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We have been tailoring School Camps and Excursions since 2000


For a School Camp, Excursion or Study program with a difference, private charter a yacht or two and enjoy an outdoors educational voyage of discovery around the Whitsundays. Whether the outcome is for personal development, or part of a specific course or curriculum, we will tailor the charter to meet the required educational outcomes. 


We have years of experience taking school and educational groups on Sailing Tours around the Whitsunday Islands.  Our experiences are unique and tailored to meet the needs of the group and the learning outcomes, whether the focus is marine biology, learning to sail, learning to snorkel or dive, personal development, bushwalking on the islands, or team building activities, such as racing Maxi Yachts. 



Siska School Camp


School Camps range in duration from day tours up to 7 nights, depending on the group and the itinerary to be covered.  Our yachts offer a moving class room and while many of the tours will stay around the main islands of the Whitsundays, longer itineraries can also take in the Outer Barrier Reefs, or travel south to Mackay and the southern most section of the Whitsunday Islands.  


Whether the group is small or large, up to 150 students, because we have access to 17 yachts from small to large, we can make up a floatilla of yachts for the group.  We can manage all facets of the planning including local transfers, flight connections, itineraries, menus (including special diets) and the more challenging tasks such as student risk assessments and marine park permits. All our vessels have Safety Management Systems.

School Excursion Group


We can also supply crew with Blue Card authorisation and are happy to help with the planning process from inception through to post excursion briefings

Marine Study

Research Work or Marine Studies

Sail Training Program

Learn to Sail Programs

Bush Walking Whitsundays

Bushwalking and exploring the islands

The Whitsunday Islands 


The Whitsundays consist of 74 Islands located in the centre of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.  The islands are pristine with 66 of the islands in their natural state.  Since 1985 we have been providing Whitsunday Sailing Tours. Our experienced crew know the best places to visit and when to visit based on the tides and weather forecasts. There are many calm bays nestled around the islands, so overnight anchorages are pleasant for sleeping and offer spectacular scenery

School Excursions Map Solway School Camps


During a typical 2 or 3 day tour, along with sailing, there is time to: 


- Snorkel coral reefs teeming with marine life 

- Visit Whitehaven Beach and other coral beaches 

- Go for guided island bush walks 

- Relax and take in the breathtaking scenery

- Enjoy ECO talks about the islands from the crew



Snorkelling Excursions

Snorkelling excursions are included

Dorm Accommodation

Yachts offer clean dorm accommodation

Food School Camps

Freshly prepared meals are included