Sydney Harbor is known as one of the most beautiful harbors in the world. We have just the person to help you explore The Harbour aboard his luxurious 40 ft yacht. You will sail under the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge to be confronted by the magnificence of Sydney Opera House. You will pass the historic Rocks, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs. Macquaries Chair and Fort Dennison. When Colin sails past the spectacular private homes lining the foreshore and you explore some of the picturesque harbor coves you will instantly understand why Sydneysiders measure quality of life as life by The Harbour.
With its magnificent coral reefs, tropical rainforests, pristine beaches and crystal clear waters The Whitsundays are one of the most beautiful sailing and cruising destinations in the world. The Great Barrier Reef provides protection for the numerous sheltered coves and safe anchorages and ensures idyllic calm water sailing and cruising. You might enjoy cruising this glorious area on your privately chartered crewed yacht, aboard a lovingly restored traditional 23 meter square-rigger sailing ship, aboard a windjammer that was designed along classic lines of the trading schooners of yesteryear or aboard a mini cruise ship that combines the amenities of a luxury yacht with the versatility of an expedition cruise. Accomplished sailors often enjoy exploring the islands via bareboat charter.
GREAT BARRIER REEF
The World Heritage Site known, as the Great Barrier Reef is comprised of 1,000 islands from coral cays to rainforest isles. It is a natural wonder that stretches for 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles) along the northeast coast of Australia from Cape York in the north to Bundaberg in the south and has the most diverse animal and plant ecosystems on earth. There are many ways to discover the Great Barrier Reef from one day cruises, 3-4 day cruises aboard a mini cruise ship, a fully crewed chartered yacht or diving the many reef sites from a live aboard dive boat.
CRUISING THE KIMBERLEY
The Kimberley in far north Western Australia is one of the worlds last frontiers. It is the same size as England and boasts a diversity of sights unlikely to be found anywhere else in the world. It is an ancient land extending from the pearling port of Broome on the north west coast of Western Australia to Kununurra and Wyndham by the Northern Territory border. Rugged ranges, broad tidal flats, rainforest patches, gorges and waterfalls make the area unforgettable. The spectacular coastline holds an appeal all of its own. It is largely unspoiled by man and includes sections of thousands of islands and dramatic shapes formed by 30 ft tides and mangrove communities that skirt creeks.
In addition to the landforms there are the local people. From the abundance of the rich culture of the Aboriginal people to the colorful people of the land who tend their cattle stations (ranches) with determination and pride. The Kimberley is special. It is not rare to feel the sense of discovery, that you are the first to tread a path through one of the countless gorges, creek beds or chasms. It is possible to explore this mysterious region aboard a luxurious, purpose built, cruise ship that carries its own helicopter aboard and can accommodate up to 36 passengers. With expedition leaders and guest speakers, the remote Kimberley opens up to those privileged people onboard. Your life might never be the same after cruising along this dramatic coastline.
SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA
There can be no more wonderful way to travel along the mighty Murray River than aboard a traditional paddle steamer. During your 3-5 day cruise through the spectacular gorges and teeming wetlands of the rivers lower reaches you will be introduced to the ecology of the area. You will see the prolific bird population of pelicans and kingfishers, reed warblers & swallows. In the grasslands and scrub you will see shy kangaroos, emus and wombats. An Aboriginal guide will show you magnificent galleries of Aboriginal rock art; smoke stains from ancient fires and artifacts unearthed by archaeologists. You will enjoy an Aussie bush barbecue around a crackling campfire. And while the great Australian food sizzles, billy tea boils, and damper cooks on the coals, you will be treated to a yarn and a song under clear southern skies.