Imagine a holiday spent drifting beside a palm tree lined coastline with turquoise water shimmering so bright it almost looks fluorescent. Where days are filled exploring untouched hidden coves, swimming casually next to sea turtles and paddleboarding over the world’s largest coral reef system. All in one of Australia’s most picturesque locations, the Whitsundays.
This tropical archipelago is situated amongst 74 islands comprised of complete paradise. It is everything you could imagine, plus more. No matter how you prefer to spend your holiday time, there is truly an extraordinary adventure for everyone who visits. And with this guide, you’ll know exactly how to spend your time in the Whitsundays.
Set your sights on Heart Reef
A familiar destination known by many, Heart Reef is a natural formation of coral located in Hardy Reef. This area is protected, meaning you’re unable to snorkel here. For the best view of Heart Reef ask your crew to organise a helicopter or seaplane ride.
Impulsive guests snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef.
Grab your snorkel
Swim at your own pace and witness a kaleidoscope of coloured inhabitants in the Great Barrier Reef. With a plethora of snorkelling sites to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice when picking the best location to view the 1,500 species of fish and 400 types of coral in the area.
Motor yacht Sea Raes.
Hop between islands
Spending your time on a superyacht in the Whitsundays means you’ll have no problem hopping between the abundance of islands at your fingertips. From the Whitsunday Islands National Park to Hamilton Island, Hook Island and Daydream Island, take your pick depending on what you want to see or do.
Guests enjoying the views from Alani.
Take some down time on Hamilton Island
Sip cocktails poolside at one of the island’s luxury resorts or head to Hamilton Island Golf Club for some time on the green. Private holiday homes are also available to soak in the views of this highly sought-after island haven. A perfect way to spend your time in the Whitsundays.
Motor yacht Alani, compliment their superyacht charter experience with a 5 star holiday house located on the island.
Visit Whitehaven Beach
We can say wholeheartedly visiting this spectacular beach is a MUST when you’re in the Whitsundays. With pure white silica sand stretching over 7 kilometres long, Whitehaven Beach is one of Australia’s most picturesque locations. And the beauty doesn’t stop there. Pristine crystal clear water, magical reef sharks you can literally stand next to and fascinating swirling sands at Hill Inlet are just some of the incredible features that make this beach bucket list worthy.
Lunch on board Sea Raes.
Feast on a seafood lunch
With plenty of fresh, wild caught coral trout, barramundi and mackerel readily available, a seafood lunch prepared by your very own chef is the perfect way to get your taste buds tingling. Whether your own catch is cooked up or you have it delivered to your vessel, there is no doubt it will be delectable. Dine on the deck of your superyacht, or enjoy a picnic at one of the many beaches surrounding you.
Jalun exploring hidden bays.
Discover bays untouched by tourism
Let your captain and crew use their local knowledge to take you to beautiful secluded bays that still have an untouched feeling. Think azure blue water surrounded by lush tropical rainforests and shores dotted with shells. Need we say more?
Step onto dry land
If you’re looking to step onto dry land and immerse yourself in nature, there are many activities available. Discover Cedar Creek Falls, take a day trip to Dingo Beach or bush walk through the Conway Conservation Park to Coral Beach – a beach filled with exactly that, coral! For those wanting to visit al fresco restaurants and boutique shops, the small village of Airlie Beach has you covered.
An expansive cabin on Sirenuse.
Enjoy the luxury of your private superyacht
A private superyacht is one of the most magical ways to spend your time in the Whitsundays. Savour mornings complete with 5 star service as you take in views of the coral sea, surrounded by complete luxury and privacy. With an opulent cabin, a dedicated crew tending to your every need and a range of exhilarating water toys at your disposal, you are going to create unimaginable memories to last a lifetime.
The prime weather season starts in June and ends in October, allowing you to explore the wonders of the Whitsundays while escaping the Australia winter.
To design your own Whitsundays superyacht charter experience and enjoy destinations you can only reach by boat, contact our team of yacht charter specialists today. Our expansive fleet rivals the world’s best hotels with a variety of concierge services included to ensure your time away is as luxurious as possible.