3 day sail

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3 day sail option 1

 

 

Port Douglas to Opal Reef , 28 nm , 4 hours one way.

Anchor up at Opal reef with a beautiful coral garden directly behind the Yacht. Then spend the afternoon exploring the near by reef locations. We take the tender and drift snorkel some stunning walls and Reef passes.

You can also stand up paddle and fish if you choose.

Watch the sun set and be treated to a delicious meal cooked by your personal chef.

View the stars at night from your bed while you gently rock to sleep.

After breakfast we visit another location SNO on the north side of Opal and do another couple of drift snorkels.

Its possible to swim with a huge Wrass if we are lucky.

From Opal Reef we travel to Agincourt reef , 12nm , 1.5 hours.

We can do some trawling between Sno and Agincourt then have a tasty lunch once we arrive and drop the anchor. Agincourt Reef has many locations worth visiting and we will spent the afternoon drift snorkelling the top and bottom of Agincourt # 1. Trigerfish point is a great drift on the incoming tide where we end up starting out on the pass and finish up in the shallows at least 1000 to 2000 mt away. 

Whaler is another great drift on the southern end of Agincourt # 1 , there is a progression of shallow  and isolated reef’s leading to some deeper edges. It is possible to see large schools of fish and loads of diversity.

We spend the night at Agincourt and snorkel Agincourt # 2 for following morning. Barracuda bommie and nursery bommie are both spectacular underwater peaks with various large schools of fish circling in the current.  There are some beautiful drifts on the inside of # 2 also.

Agincourt # 2 to Port Douglas 32nm , 5 to 6 hours.

In the afternoon we sail back to port and need to allow 5 to 6 hours where we can do some trawling and relaxing on the deck.

3 day sail option 2

 

 

Port Douglas to Opal Reef , 28 nm , 4 hours one way.

Anchor up at Opal reef with a beautiful coral garden directly behind the Yacht. Then spend the afternoon exploring the near by reef locations. We take the tender and drift snorkel some stunning walls and Reef passes.

You can also stand up paddle and fish if you choose.

Watch the sun set and be treated to a delicious meal cooked by your personal chef.

View the stars at night from your bed while you gently rock to sleep.

After breakfast we visit another location SNO on the north side of Opal and do another couple of drift snorkels.

Its possible to swim with a huge Wrass if we are lucky.

From Opal Reef we travel to either Mackay Cay or Undine Cay  , 20nm , 2.5 hours.

We can do some trawling between Sno and the Cay’s , this is generally a nice down wind sail with the spinnaker out in all its glory. 

We anchor up behind the sand cay and spend the afternoon snorkelling and exploring the small sand island. There is another but sand and aqua blue water and the swimming is sensational. We somtimes light a small fire on the cay and watch the sun go down behind the mountain range of Cape Tribulation and the World Heritage Rainforest. 

Dinner on the Boat and let the sound of the water drift you off to sleep.

Mackay or Undine Cay to Port Douglas 28nm , 4 hours. 

We normally leave after a quick snorkel and or island walk. Sailing via Snapper island for a quick lunch stop. Snapper island is a rainforest clad tropical island with amazing beaches and vegetation. We can do a couple of short walks here and enjoy the peace and quite as we are more than likely to have the place to ourselves. From snapper its is another 12 nm to Port which can be a nice sail with the fishing lines out.

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