With 74 tropical islands strung throughout a crystalline azure sea, it’s hard to imagine a seascape like the Whitsundays. Pristine white beaches vie with turquoise waters for your attention, while under the waves is a coral world teeming with life. Located on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, the tropical climate of the Whitsundays makes this the perfect location to experience at any time of year. With average daily temperatures in the mid 20’s, the Whitsundays are the tropical jewel in the Queensland crown.
Discover the Whitsunday islands
On shore, discrete, world-leading resorts are tucked on quiet islands, accompanied by championship golf courses and day spas which soothe away life’s stresses. On the water, superyachts venture out to discover uninhabited islands and the tens of thousands of species which call the Great Barrier Reef home, returning at the end of each itinerary to Abell Point Marina’s fully-serviced 40-70 m berths.
Whilst exploring the Whitsunday islands is a must, staying shoreside has advantages. Wallabies and platypus can be seen in the surrounding national parks, while the township of Airlie Beach offers many international-standard wining and dining options, with activities a-plenty for the more adventurous. Based at Abell Point Marina many iconic superyachts have recently enjoyed this uncrowded paradise for themselves.
Explore pristine anchorages
Accompanying the white sand beaches and jewel green islets is a tangible sense of discovery and escapism; without crowded anchorages, and with a very Australian sense of relaxation. In August 2017, an additional 21 pristine anchorages in the Whitsundays have become accessible to vessels over 35 metres, providing even more reason to sample a Whitsunday cruising itinerary – browse through our anchorages map and discover the cruising options.
Experience an award-winning superyacht marina
Abell Point Marina itself provides the perfect home port from which to explore the aquatic playground of the Whitsundays. Says Paul Darrouzet, Abell Point Marina’s owner and winner of the coveted Superyacht Industry Champion award 2017, “We’ve put millions of dollars into improving roads, parking, cafes, restaurants, and marine services, to back up our already state-of-the-art marina facility offering 500+ berths for 12-70 m vessels”, he says. “The marina is now a floating home for many visitors, and has most definitely become an appealing destination in its own right”.
With improved infrastructure, increasingly more superyacht owners are realizing the cruising and leisure potential of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday islands.