liveaboard luxury sailing charters, private sailing day charters
Sydney Sundancer normally conducts 6 day, scheduled cruises from Hamilton Island departing each Saturday afternoon, where you do not see civilization for a whole week until return on Friday morning.
- In the morning after watching the sun rise out of the ocean, we enjoy an early snorkel with Manta Rays prior to breakfast. Our guests are over awed by the size and gentle beauty of these magnificent creatures.
-After breakfast we enjoy a one way drift snorkel over the entire length of the shallow reef and pretty coral gardens inside the Stepping Stones into Gary’s lagoon then explore the whole length of the drop off which is known as Manta Ray Drop Off. Lynne calls it the “magic carpet ride” as she guides guests over what is arguably the most amazing corals and fish life anywhere, From shallow depths to deep lagoons and drop offs on the edge of the reef, this experience gives our guests a full appreciation of what the Great Barrier Reef is all about. Turtles are often seen and great variety of fish life.
- Lynne is your guide and is always in the water with guests guiding them to the very best corals. John is always nearby in the tender to accommodate snorkelers who don’t want to be in the water for so long, (and to give confidence to guests who are new to snorkelling!) but rarely that is the case, as there are so many amazing things to see and time flies by!! He is always happy to give our snorkellers “a tow” behind the tender – a very popular activity ! We very often hear humpback whales singing whilst snorkelling, ever more enhancing the incredible experience!!
- After a superb lunch on the aft deck we reluctantly leave this incredible place and sail back to the islands. There is a 15 knot wind blowing, so we all enjoy the sail back to the islands and head for Tongue Bay on the eastern side of Whitsunday Island. When we troll for fish there can be great excitement when a large Spanish mackerel is caught. Wonderfully delicious freshly caught fish – Nothing quite like it!!
NB. Please note that every days’ activity is governed by the prevailing weather, the activities and locations above are examples only. The order of experience can vary from week to week but over the 6 days / 6 nights we have generally found that we can visit the locations described.
Your hosts, Lynne and John Boyce are extremely experienced in the Whitsundays waterways, and they will create a custom tour for you to suit your interests and to work in with the safest anchorages fitting in with tides, waves and prevailing wind conditions. Your safety and comfort is of paramount importance! Please be aware, that whilst most 6 day charters include the areas mentioned above, the charter is weather dependant and the direction of the wind play a large part in the decision of each days activities and destination. Rest assured however, that most of these highlights will be visited, but it is impossible to know until the time, which order, or indeed if we can visit certain areas (particularly the Outer Reef) due to the strength and direction of the wind at that time. Guests particular requests will always be taken into consideration, but the Captains decision is final, based on guests safety and comfort, which is always paramount.
Snorkelling Notes for Inexperienced Swimmers
There is a magical world under the water to show you in the Whitsundays. You will be taken to the places where coral abounds. Inexperienced snorkellers are offered tuition and a life jacket if required. If you do not wish to swim, you will have the opportunity to stay in the glass bottom tender with the captain so that you can see the magnificent sights under the water clearly.
Frequently Asked Questions
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A word from your hosts Lynne and John Boyce
Please call the friendly Sydney Harbour Escapes team with your enquiries
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