Whitsundays Sailing The Cruisiest Holiday

26th July 2017


The Whitsundays are known for their magnificent beauty and access to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, but what could possibly be better than sailing around them? If you fancy waking up to guaranteed water views than a bareboating charter on the sparkling sapphire waters of the idyllic Queensland islands is the perfect way to switch off and unwind. You can choose to skipper your own yacht or let someone else do the work for you so you can appreciate the sand, sea and serenity.

Whitsundays cruises and sailing is one of the most incredible ways to experience this special part of Australia. With the Whitsundays made up of plenty of sheltered waters, more than 150 protected anchorages and isolated bays, the year-round wonderful weather makes it the perfect sailing destination. You don’t need a boat license to enjoy the experience however some sailing skills are recommended if you choose to skipper your own vessel. However, for the cruisiest experience hire a skipper. Not only will they safely navigate you through some of the Whitsunday’s most gorgeous scenery, they’ll also engineer plenty of distractions that will make it easier than expected to detox from the digital world.

Recommending all the best snorkel spots, your skipper can show you through some of the best attractions of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef including Tongue Point, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, National Parks, Sawmill Beach, coastal rainforest and so much more. Enjoying the option for a fully customisable trip, your skipper can tailor your course to suit you, or just go wherever the wind takes you.

Even experienced sailors sometimes prefer to hire a skipper, as it leaves them free to sit back, relax and enjoy the trip just like everyone else. Even if you don’t know a stern from a starboard, your skipper can teach you how to raise a sail. They can also point out constellations in the night sky and teach you how to listen for whale songs and dugongs swimming around the boat. A far more personal and relaxed holiday experience, a sailing adventure around the Whitsundays is an unforgettable experience that will have you wanting to disconnect from the ‘real world’ and stay in your ‘happy place’ forever.