When you arrive in Airlie Beach you are inundated with tour companies trying to sell you various trips sailing the Whitsundays. You have three main types of cruise: adventure, party and romantic. The boat I chose in all of three seconds turned out to be absolutely perfect for me. SV Whitehaven is a sailing boat with a chill but still social vibe, and a focus on the daytime activities.
This post is basically me just telling you to spend at least one night on a boat while in Australia. I slept on the deck with only two (very thin) yoga matts for support. Somehow I still had the best nights sleep of my life, and if I ever did wake up I had a ceiling of stars to gaze at. I hope reading this inspires you to spend a night away from light pollution, and look up at the sky. Continue reading “Sailing the Whitsundays: a night under the stars”