Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
A world away from Australia’s arid outback lies a string of idyllic tropical islands, teeming with life and boasting some of the world’s most spectacular natural landscapes. These are The Whitsundays—a chain of 74 islands off the Queensland Coast and now home to our Australian base.
For those wishing to leave the rat race behind, Hamilton Island is the ideal South Pacific paradise. Home to the famous Hamilton Island Race week, this lush, green paradise isle offers fantastic views across the South Pacific, where pods of migratory whales can sometimes be spotted making their way to deeper waters.
The vast expanse of the Great Barrier Reef runs along the length of Queensland’s coastline, just a handful of miles out from Hamilton Island. Snorkel and dive this subaqueous landscape, renowned as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and explore the pristine beaches, secluded coves and exhilarating bush walks of the fabulous Whitsunday Islands.
Suggested bareboat itineraries
Charter your own private yacht and sail the Coral Sea on an Australian bareboat charter holiday. More experienced sailors will relish the opportunity to explore the Whitsundays at their leisure, stopping off at quiet, picturesque anchorages and striking out to discover the Great Barrier Reef whenever the mood takes them. A liberating and thrilling way to explore the Coral Sea.
Learn to sail at one of our bases. From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, Thailand to Australia, or even a bit closer to home at our Port Solent base, our RYA qualified instructors teach you all the skills you’ll need on your sailing holiday.View Courses
Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 2 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.
Try a skippered holiday
- Relax and let your skipper take charge
- Be as hands on or laid back as you like
- Learn from an expert skipper
- Gain local knowledge and recommendations
- Peace of mind and safety on the water
- Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Hamilton Island/Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
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