How to stay at the Acclaimed Hamilton Island Marina

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How to stay at the Acclaimed Hamilton Island Marina

With award-winning restaurants, activities for all ages and a vibe to match the best resorts around the world, don’t miss stopping off at the Hamilton Island Marina during your bareboat charter.

Berth 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. Alternatively and 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 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.

Hamiilton Island Marina

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 holidays and race week, please book ahead of time.

The Hamilton Island VHF Channel is 68.

Hamilton Island Marina Fees

Cost to book a berth at the Marina range from $130 a night

The day fee is $30 an hour with a limit to 20 hours

Please note, as of 1st September 2022, marina rates for charter vessels will be:

Catamarans: $175 per night

Monohulls: $135 per night

Hamilton Island Resort Pool

Hamilton Island Resort Facilities

You will be able to use the resort facilities when you berth for the night at Hamo, including:

  • Fuel
  • Chemist
  • Post office
  • Doctor
  • General store
  • Bottleshop
  • Bank
  • Swimming pools (open to all marina guests)
  • Showers
  • Coin laundry
  • Dive tank refills
  • 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.

Hamilton Island Marina

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 at no cost
  • Soak up some free music and a cocktail at Marina Daze
  • Hug a koala at the Wildlife park
  • Enjoy a spa treatment
  • 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

We've created an extensive list of things to do within Hamilton Island, covering things like hikes, art classes, parasailing and other entertainment ideas.

Hamilton Island Marina

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 give you a rundown of how to operate your vessel and to take you out for your first sail. Remember, if you're feeling unsure about taking a boat out on your own or you would like to hire a skipper, we offer sail guide services to fit your requirements.

Starting a sailing holiday around the Whitsunday 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 the Whitsunday's provisioning companies to deliver meals and supplies to your boat. Alternatively, there is an IGA and essential shops at Hamo.

Hamilton Island

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.  



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