The Whitsunday Islands, a collection of 74 largely uninhabited islands between the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef, are some of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. The water is filled with coral and marine life, while the islands are speckled with white sand beaches, rainforests and hiking trails. And that’s before you get to the Aboriginal caves, fjord-like inlets, or bays overflown by colonies of butterflies.
Now MarineMax Vacations has teamed up with Cumberland Charter Yachts and Luxury Yachts Whitsundays to offer the popular Aquila 44 power cat for charter in the Whitsundays – the same boat you may have seen, or chartered yourself, in the British Virgin Islands. It has three staterooms with en suite heads, and each one has lots of headroom for comfortable living and picture windows to enjoy the view. With a 21’ 6” beam, the Aquila 44 is filled with interior and exterior space to make life underway or at anchor easy for everyone on board.
MarineMax has developed a sample seven day charter itinerary, starting with an overnight to the fjord-like Nara Inlet and a visit to Aboriginal caves with paintings that date back 9,000 years. From there on, you’ll be spending time snorkeling, diving, fishing, picnicking on beaches of white-on-white sand, or hiking through rainforests and taking in incredibly beautiful views. For more: