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Plan The Ultimate Romantic Escape in the Whitsundays

It’s hard to imagine a more romantic escape than cruising on a yacht through paradise while enjoying total privacy and freedom.

Looking for the ultimate romantic escape? Look no further than a bareboat charter in Queensland's Whitsunday Islands. It doesn't get more romantic than the privacy and freedom onboard your own private yacht.

Dotted with secluded beaches, waterfalls and amazing views, the breathtaking natural beauty of the Whitsundays is the perfect backdrop for a getaway with the one you love.

In this post, we share tips and some of the things couples can enjoy while cruising the Whitsundays. We've also collected the best boats for couples from our fleet.

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The Ultimate Romantic Escape in Queensland is the Whitsundays

With a mix of adventure and relaxation, a bareboat yacht charter is an ultimate getaway for couples.

When you hire a private yacht which you can skipper yourself, it's as if you're travelling in your own floating hotel.

You can explore paradise at your pace, in your way and in complete comfort.

And the best bit? You get complete privacy while discovering secret coves, mountain peaks or world famous locations around the Islands.

Things for couples to do in the Whitsundays

Depending on the type of couple you are, you can choose to have a romantic holiday full of adventurous activities or a relaxing, slow-paced getaway.

Snorkelling and Diving

Snorkelling off your boat or a nearby beach in crystal clear water and experiencing the healthy fringing reef ecosystems we have in the Whitsundays is a "must do" activity. There are also several incredible scuba diving sites around the islands for those with their certificates.

Snorkelling gear some with all boats free of charge. If you need to arrange diving gear, get in touch with Aqua Dive.

Check out our top 10 snorkelling spots or our interactive snorkelling map.

Sunsets and cocktails

Enjoy some relaxing time together while you watch many sunsets from the deck of your yacht. Stonehaven on Hook Island is considered the best anchorage for sunsets in the Whitsundays.

You might like to create a cocktail or few from these delicious recipes

Secret spots and hidden gems

Getting off the beaten path and enjoying time together is one of the great things about exploring the Whitsunday Islands.

Visit some of these secluded islands and secluded beaches, pack a picnic and enjoy a romantic day in paradise.

Swim off your boat and sunbake on deck

Swim off your yacht and sunbake on the deck with a book

Please be aware of stinger season and talk to our team about booking a stinger suit for your charter.

Enjoy hiking around the Islands

There are many different hikes through the Whitsundays to suit all fitness levels. Most trails will reward you with spectacular views and versatile stunning landscapes.

The Ngaro Sea Trail is a well-appointed path spanning three islands and their waterways.

Kayaking and stand-up paddleboard

Book a kayak or stand up paddle boars with your boat and enjoy exploring the coastlines intimately and easily from your anchorage.

Many people have great success fishing from their kayaks.

Star gaze

The Whtsundays are considered one of the best stargazing spots in Australia. Enjoy lying on deck with a blanket and looking up at the night sky. You'll be mezmaraised.

Visit and Explore Hamilton Island

Berth at Hamilton Marina and enjoy access to the resort facilities, restaurants, bars and spas.

Check out these top 15 things to do on Hamilton Island.

Take a flight to Heart Reef

Arrange to See Heart Reef from the air with Air Whitsunday Seaplanes flight. Ask how we can arrange a seaplane to pick you up right from the back of your vessel!

Book bubbles and a seafood platter

Consider making provisioning arrangements so that when you board, your fridge is stocked, the bubbles are cold, and a seafood platter is waiting for your first romantic evening. 

Hit the town in Airlie Beach

Dine in Airlie Beach before or after your charter. We've created a list of the best restaurants in Airlie Beach for 2022.

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The most romantic vessels in our fleet

Summer Breeze

A popular choice for couples, Summer Breeze is a 34" Beneteau Oceanis.

Sought after for its value, intimate layout and comfort, she's a smaller vessel, ideal for accommodating a couple.

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Chantilly is a beautiful Beneteau Lagoon 400 catamaran with three bedrooms. She features a large "owner's suite" with an ensuite, it's just like a hotel room!

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Highland Fling

A Beneteau Oceanis 41, Highland Fling is a modern monohull that's easy to handle.

With a shaded rear deck, external shower and two bathrooms you’ll be all set for a romantic sailing getaway. 

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We suggest that it's best to charter for 7 nights so you can get the most out of the Whitsundays, allowing time to see the sights at a relaxed pace.  Ask about our packages for couples and let us provide you and your partner with a romantic holiday you’ll never forget.

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How does a skipper yourself yacht charter work?

Often referred to as a bareboat charter, which means a yacht that doesn't come with a crew, skipper yourself yacht charters are the ultimate freedom.

When you sail your own charter yacht in the Whitsundays, you don't need a license or qualification. No sailing experience is required.

You're given a training session before you set sail, and you can always opt for a Sail Guide at a daily rate if you want more time with an experienced skipper.

Your vessel is fully stocked with all of the comforts, kitchen appliances and bedding you will need. You are required to pack your personal items and bring your food.

We suggest that it's best to charter for 7 nights so you can get the most out of the Whitsundays, allowing time to see the sights at a relaxed pace.

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Uninterrupted time together in the Whitsundays' uncrowded and unspoiled natural beauty is the ultimate romantic escape or honeymoon.

If you're looking for a holiday where you can be together with days of adventure and nights of relaxation in a spectacular part of the world, get in touch.



Join us for a romantic escape in the Whitsundays and enjoy the freedom to explore  

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