No worries – perhaps a trip "Down Under" is just what you need…to Perth, Australia, mate!
Located on the banks of the impressive, wide Swan River, and situated between the popular Indian Ocean cruising grounds and the sands of the Nullarbor Desert, the city of Perth feels isolated from the rest of the world. Don't let the remote location fool you – Perth boasts an active beach scene and all-night nightlife.
Family-friendly Cottesloe Beach is packed with friendly locals who come for the surfing and the snorkeling. Just a short day sail to the north is Scarborough, the perfect place for a dinner ashore and a chance to enjoy the Aussie beachside club scene.
A stop at Penguin Island is a must, located in the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, about a 2-hour sail south of Perth. Penguin Island is nature reserve and home to a large colony of penguins, as well as dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, pelicans, ospreys and more. It's a fantastic island for swimming, snorkeling, and enjoying some of the best coastal scenery in Perth.
Weather Tip:The best weather months for traveling to Perth are February, March, and April (similar in temperature to the USA summer months).
Few luxury motor yacht charter vessels are based in Perth, but sail boat charters are fairly common, and we expect more and more yachts to migrate to the area with the popularity of Australia yacht charters vacations on the rise.
"Not-to-be-Missed" Sites in Perth, Australia on your yacht charter vacation: