The Whitsundays offer more than you could wish for in sailing and scenery, and all in a superb climate and a wonderful environment located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. There are over 100 islands and islets to visit. Anchorages are seldom over 10 miles apart and you can choose between a secluded bay or an exclusive resort. There are masses of exotic fish and marine life to observe while diving/snorkeling in the fabulously clear blue waters of Butterfly Bay on Hook Island or go to the southern end and explore the caves and waterfalls. The beaches on these islands cannot be beaten and Whitehaven Beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. May through August are the coolest months. The rest of the year is warm and the northeast winds vary 5 to 20 knots.