Charter the 62ft "Providence V" Sailing Schooner in Magnetic Island

62 ft
24 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy cruising in Magnetic Island, Queensland by boat! Charter the 62ft "Providence V" Sailing Schooner for up to 24 people. Rates as low as $110 per person.


• Lunch Sail: $110 AUD per person
• Sunset Sail: $65 AUD per person
• Private Charter: Contact us for rates.

What You Can Expect:

Welcome Aboard the 62ft "Providence V" Sailing Schooner!

Day Sail

Catch the breeze across Whitsunday Passage through Hook Passage to Whitsunday Island. Morning tea on board. Anchor in Tongue Bay and take in world famous Whitehaven Beach from the Hill Inlet lookout before walking down to the white sand. Spend time on the beach before we head to Dumbbell Island.

Lunch on board. Snorkel in the beautiful reef around the island before heading home again feasting on a fruit and cheese platter. Hoist a sail or chill on deck.

Lunch Sails 9.30-1.30 pm

• Leave the harbour, hoist the sails and head for one of Magnetic Island’s beautiful unspoilt bays.
• Stop for a snorkel (all gear provided) and morning tea.
• Spot the turtles and the dugongs – and whales in season.
• Lunch on board and head back to Nelly Bay.

Sunset Sail

Our classic sunset sail takes you out across Pioneer Bay where we catch the breeze to set sail. You are welcomed on board with a complimentary glass of bubbles.

Slip into the sunset in style as we head out across the bay. Nibbles include bread/cheeses/dips and seasonal fruit. What a great way to enjoy the evening.

Indulge in our four-course dinner packages at either nearby Coral Sea Resort or Barcelona Cafe for that special occasion.

Sunset Sail 4.30-6.30 pm

• Slip into the sunset with complimentary bubbles and nibbles.
• See one of the most stunning sunsets in North Queensland. Return in the moonlight back to Nelly Bay.

Private Charters (Our Specialties)

Whether you are a romantic, looking for adventure, finding something to do with your family or looking to tie the knot, we have the package for you!

Hens n Bucks

Full day charters with snorkeling and sailing. Half day charters to a secluded beach or a two-hour sunset private charter. The choice is yours.

Looking for a wedding like no other? Perhaps tie the knot on the beach or onboard?
Package us with your own private helicopter to Whitehaven or Langford Reef.


For those with adventuring in their hearts, choose one of our exciting packages ranging from skydiving to jetskis for a holiday to remember.

Family Sails

Sail with us and add one of our family-friendly packages like spotting a platypus; a crocodile safari or 4WD through a mud bath.

Romantic Sails

Spoil a loved one with one of our classic sunset sails with either a dinner package for two at your choice of two restaurants or package our day snorkelling and sailing cruises with accommodation and dinner for two or a jetski for two. We understand romance….

What to Expect Onboard:

Providence V is a classic 62-ft gaff-rigged schooner which offers day and sunset sails in the Whitsundays. 

Providence V was built in North Queensland out of some of the last of the Tully rainforest timber by a wooden boat builder who still lives in North Queensland. He went all the way to America to get the plans and after several months of driving from Florida up to Maine, found the Gloucester schooner in the Mystic River. He was given permission by the museum to build one such schooner. So she is entirely unique. Providence was built in Mourilyn in the builder’s boatbuilding yard with his two sons. She was named Providence V as that was the fifth boat the boatbuilder saw on that trip named Providence.

She has starred in a Hollywood movie, Survive the Savage Seas in 1992 having being found by a scout while sailing from Cairns to the Gold Coast. More information on her history is in an article Lindsay wrote about her including an interview with the boatbuilder who would prefer to remain unnamed. Suffice to say he is entirely knowledgeable about her history and that Scheel keel.


  • Type: Schooner
  • Capacity: 24 People
  • Year: 1988
  • Rental Minimum: 2 days
  • Length: 62 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Rental Requirements


Sunset Sail 4.30-6.30 pm
• Slip into the sunset with complimentary bubbles and nibbles.
• See one of the most stunning sunsets in North Queensland. Return in the moonlight back to Nelly Bay.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear

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