Sunsail Yacht Charter – Whitsundays

Bareboat yacht charters, sailing in the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia. the only yacht charter company on the exclusive Hamilton Island..

Bareboat yacht charters, sailing in the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia.
the only yacht charter company on the exclusive Hamilton Island..
Crewed option available......

The Whitsundays – rated as one of the world’s most beautiful sailing grounds – is made up of 74 islands and islets in the shelter of the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by sparkling seas.

Sunsail’s base on Hamilton Island, the only yacht charter company based on the island, is the ideal place from which to commence an Australian sailing holiday, giving sailors the opportunity to explore this wonderful island before they depart on their yacht charter.

Along with the golden sandy beaches that you would expect, the Whitsundays boast unparalleled fringing reefs, making them a delight for snorkelers and diving enthusiasts. Tropical fish and turtles in abundance, and frequent sightings of dolphins and humpback whales, are only a few of the marvels you are likely to experience here.

Sunsail Whitsundays is also proud to work with Whitsunday Provisioning who supplies charterers with all their food, beverage and other essentials and has done for the last 15 years.

Most Whitsunday charters require a minimum of 5 days.

Sailing in the Whitsundays
A yacht charter in the Whitsundays allows for easy, relaxed exploration of these islands at your own pace. With line-of-sight navigation, calm seas and plentiful secluded anchorages, an Australian bareboat sailing holiday requires only limited previous sailing experience.

These are tidal waters with a range of up to four metres and currents of up to three knots. There are occasional tropical showers between January and March. Wind speeds range between 10 and 25 knots (11 – 28 Mph) and temperatures between 23 and 30 C (73 – 86 F).

What's included?
To make sure that you get the most out of your Yacht Charter in Australia, yacht have been equipped with the highest specification kit to help provide comfort, performance and fun onboard; so all that’s left for you to do is relax and enjoy your sailing holiday with family and friends.

Whitsundays Highlights
A sailing holiday in the Whitsundays combines gentle sailing with a terrific selection of on-shore activities and allows sailors to experience the legendary laid-back lifestyle and vibrant modern cuisine of Australia.

Airlie Beach
The gateway the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands, stunning Airlie Beach is positioned on a picturesque peninsula stretching out from the Queensland coast to the Whitsunday passage. A vibrant, colourful and cosmopolitan town, Airlie offers the ideal port of call for a charter stop.

Hamilton Island
Perfectly located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is the launch pad for a Whitsundays yacht charter adventure. Boasting glorious weather, azure waters, fantastic white-sand beaches, a spectacular fringing coral reef and plenty of onshore activities to choose from, your exhilarating voyage through paradise really starts here.

Thomas Island
Find yourself adjusting to a slower pace of life on the idyllic Thomas Island. Picturesque rocky peaks, cloaked in lush green hillsides gently fall into the colourful reef teaming with tropical fish and marine life – perfect for a spot of snorkelling. This little jewel in the Whitsundays crown is not to be missed.

Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach is a dazzling, unspoilt six-kilometre stretch of sandy delight, nestled between the deep green tropical bush and the crystal clear turquoise waters of Whitsunday Island. One of the most naturally beautiful places in the world, this awe-inspiring beach with its peaceful ambience and picture perfect scenery is the ultimate way to spend a castaway day escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

* Local Taxes
Marine Park fee
* GPS chart plotter
* Autopilots
* Electric windlass
* Wind instruments
* Battened mainsail with lazy lines and stack packs
* Furling genoa sail
* Transom BBQ (Caribbean and Exotics)
* Snorkelling equipment
* Cockpit cushions
* Fully equipped galley
* Upgraded refrigeration
* Pressurized hot water
* Bed linen and bath towels
* Cabin fans
* FM radio / CD player
* Sprayhood on most Premier yachts 36ft and over

Extras: Diesel, fuel and water, Gratuities (for crewed charters), Skipper, Hostess/Cook (provisioning for crew is the responsibility of charterer. Crew must have their own cabin.), Sail Guide, Ocean kayak rental, Sleepaboard, Start-up kit, Provisioning, Relocation fees

Your yacht will be provided with a full tank of fuel at the start of your charter and you will be required to pre-pay for your fuel with your holiday balance. If extra fuel is required you will need to return to Hamilton Island.

Sailing Conditions
General Conditions
The climate of the Whitsundays is sub-tropical, ensuring year-round warm, tropical weather. Lying in the shelter of the Great Barrier Reef, the seas around the Whitsundays are generally calm.

From April to September, seas are slight to moderate and winds are east-south-easterly to southerly and stronger than in the summer, making some south-exposed anchorages unsuitable during winter months.

From October to March, lighter north-easterly winds prevail and seas are mostly smooth to slight.

Line-of-sight navigation between anchorages makes an Australian yacht charter within the capabilities of sailors with modest previous sailing experience.

Night Time Sailing
You are not permitted to sail at night unless it has been agreed with the base manager prior to departure.

Cruising Area Limits
In the Whitsundays, clients can sail as far north as Bowen and as far south as Mackay. The outer limit is 5 nautical miles from the most eastern of the Islands (25 miles from the mainland). As each yacht has its own regulations, please let your Reservation Consultant know when you are booking if you would like to sail to the outer cruising area, so we can ensure you yacht is suitable. Due to Government regulations, it is not possible for charter vessels to sail to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. However there are lots of alternative methods of getting there.

Optional Extras - Food & Drink
Arrive to a fully stocked yacht, ready to set sail, choosing from a huge range of convenient food and drinks packages, as well as their single item stock list. After all, why would you want to spend time in a supermarket or local grocery store when you are on holiday? Packages can be ordered at the time of booking by talking to our Reservations Team.

Bareboat yacht charters, sailing in the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia.
the only yacht charter company on the exclusive Hamilton Island..
Crewed option available……

Bareboat yacht charters, sailing in the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia. the only yacht charter company on the exclusive Hamilton Island..

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