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Why charter with us?

Ten (very) good reasons!

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Sailing in the Whitsundays

Presenting our top ten reasons for cruising the Whitsundays with Whitsunday Rent A Yacht!

1. We're the experts!

Whitsunday Rent A Yacht is the Whitsundays' longest-established, Australian-owned skipper yourself charter company! Established in the late 1970s, our experience ensures you are in safe hands for the perfect charter holiday.

2. We're closer to the islands.

Whitsunday Rent A Yacht's base is closer to all the islands than any other mainland charter base.  Within an hour of leaving the harbour you could be moored at one of three resorts, or anchored in a secluded bay.

3. Our natural harbour. 

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

4. We have a private jetty.

Whitsunday Rent A Yacht's private jetty at Shute Harbour provides ease of access and tranquil, relaxed surrounds in which to acquaint yourself with your vessel and the area.

5. Our rates are competitive.

We provide quality holidays at competitive rates. Past charterers are regularly rewarded with discount offers and other specials.

6. Our fleet is one of the area's largest.

The Whitsunday Rent A Yacht fleet includes some 25 monohulls, catamarans and motor cruisers ranging from 30” to over 50” - sure to include a vessel to suit your needs and level of experience.

7. Our vessels are modern - and ship shape!

More than half of our vessels are less than five years old, and equipped with the very latest equipment.

8. Our staff are the best in the business. 

Whitsunday Rent A Yacht's team of enthusiastic onsite personnel includes professional mechanics, experienced skippers and shipwrights (boat builders) - all willing to answer your questions and ensure you are set for a safe,  enjoyable and hassle free holiday.

9. We know the area.

Our staff are locals and can point you in the right direction regarding any of the area's beautiful local attractions.

10. We see the world from the water. 

Our vision is that every Whitsunday explorer should be able to experience the Whitsunday islands from the deck of a boat.  We strive to be the region's most sought-after Whitsunday cruise provider.

Our premises  

When you arrive at our charter base at Shute Harbour you will be warmly welcomed by our reservations staff in reception.

You'll find ample parking outside reception for ease of unloading and loading vehicles and embarking and disembarking shuttles, with plenty of large trolleys for transferring luggage and provisions down to your boat.

Before you set off on your Whitsunday cruise adventure, you'll need to complete an area and boat brief - you'll find it informative and enjoyable. 

Briefings are conducted within the comfort of our base which boasts the following facilities: 

  • Spacious reception area, a short walk along our jetty to your vessel
  • Air-conditioned charterer's lounge with views over the harbour
  • Wifi Internet access
  • Modern serviced toilet and shower facilities
  • Convenience shop for post cards, resort clothing, fishing tackle, souvenirs, and last minute toiletry items
  • Ice creams, ice and cold drinks
  • Tea, coffee, chilled water on arrival
  • Disabled access and facilities


The Whitsunday Rent A Yacht base is connected to the main harbour precinct, where the ferries to and from the islands arrive and depart via a small beach and tropical garden retreat. Feel free to enjoy the area's shaded public picnic pavilion and make use of the gas barbeque. 

Need more information? Contact our friendly staff to make an enquiry

Whitsunday Rent A Yacht Staff

Speak to us now on:
1800 075 000

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