Top 5 Winter Destinations to Visit in 2013 Series: Featuring Whitsunday Islands

Located off the central coast of Queensland, Australia, the Whitsunday islands are a popular tourist destination for travelers to Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. Although there is some dispute as to exactly what islands are actually within the Whitsunday Islands as opposed to other nearby groupings, there are at least 74 different recognized islands that comprise the chain.

The islands draw over 700,000 visitors annually and have long been renowned as a scuba diving and snorkeling mecca, containing many famous dive sites that allow visitors to explore the Great Barrier Reef and abundant marine life. Iconic sites as Blue Pearl Bay, Black Island, the Cathedral and the Stepping Stones, it’s not hard to see why. Local dive operators cater for every skill level dive master to beginner. Novice divers can learn to dive and have their first experience diving with a qualified dive instructor in a variety of environments: on a sailing trip, an overnight boat, at a Great Barrier Reef diving pontoon, or at a dive school in Airlie Beach. Other recreational options include extended sailing and one day tours, overnight sailing, ocean kayaking, tours from the air, land-based hikes and sightseeing, and more. A wide variety of accommodations are available, with several islands having large high-end resorts.

Whitsunday Island is the largest island in the Whitsunday group, and contains many popular destinations including the gorgeous pure-white sands of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, the secure anchorage of Cid Harbour, and the sheltered waterway of Gulnare Inlet. names Whitehaven Beach as the top Eco-Friendly Beach in the world 2010; the group’s commercial centre is Hamilton Island.

With are range of so many tours from land, sea and air, the problem for travelers flying private jet charter to the Whitsundays will be choosing! Whether you are looking for fast-paced, adrenalin-pumping thrills or a tranquil and relaxing experience, you will find it all in the Whitsundays. An array of tours are available including sailing, cruising, kayaking, bush walking, scenic flights, snorkeling, scuba diving and much more. There is something to suit every visitor and budget.

From the aqua blue waters of the Whitsundays, you can visit some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. No matter your destination, either domestic or international, Stratos Jet Charters will get you there in style and luxury and always chartering the safest charter aircraft with the most experienced crews. With access to a network of over 5,000 private jet charter aircraft, we can also always offer you the plane that best suits your unique travel itinerary, at the best available price. Every flight we charter is audited by Wyvern or ARG/US, the industry standards in travel safety. Our single-point-of-contact air charter experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to quote you a price on your trip to the Whitsunday Islands, and can have the perfect plane waiting for you with as little as four hours notice. Give us a call at 888 478-7286 today to experience the Stratos Jets difference for yourself!

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