When you charter a yacht through Australia’s Whitsundays, you have the opportunity to visit some of the world-class Whitsunday Island resorts.
Scattered throughout the 74 tropical Islands of the Whitsundays are several world-class Whitsunday Island resorts.
There is a resort in the Whitsundays to suit those wanting luxurious relaxation or those with energy to burn; Each resort is unique, from secluded eco retreats to flourishing resort islands full of family fun.
For those enjoying a yacht charter in the Whitsunday Islands, it’s possible to berth for a night or two at four of the resorts in the Whitsundays, giving you access to the resort Island’s facilities and attractions, subject to the information laid out below.
- Hamilton Island & Palm Bay Resort (Long Island) welcome yacht charter guests without requiring an accommodation booking (Marina/Mooring booking required)
- Daydream Island Resort & Hayman Island Resort require an accompanying accommodation booking to visit.
Visiting a Whitsundays Island Resort on a Bareboat Charter
Four resorts in the Whitsundays have the capacity to welcome charter yacht guests, however, Hamilton Island is the easiest to book and stay at while on a bareboat charter.
Stopping in at Hamilton Island resort for a day or a night or two can be a great addition to your bareboat charter. When you book a berth, you are given access to the resorts facilities such as the pools, restaurants, shops and activities such as ten-pin bowling, nature park exploring or a day of water sports.
For convenience, you can arrange for Whitsunday Rent a Yacht to deliver or pick up your vessel from Hamilton Island Marina, subject to availability, – Vessel delivery can work particularly well for people who fly directly into Hamilton Island airport and don’t need to visit the mainland.
To book a berth at any of the island resorts, talk to our reservations team who can provide details for self booking (or place a booking on your behalf at Hamilton Island) Payments for the berth are made on arrival.
Hamilton Island is a very popular inclusion on our bareboat itineraries. Overnight stopovers are welcome in the marina and attract a berthing fee. You will need to book your berth at the Hamilton Island marina before arriving through our head office and before bringing your boat in, you can connect to the marina via your boat’s radio.
The Island’s airport has flights arriving daily from state capitals. Due to the airport, many charterers opt to start their bareboating holiday from the Hamilton Island Marina, arranging for their vessel to be either picked up or dropped off.
|Phone: 07 4946 8353
|Berth Fee (Pay Direct)
Catamaran = $220 per night
Monohull = $165 per night
(A higher rate applies to New Years Eve)
Catamaran = $115 for up to 3 hours, then $37 per additional hour
Monohull = $100 for up to 3 hours, then $32 per additional hour
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When you stay overnight at Daydream during a charter, you need to book and stay at the accommodation on the Island. Your boat will be berthed at the marina, but you’re unable to sleep on it.
Keep in mind when planning your itinerary, you’ll need to be at your night’s anchorage by 4 pm for your evening radio check-in with our base.
|07 4948 8799
VHF Channel 12
|Enquire direct with Daydream Island
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Hayman Island is not open for day visitors. To visit Hayman during your bareboat charter, you need to book accommodation on the Island and a berth for your boat. Sailing visitors are not encouraged to sleep on their boats. Please ensure you book at least 24 hours in advance.
|Phone: 07 4940 1234
VHF Channel 16 when in line of sight
|Enquire direct with Hayman Island
No access to resort or berths unless you have booked accommodation. Strictly guests only.
Palm Bay Resort – Long Island
The Resort at Palm Bay is the perfect place to escape and unwind away from tourist crowds. It’s also an access point to enjoying the stunning beauty of the Long Island walking trails, forests and coats.
The resort welcomes overnight visitors with charters being able to pick up a mooring and stay the night on their boat. You will need to call our office to ensure that moorings are available. Bareboat visitors are welcome to take advantage of the resort’s pool and restaurant.
Please note that as of April 2022, Palm Bay Resort does not allow children under the age of 16.
Phone: 0477 770 133
$100.00 per vessel – mooring fee
+ $25.00 per person resort access fee
Times-pick up mooring 12pm, drop mooring 10am
No daytime or hourly rate
Fees-The mooring fee includes access to resort facilities.
Please note: all rates & resort access restrictions quoted above are subject to change without notice.
about each whitsunday island resort
Hamilton Island is the most popular Island in the Whitsundays, offering an array of activities and accommodation options. Whether you’re a family looking for kid-friendly attractions, a couple looking for rejuvenation and relaxation or a group of friends looking for some fun, Hamilton is the Island with something for everyone.
There are too many resort accommodation options on Hamilton island to list. Most famous is the exclusive award-winning Qualia, with many other bungalow, Airbnb and hotel options available.
Hamilton has a multitude of activities, tours and attractions including a golf course, ten pin bowling, a shopping and restaurant strip, pools, beaches and hikes. We’ve created this extensive list of things to do on Hamilton Island which we suggest you check out.
Long Island is entirely National Park with two eco-friendly resort options. Visitors to Long Island will enjoy a holiday immersed in nature, taking in stunning landscapes, private beaches, abundant walking trails and everything ocean-related.
Facilities at Palm Bay include a bar, shop, restaurant, pool, tennis court and access to water sports equipment. With timber Balinese style accommodation nestled amongst private rainforest, it’s the perfect private place to unplug.
Hayman Island’s Intercontinental is an exclusive 5-star resort which has recently been renovated, inviting guests to “experience Australia’s most iconic private island resort re-imagined”. If it’s luxury you’re after, with fantastic pools, dining and even a kid’s club to keep the kids entertained while you get a massage, then Hayman is the resort for you.
Many visitors to the Whitsundays plan to stay at Hayman before or after their charters because it is one of those bucket list experiences.
Daydream Island – The Daydream Island Resort
Daydream Island has recently undergone a $100 million redevelopment, and this family-friendly Island is better than ever! New additions to the Island include a small marina, a cocktail bar you can swim to and the largest outdoor aquarium in the world – the Living Reef Aquarium – complete with interactive displays within a fantastic discovery centre for all ages.