Australia - Great Barrier Reef

With a little under 3 thousand reefs and 900 islands, the Great Barrier Reef is a diver’s Mecca, a game fishing paradise, an adrenaline-pumping fun capital, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – if you’ve never been here, it’s a crime to miss it. If you are a regular visitor, then you know how its magnetic appeal works.



The lush islands are ripe for exploring – picture wild, uncharted cays, hidden lagoons and tropical rainforests teeming with birdlife. Discovering the seaways around the 74 Whitsunday Islands – probably the most desirable yachting destination in the southern hemisphere- you’ll get to see hundreds of brightly-coloured fish, plenty of seabirds, six of the world's seven species of marine turtle, seals, dugongs, whales, dolphins, and more. Divers will be overwhelmed – in a good way – by the incredible richness of sea life here, including unspoilt areas of coral, over a thousand different species of fish, manta rays and reef sharks.



You’ll be sitting on the deck of your private yacht or perhaps cooling down in an on-deck pool, watching sea eagles swooping down to snatch bait in the water, or playful dolphins frolicking in the waves, or cormorants volplaning gracefully across the sky.

The Great Barrier Reef is the perfect destination for billfishing, particularly well known for its black marlin. It’s the only known ground where black marlin breed, as well as mackerel, sailfish, cod, barramundi, red Fijian snapper and a lot more! Night fishing expeditions – as well as night dives – are a chance to see the fabulous seascape in a totally different light.

The largest known fish, the whale shark, has been spotted near Sudbury reef and on the way between Opal Reef and St Crispins Reef, swimming alone and in a group. These mysterious migratory creatures feed on krill and small nektonic life; they are safe for divers and sometimes even allow swimmers to catch a ride!

In addition to yachting, diving and fishing, there is Ngaro Sea Trail Great Walk, a combination of scenic walking trails (from 170 m to 11 km) and sea passages encompassing South Molle, Hook and a few of the Whitsunday Islands. Taking in the white sand beaches, whimsical calcified cliff tops and the turquoise Coral Sea from the highest point of an island is an experience a true adventurer is sure to relish



Take your private yacht to the largest of the Great Barrier Reef islands, Hamilton Island, where you can get your fix of fine restaurants, creative drinks, golf, and de-stressing massages. The wonderfully scenic marina is well equipped with a chemist’s, a post office, an ice-cream parlour, a bakery, specialty shops, restaurants and bars. There is even a small zoo where you can see wallabies and cuddle with koalas. You can also visit nearby Perseverance Reef or Dent Island for some swimming and snorkelling in crystal clear water. 


Great Barrier Reef – CHARTER A YACHT

Arrange your next idyllic island and reef-hopping charter vacation with Abberley Luxury Yachts and discover the hidden treasures the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.


Yachts for Charter in The Great Barrier Reef

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