Gourmet Sailing...Delicious Dining on the Great Barrier Reef...and other delights, is a coffee table book about the expedition cruises conducted by Australia’s most awarded charter yacht, Sydney Sundancer, in the worlds’ largest marine reserve. It features the fine food served aboard (with recipes that guests have been requesting for more than two decades ! ) together with highlights of the cruises including uninhabited island exploration, guided excursions in the intertidal zone and under the water, led by experts. Packed with images, this publication will entice the reader to add the adventure to their "bucket list" with the added bonus of being able to impress their friends & family with new and delicious recipes that are quick, healthy and easy to produce.
My husband, John and I designed and coordinated construction of Sydney Sundancer to incorporate the luxury and comfort of a motor vessel combined with the grace and serenity of a sailing yacht. When we embarked on this project in 1983, we had two goals. Firstly, to offer live aboard expedition cruises in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park visiting remote and remarkable locations during the dry season in tropical north Queensland. This coincides with the period that humpback whales have migrated from Antarctica to give birth to their young. Secondly, during the remainder of the year, to conduct cruises on Sydney Harbour for corporate entertaining, weddings, birthdays, marriage proposals and in fact any kind of celebration. In both locations, we take pleasure in offering our guests not only the ultimate in luxury, comfort and space, but as owner operators ensure great attention to warm and welcoming hospitality, mouth-watering meals and fine wines.