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Always On with Whitsunday Escape


Receive a FREE Stay Aboard at Coral Sea Marina when booking a 5-night, or longer, bareboat holiday!

Stay Aboard your boat from 4:30pm the night before your charter begins (a $200 saving).

This gives you the chance to arrive to the Whitsundays, do your provisioning, load the boat and get settled in before beginning your briefing as early as 8am the next day!

Available for new bookings only and travel can be for any time of year.

Escape with confidence to the Whitsundays with Whitsunday Escape!



The Whitsundays is truly the heart of the Great Barrier Reef!

In The Whitsundays, we are blessed with warm days, consistent breezes, perfect water temperatures and lots of sunshine year round.

Come explore the tropical Whitsunday Islands and spend the week relaxing and exploring on your own private boat.
With a little bit of boating experience, you’ll soon be enjoying your bareboat holiday.

Whitsunday Escape has the largest fleet of bareboats in the Whitsundays consisting of sailing catamarans, sailing yachts, power catamarans and power cruisers.

The boats can comfortably sleep from 2 -12 people meaning we have a boat to suit every group!

Terms & Conditions

Book a 5-night bareboat holiday, or longer, and receive a free Stay Aboard the night before your charter (saving of $200).

It’s only a $600 deposit to confirm your booking and the balance is due 60 days prior to travel.

If charter is within 60 days of placing the booking, the full fees are required to confirm.

This special applies for new bookings only and booking can be for any time of year.

Quote special code ‘Always On’ on enquiry form at time of enquiry.

Season specials available however not valid in conjunction with any further offers.

Contact Us for a Quote

Call from anywhere: 07 4946 5222

Our office hours are 8am – 4pm AEST, 7 days a week.

Reasons to go bareboating in the Whitsundays

Claim deserted islands for yourselves

With 74 islands to explore, most of them completely deserted, you'll be able to find a slice of paradise all your own

Fun for the whole family

Even little kids love going bareboating. When the kids are happy, the parents are happy!

Meet the wildlife

There are so many amazing wildlife experiences you can have in the Whitsunday Islands. On a bareboat, the experience is up close and personal

Relax and unwind

Everybody needs time to recharge the batteries, and relax for a little while. It's time to reward yourself with a proper holiday

World-famous icons

The Whitsundays are home to some famous places, like the extraordinary Whitehaven Beach

Quality time with friends and family

When the real world seems a million miles away, and the most important thing to do is simply to enjoy the view and each other's company

Do I need a licence?

No! You don’t need a licence or qualification to hire a bareboat

All you need is a little boating and navigation experience and we’ll teach you the rest.

We give every customer a comprehensive boat briefing before we send you out on your own.

If you don’t have enough (or any!) experience there are several options:

  • book a Whitsunday Escape guide to sail the boat for you
  • book some extra days of hands-on training with Whitsunday Escape at the start of your holiday to bring you up to speed
  • get some training at home before you arrive for your charter


You don’t even need to know how to sail!

Hire a power boat, or hire a sailing catamaran and just use the built-in engines. All sailing boats have very powerful engines built-in. If you don’t know how to sail, you don’t have to. You’ll get to drive around, enjoying a bareboating holiday exploring the Whitsunday islands under motor.

Bareboating is for everyone!

Which boats are available with this bonus?

All of them!

You can receive this offer on any boat in our fleet, as long as it’s available.

Browse the range of boats we have and contact us for a quote to receive this deal (make sure you tell us you saw it on the Tourism Whitsundays website).

You can also ring us on 1800 075 145 and ask for advice on choosing a boat, or to discuss any questions you may have about bareboating.

Our team are friendly, knowledgeable, and available from 8am – 5pm  7 days a week.

See our Fleet

The Whitsunday Escape fleet has a boat for everyone

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  • Getting here is easy

    You can fly direct to the Whitsunday Coast Airport from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

    Airlines offer great specials all year round so you can get here at a great rate too! Sign up for each airline’s specials emails and you’ll be in the right position to grab the cheapest flights as soon as they are released.

    For your convenience, we’ve collected links to each airline’s specials on our ‘How to Get Here’ page.

    How to Get Here