It’s easier than you think and twice as satisfying as you imagine to just step off the busy world and onto a 20-metre luxury charter boat adventure round The Whitsundays.
While JALUN is incredible, and a charter boat is the perfect way to see the best of The Whitsundays, it’s the crew and the catering and the company that really sets this luxury experience apart. Our Reservations Manager Clare Rushby recently spent 3 days onboard JALUN, and she came back all smiles!
You can fly direct from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne to Hamilton Island, where Jalun and its crew – Marcel and Alfie – will be waiting for you at Hamilton Marina with champagne on arrival.
If the wind and the weather are right, you can push off for a leisurely afternoon of cruising to Whitehaven Beach, the pearl of Whitsundays’ beaches. Slip into the azure sea and swim ashore for a long walk along this famous beach – an unforgettable joy. Or grab a paddleboard and prepare to be amazed.
One of the beauties of charter sailing is the freedom of choice you have. Waking up to the peaceful nature of Whitehaven Beach long before the daytrippers arrive is indeed a luxury, so you may want to weigh anchor for the night.
A definite highlight of life onboard Jalun is the delightful fresh-produce catering. If you love seafood you can be sitting down to oysters, prawns, bugs, or salmon. The yacht’s cold press is put to work in the mornings serving amazing fresh juices. Wines are hand selected to match the evening meal and the cocktails are delicious!
Back to the unfolding days, Tongue Bay is a popular stopover for the Hill Inlet walk up to the lookout, a great opportunity to stretch your legs and the views! It’s not uncommon to see stingrays and turtles here. You might even pop over to Chalkies Beach to snorkel – an activity everyone can enjoy and The Whitsundays is famous for.
Part of the daily adventure is finding a protected bay to spend the night. If you’re lucky to sail into Cid Harbour you can enjoy the sparkling lights on the other side of the Bay as well as the stargazing. Mornings often begin with the option of kayaking to the beach, walking through the bush or just relaxing on the sand.
From a pizza oven, to yoga and gym equipment, to a water maker – hot showers for as long as you like. You can be active or just lounge around and read or sunbake. Everyone is well catered for and well cared for. Marcel and Alfie really make this charter and Clare says she’s returning to Jalun with the whole family next time.
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Want to book a charter boat from Hamilton Island? Call our friendly team on 1300 653 997 – we’re available 7 days a week.