Originally Posted by Boracay
We're planning to head
north around the end of June.
Probably hang round the Whitsundays for a while then see which way the wind
I just had a look at the price
lists for a few marinas
round the Whitsundays! Any suggestions for those of us who are on a budget
If you need supplies the supermarket at the shopping
centre in Cannonvale is the best (and cheapest) spot to provision. If you email
them with a shopping
list they will have everything neatly boxed for you beforehand (or at least this service
used to be offered, ring (07) 4946 4869 to check). We would provision for five weeks there each trip up north and this saved me a lot of time wandering around a strange supermarket and then putting everything through the checkout.
The supermarket is within walking distance from Shingley Beach and Able Point Marina (just walk west along the main road).
You are able to anchor
just north of the marina, but one word of caution. Croc warnings are now prominent of the beach, so make your swims short
If you want cleaner water
and more privacy, the bay just east of Airlie Beach is lovely.
There are dozens of anchorages
(many now with National Park mooring
buoys colour coded for length of boat suitability) off the islands themselves. Have a wonderful time there!