Australia Yacht Charter


Australia Yacht Charter

The Whitsundays

A hypnotic blend of land and sea, postcard-perfect scenery, and world-class diving

Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia, the Whitsunday Islands encompass everything you would expect paradise to be. This collection of 74 wondrous islands is surrounded by the tropical waters of the Coral Sea, luring divers from around the globe with its crystalline, reflective waters and renowned diving sites.

As you cruise between the islands, you’ll be immersed in gorgeous, unspoiled white sand beaches, iconic landscapes including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, and the perfectly-shaped natural formation of Heart Reef. Named by Captain Cook, the islands were discovered in 1770, yet, to this day, remain largely uninhabited, with only eight of the islands offering resorts.

Australia yacht view of Whitsundays beach

Underwater exploration is among the best you’ll find anywhere in the world. Swim, snorkel, and scuba dive with thousands of exotic tropical fish and the legendary corals of the Great Barrier Reef. Observe local wildlife in its natural habitat and spot an array of marine life, including humpback whales, dolphins, turtles, and dugongs. There is no limit to what you’ll discover in this magnificent haven.

With direct commercial and private flights transporting travelers from all over the world, the view from above allows you to experience the awe-inspiring landscape even before you set foot on land and board your superyacht.

To take advantage of the best weather for superyacht travel, plan your trip between May and September, when rainfall is low, the water is a refreshing 73ºF, and there are 11 hours of sunlight per day. Your journey will be filled with warm, sunny days, idyllic surroundings, and pure bliss.

Hamilton Island

Fly into Hamilton Island and board your luxury yacht. Stop in to Hamilton Island Yacht Club for some delicious local cuisine, or for a more upscale experience, request a private table at the exclusive, adult-only Qualia Resort. Return to your home on the water for a cruise around the island, stopping at Perseverance Reef or Dent Island to kick off your adventure with a refreshing swim in the glistening water.

Neck Bay, Australia yacht charter

Neck Bay

Make way towards Neck Bay and prepare for tranquil solitude at a gorgeous anchorage surrounded by mirror-calm, brilliantly-blue waters. Between the islands of Shaw and Lindemanm, snorkeling along the coast is the preferred recreational activity, where schools of diverse, brightly-colored fish and stunning coral formations are everywhere beneath the surface. Walk across the bay on the “neck” and leave your footprints in the sand of an isolated beach that’s blanketed with unique shells and pieces of coral.

Clownfish in coral on an Australia yacht charter

The Narrows & Cid Island

Head west towards Long Island Sound and continue on to Cid Island, a naturally-sheltered anchorage where fringing reef is exposed at low tide and offers amazing snorkeling at higher tides. Kayak through the mangroves before settling onboard your yacht to enjoy a meal and absorb the remarkable sights.

Tortoise on an Australian yacht charter

Whitsunday & Hook Island

A short hike up to Whitsunday Peak reveals striking panoramic views over Cid Harbour. Return to sea level and cruise around to the west coast of Whitsunday Island to make use of your yacht’s water toys, or take a more thrilling jaunt on jet skis. Continue to Hook Island, where the Macona and Nara inlets offer gorgeous, sheltered anchorages, a majestic fresh-water rock pool, a stunning waterfall, and Aboriginal rock art.

Aerial view of Langford Island on Australia yacht charter

Langford Island & the Outer Reef

Langford Island is relatively small, but features an elongated sand spit that makes an excellent spot for a beach barbecue or picnic, sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling. Next, explore Butterfly Bay, where you’ll find excellent snorkeling and diving, and namesake butterfly habitants on the bay’s beach at certain times of year. Adventure-seekers can take advantage of the opportunity to head to the Outer Reef, where rendezvous diving can be arranged with a dive guide.

Hardy Reef Beach on Australia yacht charter

Hardy Reef & Hook Reef

This area is known for world-class snorkelling and thrilling dives off dramatic drop-offs, where you’ll find turtles, reef sharks, and barracuda. Take to the air with a helicopter tour and spot the famous Heart Reef from high above.

Aerial view of Hardy Reef on Australia yacht charter

Dumbell Island & Whitehaven Beach

At Dumbbell, you could spend hours exploring the beauty of the underwater world, snorkeling among rainbow-like reefs and bustling marine life. Venture ashore and hike up Hill Inlet for unforgettable views of the magical world below, with marbleized swirls of brilliant blue waters and sun-bleached white sand. Don’t miss Whitehaven Beach, a pristine, award-winning beach that boasts powder-white silica sand that is among the purest in the world. Finally, cruise back to Hamilton Island, where you’ll bid farewell to your captain and crew and leave your yacht, but take with you lifelong memories of an amazing journey.

Snorkelling on Australia yacht charter


THE WHITSUNDAYS OVERVIEW

TIME ZONE: Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10)

CURRENCY: Australian Dollar (AUD)

CLIMATE: Jan : high of 88°F (31°C) and a low of 77°F (25°C)

Feb: high of 86°F (30°C) and a low of 77°F (25°C)

March: high of 84°F (29°C) and a low of 75°F (24°C)

April: high of 82°F (28°C) and a low of 73°F (23°C)

May: high of 79°F (26°C) and a low of 70°F (21°C)

June: high of 75°F (24°C) and a low of °F (18°C)

July: high of 73°F (23°C) and a low of 64°F (18°C)

Aug: high of 77°F (25°C) and a low of 64°F (18°C)

Sep: high of 79°F (26°C) and a low of 68°F (20°C)

Oct: high of 82°F (28°C) and a low of 72°F (22°C)

Nov: high of 88°F (31°C) and a low of 73°F (23°C)

Dec: high of 88°F (31°C) and a low of 75°F (24°C)

yachts for charter

SECRET
SECRET
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 270ft 0in / 82.3m
Price: $993,518
O'PTASIA
O'PTASIA
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 277ft 11in / 84.7m
Price: $946,208
ELEMENTS
ELEMENTS
Cabins: 12
Guests: 24
Length: 262ft 6in / 80m
Price: $946,208
TATIANA
TATIANA
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 262ft 6in / 80m
Price: $916,639
CLOUDBREAK
CLOUDBREAK
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 246ft 9in / 75.2m
Price: $887,070
LAUREN L
LAUREN L
Cabins: 24
Guests: 40
Length: 295ft 3in / 90m
Price: $822,018
AMARYLLIS
AMARYLLIS
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 257ft 3in / 78.4m
Price: $770,000
PLANET NINE
PLANET NINE
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 240ft 2in / 73.2m
Price: $768,794
SOLO
SOLO
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 236ft 3in / 72m
Price: $768,794
11.11
11.11
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 206ft 8in / 63m
Price: $768,794
MOONLIGHT II
MOONLIGHT II
Cabins: 18
Guests: 36
Length: 299ft 10in / 91.4m
Price: $762,880
SUNRISE
SUNRISE
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 173ft 3in / 52.8m
Price: $703,742
WHEELS
WHEELS
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 249ft 4in / 76m
Price: $686,001
CHRISTINA O
CHRISTINA O
Cabins: 17
Guests: 34
Length: 325ft 2in / 99.1m
Price: $662,346
QUANTUM OF SOLACE
QUANTUM OF SOLACE
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 238ft 2in / 72.6m
Price: $662,346
O'MEGA
O'MEGA
Cabins: 14
Guests: 28
Length: 270ft 8in / 82.5m
Price: $650,518
COCOA BEAN
COCOA BEAN
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 242ft 9in / 74m
Price: $650,518
TITANIA
TITANIA
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 239ft 6in / 73m
Price: $650,518
SERENITY
SERENITY
Cabins: 15
Guests: 30
Length: 236ft 3in / 72m
Price: $650,518
ELEGANT 007
ELEGANT 007
Cabins: 15
Guests: 30
Length: 237ft 6in / 72.4m
Price: $620,949
FREEDOM
FREEDOM
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 230ft 0in / 70.1m
Price: $591,380
CHAKRA
CHAKRA
Cabins: 21
Guests: 12
Length: 282ft 2in / 86m
Price: $585,466
MALTESE FALCON
MALTESE FALCON
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 288ft 9in / 88m
Price: $567,725
IRIMARI
IRIMARI
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 206ft 8in / 63m
Price: $544,070

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