About Us - Whitsunday Escape
Skipper yourself bareboat charter company

About Whitsunday Escape

Whitsunday Escape is a multi-award winning bareboat company specialising in unique ‘skipper yourself’ boating holidays.

Offering guests an extraordinary way to explore the 74 idyllic Whitsunday Islands; located within The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. With countless anchorages to visit, this unique accommodation experience combines adventure tourism with world-class nature by day and by night.

The fleet of 40 boats (power and sail) accommodates 2-12 guests and is the largest fleet of modern, self-contained, sleep aboard boats in the Southern Hemisphere. Operating for 30 years, Whitsunday Escape, is a proud Australian Tourism Award medalist.


Convenient location in Airlie Beach

Most modern fleet

Guaranteed 'Stay Aboard' the night before your charter

Recognised industry leaders

Air conditioning onboard at the marina

Australian owned and family run

Largest cruising area in the Whitsundays

We LOVE boats & we LOVE the Whitsundays even more

Multi-Award Winning

Whitsunday Escape are proud of the multiple awards that have been won at local, state and national levels over the past 14+ years.

With many Golds, Silvers and Bronzes under our belts, we strive to showcase both our product and the Whitsunday area to each and every person that comes for their holiday with us.

We are elated to be recognised as a leader in the Whitsundays, Queensland and Australian tourism industry.

See Our Award Accolades

Our Staff

Meet the team at Whitsunday Escape. Passionate about sailing holidays in the Whitsundays, we are here to help you find the perfect boat and plan the perfect Whitsunday yacht charter holiday. Our friendly, experienced and dedicated staff will help you understand how your boat works, providing invaluable advice to ensure you can safely enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.

Our Team

Meet The Boss

Trevor Rees is the skipper at the helm of the fleet at Whitsunday Escape. Having sailed the world from the age of 17, his passion for the water and the reef, local knowledge of the Whitsundays, and sailing experience is incomparable. In 2015, Trevor’s dedication to the tourism industry was recognised with the Bob Porter Award for Contribution by an Individual at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards.

Meet Trevor

Accreditations & Environmental Commitment


Whitsunday Escape is committed to sustainable operational practices & reducing our environmental footprint.

Whitsunday Escape is  very proud to have ECO Certification. Offered by Ecotourism Australia, the ECO Certification program is designed to show travellers which businesses are offering high-quality nature-based tourism experiences, backed by well managed commitment to sustainable, environmental practices.

Environmental Commitment

Bareboat Charter Investment

Whitsunday Escape has been operating for over 28 years. It has been under the present ownership and management for over 15 years. With stable professional staff we can ensure your boat achieves a good return on investment and your asset is maintained to the highest standards. Benefits to the owner include owning a boat that you can use for your own Whitsunday sailing holidays whilst still drawing an income, as part of a secure, stable business model.

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