Highly competitive long-term berth rates at Coral Sea Marina make this an ideal base for cruises further afield. Spending a season, or year, can save on costs that accrue elsewhere, and generate some significant returns in the process.
As the Whitsundays is located in a the central part of the Great Barrier Reef, the quantity of experiences that lie in neighbouring regions, both to the north and the south, only increase the many values of an extended cruising experience in the Whitsundays.
- Museum of Underwater ArtMuseum of Underwater Art
Museum of Underwater Art
The Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA), is a selection of underwater art installations, at various locations, designed to preserve the local people, history and stories of the region.
These sculptors are designed by the World's leading underwater sculptor, Jason DeCaires Taylor, and one can be found only a short distance away just off the coast of Townsville, 270km north of Airlie Beach.
The Coral Greenhouse, the largest and first MOUA installation, was designed to share a message of conservation and restoration, where artist Jason DeCaires hopes to advance education and offer opportunities for scientists, marine students and tourists to engage in reef restoration.
- SS YongalaSS Yongala
Experience a unique adventure and dive the historic SS Yongala shipwreck, located off shore from Ayr, 288km north of Airlie Beach.
Over 100 years ago the Steam Ship Yongala sank in a cyclone in the Great Barrier Reef marine Park. It was one of the most tragic maritime disasters in Australia. Now, covered in coral and home to hundreds of species, the Yongala lives on in harmony with the surrounding marine environment. and is the largest, most intact historic shipwreck in Australian Waters.
The diving at this site is spectacular, and for certified divers it provides a bucket-list worthy experience.
To organise your own dive tour of this exceptional location, speak with your Superyacht Concierge.