See our latest charter yachts whitsundays specials and newsletter The Whitsunday bareboat yacht charter fleet of Charter Yachts Australia is situated at Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays Queensland, we offer you a well maintained fleet of bareboat (skipper yourself) or sail guide charter yachts (sailboats), sailing catamarans and power catamarans for you to discover all the magic of sailing the Whitsunday Islands.
The Whitsunday Islands make the perfect sailing holiday choice as you are protected from the ocean swells by The Great Barrier Reef, making it quite safe for any level of experience. Choose from Beneteau, Catalina, Seawind and many more quality bareboat designs in our charter fleet.
The comfort, safety, and enjoyment of our guests is extremely important to us, as is our attention to detail. This is the reason why so many of our charter boat guests return to charter in the Whitsundays with us year after year.
Booking a Whitsunday bareboat charter yacht holiday with Charter Yachts Australia is the perfect way to ensure you have a hassle free sailing holiday in The Whitsundays Queensland.
The Whitsunday group of islands are acclaimed as the best cruising ground in Australia if not the world. You have access to over 90 National Park Islands plus a choice of 9 different resorts ranging from Wilderness to 5 Star Luxury. There is no better way to see it all than to cruise your own sailing boat at your leisure.
All the major central islands lie within 2 to 15 nautical miles of the mainland – from 1 to 3 hours sailing from Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island. They are all within sight of each other, separated by distances from about 0.5 to 5 Nautical Miles. The lesser frequented southern islands extend some thirty miles off shore and are up to 15 miles apart. Delightful secluded mainland bays are within 2 hours cruising north of Airlie Beach. Navigating about is therefore extremely easy, usually only by visual means, guided by the supplied charts and reference book – 100 Magic Miles. Rarely is it necessary to plot and steer a compass course.
All islands are fringed by Coral reefs and beaches. Most have plentiful day and overnight anchorages. Camping is permitted on a number of them. Moorings and marina facilities are available at 7 of the resort islands.
The area is blessed with a magical tropical climate. Average annual daytime temperature range from 23ºC to 31º+ C. Night time temps are around 17ºC. Sea temperatures are around 22ºC in Winter and at 27ºC+ in summer. You can expect sailing breezes virtually every day of the year. The south east trades are stronger from April to August. During the summer months the breezes are lighter, predominantly from the east to north. Statistically 70% to 85% of the annual breezes are up to 15 knots strength perfect conditions for your bareboat charter holiday onboard one of our modern yachts or sailing catamarans. A short wet season occurs from January to March.
In a nutshell, the Whitsundays Queensland offer superb sailing holiday activities…splendid cruising, fishing, oystering, crabbing, swimming, snorkelling and diving the island coral reefs, fossicking, turtles, dolphins, whales and other wildlife experiences…and unique attractions and surroundings…peace, tranquility, solitude, unspoilt wilderness anchorages, magnificent seascapes, clear starry moonlit nights, spectacular sunsets and rises, proudly clean unpolluted waterways, beaches and foreshores along with the purest of air. Visiting and ‘living it up’ at a resort or two completes the picture.
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Why Charter with Charter Yachts Australia
Charter Yachts Australia is an Australian Family owned and operated company. Established in 1992 with over 20 years experience. Dealing with the company direct ensures your satisfaction.
The office is conveniently situated at Abel Point Marina, with our fleet located in the marina below. Abel Point Marina is located in Airlie Beach and is home base for Charter Yachts Australia. The marina is close to the large supermarkets making it convenient for provisioning your Yacht before departure
All our staff are local and knowledgeable of the area, from the moment you arrive our dynamic and professional crew are there to greet you and help answer any queries you may have.
The friendly office staff are there to help choose the right Yacht for you. Our office is opened 7 days a week from 8am – 5pm.
Our Team on the dock has many years experience from experienced Skippers, Sail guides, Coxswains & Boat Builders.
We also offer Individual Briefers for each Yacht to ensure your experience of the Whitsundays is safe, enjoyable and hassle free.
Charter Yachts Australia has a meticulously well maintained and modern fleet. We offer a full range of Sailing Catamarans all of them are Aussie built. The Sailing Yachts ranging in size from 32 ft to 49ft. and are all well equipped with the very latest equipment. Safety is paramount to CYA all our tenders are now equipped with propeller guards.
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At Charter Yachts Australia our goal is to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime. Our team is on hand to ensure a trouble free holiday from start to finish. We can assist in all the fine details from booking your shuttle/ferry flight transfers, insurance, fishing equipment, baby hire equipment, provisions, arranging secure car parking and your after sail accommodation.
Before sailing you’ll receive a full briefing on your yacht and its equipment plus a detailed chart briefing on your cruising area.
All our vessels are stocked with the basic expendables and all you need to do is plan the menu. The supermarkets are just moments away. If you’d prefer to relax and not worry about shopping you can order your provisions online and we’ll pack it way for you before you arrive!
Charter Yachts Australia is committed to leading the Bareboat industry in minimizing the impact of its activities on the environment. The Great Barrier Reef is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s great natural treasures, and we are pleased to announce that in 2007 Charter Yachts Australia became the FIRST bareboat charter operator in Australia to be granted ECO Tourism Certification. We are committed to the preservation of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the effect of human activities within the park.