Being a boutique Whitsunday Islands bareboat charter company, Charter Yachts Australia would like to offer you a full service charter and are happy to assist in all aspects of your holiday – from getting you to and from the airport, looking after your accommodation at the beginning or end of your charter, or booking an additional tour to make the most of your time in the Whitsundays.

Our friendly reservations team are here to make sure your Whitsunday experience is one of ease and comfort, with everything taken care of!

Getting Here by Air

Whitsunday Coast Airport

Whitsunday Coast Airport is an easy 45 minute drive from our Charter Yachts Australia base at Coral Sea Marina (formally Abell Point Marina) Airlie Beach. Getting to and from the airport couldn’t be easier, it’s well organised with shuttles buses, taxis and car rental services available.

Shuttle Bus

With door to door service and a travel time of 45 minutes , this is the most cost effective way between the airport and Airlie Beach

How to Book

Once your charter is confirmed just provide us with you flight details and number of guests and we’ll make your booking. Payment can be settled prior to arrival or at check in.

Shuttle Bus Fares

  • Adults:
    $25 one way/$42 Return
  • Children (ages 3 – 12):
    $13 one way/$21 Return
  • Infants 2 and under:
    Free of Charge

Taxi & car rental services are also available to/from Whitsunday Coat airport. Please see the ‘Getting Around’ information below for details.

Hamilton Island Airport

As an alternative to travelling from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach, you can have your boat delivered to Hamilton Island at the start of your charter, or leave the boat there for us to collect. This will not only save you travel time, but may save you ferry costs depending on your number of crew.

Delivery Fees

    • Pick up from Hamilton Island (start): $650
      includes overnight berth first night of charter
    • Drop off at Hamilton Island (finish): $650
      includes overnight berth last night of charter


Pick Up/Start – you must be available to start the brief between 11am and 1pm on your first charter day to allow sufficient time to complete the brief. Due to berth availability, brief start times cannot be before 11am and are subject to weather conditions for the delivery time of the boat.

Drop Off/Finish – return time is 9am on your last charter day (recommended to come in night prior and berth is included with delivery fee) and please allow 30 minutes for the debrief. If you need to disembark the vessel prior to this time or our staff arriving, please ensure to advise Charter Yachts Australia before leaving the vessel.

Book a Ferry

Charter Yachts Australia encourages a Carbon Offset Option if flying or a contribution to a Carbon Offset Organization like GreenFleet or Tasman Environmental if driving and help offset your carbon footprint.

Getting here by Rail

Queensland Rail’s ‘Spirit of Queensland’ runs between Brisbane & Cairns, stopping at Whitsunday Coast town of Proserpine with shuttles services then connecting you to Airlie Beach & Coral Sea Marina.

Discount pension rates are available for Queensland Rail tickets.

Book a Train