Highlights of a visit to the Whitsunday's

Diver at the Yongala shipwreck

Diving and snorkelling

The Whitsunday Islands are surrounded in fringing reefs, shallow diving and rich in diversity. Just 16nm offshore is the outer barrier reef, big marine life and big drop offs. We can organise tours to the world famous Yongala shipwreck dive, a 109m steamship that sank in a cyclone in 1911, now covered in coral and surrounded in life. If you want to see BIG marine life and lots of it, this is the dive for you. Expect to see sharks, stingrays, turtles, huge grouper and sea snakes.

Catching Spanish Mackeral Whitsundays

Fishing

All types of fishing is catered for. Game fishing for all types of Billfish like Black Marlin, Sailfish etc and Pelagic Fishing for Tuna, and Mackerel. Reef, estuary and Dam fishing (Barramundi) is also possible.

Beaches

Whitehaven beach and the swirling sands of hill inlet, have been voted 2nd best beach in the world due to its 7km stretch of pure white silica sand. Many other beaches boast similar sand. You will also find a variety of beaches in sandy bays, sand spits and coral coves.

Hole 16 Hamilton island golf club

Golf

Dent island boasts a 18 hole par 71 course, perched along the high ridges and boasting spectacular views of the islands.

hamilton sland resort

Island Resorts

Hamilton island resort has 5 star accommodation and restaurants in qualia resort and spa. The island has a large marina, domestic airport, shopping and dining, range of activities and tours, and access to bush walks to passage peak lookout. Hayman island resort is a 5 star resort with dining, shopping, seaplane and helicopter access, Bushwalks and a small marina.

Mainland

From the mainland port of Airlie beach, where you can berth at Abell Point Marina and Port of Airlie, you can access scenic flights over the reef and islands, waterfalls, 5 star dining, shopping, Barramundi fishing, Platypus viewing in the wild (one of the only places in Australia), domestic airport and accommodation.

aboriginal cave paintings

Bushwalks and Indigenous culture

Many of the islands have bush walks to spectacular lookouts or beaches, and some include informative local indigenous history and sights, such as the cave paintings in Nara inlet.

Testimonials

  • M.Y. Hey Jude - 44m
    5
     As a local 44 metre vessel who travels the pacific and east coast I still found the need for assistance and Dan and his WSYS team were exceptional in assisting  from supplies to setting up fishing charters last minute and supplying expert advice on the local anchorages and weather. I highly recommend using them and will be again on our next visit.
    M.Y. Hey Jude - 44m
  • S.Y. Sassafras - 34.2m
    5
    I just want to say a big thank you for helping us this winter in the Whitsundays. Being new to the area, I was relieved to have your assistance with cruising options and odd jobs requiring local knowledge. You have been very reliable and charge fairly for a prompt and professional service. I hope to be back to Airlie soon and will certainly use you again
    S.Y. Sassafras - 34.2m
  • M.Y. Kokomo II - 37.5m
    5
    Dan and Jennie at WSYS were of extremely valuable assistance during our time in the Whitsundays. From the sourcing of parts and services, through to seamless collection and delivery of perishables and food products to Hamilton Island, they made our short turn arounds between trips smooth and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble and his local knowledge was a huge help. I highly recommend WSYS for any number of yachting requirements.
    M.Y. Kokomo II - 37.5m