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5 Reasons to #HolidayHereThisYear and #GoBareboating!

It’s a mad world out there right now, but here at #GoBareboating, we’re holding onto our sanity.


Well, the sun is shining, the gentle autumn breeze is blowing, and our aquamarine water is sparkling.

In some ways there’s never been a better time to #HolidayHereThisYear and #GoBareboating!

These are just some of the reasons why…

1. Escape the crowds

‘Self-isolating’ might be the latest buzz-word, but here in the Whitsundays we rarely have to worry about crowds.

If you’re looking for deserted beaches and anchorages, you’ve come to the right place.

On a bareboat holiday you can even have a stretch of world-famous Whitehaven Beach to yourself.

Your boat is quite literally your castle.

There are no other guests except you and your chosen crew.

Photo: @travellingwithsmile

2. No flights, no worries

Worried about flying?

Don’t be!

The Whitsundays’ hub of Airlie Beach is easily accessible by road from most places on the eastern seaboard.

Granted, from some locations it might be a long drive, but who doesn’t love a road trip!

Airlie Beach is about 12 hours from Brisbane, 1.5 hours from Mackay, 3 hours from Townsville and 7 hours from Cairns.

Make an early morning start from home and ask us about options for staying on board your boat the night before departure and when you return to port.

Photo: @shazatsea

3. Digital detox

If things have been getting on top of you of late, there’s no better antidote to stress than sailing into the sunset.

Going bareboating allows you to tune out from today’s 24-hour news cycle.

Unplug the phone, computer or tablet, and take this golden opportunity to get back to nature.

A bareboating trip can be a digital detox that will leave you feeling properly refreshed.

Photo: @reubennutt

4. Skip the supermarket

Has the national toilet roll shortage been driving you nuts?

Here in the Whitsundays you can let someone else take care of the provisioning for you!

There’s no need to wrestle with armfuls of supplies when companies like Whitsunday Provisioning can do the legwork for you.

Ask us for more information on how to skip the supermarket when you book.

Photo: @whitsunday_provisioning

5. Take a deep breath

Museums and indoor attractions might not be the best places to visit right now, but we can assure you nature doesn’t shut its doors!

When you’ve dropped anchor in one of our beautiful bays, you’ll be able to take a deep breath from the freshest sea air and enjoy the calming caress of our Whitsunday tradewinds.

Our beaches and walking tracks are open for business and the views are sublime.

There’s also a world underneath the surface of the sea in our Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, just waiting to be explored.

Photo: @desertislandmedia

With Easter just around the corner, perhaps your travel plans have changed.

As our Tourism Whitsundays CEO, Tash Wheeler, says: “before you consider going away for your next holiday, consider having a world-class holiday right here in your backyard”.

We’re with Tash!

Our recommendation is to #HolidayHereThisYear and #GoBareboating!

You might just find yourself hooked.

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

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