The 74 tropical islands of the Whitsundays provide an idyllic basis for luxury superyacht experiences on the water. From thrilling encounters with an abundant marine life to the seductive bliss of bone-white sands, the Whitsundays is an infinite source of inspiration. Here are the reasons why your next superyacht charter should be set in the Whitsundays.
A Unique Setting
The swirling sands of Hill Inlet on Whitehaven Beach are an iconic sight that would dazzle even the most well-travelled of guests. The sight is somewhat enhanced when it is taken in from the comfort of your private superyacht, sipping champagne and savouring exquisite foods prepared by your personal chef.
First and foremost, the Whitsundays offer a scintillating natural paradise that basks in a luscious sub-tropical climate. These turquoise waters are brimming with adventure, where your superyacht can explore isolated bays and perfect anchorages to stop and allow you to immerse yourself in the region’s awe-inspiring natural splendour.
With an assortment of vibrant blues, greens and whites, the Whitsundays is an awe-inspiring destination which encapsulates the spirit of yachting escapades. Chartering a yacht in the Whitsundays is simply the best way to immerse yourself in one of Australia’s most pristine locations. Spend quality time with friends and family as you make use of your superyacht’s luxury amenities in complete seclusion, hopping between sublime islands and bays to find your favourite spot to anchor.
Great Reef Dives
For the adventurous souls among your charter group, the Whitsundays is a gateway to some of the best dive sites in the world. No underwater experience is comparable to the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living thing on the earth and visible from space.
Your superyacht charter itinerary can be filled with stops to exhilarating dive sites where, with local experts to lead the way, you will delve into the water to swim amongst hundreds of species of fish as well as turtles, manta rays and even visiting dolphins.
Exploring the Whitsundays by superyacht gives you a freedom and privacy that is incomparable to anything else. Away from the hoards of tourists, you can soak up rays on the decks as you set your course for some of the best-known sites for diving and snorkelling.
All throughout the Whitsundays, there are phenomenal dive sites that are easily accessible by yacht. From the giant trevally and barramundi that inhabit The Hangover just off the coast of Airlie Beach, to the spectacular Manta Ray Drop Off at Bait Reef, this is a region blessed with extraordinarily diverse seascapes.
Superyachts can anchor in fascinating locations where divers can explore bommies, caves and crevasses with thriving sealife comparable to that of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. For charter guests, this provides the opportunity to discover an enthralling underwater world without leaving the exotic setting of the Whitsundays.
Complementing the opulence of your superyacht are the numerous luxury resorts to be found around the Whitsundays. Your superyacht charter will usually begin from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island, where world-class marinas offer scenic starting points for your voyage and award-winning yacht facilities.
Airlie Beach, the largest town on the Whitsunday Coast, is a hub for entertainment and activity that oozes style and a delightful ambience. Here, you can browse charming boutiques and sample waterfront fine dining to add some no-land adventure to your charter itinerary.
Hamilton Island, with its own private marina and resort, is very much a destination within a destination. This is a hotspot for luxury superyachts and a popular base for exploring the Whitsundays. The largest of the inhabited islands, Hamilton Island is a mecca for adrenaline-inducing escapades on the water, launching guests into water sports in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Your superyacht charter can be enhanced with an unforgettable flight over the exclusive Heart Reef, a renowned reef aptly named for its heart-shaped formation.
Should you require some extra pampering after an action-packed charter, be sure to spend some time at Hamilton Island’s Qualia resort. One of the esteemed Luxury Lodges of Australia, Qualia offers signature luxury experiences and an enticing Spa surrounded by the natural splendour of the Whitsundays.
Some of the most sought-after superyachts in the South Pacific are available for charter in the Whitsundays. Among those yachts area; ONEWORLD, INFINITY PACIFIC, MASTEKA 2, SETTLEMENT, BELUGA, AWOL, ALANI, CORROBOREE, SAHANA, DE LISLE III, SPIRIT, and THREE RIVERS.