The Bright New Star - Hamilton Island Sunset Cruise

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The Bright New Star – Hamilton Island Sunset Cruise

hamilton star sunset cruiseAlthough sunset cruising is nothing new, this one has all the ingredients of possibly the most romantic evening of your life. Here’s why we’re adding Explore’s Hamilton Star Sunset Dinner Cruise to our hand picked must-do tours of The Whitsundays.

Let’s begin by saying that having lived here and worked here for years, a tour must really make an impression to make the Whitsunday Holidays list, and this one does just that. Sunset on the Hamilton Star is that precious thing, rare to find – a time, a place that is so filled with natural beauty that, you just have to stop and admire it.

This delightful evening starts when we board a roomy cruiser and notice the fetching 360-degree views. Nods all round. It’s not long before we’re pushing off from the island to go find a secluded bay to anchor in. Along the way there is ample opportunity to drink in the world-class scenery, cocktail in hand.

Late afternoon, the perfect time to look around this magical place

The wildlife is on the move in the build up to nightfall and the islands are bathed in afternoon light. After sunset their craggy peaks create a picture-perfect silhouette in the darkening sky to accompany the trip home.

3-course dinner fresh from the galley

Having found the day’s nominated secluded bay, the crew weighs anchor and it’s time to be seated for dinner, served fresh from the galley kitchen to the dining room in three delicious courses. Some complimentary drinks are included and there’s a well stocked bar to cater for your preferences.

Then it’s time for the evening’s entertainment

Glass in hand we take up our positions around the deck and on the viewing platform for one of nature’s most spectacular daily acts in this part of the world. As the sky deepens and the orange sun dips into the water, a kind of hush comes over us. “Nothing compares to a tropical island sunset”. The thought echoes around the group.

The Star manages to perfectly capture the unique nature of the Whitsundays – its leisurely pace. Explore promises ‘Amazing places. Unique experiences.’ With this tour they deliver. It ignited our enthusiasm for dining on the water and it gets the setting right – afternoon scenery, sundowners, dinner and sunset.

Score? 10/10.

Sound like the kind of experience you’d like to have in the Whitsundays? Want to book it at the same time as your accommodation? Call one of the friendly team on 1300 653 997 – we’re available 7 days a week.

To view our range of Hamilton Island tours & cruises, click here.