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Testimonials

A few words from some of our happy Sailors!

Cameron & Rebecca


We had a fantastic time, blessed with calm winds, flat seas, endless Kodak moments, whales breaching near and far and some life changing, great decisions.

Very comfortable stable vessel giving peace of mind, so you can appreciate beautiful place like the Whitsunday islands.

If your wondering …. Yes we will be back!!!!   Oh and #shesaidyes

QLD - who chartered our: Scimitar 1010 for the 1st time

Nathan & Friends


Hi Whitsunday Escape, we just returned from our trip on Katana and loved it.

These photos probably best sum up our trip, it was fantastic and we will be recommending Whitsunday Escape to our family & friends.

Hopefully we will see you again one day.

NSW - who chartered our: Leopard 40.1 for the 1st time
Whitsunday Escape

David & Denise


This was our second Whitsunday Escape holiday and again super relaxing and equally amazing. Just the two of us this time on Zig Zag a Catalina 35 which may not be the quickest boat in the fleet but super comfortable and well kept. We spent seven days sailing between anchorages hanging out at great spots – Butterfly bay, Stonehaven, Cid and Nara to name a f

This was our second Whitsunday Escape holiday and again super relaxing and equally amazing. Just the two of us this time on Zig Zag a Catalina 35 which may not be the quickest boat in the fleet but super comfortable and well kept. We spent seven days sailing between anchorages hanging out at great spots – Butterfly bay, Stonehaven, Cid and Nara to name a few. It was amazing to see the regeneration after the cyclone a few months earlier. The wild life was abundant with daily whale sightings. Watching these wonderful animals playing and breeching only a few hundred metres off the boat was awesome.

The sailing was great with 10 to 15 knot winds most days and even across the passage in 20 knot winds Zig Zag was comfortable with a couple of reefs in. Sunrise to ourselves at Hill inlet was amazing and well worth the rolly night in Tongue Bay. Finished our last day hanging out around the pool at Palm Bay and sailing back to base the next day we were farewelled by a pod of whales popping up 50 metres off our starboard. Be prepared to be forced to relax as you will at times lose reception. Whitsunday Escape were again super professional, helpful and friendly and ensured our holiday was relaxing and stress free. Highly recommend this holiday and Whitsunday Escape to facilitate it. Thanks again to all the gang at WE special mention to Ryan and Jason for briefings and Jordan for a big red button and turning us into MacGyver.

ew. It was amazing to see the regeneration after the cyclone a few months earlier. The wild life was abundant with daily whale sightings. Watching these wonderful animals playing and breeching only a few hundred metres off the boat was awesome.

The sailing was great with 10 to 15 knot winds most days and even across the passage in 20 knot winds Zig Zag was comfortable with a couple of reefs in. Sunrise to ourselves at Hill inlet was amazing and well worth the rolly night in Tongue Bay. Finished our last day hanging out around the pool at Palm Bay and sailing back to base the next day we were farewelled by a pod of whales popping up 50 metres off our starboard. Be prepared to be forced to relax as you will at times lose reception. Whitsunday Escape were again super professional, helpful and friendly and ensured our holiday was relaxing and stress free. Highly recommend this holiday and Whitsunday Escape to facilitate it. Thanks again to all the gang at WE special mention to Ryan and Jason for briefings and Jordan for a big red button and turning us into MacGyver.

VIC - who chartered our: Catalina 35 for the 1st time

Tom & Friends


Thanks for allowing us to charter Sunrush recently for 7 nights. It was our first charter in the Whitsundays and your professionalism made it easy and ultra enjoyable.

I was amazed how easy it was to explore the islands and your staff were highly supportive of our daily itinerary during our daily scheds.

I would have absolutely no hesitation in utilising your services again or indeed recommending them to potential guests.

Once again many thanks.

SA - who chartered our Jeanneau 50 for the 1st time

Julian & Friends


I just got back from a week on A Little Bit Naughty and wanted to pass on some feedback. I almost never do this and only do this because the experience was so exceptionally good, and had a couple of small elements which could be improved.

Firstly and most importantly, the induction by Jordan was EXCELLENT. This guy is a legend. He imparted information exceptionally well, while making the experience fun. He is perfect for this!

The boat was amazing, the organisation and communication was excellent and the food was brilliant. We were a mix of semi-experienced sailors and novices, and the experience was FANTASTIC!

ACT - who chartered our: Nautitech Open 40 for the 1st time

Tracy & James


What an Awesome Holiday we had and a fantastic team looking after us.

A couple of novices arriving for their maiden voyage and your team gave us the confidence to endure all elements of our sea adventure.

After that it was 10 days of pure bliss and relaxation. Thank you to all the team

VIC - who chartered our: Seawind 1160 (3) for the 1st time

Chelsea & Friends


Hi team Whitsunday Escape,

I wanted to thank you for what was one of THE best holidays I have ever had.

It’s an understatement to say that we’ve enjoyed our bareboat charter with you. It was perfect and the only complaint we’ve had was that it was too short (we now understand the minimum 5-night charter!!). We would do it all over again in an instant and are already planning to return next year.

Your team was amazing to deal with and made our experience so enjoyable. We were a little nervous about the whole bareboating concept at first but Christina assured us that we would gain the necessary skills after our 1-day prep course and the sail guide. And upon departure, Ryan was a brilliant guide who made us feel very comfortable and relaxed and again assured us that we had all the necessary skills and that help was not far, should we run into trouble after all. At the end of our trip with Ryan, we knew we were ok and felt comfortable to sail Nordic Dream.

And a dream it was! Nordic Dream was incredibly comfortable and we had everything we needed (and more!). The cabins and bathrooms were extremely spacious and the entertaining area was huge! It’s a beautiful yacht! (Another understatement).

Thank you so, so much for introducing us to the bareboating concept. To be completely honest, I was always a bit doubtful about the ‘no experience, no license’ required but we were extremely comfortable with our skills after your team’s preparation and had no issues whatsoever. It was the best holiday and I can highly recommend it to everyone who likes being out on the water. I haven’t stopped talking about it (I think my colleagues and friends are sick of me by now but I might have already convinced some of them to give it a go!). It’s the most relaxing holiday and a great way to see the Whitsundays. We will be back, that’s for sure.

QLD - who chartered our: Nautitech Open 46 for the 1st time

Tony & Sue


Ahoy there Tim, Ash, Jordie and all the crew at Whitsunday Escape; a hearty Thank You for making our first bareboat charter so easy and enjoyable.

Everyone was so helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. We’ve set a bearing for Abell Point Marina and can’t wait to castaway on our next Whitsunday Escape.

NSW - who chartered our: Seawind 1160 (3) for the first time

Brian & Andrea


Our trip to the Whitsundays was really terrific – thanks to all the assistance we had at Whitsunday Escape. Everything was smooth despite the rough weather during our first two days. Our briefer Peter was enormously helpful, funny and witty. The food plan from Whitsunday Provisioning was very well organized, fresh and more than enough. Tim met us on our return and he also very laid back, professional and personable.

All in all we had a very memorable vacation and look forward to our next trip to the Whitsundays. We will certainly use your organization again. Thanks again for everything

USA - who chartered our: Bavaria 42 for the first time

Ash & Rosemary


Seven of us (dad, mum & five 20-somethings) had a fabulous seven days cruising the islands. Perfect weather (late Nov – early Dec). Thorough (and patient!) induction from the WE ops team. Reliable and useful scheds each day. We even enjoyed the 3-hour $1200 pre-embarkation provisioning shop.

The boat itself was just what we wanted: great to sail and no problem if your crew is a bit on the idle side – like mine 🙂 Lots of room to gather for fun – but also easy to find a spot to escape on your own for a while. Would recommend spending the first night on board in port to check on things. Looking forward to doing it all again. Thanks!

ACT - who chartered our: Leopard 42 for the first time

Rupert Spaetauf & Friends


Thank you for a tremendous sailing holiday you have provided us with.

Dealing with you was an exceptional experience right from the beginning, the friendly phone calls, the warm welcome at the marina and the detailed and fun briefing was the perfect start to a wonderful week of sailing on a very well equipped and maintained “R&R” in a truly blissful environment.

It was the second time chartering with you and most certainly not the last.

Taiwan - who chartered our: Lagoon 421 for the first time

Randall & Rachael


We had an awesome time cruising around the Whitsundays on the new Open 40 “A Little Bit Nauti” for 7 nights.

Although we had 4 teenagers with us, the boat didn’t feel crowded at all with plenty of areas inside and out to spread out and relax. The boat was well equipped with everything we needed and Jordan made the handover fun and interactive involving the kids.

This was our first time chartering with Whitsunday Escape and we will definitely be back again soon.

- QLD - who chartered our: Nautitech Open 40 for the first time

Bridgette & Paul


This is the second time in a few years that we’ve booked a sailing holiday with Whitsunday Escape and we’ve had an amazing trip both times!

The boats are clean and well equipped and the excellent service before, during and after is why we keep booking with Whitsunday Escape!

NSW - who chartered our: Seawind 1250 for the first time

John Ahern


We chartered Karma for 15 nights August 2016. Karma is a large comfortable boat, easy to handle and good fuel economy. As usual Whitsunday Escape staff are very helpful and make the experience hassle free. The owners of Karma provided a large selection of movies on a hard drive as a bonus. This was our seventh charter in the Whitsundays and we can highly recommend this boat and Whitsunday Escape.

NSW - who chartered our: Leopard 47 for the first time
Family sailing holiday in the Whitsundays Nara Inlet

Angelo Sassu


We had a wonderful trip and had the best time ever, I can’t wait for the next holiday with Whitsunday Escape. The vessel was very spacious, comfortable, it was very easy to sail and it is very stable.

ACT, who chartered our Leopard 40 for the first time
Lady L sailing catamaran in the Whitsunday Islands for hire

Ian, Paul, Yvette and Loren


From our first inquiry to the last of the administration, the Whitsunday Escape crew were absolutely fantastic.  They are very customer focused, helping us with a couple of tricky invoicing and timing things with no trouble at all.  Every time we called to check on something, they were helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable about all aspects of the operation.  When came the time to take “Lady L III” out, she was ready for us and we enjoyed the first night in the marina to get used to her.  Tim’s briefing was outstanding – perfectly targeted to our knowledge and delivered in a great relaxed and friendly style (as was the debrief when we returned).  Our holiday was sensational and whenever we had a question, Whitsunday Escape was there on the radio with a helpful answer.  The boat was superb – she handled like a dream, she was well equipped with everything we needed, and she offered loads of space to spread out.  We have already recommended Whitsunday Escape to some of our friends, and will certainly return to them in the future.  Totally recommended from every perspective.

Melbourne, who chartered our Seawind 1250 for the first time

Jono Nevile


Thanks for your help too, you guys run a great service. I’m not going to Whitsundays this year as I don’t have the time, but next time I do, and if any of my friends want to go I will definitely recommend you guys first. Your hold policy is really fair, and your service is great. Your overnight in the harbour option is also a great service. You also do what you say you’re going to do which is very important. Thanks again for having us. Please pass my comments onto you entire team and esp. the management.

VIC

Unforgettable Holiday!


We reviewed a number of operators in the Whitsundays and from start to finish, the team’s help from Whitsunday Escape was exceptional. They navigated us through the different options of boats, were flexible to our needs on starting the journey, provided a comprehensive briefing and also gave us some great tips on where to go – we will use them for our next trip.

Adrian Bower, who chartered our: Seawind 1200 for the 1st time

Wendy Hammond


We thoroughly enjoyed our week on Alchemist. We had a lot of rain the week we were there, but it still felt special to be in and experience such a beautiful part of the world. We enjoyed some wonderful sailing, snorkelling and paddling, and would definitely recommend Whitsunday Escape to our family and friends. Your team were friendly and professional at all times. The attached photo was a special morning paddle for me . . . ahhh, the tranquility! I hope you enjoyed the “Favourites” chocolates we left in the fridge!

NSW - who chartered our: Seawind 1160 4 for the 1st time

Jason Dunn


Dear Whitsunday Escape crew, our crew Chris Merryfull, Melissa Miller, Mark and Giz Wilkinson and my wife Bronwen and I had the most amazing holiday aboard Aliara. I must admit we were slightly nervous, being in charge of such a large and beautiful vessel but your comprehensive training, back up support and easy to handle yacht made all of our worries dissolve away immediately. The beautiful waters of the Whitsundays gave us memories to treasure forever. We will definitely see you again, good luck with your wonderful business, happy sailing to all.

NSW - who chartered our: Leopard 42 for the 1st time

John Bellhouse


We chartered Lulu in October 2013. The experience was a real treat, with magical scenery, great weather and the whole thing really well managed by the staff at Whitsunday Escape. We unhesitatingly recommend the experience and this particular charter organisation.

Vic - who chartered our: Seawind 1000 XL for the 1st time

Paul Whitting


Best time ever at the Whitsundays. Well prepared boat with crystal clear head! Saw great coral and were visited by Dolphins one night when they were swimming in the blue lights at the stern! We’ll be back!

Vic - who chartered our: Seawind 1000 XL for the 1st time

Anthony Ainsworth


In terms of testimonials can tell you this trip was officially rated as “Best holiday ever” by youngest daughter – and we’ve had some good ones! One happy dad and mum. Thanks to you all for the professional organisation, clear communication and advise along the way. Have recommended you to friends and hope to be back on Orca II some day.

NSW - who chartered our: Seawind 1200 for the 1st time

Pete & Rach Hoult


Dear Whitsunday Escape Team We chartered Aliara for 8 nights in August 2013 with some of our family from NZ. We had a superb holiday and would definitely recommend Whitsunday Escape to anyone considering a Whitsunday holiday. The team was extremely helpful right from the planning stage. We booked the holiday whilst in NZ and we really appreciated Jess & Tegan contacting us in NZ to answer any questions we had. The communication (mostly via email as this was most convenient for us) was extremely informative yet easy to follow and most of all very helpful. It made the planning and lead up to our holiday very easy and took the stress out of the planning. We highly recommend the night aboard at the Marina beforehand as it is a great chance to familiarise ourselves with the yacht and most of all it allowed the children to familiarise too. The orientation was fantastic and we feel it covered all the necessary topics, we personally felt there was nothing we would change about this given the choice. Ben was very easy to get along with, his experience was obvious but he had a wonderful ability to explain things to our less experienced sailors. Thank you very much Ben. Our actual holiday was marvellous and something we would like to do again when the kids are older. We thoroughly enjoyed the catamaran but next time we would probably opt for a monohull having already experienced the Whitsundays in a cat. Having sailing tourism experience in the Bay of Islands in NZ we weren’t sure what to expect of the Whitsundays but we had a wonderful time and were very lucky to have beautiful weather and see whales, turtles and beautiful coral & tropical fish. We would like to personally thank those we met: Wes, Ben, Alita, Jess, Rose and also thank those who assisted us with our behind the scenes holiday planning. The Whitsunday Escape Team are highly professional, extremely knowledgeable and very friendly, thanks guys!

QLD - who chartered our: Leopard 42 for the 1st time

Graeme Schuhmacher


Thank you very much for a great Experience and many thanks to Ben what a great bloke any time he’s near Grafton call In at the Jacaranda Hotel and we will look after him. We will defiantly Be back Great time Great people, Great Escape!

NSW - who chartered our: Conquest 44 for the 1st time

Jon Sykes


A most wonderful, relaxing family holiday on board “Lady L 2” in the stunningly beautiful Whitsundays. The view of the pristine sands of Hill Inlet will be remembered for a long time. Thank you to all the Whitsunday Escape team for their extremely helpful advice and support from the moment I made the initial enquiry, right through to the debrief. A very professional and friendly service – I would not hesitate to recommend you to my friends.

Singapore - who chartered our: Seawind 1160 3 for the 1st time

David Melhuish


Dear Whitsunday Escape Team, This photo is one of many we have from our week of cruising the delightful Whitsundays, but it best sums up the cruising, relaxing lifestyle that is the Whitsundays. Thanks Whitsunday Escape, we will definitely be back!

New Zealand - who chartered our: Seawind Venturer 38 for the 1st time

Neil Wiblin


Thank you for your email, I was daunted at first trying to organise my extended family to hire two of your sea wind 1160 catamarans, with all up 16 people aboard including my 80 yr old mum. However your team were great and ensured that everything ran very smoothly. The highlight of the trip for me was when we were sailing north from Whitehaven beach, watching a mother and calf about 500 metres away. As we were only doing two knots they decided to visit us 🙂 I have attached a couple of photos, thanks again for a memorable holiday! Cheers

NSW - who chartered our: Seawind 1160 4 for the 1st time

Randall and Lorraine Owens


Our 10 day late June/early July charter with 4 good friends on Alchemist was fantastic. The boat was clean, comfortable, easy to handle and comprehensively equipped and the option to overnight on board on arrival day an excellent choice. The team at Whitsunday Escape was helpful all the way without being intrusive from initial enquiries, through to pre-trip briefing, easy and useful radio scheds and good service when we returned. Although you did not organise the weather it was spectacular and made the anchorages and dive sites a delight and what you suggested doing was spot on in a lovely part of Australia. It said something special when the girls were enjoying the laid back cruising that much that they chose not to go ashore at Hamilton Is. as originally planned, they were more keen to anchor up at yet another spectacular bay and enjoy the aquatic delights. The provisioning was also spot on, good variety, good quality and no hassle to prepare. Each of us onboard enjoyed it immensely and have no hesitation recommending Whitsunday Escape as a company that delivers what it promises (and satisfied a crew who definitely did not mutiny).

QLD - who chartered our: Seawind 1160 4 for the 1st time
family enjoying bareboating holiday with whitsunday escape

Lyle & Jan Stanaway


We had a wonderful time sailing on our honeymoon in the beautiful Whitsundays. The boat is well equipped and easy to single hand for the experienced sailor. That’s enough from me, I’m going to hand over to my lovely wife for her comments, as she has only been sailing a handful of times comparatively. Yes, I agree – a fantastic experience and one that I would love to repeat as soon as we can spare the time again. The boat was great, loved the experience of being out among the islands , in fact we had one of the outer Islands to ourselves from mid afternoon until the next morning Sunrises and sunsets were magic, all the inlets were beautiful and the sailing itself was so much fun.

QLD - who chartered our: Seawind 1000 XL for the 1st time

Leigh and Jane Ainsworth


A totally relaxing experience form start to finish. The reservation process worked well and we were contacted regularly to update us. On arrival the vessel and provisioning were ready to go and after our induction we set of into a tropical paradise. Whilst the S Easters were quite brisk we found fantastic sheltered anchorages as suggested by WE staff and checked if better alternatives were available on our daily calls. Serenity was in good order and made a delightful escape very pleasurable. We hope to retun soon.

QLD - who chartered our: Voyager 1040 for the 1st time

Lynne and David Mason (and Charlotte and George)


Just wanted to thank Tim and all the rest of the crew for a fabulous “escape” on board the “Waterman” recently. We had a fantastic time and everyone we dealt with at Whitsunday Escapes was very professional. Everything was so professionally prepared and your website was also invaluable in helping us prepare of our trip. All the best!

NSW - who chartered our: Bavaria 42 for the 1st time

Georgina Van Hee


Amazing Thank You! Very well organised – Terry gave a fantastic briefing and we enjoyed every single moment from sailing the turquoise waters to snorkelling with turtles and watching the awesome sunsets. Will definitely be back!

NSW - who chartered our: Catalina 387 for the 1st time

Vic & Madelene Wolff


We had the time of your lives, it outdid all of our expectations! We could not have imagined seeing all the wildlife and beautiful scenery that we did. We would do it all over again anyday.

NSW - who chartered our: Integrity 35 for the 1st time

Darrin Field


We had a great time on board of R&R and did have a lot of rest and relaxation! Spending a week on a yacht is a great team building experience for your family and any guests you choose to have. It allows you to unwind and slow down, which is invaluable in our hectic times

QLD - who chartered our: Lagoon 421 for the 1st time

Claus Eilersen


Best place on Earth to sail! Not crowded, beautiful nature and helpful, friendly staff. We will definitely be coming back a 5th time!

JAPAN - who chartered our: Bavaria 41 for the 4th time

Adam & Gabriella Coleman


Thank you so much for such a wonderful holiday!!! That was our second time with Christine, and she is great little ship. In particular – thanks for the personal service too. It was our third rental with W/E and we feel a little like family! Until next time.

Texas, USA - who chartered our: Hunter 39 for the 3rd time

Sue, Jeff & Megan Hughes & Brittany Smith


We had a fantastic holiday, and booking through your company was an absolute pleasure, everything was so easy and the staff were great and answered any questions we had with professionalism and courtesy. We will definitely book through you again. Thank you.

NSW - who chartered our: Voyager 1040 for the 1st time

Ed Bestvina


Weather was absolutely perfect! The water was perfect! The Lady L2 was perfect! What a perfect Christmas vacation for our family that travelled half way around the world from Chicago, USA.

Chicago USA - who chartered our: Seawind 1160 3 for the 1st time

Lesley Tennant


Thank you so much Whitsunday Escape, we have many wonderful memories to look back on thanks to you and your fantastic boat “Waterman”. We will definitely be back one day! Cheers

VIC - who chartered our: Bavaria 42 for the 1st time

Pete & Sue Lamborn


Dear Trevor, Wes and crew, Just a brief note to thank you all for the best time we have had to date sailing the magnificent Whitsunday Islands. Sunrush’s performance in all seas and wind conditions exceeded my expectations compared to other vessels of equivalent displacement I have chartered. She was presented in A1 condition and hence had no issues over our 21 nights enjoying to the max what the Whitsunday’s have to offer. We had a number of friends and family who joined us from time to time and all had a great experience and again commented on the professional and friendly manner of the Whitsunday Escape team. Looking forward to seeing you (and Sunrush) November 2013 Best regards

NT - who chartered our: Jeanneau DS 50 for the 1st time

Denis Hoffmann


We enjoyed our sailing . Your service was impeccable . The weather not so good but we had fun playing a lot of cards and taught our grandchildren how to play cards and how to sail. I arrived back to find out my sister had sent a photo to the Gympie times and I made the front page . A bit different to the sea world 🙂

Qld - who chartered our: Seawind 1000 XL for the 1st time

Warren Gurner


The Captain and his crew now understand why so many people take a deep breath and sigh at any mention of sailing the Whitsundays. We all do the same now and reflect back on the great adventure and beauty we encountered. Our boat the sexy Alchemist was so comfortable and easy to manage, providing plenty of room to move for the 8 of us. We also felt very comfortable knowing that Whitsunday Escape were always available should we need them. The Whitsundays Islands are truly fabulous and sailing provided the perfect way to get a taste. We will be back.Thank you for the professional service provide by you team.

SA - who chartered our: Seawind 1160 4 for the 1st time

Seth & Jessica Beckman


We had a fantastic time on our boat with Whitsunday Escape for our Honeymoon. It was so great to have free rein of going where we wanted too, swimming, snorkelling whenever we wanted and enjoying the Whitsundays at our own pace. We highly recommend Whitsunday Escape!!!

QLD - who chartered our: Integrity 35 for the 1st time

Kylie Dickson


Hello everyone at Whitsunday Escape I just wanted to thank everyone for such a trouble free and fantastic holiday. Our week on Zig Zag was unbelievable and the memories are sustaining me through being back at work! The yacht was spotlessly clean and everything worked perfectly. I made a pretty mean Saffron Porcini Risotto in the galley and dining outside every night listing to the whales breaching was a magical experience. Our sail from Stonehaven to Abell Point Marina in fresh SSE winds was a highlight – Zig Zag was balanced perfectly and cut through the passage with ease. Can’t wait to come back one day. All the best.

WA - who chartered our: Catalina 35 mk11 for the 1st time

Lance Cheesman


We had a great time on board her and will definitely use you guys again.

VIC - who chartered our: Resort 35 for the 1st time
Relax and enjoy the slow pace of a bareboat charter holiday with Whitsunday Escape

John DeMargheriti


Excellent holiday, weather was great & we were able to do most of the activities we planned. We had a diverse group of 9 people to keep happy.

ACT - who chartered our: Jeanneau DS 50 for the 1st time

Tracey Philips


Catching a 6ft reef shark, teaching crew how to sail. Excellent, Awesome!! Fully turbo sick…

VIC - who chartered our: Seawind 1000 XL for the 1st time

Rhona Saunders


We definitely enjoyed the trip. We were referred to your company via personal recommendation of one of your customers, and we were not disappointed at all. We also were very pleased with the advice and assistance given to us by Frank, our assigned briefer and subsequent sail-guide on the first Monday. The importance of the level of professional standards maintained within your company became evident when we compared how easy our holiday experience was to that of some other bareboat hirers who had gone through different chartering firms. We shall definitely be strongly recommending your company to others who have already started quizzing us about our experiences. Please also pass on our appreciation and thanks to all your staff, including office staff and Frank.

QLD - who chartered our: Catalina 35 mk11 for the 1st time

Brent Martin


Thanks for the awesome adventure. We loved doing business with you. Whitsunday Escape was a big part of the experience.

CANADA - who chartered our Seawind 1160 3 for the 1st time

Sue Webster


We enjoyed snorkelling, shore activities & walks and loved the anchorages at Cataran Bay & Butterfly Bay. Fantastic even with unsettled weather.

NZ - who chartered our: Scimitar 1010 for the 1st time

Angus Jackson


Thank you so much Whitsunday Escape for giving us such a great yacht to sail. Things were lovely & clean, what a beautiful part of Australia to explore. Thank you for your hospitality & your kindness. We will be back.

NSW - who chartered our: Hunter 39 for the 1st time

Michelle White


Love the triple opening doors that open up the space between inside & outdoors. A wonderful relaxing time with family & friends enjoying the beautiful offerings of the Whitsundays.

VIC - who chartered our: Seawind 1160 4 for the 1st time

Robyn Van de Wetering


Thank you, we had the most wonderful holiday and the 5 star luxury of the “Queen Marie” was second to none. We will definitely be back in the future. Our family has traveled extensively overseas and we all agree that sailing the Whitsunday’s is the best holiday we have had. We are recommending to all our friends that they put this trip on their ‘bucket list’ as a must do in their lifetime and of course we are recommending Whitsunday Escape. Thank you again for a magical holiday!

ACT - who chartered our: Fountaine 44 Power for the 1st time

Jono Neveille


Thanks for your help too, you guys run a great service. I’m not going to Whitsundays this year as I don’t have the time, but next time I do, and if any of my friends want to go I will definitely recommend you guys first. Your hold policy is really fair, and your service is great. Your overnight in the harbour option is also a great service. You also do what you say you’re going to do which is very important. Thanks again for having us. Please pass my comments onto you entire team and esp. the management.

VIC - who chartered our: Seawind 1160 4 for the 1st time

Suzi & Andrew Graham


We would love to thank all the staff for their support in ensuring our honeymoon aboard ‘Fizzle Gig’ was a wonderful time, free of any stress or problems due to the lovely yacht you provided us with & the knowledge & supportive staff that assisted us with our yacht charter. We had an amazing adventure aboard F.G.

VIC - who chartered our: Catalina 387 for the 1st time

Julie Sladek


Crystal clear aquamarine waters at Stonehaven. Huge manta-ray’s at Butterfly Bay, the romance of just us two sailing around the beautiful Whitsundays. Simply breathtaking. Thank you for my Whitsunday Escape.

QLD - who chartered our: Seawind 1160 3 for the 1st time

Jon


Thank you for another lovely holiday we spent cruising the Whitsunday Islands aboard Sunrush. This completes our fifth yacht charter with Whitsunday Escape sailing the following yachts Jacana, Chirping Bird (2) and Sunrush (2). All the boats have been exceptionally well equipped in every detail. The beautiful colour of the turquoise water, the peaceful anchorages and the overall beauty of the Whitsundays keeps us coming back. The boats we have charted sail particularly well in all conditions. Snorkelling together with the beautiful fish is always an extra highlight. Thank you for providing an adventure holiday with the comforts of a luxury yacht.

QLD - who chartered our: Jeanneau DS50 for the 5th time

Trevor Rowling


We hired two catamarans, SABA and R&R in late April 2015. This is the second time with Whitsunday Escape and we can not fault the customer service and support. April/May is a great time of year to sail in the Whitsundays as the water temperature is around 26 degrees and the days around 28 with beautiful balmy nights. But the best thing is that there are not many other boats around. We never had a problem getting moorings in any of the popular spots and sailing with another boat adds to the fun. We will be definitely coming again with Whitsunday Escape.

Lagoon 421 & Salina 48 for the 2nd time

Chris & Lyn Dornauf & the Motley Crew


Thank you again for another great holiday. As always, your help to organise this was great. This time it was a full crew of 9 on board “Sweet Escape” & she was perfect! We loaded her up with food & treats, fishing gear, snorkels & kayaks. We then headed to Hamilton to collect our ‘fly-in Crew’ & roam the beautiful islands & waters of the Whitsundays for a week. We had rainbows in Cid Harbour, glorious sunsets at Stonehaven & Butterfly Bay; swamped by yellow-tailed fusiliers & friendly Moari Wrasse in Mantra Bay, checked a new anchorage on Border, chilled on Whitehaven & sailed for the first time to Lindeman! The Crew loved & appreciated the roomy cabins with their own ensuites. The saloon was very open & luxurious while the cockpit/deck area provided plenty of seating for cards games long into the lazy nights! And extra fridge space, which is a luxury on boats, was a bonus! Our only regret was that the winds didn’t allow us to put the sails up more often, as she was surprisingly easy to handle, & the fact that we all had to come home! Look forward to casting off with you again.

Tasmania - who chartered our: Leopard 43 for the 2nd time

Michelle Berkman


From first enquiry to final debrief, Whitsunday Escape have been a pleasure to deal with – friendly, helpful and professional. Our brand new Seawind 1250 was a fantastic boat in every respect- extremely comfortable for 6 of us, sails well and fabulous, visibility above and below decks. Truly a great family holiday.

Seawind 1250 for the 1st time

Adrian Bower


We reviewed a number of operators in the Whitsundays and from start to finish the teams help from Whitsunday Escape was exceptional.

They navigated us through the different options of boats, we’re flexible to our needs on starting the journey, provided a comprehensive briefing and also gave us some great tips on where to go – we will use them for our next trip.

NSW - who chartered our: Seawind 1200 for the first time

Tim & Jane Claeys


Hello Whitsundays Escape: a quick call in to thank you all for a fantastic week of sailing on Waterman, we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and commendation to esp. Tim for his expert tutelage and advice at the send off and welcome back. Hope to visit soon again.

Bavaria 42 for the 1st time

Chris Liebert


We had a fantastic time on Waterman, not only enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Whitsundays, but also having sailed for many years previously, the ease at which Waterman handles is awesome. She handles really well in 15-25 knot winds, is so simple to reef on the hoof due to the in mast furling particularly, as well as the furling job of course, thus ensuring that even those with lesser sea legs had a decent ride. Lots of room down below, and the very comfy to live in. Will be back in 2 years and will certainly be looking to book Waterman again.

NSW - who chartered our: Bavarian 42 for the 1st time

Michel & Reina


A special THANKS to all the team!!! We can’t stop thinking of this gorgeous experience which is the BEST we had so far! We promise that we’ll be back soon 🙂 Looking forward for the next trip!

QLD - who chartered our: Seawind 1160 3 for the 1st time

Susie & Cameron


We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Whitsunday Escape.

The time we spent with family and friends was unforgettable. It was wonderful to explore a stunning part of the world with amazing people, away from modern distractions. It couldn’t have been a better holiday!

Qld - who chartered our: Leopard 43 for the 1st time