#Sip&Sail Private - Magnetic Island

From AUD $95.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Nelly Bay, QLD

Set sail aboard a beautiful 58 foot sailing yacht for a memorable sunset cruise in the magical waters surrounding Magnetic Island.  Enjoy a selection of Australian organic wine or premium beer accompanied by a selection of delicious cheeses while you watch the sun setting over Magnetic Island.

Note: This is the Private Charter option, if you want to book for individuals, couples or small groups please select Sip&Sail Sunset Cruise - Magnetic Island.


  • On board a luxury 58 foot sailing yacht
  • Enjoy a leisurely sail in the waters of Cleveland Bay while watching the sun setting over Magnetic Island
  • Tamburlaine Organic Wines and Premium beers with a selection of delicious cheeses (all inclusive)
  • Bring out the sailor in you and have a go at the helm 
  • Personal and intimate experience 

Our #Sip&Sail Private Sunset Cruise is perfect for you if you would like to enjoy a beautiful 58 foot sailing yacht all to yourselves, whether a large group or for an intimate evening with your family or loved one.  Pilgrim can take up to 24 guests and we have no restrictions on the minimum number of guests, just a minimum charge for hiring the boat for the Sip&Sail.

The #Sip&Sail Private is a 90 minute sailing cruise in Cleveland Bay, where you will enjoy Tamburlaine Organic wines or Great Barrier Beer along with a cheese platter as you watch the sunset over Magnetic Island.

The cruise starts at 4.15pm, when you will be met on the corner of the Peppers Boardwalk restaurant and the Fantasea car ferry ramp at the Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal and shown to the beautiful 58 foot sailing yacht, which is only a stones throw away from the meeting spot.

Once on board you'll have a choice of places to sit - on the foredeck, on the beanbags in the middle or in one of the two cockpits at the back of the boat.  There's plenty of space for everyone to spread out and be comfortable.

On departing Magnetic Island Marina at 4.30pm you'll receive a quick introduction and safety brief before pulling up sails in Cleveland Bay.  Guests are always invited to get involved if you wish, or feel free to watch the crew, Paul & Clare, hoist the sails before turning off the engine to enjoy the peace.

Once under sail, you will be offered a selection of Tamburlaine Organic Wines, which include Sauvignon Blanc, Vintage Blanc de Blanc, Chardonnay and a Petit Fleur (Rose). For non-wine drinkers, there is a locally brewed beer and soft drinks.  There is also a delicious cheese platter to enjoy with your wine - be sure to try the homemade pumpkin chutney!!!

The route of the 90 minute cruise in Cleveland Bay will depend on the wind (strength and direction) and the skipper, Paul will ensure that it is the most comfortable ride for the prevailing conditions.  Paul will also line the boat up for the perfect view of the sun setting over Magnetic Island - make sure your cameras are ready!

Once the sun has dropped below the island, we will drop the sails and motor back into Nelly Bay Harbour in time for your dinner plans.  If you're looking for a special dinner after the cruise then look no further than Peppers Boardwalk Restaurant.  We almost drop you off in the restaurant itself!


We have teamed up with Peppers Blue on Blue to offer our guests a Sip, Sail & Dine package which includes a special two course menu to enjoy after the Sunset Cruise.  For only an additional $65 per person you'll enjoy a Main, a Side dish (to share) and a Dessert, along with a complimentary glass of house wine or beer.  2018 Menu will be coming soon.

To book the Sip, Sail & Dine Package, select your chosen date & number of guests (as you would to book the #Sip&Sail), click "Book Now" & select the Dine package as an extra. 

We will make your reservation at Peppers Blue on Blue Restaurant for you at 6.15pm after the sunset cruise.

Please note:  Certain dates the Boardwalk Restaurant is closed for a function.  On those dates the menu is still available however the dinner will be in one of the function rooms.  We will contact you to confirm your booking in these occasions.

BYO Option:

Note: If you prefer to bring your own drinks, nibbles and ice enter the code BYOSIPSAIL15 to receive a 15% discount. 


For your convenience you can book return ferry tickets from Townsville at time of booking.  Select the Ferry ticket extra when booking.


We depart Magnetic Island Marina, Nelly Bay at 4.30pm and return around 6pm.


Sunset cruises are available every day from early April until early October (except from 27th August to 7th September when we will be racing at Magnetic Island Race Week).

We welcome smaller groups, however we have a minimum charge of $950.



  • Meet at the corner of Peppers Boardwalk Restaurant and the Fantasea Car Ferry Ramp at the Nelly Bay Terminal at 4.15pm
  • The crew will show you to Pilgrim for boarding
  • Depart marina at 4.30pm
  • Pull out sails and enjoy the peace (wind permitting)
  • Enjoy a glass of two of Tamburlaine Organic Wines, beer or soft drinks and delicious cheeses
  • Enjoy watching the sun setting over Magnetic Island
  • Return to Magnetic Island Marina at approximately 6.00pm



Please meet by the car ferry ramp (next to the Peppers Blue on Blue deck) at Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal at 4.15pm.  One of the crew will meet you there and show you to the boat.  Look out for someone in a white "Pilgrim Sailing" shirt! Please arrive promptly so we depart the dock on time. Unfortunately, if you are late the boat will have left without you. We will depart at 4.30pm SHARP.



After the cruise Pilgrim will return to Magnetic Island Marina around 6.00pm after the sun has set behind the island.



  • Flat white soled shoes or you can go bare foot.
  • Comfortable clothes

If you are wearing unsuitable shoes you will be asked to remove them.




  • Tamburlaine Organic Wines*, Premium Beer or soft drinks
  • Selection of cheeses with crackers
  • Great Barrier Reef levy