Thought Bareboating in the Whitsundays was just sailing and boating? Think again with these exciting activities, all at your disposal when you charter a boat with Charter Yachts Australia!
Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle Boarding
When your boat can’t get you as close as you’d like to the turtles swimming in the coral beneath, or you just need a bit of “you” time, grab a kayak or SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) and paddle off on an adventure. The best part is that It’s easier than you think with the Whitsundays enjoying calm, protected waters ensuring an easy passage & our boards are designed for beginners.
Snorkelling & Diving
It wouldn’t be a visit to the Whitsundays without checking out the beautiful & breath-taking Great Barrier Reef. Jump off the back of your boat into one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and see for yourself why David Attenborough calls it one of his favourite places. Snorkelling is fun and doable for most ages and level of fitness with gear inclusive of your charter, as well as a short how-to brief for newbies. Keen to dive? Bring your own gear or hire it through us if you’re an experienced diver to discover the world below at your own pace. New to diving? Meet up with a recommended rendezvous dive boat and let them to take you on a beginner guided dive through caves and coral bombies and see manta-rays, turtles and every fish imaginable swim by.
Coral trout, Mackerel, Red Emperor, Sweet lip…. all waiting below the surface for you to throw in a line and catch for dinner on your boat. Take life at sea to the next level by catching your own food from the back of your boat and serving it to your (sure to be impressed) crew. Even though the Whitsundays are part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine park, there are still many areas to enjoy fishing around the islands & gear can be hired through Charter Yachts Australia should you wish to leave your rods at home
Hiking & Bush Walks
Trade in your sea legs for a land adventure and explore one of the dozens of walking trails scattered over the Whitsunday Islands. With all levels accommodated for from the short but seriously impressive Hill Inlet lookout trail, to the challenging but rewarding Whitsunday Peak hike that leads through lush rain forest to 360 degree views of the islands. Trail maps are provided on board and don’t forget to take your camera to capture those holiday-envy pics to share on your Instagram!