What is Bareboating?

Your guide to bareboating in the Whitsundays

What is a Bareboat Charter?

Nothing quite compares to the wonderful experience of a bareboat charter. Bareboating provides the utmost in freedom and privacy …you can do whatever you want, whenever you want to! Despite its name a bareboat yacht charter does not come bare! In fact your vessel will be fully-stocked with all the tools and equipment necessary for a successful holiday exploring the Whitsundays.

The term bareboat refers to a yacht that does not come with a crew. When you choose a bareboat charter, you will be the skipper in charge, and your family or friends the crew. If you have an adventurous spirit, some boating experience and yearn for that live-aboard lifestyle, then a bareboat charter is definitely for you.

Unlike in other areas of the world, chartering a yacht in the Whitsundays does not require a boating licence. However if you are unsure of your sailing abilities, or simply want the knowledge of a local skipper, you can hire a professional captain at a daily rate. If you’d rather not cook, you can hire a hostess and have all of your meals prepared for you.

A bareboat charter allows you to truly get away from it all. Even the most intimate hotel doesn’t allow the incredible privacy that you can achieve with a bareboat vessel. You’ll feel like you’re in your own little world on your yacht, cruising in your own special piece of paradise … this is the perfect recipe for relaxation, peace, and perhaps even a bit of romance.

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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