Head to Airlie Beach with a powered or sailing Catamaran

Experience the ultimate Airlie Beach sailing adventure with boat hire from Whitsunday Yacht Charters. Explore the stunning Whitsunday Islands at your own pace with our range of luxurious yacht charters. Book now for an unforgettable holiday experience.

Looking for a unique and unforgettable holiday experience? Look no further than Whitsunday Yacht Charters, your go-to for Airlie Beach boat hire! Our yacht charters offer the ultimate holiday experience, combining luxury, adventure, and natural beauty.

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Airlie Beach – The Gateway to your Dream Holiday

Located in the heart of the Whitsundays, Airlie Beach is the perfect starting point for your sailing adventure. With its crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, and abundant marine life, the Whitsundays offer some of the best sailing in the world. And with our Airlie Beach boat hire, you can explore this stunning region on your own terms.

Airlie beach is one of the most popular locations for boat hire in the Whitsundays. The marina and surrounding areas are completely tourist focused and make holidaying in the Whitsundays region joyful and relaxing.

No boat licence? No worries. Queensland is one of the few places in the world where you can hire a vessel without a licence. This is known as ‘bareboating’.

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Airlie Beach Boat Hire – Your Whitsundays Adventure Starts Here

You can hire a boat in Airlie beach as well along with all the tools and provisions to go with it. Coral Sea marina has facilities including car parking, equipment hire for all water sports, groceries, souvenirs, full bathrooms facilities, a laundry, as well as plenty of retailers for all your general shopping needs. It also boasts one of the most popular restaurants in Airlie alongside a beautifully situated open-air bar.

Hiring a boat in Airlie beach couldn’t be easier. You charter the boat, bring the guests and provisions, choose your destinations and simply sail out into the magnificent aquatic playground known as the Whitsundays. With 74 islands throughout the region, we think you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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No Licence? No Worries! The Bareboat Experience is For You

Bare boating is a unique and thrilling way to experience the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands. Unlike traditional boat charters, bare boating allows you to skipper your own yacht without the need for a boat licence or formal qualifications. A bareboat charter means you can explore the stunning Whitsundays at your own pace, choosing your own route and itinerary.

With our bare boat yacht charter options, you’ll have access to a range of modern and well-equipped yachts, making your sailing adventure both safe and comfortable. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first-time adventurer, bare boating is the perfect way to experience the natural beauty and wonder of the Whitsundays.

You’ll attend a sail guide briefing on the morning of the first day of sailing in which you’ll learn all the safety rules and skills needed to skipper your own sailing adventure.

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Choose Your Yacht

Our yacht charters feature sleek, modern, spacious and comfortable catamarans. All of our boats are equipped with the latest technology and safety features, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable sailing experience.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a group excursion, we have the perfect boat for you. Our Airlie Beach boat hire options include spacious vessels that can accommodate up to 10 guests or a slightly smaller vessel that is suitable for a smaller group or a romantic adventure for two.

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The Freedom to Explore

One of the best things about our Airlie Beach boat hire is the freedom it provides. With your own sailing yacht, you can set your own itinerary, choosing your destination and navigating to where you want to go and how long you want to stay in any particular location. Explore secluded bays, anchor in picturesque coves or your favourite inlet, enjoy snorkelling, or take a dip in the crystal-clear warm waters of the ocean. The choice is yours.

Of course, no sailing adventure in the Whitsundays would be complete without a visit to some of the region’s most iconic sites. From the stunning Whitehaven Beach to the world-famous crystal clear waters, the Whitsundays are home to some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world.

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The Ultimate Sailing Experience

At Whitsunday Yacht Charters, we’re committed to providing our customers with the ultimate sailing experience. Whether you want to indulge in a meal with friends on deck, dive in for an adventurous snorkel session in the clear waters, or simply relax with a glass of wine while watching the sunset, we’ve got you covered.

Booking your holiday in paradise is easy. So why wait? Book your Airlie Beach boat hire today and experience the ultimate vacation adventure. With Whitsunday Yacht Charters, the possibilities are endless.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How much is it to hire a boat in the Whitsundays?

The cost of hiring a boat in the Whitsundays varies depending on several factors, including the type of boat, size, and duration of the charter. It’s always a good idea to research and compare different boat hire options to find one that fits your budget and requirements.


Do you need a boat licence in the Whitsundays?

The best time to sail the Whitsundays is during the dry season, which runs from April to November. During this time, the weather is generally sunny and dry with comfortable temperatures, making it ideal for sailing and exploring the islands.


Do you need a boat Licence in the Whitsundays?

When sailing the Whitsundays, you are not mandated to possess any licence or prior experience when skippering your own yacht charter. This means that even if you are a novice or lack any sailing credentials, you can still enjoy the beautiful Whitsundays and the thrill of sailing through its clear waters.


How long is boat ride from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven?

The duration of the journey from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven Beach by boat depends on factors such as the boat’s type and speed. For high-speed vessels, it can take just over an hour to reach Whitehaven Beach, while for sailboats, it may take approximately two hours.


Can you hire a boat in the Whitsundays?

Yes! Hiring a boat is one of the most popular ways to explore the beautiful Whitsundays. There are boat charter options to suit all preferences and budgets. With a hired boat, you can create your own schedule and explore the stunning natural beauty of the Whitsundays at your leisure.

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