Boat Hire in The Whitsundays

Where pure white sand beaches meet gin-clear waters filled with the mesmerising corals and fish of the Great Barrier Reef, The Whitsundays are literally heaven on earth. Take a private yacht charter in The Whitsundays to dream destinations like Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island, whether it’s for a proposal, a wedding or a business event.

Encompassing a total of 74 stunning islands, The Whitsundays dot the Queensland coastline like the jewels of the Pacific Ocean that they are.

From the silica sands of Whitehaven Beach to the spectacular sight of Heart Reef, private boat hire in The Whitsundays allows you to explore all that paradise has to offer, your way.

As a private retreat, The Whitsundays will have you wishing you had just one more day. Nothing is too much for this local community and a boat charter really is the most perfect way to celebrate any occasion on the water, propose to the one you love or just snooze away on a secluded beach.

Boat hire in The Whitsundays for any budget, for any occasion

If you’re looking for a Whitsundays boat charter for any special occasion, Floatspace has boat hire options for birthday parties, engagements, weddings, hens’ parties, bucks’ parties, corporate events, fishing excursions or sailing adventures.

All Floatspace boats include a captain and crew so you don’t have to worry about navigating the island. It’s your exclusive guest list, and you can take advantage of flexible payment options.

The price of yacht hire in The Whitsundays varies depending on what kind of boat you choose, how many people you have on board and whether you choose catering.

When you split the cost among a group of family or friends, it’s more affordable than you might think. For example, a private charter like Wings offers excellent onboard accommodation, experienced crew and handy inclusions like water toys, a BBQ and eskies on board. Prices start from $700 per hour with up to 40 guests – or even better, that’s $17.50 per hour per guest if you have exactly 40 people in your group.

Luxury yacht charter on The Whitsundays is a fantastic option for special events with the ‘wow’ factor. For a luxury superyacht experience everyone will be talking about long after, ALANI Whitsundays is an exclusive private superyacht charter on Hamilton Island.

Perfect for sunset cruises, weddings, corporate events and functions or just a pampering day out with your loved ones, ALANI accommodates up to 35 guests for day cruises and sleeps up to six guests overnight. From $1800 per hour, it’s the luxe way to experience The Great Barrier Reef.

When booking a Floatspace boat on The Whitsundays, there is the option to BYO food and drink on board or book a food and drink package in advance. All dietary requirements can be catered for, just let us know when you book.

Things to do in The Whitsundays by boat

With a unique blend of nature, adventure and luxury, The Whitsundays offer a multitude of water activities to choose from. Explore tropical islands, national parks and clear, warm waters for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving throughout the year.

The best time to visit The Whitsundays is from April to December, the dry season in Tropical North Queensland. The waters are warm and the day temperatures aren’t as humid. However, many Australians take advantage of the school holidays and have incredible holiday experiences during the wet season (January to March), when it’s hotter and wetter.

Most yachts, catamarans, motorboats and luxury super yachts set sail from Airlie Beach, the gateway to The Whitsunday islands. Make sure to soak up the vibrant dining and bar scene of Airlie Beach, from craft beers to world-class seafood.

From here, private boat charters set sail at three locations: Coral Sea Marina (Abell Point Marina), Port of Airlie and Shute Harbour. This is your starting point for exploring The Great Barrier Reef.

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest collection of coral reef. With marine animals like the dugong, large green turtle and clownfish in its waters, The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is a wonderland for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Bottlenose dolphins can be spotted around The Whitsundays all year round. Whale watching season around the Southern Great Barrier Reefs happens between July and November each year.

Bushwalking in the national parks of The Whitsundays is another spectacular experience. One of the finest views of the entire Whitsundays lies at Hill Inlet on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands of The Whitsundays.

Accessed by Tongue Bay, Hill Inlet offers three lookout platforms so you can have the perfect photo with the stunning waters and sands of Whitehaven Beach.

For the luxury life, book into a resort on Hamilton Island, Hayman Island or Daydream Island. On Hamilton Island, pay a visit to the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the Hamilton Island Golf Club or enjoy the annual Hamilton Island Race Week regatta in August.

For a taste of the luxury life on the water, book an overnight stay on a Floatspace super yacht to live your fantasy on the sea and wake up to The Whitsundays.

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