Boat Hire in Fraser Island

With clear waters, white sands and pristine rainforests, Fraser Island lives up to its traditional name given by the Butchulla people: K’gari, which means ‘paradise’. Be swept away by this World Heritage-listed wonder when you book a Fraser Island private yacht charter for a birthday, wedding, corporate event or day trip.

Home to ancient sand dunes, lush rainforests filled with native flora and fauna, beautifully coloured sand cliffs and freshwater lakes as clear as glass, Fraser Island is a masterpiece shaped by Mother Nature.

Situated off Queensland’s spectacular Fraser Coast, Fraser Island attracts visitors keen to experience the World Heritage-listed wonder of the world's largest sand island. It's only 360km from Brisbane and a short boat ride from Hervey Bay, one of the best whale watching spots in the world.

Your Fraser Island boat hire experience awaits with Flotespace.

Boat hire in Fraser Island for any budget, for any occasion

The calm, sheltered waters of the Great Sandy Strait make Fraser Island one of the best sailing destinations in Australia.

Whether you're taking a Fraser Island day trip with family or friends, or looking to host a team building event with your colleagues, Flotespace will make sure you find the right boat for your special occasion. We have Fraser Island yacht charters cater to all events and celebrations, including birthday parties, engagements, weddings, hens’ parties, bucks’ parties, corporate events, fishing excursions and sailing adventures.

Every Flotespace boat hire includes a captain and crew so you can just relax with a champagne and enjoy the ride.

Fraser Island boat hire prices are more affordable than you might expect. Fraser Island catamarans like Indigo and Dream On start from $325 an hour with room for up to 20 people. Both vessels have all the creature comforts you could ask for: sleeping cabins, internal showers and toilets, a fully equipped kitchen, deck BBQS, safety equipment and a mini boat for beach stopovers.

If you're up for a Fraser Island luxury yacht charter, Cattitude starts from $375 an hour and can fit 32 guests. This impressive 42-foot catamaran offers the ultimate sailing experience on the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait, no matter what event you're celebrating. With four double beds across four cabins, two single beds across two cabins, two showers and two toilets, you'll be clawing to stay onboard.

Flotespace's private charter boats can be booked using our live pricing availability tool, an Australian first. Simply choose your budget, the number of guests, the length of time, and add on food and beverage packages if you so wish.

If you choose a BBQ boat or BYO food and drink, we have a little tip. You may want to have a picnic on Pelican Bank, a little-known sand island of the Great Sandy Strait, where you'll see some of the whitest sands and clearest waters on earth.

Things to do in Fraser Island by boat

Whale watching: Sail the World's first Whale Heritage Site at Hervey Bay. From August to October, witness the humpback whales migrating down south in their majestic glory.

Fishing: The Fraser Coast is known as one of the most diverse fishing areas in Australia thanks to its mix of northern and southern species. Spots like Platypus Bay are popular for fishing.

Island hopping: The Great Sandy Strait is peppered with little sand island secrets you'll want to keep to yourself. Swim or waterski the clear waters of Pelican Bank, stop over at Big Woody Island to see a historically important former quarantine island, or have a picnic or fish at Round Island near Urangan Marina.

Snorkelling and diving: At the northern point of the Great Sandy Strait you'll find the Roy Rufus, Simpson and Hardie artificial reefs. The Roy Rufus Artificial Reef Dive Site is a jewel of Hervey Bay, located off Big Woody Island. You'll see wrecks of car bodies, barges and ships covered in coral and teeming with marine life such stingrays, turtles and sea snakes.

Island adventures: Hop off the boat and explore Fraser Island's incredible swimming spots like Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby, or the Champagne Pools near lookout spot Indian Head. Work up a sweat doing the Fraser Island Great Walk or rev it up with a 4WD beach trek.

Wildlife spotting: Fraser Island is home to a diverse array of wildlife including its protected dingoes. They roam beaches freely, but it's always best to keep your distance. The island is also home to 354 species of birds, 47 species of mammals and 79 species of reptiles.

Most people get to Fraser Island by boat from Hervey Bay, setting off from the Great Sandy Straits Marina at Urangan Boat Harbour. Are you ready to set sail? Book your Fraser Island boat now.

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