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Private Boat Charters

Birthday, anniversary, milestone, get-together, team-building event, corporate event, school reunion, wedding anniversary… whatever occasion you are celebrating, we can do it!

Whether you are planning a big family get-together or a small group excursion, we can help you to organise your once in a lifetime event. Have all of your loved ones, be that friends or family or both, all in one place and make sure your event is one to remember. Stand out from previous holidays with a totally unique experience on a beautiful boat in the stunning Whitsundays. Everyone who is lucky enough to attend will be talking about it for years to come.

You may already know which vessel you want, or chartering a boat may be completely new to you. All our vessels are available to private charter, subject to their availability. Popular activities on our charters include visiting Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet lookout and snorkelling the islands coral reefs.

We can tailor the duration and the itinerary of your charter to ensure you will come away 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.  If you don’t want to, you won’t even have to lift a finger.


Example Vessel Options

We have a large, diverse range of vessels, so we are sure to have something to suit your desires.

Enjoy maximum fun on a maxi yacht such as British Defender or Boomerang. Carrying up to 28 of your friends, living together, sailing like the pro’s, these ex-racing yachts will get you where you need to go.

Add an otherworldly aspect to your adventure on Solway Lass with up to 30 guests all enjoying private cabins. And because Solway Lass’ uniqueness, you will feel like a pirate sailing the high-seas.

For smaller groups of family and friends to get together, Whitsunday Adventurer has a fantastic range of cabin configurations to suit all family dynamics of up to 12 guests, plus has plenty of activities that everyone will enjoy.

For a smaller, more refined trip, Whitsunday Blue takes a maximum of eight guests in four private double cabins, providing plenty of opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with friends.


Not only can you decide on the duration and have control over the itinerary, you can also tailor other aspects to suit your desires.

Our standard menu includes delicious meals made from scratch on board by your talented host using fresh ingredients. Should you wish to, you can upgrade the menu to suit your tastes.

Our Private Charter Team can also help to organise the boring 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. Which means you can relax, show up and enjoy your celebration!

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


Feel confident with Explore Whitsundays, knowing that all of our vessels meet AMSA standards, hold all required and current certificates, safety equipment, and insurance.

Take all the hassle out of sailing. With the competent and experienced crew on board with you, let your skipper read the maps and charts and monitor weather and tides.


If you would like to make an enquiry to organise a private charter experience, kindly take a moment to fill out your name and contact details below.
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“We private chartered Bullet to celebrate a wedding with the family and could not be happier with our choice. The crew were amazing and the experience spectacular. Thanks Explore and the crew Damo, Chase and Reece who ensured our wedding guests experienced the best of what the Whitsundays has to offer... Memories created that will never be forgotten.”

– - Wiredtrav. Mooloolaba, Australia.

"I highly recommend this. We did a private charter for 8 people and it was worth paying the extra money. Mick and Goldy (Elena) pampered us from the moment we got on the boat until we stepped on land 2 days later. The stars at night were the most amazing thing I've ever seen, Whitehaven Beach was very beautiful and relaxing, and the snorkeling locations were the best I've ever been to! Goldy fed us well and Mick made sure that our ride was comfortable and that he got us to land safely. We got to watch giant trevally fish eating smaller fish with the help of the blue light at the back of the boat. That was so much fun!! We also saw turtles! I would do it all over again. Thanks Mick and Goldy for a very enjoyable and memorable adventure. Tim, Christie, Bob, Julie, Ryan, Steph, Doug & Stacey"

– - Christie P. Brentwood, California, United States.

"We had a great time on on the Whitsunday Adventure with 12 friends. The two staff were terrific and they provided plenty of food. The catamaran was very clean and sleeping quarters were pretty comfortable. Because it was a private charter we were allowed to party and really make it our own space. The staff said it is never usually a party boat, but they trusted us to behave ourselves and since it was a private charter they didn't have to worry about us disturbing other passengers. The little paddle boat with the glass bottom was an extra bonus on the reef. We'll be recommending it to our friends."

– - Meggen L.