Northern Escape Collection offers truly unique and tailored yacht charters in Far North Queensland, Flying Fish is our most luxurious and completely customisable offering and the epitome of first class holidaying in Australia. Get in touch with our friendly reservations team to create the ultimate personalised itinerary, whether your interests are fishing, scuba diving or simply relaxing and enjoying total privacy aboard your own luxury motor yacht whilst experiencing the best of Queensland.
4 night/5 day sample itinerary ex Townsville
Day One depart mid-morning from Townsville to Palm Island, which will take around 4.5 hours. Your chef will prepare a lunch underway served on the aft deck for you to enjoy the scenic journey along the coastline and scattered islands.
Arriving at Palm Island for a guided afternoon snorkel among picturesque coral and marine life. After this short one-hour cruise you will arrive at Hazard Bay, Orpheus Island for sunset drinks on-board.
Day Two Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on-board and an optional snorkel around one of the many spectacular sites around the Palm Island Group. A short two-hour trip sees us arrive at Australia’s largest island National Park. Heritage-listed, Hinchinbrook Island is world-renowned for mysterious wetlands, scenery and pristine beaches. The afternoon will be spent fishing in the mangrove-lined estuaries for seasonal Barramundi or around Lucinda Jetty for pelagic fish. Anchor in Zoe Bay overnight.
Day Three the Flying Cutlass tender will transfer you to a remote beach where you’ll commence a 20-minute guided hike on Hinchibrook Island to Zoe Falls, a picturesque set of waterfalls with an amazing natural infinity pool with views overlooking the bay. After returning to the vessel for breakfast we depart for Dunk Island, another of Australia’s National Park islands with spectacular views, flora and fauna. This leg is approximately three hours and lunch will be enjoyed during the journey before arriving for a guided afternoon snorkel at Muggy Muggy Beach for a chance to see abundant tropical reef fish, turtles and dugongs. After all this, there will be sunset drinks in the bay on the helicopter deck.
Day Four an opportunity to hike the summit of Dunk Island’s Mount Kootaloo for sunrise and breakfast on board before departure. On the hike there’s the chance to see Ulysses butterflies, native birds, turtles and dugongs from the viewpoint.
A four-hour journey south will bring us to Pelorus Island for afternoon canapés and drinks on the beach with stunning snorkelling available directly from the sand among plentiful soft and hard corals and tropical reef fish.
For your final evening, the crew will put together a fun-themed dinner to celebrate your memorable charter under a star-speckled sky.
Day Five On your final day, savour breakfast whilst steaming towards Townsville Breakwater Marina where you will bid farewell to your crew around midday.