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Pilgrim Sailing

Pilgrim Sailing

Pilgrim Sailing creates the PERFECT SAILING EXPERIENCE FOR YOU on an amazing yacht and offers top level service and hospitality in a relaxed, easy going and friendly manner.

Magnetic Island is a tropical paradise in the Great Barrier Reef, only eight miles off Townsville .  Sailing is the perfect way to see the island with 23 bays and beaches to explore. Available May to September.

We specialise in sailing tours which are perfect for couples or small groups and Private Charters which are great for families, groups of friends or can be tailored for a range of corporate events including team building. Our sailing tours (available for individual bookings) range from a gentle twilight cruise (#Sip&Sail) to exhilarating yacht racing including the glamorous Hamilton Island Race Week and the relaxed Magnetic Island Race Week.

Pilgrim, our beautiful sailing boat is one of a kind. She is 58 foot and was custom built for comfort and performance. Above deck, she is spacious and stable with a large foredeck and two deep cockpits, which are perfect for kids. Below decks she is stunning, with beautiful cabinetry, fully equipped galley and everything you could need for a day on the water.

Pilgrim Sailing is owned and operated by Paul and Clare who truly will do everything they can to make your experience on board MEMORABLE, ENJOYABLE & FUN.

Our Services

Our Services
  •  Lunchtime cruises 

 Lunchtime cruises are great if you want to explore the island a little. We'll sail to one of the 23 bays and beaches and drop anchor for a swim, snorkel or explore of the beach. There's always the perfect spot to suit the wind conditions, the length of the trip and what you want to do. We can advise you on the day and you will have an input in the decision too.

Magnetic Island has the most amazing natural attractions and depending on where we anchor we may meet Charlie the Cod, watch the Sea Eagles swoop in for lunch, feed the batfish or even see the majestic whales frolicking (in season).

Lunchtime cruises are suitable for all ages.

  • Sunset #Sip&Sail

If you want to enjoy a wine (or two) at sunset then our Sunset #Sip&Sail's are the perfect trip for you. Jump on board for a sail in Cleveland Bay and enjoy the sun setting over the Island. A great way to start your evening.

  • Private Charter

For groups of ten or more we recommend the Private Charter. This gives you the flexibility to enjoy being on the water a bit longer if you wish. Five hours gives you more time for activities and to relax at anchor or if you want we can circumnavigate the island and stop at Five Beach Bay which is only accessible by boat (conditions permitting).

  • Magnetic Island Race Week

Finally if you're looking for some adventure join us for a day at Magnetic Island Race Week. Each day we'll sail a different course, pulling up and dropping spinnakers on different legs until we cross the finish line for some hard earned refreshments. While no sailing experience is required (although it's great if you have some), you do need to be fit as racing can be physically demanding where all crew will need to contribute.

Magnetic Island Pilgrim Sailing Tours Reviews


0 Suzanne Schrader

Had a great evening sail at Magnetic Island yesterday thank you Paul & Claire your care and consideration for those of us not young anymore made for a very enjoyable time ,Again thank you and I will be letting all I talk to how great you are . Looking forward to doing a full day with you soon Suzanne & Margret


0 Simon Gould

Beautiful way to spend an afternoon cruising the waters off Magentic Island - and what an absolutely stunning yacht. Thanks Paul and Claire. See you again soon. Ali and Simon.

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