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Hosted cruises
Local staff can advise on the many day cruises or extended overnight crewed charters. A private luxury charter offers the best in tailored cruising.
Most cruises offer snorkelling, beach or water games, island visits and appreciation of the unique marine and island ecosystems. You might help to sail, spot eagle chicks on a rocky outcrop, swim with manta rays, be followed on your cruise by dolphins or, from July to September, it could be a humpback whale. On overnight cruises, gaze at the southern skies and spot shooting stars.
Sailing Yourself
With freedom to cruise at your whim, take the helm for a spectacular sailing experience aboard your own private, self- contained sailing or powered vessel.
Day cruises
If time is short, a full day multi-island cruise is ideal. Possibly do more than one cruise as their features vary and variously include snorkelling, Whitehaven Beach and the Hill Inlet lookout, island beaches, learning about the ecology of the islands and their fringing reefs, a visit to a resort island and great food. Ensure you allow for a cruise to the ‘outer’ reef, your destination being a purpose built pontoon with comfortable facilities and reef experiences for young and old. If time is short, fly one or both ways.
On the short cruise menu, take a half day trip or take in the sunset from the water and the spectacular view looking back on Airlie Beach as it lights up for the evening.
For a cruise with a difference, there’s also the Proserpine River for eco appreciation, crocodile spotting and learning about the local river system.
Snorkelling
Get down under the water - the only way to meet in person The Whitsundays’ massive array of reef fish and corals. Sunny days are best to light up the colours but any time wear a shirt to protect yourself against sunburn.
Fishing & Scuba diving
See ‘Adventure’ on the next pages.
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