Although located in the tropics, the Whitsundays have an excellent climate because they are cooled by trade winds for most of the year. The waters are protected by the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef, and most islands are surrounded by a fringing reef system. Australia is waiting for you. Request your free Quick Quote today.Read more
The Whitsunday Islands have enough anchorages to keep you busy for months of happy cruising. Nara Inlet is our recommended first night stop. Nara is easy to reach and its waters are sheltered so you will have a comfortable first night as you get used to the boat. There are several anchorages and moorings to choose from. Stonehaven is popular, and if you are adventure minded, there are waterfalls to explore.
Langford Island is a long, mostly sandy strip that nearly disappears at high tide. Langford is a fun daytime stop for relaxing on the beach and for snorkeling on the western end. There are extensive reefs, however, and navigating through them is best in good light with a lookout on the bow of the boat.
Hamilton is a great mid-charter stopover to fill water tanks, fuel up and shop. The island’s Marina Village has restaurants, bars, specialty shops, a bakery and a supermarket to take care of any needs, food or otherwise. You can rent a golf cart and explore the island, or take advantage of an opportunity to stretch your legs on enjoyable walks around the island. Walking and driving not your thing? Perhaps booking a scenic flight to get a birds eye view of the reefs is in order?
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From June to September whales come up to the Whitsundays to give berth. You will see many whales and their calves, a great wildlife moment to witness. There are also lots of Turtles, Sea Eagles, Dolphins, and great fishing. If interested there is a Crocodile tour on the Proserpine River, 20 minutes away from our base.
Tourist Visa: Valid for 90 days
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