Suggested 1 week itinerary

DAY 1 : Area and boat briefing at Airlie Beach Marina. Lunchtime departure for Nara Inlet (13nm). Explore waterfalls, Aboriginal caves and ancient rock paintings.
DAY 2 : Sail across the Whitsunday Passage to Cid Harbour (8nm) or Gulnare Inlet (14nm). Quiet and peaceful with wonderful wildlife, bush walks and delicious rock oysters. Cid Harbour is a very large harbour and one of the all weather anchorages of the Whitsundays.
DAY 3 : Set sail for spectacular Whitehaven Beach (10nm) and enjoy miles of soft, white silica sand beaches.Whitehaven is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. If Whitehaven is crowded, anchor at Chalkies which also has a magnificent beach.
DAY 4 : Cruise over to Hamilton Island for fresh supplies or to top up water tanks. Experience a change of pace in the busy marina and a choice of restaurants and bars.
DAY 5 : Reach up to Cateran Bay on Border Island for great snorkelling. Border Island is one of the outlying Islands and reef protection buoys have been installed to prevent further damage to the island's excellent fringing reef.
DAY 6 : Short sail to Butterfly Bay on Hook Island. Use the dinghy for more snorkelling or onshore visits. The reef and sand beaches here offer excellent exploring. Watch out for Sting rays when you walk on the sand flats (shuffle your feet).
DAY 7 : Take a leisurely cruise around the Hayman Island area or southwards across the Whitsunday Passage to South Molle Island or Palm Bay to celebrate the last night of a great cruise!
DAY 8 : Return to marina.

"We had an excellent time. Our 32 foot was in good nick with everything working that needed to and we did not suffer any breakdowns. Our flotilla hosts Debbie and Mike were absolutely superb. The perfect mix of being there to help you but standing back as well. They are, I think, the best flotilla leaders we have come across over many years. The bays and harbours were very busy due to the unexpected extended public holiday but they got us in to a good restaurant every night. This was our first Turkey experience and we loved it so much we will be booking again, probably next May. The booking process through Nautilus was faultless, pre-travel information was good and all the connections etc worked so again 100% there."
Fethiye flotilla 2016 - S.P.

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