Charter Comments From Our Sailors

“This trip was the most memorable in our 2 months journey.
Your professionalism, customer service and kind voices on the phone or in person were outstanding.
I will for sure recommend you and I will be back.
Many thanks.”

- TH, Europe

“We had a wonderful experience of bareboat chartering in the Whitsunday Islands with QYC. From the moment we made our first enquiries, we felt this was a friendly company who would provide us an experience of a lifetime and we had an absolutely delightful August holiday. We did not come across any stinger jellyfish and temperatures/wind conditions were very pleasant. Planning a trip with a company on the other side of the world was daunting but the staff at QYC were fantastically helpful, knowledgeable, offering advice and suggestions. They also organised our transfer from Proserpine airport. The boat and area briefing was really informative and guided us to some amazing hideaways and treats such as Fat Albert the huge Maori wrasse. Our boat and dingy were very well maintained making the holiday trouble free. We used Whitsunday Provisioning and were impressed with the food and the communication between themselves and QYC. When we decided to stop off at Hamilton Island rather than return to Able Point, QYC organised our re-provisioning automatically and we hadn’t even given it a thought! QYC encouraged us to take the seaplane trip out to the Great Barrier Reef with Air Whitsunday. We were picked up from our yacht at Whitehaven Beach. It was a truly awe-inspiring experience. We enjoyed the reassuring exchanges during QYC’s daily schedules on the VHF radio and meant we felt we were never far from help and support, picking anchorages for a quiet night’s sleep and idyllic spots for lunch. If you are looking for a Robinson Crusoe adventure away from the rat race in an area of outstanding beauty with humpback whales, turtles and breath-taking coral reef then we highly recommend it!” - GH, United Kingdom

“Queensland Yacht Charters (QYC) generously provides an annual prize to be awarded to a lucky sailor at our yacht club, in Canberra. Last year I was very fortunate to have won that prize. As a consequence, my wife and I, and two friends, sailed the Whitsunday Islands for 8 nights in mid-April 2013, in 10 – 15 knot winds, at an average temperature of around 29 degrees. The yacht was immaculately clean and seemed to be brand new. We snorkelled, swam with turtles, saw porpoises at play, fished, barbequed reef fish, cocktailed, watched magnificent sunrises and sunsets, saw hundreds of butterflies, berthed and enjoyed restuarants at resorts, and used safe anchorage locations in secluded, protected inlets. It was completely safe, just magnificent and very relaxing. QYC provided excellent advise and briefed us extensively prior to departure, and received us efficiently at the end of the most fantastic cruise we have ever had. We cannot thank QYC enough, not only for their generosity but for their courteous service and attention to detail and safety. We found the “Sorrento” restaurant at Airlie Beach just perfect as a place to have drinks and dinner, to relax and to view the sea and the changing evening sky. We can recommend this holiday experience to anyone without qualification.” – Richard, Canberra

“We chartered a Seawind 1160 “Gypsy Rose” from QYC in July & thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The friendliness and professionalism of QYC is evident from the first email contact until returning the boat at the end of charter. Gypsy Rose was perfect for 3 couples for a week of sailing, snorkeling & sightseeing and the sunsets when on the water are second to none!! I would have no hesitation in recommending both chartering and QYC for anyone looking to spend time in the Whitsundays. A little bit of knowledge on boat handling is required but it’s not daunting to anyone who is keen to learn and have some fun at the same time.” - Rod & Party

“What can I say. Our third trip on this boat and with the help and assistance of a great crew at QYC we are continually amazed at the location and the ease our boat “Dimanche” gets us around. Little things like a valet parking arrangement that QYC arranged for my car meant we could enjoy our holiday and relax from the moment we stepped on board Dimanche. Makes you wonder why people go overseas even with the $ equal to the US?? I got friends from WA to come over and experience this boat and the WhitSundays and they were blown away as well. Had some trouble with the radio this time but QYC arranged a hand held unit and all was good. Biggest problem we had was running out of champagne for the ladies so stock up well when you go!! All the best QYC and keep the good work up, many thanks for another great holiday!!” – Gary, Stuart, Cheryl & party, Queensland

“Overall, had a very good experience. QYC staff was exceptionally good and thorough in all communications, help with the trip organisation and briefing before the charter. We were pleasantly surprised with how clean and overall in a good condition the boat was, especially considering that it is a part of the charter fleet for quite a few years. All equipment on the boat worked perfectly, bed linen was clean and of good quality. It is a pity QYC couldn’t do much about the weather ( a few windy and rainy days), but, in the end, it did not spoil the great adventure. Already planning to do it again some time in a drier season!”

“We had a fantastic trip. Obviously we were very fortunate with weather. As usual, QYC was fantastic. Ed & Jayson did a great job facilitating an early departure with a thorough and professional briefing. The boat was fantastic and we saw all the wildlife you could hope to see. I hope it’s not too long before we can get back there” – Ben, Queensland

“Everything that was promised for this charter was delivered. Service – excellent. Area briefing – excellent. Presentation of the boat was excellent. Would particularly like to mention Kristin who set this all up 6 months earlier with no dramas and all also all QYC staff during our charter! Just keep up your excellent professional and friendly customer service. That is the “secret” what a couple of other charter companies did not seem to have!” – Geoff

“What a wonderful experience we had. 4 couples aboard the beautiful boat “Dimanche”, we were all very comfortable. The staff from Queensland Yacht Charters are awesome, as was the whole holiday. Beautiful part of Australia and the best way to experience it is by bareboating or sailing. Looks like we are coming back, that will be the 4th time for some of us!” - Cheryl, NSW

“Planning our honeymoon for Australia, I heard through the Lonely Planet Whitsunday Islands page, we could rent boats. I loved the idea and started looking online and reached QYC. At first we found it very expensive for what we thought to spend, but we ended up renting the Sundecker 36 “SeaAssta”. Eventually ended up being the best part of our honeymoon in Australia! The place is spectacular! Thanks to the people of QYC, Kristin and John, for all his goodwill. We would definitely return!” – Conrado, Buenos Aires

“We had the best time ever, so thank you to QYC. Everything was done professionally, the staff were so helpful & friendly. I have already recommended you to many friends.” – Pascale, Queensland

“We recently chartered one of your vessels and would like to say we found your staff and company overall to be very professional. We received all the assistance we needed and would certainly recommend to others. The Whitsundays was a charming place to visit and it was great to have radio contact throughout the trip” - Christine, NSW

“Thank you QYC and your very friendly staff for the most wonderful and unforgettable holiday we ever had!!!!” – Nikita, Russia

“We had an absolutely fantastic time on our honeymoon and we will most certainly be returning to the Whitsundays to do it again. Thank you again for your warm sales service and for helping us choose the right boat for our purpose (fantastic choice). We will be contacting you first for our next voyage.” – Dion & Michelle, WA

“I would like to thank the QYC team for the fantastic service that you provided to us. We had a great holiday, apart from the cool weather (another five degrees of temperature would have been good, but you can’t control that!) The yachts facilities were excellent and the provisioning was great. Thank you once again for facilitating our most excellent holiday.” – Jen, SA

“Thank you for all of your hard work. We couldn’t have done it without you. It was a truly memorable trip. A fantasy come to life.” - Will, USA

“We would like to express our gratitude for the excellent service and the friendly attention to detail offered to us by all the staff there at QYC. Thanks very much for making this a memorable holiday. We WILL be back” - Michael, NSW

“On behalf of all our group, I wanted to extend a huge thanks to the team at QYC for handling us with such great care. You run a tight ship at QYC (pun intended) and we were very impressed with the level of service and the maintenance of the boat and overall facilities. We’ve done several charters in other parts of the world and all of our crew commented that QYC was exceptional! We certainly appreciated the attempt to check in with us each day and report on the weather, give anchoring and wind tips, etc. A once in a lfetime trip for sure, but we hope to get back there someday!” – Gina & crew, USA

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