All you need is a sunhat, sunglasses and a snorkel and you're ready for a sailing experience of a lifetime. On the Whitsundays, expect to experience is blue skies, pristine white sands a plethora of exotic marine life.
Here are some of the destinations and what you can find to expect on them:
Hamilton Island – Shopping – dining – entertainment
Cid Harbour- Whitsunday Island – Sawmill Beach
Nara inlet – Inland cave exploration opportunities
Blue Pearl Bay – Diving sites at Castle Rock
Hamilton Island represents the hub for sailing on the Whitsundays. This is where you'll find all your seafaring captains and boats for hire. www.aussieadventuresailing.com.au have a whole range of availability to suit every seafaring adventurer. Also, it's the hub of activity on the island for fine dining, accommodation and entertainment. You can expect services the same as you would in any of Australia's major capital cities.
An excellent place to start is to set sail to Cid harbour. If you are a hiker once you reach Sawmill beach, you can hike to the top of Whitsunday peak, only advisable if you are a hiker but the visual rewards when you get there are astounding views, worth the hike.
Once you have been through Cid Harbour, navigate your way to Nara Inlet on Hook Island. On the Whitsundays it's effortless to hit endless white sandy beach to the white sandy beach this then gives you the chance to experience something just that little bit different. Anchor down and reach the nearby caves through the woodlands.
Within the walls of these caves are 8,000 years old aboriginal paintings preserved in time, a real must see along with plenty of other caves and canyons to explore with picturesque dive sites to boot.
Once you've upped anchor head back to Hamilton Island but before you do think about taking a stop-off at Whitehaven Beach, it is statistically one of the most photographed beaches in the world, with its famous 6km stretch of glistening white sand, make sure you didn't forget those sunglasses we mentioned to you at the start.