The Whitsundays is a collection of 74 Island Wonders, located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, on the tropical coast of Queensland, Australia. A visit to theses Islands is a feast of the senses, surrounded by natural beauty, dotted with secluded beaches, and friendly towns from which to explore. The hardest part is choosing how to fit it all in.
Explore this incredible diversity from the bow of a sailboat. Cruise through the islands and drop anchor for a quick snorkel and wake up to a sunrise over world famous Whitehaven Beach. Or enjoy the spoils of a mainland resort with Coral Sea views at Airlie Beach, yet another wonder. The Whitsunday Coast is as diverse as the tropical islands dotting the horizon just offshore. Secluded beaches and wooded peninsulas surround friendly townships. Airlie Beach is the relaxed, cosmopolitan, central hub of the coast. The Whitsundays are famous for their tropical islands, only a handful of which have resorts on them. The World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Home to tens of thousands of species of brilliantly coloured fish, coral and other marine life the Great Barrier Reef is a spectacular underwater playground, and the Whitsundays lies in the very heart of the reef.
Dream Yacht Charter is everywhere you want to sail. With 33 locations worldwide and more than 450 boats to choose from the hardest part is deciding when to go. If you are dreaming of the Whitsundays then Queensland Yacht Charters are the company of choice. For the adventurous holiday maker, you can sail, swim, snorkel, bushwalk, catch that big fish, climb a mountain and kayak down an inlet or for the less adventurous sail to a secluded anchorage, picnic on the beach, gaze at the scenery, read a book and eat, drink, laugh and enjoy the warm tropical breezes of the Whitsundays.
Queensland Yacht Charters are a reputable bareboat charter company established in 1980. Since this time they have consistently proven to their clients that they are the leaders in their field, delivering a quality product second to none. A bareboat charter is a “skipper yourself” holiday (which means hiring a boat without crew). Previous experience is required, however they can also arrange a skippered charter or fully crewed with a cook as well. Choose your preferred vessel from their fully maintained, modern fleet of twenty-eight yachts to suit all budgets. Designs include Catalina Yachts, Seawind Catamarans, Fountaine Pajot Catamarans, Tasman Catamarans, and the Montebello Catamaran.
Dream Yacht Charter was established in 2001 by Loic Bonnet who has been actively involved in the yachting industry for many years having been responsible for overseeing several of the largest prestigious companies within the industry. In May 2010 he acquired the long standing and respected Whitsunday charter company—Queensland Yacht Charters. This acquisition joins a growing list of bases around the world which currently stands at 30 and makes Dream Yacht Charter the second largest charter company worldwide.
The Dream Yacht Charter fleet comprises mostly of catamarans ranging from 38’ (12m) to 82’ (25m) with a selection of monohulls and powered catamarans available. They also offer speciality “Cabin Cruises” of which there are many itineraries and destinations to decide on. So whether you are an experienced, seasoned sailor or maybe you just dream of sailing in exotic destinations with like minded people—there is something at Dream Yachts for you.
The Whitsundays uniquely Australian tropical islands were first navigated by Europeans in 1770. Lying between 20° and 21° south, you will find it today just as magnificent as it was then. These rugged islands are covered in lush tropical rainforest and are surrounded by brilliant clear blue and turquoise waters teeming with tropical fish, turtles, manta rays, dolphins and whales in winter.
The Whitsundays are one of the few places in the world to combine nature at it’s unspoilt best with your choice of civilization—from 5 star sophistication to a hammock on the beach.
Aboriginals of the Ngaro tribe plied these island waterways in their bark canoes for millennia. Some remnants of this unique indigenous maritime heritage are still visible and accessible on several islands. So, when you are standing in front of the cave on the hillside above Nara Inlet, looking out at the peacefully anchored yachts to the lush rainforest across the water, let your imagination run free to thousands of years ago. The thought will come to mind “the Ngaro people certainly knew how to pick a good spot”. Today in this special World Heritage area, Queensland Yacht Charters offers you a floating home with which to explore this treasure trove of islands. Still unspoilt and uncrowded, the protected waterways, beaches, coral reefs, and rainforests are easily accessible.