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Why charter with us?

  1. We're the Whitsundays' longest-established, Australian-owned bareboat charter company. Established in the 1970s, with our experience, you're in safe hands.
  2. Our base is closer to all the islands than any other mainland base. Within an hour of leaving the harbour you could be moored at one of three resorts, or anchored in a secluded bay.
  3. We're based at Shute Harbour, one of the safest and largest natural harbours in the region.
  4. Our private jetty provides easy access and tranquil surrounds - perfect to acquaint yourself with your vessel and the area.
  5. We provide quality holidays at competitive rates. Past charterers are regularly rewarded with discount offers and specials.
  6. Our fleet includes monohulls, catamarans and motor cruisers - sure to include a vessel to suit your needs and experience.
  7. All our vessels are beautifully fitted out and have modern fixtures and equipment.
  8. Our enthusiastic team includes mechanics, skippers and shipwrights (boat builders) - all dedicated to ensuring you enjoy a safe and hassle-free holiday.
  9. Our staff are locals and can point you in the right direction regarding the area's beautiful attractions.
  10. Our vision is that every Whitsunday explorer should be able to experience the islands from the deck of a boat. We strive to be the region's most sought-after cruise provider.

When you arrive at our charter base, you will be warmly welcomed by our reservations staff. You'll find ample parking for easy unloading and loading and embarking and disembarking, with plenty of large trolleys for transferring luggage and provisions to your boat. Before you set off on your Whitsundays cruise, you'll need to complete an area and boat brief. Briefings are conducted within the comfort of our base which offers:

  • A spacious reception just a short walk along our jetty to your vessel
  • An air-conditioned charterer's lounge with harbour views
  • Wifi Internet access
  • Modern serviced toilet and shower facilities
  • A convenience shop for postcards, resort clothing, souvenirs and merchandise
  • Ice creams, ice and cold drinks
  • Tea, coffee, and chilled water on arrival
  • Disabled access and facilities

Our base is connected to the main harbour precinct, where ferries to and from the islands arrive and depart via a small beach and tropical garden. Feel free to enjoy the public picnic pavilion and use the gas barbecue.

View across Shute Harbour overlooking the Whitsunday Rent A Yacht charter base

The Whitsunday Rent A Yacht base at Shute Harbour is one of the safest and largest natural harbours in the region.