No formal boating qualifications or licences are required to charter with Whitsunday Escape. Some boating knowledge and experience is all it takes.
To ensure a safe and happy holiday you should have:
No fancy boat parking skills are required. Upon departure Whitsunday Escape staff will take your boat out of the marina and on return our staff will help you refuel your boat and berth your boat at Abell Point Marina.
Learn more about our Experience Requirements.
As a condition of the boat owners’ insurance, we require a security bond to be lodged. This is processed as a pre-authorisation on a credit card. The pre-authorisation freezes the availability on your credit card and no money is withdrawn from your account, however you do need to have this sum available in your account for the pre-authorisation to be possible. If the boat is damaged we will then withdraw the money from your account. The most you are liable for is $3000.
We recommend that your take out travel insurance from the moment your charter fees become non-refundable (60 days prior to travel). If you are covered with the recommended travel insurance, you would be able to make a claim on the travel insurance for the majority of the security bond should you damage the boat.
Option 1: Security Bond
Option 2: Bond Waiver*
*Not available for charterers under 25 years of age.