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Whitsunday Treasures

WRAY briefer, skipper, and all-round nautical expert, Mike Dicker, blogs about the Whitsundays from his unique on-the-water perspective.

The Whitsunday islands offer some of the world's best snorkeling sites & beaches.  So grab your flippers, snorkels and camera and join us here in Australia's tropical paradise for a bareboating holiday you will treasure forever.



Blue Pearl Bay is located on the north-west side of Hayman Island.  Many of our charterers will visit this location to meet celebrity resident, Elvis – a Humphead Maori Wrasse!

Blue Pearl Bay is known for its beautiful beaches, perhaps a lunch time stop may be a great addition to your bareboating itinerary.


Humphead Maori Wrasse

Humphead Maori Wrasse


Hook Island has plenty of great snorkeling spots to explore.  You won’t want to miss out of spending at least one night at Hook.

Butterfly Bay is just one of the areas and is located on the northern part of Hook Island.  There is no anchoring in Butterfly Bay however plenty of moorings to pick up.
The best time to visit is the middle of the day when the light is brightest for viewing a range of beautiful fringing reefs, bommies and marine life.

Luncheon Bay offers beautiful fringing reefs; you may even see some wild goats on the rocks above the bay.  There is also no anchoring due to deeper waters, however again there are plenty of moorings in this bay.  Make sure you go looking for the ‘tunnel of love’, a beautiful swim through coral formation, located in the bay. You may even be lucky enough to spot the family of lion fish who live in the stanghorn coral.

On the south-east side of Hook Island you will find enough more great bays to drop anchor, such as; Mackerel Bay & Saba Bay.  These two locations both have excellent fringing reefs for snorkelling, Mackerel Bay is a known hotspot for several species of turtle found in the Whitsundays.


  Goat at Luncheon Bay  

Coral                                         Goat at Luncheon Bay                                Hook Island - Google Earth View


Stunning, picturesque and rewarding is, Border Island.  Treat yourself to a beautiful location with plenty of coral and bommies to explore.  If you want to take a break from the ‘under water’ life, get your shoes on and shake off those sea legs by taking a walk up the recently completed bush trek.  You will witness beautiful, breathtaking views of the Whitsunday Islands.


Anchored at Cateran Bay (Border Island)


Dumbell Island is located between Whitsunday Island and Border Island and is a fantastic spot to take the kids as you won’t only find picturesque coral but you may also find many Nemo’s (Clown fish).


Dumbell Island - Google Earth View


So what are you waiting for, join us in the Whitsundays to experience some of the world’s best snorkeling destinations. 

Prepare and book today.  Contact us today 1800 075 000 or sales@rentayacht.com.au

The Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Islands