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Holiday Here This Year: Bareboat Whitsundays

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Australia has been through a lot lately with COVID closures and lockdowns. There are so many small communities that depend on tourism to survive, so now is the time to lend a hand. Winter in the Whitsundays is a fabulous time of year and it is the ideal season to soak up the sunshine hitting a couple of walking trails, attending a number of local festivals and diving into the pristine snorkelling conditions that cooler temperatures afford the Great Barrier Reef.

Defrost those winter blues and warm up this winter with an escape to The Whitsundays, here’s why.

  1. Keep your eyes peeled, it’s whale watching season
  2. Hike through national parks and soak in the winter sun
  3. Join the Festival Fun
  4. Grab a Snorkel and make for the Reef

Whether it’s for a weekend or a week, get out there and see Australia. Here at Dream Yacht Charter, we’re standing by ready to welcome you to the Whitsundays.

Here’s why we know you’ll love chartering a yacht in the Whitsundays. 

Best Time To Visit Whitsundays

The Whitsundays are amazing all year round. Queensland experiences tropical wet and dry seasons, so the summer months are hot and wet, while in winter there is less rain and milder temperatures. This often means that the shoulder months (April and September) are the  best time of year to visit the Whitsundays. 

If you’ve never been whale watching you may want to visit during whale season in the Whitsundays to catch a glimpse of these incredible creatures on their annual migration. You may even be lucky enough to witness a mother with her newborn calf. 

Whichever month you choose to visit, you are guaranteed white sand beaches, crystal clear water and an abundance of amazing tropical marine life!

Why Whitsundays?

The Whitsundays is one of the leading destinations for both Australian and international visitors. The beaches are extraordinary and the sailing first class. A yacht charter is the best way to combine the best of both worlds and see as much as possible.

  • White Sand & Brilliant Blue Sea – The Whitsunday Islands truly are a stunning location that has to be seen to be believed.
  • Dive, Snorkel, Swim and Fish  – There are numerous spots in the Whitsundays where you’ll find exceptional fishing, snorkelling, diving  and swimming.
  • Whitehaven Beach: One Of Australia’s Best – Regularly featured in “Best Beaches” lists, Whitehaven Beach is an icon of the Whitsundays. 

Photographs – Don’t just drool over those Whitsundays pics on Instagram, capture them for yourself! When you book a yacht charter holiday, you’ll have incredible memories and the photographs to match. 

Yacht Hire Whitsundays

Clearly, the Whitsundays is an amazing destination. But if you’re not yet convinced that a bareboat charter is the best way to explore the region, consider the following:

  • Choose Your Own Adventure – Experience the freedom of skippering your own vessel. Build your own itinerary and have the flexibility to make changes any time you want. 
  • No License Required  – Don’t have a boating license? No problem. Some experience is essential but no license is required for a Yacht Charter in the Whitsundays.
  • Bareboating Doesn’t Mean Your Yacht Is Bare – Our vessels are equipped with virtually everything you need  for your holiday.
  • Experience The Luxury of a Private Chartered Yacht – The privacy and intimacy of bareboat sailing already spell luxury. Browse our luxury boats for hire  in the Whitsundays to add that extra touch of bliss.

Got a question? Ready to book? We’re excited to speak with you about your #holidayherethisyear so get in touch with our team now for more details. Make sure you ask about our Whitsunday holiday specials, too!


Call:  (07) 4946 7400 – Email: [email protected]


Call: 0457 036 756 – Email [email protected]

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any great ideas, photos, videos or feedback you would like to share with us [email protected]

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

No licence 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.

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