WHITSUNDAYS 7 DAY
WHITSUNDAYS 7 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY
The Whitsundays or to give them their proper title, The Cumberland Islands, are located in the Southern
reaches of the Great Barrier Reef.
Named by the famed Captain Cook, this stunning archipelago consisting of 74 Islands was discovered in 1700
on the second Sunday of Easter. Only 8 are inhabited with resorts. Almost all of the Islands are National parks
covered with grass, trees and bush fringed by reefs and in many cases glorious white Sandy beaches.
Known as Ngaro Country, the Whitsundays reflect Aboriginal presence throughout the territory. Research
points to Aboriginal habitation dating back some 8000 years. Wall paintings in caves at Nara inlet and on
Hook Island indicate rich harvests of fish, turtle and rock oysters supplying the indigenous tribes of the region.
June is the start of the Australian winter and air temperature is normally around 25 degrees C or 75 F. The
evenings can be a little cooler and a light jacket or sweater may be advisable. Possible occasional light
showers in the afternoon. Sunrise 06.30/Sunset 17.30 approx.
The water temperature usually hovers around the 24 degrees C /73 F. A summer wetsuit is recommended for
water activities such as swimming, snorkelling and diving. We do have a good selection on board however I
would suggest bringing your own if possible as we cannot guarantee the perfect fit which is needed to ensure
the wetsuit keeps you warm.
Diving, Snorkelling, Fishing, SUP, Kayaking, Kite surfing, Spear Fishing, Hiking, Golf, Beach combing,
Restaurants, Bars and cultural experiences are among the myriad of pursuits we have to offer in this
DAY 1 – Hamilton Island
After disembarking your flight at Hamilton Airport you will be met by Captain Martin and transferred to MY Spirit berthed nearby and introduced to your friendly professional crew for the next week. Time to unwind….At your leisure you will be briefed on safety and familiarized with Spirit and her facilities and toys, we hope you will treat her as your home away from home for your time on board. The rest of the day can be spent exploring Hamilton Island or perhaps we can organize a round of Golf at the famous Hamilton Island Golf Course on Dent Island which has 18 holes and par 71 designed by Peter Thompson. This can of course be an option for the following day.
Lunch served on board at your leisure and perhaps a table for Dinner at the stunning yacht club.
DAY 2 – Neck bay
At first light we will depart our berth and head south to the Lindeman group of Islands. Here we will find anchorage in the protected waters of Neck Bay on Shaw Island. We will launch our tender from the Hydraulic platform and ready our fishing tender and use them to explore the surrounding Islands and reefs. Fishing, Snorkeling, Hiking, Kayaking and SUP will be on the menu today.
Breakfast and lunch will be served at your convenience and today’s dinner could be a barbecue Aussie style served on land.
DAY 3 – Whitehaven Beach
After a leisurely breakfast we will make our way North to Whitehaven Bay where the famed Whitehaven beach with its swirling brilliant white silica sand is located. Weather permitting we will anchor in Tongue or Apostle bay giving us access by tender to Hill Inlet, its hikes and amazing array of shifting sands and mangroves, home to wide variety of fish and wildlife. The afternoon will see us heading to the North to anchor securely in Butterfly Bay on Hook Island.
Lunch and Dinner at your leisure.
Scuba Divers Ready to take the Plunge
DAY 4 – Butterfly Bay, Luncheon bay and Manta Ray Bay
Waking up and having your coffee brought to you on the aft deck, is a fantastic way to start the day. After a leisurely start to the day, we would suggest exploring the delights of the Northern Bays of Hook Island. Diving, Snorkeling and fishing will be the recommended pursuits of the day with maybe some hiking in the afternoon…
Lunch and Dinner on board at your convenience.
DAY 5 – Nara and Macona Inlets.
This morning we will lift the anchor and relocate to the Southern Inlets of Hook Island. Located in the Northern reaches of the stunning Nara Inlet you will find the Aboriginal Rock Art created by the Ngaro People. The rich history of the worlds oldest living culture is evident here. Nara Inlet also features a stunning hike leading to breathtaking views. This is well worth the effort and a great opportunity to stretch your legs and get some exercise
Lunch and Dinner as always is served at you convenience.
DAY 6 – Whitsunday Island
We like to keep your scenery fresh and new and this morning will relocate to Whitsundays Island. I would recommend an early hike to Whitsundays Peak to enjoy the breathtaking views that it has to offer. The rest of the day will see exploration of the glorious bays and inlets that abound in this area. Kayaking, SUP, snorkel or fish your way through this wonderful location…….
Chef Jo will be busy creating Gourmet delights ready for your return and our friendly stewardess will be topping up your drinks. Maybe the Jacuzzi would be a nice place to relax and take in the scenery.
DAY 7 – Hamilton Island
Sadly today is your last day on board Spirit, we will make sure you leave happy, relaxed and ready to face the real world once again. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport, by the fantastic concierge service Hamilton Island has to offer and catch your flight which will take you home. We sincerely hope you leave with fond memories of your Super Yacht Spirit, The Whitsundays and your crew.
There will always be a qualified crew member to guide and instruct you in the use of Spirits water sports equipment. In the interest of safety all water sports will be supervised.
The following equipment is readily available.
- Scuba Diving
- Wake Boarding
- Water Skiing
- Inflatable/Towable toys
- Selection of wet suits, dive skins and rash protection
- Kite boarding equipment for qualified kite boarders can be rented ashore
- Scuba Diving is available for certified divers with insurance in place
- Instructor accompanied Scuba diving is available for non-certified divers
- Kite Boarding is available for IKO certified kiters
- Kite Boarding lessons are available but need to be booked in advance
We have a selection of wet suits, Dive Skins and rash protection on board however we suggest if you have your own then bring it along as you will be far more comfortable.