Welcome on-board your yacht, Lady Pamela in Airlie Beach and meet your crew and fellow voyagers. Sit back, relax and enjoy a refreshment as you embark on your adventure through ultimate paradise of the Whitsunday Islands on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Cid Harbour is located on the western side of Whitsunday Island, Cid is a calm, large anchorage offering numerous shelter options for spending the night. There are several beaches and bays within the harbour as well as some great bushwalks. Cid Harbour has quite a bit of history attached to it. During WW2 the allied navy ships anchored here prior to the battle of the Coral Sea. This calm anchorage has beaches to explore and two bushwalks. A short walk from Dugong Beach to Sawmill Bay. Whitsunday Peak – for experienced walkers only.
Cateran Bay – Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach is a must see on the itinerary of just about every traveller to the Whitsundays. It is one of the most famous beaches in the world and is constantly ranked as one of the best beaches by numerous sources, year after year. The beach stretches over 7klm along Whitsunday Island and offers two bushwalks with fantastic views – Hill Inlet bushwalk (1.3klm return) and Whitehaven to Chance Bay bushwalk (7.2klm return) At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet where there is a short bushwalk from Tongue Bay up to the Hill Inlet Lookout which affords stunning views along the length of the inlet and Whitehaven Beach. Walkers can try the 7.2klm round trip walking track from the southern end of Whitehaven Beach to Chance Bay for spectacular views of the surrounding islands and two beautiful beaches. Part of the Ngaro sea trail.
Nara Inlet-Hook Island
Nara Inlet is a very protected anchorage on Hook Island. A unique factor about Nara Inlet is the cave at the furthest end, where you will find Ngaro Aboriginal cultural site.
The bush track up to the cave is well-marked, gentle and accessible by the people of all fitness levels. Interpretive signage along the way explains the significance of the site and the cave paintings. The calmness of this anchorage is perfectly suited to; swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing. There are rockpools and a waterfalls where you may wish to spend some of your leisure time to admire the surroundings of this beautiful location.
Hook Island – Butterfly Bay
Butterfly Bay is a local favourite for its excellent snorkelling and diving, protection from most wind conditions and namesake Butterfly habitants found on the Bay’s beach at certain times of the year.
Butterfly Bay is a Marine National Park Green Zone. As such it offers snorkelling, diving, abundant marine life (in both shallows and depth) wonderful birdlife with its great protection from the south/south east winds and vast marine, butterfly and bird life, all easily accessible from the beach or off your boat. We may find ourselves spending and extra night or two here to explore this highly diverse bay.
Blue Pearl Bay – Hayman Island – Stonehaven
Blue Pearl Bay is located on the north western side of Hayman Island in the Whitsundays Group. Popular with tourists and locals for snorkelling, diving and sightseeing, Blue Pearl Bay is known for its coral and fish life including a huge resident Maori Wrasse who plays with like he is a puppy.
Stonehaven is a beautiful anchorage popular with Whitsunday boaties due to its close proximity to some of the Whitsundays best snorkelling and diving spots. Other benefits of the bay include, three bays to choose from for anchoring overnight, amazing sunsets, good snorkelling in any of the bays and good fishing.
Airlie Beach – Coral Sea Marina
It’s time to rise and shine and enjoy your last breakfast at sea on your superyacht Lady Pamela
We spend our last time in the water and make our way back to the Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach.
Prepare for your departure and farewells to the crew and fellow YOTSPACE voyagers as we pull into the Coral Sea Marina for an 11am disembarkation.