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Outer Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Flotillas

Sail the Great Barrier Reef

Queensland’s Coral Coast lies in the protected lee of the Great Barrier Reef and ranks as one of the greatest cruising grounds in the World. Thousands of adventurers have chartered in the magnificent Whitsunday Islands and Whitsunday Rent A Yacht is now making it possible for charterers to venture further afield. Explore even more of the fantastic Coral Coast and visit the outer Great Barrier Reef, sailing your vessel in company with other chartered bareboats and with the confidence of knowing that you are guided by an experienced Master Mariner aboard a lead vessel.


Whether you are new to chartering or an old hand

Whitsunday Rent A Yacht Coral Coast & Great Barrier Reef Flotillas offer the next level of sailing experience.  Seldom visited spectacular North Coast anchorages, remote coastal resorts and snorkelling on the outer Great Barrier Reef are just part of the adventure.

Learn more about how our flotilla sailing holiday works on our blog.


Flotilla cruising is ideal for couples, families or friends chartering as a group

Pre departure route planning, daily navigation and activity updates, on call support from the lead vessel and open channel radio communications contribute to greater safety and create opportunities for the kind of camaraderie experienced by likeminded people exploring new boundaries together.

Flotilla Highlights (Click here)


Flotilla Routes & Dates

Whitsundays & Gloucester Passage via Hook Reef (Sample Route One  |  Sample Route Two)

April 18th until April 26th, 2020  |  May 16th until May 24th, 2020  |  June 13th until June 21st, 2020  |  August 8th until August 16th, 2020  |  November 7th until November 15th, 2020

Vessel Options


Experience Requirements & Guided Option

As a guide the minimum sailing experience required for your safety is two adults on board with previous sailing experience.  The skipper will need to have at least five days sailing experience, on a similar size vessel and will have an understanding of anchoring, navigation and tides.  The second adult on board will need at least 3 days sailing experience and will need to know what to do in case of an emergency i.e. work the VHF radio, turn engine on and off and be able to drop and raise the sails.  If you are not yet an experienced or confident skipper and would rather someone to assist you then you can hire a qualified sail guide for the duration of your flotilla holiday.


Cabins Available Aboard the Lead Vessel

For those who want to journey aboard the lead vessel, with nothing to think about except enjoying the experience, a limited number of berths exist for singles or couples.


Inclusions & Provisioning

(Click for inclusion list)

Provision yourself on day one prior to boarding your vessel in the afternoon or select from what’s on offer online through Whitsunday Provisioning.  All meals are included for Guests booked aboard the lead vessel.



There are limited vessels available for each Flotilla departure so reserve your Bareboat now.  Be amongst the first bareboat charterers to venture out to the Great Barrier Reef and explore spectacular and rarely visited bays and islands.  So many people dream of ‘Cruising’ the Coral Coast and visiting the outer Great Barrier Reef.  This is your chance to live that dream.

Email: res@rentayacht.com.au

Phone: 1800 075 000


*Sample Routes - All flotilla routes and programs are subject to prevailing weather conditions which may change daily.  Flotilla participants must understand and accept that plans may have to change in the cause of comfort and safety.  No individual destination is guaranteed.  We recommend that you take out Travel Insurance.
Please refer to our Whitsunday Rent A Yacht Terms & Conditions.