The Wonderful Whitsunday Islands – Where Whacky Wetsuits come as Standard!

One of the highlights of our trip to Australia was sailing the magnificent Whitsunday Islands.

The weather wasn’t great in terms of sunshine (although it was very warm), and it was stinger season when we visited, but that didn’t detract from the beauty of these spectacular islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef – and as you will see below, we had a whole lot of fun during our stay…

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Alaska Girl at Heart says:

    Awesome wetsuits. 😉 What does “stinger season” mean? Sounds possibly unpleasant and I’ll be visiting Australia and the Whitsunday Islands In January. I feel like I should be prepared.

    1. Equatours says:

      Hey Alaska Girl, thank you for stopping by! “Stinger Season” is jellyfish season.
      Jellyfish are present in the waters of Queensland year round, the higher risk season being October – May.
      We also visited in January, and were asked to wear the delightful stinger suits as a precaution – although I have to say, the Australian natives were swimming next to us in regular swimwear! 😉 I’m sure you will have a wonderful time – I’m soooo jealous!

      1. Alaska Girl at Heart says:

        Thanks for replying to me. I’m not too keen on wearing the suit, but I’m less keen on getting stung. It will be interesting to see what they have us do. Maybe it’s a “hey let’s get the tourist moment”. So glad I found your post, so that I won’t be surprised.

      2. Equatours says:

        Hey Alaksa Girl! You are most welcome! It could well be a ‘touristy’ thing, but I think they probably have to insist we wear them for insurance purposes…? If you do end up in one of those delightful Stinger Suits, PLEASE send us a photo! 😉

  2. Love the colorful web suits.

    1. Equatours says:

      I love them too! 😉

  3. That should have said wetsuits. Must have been the Spiderman that caused the typo.

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