Sailing The Whitsundays
Sailing the Whitsundays AU with Tongarra whitsundays can be a dream, but it also can be a nightmare. My wife and I booked a charter on what we everyone called Murphy’s Law. “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” The ship was actually the Schooner Friendship. There were 12 of us on board what we thought would be a great time sailing the Whitsundays. I wish that were the case but we ran into a slew of problems.
For starters our boat looked less than sea worthy and due to engine trouble we had to wait three hours before we could get our trip underway. There were a lot of troubles, but I’ll give you the short and skinny. We had a broken toilet for three days, dirty sheets, a less than experienced first mate, no snorkeling, no beaches, and a drunk captain who ran over a buoy and got the boat stuck for hours. And because of the weather we had to use the ships engine which broke down every couple of hours. People on the boat were counting down the hours until we would be back on land. We received no refund or sympathy from the crew or owner.
Sailing the Whitsundays can be a great experience and if we ever go back we are going to give it another try. Learn form our mistake and make sure you do your research. Don’t book your trip by the brochure, talk to someone who has actually been on the ship that you’re booking. Make sure you know what you are getting into before your already there.