Now you’ve picked a boat, arranged some friends to join you, chosen your dates and booked your dream sailing holiday take a moment to relax, but don’t cool your heels for too long, there are still a few things to organise …
Getting to the Whitsundays
Fly, drive, bus or train – all of these will get you to the Whitsundays! It is recommended you try arrive the day prior to your charter starting to allow a time to organise your food, check in with us and – if staying on your boat the night prior – familiarise yourself with the boat prior to the briefing. All of these will make for a relaxing start to your holiday!
Both Whitsunday Coast Airport & Hamilton Island airport have daily flights from all Australian East Coast capital cities and we can organise transfer to/from the airport for you.Transfers, Tours & Accomodation
Itinerary Planning: What to See?
One of the most exciting things about your pre-charter plans is thinking about all the amazing places the Whitsundays has to offer, which you’ll get to discover! That said, we try not to encourage planning itineraries too far in advance, as so much of where you go will be subject to the current weather conditions (mother natures way of reminding us you’re on her watch while on charter!)
We suggest writing a list, or thinking about the activities and must-do’s you want to experience. We’ll then work out a custom itinerary during your briefing, based on the current weather conditions and tides – ensuring the most pleasurable and exciting adventures will be had!
To get you started check out our sample itineraries, and read about the Whitsunday IslandsSuggested Itineraries The Whitsundays
Activity Planning: What Can I Do?
What’s on Board, and What do I Need to Bring?
Your home away from home, that’s how we’d like you to feel while on charter so we have made sure your boat is fully equipped with all the amenities to truly “Live Aboard” comfortably. Similar to a self contained apartment, find all your cutlery/crockery, linen, toilet paper, basic cleaning staples and more, all included with your charter and on board as you step on!
See our inventory for the full list of what’s included and what to bring for easy packingInventory: What's Included on the Boat
Food, Glorious Food
One of the most delightful parts of a holiday? The food! Stock up your boat with delicious provisions either bought from Coles or Woolworths, both located a 5 minute drive from our base at Abell Point Marina, or take the hassle out of shopping and place an order through Whitsunday Provisioning, who will deliver straight to your boat.
While most meals will be on your boat, you also have the option to dock in at the island resorts who have world class dinign options. See Island Resorts for all the details.
We never want anything to derail yor charter holiday, but sometimes life happens and things don’t go to plan. Therefore, make sure to cover yourself by taking out both Travel and Liability Insurance. Policies are available to purchase online through Oceanic Marine Brokers and offer cover catered to bareboat holidays.Charterers Travel Insurance