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74 islands, zero excuses 4:30pm, Sat 10 Apr 2010

The Whitsundays has never looked better! 74 islands, zero excuses.

The end of the wet season was celebrated with a bang this year, Cylcone Ului was  quite a show and blew away some old signs that were well past due for replacement... Following this has been some very kind weather for Easter with an unseasonal post Easter high descending on the Whitsundays, producing some amazing cruising conditions.

This reinforces what we already know, is that there are zero excuses for not coming to the 74 islands of the Whitsundays and cruising amongst the islands with Cumberland Charter Yachts.

Consider now the months of April, May, June and July which are often overlooked as bare boat charter periods, but the common excuses just don't apply!

Look at these lame-o's that just don't apply...
Its too hot...
Average day time temperatures dip during Autumn and into winter, making conditions ideal for visitors from cooler climates to experience our aquatic wonderland without sweating off kilos. The average maximum temperature of 24 degrees in May dips to a very comfortable 21 degrees in July.

The water is too hot!!
Despite the cooler air temperature, there is not a great variance in the water temps, with some ideal swimming conditions. May typically registers 24 odd degrees in-the-water, with temps dipping to just 21 degrees in July. This is still warmer than most water temperatures in Australia city summers!!

Won't I get stung?
Your garden variety north Queensland marine stingers retire to goodness knows where during the winter months. We are not saying that it is impossible to get stung in the cooler months, but the water born critters are very scarce.

Shark!
We have recently checked the history books on this one and found something amazing. Recorded history in North Queensland shows clearly that the summer months are your best chance of a swim to never forget as attacks have only occurred the months December to March. By the way, there are only 5 incidents to base this statement on!

No fishing closures...
The spring months of the year now feature fishing closures in the Whitsundays to protect spawning mothers. If you are a keen angler, then you will revel in the opportunity of unrestricted fishing during the winter months with plenty of fish on the bite.

Its TOO windy
If “fair winds” are your favourite, then you will be interested to learn that June and July are the months with the lightest winds, closely followed by August and September. On average, these months have wind strengths less than 11 knots at 3pm in excess of 60% of the days.

Its too busy
Did you know that the spring months of September and October are the peak months for bareboating. You would recognise this from the pricing schedules of the sailing companies in the area.  May – July and August for that matter contrast are far quieter and the prices reflect that too. If you have only experienced the Whitsunday Islands during the busy time, than it may be time to give yourself a break from the crowds and come when more solitude is available.

So as you can see, there are zero excuses to delay your (next) visit to the 74 islands of the Whitsundays, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Contact Cumberland Charter Yachts about your bareboat cruising holiday in the Whitsundays soon.
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