the 74 odd Islands of the Whitsundays there are hundreds of anchorages
available to yachties. These anchorages range from Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman
Island in the north, Cateran Bay on Border Island in the east and down
to Goldsmith Island in the south. There are coves suitable for fishing,
reefs that are great for diving and heaps of secluded spots just for you
and your favourite person. But what will YOU do??
We suggest that you and the crew sit down and discuss what you would like to see and do during your holiday. You can fish, bush-walk, resort hop or be romantic. Below we have a suggested 7 night itinerary that would show you all of the beauty of the Whitsundays. Your itinerary will be discussed at length during your Area Brief - this will give you some ideas....
To fully enjoy this itinerary, we suggest that you print out the area
map, so you can trace your way around this course.
Click here for the area chart (map)
Depart Abell Point Marina for Nara Inlet
Arrive at Cumberland's Base at Abell Point Marina. Check in at our office (shop 18) and we can loan a trolley for you to load all luggage, food and anything else needed for your cruise. Your briefer will take you to the dive shop to collect your complimentary snorkeling gear. After a thorough briefing on the area and the vessel (about four- five hours) you're ready to take off!!
Watch the mainland disappear as you cruise across the glorious Whitsunday Passage to overnight at the fjord-like Nara Inlet. Nara is protected from all winds and is an excellent first night introduction to your vessel. Proceed into the anchorage, refer to map c10b on page 172 of your 100Magic Miles to reference entry to the inlet. Drop anchor and enjoy nature at its best as the sun sets on your first day.
Image courtesy of Ingrid Hendriksen Photography.
Nara Inlet a snug safe anchorage for first and last night bareboat charters.The location has significant Whitsunday historical interest, not only is this an aboriginal landmark but also renowned for the noteable vessels which have frequented the inlet over the years.
After significant rain waterfalls flow at the deepest part of the inlet.
Make time to visit the cave paintings, at the site you can enjoy a short stroll along the route is interpretive signage, rest under the shade of pine trees and listen to the Dreamtime stories.
Tezza's Tip ...
Avoid first day frustration and get on the water