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Rod Crawley’s Favourite Anchorage - Middle Percy Island

“It offers spectacular scenery, great swimming, good fishing and plenty of shore based exploring.”

West Bay, Middle Percy Island, North Queensland:  On any trip to the Whitsundays ‘West Bay’ is a must see anchorage. Situated about halfway between Roslyn Bay and Hamilton Island it offers spectacular scenery, great swimming, good fishing and plenty of shore based exploring. The anchorage can be rough in any winds over 20 knots and is only suitable in winds from southeast to northeast. Always remember there is a big tidal range here of up to 6 metres, so make sure you allow enough depth for the tidal movement.

Some great features include ‘the hut’ with all the history of past visits of literally thousands of boats of all types. You can take a walk along the track up to the homestead or explore the bay inside the entrance at high tide. There are plenty of places to fish within a half hour cruise. It is safe for the kids to drive the ducky around and a magnificent beach for swimming or sunbaking.

All and all a great place to spend a day or a few nights in the right weather conditions.

 

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Click to enlarge image: Middle Percy Island offers spectacular scenery, great swimming, good fishing and plenty of shore based exploring

Middle Percy Island offers spectacular scenery, great swimming, good fishing and plenty of shore based exploring


Located about halfway between Roslyn Bay and Hamilton Island, Middle Percy Island is a must see anchorage

Located about halfway between Roslyn Bay and Hamilton Island, Middle Percy Island is a must see anchorage


The hut features a historical account of boaties who have passed through the island

The hut features a historical account of boaties who have passed through the island


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