5 Reasons Why You Should Bareboat in August

5 Reasons to Bareboat in August

With Summer officially at an end and Autumn setting in, we thought we’d help inspire your Winter escape and tell you all the reasons why August is the month to get away to the Whitsundays if you’re looking to defrost this Winter. Be it a quick getaway or a long & sunny sojourn, August offers up the goods to let the sunshine back into your life and reinvigorate you to see out the rest of Winter.

Swimming off the boat. Image by @Thesailingyogi for Charter Yachts Australia
Relaxing on Deck image by @Thesailingyogi for Charter Yachts Australia

Balmy With A Dash of Fresh

We’ll admit it. August is the coolest month in the Whitsundays almost-too-perfect-to-be-true weather year. In saying that, 24 degrees during the day with a sunny, cloudless sky and humidity sitting a balmy 75%, will probably feel like very desirable heat wave if you’re one of the many southerners that trek north to Queensland in the Winter (we’re looking at you Victoria!). Water temps sit a refreshing 23 degrees and you can usually count on a nice south/south easterly breeze to flatten out the water and provide perfect sailing conditions.  So why not make the most of the short (and usually cheaper) flights & escape the real Winter down south to defrost in the Whitsundays? B.Y.O. togs & Pina Coladas.

Hamilton Island Race Week
Whitsunday Reef Festival

Get Your Race (and Party) On!

The Whitsundays overflows with events in August with not one, but two race weeks (Airlie Beach Race Week & Audi Hamilton Island Race Week) plus the recently re-branded Great Barrier Reef Festival (previously Whitsunday Reef Festival). All these events contribute to a buzzing atmosphere in Airlie Beach, with live music humming through the days & nights, parades and markets along the main street, and so much action to watch on the water you may need an extra few charter days to take it all in!

Whales in the Whitsundayys - image by @allastallaadventures
Whales in the Whitsundayys - image by @allastallaadventures

Whale of A Time

Want to see whales? Then plant your charter smack in the middle of the Whale migration and see these beautiful creatures up close from the comfort of your own bareboat. Each year we are seeing an increase in numbers with the Whitsundays becoming a haven for whales to give birth due to our abundance of bays & inlets courtesy of our 74 islands and protected waters from the outer reef. If you have ‘watching whales learn how to breach’ on your bucket list, book in August to make the dream a reality.

Deserted Beaches Whitsundays
Relaxing on your Bareboat, Whitsundays

Me, Myself & I

While there is much action taking place on the mainland and open water passages for the racing events, August is one of the lesser chartered months of the year. Being away from school holidays and outside Summer, you may just find yourself having Whitehaven beach all to yourself or being anchored up at a lesser known bays like Mays Bay or Katie’s Beach and enjoy not seeing a soul for a few days. Kick back with a book on deck, pour yourself a wine and enjoy the endless sunshine and serenity of doing nothing at all and no one to spoil it!

Divocean at Whitehaven Beach
Beach at Langford Spit by The Sailing Yogi

Amazing Deals to Forget It’s Winter

While we offer great deals year-round, we can’t deny that our jammed packed Sail Away Winter package is our best deal yet! With travel now extended until 31 August 2019, along with free nights, receive free return airport transfers for up to 8 people, free sleep aboard the night before chartering and a sun shirt for the Skipper to protect him or her from the crisp Winter sun! Options are available from 7 to 14 nights and can be used to charter on any of the boats in our 25+ fleet (subject to availability – click below for package details).

Sail Away Winter Package