Hook Island and Langford Reef are two of the more beautiful anchorages in the Whitsundays due to their proximity to some of the best snorkelling spots in the area. Perfectly positioned to allow for a smooth sail from Airlie Beach you only need travel 16 miles before arriving at your destination, allowing more time to enjoy the underwater coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Dotted close by are the islands of Hayman, Black, Bird and Arkhurst making for a stunning and picturesque view over the Coral Sea.Langford Island is directly opposite the famous Hayman Island resort. As a small island its beauty lies in the long and narrow sand spit that connects with the island at low tide. Along this narrow sand spit is fringing reef and a popular spot for green sea turtles.
Though small in size, Langford Island is a sparkling jewel of the Whitsunday Islands chain. Found in the northwestern corner of the Whitsunday Islands National Park, just a shell's throw from Hayman Island, this pristine little getaway destination can be reached by tour boat or private vessel. Even though it doesn’t take up that much space, it demands at least a few hours of your attention.
One of the island’s most endearing features is its long spit. Despite being inundated by the surrounding sea at high-tide, the spit is perfect for beach picnicking, swimming and sunbathing.
Unlike other nearby islands, Langford’s reef is only relatively small, but it does contain a huge number of small fish species. Snorkelers will still find the underwater gardens that encircle the island to be fascinating ecosystems. The best snorkeling spots are found along the northern shoreline of the island, although there are several shore walls to uncover along the eastern side too.
Though small in size, Langford Island is a sparkling jewel of the Whitsunday Islands chain.
Hook Island offers many of the better snorkel spots in the area such as Cockatoo Point, Anchor Point, the Keyhole and Baird Point. It's west facing aspect also makes it a great option on windier days creating a sheltered and calm bay in the lee of the predominant south-easterly trade winds.
Hook Island offers spectacular natural surroundings and excellent snorkelling and diving sites. The second largest island in the Cumberland group, it is 58 square kilometres in size and includes sheltered, picturesque bays, deep fjord-like inlets, ideal sailing and kayaking conditions, multiple moorings and safe anchorages, pristine fringing reefs, secluded beach campsites.
You will have the opportunity to see abundant wildlife including sea eagles, kites and ospreys, turtles, reef fish, dolphins, manta rays and humpback whales frolicking in Whitsunday Passage (between June to September).
Book our new 3-hour lunchtime fun sails, our evening Tallship Twilight Sunset Cruise or our legendary full day Langford Reef sailing eco-adventure. Be sure to check website for availability and pricing or contact your local agent.