Hayman Island – Blue Pearl Bay
Located on the north-western side of Hayman Island in the Whitsunday group, Blue Pearl Bay is a popular anchorage for YOTSPACE superyacht voyages. Blue Pearl Bay is well known for it’s coral and fish life including a resident Maori Wrasse named Elvis, who plays like he is a puppy. A truly incredible animal in appearance and size, which can grow as big as the divers themselves!
YOTSPACE superyacht voyage Captains usually choose anchorage within Stonehaven due to it’s close proximity to some of the Whitsundays best snorkelling and diving spots. The bay also provides three different overnight anchorage spots, amazing sunsets seen from the top deck of the superyacht and great fishing.
YOTSPACE voyage guests typically swim directly off the back of their vessel or tender into the southern beaches and enter the water from the coral beach. The glassy waters are filled with sea life and many different corals with scattered bommies and a silty sand bottom.
Blue Pearl Bay is great for diving near Castle Rock and provides visibility from 3 to 15 meters. The wall provides narrow canyons and caves making for great exploration, strong corals near Castle Rock have some Alcyonacea corals at 8 to 15 meters below the surface, as well as some whip corals.
In shallow waters there are predominately stag horn corals. If you are an avid diver or snorkeler, be sure to put your flippers on and jump in (but make sure you walk backwards)!
Blue Pearl Bay is great for:
- Scuba Diving
- Meeting Elvis
- Visually perfect
- Gorgonian fans – Whip corals
- Abundant corals
- Lots of colourful fish
Learn about where to find more of the best superyacht anchorages in the entrancing Whitsunday Islands section of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the Lindeman Group of Islands that encompass Neck Bay and Shaw Island, Cid Harbour, Whitsunday Island and the Cumberland Group of Islands Hook Island.
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