What do you supply?
A professional and friendly skipper and concierge.
Stand up paddle board
Clear bottom kayak
Stinger suit and snorkel gear
Towels – including beach towel
All linen and pillows
Hot/cold shower with shampoo and conditioner
Audio system with blue tooth
USB charging ports
Extensive movie library
Xbox 360 with games
Marine and national park fees
We provide all meals and some snacks on your Whitsunday cruise. Tea/coffee and water are also provided, however alcoholic drinks are up to you.
When your booking is confirmed our experienced and friendly staff will work with you to design a menu everyone will enjoy.
A sample menu:
French toast with rhubarb and ricotta,
Toast with spreads such as vegemite, jam, honey, peanut butter, nuttella,
Cereal, fruit and yogurt
A selection of cakes, slices and biscuits
A selection of chicken, tuna and salad wraps
Grazing platter with cheese, cured meats, sundried tomatoes, stuffed peppers, dip,bread and crackers
Pan-fried salmon, Greek roasted potatoes with crumbled feta, tossed green salad and crusty bread
Baileys, berries and chocolate trifle
XTsea is able to travel where others cannot even out to the reef itself. However for a comfortable visit the weather has to be quite moderate. This means little or no wind, so we’ll most likely be motoring there. It’s a fair trip, and takes a lot of time.
The Whitsunday Islands are packed with spots to experience. Whitehaven Beach is a must-see, and the walk up to the lookout over Hill Inlet from Tongue Bay is also a treat. The bays across the top of Hook Island are wonderful, and with clear skies the night stars over the pacific are spectacular.
We’ll discuss with you what you want to see and do and work with the weather to tick all your boxes.
Climate in the Whitsundays during June to September is normally a minimum of 17 and a maximum of 22. June averages 9 days with rain, with July and August averaging 5. We can’t guarantee glorious weather every day, but the averages say the weather is usually pretty good.
Hamilton Island or Airlie Beach?
You have a few choices getting to and from the Whitsunday area. Airlie Beach is the township located on the mainland, and is serviced by the airport at Proserpine or you could always make the long drive there. Hamilton Island also has an airport and the experience of dropping down onto their short landing strip is not to be missed.
If you are on Hamilton Island and wish to get to the mainland, the ferry trip takes 45 minutes or so, and costs $62 per person (2019 rates). Getting to the mainland allows you to explore Airlie Beach, and there are plenty of shops and accommodation available.
Choosing a pick up or drop off from Hamilton Island will cost you $200 each way. However, it puts you that little bit closer to the best parts of the near islands, especially Whitehaven Beach.
What should I bring?
Pack light! Space on board is limited, so only a small and preferably soft overnight bag is all you should bring. You will need a hat, sunglasses, swimwear, toiletries, camera, one pair of sturdy shoes to wear ashore and a small amount of clothes
There are lockers located at Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach for your excess luggage.