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Townsville Sunset Sail Cruise Boat Tour Charter Hire Sailing Hire
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Townsville Sunset Sail Cruise Boat Tour Charter Hire Sailing Hire

By Casual Fare Sailing Charters Townsville
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 18-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
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  • Bottled water
  • skipper and deckhand
  • 2 standard alcoholic drinks per person sparkling wine or beer
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Townsville Yacht Club & Marina, 1 Plume St, South Townsville QLD 4810, Australia
    meeting at townsville yacht club marina entrance near the bar, meet at the metal gate
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34660P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age 2 years old
    • Please wear sunscreen, a long sleeve shirt and a hat. White soled shoes must be worn, or please remove your shoes
    • Not recommended for pregnant women or participants who have back problems
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34660P1

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    Itinerary
    • 1 Plume St, South Townsville QLD 4810, Australia
      meeting at townsville yacht club marina entrance near the bar, meet at the metal gate
    • Pass by
      The Strand
      Magnetic Island
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Casual Fare Sailing Charters Townsville
      22
      Australia
      Joined in April 2016
    • claricem687
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect Boat Trip.
      A very beautiful experience. The service was great and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you so much it was amazing!!
      Written 14 July 2024
    • Kylie B
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Have a Backup Plan for Your Romantic Evening in Case of Last Minute Cancellation!
      Sunset Sailing Tour Boat Cruise was booked through third party 07/01 (for 13/01 sailing) & payment taken 10/01. Was advised via email on day of sailing @ 4.46am that our booking had been cancelled due to a ‘disease outbreak in our destination’ & we could expect a refund within 14days, no offer to reschedule. The business state they are open 7days however, no answer when we called & no return phone call. I note the business owner doesn’t take criticism very well & appears to have a multitude of excuses when confronted with negative reviews. Instead of attacking paying customers, how about attempting to find solutions?
      Written 13 January 2024
    • Sightseer12517735641
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Friendly & relaxing.
      Great trip - very welcoming, informative & friendly. All 4 in our party had a very enjoyable trip - relaxing & awesome trip. Highly recommend.
      Written 30 July 2023
    • charlieo17
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sailing tour cancelled - so disappointing
      Book this sailing trip only if you want to get deeply disappointed about the operator cancelled your trip. Not too much to do in Townsville, we booked this short sailing tour then got the message from James, there is not enough passenger for lunch cruise, we are put onto list for the sunset cruise. On the day of sailing trip got another message, saying the son of him became sick, tour cancelled. So disappointing and highly unprofessional. An operator shall arrange replacement personal for any occasion. I read reviews from earlier, tour was cancelled many times. Well, really disappointing...
      Written 18 January 2022
    • Tlmc03
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Booking cancelled
      Booking was cancelled due to not enough numbers booked and conditions. Has a week to rebook but received no follow up, eventually replied saying it was too windy. Plenty of other businesses sailed, next time will go elsewhere and avoid the stuff around and not miss out altogether. Did receive my refund.
      Written 11 January 2020
    • Thomas K
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Vacation Trip Sunset Sail
      Booking was cancelled the day before with no obvious reason. Good luck with your booking. I hope to get back the extra charge 1.75 percent on the cc booking.
      Written 4 September 2019
    • Stephen B
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cancelled
      My wife booked a morning sail for me for our wedding anniversary only to have it cancelled on us with out a reason or apology. Would not recommend this lot to anyone. Good luck with any bookings made.
      Written 4 November 2018
    • AlejandroF1123
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice sailing sunset
      It was a nice and quiet sailing to see the sunset, because it was just three of us didn't feel like crowded in fact it was like a private trip, the sailboat show on time and all went smoothly trough the sailing, a very beautiful sunset and a very enjoyable experience thank you so much.
      Written 26 October 2018
    • Pat L
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Anniversary ruined - boat didn’t show up!
      Booked Sunset Cruise for 2 online via website and paid in full. Received 2 confirmation emails - one at time of booking and ‘friendly reminder’ day before the trip. Arrived at the designated meeting place 15 mins early with our anniversary champagne and picnic but the boat didn’t come! Tried ringing their contact number twice but just got a ‘can’t take your call’ message. No SMS, email or phone message advising of a cancellation, although all my contact details were provided when I booked. Texted them next day and only excuse was “booking system didn’t show up in my emails, so I didn’t know I had a booking”. Refund promised but still not received 3 days later despite more texts. Excuse then was “I haven’t had time”. Finally received refund when I said I’d have to take further action. APPALLING!!
      Written 17 August 2018
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    Ash
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    I booked this trip as a surprise birthday gift, however not only was it cancelled the day of but it got cancelled only a few hours before departure. The option to refund or rebook was present but I do think that the very very last minute handling of things should be improved considering that the weather really was not very bad at all, and if it was expected I think a warning should be issued. Additionally the boat was handled by the owner and his son. The instructions given was to meet at the marine and we ended up wandering into a restaurant/bar where they staff expressed some discontent in regards to this being a reoccurring issue. If you want an experience that is "homey" and very much like going out with your buddy's sailboat that has not been improved much since they got it, meaning it is more yellow than white.. and the drinks are served from beige plastic cups.. then this is the trip for you. James greeted us well but I will not describe this by any means as the trip I was expecting concerning crew, boat nor overall experience.... especially considering we did not really move anywhere at all more then exiting the marina and drifting about... I am sure many people will have a lovely experience however I did not find this to be like I expected in the least and therefore unfortunately not worth the price.
    Written 13 March 2023
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    Thank you for leaving a review. We are currently in wet season in townsville. A strong wind warning was issued, and if you didn't know the weather can change suddenly and damage things like sails and other things including passengers and boats. I do everything I can for the safety of my passengers and crew. I contacted you at 11am which was 6 hours and 30 minutes before departure so not (very very last minute) as you state. As for the color of the boat The top side of the boat the deck and seating area is actually painted a beige colour, and the hull of the boat is white. I guess you didn't realise that. As for crew on the boat my son is trained and legally allowed on the boat as a paid crew member. We are a family business after all. That day the wind was 15 knots so we were sailing not drifting the engine was turned off, I don't know how far you was expecting to go in a sailboat that does 6 knots speed maximum in such a short time. My boat is my home, so homely feel is great thats what i want my customers to feel like a part of the family. I have lived on my boat for 8 years, so it is a home. Everyone's welcome on board. The instructions to meet at the side metal gate closest to the bar which were sent you when booking. Wishing you all the best. Kindest regards James
    Written 11 March 2024
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    Peter
    London, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2019 • Family
    Went for a sunset sail with my family and we all loved it, thank you so much, magnetic island is a beautiful place to visit
    Written 11 April 2019
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    Judith J
    Darwin, Australia20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2024 • Family
    My daughter and I enjoyed a sunset cruise in Townsville and met some lovely people. Enjoyed some wine and views of Townsville and Magnetic island. Worth doing.
    Written 10 July 2024
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    Margaret S
    Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Friends
    I can thoroughly recommend the sunset cruise. James and James were good hosts, very attentive and accommodating. It is a memorable experience so relaxing as you drift and watch the sunset.
    Written 1 June 2024
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    Danny C
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Couples
    We had a wonderful time. The cruise was lovely and so were the people. Highly recommended to anyone who likes sunsets, boats, the ocean and good company. A big shout out to our hosts aswell.
    Written 26 May 2024
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    royston b
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    Amazing service by Jimmy on the charter, we enjoyed the trip and the amazing views, definitely recommend this for Townsville
    Written 24 October 2023
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    Sky S
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2023 • Couples
    Casual Fare was a small yacht with 4 guests, Cptn James was extremely patient with me and professional when a wind blew across quite suddenly. I love a bit of choppy water but James jumped about getting sails sorted and 1st mate Pete took the wheel. I felt quite safe, it wasn't the best weather with stronger winds but as it calmed and we had a glass or two of bubbles, Cptn James and 1st mate Pete gave us a sensational sunset cruise. I absolutely loved it, It is a *must do* sail with Casual Fare while in Townsville. Remember Casual Fare at Townsville Yacht Club
    Thankyou so very much James.
    Written 11 June 2023
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    Nikki L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2022 • Family
    James took us on a lovely relaxing cruise off the stunning coastlines of Townsville and Magnetic Island and we took along our own platter box and drinks to enjoy as well.
    Written 19 July 2022
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    Tony S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021 • Friends
    Good hospitality. Local knowledge. A great short trip. I was worried about my sea legs but it was perfect.
    Written 28 April 2021
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    royston b
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had an amazing evening... Jim our host was amazing and took us on a smooth sailing, we enjoyed a drink and the sunset...very clean boat and would highly recommend. Thank you Jimmy
    Written 23 January 2020
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