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Prosail

Private Charters:
Please find the perfect location for your wedding. Celebrate on a secluded beach with a small group of friends and family to witness you sail off into the sunset. Take your family, sporting or social group on the holiday of a lifetime. Leave the housework behind and enjoy your own private, fully catered sailing cruise. Visit secluded coral coves and delightful beaches; locations no cruise ship will ever see!

The Operator's professional crew are dedicated to fulfilling your personal or group needs.

Some say it is the power combined with the silence and tranquility that makes sailing both relaxing and exhilarating. The Operator, Australia’s number one sail charter company, offers you the opportunity to explore destinations that will delight your senses, whilst enjoying the spoils of a home afloat.

The experienced and professional crew are dedicated to ensuring this unique holiday experience lingers within the memory for many years to come!

The Whitsunday’s
Whether it is romance or adventure, relaxation or activities you are seeking, the Whitsunday’s has it all. Snorkelling, diving, island hopping, wining and dining, cruising, fishing, kayaking, bush walking, parasailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, scenic flights and whale watching are just a few of the activities on offer.

The Whitsunday Islands are located on the Queensland coast in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, 74 tropical islands rise from pristine turquoise waters accompanied by a vibrant coastline. 70% of the region is world heritage listed boasting an unspoilt environment protected by national and marine park authorities. Add one of the worlds top ten beaches to the long list of attributes and you have a magical region.

The Corals
The exotic underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is home to more than 1500 species of fish, 400 species of coral and countless other marine life, this is nature as it’s best!

Diving and snorkelling is a truly spiritual experience. Suit up and experience life from the inside of the fish bowl, visit a very special world.

If your dream is to charter a luxury yacht then the Operator has the sailing vacation for you. Bliss is a custom built magnificent vessel, that gives you the opportunity to explore the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in style. Bliss sets a new standard for anyone looking to charter a luxury yacht in Australia.

Not only providing a multi-million dollar investment in the regions future, Bliss affords you the opportunity to experience the ultimate in sailing vacations.

Professionally Crewed & Catered Sailing Holidays Include:
Skipper & Crew/Host, on-board accommodation, gourmet meals, fresh linen, snorkelling equipment and ecology talks. The Operator prides itself on giving guests a flexible, quality, value for money cruise around the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Diving Activities
It is possible to co-ordinate a rendezvous with the dive team allowing all the opportunity to experience an introductory dive; Certified divers are also welcome to use this service. The dive team will provide all equipment as well as a dive guide to ensure you witness the best a dive site has to offer. 

No Fixed Itineraries
The Operator prides itself on the fact that itineraries are not fixed for the sailing holidays. The desires of guests are considered in relation to prevailing weather conditions to ensure that everyone aboard enjoys the Ultimate Sailing Adventure.

If it is relaxation you are after, then simply sit back and sip on a cool drink as the award winning crew take you to some of the most spectacular sites the Whitsundays has to offer. For those who would like to get involved, the Operator can give you the opportunity to learn some of the basics of sailing as you take the helm and head off into the sunset.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Levy
Please note, there is a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Levy of AU$33.00 per person. The figure includes administration charges, local government jetty fees and is subject to change as per Government legislation.

What to Bring
You need only to bring a small soft bag for your sailing holiday and to pack:
Your favourite music
T-shirts, shorts, swimwear & a hat
Sunscreen
Deck shoes (white soles only) or walking shoes
A warm pullover for the evenings & warm clothing (seasonal)

Payment Terms.
Payment - Non refundable deposit of 20% is required to confirm booking.
Balance payable 33 days prior to departure.
Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure result in forfeiture of full payment. Unless a similar charter can be secured over that time period.

Conditions
The Operator reserves the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time for any reason. Clients should note that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst the Operator makes every effort to safeguard clients the Operator cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of clients, which are beyond control. All cruises are subject to weather. The Operator recommends that you take out travel insurance.

Why take bareboat charters when you can enjoy crewed sailing vacations?

It is the greatest sailing vacation on earth! There is no better way to enjoy the tropics than by island hopping from a private sailing yacht. You can travel to places that only boats can go. Imagine waking up on a private sailing yacht in a different secluded cove each day of your sailing vacations.

Decide whether your day's activity should include a swim, snorkel or scuba dive in aquarium like conditions, some other watersport such as kayaking or water-skiing, a beach stroll, a cross island hike or just relaxing on a sail to another beautiful whitsunday island. You're at ease because you have a crew who, in addition to being your personal tour guides, are looking after the boat, the food and the cleaning. You're on a floating resort where the scenery always changes, the food is prepared as you like it and you never run out of things to do.

When you arrive at your next whitsunday island spot in paradise you may choose again from a host of water sports, or maybe a delicious dinner on deck followed by a quiet night of stargazing or relaxing to music, or maybe you want to go ashore to watch the sunset from atop a hill, have dinner in a small local restaurant and do the limbo at a beachfront bar.

No sailing experience is necessary for these trips. Your skipper and crew will take care of all the responsibilities of the yacht.

Taking a vacation on a fully crewed yacht is very much like staying in an exclusive villa with first rate staff to look after you and make sure you have everything you want. The yacht crew will sail the yacht, cook, pour drinks and take extremely good care of you. The advantage is that your yacht moves when you want, to a new anchorage or new island. You decide where to go, when, what you want to eat and who to take with you.

The Yacht Captain will generally recommend the best itinerary and will know the cruising area very well, the prettiest harbours, quietest beaches and best snorkelling or scuba places. But the choice is yours as the itinerary is always flexible: if you discover a place you particularly love, then you can spend extra time there.

You decide on each day's activities if all you really want to do is relax in a shady cockpit or sunbathe, read a book, swim and snorkel or chat with friends, that's fine too. Or perhaps you want to go ashore and explore resorts, hill climb or shop in local markets, the Captain will make sure you set off in the right direction - he might even come with you. If you're real party people, you might want to go ashore and enjoy local Airlie Beach nightlife. Most charter clients choose to eat at least one dinner ashore during the course of the week to taste some of the local seafood.

On a fully crewed yacht it is not necessary for you to be an experienced sailor - in fact this could be your very first sailing trip. Charter Captains are generally very good teachers and if you want to learn more about sailing, or have a go at the wheel, the Captain will usually be delighted to show you.


Prosail Charter Terms for travel between 01-Jan-2008 and 31-Dec-2015

Important information about your voyage
Prior to departure you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the operators of this vessel. Here is a summary of the terms and conditions:

Definitions
The following definitions apply for the Terms and Conditions for this vessel.
- The Supplier or Operator means the operator who supplies this vessel to you on arrival.
- The Client is also referred to as the renter (s) or hirer (s)

Cancellation of tour, between:
*Booking date and 14 days of departure will result in loss of deposit.
*14 Days to 72 hours before departure, loss of 50% of Ticket Price.
*72 hours up to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees.
*Where full payment has been made, and we can re sell the space on the departure, we will refund payments made less 20%.
*The Operator cannot guarantee refund of the travel agent deposit component.

The area is subject to sub-tropical weather conditions and sudden inclement weather could arise at anytime, the Operator reserves the right to cancel the vessels without notice. The Operator recommends you take out travel insurance to cover any costs and disruptions caused by such events. The Operator takes no responsibility for policies offered by insurers that do not cover for such events. When taking out travel insurance you need to check their terms and conditions to ensure you have the correct cover.

POSTPONEMENT/TRANSFER of a trip will be allowed 72 hours prior to departure. Postponements between 24 & 72 hours will be considered based on the merit of the circumstances causing the postponement.

LIABILITY Guests should note that Sailing can be a dangerous activity and while our crew will make every effort to ensure guest safety, we cannot be accountable for actions of guests that are beyond our control. Guests will be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement during the check-in process. The Operator has the applicable Shipowners insurance to cover public liability for our guests and staff. A Copy of the certificate will be forwarded if required.

TRAVEL INSURANCE The Operator strongly recommends that guests have their own travel insurance to cover valuable items, eg. Cameras, and to protect themselves against unforseen late cancellations or medical conditions that may occur during carriage, and the associated extra costs of accessing medical care around the islands.

GUEST BEHAVIOUR The Operator has the right to refuse boarding of guests who arrive intoxicated or who are under the influence of illegal substances. While on Tour, Guests must abide by instructions from the Crew. Guests who refuse to follow instructions and jeopardise the safety and security of Crew, Guests, Themselves or the Vessel may be restrained and / or removed from the tour. All associated costs of removal will be borne by the guest.

ITINERARIES The Operator reserves the right to alter the tour or the intinerary of any of it's tours and organise alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. The Operator will always consider the comfort and safety of guests and staff and as a result, some of the Whitsunday Icons may not be visited if the wind or tidal conditions are not suitable.

ALL GUESTS MUST CHECK-IN BEFORE BOARDING

Check in is Located at:

Shop 1, 4 The Esplanade Airlie Beach 4802 and open from 7.30am to 8.15pm daily.

Delayed guests should please phone our office.

Check in by 8pm day before travel for : 2 day 1 night and 3 day 2 night tours.

Check in 2.5 hours before departure for 2 day 2 night tours, Solway Lass and Whitsunday Magic.

 


Prosail Charter Terms for travel between 01-Jan-2008 and 31-Dec-2015

Important information about your voyage
Prior to departure you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the operators of this vessel. Here is a summary of the terms and conditions:

Definitions
The following definitions apply for the Terms and Conditions for this vessel.
- The Supplier or Operator means the operator who supplies this vessel to you on arrival.
- The Client is also referred to as the renter (s) or hirer (s)

Cancellation of tour, between:
*Booking date and 14 days of departure will result in loss of deposit.
*14 Days to 72 hours before departure, loss of 50% of Ticket Price.
*72 hours up to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees.
*Where full payment has been made, and we can re sell the space on the departure, we will refund payments made less 20%.
*The Operator cannot guarantee refund of the travel agent deposit component.

The area is subject to sub-tropical weather conditions and sudden inclement weather could arise at anytime, the Operator reserves the right to cancel the vessels without notice. The Operator recommends you take out travel insurance to cover any costs and disruptions caused by such events. The Operator takes no responsibility for policies offered by insurers that do not cover for such events. When taking out travel insurance you need to check their terms and conditions to ensure you have the correct cover.

POSTPONEMENT/TRANSFER of a trip will be allowed 72 hours prior to departure. Postponements between 24 & 72 hours will be considered based on the merit of the circumstances causing the postponement.

LIABILITY Guests should note that Sailing can be a dangerous activity and while our crew will make every effort to ensure guest safety, we cannot be accountable for actions of guests that are beyond our control. Guests will be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement during the check-in process. The Operator has the applicable Shipowners insurance to cover public liability for our guests and staff. A Copy of the certificate will be forwarded if required.

TRAVEL INSURANCE The Operator strongly recommends that guests have their own travel insurance to cover valuable items, eg. Cameras, and to protect themselves against unforseen late cancellations or medical conditions that may occur during carriage, and the associated extra costs of accessing medical care around the islands.

GUEST BEHAVIOUR The Operator has the right to refuse boarding of guests who arrive intoxicated or who are under the influence of illegal substances. While on Tour, Guests must abide by instructions from the Crew. Guests who refuse to follow instructions and jeopardise the safety and security of Crew, Guests, Themselves or the Vessel may be restrained and / or removed from the tour. All associated costs of removal will be borne by the guest.

ITINERARIES The Operator reserves the right to alter the tour or the intinerary of any of it's tours and organise alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. The Operator will always consider the comfort and safety of guests and staff and as a result, some of the Whitsunday Icons may not be visited if the wind or tidal conditions are not suitable.

ALL GUESTS MUST CHECK-IN BEFORE BOARDING

Check in is Located at:

Shop 1, 4 The Esplanade Airlie Beach 4802 and open from 7.30am to 8.15pm daily.

Delayed guests should please phone our office.

Check in by 8pm day before travel for : 2 day 1 night and 3 day 2 night tours.

Check in 2.5 hours before departure for 2 day 2 night tours, Solway Lass and Whitsunday Magic.

 


Prosail Insurance

The Operator strongly recommends that all passengers have travel insurance. The Operator will not be held liable for any bodily injuries or damage to the property of yourself or others as a result of your own negligence. Should you need to be returned to the mainland as a result of the above the Operator advises that you will be responsible for any transfer/medical costs incurred.

 
 
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