A Golden Paradise At The Heart Of The Great Barrier Reef
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Summers in the Whitsundays reach around 30°C during the day, with winters generally peaking in the low to mid 20°Cs. For the majority of the year water temperatures remain a perfect 25°C.
Visit in the summertime to enjoy lush rainforest hikes and refreshing ocean dips. There are frequent sun showers in the warmer months, although these generally pass quickly. Spring is the ideal time to visit for optimal snorkelling, yakaying and scuba diving conditions. Rainfall is rare in the spring.
Keen sailors should consider visiting in the lead up to winter, with trade winds beginning around April and tapering off in September. Winter is also perfect for whale watching, and Airlie Beach comes alive this time of year for Hamilton Island race week.
Activities & Experiences
Sailing the Whitsundays on a private yacht charter is the ultimate in luxurious travel. Onboard, your attentive crew will cater to your every need. Your captain can take you anywhere you desire, and they’re sure to have a suggestion or two themselves.
Whether you like to plan all the details or go with the flow, consider integrating these unmissable activities into your bespoke Whitsundays itinerary:
Take A Scenic Flight
Get a birds eye view of this awe inspiring coastal region by organising a private scenic flight. Spanning around an hour, you can gaze down at the Whitsunday Islands, the romantically shaped Heart Reef, the outer Great Barrier Reef and the beautiful Whitehaven Beach.
From the air you’ll gain a unique perspective of the sheer size of this natural paradise, and maybe even see some local sea life
Dive the Living Reef
Sail over to Daydream Island Resort for an afternoon of educational snorkelling at their deepest lagoon.
Hundreds of species of coral and aquatic life call the Living Reef home, and you can spend a thrilling 90 minutes swimming among the residents with a qualified marine biologist.
If you’re feeling adventurous, visitors can even interact with some of the lagoon’s impressive rays.
Explore the Ngaro Sea Trail
Connecting a variety of exciting landmarks, the Ngaro Sea Trail blends stunning coastal walks and relaxing sea adventures.
Pick and choose the parts of the trail that pique your interest or spend a few days trying to see it all; you’re in full control of your experience.
Snorkel along the reef to see underwater sculptures, or consider a Ngaro Indigenous Cultural Tour to learn more about the indigenous significance of the land.
Visit Airlie Beach
An action-seekers paradise, the resort style town of Airlie Beach has an activity for every member of the family. Adrenaline junkies can partake in a spot of jet skiing or skydiving, and can even take a trip in an aerobatic plane.
For a more relaxed day of fun, consider trying your hand at stand up paddleboarding, taking a scenic rainforest hike or going on a crocodile safari. When the sun begins to set, enjoy a laid back meal at one of the many waterside eateries lining the pristine beach.
What To Expect When Booking A Yacht Charter In The Whitsundays With Ahoy Club
For a charter booking experience without the stress or confusion, Ahoy Club can’t be beat. The only global brokerage to be recognised by luxury travel advisors Virtuoso and Traveller Made, we’re committed to delivering a smooth experience with unparalleled customer service.
Begin by using our seasonal calendar to view the best locations to visit in your month of travel. Use our cutting edge experience builder technology to find the perfect craft among our global network of 4,000 yachts, gulets and catamarans. When you’re ready, book instantly online and receive your contracts electronically for maximum convenience. Your personal experience manager will liaise with your professional crew to ensure all your creature comforts are accounted for. Our dedicated concierge team is more than happy to secure you reservations to all the hottest places to dine, drink and party.
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