Most crewed yachts and bareboat operators are clustered around Whitsunday, Queensland. This is an ideal location because it’s full of small islands close by and the barrier reef is a short sail, about 30 miles, away. Whitsunday Island is about 950 miles from Sydney; the arrival airport is Proserpine (PPP) and you can also fly into Cairns.
Yes, it’s a long way to Australia and, yes, once you get there you have to fly up to the Cairns area, so for visitors from overseas, this can be a major adventure. Nevertheless, the Great Barrier Reef is a world heritage site and the sheer size and amount of underwater and above-water wildlife activity and the many and species that are unique to Australia, have to be seen to be believed. Definitely “bucket-list” material…!!
Contact us for full information about bare-boating in Australia. For Europeans and Americans, it is a long flight but you have to put the Great Barrier Reef on your bucket list of 100 things to do and places to go.