What is bareboating?
A bareboat is a boat you can hire for charter in the Whitsunday islands. You’re the skipper and your family and friends are the crew. You choose your destinations and anchorages every day! With your boat becoming your own floating hotel with 360 degree ocean views, even the loo has a view.
The Whitsundays is voted as the best cruising experience in Australia on Trip Advisor for a reason. You are guaranteed fun, excitement, relaxation and exploration. You’ll have experiences that you will treasure forever and see sunsets you will never forget. The activities and locations available in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are endless…
Bareboating is Easy
The Whitsundays is the ultimate place in Australia to Go Bareboating!
No licence required
All boats are Eco Accredited
Bareboating in The Whitsundays
The Whitsundays is the ultimate sailing ground in Australia and is home to one of the world's top ten beaches, Whitehaven Beach. Immerse yourself in the natural Whitsundays beauty of tropical islands, pristine beaches and beautiful anchorages.
Do I need a licence?
No licence is required, just some boating experience. We provide a full comprehensive:
Briefing on the cruising area
… if you don’t have any experience we can point you in the right direction to gain some.
Home away from home
All boats are fully equipped with kitchens ready for meal preparation, fresh linen and towels. All the safety equipment and water activity gear is also on board, with a tender in tow so you can head ashore at your heart's content.
Read the blog
Find out all the details about bareboating and what you can do. Our blog covers topics like bareboating with kids, bushwalks, places to kayak, and other tips on how to get the most out of your bareboating holiday in the Whitsundays.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park provides fun, relaxation, exploration and the excitement of planning your our charter adventure;
Snorkel coral reefs
Beachcombing on pristine beaches
Unique dining experiences
Water activities kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, swimming, sailing
Wildlife spotting & humpback whale watching - meet the locals!
Bush walking & cultural sites
How to get here
The Whitsundays is serviced via two airports, Whitsunday Coast Airport at Propserpine and Hamilton Island Airport - where all flights are met with ferry transfers back to the mainland. There are direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne using Virgin, Jetstar & Tigerair.