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Heart of Sailing Summer Holiday Anchorages Catamaran Adventure Explore Whitsunday Escape™

Whitsunday Escape offer a most unique holiday experience in paradise with “Skipper Yourself Bareboat Yacht Charters”. You choose the itinerary, pace and adventures to explore Queensland’s tropical Whitsunday Islands from the comfort of your own floating accommodation.

With the largest, modern fleet of self-contained sleep aboard boats, whitsunday escape will have you sailing or cruising the whitsundays in style. based in airlie beach, you can hire one of our many power boats or sailing yachts and catamarans to explore the islands at your own pace., no licence is required, just some prior boating experience, as you will receive a comprehensive briefing before you set sail on the holiday of a lifetime., power catamarans.

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Boats of the Month

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The Lagoon 46 exudes opulence featuring a flybridge with vast shaded daybed and a plush forward lounge.

Whitsunday Escape sailing catamaran Leopard 44 Bareboat Charter Hire Australia

The Leopard 44 offers a variety of bed configurations and entertaining areas, ideal for mixed groups.

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The Seawind 1260 (3) showcases open plan living with the trifold door system providing exceptional ventilation.

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Things to do and places to go

Great barrier reef.

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Cruise the islands of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and experience nature at its finest.

Whitehaven Beach

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Possibly Australia's most famous beach, the white sands of Whitehaven are a must see on your holiday.

Water Activities

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With an abundance of anchorages, coral reefs and beaches to explore, water activities are very popular in the Whitsundays.

Island Resorts

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Stop off at islands resorts and enjoy restaurants, cocktails, swim-up pool bars, and activities galore.

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The cooler months are whale season in the Whitsundays. Nearly every day offers great whale watching experiences.

Snorkelling

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Some of the best reef snorkelling in Australia is right here in the Whitsundays. Snorkelling gear is provided free!

See what more you can do or create your own itinerary

A few words from some of our happy customers

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The Ackinclose Family

This was the holiday of a lifetime. When we returned, we immediately got off the boat and walked straight into the office to book again for the following year.

We had an absolute blast. And really the boat was the centre piece of that. It was everything we could have asked for; spacious, luxurious, comfortable, plenty of water storage and fridge/freezer space, room to spread out, great cooking facilities, plenty of lounging areas and a hot shower and comfy bed at the end of every day.

Perhaps most importantly it allowed us to ‘choose our own adventure’! This holiday had it all…. turquoise waters, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, isolated beaches, white sand, incredible walks, beach combing, whales, dolphins, turtles, tropical fish, and some high sea adventures! It’s one thing to visit the Whitsundays, it’s another altogether to holiday ON the Whitsundays. Being on the water 24/7 is an experience unlike any other… it was pure joy!

We loved being on our own (the perfect covid safe holiday really!), enjoying each others company and everyday being an adventure. Not to mention relaxing and unwinding with the most amazing scenery and sunsets. This is a holiday you and your children will remember forever!

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Billy & Friends

Thank you again to the Whitsunday Escape Crew for another amazing experience in the magnificent Whitsundays. We had a wonderful 10 days onboard the Seawind 1260 Volare, which kicked off with a great brief by Amee who was very thorough and very knowledgeable about operating Volare safely.

Throughout the charter the support from the ops team is first rate. Whether you want to know where the best place to overnight for the conditions, or if you need some advice about the boat, they will always go the extra mile to ensure you have the best holiday possible. Shoutout to Jordans mobile outboard repairs that paid us a quick visit in Stonehaven to help sort us out.

The absolute highlight for this trip was the time we had all of Whitehaven Beach entirely to ourselves for a few hours on a sunny afternoon. A magical moment that is unlikely to be repeated.

We’re already booked in for our next charter with Whitsunday Escape over Christmas and can’t wait to get back up there.

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The Patel Family

We were first time ‘bare boaters’ and a little nervous about going out to sea in a million-dollar catamaran but Whitsunday Escape couldn’t have been more helpful providing boating information and ensuring we had the prerequisite knowledge.

Big thanks to Lachy for his ‘pep talk’ to my crew before we set off.

Best family holiday ever and we loved every minute.

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Whales of the Whitsundays Sponsorship

Whales of the Whitsundays is an exciting project that has put the Whitsundays on the map as an accredited Whale Heritage Area – the first within the Great Barrier Reef and in a World Heritage Area! We are deeply committed to safeguarding the area where we operate and to fostering collaboration with local conservation initiatives, […]

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The Whitsundays become a Whale Heritage Site!

The Whitsundays has been proudly recognised as a Whale Heritage Site by the World Cetacean Alliance, all thanks to the tireless efforts of Whales of the Whitsundays (WoW) and their enthusiastic community program. This prestigious designation highlights the immense importance of our region as a haven for humpback whales, especially as a calving ground. This […]

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Clean Up Australia Day 2024

Clean Up Australia Day occurs annually on the first Sunday of March, bringing together schools and businesses nationwide in a collective effort to preserve the cleanliness of our towns, beaches, and natural landscapes. This year, the event witnessed a remarkable participation with over 10,000 Clean Ups organized throughout the country, and for the second consecutive […]

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Book a charter and travel between 9 - 31 October, 2019 and we'll guarantee a sleep on board the night before departure at Coral Sea Marina. 2 cabin: $180. 3 cabin: $240. 4 cabin: $320. Call our friendly sales team to make your booking today. 1800 075 101. Available on all vessels, subject to availability and prices are per boat. Valid for new bookings only.

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Hire a Bareboat in the Whitsundays - Sailing Yachts, Sailing Catamarans or Power Catamarans

Cumberland Charter Yachts has a fleet of 35 boats based in Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Choose from Sailing Yachts , Sailing Catamarans or Power Catamarans , ranging in size from 32 to 58 feet and sleeping up to 12 people.

Unique Bareboat Experience

The gentle lapping of water against your bedroom wall lulls you to sleep as you dream of the scenic views you took in for the day from your floating hotel room. Experience star-filled nights in tranquil anchorages, visit secluded bays, explore rainforest covered islands or sun yourself on world famous Whitehaven Beach. Snorkel the fringing coral of the Great Barrier Reef and come face to face with abundant marine life. Sunsets compete with each other trying to outdo the day before, and your only worry is which direction the wind is coming from.

Set your own pace and plan your own itinerary, confident of the backup and support only a radio call away from Cumberland Charter Yachts and our team of qualified professional mariners. Experience it all and create a lifetime of memories that will exceed your expectations on a bareboat charter in the Whitsundays with Cumberland Charter Yachts.

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No Licence Required

Boating licences and qualifications are not a requirement for charter hire however, your experience and boating know how is important to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment on board. A comprehensive half day briefing is included, but if you are low on experience we will suggest spending the first day with our Sail Guide . Or if you would prefer to have someone else do the navigating for you, hire a Sail Guide for the duration of your charter.

  • Fun for all skill levels
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  • Live-aboard sail guide and crew available
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Explore the Beauty of the Whitsundays

Located off the coast of Airlie Beach in Queensland, the Whitsundays are made up of 74 islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Rising from the ocean like pyramids and surrounded by fringing coral reefs and pristine beaches, these iconic islands in this World Heritage listed area are mesmerizing. There's simply no better way to discover it than by bareboat.

Experience a Multi-Award Winning Holiday

Cumberland Charter Yachts are a multi-award winning company providing unique bareboat charters in the Whitsundays. Each of our vessels are fully equipped with all the necessities to grant you comfort during your bareboat charter. Included on board is a fully equipped galley, gas stove, oven and BBQ, navigation instruments, VHF radio, linen, towels, snorkeling gear and a tender with outboard. For an additional fee, you can hire fishing gear, stand up paddle boards or kayaks perfect for meandering the shoreline of secluded bays and beaches. Meet a seaplane or helicopter at a rendezvous point and take a scenic flight from above. All you need to bring is your sense of adventure.

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NISI is a unique example of an extraordinary bespoke 25m Mini Super Yacht in Commercial Australian Survey. Now available for charter in the Whitsundays! She is the ideal luxury yacht charter getaway, available from either Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island.

Having won many international awards and built to the highest standards of both engineering & construction, the interior fit out completes the ultimate WOW factor of this vessel. With a large, open, light filled saloon flowing seamlessly into outdoor spaces with lounges and sun pads forward and aft, this yacht is a perfect vessel for a luxury yacht charter throughout the Whitsunday Islands.

Offering panoramic views throughout, her large all ensuite cabins are pure luxury. The full beam Owners Suite is entered through a handmade teak feature door and includes a spacious ensuite with a massage jet shower and full bathtub. Your guests are equally accommodated in all queen & double beds and generously appointed ensuite bathrooms.

Her well-appointed galley located upstairs is an added feature to the main saloon with a further utility room with extra refrigeration and laundry facilities on the lower deck. NISI is born from generations of shipbuilding experience and is the result of a collaboration with world-renowned naval architect, Ward Setzer of Setzer Yacht Architects, resulting in an award winning masterpiece of surpassing style and quality.

BUILDER: Nisi Yachts ENGINES: Triple Cummins Diesel 1,800 HP SPEED: Cruise 22 knots and 1’600 NM Range at 9 Knts LENGTH: 81’ 8” – 24.90m BEAM: 6.04 Metres DRAFT: 1.12 Metres ACCOM: 6 Guests + 3 Crew

• Winner of World Yacht Trophy Best Design in Cannes and International Superyacht Society Yacht of the Year. • NISI was voted “2011 Best of the Best” by Robb Report • Shallow draft for unlimited adventures • Advanced sound dampening applications for a very quiet ride in all conditions • Satellite TV’s and audio entertainment system • Wi-Fi • TRAC stabilisers • Capelli Tempest 5.7mTender • Fully managed with a professional crew

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Day Charters

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*Day charter rates include the yacht, crew, fuel, use of equipment including jet tender and gst.  Catering options will be provided at an additional charge based on selections.  $2000 refundable bond applied.

Extra costs

Airlie Beach Relocation: $1500 Hayman relocation: $1500 plus 20% surcharge

Public Holidays surcharge: 20%

Overnight Charters

*Overnight charter rates include the yacht, crew, fuel, use of equipment including jet tender and GST. Overnight charters are subject to a 15% Advanced Provisioning Allowance and a $5000 refundable bond.  There is also a 20% public holiday surcharge.

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C ontact us today  to discuss your next luxury charter in the Whitsundays. Or call our Charter Consultant direct on +61 (0) 434 214 446 – available 7 days per week!

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We had the best day despite the weather. Captain Scotty was a legend and took the kids out tubing for hours! They had so much fun with him!! If it wasn’t for his high energy for the water sports, it could have been a pretty average day for the charter - he’s really such an asset to NISI!

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2nd July 2024

I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you so very much. We had the absolute best day on NISI yesterday, it was simply fantastic and Scottie and the ladies were simply phenomenal, we could have not asked for anything better, we had the most wonderful time.

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27th November 2023

Hi Clare, thank you so much for arranging NISI for us; we had a wonderful day! Scotty and his crew were excellent, nothing was too much trouble; we couldn’t have asked for a better day, the crew made it so special

23rd October 2023

Hi Clare - we had a fabulous trip. Thanks so much for recommending Nisi - an amazing boat and a crew to match. Scotty, Sebastian and Beth were fantastic company and went out of their way to look after us. Food was exceptional too.

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SAILING THE WHITSUNDAYS

Top rated - award winning 6 day bareboat skipper yourself yacht charters.

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We offer more than just the best yachts for hire in the Whitsunday Islands.

We let our guests do the talking! And they have given us a Shout-Out with over 340 Google Reviews at a very grateful 4.9 Stars out of 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

To say we are overwhelmed is an understatement!  When you set sail with our team, you set sail with custodians of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in an immersive experience like no other.

Whether you’re after an incredible holiday with friends, or the ultimate family trip – It All Starts Right Here – Where we offer ADVENTURE – Simply Done Better!

Portland Roads – Sailing the Whitsundays: Local, Family Owned, Passionate Sailors who for the past 15 years have brought the world of sailing and the islands of the Whitsundays into everyone’s reach. With 6 Catamarans to choose from, all of our Self-Skippered yacht charter experiences are tailored to suit any budget from entry level to premium.

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One of life's most memorable holidays...

Could this be your next adventure?

One of life’s most memorable holidays…

Could this be your next adventure? 

Now is the time to experience one of life’s most memorable holidays – self-skippering your own luxury catamaran. Departing from the Coral Sea Marina at Airlie Beach, we invite you to an unforgettable experience in Australia’s tropical paradise.

At Portland Roads – Sailing the Whitsundays, you choose the prefect adventure and itinerary tailored just for YOU!  This experience is a world away from any other holiday on the planet. Ancient Ngaro Sea Country and the Wonderful Whitsunday Islands will take your breath away; Every day. Bringing you sun-kissed shores, reefs and nature’s best, all well within your reach. Luxury and adventure awaits.

Facts About Your Big Adventure

You can pre order provisions or book our popular platinum experiences . we'll do everything except drive the boat.

All charters are 6 Day skipper-yourself experiences. We teach you everything you need to know in your pre-voyage briefing.

split the bill across your crew and it's cheaper to have a luxury bareboat adventure than a resort holiday.

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OUR CATAMARAN FLEET

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SV Whitsunday Freedom

ULTRA PREMIUM CATAMARAN If doing it in style is your thing, nothing can compare to our Lagoon 450S - SV Whitsunday Freedom. She is huge, stylish, modern, comfortable and has the ability to out-sail all of our fleet, with facilities never before available on charter boats. Perfect for 8 guests in 4 double cabins. ⚓

Lawless under sail

PREMIUM LUXURY CATAMARAN A very welcome addition to our fleet, SV Lawless comes complete with 4 private double cabins, each with their own private ensuite. She has a gorgeous teak cockpit with a delightful outdoor dining setting for absolute waterfront dining all day everyday. ⚓

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HIGH END CATAMARAN SV Lucy is a sister ship to our forefather SV Portland Roads. She is another superb Lagoon 420 Sailing Catamaran, with ease of handling and comfort at her core. She's ideal for 8 guests in 4 double cabins. She has an air-conditioned Saloon, and all cabins are also air-conditioned. ⚓

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SV Portland Roads

HIGH END CATAMARAN And this is where it all started, the matriarch of our fleet. When it is all about doing it in style, SV Portland Roads offers the best of both worlds. She is a Lagoon 420 Sailing Catamaran designed for world cruising and is ideal for 6 to 8 guests. ⚓

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SV Southern Man

ROOMY COMFORTABLE CATAMARAN SV Southern Man is an older model Lagoon 410 Sailing Catamaran. He accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 double cabins with 4 small en-suites. The Lagoon pedigree started with this model; And with its recent fit-out of new engines and heads, this classic vessel is ready to set sail through Ngaro Sea Country. ⚓

Ruby Sunday anchored in harbour

SV Ruby Sunday

CLASSIC ECONOMY CATAMARAN SV Ruby Sunday is a classic Lagoon 380 Sailing Catamaran, built with economy in mind. With 2 double cabins and 2 forepeak cabins, she can cater for up to 8 guests with 4 double cabins. This is where most people start their cruising dreams. ⚓

Due West anchored near Airlie Beach

SV Due West

CLASSIC COMFORTABLE CATAMARAN SV Due West is a classic Lagoon 380 Sailing Catamaran. The world fell in love with the L380 as it quickly became the most popular production sailing catamaran in the world. She holds true to her history and accommodates up to 6 guests. ⚓

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS

Where the Marine Park comes first . From Reef Restoration Projects to our support for NO FISHING in the Marine Park. We are proudly Carbon Neutral, Advanced Eco-certified, Climate Action certified, Recognition of Culture certified, and a High Standard Tourism Operator.

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WHAT IS BAREBOATING?

Skipper yourself.

The term bareboating (aka bare-boating) simply means hiring one of our extraordinary sailing catamarans without a crew, a captain or any provisions. We’ll be teaching you to do all of this yourself. YES ! – You become the skipper. But don’t worry, we teach you everything you need to know to confidently set sail (or motor) around the glorious and Ancient Ngaro Sea Country of the wonderful Whitsunday Islands.

Facts About BARE BOATING

You DO NOT REQUIRE A BOAT LICENSE TO SELF SKIPPER.

WE HELP GUIDE YOU SO YOU FEEL SAFE & CONFIDENT.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE PRIOR BOATING EXPERIENCE TO SELF SKIPPER.

So how does bareboating work?

We provide a world class boat, you choose to become the skipper, you select your crew (family / friends), and you provision the vessel for the charter holiday and experience of a lifetime – In doing so you charter the boat under a Bare-Boat hire agreement and take our yachts out sailing yourself. An inspiring experience. Our Skipper Yourself Bare-Boating option, is our most popular.

Portland Roads – Sailing the Whitsundays offers the industry’s leading boats at the best price for those wanting to ‘do it themselves’ in paradise.

Bare-boating is perfect for the experienced sailor or repeat customers to the amazing Whitsundays. A full briefing is provided (and included in you charter pricing) to ensure you are at a competent level before departure. Additional training can be given if you are a bit rusty…

The briefing is so thorough that even novices can give this a go – Your briefing includes Navigation, Safety, Boat Handling, Water Safety, Boat Rules, Sailing, Motoring, Anchoring, Mooring and Emergency Safety Management Systems. After your briefing, if you are still not 100% confident, we offer additional sail training, which many of our novices pre-book to maximise their holiday enjoyment and safety.

Do I need a license to go bareboating?

No, you do not need a licence or experience. We are so excited and very committed to helping anyone new to sailing get out and onto the water. Adventure Still Lives. We are passionate – We are professional. In our caring hands, anyone can respectfully learn to handle any of our extraordinary sailing vessels. 

We will always be Fair and Friendly with you. And Fabulously Fascinated by our World Heritage Listed backyard; Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Ancient Ngaro Waters and Islands of the Wonderful Whitsundays.

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YOTSPACE superyacht voyages

Airlie Beach

Drive time from Brisbane to Airlie Beach is a mere 13 hours until you are enveloped in another paradise of blues and greens. Nestled along the stunning coastline of Queensland, Australia, Airlie Beach is known for its crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, islands and lush rainforests. It’s no wonder that this destination has become a hotspot for travellers seeking a luxury yachting holiday in this destination.

As the gateway to the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach has long been a popular holiday destination offering a convenient access to explore the incredible marine parks surrounding it. Guests arrive to Airlie Beach by aircraft or by car due to its central location along the coast.

The scenery of this little township seems like a forever changing postcard. Guests love the vibe of the town and the amenities that are provided to locals and guests are more than adequate. Airlie Beach is the ultimate mariner’s paradise.

YOTSPACE offers a wide range of mid-tier and upper tier charter boats and luxury superyachts for charter year round in the Whitsundays and our Queensland team know each one intimately.     

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Airlie Beach Yacht Charter Highlights

Airlie Beach is home to number of marinas with the largest one being the Coral Sea Marina (formerly Abel Point Marina) in Shingley Drive Airlie Beach. This marina hosts 520 wet berths and has been consistently voted as Australia’s best superyacht marina and best marina of the year on multiple occasions over the last 6 years. Coral Sea Marina can accommodate vessels up to 80m in length and have deep-water berths at 5m, so it’s no wonder it is the berthing choice of superyachts cruising in the Whitsundays. 

Airlie Beach Charter Yachts and Boats

YOTSPACE offers an impressive fleet of luxurious yachts and boats in Airlie Beach that cater to different group sizes and preferences. Whether you’re looking for an intimate escape with your loved one or a grand adventure with a group of friends, there’s a luxury yacht to suit your charter needs. Some of the common types of vessels you can charter in the Whitsunday Islands include:

1. Sailing Yachts: For those who appreciate the romance of sailing, YOTSPACE offers exquisite sailing yachts equipped with modern amenities. Feel the wind in your hair as you navigate the Whitsundays’ pristine waters.

2. Luxury Motor Yachts: If speed and luxury are your priorities, consider chartering a motor yacht. These vessels provide all the comforts of a 5-star hotel while whisking you away to dive and snorkel the coral reefs of the Whitsunday Islands.

3. Catamarans: Perfect for family adventures or group getaways, catamarans offer stability, space, and comfort. They are ideal for exploring the Whitsundays’ numerous islands and reefs.

4. Superyachts: These are things dreams are made of and a superyacht holiday from Airlie Beach to explore the Whitsundays is a dream many people. Airlie Beach is home to more superyachts than any other destination in Queensland and it is no wonder due to the easy accessibility to the Great Barrier Reef and her islands. 

Airlie Beach Charter Yacht Destinations

Airlie Beach is the gateway to one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. When you embark on a luxury yacht charter with YOTSPACE, you open the door to an array of stunning destinations, including:

  • Whitsunday Islands: These 74 islands are a sailor’s paradise, offering pristine beaches, hiking trails, and excellent snorkelling opportunities. Whitehaven Beach, with its pure white silica sand, is a must-visit.
  • Great Barrier Reef: As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef needs no introduction. Dive or snorkel among colourful coral formations and encounter an incredible array of marine life.
  • Hook Island: Home to the Nara Inlet and Maureen’s Cove, Hook Island is perfect for those seeking tranquillity and natural beauty. Explore caves, go bushwalking, or simply relax on the yacht’s deck.
  • Hamilton Island: Just a short sail from Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island offers a range of upscale amenities, including fine dining, golf, and water sports. Hamilton Island is another important departure point for luxury yacht charters in the Whitsundays.

Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays offer an idyllic backdrop for a luxury yacht charter adventure with YOTSPACE. Whether you’re seeking romance, relaxation, or adventure, these pristine waters have something to offer every traveller. So, set sail on a once-in-a-lifetime journey and immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of this tropical paradise. Contact the YOTSPACE crew and book your berth on a luxury yachting holiday in paradise. Read more about the best superyacht anchorages in the Whitsundays and other information for charter boat guests.

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MiLady Luxury Cabin Yacht Charter in Airlie Beach, Queensland

MiLady Luxury Cabin Yacht Charter in Airlie Beach, Queensland

Spend a relaxing day on an elegant French sailing yacht, visiting stunning Whitehaven Beach and some of the beautiful fringing reefs around the Whitsunday Islands aboard the MiLady Sailing Yacht for up to 6 persons. Rate as low as $2,189.00 AUD per cabin for 2 night and 3 days. Discounts apply on certain dates for last-minute cabins. Minimum 3 cabins to sail. 2023 Rates:   2 Night/3 Days (Cabin Charter) ex Airlie Beach • Standard Cabin with ensuite: $2,189.00 AUD • Master deluxe Cabin with ensuite: $2,530.00 AUD • Super deluxe (1 double/2 single/2 ensuites: $3,718.00 AUD   3 Night/4 days (Cabin Charter) ex Airlie Beach • Standard Cabin with ensuite: $2,887.00 AUD • Master Cabin with ensuite: $3,350.00 AUD • Super deluxe 1 dbl/2 singles/2 ensuites: $5,544.00 AUD Included: • Gourmet meals, freshly prepared on board - all diets catered for *additional charges for dietary requirements outside of vegetarian *84pp • Accommodation in private ensuite cabins • Chilled water • Linen, all (beach) towels • 3 hours on Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet visit, guided bush walk to the lookout • Glass of champagne on arrival and sunset nibbles • Standup-paddling • Snorkeling gear • Fully air-conditioned • Fully licensed • Tailor-made itineraries Not Included: • Alcoholic beverages (can be purchased on board, fully licensed bar. We can also cater for specific drink requests.) • Wetsuits available for hire for $25pp (we do provide stinger suits) What You Can Expect: Your own fully crewed, fully air-conditioned 54ft yacht. MiLady offers day sails, luxury upmarket day charters (pick up from Hamilton Island an optional extra); two-night and three-night charters. You can choose either to rent a cabin or charter MiLady for those special occasions. All of our charters are fully catered and crewed. See the Whitsundays like it’s never been seen before visiting quiet anchorages, far from the crowds. Slip onto Whitehaven Beach after the crowds have left. Sail with friends and family or make new friends on board. Snorkel at some of the best spots in the Whitsundays. Stand up and paddle on our complimentary watersport activities. Smell the fresh Barramundi off the BBQ on the back deck. Dive off into the magnificent underwater fairytale below or climb down our ladder off the back deck. Quiet anchorages. Your sail with us is a journey to remember. Memories to treasure. With small numbers - only 6 onboard - you are guaranteed to have special attention and care from the moment you step onboard to the moment you leave. We look after any dietary requirements, music requests, pre-order special drinks from our fully licensed bar. Let our handpicked crew take care of you throughout the whole trip. Relax and chill on your holiday in one of the most beautiful sailing destinations in Australia. Each itinerary differs according to tide, wind and your personal preferences. We always guarantee to visit Whitehaven Beach and some of the best snorkeling spots in the Whitsundays. Other features: bar, Nespresso machine, desalination unit on board, free toiletries. All Cabins have their own ensuites as well as wardrobes and drawer space, fans and air-conditioning. Our Spacious Cabins MiLady boasts a fully contained galley with oven, microwave, fridge, and freezer; a luxurious lounge for relaxing with the latest Bluetooth friendly stereo, indoor and outdoor speakers, flatscreen TV and air conditioning. What to bring • Soft luggage/bags, no hard suitcases if possible • Swimwear • 1 warm jumper and wind jacket for those cold nights under the stars • A hat & sunglasses • Thongs/sandals for walks on the island(s) • Refillable water bottle (we don't sell plastic water bottles) If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

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MiLady Luxury Cabin Yacht Charter in Airlie Beach, Queensland

Your trip around the Whitsundays will be an amazing experience that will give you memories to last a lifetime. The boat is a comfortable home away from home and the destinations are truely awe-inspiring. The skipper is knowledgeable and experienced, and you will feel safe in his hands: whether that is when sailing, stand up paddle boarding or snorkelling (with electrified shark repellant). On board dining is also a true gourmet experience, from the fresh local sea food to baked and BBQ delights. If you want to cruise the Whitsundays in a luxury private yacht, you can’t go past this boat experience.

Catch the breeze on a family-owned topsail schooner for a daily sail to Whitehaven Beach one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Morning tea on board and lunch with all dietary needs catered for. Disembark at Tongue Bay and spot the turtles. Walk up to the Hill Inlet lookout and marvel at those turquoise and pristine white sands of Whitehaven Beach. Then jump back on board and hoist the sails or chill on deck. Learn how to belay a cleat on a traditional tallship. Lunch on board before we head for one of our favourite snorkelling spots. Spot the Maori wrasse and the beautiful fringing coral and teaming fish life. Slip into our daily sunset sail on beautiful Providence V. Free glass of bubbles and nibbles (bread, fruit, cheese, dips) and sail across Pioneer Bay and watch the tropical sunset with its famous pastel shades across the water.

Features & Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Watersports Equipment
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Chart Plotter
  • Center Cockpit
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Wheel steering
  • Outboard Engine

Approximate Location

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Cancellation Policy

50% refund up to 30 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

If we cancel due to weather or any other reason you will be offered to move your booking to another date or a full refund minus the GetMyBoat booking fee.

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The Whitsunday Islands are nothing less than a tropical paradise. From pristine Whitehaven Beach to Hamilton Island , the Whitsundays offer breathtaking beauty around every bend. If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday on the water, the Whitsundays offer soft, sandy beaches, secluded bays, serene inlets, and incomparable sunsets. Perhaps you’re looking for more of an adventure on your next holiday? There is no lack of activities to be enjoyed, both offshore and onshore. Swimming, fishing, snorkeling, bushwalking, exploring the islands, kayaking … there are so many ways to take advantage of the local natural resources during your Whitsunday Yacht Charter holiday.

According to  The International Ecotourism Society , ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the wellbeing of local people.”

Ecotourism is important to us at Queensland Yacht Charters, and in fact, we are a certified Ecotourism Company.  Ecotourism  is alive and well in the Whitsundays.

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We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, especially the Ngaro, Juru, Gia and Biria of the Whitsunday Islands and surrounding areas.  Read More

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No license is required for a Yacht Charter in the Whitsundays, unlike other locations Worldwide, however some experience is essential.

To charter a sailing vessel, you will need to have sailing experience and be competent in handling a sailing vessel in most conditions.

On the morning of your Charter we do a comprehensive boat and area briefing and if you feel that you are not comfortable captaining your own ship, we are happy to arrange for a Sail Guide for your Charter.

If you wish to do nothing at all on your holiday, and leave the work to us, we can also arrange a hostess/cook and crew.

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Most Popular Whitsunday Day Tours

Full Day Tour

5 Star Reviews, Stand-Up-Paddle Boards, Snorkel, Visits 2 Beaches 2 Lookouts & Visit the Swirling Sands

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MULTIPLE ITINERARY CHOICES

Ultimate Access To Hill Inlet, Thrilling Ride With Multiple Awards One Of Whitsundays Favourites

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Duration 9.5 hours Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Sailing, Snorkelling & Swimming, Free Beer, Free Wine, Free drinks

RETAIL $239

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Duration 10 hours Departs Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island & Daydream Island

Full Day At Great Barrier Reef! 

RETAIL $319

Top Activities From Airlie Beach

DURATION 2 HOURS

  • Classic Sailing Vessel
  • Free Glass Of Bubbly
  • Snack Platter Included
  • Eco-Friendly Tour

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Take To The Air

  • 1 Hour Scenic Flight
  • Soar Over Heart Reef
  • Paradise From Above
  • All Window Seats

Duration: 1 hour

  • Exhilarating Tour
  • Go Turtle Spotting
  • Modern, Fast Jetskis
  • Amazing Value

Flexible Cancellation

  • Bucket List Item
  • Jump From 15,000ft
  • Free-Fall For 1 Minute
  • Pure Adrenaline

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Whitsunday Catamarans Overnight Tours

2 Days, 2 Nights

  • Excellent Reviews
  • SUPs & Kayaks
  • Ensuite Cabins
  • Fun Itinerary

3 Days, 3 Nights 

  • Extended Itinerary
  • Private Double Cabins
  • Air-Conditioned
  • Marine Blue Lights

FROM $1,070

3 Days, 3 Nights

  • Extremely Popular
  • Low Numbers
  • Hot Tub + SUP

3 Days, 3 Nights 

  • Only 8 Guests

FROM $1,345

Whitsunday Catamarans Standby Deals Last minute availability

2 Days, 2 Nights

  • Spacious Catamaran
  • Relaxed Itinerary
  • Luxurious Accomm
  • Amazing Crew
  • Kayaks + SUPS
  • Onboard Heated Spa
  • Spacious Vessel
  • 5 Star Reviews
  • Excellent Crew
  • Underwater Lights
  • Snorkel + SUP

Adventure Favourites - EXCLUSIVE DEALS

3 Days, 2 Nights

  • Snorkel & SUP
  • Rope-Swing Off Boat
  • Air-Conditioned 
  • Jam-Packed Itinerary

RETAIL $649

  • Sells Out Early
  • 2 Slides & Hot Tub
  • Scuba & Snorkel

RETAIL $649

Cashback From $584

  • Always Sells Out
  • Dive & Snorkel
  • SUP + Waterslide

RETAIL $629

CASHBACK FROM $566

3 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS

  • Visit The Outer Reef
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Day & Night Dives

Top Whitsunday Experiences

FULL DAY TOUR

  • Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Two Snorkel Spots
  • Multi Award Winner

RETAIL $220

  • Authentic Sailing
  • Snorkel, Swim, Relax
  • Two Beach Visits
  • Scenic Cruise
  • Great For Families
  • Large Stable Vessel

FAST DAY BOAT

  • Visits Whitehaven
  • Lookout + Snorkel
  • Beach Buffet Lunch
  • Fast, Fun And Stable

Day tours to visit the Great Barrier Reef

FULL DAY ON THE REEF

One of the few full day trips to Outer Reef from Airlie Beach

RETAIL $259

DURATION 9 HOURS

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Both In One Day
  • Extremely Fast & Fun

Retail $311

TWO UNIQUE REEF SITES

Experience the wonders of the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Sailing Whitsundays. Standby rates. Sale - From $369

2 Days, 1 Night 

  • Backpacker Favourite
  • Whitehaven & Snorkel

Limited Time Massive Sale

2 Days, 1 Nights

  • Fast, Fun & Social
  • Adventurous Itinerary

JUL/AUG SALE- WILL SELL FAST

2.5 Days, 2 Nights

  • Sleek & Stylish
  • Hands-On Sailing
  • Small Group Tour
  • Iconic Local Tour
  • Fun, Social Boat

Authentic Whitsunday Sailing Tours

  • Adults Only Tour
  • Ample Beach Time
  • Sleek, Stylish & Fast
  • Snorkel The Reef

2 Days, 1 Night

  • Cruise In Comfort
  • Learn To Sail
  • Private Cabin Options
  • Fun & Social Tour

2 Days, 1 Night 

  • Visit Whitehaven
  • Excellent Value

RETAIL $459

  • Backpacker Tour
  • Explore Whitehaven

Overnight Tours to the Reef

  • Sleep On The Reef
  • Double & Single Beds
  • Food & Alcohol Incl
  • Bucket List Tour
  • Underwater Suite
  • Unique In Australia
  • Decadent Food
  • All Drinks Included
  • Perfect For Divers
  • Outer Reef Diving
  • Small Group Sailing

TOURS EXCLUSIVELY FOR ADULTS

Duration 9 hours

  • Beautiful Yacht 
  • Beach & Snorkel
  • Delicious Food
  • Licensed Bar Onboard

2 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS

Airlie Beach Sunset Tours

  • Authentic Sunset Sail
  • Perfect For Families
  • Glass Of Bubbles

DURATION: 2 HOURS

  • High-End Yacht
  • Free Cocktail
  • Antipasto Platter
  • Private Charter
  • Max 10 Passengers
  • Snacks & Bubbly
  • Luxury Sailing Vessel

Extended Voyages - Popular with Couples

  • Stunning New Interior
  • Hot Tub Onboard
  • 5-Star Reviews
  • Modern Interior
  • Only 6 Guests
  • Family Friendly

Private Charters - ASK ABOUT OUR ONLINE SPECIALS

2, 3 or 4 Nights 

Up To 10 Guests 

  • Clear Kayaks & SUPs
  • Bespoke Itinerary

Up To 8 Guests

  • 4 Ensuite Cabins 
  • Snorkels & SUP
  • Flexible Itinerary 

2, 3 or 4 Nights

Up To 12 Guests 

  • Heated Spa Onboard
  • SUPS & Snorkel
  • Great for Families

Our Popular Sail And Accommodation Escape Packages

6 Days, 5 Nights 2 Day Sailing Cruise 4 Days at Searene Resort

Sale Price $889

7 Days, 6 Nights 3 Day Adventurer Cruise 4 Days at Searene Resort

Sale Price $1099

5 Days, 4 Nights

3 Day Outer Reef Dive Trip

2 Nights at Searene Resort

Retail $1219

5 Days, 5 Nights 

3 Day Powerplay Catamaran

Retail $1265

SALE PRICE $1195

GBR Reef flights and Whitehaven Beach Packages

2 Day Package Whitehaven, Hill Inlet, Hill Inlet + 70 Min Flight

2 Day Package Whitehaven, Snorkel, Hill Inlet + Outer Reef

Flexible Cancellations

Whitsunday Exclusive Resort Combined With Our Top Selling Tours

Sail into the Sunset,

Explore the Whitsundays

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4 Days, 3 Nights

Best Selling Tours,

Whitsundays + GBR

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Explore the Whitsundays, 

The GBR AND Hamilton Is.

7 Days, 6 Nights

Action-Packed Adventures,

See It All, Do It All

Overnight Experiences The Whole Family Will Love!

  • Classic Sailing
  • Freshwater Jacuzzi
  • Only 12 Guests
  • Incredible Value
  • SUP & Snorkel

Most Popular Tours Departing Daydream Island

Duration 5.85 hours

  • 2 Hours To Explore
  • Large, Cruisey Vessel

48H Free Cancellation

Duration 5.75 hours

  • 2 Beach, 1 Snorkel
  • Fast, Fun Ride
  • Award Winning

DURATION 8.85 HOURS

  • Outer Reef Pontoon
  • Snorkel Or Relax
  • Intro & Cert Dives

Duration 7.5 hours

  • BBQ Lunch On Boat

Whitsunday Full Day Private Charters

Full Day Charter

Up to 8 Guests

  • Sleek and Stylish
  • Delicious Catering
  • Just Under $310pp

FULL DAY CHARTER

  • Sail In Style
  • Snorkel & Beach
  • Gourmet Catering
  • Licensed Bar 

FULL DAY CHARTER Up to 9 Guests

  • Half Or Full Day
  • Bespoke Itineraries
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Catering Options

FULL DAY CHARTER Up to 8 Guests

  • Speedy & Luxurious
  • Flexible Itinerary
  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Suitable For Families

Iconic Whitehaven Beach Adventures

Duration 6.5 hours

  • AM & PM Departures
  • 2hrs Exploration Time
  • Large, Cruise Vessel

Duration 11 hours

  • Visit Hill Inlet
  • BBQ On The Beach

Family Friendly Adventures - Most Popular Full Day Tours

Duration 7 hours

  • Southern Lights Tour
  • Fast, Smooth Ride
  • Award Winning Tour

Duration 8 hours 

  • 2 Beach Visits
  • 2 Bushwalks
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch
  • Ideal For Families
  • Snorkel & Relax

RETAIL  $ 299

Airlie Adrenaline - Tours For The Adventurous

30 Mins of Wild Fun

  • Full of 180's & 360's
  • Drifts & Submarines
  • Suits Cruise Schedule
  • Beach Landing
  • The Ultimate Thrill
  • Jump From 14,000ft
  • Soar New Heights
  • 2 Snorkel Stops
  • Award Winners
  • Exhilarating Ride

Whitsunday Jetski Tours - Fast And Fun

Duration 2.5 hours

  • Explore Pioneer Bay
  • Spot Sea Turtles
  • Free Photos

Duration 3 hours

  • Ample Time On Jetski
  • Explore 2 Islands
  • Spot Marine Life

Duration 4 hours

  • 3hrs On Jetski
  • Visit Palm Bay Resort
  • Pizza Lunch Included
  • Awesome Marine Life

Private Charters - Sailing Whitsundays Favourites

2, 3 or 4 Nights  Up To 10 Guests

  • Stunning Interior 

2, 3 or 4 Nights  Up To 12 Guests 

  • Custom Itineraries

2, 3 or 4 Nights  Up To 32 Guests

  • Large Capacity
  • Waterslide & SUP
  • Air-Conditoned

AFFORDABLE FOR

LARGE GROUPS

Private Charters - One Day Adventures For Groups

16-32 Guests Per Boat

  • Multi-Award Winner
  • Up To 206 Guests
  • Choose Your Itinerary

Up To 40 Guests 

  • Fast, Stable Vessel
  • Snorkel Fringe Reefs
  • Includes SUP Boards

Up To 38 Guests

  • Speedy Catamaran

Fun Activities From Airlie Beach

Duration 5 Hours

  • Visit Cedar Creek Falls
  • Lunch At Northerlies
  • Guided Eco-Walk
  • Unique Exploration
  • See Native Wildlife
  • A Must-Do Tour
  • Snacks Included
  • Aussie Wildlife Farm
  • Hands-On Experience
  • Photo Opportunities
  • Family Run Tour

Duration 6 Hours

  • Spot Crocodiles
  • Wild River Cruise
  • All-Weather Tour

Learn to Sail Whitsunday Tours

2, 3, 4 or 5 Nights  Up To 6 Guests

  • 3 Ensuite Cabins
  • Luxury Vessel
  • Fully Air-Conditioned

PRIVATE CHARTER

UP TO 8 GUESTS

  • Multiple Trip Lengths
  • Scenic Bushwalks

Whitsunday Catamarans Extended Three Night Tours

Private charters - popular with hens, bucks and large families.

1 DAY CHARTER

Up to 24 Guests

  • Charming Tallship

2, 3, 4 or 5 Nights  Up To 32 Guests

  • Historic Sailing Vessel
  • Variety Of Cabins
  • Custom Itinerary

FROM $20120

2, 3 or 4 Nights  Up To 54 Guests

  • Iconic Vessel
  • 2 Waterslides
  • Scuba Available

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Romantic Getaway Packages For Two

5 Days, 5 Nights

  • 2D2N Private Charter
  • Outer Reef Day Trip
  • Visit Hamilton Island
  • Stay At Luxury Resort
  • 2 Nights At Eco Resort
  • 5* Elysian Retreat 
  • Full Day Salty Charter
  • Departs Long Island
  • Salty Full Day Charter
  • GBR Scenic Flight

5 Days, 6 Nights

  • Coral Sea Resort Stay
  • 2D2N Milady Trip
  • Hamilton Island Stay

Private Charters - High End Options

1 Day Charter

Up To 24 Guests

  • Elegant Stylish Vessel
  • Tailored Itinerary

Exclusive Sail and Stay Resort Packages - Sale On Now

7 Days, 6 Nights 2 Night Catamaran Cruise 4 Night at Serene Resort

Retail  $1430

Sale Price $1400

8 Days, 7 Nights 3 Night Sailing Cruise 4 Nights at Serene Resort

Sale Price $1675

5 Days, 4 Nights 3 Day Sailing Cruise 2 Days Magnums Resort

THE BEST PRICE!

Private Charters - Perfect For Small Groups

  • 8 to 12 Guests
  • Family-Friendly
  • Authentic Sailing 
  • BYO Alcohol
  • Up to 10 guests
  • New Catamaran

1, 2, 3 or 4 Nights

  • Up To 16 Guests
  • Airconditioned 
  • Kayaks Available
  • Onboard Spa

1 Night Charter

  • Up to 14 Guests
  • Family Snorkelling
  • Great Value

Superyacht Overnight Charter

Up To 10 Guests

  • 137ft Superyacht
  • Week Long Charter
  • Pure Luxury
  • Top-rated Chef

Up To 12 Guests

  • 103ft Superyacht
  • 1, 3 or 7 Night
  • Customisable Itinerary
  • State-Of-The-Art
  • 115ft Sunseeker
  • Unparalleled Luxury
  • Onboard Jacuzzi
  • Sophisticated Charm
  • 90ft Superyacht
  • Newly Built
  • Oasis Of Luxury

Superyacht Day Charter

Up To 35 Guests

  • 82ft Sunseeker
  • FlexibleItinerary
  • Waterslide and SUPs

Up To 36 Guests

  • Recently Refurbished
  • Multiple Hour Charters
  • Visit Great Barrier Reef
  • Personal Crew

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  • Suits Small Groups
  • Visit Whitsunday Icons

Up To 50 Guests

  • Onboard Hot Tub
  • Personalised Itinerary 
  • Scuba Diving

SAILING WHITSUNDAYS EXCLUSIVE- SEE THE WHITSUNDAYS IN COMFORT AND STYLE

  • Sleek And Stylish
  • Just Under $310pp!

Half Day Charter

  • Luxury 10m Yacht
  • Customised Itinerary
  • Visit Quieter Locations
  • Just over $185pp!
  • 2 Island Hikes
  • Ngaro Cave Paintings
  • Best Whitsunday Views
  • Just under $310pp!

2 Hour Private Charter

Up to 10 Guests

  • Intimate Sunset Tour
  • Cruise Around Pioneer Bay
  • Ideal For Friends & Family
  • Only $99pp!

WE ARE READY TO HELP YOU

  • Our experts are Based in Airlie Beach
  • We can build packages to save you $$$
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Sunset Cruises Airlie Beach - Whitsunday Sunset Sail - Adults Only

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  • Classic sunset sailing on board a beautiful and rare classic yacht gives as much to the day as the destination.
  • 5 Star Service, low passenger numbers and highly attentive staff guarantee you impeccable service and experience.
  • Immersive Experience, become involved as much or as little as you like and be beguiled at the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands.
  • Adults only sunset cruises catering to only 24 guests over 2 hours.   

Description & Tour Inclusions

Included in price.

  • Complimentary glass of Aperol Spritz
  • Small group, maxi 24 guests
  • Antipasto selection

Sunset cruises Airlie Beach Whitsundays. Sunset sailing, adults only, departing Airlie Beach each Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Luxury adults only 2 hour sunset cruises from Airlie Beach . Small group trip, max 24 guests. A sail on board Lady Enid is like no other in the Whitsundays, this is a small group experience with only a maximim of 24 guests on board.

A cut above, Lady Enid is an adults only sailing tour that promises barefoot luxury and comfort, with a highly attentive level of service.

Your enjoyment of the sunset cruise experience is our highest priority and we aim to leave you with a joyous and memorable experience of Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays .

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Welcome Aboard - Airlie Beach Sunset Cruise

Once settled on board Lady Enid, you will receive a complimentary glass of Aperol Spritz.

Our crew will introduce themselves and show you where to stow your bags and shoes (it’s best to go barefoot on the boat when warm enough).

You will be given an introduction to Lady Enid’s features and a safety briefing on sailing out from Coral Sea Marina at Airlie Beach.

Sunset Sailing - Where to?

Once out of the Coral Sea Marina, the crew will hoist the sails.

You can freely move around the vessel and take advantage of the cushioned seating.

 With a maximum of 24 guests on board, well below our capacity of 36, you will be sure to find a quiet spot to yourselves to relax and soak up the ambiance.

Lady Enid crew will point out various points of interest and discuss the history, flora and fauna of Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays for those who are interested.

What's on the Nibbles Menu?

A selection of antipasto including prawns, crackers, cheese and antipasto is served as a share plate per couple. Individuals and groups will be given a plate to suit.

Order another drink from our licensed bar.

Choose from a selection of beer, wine, sparkling and soft drinks. 

Feel the wind in your hair, as you enjoy the cooling breeze of a sunset sail around Airlie Beach.

Marvel at the beautiful sunset over the hills to the west of Airlie Beach and surrounds.

Then once the sun has set, watch as Airlie Beach lights up after dark.

Cruising Back into Airlie Beach

Once the sun has gone down, enjoy the lights of Airlie Beach at night, before Lady Enid sails home to Coral Sea Marina.

When we dock at Coral Sea Marina, you will find The Garden Bar & Bistro right at the top of the marina arm: a beautiful spot for a drink or dinner (bookings recommended).

Or walk a few hundred metres to the north village to Sorrento’s Restaurant, and onwards along the boardwalk to Coral Sea Resort, and the main street of Airlie Beach.

Taxis are also easily booked to pick you up from outside The Garden Bar, under the portico at the Coral Sea Marina South Village.

Would you like to have a private charter boat for your next sunset cruise or snorkelling tour on the Great Barrier Reef?

Tour Details

Tour languages offered.

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Departs From

  • Airlie Beach

Departure Time

Between 4.00pm and 5.00pm - varies depending on sunset time

Departure Instructions

We depart from Coral Sea Marina Airlie Beach

Destinations

  • Pioneer Bay

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Fitness Level Required

Additional information.

Please note this is a barefoot boat, no shoes on board

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Child Policy

Minimum age 18

Cancellation Policy

Our T&Cs:

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our  terms and conditions   for details prior to booking.

Additional Tour Operator's Cancellation Policy:

We have a Cancellation Policy which protects both us and the customer.

We offer full cancellation of your ticket price if you cancel your trip with us 24 hours or more in advance of travel.

Weather: the only reason we would cancel a tour would be for the safety and comfort of our guests due to high winds or rough seas. We would make this decision in the afternoon on the day before travel. You will be notified as soon as possible to reschedule or receive a refund in the event of operator cancellations within 24 hours of travel.

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

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Luxury Escapes Guide to Airlie Beach & the Whitsundays

Introducing the world-famous whitsundays — a place of protected turquoise waters, unforgettable scenery, extensive marine life and natural wonders..

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At the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, just off the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland, you’ll find the Whitsundays — a group of 74 jewel-like islands ranging from well-developed holiday hubs to mostly uninhabited national parks. Among them you’ll find tropical havens such as Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Daydream Island, Long Island and Hook Island — each offering their own stunning scenery, beautiful discoveries and unique snorkelling and diving conditions.

Back on the mainland you’ll find Airlie Beach — a relaxed resort town known for its palm-fringed beaches and aquatic adventures. Launchpad to the Whitsunday Region and the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach offers plenty of action, as do northern country gems such as Bowen, Collinsville and Proserpine.

The Whitsundays is an unmatched playground for adventurers and resort-loungers. Australia’s dreamiest destination is home to turquoise water, sheltered coves, white-sand beaches, abundant marine and plant life, and endless gems to discover. Don’t miss one of the region’s major drawcards — Whitehaven Beach. Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on earth, its 98 percent silica sand is so white it appears surreal.

Whether you come for the tranquil scenery, to sail the rarely ruffled waters, snorkel with the whole ocean at your fingertips or simply sink your toes into a fusion of white sand and iridescent water, there is a Whitsundays experience for you.

Why not check out Luxury Escapes Guide to Hamilton Island for more inspiration.

Please note that due to current restrictions some operators may be temporarily closed. Check their websites for the most up-to-date information.

Featured escape

Things to see and do, enjoy a quick dip in the airlie beach lagoon.

Located on the foreshore of Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach Lagoon is the perfect spot for a day of relaxation. Providing an environment that is completely safe from stingers all year round, this patrolled haven was constructed on a raised breakwater, allowing excellent views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands. As well as featuring several pools for all ages and fitness levels, this man-made watering hole is surrounded by lush grassy knolls and landscaped gardens, perfect for a spot of sunbathing. Best of all, there is no admission fee.

Get away from it all on the Honeyeater Lookout Trail

Home to some of the most diverse and impressive landscapes in the world, Australia is spoilt for choice when it comes to spectacular hiking destinations. Located just outside the Whitsundays, the tropical refuge of Conway National Park features one of the finest: the Whitsundays Great Walk. If you’re not quite ready for a 30-kilometre hike, tackle just part of the walk with the shorter Honeyeater Lookout Trail. Winding through a magnificent tropical setting and past seasonal creeks, this two-hour return walk will eventually lead you to a lookout offering magnificent views beyond Cannonvale, Dryander National Park and the Whitsunday Islands.

Cool off at Cedar Creek Falls

Located halfway between Airlie Beach and Proserpine, Cedar Creek Falls is a spectacular waterfall set in a natural rock amphitheater. Surrounded by white cedar trees, Alexander palms, wild orchids and dry eucalypt forest, the clear water of the famed rock pool is an easy walk from the carpark. Don’t forget your swimmers! After a refreshing dip, take to the lookout, a 20-minute return, easy-grade track offering incredible waterfall views. You can also venture deep into the ancient Conway National Park to Cedar Creek Falls — on the lookout for unique flora and fauna — on a Rainforest & Waterfalls group tour.

Get up close to the Great Barrier Reef with Cruise Whitsundays

The Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach are regarded as some of the most unique and incredible natural wonders in the world. With Cruise Whitsundays, you can explore the region’s hidden corners, uninhabited sand cays, small islands, exotic sea life and pristine reef systems, all in complete comfort. Accompanied by expert guides on purpose-designed and built expedition ships, you’ll be brought closer to remote sites and natural habitats in the most immersive and educational experience possible.

Go barramundi fishing at Lake Proserpine

There are over 4,000 species of fish in Australia, but the elusive barramundi is the one everyone wants on the end of their line. Cast a line at Lake Proserpine — also known as Peter Faust Dam — from the shore or aboard a boat, any time of day or night (barramundi bite all year round in both fresh and saltwater), and benefit from the recent barra-boom. Everybody has an opinion on the best way to catch barra, so if it’s your first time, join a tour or charter and be shown everything you’ve ever wanted to know.

Take a walk on the wild side with a crocodile safari

When you need a break from the Great Barrier Reef, head inland with a Whitsunday Crocodile Safari — a one-of-a-kind nature experience that will get you up close and personal with native birds, mammals and reptiles. Departing from the Proserpine River, you’ll join professional local guides to explore the region’s marine mangrove ecosystem and discover the unique wildlife and vegetation of the estuaries and wetlands. The best part? The safari will also introduce you to a float of saltwater crocodiles, basking in the sun, swimming, or just plain hanging out. Do not worry, you are in safe hands.

Top places to eat and drink

Grand view hotel.

Craving simple but delicious food in a laid-back setting? A visit to the Grand View Hotel is an absolute must. Situated one block back from the pristine waters of McCanes Bay, this iconic pub has kept a loyal following watered and fed for over 100 years and is one of the region’s premier destinations for relaxed dining. Be sure to arrive hungry, as this old Queenslander still delivers exceptional local cuisine and outstanding service. Pub quiz trivia: the Grand View Hotel has been destroyed twice (by fire and cyclone), and starred as the Aussie Territory Hotel in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Australia’.

Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill

Set on the shores of a bay in Woodwark, just outside Airlie Beach, Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill is an award-winning restaurant and bar that features seasonal seafood-heavy dishes cooked to perfection in unpretentious style. Find fresh, hand-picked produce plucked direct from the local area on the mouth-watering menu, plus an extensive selection of wines, cocktails and boutique beers on tap. The peaceful views across to Airlie Beach are spectacular.

KC's Bar & Grill

More than just a place to satisfy your growling stomach, KC’s Bar & Grill is a local Whitsundays institution. Nestled on the main drag of Shute Harbour Road, KC’s buzzing atmosphere guarantees a great time – but not at the expense of genuinely good gourmet pub grub. While KC’s is famous for its steaks, tasting plates of chargrilled crocodile, kangaroo, emu and buffalo are perfect if you’re feeling game for a taste of Australia.

Breeze Bar on Shute Harbour Road is the perfect spot for Sunday sessions or long lunches that lead into longer dinners. Any time is the right time to visit Breeze — however Happy Hour is probably best (between 3pm and 6pm). With a fun-loving vibe, cheery staff, a classic Australian menu and Airlie Beach’s finest martinis, Breeze Bar is a seriously energetic spot to start or finish a night – your choice.

Fat Frog Beach Café

If you like your breakfast with a side of uninterrupted water views and delicious coffee, your destination of choice should be Fat Frog Beach Café. Spacious and sun-drenched, this eclectic café is a friendly favourite among the locals — and their pooches. Serving great-value homemade dishes, ready-to-go options, fanciful slices, tarts, cupcakes and pastries, this dog-friendly spot truly offers something for everyone.

Bird’s Fish Bar

With over 30 years on the board, Bird’s Fish Bar certainly knows how to put together a fish and chip pack. Located on Bowen Marina, with great access to the finest, freshest and most environmentally conscious protein in Bowen, it goes without saying you’ll find plenty of it here. Expect all the usuals — including coral trout, Spanish mackerel, barramundi, bugs, tiger prawns and mud crab — as well as freshly made salads and potato cakes to throw on the side. Take away or choose to watch the boats in the marina from the recently renovated outdoor eating area.

Introducing the worst-kept secret in Airlie Beach: Anchor Bar. Set on a sprawling alfresco patio, this poolside bar personally helped bring ‘cool’ back to this village town’s after-dark scene. Boasting renowned DJs, delicious cocktails, an all-star menu of classics, and spectacular views of the bay and surrounding islands, this small-yet-busy bar oozes tropical holiday vibes synonymous with that enviable Whitsundays lifestyle.

Sorrento Restaurant & Bar

Perched atop the Coral Sea Marina, with sweeping views across the palm-fringed waters, Sorrento Restaurant & Bar is best known for its delectable cuisine and great local hospitality. Its downstairs bar offers live acoustic music and pub classics, while the restaurant upstairs prides itself on a full-service dining experience and Italian classics with a Queensland twist. Then there’s that view from the newly renovated Ocean View Deck — one of the best in the entire Whitsundays.

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Head for the skies aboard a seaplane.

Enjoy a panoramic perspective of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from both the air and ocean with GSL Aviation. These comfortable seaplanes or helicopters depart daily to explore World Heritage-listed expanses, including the perfectly shaped Heart Reef. Ideal for all ages and fitness levels, this experience lets you travel in style with dedicated pilots and staff at your service. Other tours include a Fly and Cruise, Fly and Sunset Sail, Fly and Jetski.

#GoBareboating

The clear, protected waters of the Whitsunday Islands lend themselves to some of the best sailing in the Southern Hemisphere. Why not charter your own private yacht and let the landscape wash over you in the ultimate adventure of relaxation? Sail your dream with #GoBareboating and choose to be your own captain, leave it to a skilled skipper, see more by catamaran or get closer to nature with an Aqualodge floating villa.

Hike, snorkel and take in Whitehaven Beach all in one day

Visit the ‘Wild Side’ of the Whitsundays on a custom-built, semi-rigid, inflatable rafting vessel. Travelling at 65km/hr, this exhilarating ride will take you to world-famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Lookout, before spending time at some of North Queensland’s most pristine snorkelling reefs. You will also be guided on a memorable experience through the Whitsunday Island National Park and around some of its uninhabited islands — where flocks of marine, bird and animal life freely frolic.

See the Whitsundays from 15,000ft

Experience the ultimate adrenalin rush skydiving from Airlie Beach. After a safety briefing and short scenic flight to altitude, prepare to jump from up to 15,000 feet and revel in the thrill of freefall at over 220 km/hr for up to 60 seconds. Anyone brave enough to take the literal leap of faith will be rewarded with spectacular views of Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands for up to 5 minutes under canopy, before returning to base. It doesn’t get any more exciting.

Zoom around the Whitsunday waters

Is there a better way to explore the beautiful bays of Airlie Beach and World Heritage-listed Whitsunday Island Marine Park than on the latest model jet ski? No longer just for adrenalin junkies, a jet-ski tour is the perfect mix of adrenalin and eco adventure. Better still, it is suitable for all ages as no licence or experience is necessary. Tours operate daily, and sea turtles and other marine life are often encountered when exploring the pristine waterways. Informative commentary provided by qualified guides and riding apparel is also included.

Tailor your escape to Airlie Beach & the Whitsundays

Immerse yourself in Airlie Beach & the Whitsundays with Luxury Escapes’ hand-picked Experiences. We’ve curated a selection of cultural activities, adrenaline thrills, food adventures and luxury add-ons to help you discover your destination. These Experiences are bookable when you purchase your next escape. Simply select your travel dates and number of travellers for any package, and opt to tailor your escape by selecting the available Experiences.

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Airlie Beach Boat Hire: Different ways to explore the Coral Sea

Check availability, charter a yacht or hire a boat when visiting airlie beach and experience the gateway to the whitsundays in a way that suits you..

Airlie Beach boat hire can be by the hour, day and even over several nights or weeks! Party boats, private charters, self-drive fishing boats or self-skippered yacht charters are all on offer from The Gateway to the Whitsundays.

In this post, we’ll outline the different types of boat hire available from Airlie, and of course, we’ll go into some finer details around the best type of Airlie Beach boat hire – bareboat.

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Different types of boat hire in Airlie Beach

Self-drive boat hire for whitsundays sightseeing and fishing.

Airlie Boat Hire Airlie Boat Hire is a family run business operating out of the Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach. They offer self-drive boat hire with a licensed and non-licensed hire option. Their powerboats can be used for fishing , sightseeing and dugong or turtle spotting with the opportunity to go out to the islands or stick around the Whitsunday coastline.

Bareboat hire near Airlie Beach

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Bareboats are typically catamarans, monohulls or power cruisers which can be hired over several nights.

When you hire a bareboat , you, your family and friends are the crew. You choose where you want to go among the Whitsunday Islands. Snorkel, dive, fish, kayak, hike and discover untouched beaches in your own time and spend the evenings relaxing under the stars on warm nights.

Bareboat vessels come fully equipped with everything required for a comfortable stay. You need to arrange your provisioning and pack your items such as sunscreen, swimming gear and cameras.

Private charter companies and boat hire in the Whitsundays

There are many private charter companies which can take up to 10 people out for a day among the islands, including stopping over at Whitehaven and Hill Inlet. From high-end catamarans to speed powerboats or sailboats where you can take the helm, there is a private charter in Whitsundays for all adventure seeking styles.

Sailing-Whitsundays has a page which lists private sailing charter and boat hire companies operating in the Whitsundays. 

Customised boutique boat tours

Whitsunday Paradise Explorer Whitsunday Paradise Explorer is a personalised private boat tour and charter company who provide a customised way to see the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. They take no more than eight guests; you charter their private vessel exactly where you want to go and get to experience the Whitsundays away from crowds. Whether it’s snorkelling , bushwalking, exploring the coastline, finding a hidden gem or just relaxing on your own private beach for the day – these guys can take you there

Mars Charters Among a plethora of transfer, water taxi and chase boat services, Mars Charters also offer private boat charters. You can book an Express Charters, Half Day Charters, Full Day Charters and Sunset Cruises onboard their small fast boat vessels. Mars private boat charters are fully customisable and fully skippered. Pricing is for the boat, not per person. With no set Itinerary,  they will take you where you want when you want!

Party boat hire Airlie Beach

You can hire a boat from Airlie Beach for a private party, or join one of the many party boat tours, typically for those aged 18-35.

The party boat tours are for those who want to mix with other travellers and who don’t mind staying in shared, bunk style accommodation. If you want a quiet relaxing sailing adventure around the Whitsundays, do not go on a party boat tour!!! These boats are for a social crowd, with loads of games, water sports and of course an after-dark party with music. Some ships even have hot tubs!

Sundowner Cruises

For a more customised Airlie Beach boat hire, Sundowner cruisers offer group and wedding private charters. Great for special celebrations, Sundowner is a purpose-built catamaran designed for parties and functions. This floating venue has ample room to move and socialise, a capacity for 48 guests, fully licensed bar and organised catering on request.

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Questions Relating to Boat Hire from Airlie Beach

What is the weather like in airlie beach.

Airlie Beach is a sub-tropical environment which means fine, mild weather most of the year. There is a wet season over summer which only has occasional showers. Winter in Airlie Beach doesn’t feel like winter at all, with an average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius.

It’s possible to sail the Whitsundays at any time of year , with each season offering its unique attractions. 

Do I need a license to charter a boat in the Whitsundays without a skipper?

The need for a license will depend on the type of boat you want to hire and where you want to go. There are several considerations when it comes to a license.

  • If you want to take a self-drive boat out to the islands and Whitehaven Beach with Airlie Beach Boat Hire, you need one person to hold a valid boat license – National or International.
  • Unlicensed boats can be hired through Airlie Beach Boat Hire to fish and sightsee in designated areas. Please note that if you hire a day boat without a license, you can’t go to the islands.
  • If you hire a bareboat from a yacht charter company in the Whitsundays, you do not need a license or sailing qualifications.

Do I need sailing experience to go on a bareboat charter?

We do suggest that one person on your charter has some basic boating knowledge and we are required to have at least two crew members over the age of 18 on each vessel.

Our experienced staff will support you all the way, helping plan your itinerary, giving you a comprehensive briefing on how to operate your vessel and staying in regular contact over VHF radio.

If you are feeling unsure about your sailing experience or your ability to handle a boat, you can hire a sail guide for an hourly or daily rate to make sure you’re confident with skippering the boat yourself.

We also run the Whitsunday School of Sailing , which is an option for anyone wanting to brush up on their sailing knowledge or learn the basics before a charter.

How do I know what bareboat to hire?

The vessels in our fleet can accommodate up to 10 guests. You can choose a sailing yacht , a catamaran or a motor cruiser. The boat you hire will depend on your budget, availability and how many people you need to accommodate.  

To help you decide between a catamaran or sailing yacht, we’ve completed a list of pros and cons. Most families and large groups who charter in the Whitsundays opt for a catamaran.

Where can I go on a bareboat around the Whitsundays?

There are 74 Islands within the Whitsundays group with more than 40 anchorages. You’ll be able to visit secluded islands away from day crowds as well as all the Whitsunday highlights such as Whitehaven, the Hamilton Island marina and our top snorkelling sites.

Where you go will be determined by the weather and the things you want to do. We have created these suggested itineraries , however, please chat with your briefer to help customise a trip on the day you set sail.

Shute Harbour Boat Hire Airlie Beach

Whitsunday Rent a Yacht Base

Whitsunday Rent a Yacht is based 10 minutes from Airlie Beach, in Shute Harbour. Unlike other charter companies which operate from the public Coral Sea Marina, we have a private base and jetty, which gives exclusive access to our vessels and facilities.

Shute Harbour is worth a visit in its own right. The Conway Ranges National Park surrounds this tranquil haven, and the marine life is abundant here. When you hire a boat from Shute Harbour, you are instantly closer to the islands, with the nearest overnight anchorage less than an hour away. Comparatively, hiring a boat from Airlie Beach means that the commute out the islands is at least two hours longer.

If you are looking at Airlie Beach boat hire, then look no further than a bareboat charter with Whitsunday Rent a Yacht. We’re the longest operating, Australian owned bareboat charter company and hiring a boat with us means you get exclusive access from Shute Harbour.

Hire a boat in Airlie Beach and enjoy the freedom to explore

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Catamaran hire in the Whitsundays: What you need to know

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Bareboat Catamaran hire in the Whitsundays is akin to or as simple as hiring a motor home. A bareboat is when you hire a fully equipped catamaran, learn how to operate your vessel, and then explore at your own pace. In this post, we'll outline common questions about...

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  1. Luxury Yachts Whitsundays

    Luxury Yachts Whitsundays, Shop 18 Shingley Drive Coral Sea Marina (North), Airlie Beach QLD 4802 Australia 1800 075 101 [email protected] A division of Cumberland Charter Yachts

  2. Whitsunday Luxury Yacht Charters

    Whitsunday Luxury Yacht Charters has a wide range of luxury crewed yachts - both sailing and motor - available for charter in the beautiful Whitsundays region. ... It is the ideal luxury yacht charter getaway, available from either Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island. Find out more. Check rates Read More . Pegasus - Oyster 625 (14 of 28): Next ...

  3. Airlie Beach

    Luxury Yachts Whitsundays, Shop 18 Shingley Drive Coral Sea Marina (North), Airlie Beach QLD 4802 Australia 1800 075 101 [email protected] A division of Cumberland Charter Yachts

  4. Whitsunday Escape™ Yacht Charters, Catamaran & Bareboat Sailing Holidays

    Whitsunday Escape offer a most unique holiday experience in paradise with "Skipper Yourself Bareboat Yacht Charters". You choose the itinerary, pace and adventures to explore Queensland's tropical Whitsunday Islands from the comfort of your own floating accommodation. With the largest, modern fleet of self-contained sleep aboard boats ...

  5. Bareboating Whitsundays

    Hire a Bareboat in the Whitsundays - Sailing Yachts, Sailing Catamarans or Power Catamarans. Cumberland Charter Yachts has a fleet of 35 boats based in Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Choose from Sailing Yachts, Sailing Catamarans or Power Catamarans, ranging in size from 32 to 58 feet and sleeping up to 12 people.

  6. Skippered Charters

    Luxury Yachts Whitsundays, Shop 18 Shingley Drive Coral Sea Marina (North), Airlie Beach QLD 4802 Australia 1800 075 101 [email protected] A division of Cumberland Charter Yachts

  7. Whitsundays Luxury & Superyacht Overnight Charters

    Alani Luxury Yacht Overnight Charter. 6. FROM: $16000. Wake up to the soft lull of the Coral Sea aboard the immaculate Alani. Experience the Whitsundays at its best with this luxurious vessel, spending two days and one night in your ultimate idea of heaven. Depart Hamilton Island and return the following day.

  8. Nisi

    Or call our Charter Consultant direct on +61 (0) 434 214 446 - available 7 days per week! NISI is a unique example of an extraordinary bespoke 24m Mini Super Yacht. Now available for charter in the Whitsundays in 2021! It is the ideal luxury yacht charter getaway, available from either Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island.

  9. Whitsundays Yacht Hire

    We have helped thousands of customers experience the joy of bareboating around the Whitsunday Islands on one of our luxury sailing catamarans for hire. ... all of our Self-Skippered yacht charter experiences are tailored to suit any budget from entry level to premium. ... Q3, Q4, Q5 & Q6 - Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802 ...

  10. Airlie Beach • YOTSPACE Yacht Charters

    Airlie Beach Charter Yacht Destinations. Airlie Beach is the gateway to one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. When you embark on a luxury yacht charter with YOTSPACE, you open the door to an array of stunning destinations, including:

  11. MiLady Luxury Cabin Yacht Charter in Airlie Beach, Queensland

    Spend a relaxing day on an elegant French sailing yacht, visiting stunning Whitehaven Beach and some of the beautiful fringing reefs around the Whitsunday Islands aboard the MiLady Sailing Yacht for up to 6 persons. Rate as low as $2,189.00 AUD per cabin for 2 night and 3 days. Discounts apply on certain dates for last-minute cabins.

  12. Queensland Yacht Charters

    Queensland Yacht Charter's is a member of Dream Yacht Charter the Number One Charter Company Worldwide with a reputation for excellence in providing the best in Yacht Charter's. ... Airlie Beach QLD 4802. Reservations Email Us. Enquire Now. First Name * Last Name * Email * Phone * Departure Date * DD slash MM slash YYYY. Hidden. Departure ...

  13. Lux Whitsundays Day Sail

    Airlie Beach - Coral Sea Marina: Departure Days: Everyday: Departure Time: 8.00am: Return Time: 5.00pm: Trip Length: Full Day: Season Rates: Currently Unavailable Until Further Notice : ... Lady Enid is a luxury yacht available exclusively for adults for a group sail in the stunning Whitsundays! Swim and snorkel the vibrant coral reefs in this ...

  14. The Best Selection of Whitsunday Tours

    2 Hour Private Charter. Up to 10 Guests. Intimate Sunset Tour. Cruise Around Pioneer Bay. Ideal For Friends & Family. Only $99pp! Retail $1200. FROM $990. Sailing Whitsundays is an Airlie Beach based travel agency that offers day and overnight sailing adventures amongst the beautiful Whitsunday Islands of Northern Queensland.

  15. Whitsundays Bareboat Charters

    Voyager 1040. A well known and popular vessel developed specifically for the charter market, the Voyager 1040 has space and comfort in mind for the avid bareboat charterer and family. More Details. Bareboat Charters are one of the popular ways to experience the Whitsunday Islands Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with friends or family.

  16. Luxury Yachts Whitsundays

    Luxury Yachts Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Queensland. 2,257 likes · 4 talking about this · 1 was here. Welcome to Luxury Yachts Whitsundays, where your dreams of a nautical adventure come to life!...

  17. La Mar Luxury Yacht

    La Mar Luxury Yacht, Airlie Beach, Queensland. 1,405 likes · 11 talking about this · 123 were here. M/Y La Mar is a fully crewed luxury charter yacht in Hamilton Island, book your cruise with us today! ...

  18. Airlie Beach & Whitsunday Islands Guide

    AirlieBeach.com your guide for Airlie Beach & Whitsunday Islands Day Tours, Overnight Sailing & Accommodation, Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef. ... Lady Enid is a luxury yacht available exclusively for adults for a group sail in the stunning Whitsundays! Swim and snorkel the vibrant coral reefs in this relaxing day out on the water!

  19. Sunset Cruises Airlie Beach

    Luxury adults only 2 hour sunset cruises from Airlie Beach. Small group trip, max 24 guests. Small group trip, max 24 guests. A sail on board Lady Enid is like no other in the Whitsundays, this is a small group experience with only a maximim of 24 guests on board.

  20. Luxury Escapes Guide to Airlie Beach & the Whitsundays

    Find fresh, hand-picked produce plucked direct from the local area on the mouth-watering menu, plus an extensive selection of wines, cocktails and boutique beers on tap. The peaceful views across to Airlie Beach are spectacular. Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill. 116 Pringle Rd, Woodwark. Visit website.

  21. Airlie Beach Boat Hire

    Hire a boat in Airlie Beach and enjoy the freedom to explore. Contact us 1800 075 000 or [email protected]. Airlie Beach boat hire can be by the hour, day or even over weeks! Yacht charters, party boats, private skippered charters, self-drive powerboats and fishing boats are all for hire to explore the Whitsundays & Airlie Beach coast.

  22. Sailing Trips

    Lady Enid is a luxury yacht available exclusively for adults for a group sail in the stunning Whitsundays! Swim and snorkel the vibrant coral reefs in this relaxing day out on the water! More Details. ... PO Box 5070, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia Phone: (+61) 7 4813 9003

  23. Providence V

    Providence V - Whitehaven Beach & Dumbell Island Tour. From: $205.00. Snorkel in the most magnificent coral gardens of the Whitsundays and stroll along the world-famous Whitehaven Beach on this fabulous day sail with Providence V. Experience the sailing of yesteryear today! More Details.