Try these dining and boating experiences for sailors at heart.
If you have an extreme love for the ocean and are after a unique dining experience then check out these restaurant settings onboard boats in the Townsville area. Whether you want a light lunch, a full dinner or are looking to organise a party, then this list of sailor-friendly dining options is for you.
SeaLink Queensland is an Australian owned transport service specialising in day cruises around the Townsville area. If you’re after a daytime restaurant experience out on the ocean then check out their Magnetic Island tours leaving from Townsville. Depending on the length of your trip, you’ll be served up delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea in between hours of snorkelling or diving on the beautiful and world famous Great Barrier Reef.
Departs from: Breakwater Terminal, Townsville on Sir Leslie Thiess Drive.
If you’ve arrived back on solid ground feeling hungry from your action-packed day of snorkelling and sailing, visit Table 51 for a filling meal. Whether you want to try crumbed crocodile or a coconut bug salad, this modern Australian restaurant offers up big flavours by the dockside. Only a short drive across the river, this is the perfect place to finish off your day of ocean adventures, and offers fantastic seafood dishes.
Where: 51 Palmer Street, South Townsville QLD 4810
Providence V is a topsail, family-owned schooner that cruises the Townsville and Magnetic Island area. You can choose from a wide option of tours and sails to suit your needs. A highly recommended trip is the two-hour sunset sail, serving up bubbly and nibbles. What a perfect way to enjoy a romantic evening or anniversary by hopping on the Providence V at Nelly Bay, sailing across the open sea and watching the sun go down over a cheese platter. If you hire a private charter, they will even sail to Townsville to pick up your group for a completely unique and personalised experience.
Departs from: Blue on Blue Marina next to Peppers, Magnetic Island, QLD 4819.
Once you’ve been dropped back to the marina, check out the Townsville Yacht Club for a delicious meal overlooking the ocean and docks. As you could guess, their specialty is in serving up mouth-watering seafood dishes from garlic or fresh tiger prawns for an entrée to grilled red emperor alongside roasted potatoes, green been and sauce vierge. If you like a lot of variety then their seafood plate may be for you: a decadent dish with fresh oysters, prawns, salt and pepper squid, Moreton Island bugs, scallops and fish of the day. This restaurant has a simply exquisite setting, whether you want the fresh breeze and sun for lunch or would prefer to watch the lights glimmering on the water at evening.
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