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Come sailing with us on the beautiful bays in Albany. We may even see some whales! Southern Ocean Sailing sets sail every day (subject to weather conditions) to destinations like Oyster and Princess Royal Harbours, the Islands of King George Sound...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Albany Marina, Toll place, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 428 429 911
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful morning sailing with Mark and Karina. Panacea is a fine vessel and perfect for small groups; and our hosts were friendly and most knowledgeable. It was not just a sailing trip - it was an educational tour of the coastline around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 29 August 2018

If you have never sailed, try it, you will love it! You are in safe hands with experienced skipper Mark McRae who will allow you to take the helm of the beautiful Panacea or just relax with a cuppa while spotting lots of dolphins and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol T
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Had a lovely sail out on local waters out of Albany yesterday. Terrific skipper handed the wheel over as we left the marina and it was very hard to give it back. Great experience and great host. Thanks for the sail and for the stories...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Mark and his friend Jen are great host with exceptional hospitality. I would reccomend this to anyone interested in sailing or just looking for a leisurely cruise in the bays around Albany. 10/10!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Loved the ‘hands on’ experience provided by Mark at Southern Ocean Sailing - we cruised for half a day and Mark never touched the wheel! We were a group of 11 ranging from 5 years of age to 70 and the day offered something equally...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tae W
Southernoceansailing, Owner at Southern Ocean Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you Tae for your review. Yes your five year old was excited about steering "Panacea". Even tho the other guests had never been on yacht before they certainly enjoyed moving around the deck particularly when we came across dolphins.

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Mark ( the skipper) always makes a day on his boat so much fun. Informative when you need him to be but always a great and very happy experience. I’m a complete novice but was encouraged to take the helm and loved it. Try him...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Chris L
Southernoceansailing, Owner at Southern Ocean Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Terrific to enjoy your company onboard "Panacea". Thought you helmed her perfectly. Was a marvellous day. See you next time you're down under.

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Booked this for part of the day we were in Albany on a cruise ship. Wind was blowing and I was not sure we would get out but Mark reassured us that the conditions were no issue for this 40 ft Beneteau. Turned out to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Frances M
Southernoceansailing, Owner at Southern Ocean Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for coming sailing with us. Sailing is an adventure and we are happy we could share the highlights of Albany with you.

Reviewed 17 February 2018

We booked a half day's sailing with Mark as we were visiting Albany by cruise ship. On the day we arrived the wind was very strong and there was a considerable sea running. Nevertheless Mark was prepared to take us out, with one reef in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Mark M, Owner at Southern Ocean Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thanks for your review David. It was a pleasure to take you both sailing. Maybe, when you are next down under, we can meet again and share another day on "Panacea". The Greek Goddess of universal remedy.

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Ever wanted to try sailing or just laze & enjoy the trip then this is for you. Mark the owner & skipper provides a great half day sailing along the Albany coastline. So beautiful looking at it from the ocean. Plenty of opportunity to learn...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Southernoceansailing, Owner at Southern Ocean Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

The Albany Coast is truly beautiful. Glad you enjoyed your voyage aboard "Panacea". Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Mark at Southern Ocean Sailing provides a wonderful way to enjoy the magnificent Southern coastline whilst learning about the history of the region and having the opportunity to take the helm if you wish. The half-day sail was excellent value for money and you couldn’t...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Woodview103
Southernoceansailing, Owner at Southern Ocean Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

The dolphins were spectacular and it was so lovely that you experienced this. Albany has so many little bays that we can sail and swim. A terrific place. Happy you enjoyed sailing with us.

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