Cruise the stunning islands of the Torres Strait
EXPLORE the southern emerald islands of the Torres Strait on one of five newly-introduced yacht-cruises being run by Ahoy Buccaneers.
The company is offering a 10 per cent discount on bookings made by April 30, on the new small-group cruises which are scheduled for October and November this year.
Across a 150km stretch of ocean between Cape York and Papua New Guinea, the Torres Strait archipelago is home to stunning, blue waters as well as dugongs, dolphins, giant marlin and sea turtles. The reefs provide opportunities for fishing, snorkelling, fishing and just marvelling at the beauty of nature.
Ahoy Buccaneers also have five further sailings to the remote and rarely visited islands in 2019. You will be able to explore the southern Torres Strait archipelago as well as Cape York - the most northern tip of Australia - from February 25 and also March 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Its 19-guest motor yacht Oceanic will take passengers on a round-trip cruise from Horn Island to the unique and culturally rich islands where a local guide will showcase the diverse history of the Torres Strait Islands. Guests will learn about early indigenous cultures, hear tales of head-hunters and of Possession Island, near Cape York, where Captain Cook claimed Australia for England in 1770.
On Horn Island guests will visit the remains of the WWII airbase which was bombed eight times during the conflict. You will also get to enjoy a beer at Australia's most northerly pub - the Torres Hotel on Thursday Island.
Friday and Wednesday islands are also visited and guests can try their hand at cray fishing.
The six-night cruises begin and end on Horn Island with guests flying there with Qantas on daily flights from Cairns.
Oceanic offers double-bed and bunk cabins as well as the unique experience of sleeping under the stars in deluxe swags on deck. The 24m rigged vessel boasts indoor and outdoor dining areas, two lounges and a deck spa. Fresh and healthy cuisine is prepared by an onboard cook who regularly sources much of the menu from what is caught from the sea each day.
Including the 10 percent discount for bookings made by April 30, 2018, the 2019 Torres Strait island cruises are available from $2520 per person (including for solos) in a swag on the deck and from $3150 per person in a cabin, twin-share. Fares include meals, shore excursions and transfers during the cruise. Flights to Horn Island are additional.
For more information, call Ahoy Buccaneers on 08 9193 7650 or visit www.ahoybuccaneers.com.au.