Boating in the Whitsundays

CATEGORIES: BOATING | By: David Colfelt

For complete information about boating in the Whitsundays, refer to the essential sailing guide for the area, 100 Magic Miles of the Great Barrier Reef – The Whitsunday Islands. Australia’s finest cruising grounds, the Whitsundays, offer scores of protected anchorages each within easy reach of the next. The area has the largest bareboat charter fleet (power and sail) in the South Pacific.

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How to Rent a Yacht in the Whitsundays

CATEGORIES: BOATING | By: David Colfelt

Bareboat yacht charter Bareboat means 'You are the skipper, your friends the crew', but these boats are anything but ‘bare’, usually being very well equipped. Both power boats and sail boats with auxiliary engines are available, ranging in length from about 7 metres (containing 4 berths) up to 15 metres (10 berths). As a rule of thumb, for maximum comfort, the crew should number two fewer

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The Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail

CATEGORIES: BOATING , CAMPING , WALKING | By: David Colfelt

The Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail, an extensive mostly self-guided trail comprising walks and seaways, was opened in 2010. With some of the most spectacular views of the islands to be enjoyed, and a rich cultural history, it's a unique must-do activity on your visit to the Whitsundays. The Trail features walks ranging from as little as 170m one way (30 mins return) to nearly 6km (4 hours return)

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Finding Supplies in the Whitsundays

CATEGORIES: BOATING , RESEARCH TRIPS | By: Anthony Colfelt

There is much to think about when planning a trip to the islands, not the least of which is finding adequate supplies of fresh food and fuel. Finding Fuel in the Whitsundays Depending on the size and style of your boat, you can choose from a few different places to get fuel. If you’re in a trailerable boat, there are a few petrol stations to choose from and you’ll probably want the one

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Exploring Lindeman Island

CATEGORIES: BOATING , CAMPING , RESEARCH TRIPS , WALKING | By: Anthony Colfelt

Lindeman Island is just to the south of the main group of modernly frequented islands. But it has been at the centre of European activity and indeed tourism around the Whitsundays since the 1920s. If you are interested in the history of this area we would recommend reading – Ray Blackwood’s The Whitsunday Islands – An Historical Dictionary. It’s no 'Game of Thrones', but it is

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