The best summer anchorages to visit
As summer approaches, so do the Northerly sea breezes.
This opens up a myriad of summer anchorages that are seldom visited during the rest of the year.
Take a look at some of our favourite anchorages:
1. Saba Bay, Hook Island
Saba Bay is located on the Eastern side of Hook Island.
It has some excellent fringing reefs for snorkelling or diving, a cave that can be visited by tender at high tide and a few beaches to explore.
2. Chance Bay, Whitsunday Island
Chance Bay is located on the Southern side of Whitsunday Island.
Boasting two beautiful sandy beaches and great snorkelling on the fringing coral reef, there is also a track which is part of the Ngaro Sea Trail which leads to Whitehaven Beach.
3. Turtle Bay, Whitsunday Island
Turtle Bay is also located on the Southern side of Whitsunday Island (beside Chance Bay).
There are series of beautiful bays within this anchorage and you have the option to comb the beaches, explore the bays by tender, kayak or SUP, or snorkel the fringing coral reef.
4. Plantation Bay, Lindeman Island
Plantation Bay is located on the South Eastern side of Lindeman Island.
Although the resort is closed, the island has numerous well-maintained bushwalks, some great snorkelling spots and is a perfect spot to explore the shoreline on your stand up paddle board or kayak.
5. Waite Bay, Hazelwood Island
Waite Bay is located on the Southern side of Hazelwood Island.
Although more remote, this is an ideal anchorage with a sandy bottom, good snorkelling and two pristine beaches to explore.