Our first port of call was Airlie Beach..... It has now become a standing joke as all the non Australian cruise staff call it "Arrrrhlie Beach"...... So that is what we all walk around calling it...
Tendering is very frustrating, made more so by the fact that alot of our passengers do not understand the statement "No Food allowed to be taken ashore" hence the Quarantine officials had a field day fining alot of offenders... in the end they decided that they were going to check everyone's bag so tendering took forever..
Once we were on shore Arrhlie Beach did not disappoint... Once off the tender we did the walk around the board walk to the town. Because of the stingers each of these coastal towns we stop at seem to have these man made lagoons where they pump in filtered sea water so all can swim in safety.
Being Sunday the local markets were on so there was plenty to walk around and do.... we had quick lunch in the park and then on the way back we found a nice little restaurant Bar on the boardwalk where we could have a drink and watch the world go by.
We finished the day with a sail away spa out on the back along with the most stunning sunset.