Our three-night sail on MiLady was an absolute highlight of our time in Australia. We debated between the two- and three-night trips, and I'm so glad we did the extra night. What a treat to have the luxury of time in the Whitsunday Islands!
We experienced it all aboard MiLady: relaxing tranquility, the stunning scenery, fun snorkeling, exhilarating sailing, luxurious beaches, and five-star food! Grant was our skipper, and we were lucky enough to have both Vera and Lindsay aboard as well. Vera was knowledgeable about the geography and natural history of the islands, and spent a lot of time with us looking at maps and fish charts. She led our snorkeling trips and I was amazed at all that we saw. She also made sure we never got hungry! I don't know how she managed to create such amazing meals from the small galley, but we happily ate it all!
The morning we spent at Whitehaven Beach was unbelievable. We anchored on the other side of the island and hiked to Hill Inlet Lookout. The views were as breathtaking and unreal as expected! We then went down to the beach, and Lindsay took us to a secluded side beach. There were a couple of other people on the beach who left about half an hour after we arrived, and we then had the beach to ourselves for a good hour before anyone else came. I'm sure by early afternoon there were dozens of folks there, but the magic of MiLady is that we had moved on by the time most of the the day boats had arrived.
The wildlife watching was terrific: we saw birds, whales, dolphins, and turtles from the boat, and of course all kinds of fish and sea life while we were snorkeling.
We were in the master cabin, and it was very comfortable. I appreciated the en suite bathroom and being able to take a hot shower after snorkeling. The sun deck was a comfy spot to read, watch for whales and other wildlife, or just enjoy the sunset. We had amazing weather so we generally ate up there too.
From waking up to the sounds the ocean, to coffee on the deck, to top-notch food, to snorkeling and wildlife watching and reading on the deck and doing nothing but watching the islands go by--wow, what an amazing trip!