A week on ‘Sweet Escape’ was indeed a great escape into the wonders of the Whitsunday Islands.
Choosing to charter in early October gave us the advantage of gentler Northerly winds, so that we could anchor overnight in new (for us) south facing bays, like Chance Bay with its beautiful sandy beach for swimming.
A full moon at night gave us magical evenings while dinning and sipping.
Sweet Escape, a Leopard 43 catamaran provided comfortable accommodation for the crew couples each with their own cabin and toilet / shower. No problems with performance through the water, either sailing or motoring.
Being keen snorkelers we were happy to find good coral in Saba Bay and Mackerel Bay, new bays we had not visited before. Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet are always favourite day visits for crystal clear water for swimming.
The Whitsunday Escape staff were helpful in making sure we ordered food and drinks from nearby Airlie Marina providers for easy delivery. The food quality and variety from Whitsunday Provisioning was excellent.
A most pleasant “escape” efficiently managed by the staff at Whitsunday Escape.