Ah Christmas, that time of year that everyone has to make that one big decision – What are we doing this year? Let us convince you that chartering a boat around the Whitsundays will be the best decision and not only keep you happy, but most importantly, the whole family!
1. YOU WILL UNWIND LIKE A BALL OF STRING
If you have been in high gear all year and dream about peace and quiet what better way to unwind from the year that has been then setting sail out to secluded islands where all you are required to do is as much or as little as you want. Find a lesser known anchorage, enjoy the “no signal” sign on your phone and kick back with a long book in the sun for hours on end.Find out more
2. ADVENTURE JUNKIES WILL BE IN THEIR ELEMENT
if your holiday style (or your kid’s more to the point!) is more “do, see, experience” as much as possible then put a boat & the Whitsundays together and the possibilities are endless. Hike, Kayak, Swim, Snorkel, Sail! Tire yourself and the family out by exploring a new anchorage, beach and island everyday – there are over 100 options to choose from so we’re pretty sure you won’t run out!More Experiences
3. DETOX FROM YOUR DIGITAL WORLD
If you’re more familiar with the top of your kid’s heads looking down at their phones and the first thing you check in the morning is your email then taking the family out to sea with little phone reception may be just what the doctor ordered. You can reconnect and take a time out from your day to day lives – but don’t worry, you will still have cool stuff to look at such as the largest reef in the world, hundreds of types of marine life, along the sheer beauty of the islands and white sandy beaches to keep your eyes busy. Plus, it will provide you with some great Instagram pics for posting later #HolidayenvyMore Whitsundays
3. EXPERIENCE A TRUE AUSSIE CHRISTMAS
Nothing says ‘Christmas in Australia’ more than throwing a few prawns (or shrimps for our American friends!) on the Barbie, playing some beach cricket and taking an avro nap! Spend Christmas day enjoying fresh seafood & other local produce from one of our provisioning partners, then hit the beach (Whitehaven Beach that is – yep, the most famous aussie beach) before retiring back to your boat for a leisurely nap on the back-deck lounges, front deck tramps or by getting gently rocked to sleep in your cabin.Beaches to visit
5. IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE PRESENTS
Bring the family back down to earth by taking the focus off the material gifts and enjoy the best of what nature has to offer. While there may not be a chimney on board form Santa to climb down, have fun with the kids collecting twigs and sticks from the islands to make your own Christmas tree, spend the days swimming the reef with Manta Rays and Turtles, wander the secluded beaches for shells and teach your kids how to sail. This might just be the year you get away with not getting them the latest PlayStation game, but we’re pretty sure they still call it their favourite Christmas yet!View Suggested Itineraries
6. ESCAPE THE PRE-CHRISTMAS MADNESS
If your days leading up to Christmas are spent running around buying last minute presents, coordinating Christmas day visits to extended family, and organising a feast for the army– leave it all behind and charter a boat. All the hard work and organisation will be done well before December 25th with CYA on hand to take care of any last details. Local provisioning companies can sort, prep and deliver your Christmas day feast and your boat will provide you a comfortable and fully equipped home away from home. So instead of pushing through the pre-Christmas shopping crowds the only crowds you’ll be seeing are the school of rainbow fish while snorkelling off the back of your boat!
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7. GUARANTEED FAMILY TIME
One thing we have seen over the years of operating a charter company is as soon as Mum & Dad put the call out that they’re hiring a bareboat in the Whitsundays ALL the kids come rushing to join! What better way to guarantee your family will all be together over Christmas than enticing them with a boat charter around the Whitsundays! We have boats suitable to accommodate all family sizes & budgets and will help create your perfect holiday tailored to your needs & requests.View Fleet