Being a boutique Whitsunday Island charter company we would like to offer you a full service charter and are happy to assist in all aspects of your holiday with our Bareboat Concierge Service – 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 Bareboat specialists are here to make sure your Whitsunday experience is one of ease and comfort, with everything taken care of!

Hamilton Island Airport

Ferry Transfer

Cruise Whitsunday ferries meet each flight arriving or departing Hamilton Island Airport to transfer guest between the Island and mainland marina, Port of Airlie (travel time between 1 – 2 hours). From Port of Airlie, Charter Yachts Australia’s base at Coral Sea Marina (formally Abell Point Marina) is a 5 minute drive away or a 30 minute walk. Taxis are available from Port of Airlie

How to book

Tickets can be bought directly from the Cruise Whitsunday Ticket office located in the arrivals terminal or pre book through Cruise Whitsundays.

Ferry Fares

  • Adults: $52
  • Children (aged 4 – 14): $52
  • Children 3 and under: Free of charge
Cruise Whitsundays Ferry Bookings and Timetable

Hamilton Island Boat Delivery

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): $500
      includes overnight berth first night of charter
    • Drop off at Hamilton Island (finish): $500
      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


Your boat will take you many places, but you might want to experience the Whitsundays from a different perspective. These are some of our favourite add on tours when chartering:

Air Whitsunday Seaplane

One of the most exciting trips we can organise for you on charter is to book a seaplane to land next to your boat, pick you up and fly you out to view the 74 islands and outer Great Barrier Reef from the sky. Tours range from short scenic to full day including beach and reef stops with snorkelling

Air Whitsunday Website

Air Whitsunday seaplane flying over Whitsunday Island

Cruise Whitsundays Reefworld pontoon at Hardy Reef, Great Barrier Reef marine park

Cruise Whitsunday Reefworld

Head to the outer Great Barrier Reef by fast boat for a fullday or snorkelling, diving and underwater activities. With departures from both Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island this day trip can be made part of your bareboating charter or joined before or after.

Cruise Whitsundays Website

Barefoot Bushman – Bredl’s Wildlife Park Farm

Experience Australian fauna & flora up close at this unique wildlife park situated a 30 minute drive from Airlie Beach on 174 acres of bushland. Featuring over 40 reptiles, including a 800kg crocodile called “Brian”, the farm is also home to more gentle variety of iconic animals such as kangaroos, emus & koalas – and yes you can even have a cuddle with them!

Barefoot Bushman Website

Bredls Wildlife Park - man with a saltwater crocodile

Find Out More & Book

Please feel free to contact our friendly reservations staff for any further information or to make a booking for any of the above services.

Email Us Phone 1800 689 520