Whether it’s for a romantic getaway, a glamorous honeymoon or an unforgettable trip with your best mates, a sailing holiday in the Whitsundays is the stuff of daydreams.
Imagine the absolute freedom of a sailing holiday in one of Australia’s favourite marine areas, pulling into secluded coves for a private swim, dining alfresco on your deck under a star-studded sky, snorkelling over coral cays and picnicking on the soft, white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach. It's the sort of luxury that you'll come to take for granted when you embark on a sailing cruise in the Whitsundays.
Mother Nature certainly takes centre stage here with an amazing variety of places to drop anchor, but your holiday needn’t be all about sea, sun and perfect blue skies – although who would complain about that?
There’s also some great resort islands where you can berth for a reasonable fee to enjoy a couple of days of fun and fine dining, shopping and sight seeing. Take a day trip by sea to the Great Barrier Reef or a helicopter flight for a bird’s eye view of this picturesque landscape. However you choose to while away the days, the Whitsundays really does have something for everyone.
There’s plenty of good yacht and bareboat charter companies to choose from but we can recommend Queensland Yacht Charters, the company we used a few weeks ago for a skippered weekend charter. Their modern fleet includes yachts, sailing catamarans and power boats and they are a member of Dream Yacht Charters, a worldwide chain offering the ultimate charters in the globe’s best sailing destinations like Sicily, Montenegro, Sweden and the Caribbean.
Our Lagoon 45 catamaran with berths for eight people will easily make you feel as if you're an A-list couple. Boasting spacious four bedrooms/four bathrooms, a huge galley/dining room plus an undercover outdoor dining area and plenty of relaxing sun-worshipping spots to spread out, the stylish yacht really did have all the mod-cons.
Having a skipper for the weekend is a great way to enjoy your sailing cruise, as they not only allow you to relax as they do all the hard work but they're also have plenty of knowledge when it comes to the best spots to explore.
An amazing way to see one of the most stunning locations in the world, sailing in the Whitsundays is something you have to put on your bucket-list.