FAQ – Whitsundays

What do you supply?

A professional and friendly skipper and concierge.

Stand up paddle board

Clear bottom kayak

XL lillipad

Stinger suit and snorkel gear

Sunscreen

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

Food

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:

Breakfast

French toast with rhubarb and ricotta,

Toast with spreads such as vegemite, jam, honey, peanut butter, nuttella,

Cereal, fruit and yogurt

Morning tea

A selection of cakes, slices and biscuits

Lunch

A selection of chicken, tuna and salad wraps

Fruit platter

Sunset snacks

Grazing platter with cheese, cured meats, sundried tomatoes, stuffed peppers, dip,bread and crackers

Dinner

Pan-fried salmon, Greek roasted potatoes with crumbled feta, tossed green salad and crusty bread

Baileys, berries and chocolate trifle

Whitsunday Destinations

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.

Weather

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.

Your Crew

Colleen
Skipper and owner
0490 175 739
colleen@xtsea.com.au
David
Concierge and Owner
0417 593 899
david@xtsea.com.au

Whitsunday Islands

Phone: 0417 593 899 (David)
Phone: 0490 175 739 (Colleen)
Whitsundays, Australia (Winter)
Sydney, Australia (Summer)