Day Sailing in the Whitsundays

Experience our Whitsunday Day Sail

An intimate, private charter, perfect for family or friends, or couples wanting a private day trip.


Do you want to experience the beauty and delight of the Whitsunday Islands? While Queensland Yacht Charters offers a range of longer holiday options, perhaps your travel plans will only allow for a brief stopover in the region. Or maybe you’re coming to the Whitsundays for a special occasion and have only one day to make amazing memories. If you are unable to join us for a longer period in the Whitsundays, a day sail may be an ideal option for you.

A one day sailing trip in the Whitsundays offers an island experience for those looking to enjoy the region in a special way. Sailing aboard one of our yachts with a sail guide, you’ll be treated to an intimate trip: you and your closest friends and family. Celebrating an anniversary or birthday? A private day sail with loved ones creates an unforgettable experience.


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Whitsunday Boat Holiday

A maximum of 5 passengers can travel onboard the yacht on a day trip. Your group will be sailing with one of our friendly and capable sail guides and though suggested itineraries are available, you can consult with your sail guide on the day of the excursion to discuss your desired routes and destinations (tides and weather permitting). Whether you hope to see as much as possible, or are aiming for a leisurely day on the water, we want you to have an amazing time on your Whitsundays day sail.

You’ll be sailing on either our Sun Odyssey 39i Topaz or the Bavaria 40 Azura, both fantastic vessels offering comfort and luxury. Our one day sailing trip departs at 8am and finishes at 5pm. You’ll need to bring your own towel, bathers, sunscreen, and other personal items, but we provide snorkel equipment and stinger suits for you. Childrens life jackets are available for hire from Aqua Dive.


As you enjoy discovering the Whitsundays, you have the option of bringing and preparing your own food and beverage (both vessels are equipped with a gas barbecue, refrigerator, and esky for your convenience) or ordering customised packages through Whitsunday Provisioning. With a variety of delicious and healthy items on the menu, you can choose from the gold package, platinum package, or a personalised package. Whitsunday Provisioning does require a minimum of 48 hours notice to prepare your food packages. Alcohol and light beverages are also available through Whitsunday Provisioning, or you can choose to bring your own.

Day sail charter bookings require at least 48 hours notice to reserve your vessel, and are subject to availability. Included in your price are 9 hours of sailing, use of stinger suits and snorkel equipment, and GBRMPA fees. When booking, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required. Full payment must be completed 24 hours prior to your day sail departure.


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If you’re seeking a unique experience with your loved ones, Queensland Yacht Charters’ private one-day sailing will make your day one for the record books. You could make a beautiful memory toasting your honeymoon out on the water. Or, perhaps you’ll plan the perfect proposal your sweetheart won’t be able to say no to. Our day trips give you the holiday experience you desire. No sharing a crowded vessel with dozens of passengers. Here you’ll have privacy, luxury, and relaxation: the true Whitsunday experience.


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Are you ready to charter a boat? No license required.

No license is required for a Yacht Charter in the Whitsundays, unlike other locations worldwide. We offer a brief training session before you head out, for either sailing or powered yachts.