Embarking on a Whitsunday yacht charter means you are getting ready to enjoy one of the most incredible holidays of your life. A true dream destination, the natural beauty, serene atmosphere, and pristine waters off the Whitsundays attract visitors near and far. It’s easy to see why this spot is world-renowned as one of the jewels in Australia’s crown. If you’ve chosen to take a sailing vacation in this region, you’ll want to make the absolute most of your trip. Through our many years of experience in this industry, we’ve learned what to do and what to avoid when planning and undertaking your adventure at sea. Here are some sage pieces of advice we have for you, to ensure your boating holiday in the Whitsundays is first rate.
Pick the Right Time of Year
A little research can help you determine which season will be most beneficial for you and your holiday. Some travelers prefer yachting in the colder months, as the crowds are much smaller and they can often enjoy the more popular beaches all to themselves. If you want the best time of year weather-wise, experts say September in the Whitsundays can’t be beat.
Choose the Right Travel Companions
On a private yacht charter, you’ll be spending time in close quarters with your family, friends, and loved ones. Previous holidaymakers often tell us that they wish they’d been more selective about their travel companions. It may sound wonderful to bring all of your friends on a boat with you, but our suggestion is to choose those friends who share similar temperaments and mindsets, if possible. If you want a more relaxing, tranquil yachting holiday, you may not want to bring your rowdiest mate who is looking for a non-stop party. The right travel companions can make your holiday wonderful.
While there are a few well-equipped marinas in the Whitsundays, an adventure in these waters may take you somewhat far from “civilisation.” Pack intelligently, bringing along everything you may want or need on your holiday. We recommend a detailed list of all clothing, accessories, toiletries, equipment, medications, and any extras you think you might need. Our Queensland Yacht Charter vessels are spacious, so you’ll have plenty of room to store everything you pack for the journey.
Get Your Sea Legs Ready
For those who haven’t spent much time on the water, the possibility of seasickness is likely. There are several over-the-counter options to be found in your local pharmacy which may prove to be a lifesaver to you when nausea strikes. We also have a helpful list of ways to prevent seasickness, which you should bookmark and refer to whenever you’re setting sail on the high seas.
Have a Loose Itinerary
Part of the thrill of a yacht charter is the total freedom you have. The opportunities for your itinerary are wide open. Though you’ll probably have some ideas about spots you don’t want to miss, keeping an open mind may allow you to take a chance and discover a more secluded and beautiful region. A loose itinerary also gives you the space to enjoy a variety of activities, and to try a sampling of all that is offered here in the Whitsundays.
Consider Off-the-Beaten-Path Suggestions
Sure, you don’t want to miss the world famous Whitehaven Beach and other popular spots, but what about the lesser-known islands? If you’re looking for a yacht charter holiday that’s more unique, you should definitely consider heading to some of the Whitsundays’ “secret” spots. With spectacular beaches, first class snorkelling, and plenty of onshore bush to explore, you’ll be glad you went off the beaten path.