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Whitsunday Islands, AUS Yacht Charter Itinerary

Discover Down Under – Dive the World’s Largest Coral Reef

The Whitsundays are a cluster of 74 impossibly perfect islands, which lie above the world's largest barrier coral reef. For all of our luxury yacht charter guests, a jaunt around Australia's Whitsunday Islands will be a bucket-list experience like no other. Here are all the magical Australian treasures you can discover on a Whitsundays yacht charter itinerary:


  • Day 1 Hamilton Island

     Hamilton is a fantastic springboard for yacht charter voyages and offers a plethora of fun and active pursuits Why not arrive a few nights before boarding, so you relax and unwind in its luxury resort? Your crew will pick you up on the first day of your charter trip and take you on board your private yacht. Settle in at leisure, meet your crew, and if you’re ready to cast off you can head for your first stint of swimming and snorkeling in the deep blue waters of Perseverance Reef.

  • Day 2 Neck Bay

    Neck Bay, part of the Lindeman Group of islands,  is our secluded stop today. Below the water are the best treasures of the Whitsundays. Thousands of different species of tropical fish, hundreds of hard and soft corals, dozens of gorgeous dugongs, and sea birds and turtles galore. Step ashore for a stroll among the unique Australian wilderness and look forward to a lovely night’s sleep in this very sheltered cove. 

  • Day 3 Cid Island

    This morning, after a delectable breakfast, you’ll cast off for a passage along Long Island Sound, and if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of dolphins and whales passing by. Today’s destination, Cid Island, has lovely beach fringed with coral reef, an intricate mangrove system ideal for kayaking, and a rain forest with spring fed streams that stretches down to the water’s edge – just beckoning you for an afternoon hike. This is a spectacular westward anchorage and an ideal place for watching a breathtaking Australian sunset. 

  • Day 4 Hook Island

    This morning, after a delectable breakfast, you’ll cast off for a passage along Long Island Sound, and if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of dolphins and whales passing by. Today’s destination, Cid Island, has lovely beach fringed with coral reef, an intricate mangrove system ideal for kayaking, and a rain forest with spring fed streams that stretches down to the water’s edge – just beckoning you for an afternoon hike. This is a spectacular westward anchorage and an ideal place for watching a breathtaking Australian sunset. 

  • Day 5 Hayman Island

    Welcome the morning with an invigorating hike up to the peak of Cid Islands for sweeping views of this immense and magnificent archipelago. In the afternoon, head to the western side of Whitsunday Island, where you can indulge your adrenaline thirst with jet skiing and waterskiing. Reach the anchorage off Hook Island by mid-afternoon, andhave the choice for more inland hikes through luscious forests or walk to the Ngaro cultural site where you will see ancient Aboriginal wall paintings  in caves plus an and an interactive display on the history of the Ngaro Aborigines. 

  • Day 6 Hardy Reef

    Today you can discover one of the most exclusive and outstanding islands in the Whitsundays: Hayman. Sneak away for a spa indulgence at the One and Only resort. Or spend the morning exploring the western side of the isle, with its amazing sandbank which only reveals itself at low tide and the afternoon snorkeling in Butterfly Bay, a coral-rich cove of turquoise waters and immense marine life. Tonight you’ll have the choice to anchor off in the open reef, or find yet another calm cove nearby. 

  • Day 7 Dumbell Island and Whitehaven Beach

    The highlight of the trip for dedicated divers, today it’s all about the big fish for which this country is so renowned. Dive with coral trout, massive snappers, giant Maori Wrasse and a resident Giant Grouper who loves nothing more than a close look and a free feed. If you have non-diving companions, don’t despair. This is one of the world’s most spectacular underwater worlds, where snorkeling can be as rewarding as diving! 

  • Day 8 Hamilton Island

    Hamilton Island is just around the corner, and if your crew can manage to tear you away, they’ll take you back to port for disembarkation.

Our Expert Opinion

Australia is vast with a multitude of destinations. The Whitsunday Islands located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef are the most popular with protected sailing, aquamarine waters teeming with fish, and postcard beaches. An extraordinary sailing area.

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