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Alexander Stewart Eco-Tall Ship

Traditional Tall Ship Sailing Experience

Why we Love Alexander Stewart Eco-Tall Ship

Experience the romance of sail. This magnificent handcrafted timber masterpiece, with all the modern comforts including air-conditioning and nine private cabins is ideal for couples and friends.

Relax on deck or get involved and learn the skills of traditional sailing on this multi award winning Adventure and Eco Tourism experience.

Discover the islands of the Great Barrier Reef including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet with informative and fun crew.

Your cruise will include the following highlights;

  • Great hands on traditional sailing experience
  • Comfort of this classic vessel
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Look out
  • Enjoy Stand up paddle boards
  • Snorkel Fringing Coral Reefs
  • Small Numbers – only 18 passengers


Departs from Abel Point Marina;

  • Sunday – Tuesday – Friday
  • Departure Time: 8:30am
  • Returns: 3:00 – 4:00pm

Check-in: Passengers are encouraged to check in the day prior to travel between 7am-5pm at our Airlie Beach office.

What is included:
  • Best Destinations including Whitehaven Beach
  • Use of Stand up Paddle Boards
  • Snorkelling Equipment & Wetsuits
  • Freshly prepared meals on-board
  • Pre-dinner snacks
  • Tea, coffee & tap water
  • Fresh Linen for each guest
  • Shared Accommodation available
    Private Cabin available
  • Marine Park Fees
  • National Park Fees

Sleeping and Cabins:
  • Only 18 passengers intimate eco adventure
  • 7 private double cabins
  • 2 twin share cabins (or 4 share single)
  • Comfortable saloon area
  • Spacious deck area & shade awnings

Experience the romance of sail onboard a beautifully restored traditional sailing vessel. See the best of the Whitsundays onboard Alexander Stewart

What you need:
  • Footwear for short hikes
  • Appropriate clothing (in winter pack a hoody/jacket for evenings)
  • Swim wear and beach towel
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Please consider a Re-useable/Sustainable Water Bottle
  • Please use Reef/Coral Safe Sunscreen
  • Camera/Phone
  • Alcoholic Drinks BYO (No alcohol is sold on-board)
Please Note:
Every guest is issued with an eco-bag upon check-in at the Whitsunday Sailing Adventures office when checking in. This is to pack your belongings and these bags are permitted on board only.
Alexander Stewart Eco-Tall Ship Itinerary:
Airlie Beach → Airlie Beach | Departs Sunday – Tuesday – Friday


Depart the Coral Sea Marina South Village after meeting your awesome crew and fellow sailors. As we set off there is a chance to get involved, help sail a tall ship or sit back and relax as we sail to our first destination
After a delicious morning tea, we bush walk to the famous Hill Inlet Lookout, on Whitsunday Island.

Take in the views and snap those world famous selfies then head down onto Whitehaven Beach itself. Experience its white silica sands and azure blue waters of Hill Inlet and the chance to wade in shallow pools observing beautiful sting rays and juvenile lemon sharks.

After an unforgettable morning return to your tall-ship for a hearty lunch before setting sail for the afternoon to your secluded evening anchorage.

Enjoy sunset snacks, socialise or find your own quiet space to wind down before we dine alfresco together under the sky of a billion stars.

Chill out, relax and stargaze the night away before retiring to your private or twin cabins.


Wake up at our first reef location for snorkelling on the fringing corals of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. We will have a tropical breakfast, then explore soft and hard corals and spot the myriad of fish and turtles that call our reefs home.

Return to the ship for morning tea & snacks as we head to our second snorkel destination and explore a new snorkel site specially chosen for its vast array of fish and corals.

Enjoy a yummy smorgasbord of lunch and the perfect tropical fruit platter under the Whitsunday sun.

Time for more sailing. We pull up the sails for our journey through the islands and back to Coral Sea Marina with memories to last a life time and new friends.

There are no set itineraries as the trips vary according to the weather, allowing for a customised and personalised experience.


Accommodation and Meals
  • Available Cabin and Sleeping Arrangements
    – Shared single ⇢ single bed in a dorm situation
    – Private twin ⇢ two single beds in a private cabin
    – Private double ⇢ double bed in a private cabin

  • Meals & Allergies:
    – Most additional Dietary Requirements can be catered
    – Please ask us any questions about dietary requirements.

Luggage and Packing
  • Every guest is issued with an eco-bag to pack their belongings. These bags are permitted on board only.
  • Luggage Storage is offered at WSA’s check-in office at a one off minimal charge.
  • BYO alcoholic drinks allowed on this vessel

Important Information
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)
  • Each passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English.
    A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience.
    If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. 
    In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency.
    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 14 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee

We recommend you purchase travel insurance which would cover for such things as Road Closures, flight,  bus or tour cancellations
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Eco-Certification Awards

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

✓ Eco Certified Advanced Ecotourism

Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.

✓ Climate Action Business

Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction actions but are not necessarily measuring their carbon footprint.

Where Booking Tours means Saving Rainforest

Tree Hugger Travel invest in rebuilding biodiversity hotspots around the world by funding land acquisition through the highly respected World Land Trust and their projects.

Saving Rainforest with David Attenborough, World Land Trust's No.1 Supporter and Patron

How Do We Do That ?

We fund it with Your travel bookings and our eco-rewards programme.

  • Every dollar earns an eco-reward
  • For example: Spend $100 ⇢ Earn 100 eco-rewards
  • Reaching 750 eco-rewards will enable us to fund the permanent protection of 1/4 Acre of Real Rainforest in Real Places.
  • Continue earning and every 750 eco-rewards Tree Hugger Travel will continue protecting.

☆ Recognising Your Contribution ☆

You made this happen and in recognition, You will receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post.

This includes a personalised certificate, information about the project you supported and a letter from World Land Trust thanking you for Your support.

More information? Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page.


Ecotourism Australia-Advanced Ecotourism Certification. This is the highest level of eco certification available.
Ecotourism Australia-Climate Action Business Certification.

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Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

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