Let’s not talk about the weather – that was outside their control but does mean that we must come back again some day – we missed the best that the Whitsundays had to offer. With that being said , everything else about this charter was overwhelmingly positive.
Starting with the yacht selection, there is enough to cater from couples to larger groups. The Seawind 1160 Lite was the perfect choice for a family with two young children. The price point is what it is, and competitive, the booking process is smooth and professionally supported. The pre- departure checks and range of add ons available gave us enough choice on what to bring, and what to have provided.
Once aboard we fell in love with the Wight Dog. Australian designed for the conditions and comfortable underneath especially on the rainy days. Tim gave us the benefit of his experience and knowledge, as well as the standard checklist and we felt well prepared for departure. The galley was well stocked, extra linen provided, the solar/batteries kept the two freezers and fridge cold the whole ten days. Our friends travelling in another boat were in the comfortable saloon every other night . She sailed nicely. We loved the “Wight Dog”. Plenty of extras like the esky , the snorkeling gear and sound system were much appreciated.
Whitsunday Escapes are a very professionally managed and run Company, from top to bottom, from the phone and email support, front office to the very patient and friendly Ops folks. I’m not sure about the quality of the competition and I’m unlikely to find out as I’ll be coming back to Whitsunday Escapes as soon as the bank account and the work roster will allow.
So… back to that weather, Whitsunday escapes were very accommodating and understanding as we had to modify our itinerary, arranged berths at short notice and helped us out with some unexpected gear breakages so that our charter will , despite the rain, be remembered with fond regard.