The Whitsunday Islands in Australia are one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world, and for good reason. This gorgeous archipelago boasts of pure white-sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, lush tropical forests, and a myriad of underwater marine life. The best way to enjoy all these wonders is by sailing through the Whitsundays and taking in the breathtaking views. In this blog post, we provide you with a luxury 7-day yacht chartering itinerary that will take you across the best spots in the Whitsundays.
Day 1 - Hamilton Island
The itinerary starts with the luxurious Hamilton Island, a perfect spot to get started on your yacht chartering journey. Take in the stunning views of the coast and relax on the white sandy beaches. You can start sailing towards the Langford Reef located on the eastern side of Hook Island while taking in the incredible scenery before dropping the anchor for the night.
Day 2 - Daydream Island
Day two consists of a short sail south towards Daydream Island, where you can take in the views of the bucolic bays of Bowen's Point and Dugong Inlet. You can even swim with the reef sharks at the Living Reef marine center or enjoy the many activities the island has to offer.
Day 3 - Hayman Island
Hayman Island, known as Australia's luxurious Island paradise, is the next destination on the itinerary. This magnificent little piece of paradise boasts of serene beaches with perfectly clear waters, dramatic rock formations, and breathtaking coral lagoons. Anchor at Blue Pearl Bay and, if you are lucky, swim alongside giant clams and sea turtles.
Day 4 - Whitehaven Beach
After a beautiful night at Hayman Island, it's time to head to the world-renowned Whitehaven Beach. This deserted beach is famous for its pure white sand and is considered one of the world's most stunning beaches. Sailing to the Northern side of Whitehaven beach provides the perfect spot for sunset cocktails before returning to anchor in a nearby bay for the night.
Day 5 - Mantaray Bay
The Whitsundays is full of stunning and secluded beaches where you can relax peacefully. Here you can enjoy diving, snorkeling, and soaking up the wonderful sunshine in Mantaray Bay, nicknamed 'The Aquarium' by locals. By far another great choice to get some diving and snorkeling in. Explore the underwater valleys, caves, and swim-throughs up to 25 meters below the surface. Keep your eyes peeled for two underwater sculptures.
Let's explore the outer reef. The outer great barrier reef and inner fringing reefs are both parts of the Great Barrier Reef marine park off the east coast of northern Queensland in Australia. This reef stretches over 2,300km and is home to thousands of coral, fish, sharks, and other marine life. This is a great spot to explore the unbleached reefs with all the family.
Day 6 - Stonehaven Bay
Stone Haven is an enchanting hidden gem located on the majestic Whitsundays islands in Australia. This tropical paradise is blessed with crystal-clear waters, pristine white sandy beaches, and lush vegetation, making it an ultimate destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.
Apart from the exquisite natural beauty, Stone Haven is also home to a variety of fauna, including kangaroos, wallabies, and other exotic animals. With its impressive geography, the area offers a plethora of exciting activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and kayaking. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the Whitsunday Islands and explore its rich cultural and historical heritage.
Day 7 - Long Island
The itinerary comes to an end on Long Island, where you can catch your final glimpse of the great Barrier reef before departing the Whitsundays. Long Island is home to Peppers Resort, a spot known for its world-famous Bloody Mary's and breathtaking sunset views.
Our luxury yacht chartering itinerary through these stunning islands combines the best of an adventurous voyage with deluxe relaxation, from exquisite beaches to thrilling water activities, explore the depths of the crystal clear water and bask in the glow of some of the most beautiful sunsets of your life. Get in touch with our team to book your Whitsundays week long holiday today.