Everyone wants their charter boat holiday to go ahead as planned, but occasionally the unexpected happens. That’s why we recommend our guests take out travel insurance.

There are two insurance options to consider when planning a bareboat charter in the Whitsundays, travel insurance and liability insurance.

Travel Insurance

We strongly suggest our guests take out travel insurance. This is in relation to your personal travel insurance, not your vessel insurance.

A small insurance investment when you book your sailing holiday ensures you’re protected should your plans be interrupted by illness (excluding Covid), a family emergency, lost luggage or other unforeseen circumstances.

We encourage guests to purchase travel insurance from their preferred provider. While we cannot provide specific advice on insurance matters, you may like to contact our office for up to date information on travel insurance providers in Australia.

Please note that recently there have been changes to Australian travel insurance providers covering severe weather events.

Recall due to Severe Weather

If we had to recall boats because the weather was considered to be a threat to our customers’ safety, we are not legally liable for any lost time, expenses or hire fees. This policy applies to all bareboat operators in the Whitsundays.

Taking our severe weather policy into account, Whitsunday Rent a Yacht will do everything we can to reasonably accommodate our guests in the unlikely occurrence of an extreme weather event. Feel free to contact our sales team to discuss.

Bareboat Hirers Liability Insurance

Additionally,  you may wish to consider taking out the bareboat hirers’ liability policy through Oceanic Marine Risks.

Under the Financial Services Reform Act, we can not legally advise you on insurance matters. However, the staff at Oceanic Marine Risks are happy to help you with your questions.

For international travellers please refer to your preferred travel insurance provider before travel.


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+61 7 4946 9232


6 Bay Terrace
Shute Harbour QLD 4802

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8am - 4pm Weekends
8am - 4pm Public holidays

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Whitsunday Rent a Yacht acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and in particular the Traditional Owners of the Whitsunday's Region, the Gia, Juru and Ngaro People; We recognise their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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