Sailing in the Whitsundays

This afternoon we (Styling you and her husband, Rob and I) arrived at Hamilton Island for a taste of sailing in the beautiful Whitsundays. We are VERY lucky enough to be here for 2 days care of Tourism Queensland & Tourism Whitsundays onboard our catamaran from Cumberland Charter Yachts to show you just how good it can be up here in early spring.

And boy did it deliver! We had THE most spectacular afternoon firstly stopping off for a quick bite to eat before jumping onboard the catamaran and heading out for a sunset sail. The sun was shining, the air warm and as the sun set we had the privilege of seeing about 8 or so whales play all around us. I have never seen anything so special…truly breathtaking. This place really is something special.

The boat is fantastic – 4 berths which could easily fit 4 couples and we are lucky enough to have Charlie skippering for us. Tomorrow we head out into the deeper waters to Whitehaven Beach and beyond with all hands on deck before heading back to Hamilton on Sunday arvo. There are kayaks and snorkels and I’m not afraid to use them! And this light? Impossible to take a bad photo.

I am however, greatly concerned that there could be an incident with a whale, me and a kayak. And by whale I mean an ACTUAL whale. Can you even IMAGINE paddling along and then seeing one of those alongside you?!!

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We are here as guests of Tourism Queensland and Tourism Whitsundays staying onboard Cumberland Charter YachtsΒ for 2 nights. We ate at Manta Ray for lunch.


  1. Such a gorgeous photo of Styling You (sorry, don’t know her real name!) and her husband!

  2. So much beauty!

    Soak it all up lovelies.

  3. I just love that place. Soak it in x

  4. Lisa Mckenzie says

    Amazing pics Beth and the pic of Nikki and her hubby priceless,enjoy!

  5. Stunning photos!

  6. Magic!

    Whitehaven will rock your world tomorrow. Stunning!

  7. I love Nikkis hat. And Rob always looks so DAPPER.

    My bro Cam worked on Hamilton Island for a while, met a beautiful girl there and they travelled Europe together. The photos she took of him in Paris are just a delight, he was so happy.

    LOVING the Whitsundays pics, the food looks delicious xxx

  8. O Beth, I am still THAT EXCITED for you all…….SO.MUCH.FUN!!!!! I am just loving my virtual holiday with you! You guys rock!

  9. Oooh, BabyMac, I love that pic of N and K.
    You take such gorgeous pics, always, but that just captures those two beautifully.

  10. Breathtaking! I hope you take that kayak and meet a whale. What’s the worst that can happen? You’ll be the female Jonah!

  11. A m a z I n g! You very lacking people. I can only dream. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. V x

  12. workingwomenaus says

    The photos are beautiful Beth. Such a magical part of the world, enjoy.

  13. Wow what a stunning place to be, have a great weekend!

  14. Love the photos! Have a great time. Love the photo of Mr SY looking at Nikki. There’s a whole lot of love on that boat. πŸ™‚

  15. love your stunning photos … don’t men have the best legs?!!?
    enjoy those gorgeous NOW moments! cheers all … love m:)X

  16. Wow, OMG and wow!!!!!
    Wishing you all a fantastic weekend! How nice to be away from it all, Enjoy!!

  17. How magical!

  18. Gibbergunyah says

    You need to have a sail Beth, sailing those catamarans is dead easy and fantastic! I met my husband on a charter catamaran, good memories.

  19. Great photos and especially the gorgeous pics of Nikki & Mr SY. Have a wonderful time. x

  20. I have been following this and it is exquisite and just what I want for my 25th wedding anniversary next year. I am taking all your suggestions and going to chat with my bloke.

  21. Ok, so I have just taken a break from packing as we are heading up to Hamilton Island this week. Couldn’t believe you are there now! Looks amazing but I need to know…do I need to pack a jumper??

  22. So glad you are all having such a wonderful time, your photos are just beautiful, Beth πŸ™‚

  23. Amazing photos!! What a wonderful opportunity.

  24. Really lovely, engaging pics B!
    The Whitsundays is such a fine location and one that needs as much care as visitation. Had to laugh as I visualised you paddling along with the whale, chatting away…

    I hope you and Rob aren’t suffering sea legs today.

  25. Oh my I am just green with envy!! On the bucket list!! Terrific photos!


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