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“Fantastic boat, fantastic crew! ”

Solway Lass Day Charters
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

The highlight of our Australia trip so far! Everything about the trip was so enjoyable thanks to the hard work of the crew. We met some fantastic people on board. Rope swing after snorkelling is a must! Cracking sunset at Whitehaven beach.

Highly recommend.

Callum and Leanne

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience, right from pick up to return everyone was so friendly.

The ship speaks for itself- over a hundred years old and as charming as ever. The crew become your friends, believe me! They will do everything to make your stay comfortable and exciting whilst keeping it safe and eco-friendly. We saw whales in abundance, even the captain understood how to get close whilst respecting them: he cut off the engine at a spot he knew the whale had to pass by but little did we know she had a calf with her and she brought right alongside and showed him off - an incredible experience that none of us will forget.

We saw turtles swimming around our boat, not just their head! We spotted a cuttlefish who came one evening in the ships light. The timing to see the beautiful coral and lookouts was such that nobody else was there!

The food was amazing and in such abundance, fancy cooking a chocolate cake on board, a full roast and delicious full breakfast on the last day!

The accommodation was as expected in an old ship, the showers were hot and refreshing!

Well done crew of the Solvay Lass - Ben, Captain, Be as Bosun, Joel, 1st mate (not sure about the jokes though), Stewie- your Mojitos are now legendary although running out of mint might have been because they were sooooo good! Niche, your cooking was a highlight - what a crew!

Certainly a highlight of our East Coast trip, and we made some many new friends, perhaps learnt a little Dutch too!

A great trip - hop on board!

Thank christine r
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

A ship more than a century old, offering, thanks to its crew and its equipment an optimal quality of well being and comfort, perfectly adapted to what one can seek when one is not a sailor but that one likes the sea and all this That it can offer.
During this 3 days tour, the crew is particularly dynamic and very attentive. The cabin we had was of sufficient size for two people and, the food prepared on board of very good quality. Luck has allowed us to sail all sails out, which was a wonderful experience.

Thank jacquesm129
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I are on a road trip from Cairns to Sydney. We decided to explore the Withsunday Islands and after some research we found this marvellous old boat from 1902 offering exactly what we were looking for: some good chilling time with style. Our crew was Captain Gary, Steve, Stewie, Charlotte, Joel and Abby. They have been absolutely amazing in providing the best service with professionalism and competence. We couldn't have been in better hands. We have been really lucky also with the weather that was just gorgeous for all the 3 days. Whitehaven beach was as good as you can imagine, we even swam with some stingrays and the beach and the water are definitely back to their best colors after the cyclone messed up everything. Because of that we couldn't do more than a session of snorkeling but the guys of the crew have been amazing in organizing other activities like walking up the highest peak on whitsunday island to enjoy a breathtaking 360' view on the archipelago. We did also enjoy a couple of long periods of sailing which were absolutely amazing. The food was awesome (thanks Stewie&Charlotte) and the drinks too (thanks Abby). We had a double bed in a little cabin which was more than enough to rest after the day but we stayed outside for the 90% of the time anyway.
After all it has been an awesome experience which I can suggest to anyone.
If you wish to explore some of the best islands in the world and you are not looking for a party catamaran, then Solway Lass it is for you.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Such a great Boat! Got the pick of the bunch with awesome staff, who were willing to offer a conversation with yo in the quiet sailing times.
The food was good and abundant, we had a nice mix of sailing and motoring so nice to have the both.
The cabins were clean , and we had the end one so it as quite roomy. The amenities were clean also.
Where we went to was unforgettable and my only annoyance was the lovely unpredictable Queensland weather, it rained pretty much for 2 days straight! At least we had cover on the boat.

Thank Bograt17
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