Skipper yourself Bareboat Charters allows you to set your own pace and itinerary while exploring the Whitsunday Tropical Islands from the comfort of your own floating accommodation. Alternatively you can join a group departure, meet new friends and allow your friendly skipper and crew to host you.
Most yacht hire companies are based in Airlie Beach a half hour car ride from Proserpine domestic airport.
Islands & Anchorages
The tropical islands are fringed with coral reefs and white beaches, and feature numerous secure anchorages. The outer Great Barrier Reef provides protection from ocean swells providing calm sailing in the Whitsundays.
Cruising the Islands
Cruising time between anchorages is, in most cases, less than two hours. The reef and islands all form part of the vast Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and, as such, the sea-life and wildlife are protected, and fishing is restricted in some areas.
Resort & Marina Information
There are a few island resorts that you can visit while bareboating in the Whitsundays. It is best to contact them personally to arrange berths/moorings. Most welcome visiting yachts, offering evening entertainment, dining, and the use of their facilities.
Significant Sites of the Whitsundays
The Whitsunday Islands have a long and rich history from the early Ngaro people who inhabited the islands, to the arrival of Captain Cook in 1770 who gave the islands their current name. They've also had numerous movies filmed in the Whitsundays, including Pirates of the Caribbean!
Speak with Pulse Travel on 07 3004 6666 to find the best sailing package for you.
*Terms and Conditions Apply: Prices are per person based on twin share and subject to availability. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees or taxes change.