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Cruising the Whitsundays

Whitsunday Rent a Yacht: Freedom to Explore
Skipper yourself on a yacht charter in the Whitsundays

When you skipper yourself on a powerboat, sailing yacht or catamaran around the Whitsunday Islands, referred to as a bareboat charter, you have the freedom to explore paradise at your own pace.

Sailing the Whitsundays on a charter boat does not require a license or qualifications. We support all of our guests, no matter what their boating experience, to access the adventure of a lifetime in a world-class cruising destination.  


Skipper Yourself Yacht Charters in the Whitsundays

Whitsunday Rent a Yacht specialises in skipper yourself, bareboat yacht charters in the Whitsundays. We are based at Shute Harbour, 10 minutes from Airlie Beach and closer to the islands.

Whitsundays School of Sailing

We can help you obtain sailing qualifications by offering a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) sailing course in the Whitsundays.


Whitsunday Rent a Yacht is the longest-established, Australian-owned yacht charter company.
We've been helping people explore Queensland's tropical Whitsundays since 1978.

Only 10 minutes from Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour is the closest mainland port to the Whitsunday Islands. Within an hour of leaving our base, you could be moored at a resort, or anchored in a secluded bay.
  • Island Drifter was a fantastic boat, we had a great week around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands
    Max & Amy - , sailing a Venturer 38 - September 17 - September 24, 2019
  • This is the best charter company I have used in over 30 years of sailing. From the comprehensive initial briefing to the end of charter sign off, all the staff were friendly and professional.
    Colin Whitham - , sailing a Beneteau Oceanis 41 - September 6th - September 13th, 2019
  • Exceeded our expectations. All on board are seasoned overseas travellers and we all agreed that this was our best holiday we have ever been on.
    Tulsi Blacka - , sailing a Leopard 38 - Aug 21st - Aug 27th 2019
  • Our highlights were, Hayman Island, Crayfish Beach on Hook Island and Tongue Point lookout overlooking Hill Inlet (Whitehaven Beach).  Certainly one of the best charter holidays I did...
    Andre - , sailing a Venturer 38 - July 18th - July 23rd 2019
  • Our highlights were Nara Inlet and Whitehaven Beach. Sailing was a delight, both the anchorages and weather was perfect.
    Andrew Pyke - , sailing a Seawind 1000 XL - July 24th - July 27th 2019
Check out our fabulous range of vessels to suit various levels of experience and budgets. Our fleet offers something for everyone - whether it be a cosy romantic trip or a group holiday sailing the Whitsundays.  
 Own the adventure in a world-class sailing destination. Place your yacht, catamaran or power cruiser with Whitsunday Rent a Yacht and rest assured that your investment will be immaculately maintained and managed.




Whitsunday Rent A Yacht is recognised as a Green Travel Leader by Ecotourism Australia, having held ECO Certification for over 10 years. When you embark on a bareboat charter with us through the Whitsundays, you can rest assured that your holiday is not having a negative impact on the incredible location you're in.

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The cost of hiring a yacht and sailing the Whitsundays depends on the season, the boat and holidays. Put the dates you want to charter a yacht into our simple online booking system for a quote.