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YOUR WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS YACHT CHARTER GUIDE
One of the most beautiful archipelagos in Australia, the Whitsunday Islands are best explored via water. Consisting of 74 islands between the northeast coast of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef, the majority of these stunning islands are uninhabited, making for the perfect tropical island escape. Natural landscapes here vary from luscious, rich rainforests to winding hiking trails to pristine sandy white beaches with sparkling lagoons. Offering the ultimate exotic seclusion, a Whitsunday Island yacht charter will ensure you and your guests are able to relax and unwind under the sun in full peace and tranquillity. As only four of the islands within the chain are populated, you will have all the privacy and natural calm you are looking for while basking in all the region’s natural glory.
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Diving- With the Outer Great Barrier Reef nearby, the Whitsunday Islands are a playground for divers of all skill levels. Bait Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef, has many fascinating dive sites. Venture off the coast of Airlie Beach to find Stepping Stones. Navigate 18 flat-topped coral pinnacles, which are covered in gorgonians, sea whips, and soft corals. You’re likely to see batfish, gropers, sweetlips, giant Maori wrasse, trevally, coral trout, turtles, reef sharks, moray eels, and many other tropical fish swimming around the pinnacles. A great dive site for beginners is Blue Pearl Bay, located around Hayman Islands. At depths of 3 to 18 meters, you can view an extensive variety of coral and marine life, including maori wrasse. The Cathedral is another beloved dive site. With a treasure trove of large bommies and coral outcrops, this swim through is bustling with an array of colorful sea creatures. On your Whitsunday Islands yacht charter, you can explore a phenomenal underwater wonderland.
Beaches- The Whitsunday Islands are surrounded by breathtaking beaches. The coastal town of Airlie Beach is home to several palm-fringed beaches. Hop on a jet ski and explore the stunning coast. Spend the day swimming and soaking up the views of the Coral Sea at Boathaven beach, or head to Whitehaven Beach to capture some picture-perfect moments. This is yet another great spot for swimming, and the soft white sands beg you to take a stroll. Airlie Beach Lagoon is a family-friendly spot to enjoy a dip in the water and is monitored by lifeguards to ensure the safety of your little ones. Cruise to Catseye Beach, located on Hamilton Island, for a day of paddleboarding and other water sports. Get out all the water toys and have some fun. Have your captain take you island hopping. Your personal chef will prepare you a beach BBQ to enjoy. On your Whitsunday Islands yacht charter, you’re sure to have loads of fun in the sun.
Fishing- The Whitsunday Islands are prime grounds for game fishing. Cast your line out in the water and land a sought-after sailfish, black or blue marlin or bluefin tuna. Head to Nara Inlet and catch giant trevally, or venture to Daydream Island, another great place for giant trevally as well as mackerel. Spend the day reef fishing at Apostle Bay for sweetlip, cod, spangled emperor, and coral trout. Hayman, Harold, and Double Cone Islands are also great fishing locales. Your captain and crew understand all of the fishing zones and regulations. They will guide you to all of the best fishing spots. When you are finished fishing for the day, turn your haul over to your personal chef to transform it into a delicious meal for you and your group. On your Whitsunday Islands yacht charter, you will have a remarkable fishing expedition.
Explore- There is something to do for everyone in the Whitsunday Islands. Spend the day golfing at Hamilton Golf Club, which is located at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and boasts phenomenal views, With the help of your crew, you can caddy to neighboring courses, like Arch McArthur Golf Club, Proserpine Golf Club, and Whitsundays Country Golf Club, with total ease aboard your superyacht.
Get out in the outdoors. There are a number of trails that wind through the islands. The Honeyeater Walk is one of the most popular bushwalks on the islands. Although it is challenging, the trail opens up to a spectacular lookout well worth the climb. One of the shorter trails leads to Hill Inlet Lookout. On the way, you are sure to view a variety of wildlife. A must-do is a hike to the top of Passage Peak just before sunrise, and watch a beautiful display of color in the sky.
If hiking doesn’t interest you, there are a number of shops offering everything from souvenirs to fashion. Two of the most popular locales are Whitsunday Plaza and Whitsunday Shopping Centre. You can also browse the brilliant art galleries scattered throughout the islands, like Hamilton Island Art Gallery and Into The Blue Gallery. On your Whitsunday Islands yacht charter, you’re sure to have the time of your life.
History- The Whitsunday Islands have an interesting history that began with their formation due to volcanic activity 30-50,000 years ago. Anchor inside Nara Inlet, and climb the track to a viewing platform, where you’ll find a cave’s entrance. Inside the cave, you’ll get to view captivating Ngaro rock art, which dates back 9,000 years ago. On a guided tour, you’ll learn about the stories behind the art and the history of the Ngaro people. This site is one of the oldest Indigenous sites on Australia’s eastern coast. Visit the Proserpine Historical Museum, which has won three Whitsunday Heritage and Cultural Tourism Awards. You’ll learn even more about the Aboriginals, as well as the history of gold mining and colonization in the region.
Aboard your Whitsunday Islands yacht charter, you’ll take a fascinating journey back in time.
PLANNING A WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS YACHT CHARTER
The Best Time To Go- For the best weather, book your Whitsunday Islands yacht charter between Mid-April to mid-December.
Weather- You can expect a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. The average temperature is 81°F, and temperatures drop to 71.6-73.4°F in the winter from June through August.
Airports- Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP), located in Gunyarra, or the Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) are the two most convenient airports.
Marinas- Coral Sea Marina, a 5 Gold Anchor Platinum, offers berthing for yachts up to 262 feet. Hamilton Island offers berths for yachts up to 75 feet.
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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO
- Go island hopping
- Jet ski at Airlie Beach
- Cruise the Whitsunday Passage
- Dive the Great Barrier Reef
- Snorkel at Langford Island
- Paddleboard at Catseye Beach
- Visit Hamilton Island Marina
- Hike to Passage Peak
- Swim at Whitehaven Beach
- Go sportfishing
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