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Why Sailing Whitsundays With Friends On A Private Charter Will Be A Holiday You’ll Always Remember

Why Sailing Whitsundays With Friends On A Private Charter Will Be A Holiday You’ll Always Remember 

Cruise The Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, And Famous Whitehaven Beach

Very little comes close to the level of relaxation and freedom you feel sailing the Whitsunday Islands on a private charter. Your skipper and hostess are professional, experienced, and are available to cater to your every need.

Allowing you the time to do.. well, nothing.

Imagine waking up to the scent of freshly ground coffee beans and breakfast waiting for you. Whether you decide to rise at 5 am and enjoy that magical sunrise over the ocean or sleep in that extra hour or two.

The choice is yours.

a body of water with Whitehaven Beach in the background

Explore deserted coves and snorkel amazing reefs with turtles and manta rays. Then return to your boat while your crew is preparing lunch awaiting your return.

Spend the afternoon sunbathing and paddleboarding at the world famous insta-worthy Whitehaven beach. Or strap on your sneakers and do the incredible bush walk with breathtaking views of Hill Inlet.

As the sun goes down it’s time to relax and bond with friends. Enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet meal using local produce. Then spend the evening stargazing with a glass of wine to the sound of the ocean lapping the boat.

The Whitsundays is truly a piece of paradise.

74 magical islands where each day is filled with new adventures that you don’t see by going to any resort on earth.

You’ll witness the most spectacular sunsets. Bask on white sandy beaches. Snorkel aqua crystal clear waters, and view the vast marine life of the Great Barrier Reef.

No photo or video could do it justice. It has to be seen to be believed. It will be a holiday that is both relaxing and unforgettable.

When you return home you will try to find the right words to describe your experience to your friends. You’ll show photos that don’t quite come close to the exquisite beauty you witnessed. And like many others, you will agree that sailing the Whitsundays was the best holiday you have ever had. If not, the best. 

The beautiful waters of the Whitsunday Islands will give you memories to treasure forever and will become the must-do ‘bucket list’ trip you recommend to everyone you meet.

Read This: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bareboating The Whitsunday Islands With Friends (Without A Crew) 

As the uncertainty of our times continues you might be considering a holiday closer to home right now.

With no thoughts for foreign currency, passports, extensive airport time, timezone differences, language barriers, or lockdowns. A private charter in the Whitsunday Islands can be far more desirable than overseas travel.

After two years of interrupted plans, now is the time to come together again and create lifelong memories. 

Private yacht charters, especially on crewed yachts, are a trendy travel choice for the Whitsundays. These range from two to four people on a luxury yacht such as Whitsunday Blue to thirty people on our 100+-year-old tall ship, Solway Lass.

Choose Your Charter Boat

We have six private charter vessels purpose-built for small-group overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands.

Your preferences are paramount on a private charter. We can tailor itineraries, duration and meal options to ensure you leave your holiday completely satisfied. Don’t just set your watch to island time, set your watch to you-time as you relax and enjoy quality time with your nearest and dearest.  With meals, cleaning and sailing looked after, you won’t have to lift a finger!

View our selection of Private Charter boats here.


How to get to Airlie Beach For Your Whitsundays Holiday

Arrive at Airlie Beach by bus, train, or air.

Fly into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport with any of the Australian domestic airlines – Virgin, Qantas, and Jetstar. Each has daily flights as well as connecting flights from other destinations.

Our private bus transfer will collect you from the airport and take you to Coral Sea Marina Resort ready for departure.

Ready To Book Your Private Charter Sailing The Whitsunday Islands?

Our Private Charter Team can also help to organise all details of your charter. We can arrange airport transfers to/from your accommodation or the marina, taking the pressure off your shoulders.

We will go through every detail to make sure everything works. This means you can relax, show up and enjoy your holiday!

Find out when you will experience the best weather in the Whitsundays here.

Enquire about available dates on (07) 4967 7555 or email

Download The Explore Whitsundays private yacht charter brochure