Season: April – September Price: From AU$12,000 per night Additions: Flights, transfers, Hamilton Island drop off and dive instructor
DAY ONE – ABELL POINT
Your Whitsundays adventure starts at Abell Point Marina, where our crew welcome you on board Phoenix One. Settle in and relax whilst the chef prepares a leisurely lunch to enjoy as we depart to the scenic outer reef.
We arrive at Hook Reef to enjoy a late afternoon snorkel featuring an abundance of fish, coral and marine life. This will be our anchorage for the night, in the sheltered waters of this magnificent reef- perfect to watch the tranquil sunset while dinner is prepared by your chef.
DAY TWO – HAYMAN ISLAND
The morning starts with breakfast and a snorkel for those who wish to, before we lift anchor and cruise to Line Reef to further explore the stunning underwater world. Try your hand at catching a Coral Trout for dinner, or enjoy exploring the reef from on top of the water with a guided jetski ride.
After a freshly prepared lunch on board, we journey from the Outer Reef back to Hook Island (approximately 3 hours) to the waters of Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island. This lovely bay is a great place for a snorkel and an opportunity to feed the fish.
After dinner enjoy a relaxing spa on the sun deck, taking in the incredible stars thanks to the low light pollution.
DAY THREE – HOOK ISLAND
Wake up to an alfresco breakfast and the beautiful landscape of Butterfly Bay as we cruise around the top of Hayman Island to Hook Island. Here we head ashore on the tender to explore the beach and enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch and a swim.
After lunch we head to Mantaray Bay to enjoy snorkeling on the fringe reef with an abundance of colourful reef fish species. The area is home to the striking, yet rather unusual looking Maori Wrasse- known to be very friendly. We will anchor in the calm bay overnight.
DAY FOUR – NARA INLET
Rising at leisure to a continental and cooked breakfast, enjoy the sounds of this beautiful bay before we lift anchor to travel to Nara Inlet, where you can head ashore for a bush walk and explore the caves with historical Aboriginal art.
If bush walking doesn’t appeal, enjoy the water from our 1 sea kayaks or 2 stand up paddle boards, or enjoy some water sports including water skiing and sea biscuiting.
DAY FIVE – WHITEHAVEN BEACH
After waking, we depart Nara Inlet to cruise to iconic Whitehaven Beach. Our crew will transfer you ashore by tender with drinks, sunscreen, & towels. Enjoy a swim or a long walk along the pristine white sands before a picnic lunch on the beach and transfer back to Phoenix One.
In the afternoon, we travel to Tongue Bay with the option to head ashore again to enjoy a hill inlet walk with breath-taking views of Whitehaven Beach. Once back onboard we will travel Cateran Bay on Border Island with the opportunity to enjoy more snorkeling on the fringe reef.
DAY FIVE – HAMILTON ISLAND
Enjoy a last breakfast as we cruise to Hamilton Island on your day of departure. The crew will assist you with your luggage as you to depart at Hamilton Island Marina to continue your luxury holiday on shore.
With a domestic airport on Hamilton Island your return trip home will be stress free and leave you with special memories of your Whitsunday Islands adventure.
Season: October – November Price: From AU$12,000 per night Additions: Flights, transfers and dive instructor
DISCLAIMER- This is only an example itinerary intended as a sample of what is possible in this region. Actual itineraries will be provided on an individual basis based on preferences and weather conditions.
The charter begins in beautiful Port Douglas located an hours drive from Cairns. Captain Dave will meet you at the entrance to Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and escort you to Phoenix One where you will be welcomed on board by our experienced crew and provided with refreshments and lunch as we depart Port Douglas and head North to MacKay Cay.
MacKay Cay is located only a few miles from Cape Tribulation World Heritage rain forest and it is here where our in water activities commence. Snorkelling, diving, kayaking, sea biscuit or just relax on the beautiful sandy cay.
Phoenix One will anchor for the night and the sunset can be enjoyed while drinks and canapés are served on the beach before returning to the vessel for a sumptuous dinner.
After enjoying an alfresco breakfast, Phoenix One will depart MacKay Cay to travel to the Outer Great Barrier Reef and our next anchorage on the edge of Australia’s continental shelf.
The diving and snorkelling options are limitless amongst the undulating meadows of coral reefs. During the course of all the activities we will have the support of our high speed tender which will supervise the in water activities.
You will return to Phoenix One for lunch and to recharge before more diving or snorkeling to maximize your time experiencing with natural wonder of the world.
Phoenix One will travel along the inside of the spectacular Ribbon Reefs offering opportunities to scuba dive, snorkel and paddle board or try your hand at recreational reef fishing.
Your chef will create incredible seasonal dishes with fresh produce tailored to your preferences at each meal.
An early morning arrival at the jewel of the Great Barrier Reef; Lizard Island. The island is surrounded by 24 secluded beaches waiting to be explored. You will meet Harry, the resident Grouper and the most placid and harmless Tawny Sharks.
The fringing reefs around Lizard Island offer some amazing snorkelling. Lizard Island is only one hour from the Outer Barrier Reef where the famous Cod Hole dive site is located.This area is also the heartland of the Grander Black Marlin (1000+ lbs) which are fished in season from late September to early December.
From Lizard Island you will return to Cairns by way of scenic flight over the pristine areas visited by Phoenix One.
Season: December – March Price: From AU$12,000 per night Additions: Flights and shore side transfers
Arrive at Marina Mirage, Main Beach at your leisure to board Phoenix One.
Departing the marina to cruise the Gold Coast Broadwater North past Wave Break Island, Sovereign Island, South Stradbroke Island and the Coomera River while enjoying lunch on the fly bridge watching the passing scenery.
Anchoring at Jumpinpin with the option to head ashore for a beach walk, watersports or a spot of fishing before reboarding Phoenix One for dinner in the saloon while the spa is prepared for a relaxing soak under the stars.
Waking to beautiful white sandy surrounds, enjoy an alfresco breakfast at leisure on the fly bridge before we lift anchor to cruise North to Moreton Bay Marine Park. Moreton Bay is the gateway to Brisbane River and is home to an abundance of wildlife including dolphins, dugongs, turtles and whales in season.
Depending on weather and prevailing winds, anchorage in Horseshoe Bay to head ashore for an optional picnic lunch and walk on Peel Island with snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding and waterskiing all available.
In the afternoon cruise from Peel Island to Moreton Island to anchor at Tangalooma for an evening relaxing at anchor watching the sunset with cocktails and decadent dinner prepared by your chef.
Rising at your leisure in the morning to take in the full beauty of Moreton Island with soaring white sand dunes and aqua blue waters. Tangalooma wrecks offer a snorkelers paradise with an incredible range of fish and marine life.
After a relaxing breakfast choose to head ashore to explore the sandy beaches and island, snorkel the wrecks, arrange wild dolphin feeding through the local resort or partake in watersports.
As the sun sets over the Moreton Bay relax on the flybridge with beverages and canapes while the spa is prepared for your use and dinner is served at your leisure.
Departing our Tangalooma anchorage after breakfast, enjoy the cruise to St Helena’s with the option to head ashore to explore this heritage-listed island which was once a prison.
After lunch we will head into Brisbane River to enjoy viewing the city skyline from the water past Kangaroo Point and the impressive riverside cliffs, bustling Southbank precinct and impressive bridges linking the city.
In the late afternoon we will travel back to a sheltered anchorage in Moreton Bay with the option to have an evening of competitive fun with a selection of board games alongside beautifully matched wines and cheese platter before retiring to the saloon for dinner.
Awake to enjoy your final breakfast on board Phoenix One in Moreton Bay before taking in the scenery as we cruise South again through the Gold Coast waterways back to Marina Mirage to depart at midday.
WHAT OUR CHARTER GUESTS SAY
“Thank-you to all the crew for an amazing holiday. The weather was incredible and being able to dive sites away from all the crowds was just what we were after.”
– S. Coff
“Outstanding experience on a truly amazing luxury vessel with a knowledgeable friendly crew. The perfect way to see and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef. We saw sea turtles, gorgeous coloured coral, starfish and many types of fish!”
– F. Adamson
“It was just perfect – crew were attentiv and friendly without being ‘in your face’. The food was amazing hence we ate far too much!”
– H. Stack
“Loved fishing, snorkeling, the boat, the friends and the staff. All the food was amazing. You were all Worldclass!
– A. Eriksson
“We had the most magical time for our honeymoon, it was the most amazing and special experience we could have ever hoped for! We did and saw way more than we could have expected. So many special experiences. Every meal was amazing. Everything was just perfection, the crew made it just so wonderful! We would recommend this experience to everyone.”
– JL & N Chapman
“Absolutely fabulous crew and boat. The service, food, beverages and communication were all exceptional. The team did everything possible to make our day memorable.”
– R Hayek
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