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The Whitsunday Islands are nothing less than a tropical paradise. From pristine Whitehaven Beach to Hamilton Island, the Whitsundays offer breathtaking beauty around every bend. If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday on the water, the Whitsundays offer soft, sandy beaches, secluded bays, serene inlets, and incomparable sunsets. Perhaps you’re looking for more of an adventure on your next holiday? There is no lack of activities to be enjoyed, both offshore and onshore. Swimming, fishing, snorkeling, bushwalking, exploring the islands, kayaking … there are so many ways to take advantage of the local natural resources during your Whitsunday Yacht Charter holiday.


According to The International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the wellbeing of local people.”

Ecotourism is important to us at Queensland Yacht Charters, and in fact, we are a certified Ecotourism Company. Ecotourism is alive and well in the Whitsundays.



We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, especially the Ngaro, Juru, Gia and Biria of the Whitsunday Islands and surrounding areas. Read More

Skipper Your Own Yacht

No license is required for a Yacht Charter in the Whitsundays,
unlike other locations Worldwide, however some experience is essential.

To charter a sailing vessel, you will need to have sailing experience and be competent in handling a sailing vessel in most conditions.

On the morning of your Charter we do a comprehensive boat and area briefing and if you feel that you are not comfortable captaining your own ship, we are happy to arrange for a Sail Guide for your Charter.

If you wish to do nothing at all on your holiday, and leave the work to us, we can also arrange a hostess/cook and crew.


snorkelling (2) SNORKELLING
Water activities Water Activities
Walking tracks Walking Tracks
Island Resorts Island Resorts

Our Favourite Anchorages

Setting sail amidst the pristine waterways of the Whitsunday Island is a dream come true … glorious days of calm, clear waters where each island presents a new experience. The Whitsunday Islands have enough anchorages to keep you busy for months of happy sailing! We have highlighted some of our favourites so you can include some on your itinerary, many with recommended snorkelling sites either at your anchorage or just a short dinghy ride away.  The enjoyment and safety of people coming to the Whitsundays remains front of mind for our industry and we encourage all people entering the water to be vigilant and take the necessary safety precautions, such as not entering the water at night, dawn or dusk, not to swim alone, not to swim in murky water or not to swim near schools of fish or where fish are being cleaned.

What our customers say

“Our group spent 5 days on Lunasea last week and we were so pleased with our decision to have booked our Charter with QYC.. The team at Abel Point were superb from the get go … Louis, Jock and Christine all went above and beyond … and Diver Tony came out went way down in order to clear a prop wrap just outside the harbour wall!!! Fantastic effort from all concerned at QYC and we thank you so very much!”

Craig S.A.

“We have just enjoyed a 7 night Whitsunday cruise on ‘Dreamtime Princess’ through QYC – a fabulous experience. The company is professional, efficient, informative and great fun to deal with. The vessel was comfortable and in excellent working order. The whole experience was great. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend QYC or charter through them again.”

Sally T

“Just back in dark and wet UK having spent an amazing week sailing around the Whitsundays on board Gypsy Rose II. Lovely yacht with great facilities, really comfortable with everything thought of. Great efficient service from QYC including the very detailed and helpful briefing from Scott. Great value, would highly recommend!”

Anna M

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