For you Cruise News readers craving access to some of the world’s most far-flung ports, you’ll like this latest offering: This month, a new charter sailing option to South Australia’s Kangaroo Island, dubbed the “Galapagos of Australia,” is being offered by Kangaroo Island Sailing. The 3-day luxury-adventure sailing tours afford high adventure on the high seas aboard the 75-foot classic yacht, the Lady Eugiene. Skirt the scenic cliffs of the Fleuerie Peninsula, plying crystal-clear, dolphin-rich waters en route to storied Kangaroo Island. Once anchored ashore, head out for on-land encounters with wildlife like koalas, sea lions, massive lizards, and of course, kangaroos, led by luxury tour specialist Exceptional Kangaroo Island, and take time to lounge on pristine, secluded beaches before soaking up spectacular sunsets to round out the day.
Onboard, guests will find just four queen-size staterooms with en-suite bathrooms, a communal salon, and teak sunbathing decks, as well as an alfresco dining area where locally sourced seafood and free-range meat dishes are regularly doled out by the onboard chef, accompanied by savory local wine and beer. Cruises embark from the Marina St. Vincent on the Fleurieu Peninsula, a one-hour drive from Adelaide, and are led by husband-and-wife team Ashley and Renee Newman, a skipper and marine biologist who are perfectly paired for a successful endeavor. Charter rates require a minimum of two guests and a maximum of eight guests, and rates are priced at a splurge-worthy rate, starting from $2,500 per person. www.kangarooislandsailing.com.au