Whitsundays Sailing Whitsundays Sailing

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, snorkelling 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
  • Accommodation 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.

  • The accuracy and efficiency of the whole trip was outstanding. My specific requests were closely observed.

    AM, India, 2014


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