We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Prix Yachting

| Hamilton Island Marina, 4803, Australia
+61 412 609 777
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Worth a look

There are a number of choices for sailing on the island, all different. This on has a single hull... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2017
HandyAs1
via mobile
Amazing

Wow wow wow....jo dont every stop being you....thank you for making our day just that bit... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2016
Annie D
via mobile
Read all 8 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Imagine exploring the Whitsundays on our Volvo 60s 'Spirit' or 'Merit', both racing yachts with rich pedigrees. Sail to Hill Inlet for that must-have shot of the ever-changing swirling sands. Taste the salt in the air; feel the breeze as the vessel slices beautifully through the water along Whitehaven Beach. Available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Or, join us for an afternoon sail or a Twilight Race. Afternoon sails run from 1 - 4 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Twilight Racing is on from 5 - 8 pm each Wednesday in summer months. Whether you've never sailed before or are a seasoned mariner, your crew will ensure you're comfortable, well looked after, and are happy to answer questions about the vessel and the region. Please bring a jacket against the breeze, non-marking shoes and, if you like a beer or wine, your own alcohol.
  • Excellent100%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
29 Jan 2017
“Worth a look”
30 Dec 2016
“Amazing ”
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
| Hamilton Island Marina, 4803, Australia
CONTACT
Website
+61 412 609 777
Write a ReviewReviews (8)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Filter
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

There are a number of choices for sailing on the island, all different. This on has a single hull 20m ex racer that does the loop around Hill inlet. By its nature, it has limited facilities for catering, no alcohol other than BYO, no comfortable...More

Thank HandyAs1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jo M, Owner at Grand Prix Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2017

It was great to meet you and take you out. You're right that our vessels are built for speed rather than comfort! And that, if you want to sail, 'this is for you'. Thank you for your review - hope to see you again when...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Wow wow wow....jo dont every stop being you....thank you for making our day just that bit better....will always highly recommend our experience.....Whitehaven beach best thing in the world put it on your bucket list....skin and jewelry have never been so clean.....get on it

Thank Annie D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jo M, Owner at Grand Prix Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2016

We were glad you could take time out to come sailing! No better way to get to Whitehaven than harnessing that breeze :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Thank you Michael and Jo for an absolutely fantastic day. All meals provided and hours of great sailing on a beautiful yacht. Couldn't have done anything better.

Thank Karen B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jo M, Owner at Grand Prix Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2016

We're glad you enjoyed your day - the breeze made it a great run across the bay at Whitehaven. Looking forward to seeing you back on Hamilton Island before too long :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

What a great way to finish off a visit to the Island. Will certainly do it again next time. Jo and Michael certainly know how to put on an exhilarating afternoon.

Thank michael a
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jo M, Owner at Grand Prix Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2016

We're glad you found us on the Hamilton Island website and came out for an afternoon sail! You're welcome on board any time and now will be expert at moving around the vessel when we're tacking!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
2
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

What an awesome day out with Jo and Mick. We had a great time 3 generations of the family enjoying sailing. A must do in the Whitsundays

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jo M, Owner at Grand Prix Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2016

We loved having you on board - it's great seeing the kids get involved and experiencing something different. Looking forward to seeing you back on Island sometime and we'll push those skills a little more!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Go sailing with Jo and Michael on their volvo 60 ! If you are looking for a personalized trip, with a little bit of class, then this is the trip for you! No big crowds, no bundles of backpackers, no rushing around.. Jo's welcoming nature...More

Thank Alex A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jo M, Owner at Grand Prix Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

You know you're welcome to sail with us any time you're on Hamilton Island! Yup - we like the small group day out, too :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 23, 2016

I had the most amazing day sail ever! The yacht sailed smoothly though the beautiful turquoise water of the Whitsundays skippered skilfully by Michael, one of the most knowledgable sailor I have ever met. Jo looked after our every need in the most professional and...More

Thank Laura P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jo M, Owner at Grand Prix Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

It was great to take you out for the day on Merit, and we look forward to you coming back again ... we might even let you drive!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Michael, Jo and a thomas were awesome their yacht is an ocean racing Volvo 60 with great history. Was awesome to sail aboard and see this thing cruise under its massive sails. Whitehaven beach is incredible!! You don't need any sailing experience to enjoy and...More

Thank Clint78
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jo M, Owner at Grand Prix Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2016

We loved having you join us on both a day tour and then a Twilight Race! Great to meet you and your family. Let us know if you're ever back on Hamilton Island :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Hamilton Island
Palm Bungalows
615 reviews
.34 km away
Reef View Hotel
2,629 reviews
.44 km away
Beach Club
1,241 reviews
.48 km away
Whitsunday Apartments Hamilton Island
1,229 reviews
.54 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Beach Club Restaurant
413 reviews
.49 km away
Bommie
718 reviews
.58 km away
Coca Chu
1,770 reviews
.47 km away
Mariners Restaurant
681 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hamilton Island Marina
778 reviews
.45 km away
Catseye Beach
647 reviews
.53 km away
Hamilton Island Go Kart Track
134 reviews
.81 km away
WILD LIFE Hamilton Island
583 reviews
.57 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Grand Prix Yachting staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit