Named by Captain James Cook during his voyage of discovery, the Whitsundays are a collection of gems set in a sea of pure turquoise.
With their differing sizes, untouched beaches and sandy, tucked away coves they’re a natural paradise for yachtsmen and sun worshippers – made all the more appealing because their waters are shielded from swells by the encircling Great Barrier Reef. In fact, the Whitsundays are so beautiful they’re a protected national park.
Set yourself adrift from the mainstream of life and choose to sail amongst 74 tiny drops of marine perfection – experience the Whitsundays on your own in a privately chartered crewed or uncrewed yacht, or set sail with a small group aboard a sailing boat or a powered catamaran.
Sailing Whitsundays - two or three night cruises
Sail from Airlie Beach to the Whitsundays in a sleek white catamaran or traditional yacht and you’ll have the luxury of being one of a very small number of passengers.
- Choice of single hulled yachts or catamarans
- Powered for fast cruising or sails for quiet relaxation
- Skilled skippers and crews find you the hidden coves and most beautiful islands
- Facilities typically include glass-bottomed kayaks, Jacuzzis, stand up paddleboards, water toys, snorkeling gear and wet suits
- Private cabins with en suites
- Comfortable saloons and dining areas serving great food
Cumberland Charter Yachts – tailor-made cruises
Set your own pace, sail from Airlie Beach to your own desert island. You can choose to crew yourself, or take a qualified skipper with you, on a powered or sailing catamaran or single-hulled yacht.
- Wide choice of 23 boats to suit your style of sailing
- accommodations from 2 to 10 passengers
- Private cabins - most with en suites bathrooms
- Soak up destinations like Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
- Fully equipped galleys and on-board gas barbeques
- iPod connectivity, GPS and VHS radio
- Radio back up and immediate assistance
Whitsunday Blue is another one of the many catamarans sailing the Whitsundays islands.