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#GoBareboating for your next milestone

How to celebrate life’s landmarks afloat

Photo: @prayforthejon

Taking a bareboat charter might be the ultimate holiday (okay, we’re biased!), but it’s also a great way to celebrate milestones.

Whether it’s a birthday, special event on the annual calendar, or major moment in our journeys through life, bareboating can be the most memorable way to mark the occasion.

Weddings and honeymoons

Picture your big day not just by the water but on it.

Here in the Whitsundays we can offer you that – after all, where better to celebrate true love than in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

You can tie the knot on board your charter boat or set sail into the sunset on a Whitsunday island honeymoon.

Renowned for being a destination weddings hotspot, the Whitsundays has no shortage of celebrants, photographers, caterers, florists, and other wedding specialists, all ready to create your dream day.

Contact any one of our five #GoBareboating members for personalised planning and practical advice.

Photo: @markfornasiero via @thesailingcelebrant

Birthdays and reunions

In an age where people are increasingly seeking experiences rather than possessions, a bareboat charter can be the optimum birthday present.

Sure, you won’t be able to unwrap it from a box, but you can live it with your friends and family by your side and re-live it through the memories and photographs.

Among the Whitsundays’ bareboat fleet are charter boats to suit every group dynamic.

What works for families works equally well for groups of friends; our catamarans are large enough to accommodate multiple sets of parents and kids, and comfortable for those who like life on the level.

For even larger groups, there’s the option to charter multiple vessels and cruise in company.

Just one word of warning for families with competitive dads – two boats are considered a race!

Photo: @riptidecreative

Romantic getaways, elopements and escapes

Wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day?

Wonder no more.

For couples, a bareboat charter can be the epitome of romance.

With its secluded bays, sublime sunsets and nature’s very own nod to love in Heart Reef, the Whitsundays has enough allure to tug at anyone’s heart strings.

Ask us about optional extras for those special touches aboard, like champagne, pre-provisioning services and scenic flights to Heart Reef, direct from your anchorage.

Photo: @lily.mercieca

Calendar events and holidays

Christmas and Easter, school holidays and long weekends are all popular times to #GoBareboating.

While other destinations around Australia (and even internationally) become booked out at these times of year, in the Whitsundays you can still find peace, solitude and a charter boat!

Be the envy of your friends by eating Christmas dinner in your swimmers on the Coral Sea, find the Easter Bunny on one of the 74 Whitsunday islands, and give the kids a holiday they’ll never forget the next time school breaks up.

Photo: @hamiltonisland

Booking in advance is recommended to secure the best deals, but we can accommodate those last-minute getaways and if necessary, even walk-ins.

Everyone has a milestone moment on the horizon, so what are you waiting for?

For more information or to book a charter holiday with any one of our five member companies, visit

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