Whitsunday Yacht Charters: Great for Backpackers

Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands are one of Australia’s greatest treasures. A paradise for the young and old, the Whitsundays are a sort of tropical mecca for travelers of all kinds. The 74 beautiful islands draw thousands of visitors each year from across the globe.

With its stunning scenic offering, incredible cultural opportunities, and an accessible Working Holiday Visa for young adults, Australia has become a major destination for young travelers and backpackers hoping to see more of the land down under. Countless backpackers head to the Whitsundays on their travels, taking advantage of the fun and splendor to be enjoyed amidst these islands. With many different day trips and cruise options offered in the Whitsundays, backpackers might not be aware of the ultimate sailing adventure available to them: a private yacht charter. If you’re a backpacker visiting the Whitsunday Islands, chartering a yacht is the perfect choice for you and your friends.

Anyone Can Charter a Yacht

You don’t need a fancy boating license or years of sailing training to be able to charter a yacht with us. Some of our more advanced vessels require more experience, but the majority of our fleet can be easily operated by those who haven’t spent much time at sea. With every yacht charter, we provide a brief training session to help you get your sea legs, and ensure you’re ready to depart safely and knowledgeably.

Bring Everyone You Know

Okay, so you might not be able to bring along every friend you’ve met in Australia on your sailing holiday, but you can bring up to 9 on our larger vessels. With a capacity of as many as 10 on several of our catamarans, you and your travelling buddies can sleep comfortably on the sea.

It’s common for many backpackers to be travelling on a budget. The good news is, a yacht charter won’t break the bank. Splitting the cost among a large group of fellow backpackers can make the cost very manageable. For a great price, you’ll be able to spend a week sailing through the Whitsundays, enjoying incomparable swimming, snorkelling, bushwalking, and of course, tremendous sunshine.

The Freedom of a Unique Experience

The best thing about a private Whitsunday yacht charter, is you are in charge of your holiday. With a sleek, well-equipped vessel at your command, you can visit as many of the Whitsunday islands as time allows. You have the opportunity to design your experience to be however you choose. Whether you’d prefer to spend your days lying aboard the deck with a drink in your hand, listening to your favourite music, or you’d rather be active, diving amongst the reefs or catching plenty of fish, the Whitsundays are your playground when you’ve hired your own private yacht.

More Information?

Our clients come from around the world to sail with us at Queensland Yacht Charters. Whether you’re a backpacker looking to charter a vessel with your best mates or a family seeking that ultimate sailing holiday, we have the yachting package for you. Contact us today to start planning your next trip to the beautiful Whitsundays.

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.