Geographe Bay in Australia's South West is one of the safest and most picturesque sailing spots in the State. Seafarers can set sail on a privately chartered yacht and learn the ropes, or simply kick back and enjoy a skippered cruise. Explore the region's stunning white sandy beaches, snorkel in the clear turquoise waters and look out for friendly dolphins playfully riding the bow. Check with the local visitor centre for tour operators and private charter companies here.
Houseboats are another great way to explore Western Australia's rivers - you can even be your own captain. Houseboats are available for hire in Albany, Walpole and Augusta. The vessels usually sleep 2-8 people, and offer the perfect opportunity to throw in a fishing line or kick back under the sun or stars. Contact the local visitor centre for houseboat hire companies.
To ensure you enjoy the region’s waters without impacting on the natural environment, see Leave No Trace Australia for helpful hints and tips.