Yacht charter in Australia. Whitsunday Islands

Yacht charter bases in AustraliaThe Whitsunday islands lie in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, in the warm waters of Australia's Coral Sea. Most of the 74 tropical islands are beautiful, tropical deserted islands but on 8 of those islands you can find a variety of resort accommodation. The resorts offer a lot of anchorage space and each island resort's ambience and facilities are different, which means more variety for your island experience. These islands are also a favourite snorkelling site.

Hook Island

Hook Island is the second-largest of the Whitsundays islands and is predominantly a national park. The island is almost uninhabited and quite rugged. The island's northern coast is favoured among tourists for its colourful underwater coral growths and a popular snorkelling site.

Langford Island

Langford Island is relatively small but long, sandy island. The most interesting thing about this island is the long sand strip that nearly disappears at high tide! This is an excellent spot for a picnic, sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling.

Recommended sailing itineraries

1 week from  Airlie Beach
( about 90 nm)

1: Airlie Beach - Nara Inlet   13 nm
2: Nara - Cid Harbour (or Gulnare Inlet)   8nm / 14nm
3: Cid / Gulnare - Hamilton Island  7nm / 3nm
4: Hamilton Island - Whitehaven Beach  10 nm
5: Whitehaven - Cateran Bay  8,5nm
6: Cateran - Butterfly Bay  10 nm
7: Butterfly - South Molle (or Palm Bay)   14.5nm / 20nm
8: South Molle / Palm Bay - Airlie Beach  8.5nm / 12nm
 

2 weeks from Hamilton Island
( about 140 nm)

  1. Hamilton Island - 
 Billbob Bay 13 nm
  2. Billbob Bay - Thomas Island   4nm
  3. Thomas Island   - Neck Bay 11nm
  4. Neck Bay - Chalkies Beach 11nm
  5. Chalkies Beach -  Whitehaven Beach  6nm
  6. Whitehaven Beach -  Border Island 9nm
  7. Border Island - Hook Island 10nm
  8. Hook Island  - Hayman Island  4nm
  9. Hayman Isl.  -  Airlie Beach 15nm
  10. Airlie Beach - South Molle Island 16nm
  11. South Molle Island - Nara Inlet, Hook Island 9nm
  12. Nara Inlet - Palm Bay, Long Island 9nm
  13. Palm Bay, Long Island - Hamilton Island 13nm
  14. 13: Palm Bay, Long Isl. 09nm 14: check-out Hamilton Island 13nm

 

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