yacht charter whitsundays

Crewed Catamaran: Foxy Lady
Guests/ Passengers: 8
Cabins: 4
Crew: 2


Crewed Yacht: My Colors
Guests/ Passengers: 10
Cabins: 5
Crew: 8


Crewed Catamaran: Flying Ginny 
Guests/ Passengers: 8
Cabins: 4
Crew: 2


Luxury Yacht Charter: Australia

australia yacht charterProposed Australia Sailing Itinerary:

Day 1: Waterfalls, caves & aboriginal paintings
Sail to the Nara Inlet on the northern side of Hook Island for the best protected anchorage in the islands. It has a rich culture with natural and ancient sites including lovely waterfalls, Aboriginal caves and ancient rock paintings.
Day 2: Sail across the Whitsunday Passage
Sail across the Whitsunday Passage and anchor in Cid Harbor. This location is quiet and peaceful with wonderful wildlife, bush walks and delicious rock oysters. For the really adventurous there is a grueling and rewarding hike to Whitsunday peak.
Day 3: Swim, windsurf and relax
Set sail for the spectacular Whitehaven Beach and enjoy miles of soft, white silica sand beaches where you can swim, windsurf and relax.
Day 4: Sail to Hamilton for fresh supplies
Experience a change of pace in the busy marina of Hamilton Island. Stock up with fresh supplies or to top up water tanks. Have fun at one of the many local restaurants, bars, or souvenir shops at Trader Pete's which seems to have every tacky bit of tourist memorabilia you can image. Hamilton Island is also home to the largest resort in the islands; if you want to clean up and hit the resort life, this is your chance.
Day 5: Border Island for great snorkeling
With the trade winds on your beam; reach up to Cataran Bay on Border Island for great snorkeling.
Day 6: Use your dinghy for onshore visits
A short sail takes you across to Butterfly Bay, on Hook Island, for more exploring. This bay offers some of the best snorkeling in the islands but there are limited public moorings and fishing is prohibited here. You will have to use your dinghy for onshore visits.
Day 7: Spend your last evening in paradise
Take a leisurely cruise around the Hayman Island area or southwards across the Whitsunday Passage to South Molle Island or Palm Bay. Palm Bay is an exclusive spot with only 8 places to anchor, but it is lovely and a wonderful place to spend your last evening in paradise.

The Whitsundays are a group of islands located at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef in the tropic waters off Australia. The 74 islands in the group are the mostly uninhabited National Parks although there are a few homes and resorts in the area. They are cooled by the trade winds for most of the year and have an excellent year-round climate. The waters are protected by the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef and most islands are surrounded by a fringing reef system. There is a great deal to explore here; the islands offer unsurpassed beauty it makes for a rich experience for the vacationing yacht charter.

The weather is almost perfect year around the typical sailing seasons here tend to be driven more by when the kids are in school than the traditional indicators of calendar. For sailors, that means that some of the best sailing and boating can be found in the off-peak periods. Summers are warm with frequent rain showers and winters are said by many to be the perfect climate; warm by day and cool by night.

The trade winds usually blow slightly stronger from May through August. July is the coolest time of year while January is the warmest. And cyclones, if they do occur, are most likely between February and March of any given year. But never fear as good anchorages are plentiful and varied throughout the islands.

A good way to think of the Whitsunday islands is through the seasons; either dry or wet.

  • The wet season:  January-March
  • The windiest months: March-May
  • The driest months: August-October

From mid-late September onward the trade winds abate and the best cruising weather in the Whitsundays is between August to early November. At any time of the year though, you can almost always be assured of having enough wind for a pleasant sail. The temperature is pleasant almost any time of the year in the Whitsundays, with temperatures seldom above 86 in summer or below 64 in winter. You can swim year-round in these gorgeous waters. The trade winds are reestablished after the summer monsoon in April-May, providing brisk sailing throughout the winter. The weather is generally more settled after June and the winds get progressively lighter after mid-September.