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Place a vessel on hold

On request, we can place your chosen vessel on hold for 48 hours while you confirm your travel arrangements. We will require a contact telephone number so we can offer you first refusal on that vessel if there is another interested party, in lieu of a booking deposit.


To secure your vessel, we require a $750 booking deposit via credit card or direct deposit. Once your deposit has been received, we’ll email confirmation of your charter details.

Charter Fees

To be paid in full 70 days prior to departure.

Travel Insurance and Cancellation

Travel insurance makes sense. A small, additional investment when you book ensures you are protected should your holiday be interrupted by illness, a family emergency or severe tropical weather.

While late summer is a great time to visit the Whitsundays, conditions can vary. If you are holidaying during this period, travel insurance – including cyclone cover – is especially important. We also recommend Bareboat Charterers’ Liability Insurance. Our reservations staff can help.

Refunds and Cancellations

You or any member of your party may cancel your booking at any time providing that the cancellation is made by the lead name in writing. Notice of cancellation will be effective upon receipt by us of your written communication.  As we start to incur costs from the time of your booking is confirmed, cancellation fees will be applied towards refunds.

Island Relocation

Start and finish your charter from Whitsunday Rent A Yachts base in Shute Harbour, or Hamilton Island, on special request other locations may be available. (Vessel delivery fee available on request).

All relocations are subject to availability.

Additional Fees

The following additional fees are applicable to each charter:

Permit Admin Fee

This fee of $34 per person (per charter) covers our costs in relation to holding Marine Park Permits. (no charge for 3 year olds and under)

Yacht Damage Waiver options

All Whitsunday Rent A Yacht charters include either a Yacht Damage Waiver daily fee plus a small security deposit, or a one-off larger security deposit payment. This is to cover damages or loss caused to the vessel during your charter.
The Yacht Damage Waiver options vary in prices depending on the size of the vessel.

Option 1: Yacht Damage Waiver Daily Rate


Up to 40ft: $59.00 per day including a small security deposit of $900.00
41ft – 45ft: $64.00 per day including a small security deposit of $1,350.00


Up to 40ft: $50.00 per day including a small security deposit of $900.00

41ft – 44ft: $53.00 per day including a small security deposit of $1,350.00

Option 2: One off Security Deposit

Catamaran & Monohull:

Up to 40ft: $3,650.00
41ft – 45ft: $5,250.00

46ft – 50ft: $7000.00

Vessel and Tender Fuel

Fuel is charged on consumption at the end of charter, for all vessel and tender/outboard fuel used during your charter.  Charged at a market rate, per litre.


You can stay on board your vessel the night prior to your charter. This allows you to settle in and become familiar with your vessel before your 8am briefing the morning your charter begins.

To take the sleep-aboard option, you must be at our Shute Harbour jetty at 4pm to be shown on board. Due to limited availability, this option needs to be requested at the time of booking and is not guaranteed.. Charges apply. Contact us for prices.

Charterers’ Terms and Conditions

We want you to enjoy every minute of your sailing adventure in our beautiful part of the world. Our terms and conditions have been designed to ensure you have a safe and relaxing holiday. (Download PDF).

Frequently asked questions

If you have additional questions about your charter, our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page is your first port of call.

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