To book your Whitsunday bareboat sailing charter or get more information, click BOOK ONLINE to organise your bareboat charter with us, or just CLICK HERE for our quote request form. If you have any initial questions before you book simply call us on our toll free number 1800 639 520. For International callers our phone number is +61 7 4946 6666 or fax number +61 7 4946 5355… we will be happy to help.
Via Proserpine Airport then 1/2 Hour coach or taxi transfer,
Via: Hamilton Island Airport then by Cruise Whitsundays, to connect from the airport to Coral Sea Marina, at Airlie Beach.
We can organise for you to start or finish your charter at Hamilton Island and for vessel to be delivered or picked up at a nominal charge – ask our reservations team to quote when booking.
Via: Alternatively into Mackay Airport with connecting bus transfers or book a one way car rental with Hertz or Avis
By National Highway to Airlie Beach, turn off at Proserpine. Paid car parking is available at Coral Sea Marina. Undercover security parking is available.
Coach and Train
Services are also available please contact for details.
When you book your bareboat sailing charter in the Whitsundays, we recommend you purchase Travel Insurance to cover for losses arising from unforeseeable circumstances.
Plans are available which cover the unused, non-refundable portion of the costs of the prepaid travel arrangements such as fares and charter costs. Details are available on request or consult your travel agent.
You don’t need to be a Whitbread veteran but it is preferable that at least one of your bareboating party have some knowledge of boat handling, anchoring and use of navigational aids.
If you are unsure about your experience please contact us to discuss extra training on your first day. Even very inexperienced sailors can enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.
On your departure day we will thoroughly brief you on your vessel, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the anchorages and navigating around, assist you in your itinerary and take you on a familiarisation sail. Briefings normally commence at 8:30 AM and last about 4 hours.
If need be we will gladly spend more time with you until you (and we) feel comfortable and confident before you set sail on your holiday. We can also arrange for a sail guide or skipper to be with you for a day or two at nominal cost. Twice daily we conduct radio schedules with you to advise weather, your location and proposed movements.
Suggested reading prior to arrival to enhance your holiday and assist planning your sailing adventure is 100 Magic Miles. This is a great souvenir of the Whitsundays and is utilised extensively during your area brief. Ask our crew about purchasing a copy prior to your arrival.
The GBRMPA permits our vessels to operate from daybreak. Please note that it is a requirement, for safety reasons, that you have anchored by 4:00 PM each day.
If you intend to arrive in Airlie Beach on the day of your departure, we recommend you utilise our provisioning service which will, from experience, minimise departure delays and afford you sufficient time to sail to your first nights anchorage. Please advise your requirements 7 days before departure. Your order will be already stowed on board before your arrival. Read more about provisioning your charter vessel
Linen, blankets, pillows and towels.
Safety gear, navigational aids, snorkelling equipment and inflatable dinghy with 6hp outboard. Fully equipped galley for you to prepare those gourmet meals inclusive of crockery and cutlery.
Back deck BBQ for enjoying that starlit evening meal while listening to your favourite CD’s Expendables ie. soap, toilet paper, dish-washing liquid, cleaning agents, paper towels, garbage bags, foil, gladwrap, vinegar, salt and pepper.
4 hour boat and area brief (all briefings usually commence at 0830 hours)
Fuel is not included and is payable upon return of charter for all vessels.
Pets are not allowed since the marina and national park does not allow pets.
Hair dryers, hair straighteners, blenders and coffee machines can only be used on SHORE POWER since they draw too much electricity for the boats.
Our base at Coral Sea Marina does provide wheel chair access and facilities.
Charter Yachts Australia is committed to consulting with people with disabilities, their families and carers and will advise best possible outcomes for visiting The Whitsunday Islands.
CYA staff are inducted into a culture of inclusivity and try to assist with a bareboat or alternative option for visiting the islands depending on your needs.
Unfortunately our vessels are generally not wheelchair accessible, adaptable or functionally friendly: and this is not likely to change.
We will be pleased to assist with or arrange local accommodation, scuba equipment, kayak and standup paddle board hire as well as Great Barrier Reef trips, scenic flights and car parking!