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Unplug completely and take off on a luxury Catamaran with all of the comforts of home, including a full sized fridge, sailing the magnificent Whitsunday Islands with turquoise seas breathtaking sunsets and star-filled skies.

Today in this special World Heritage area, Queensland Yacht Charters member of Dream Yacht Charter offers you a floating home with which to explore this treasure trove of islands. Still pristine and uncrowded, the protected waterways, beaches, coral reefs, vine forests and resorts are easily accessible and awaiting your appearance.

Things To Do In Whitsundays With Kids

Spend all day in your bathers, swimming, snorkeling and paddle-boarding or just lounging around on the sun deck – do a bit of yoga or just read a book or play a board game – this is the perfect opportunity to unplug from technology, and take the time to enjoy each other’s company again. We provide snorkeling gear on all of our boats and you can add a paddleboard or Kayak to your Charter if you want a few more toys to play with.

All of our boats come with their own Dinghy and outboard motor, to explore all of the little bays and beaches which are perfect for pirate adventures and turtle spotting. On land, there are nature walks, with stunning views of the Islands.

Wake up every morning with a beautiful sunrise and a swim and close the day with sunset on the deck then prepare for the amazing light show at night, because most of the islands in the Whitsundays are uninhabited there are no city lights to dim the view of millions of sparkling stars – there is nothing like lying on the deck and just observing the wonder of it.

Bareboat Catering & Provisioning

With a BBQ on board, meals are easy. Eat what you want when you want, get the kids involved in preparing the meals and planning your itinerary. With a Bareboat Charter, you decide where you go and how long you stay, changing the panoramic view every day. You become the explorer of the islands, an adventure of a lifetime to share with your kids.

If you crave a bit of civilization, a latte or a pizza spend a night at Hamilton Island, or combine your Charter with a few days in one of the Island resorts – you can also drop in to do a bit of shopping if you run low on supplies.

Whitsunday Marine Life

On your yacht charter holiday, you truly get back to nature, with an abundance of wildlife to meet, Whales and their babies, Dolphins, Turtles, Stingrays an opulent array of tropical fish to swim with and lavish birdlife soaring past. My favourites are the turtles paddling along calmly minding their own business and popping up their heads to say hello, they are really just taking a breath, but I like to think they are being neighbourly. It’s absolutely delightful to be so close to these amazing creatures in their own habitat and to see the kids so excited by it. In Nara Inlet, there is a very friendly cockatoo who loves to drop by and check out the visitors especially at lunch time. In many of the other bays it is not uncommon to be visited by a pod of dolphins. You can hear them snuffling and splashing and generally enjoying themselves tremendously as they fish at night.

We have Monohulls, Catamarans and Power Cats to choose from in all budgets, see our Fleet and choose your boat. You can decide to do as much or as little as you want. If you want a Charter where you just spend the whole time playing with your kids and having adventures together we can provide a Sail Guide and a Hostess to cook. You don’t need a license in the Whitsundays; however, you do need to know your way around a boat. We also offer a half day sail guide if you feel you need a little more instruction.

How To Get To The Whitsundays

The Whitsundays is easy to get to. You can either fly into Proserpine and we can arrange an airport Shuttle to Coral Sea Marina Resort where we are based. Or you can fly into Hamilton Island and have your boat delivered to meet you, you can return your boat to Hamilton Island or Airlie Beach. We offer a sleep-aboard the night before in the Marina to get you settled in on your boat, the kids can choose their cabins; you can do your shopping or order in from Whitsunday Provisioning. A sleep-aboard eases you into your holiday to be ready the next morning for your comprehensive briefing and to set off on your Charter.

Our friendly staff are happy to answer all of your questions and to assist you in choosing the perfect boat, and itinerary for you and your family, check out how it all works on our website.

International Yacht Charters

If you are dreaming of a more exotic location Dream Yacht Charter offers 50 destinations Worldwide, all unique and all amazingly beautiful. There is something truly wonderful about exploring a new culture from the water. Shopping in the Island Markets and getting to know the locals is all part of the experience. If it’s culture you want in the form of historic villages, castles and restaurants and nightlife, cruise the Med with us.

In our International bases, we offer Bareboat, Skippered and By the Cabin Charter’s. After your Charter with your family if you are all truly bitten by the Sailing bug and want to explore further afield for longer we now offer Dream Yacht Sabbatical – Long Term Charter. Instead of buying a boat you can Charter it and take off for anywhere from a month to a year with your kids on the ultimate family escapade.


Come and see us in the Whitsundays and have a look at some of our videos from our Charterers or call our reservations team (07) 4946 7400 or 07 4946 7400 for more information on planning your Dream Yacht Charter. Keep in touch for our regular Specials.

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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