Blerth your rented yacht at the Hamilton Island marina during your sailing holiday around the Whitsundays Island and be given access to a world-class resort facility.
Hamilton Island offers activities for those wanting to break up cruising the untouched Whitsunday Islands so they can indulge, shop or dine. Practically speaking, it’s also possible to stop in at the marina if you’re on an extended charter and you need to refuel, get supplies, do laundry and access the internet.
The marina offers an option to stay the night while sleeping on your vessel or if you only want to stock up, you can pull in for an hourly rate and then head off to a different anchorage amongst the islands. We explain the logistics below.
If you are in the process of arranging your bareboat adventure with Whitsunday Rent a Yacht, talk to our team about pre-booking your place at the Marina.
How to stay at the Hamilton Island Marina on a bareboat charter
Booking a berth is required before arriving at the marina. Book ahead through the reservations team at Whitsunday Rent a Yacht or ask our team in the radio Scheds to book a berth for you.
When you arrive, you will need to radio in and follow the directions given. The on-water marina concierge staff will guide you to your allocated berth and assist with lines at the dock. The marina staff will fill you in on the resort and the facilities you’ll have access to, such as the pools, showers and laundry.
For overnight berths, check-in is 11.00 am onwards on the arrival date and check-out before 11.00 am on the departure date. Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability, and additional hourly charges apply.
Casual berthing is also available on an hourly rate; a great option if you want to shop for supplies, fill your water and dispose of waste then head off to your next night’s anchorage.
If you are visiting Hamilton Island over school holidays and Hamilton Island Race Week, please book well ahead of time.
The Hamilton Island VHF Channel is 68.
Hamilton Island Marina Fees
Catamarans: $210 per night
Monohulls: $160 per night
Catamarans: $110 for up to 3 hours (then $35 per additional hour)
Monohulls: $95 for up to 3 hours (then $30 per additional hour)
*Updated 28/2/23 – pricing subject to change at any time, at Hamilton Island’s discretion.
Beginning your bareboat charter from the Hamilton Island Marina
Hamilton Island Airport takes direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns, operated by Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas.
Whitsunday Rent a Yacht offers a delivery service, bringing your charter vessel to the Hamilton Island Marina so you can start your bareboat charter from there.
The marina is walking distance from the airport terminal, so accessing your boat is convenient. There is also an island transfer service if you prefer not to walk with your luggage.
Our beefing instructor will meet you at the marina to explain how to operate your vessel and take you out for your first sail. Remember, if you feel unsure about taking a boat out on your own or would like to hire a skipper, we offer sail guide services to fit your requirements.
Starting a sailing holiday around the Whitsundays from Hamilton Island is an exciting option for charters. You can extend your holiday to enjoy the island before or after your sailing holiday, you’ll save on travel time to the mainland, and your whole holiday will be entirely based in the Islands.
To make things run even more smoothly, consider contacting one of Whitsunday’s provisioning companies to deliver meals and supplies to your boat. Alternatively, there is an IGA and essential shops at Hamo.
Hamilton Island Resort Facilities
You will be able to use the resort facilities when you berth for the night at Hamilton Island, including:
- Post office
- General store
- Swimming pools (open to all marina guests)
- Coin laundry
- Water tank refill station
- Rubbish disposal
- Mobile coverage with wireless internet at the marina
- Restaurants, cafes, bars etc.
To get around the Hamilton Island resort, hire a golf buggy and cruise the road which loops the island.
What to do on a night at Hamilton Island
If you are planning to add a night at Hamilton Island to your bareboat itinerary, you might like to consider the following things to do:
- Enjoy some retail therapy on the shopping strip full of resort-style boutiques
- Swim in the pools
- Take the kids to hug a koala at the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park
- Visit a spa
- See a sunset at One Tree Hill
- Have a drink at the award-winning Hamilton Island Yacht Club
- Eat out at one of the many restaurants, Manta Ray is a favourite.
- The next morning, grab breakfast from Bob’s Bakery
The Hamilton Island Marina is set up for charterers exploring the 74 islands of the Whitsundays. It’s a great addition to any bareboat itinerary, offering an experience you won’t find anywhere else in the islands.