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8 Tips to have the most romantic bareboating holiday

Looking for a romantic holiday experience you’ll never forget?

Book a bareboat yacht charter holiday with Whitsunday Escape. We can help you choose the right boat, and a suitable itinerary, so you can have a wonderful getaway with the one you love.

Cruising the Whitsunday Islands on your own private boat, on your own itinerary (or no itinerary!) would have to be one of the most romantic holidays, where you can really reconnect and relax with someone special.

1. Book a luxury yacht for two

Whitsunday Escape have several beautiful smaller boats that are perfectly suited to couples. While many boats CAN take up to six people, you’ll find two is quite common, and you can handle the boat easily on your own, after your pre-charter briefing with us of course.

2. A seafood platter on the water, and a bottle of your favourite champagne

Order your seafood platters for delivery from our fantastic local suppliers Whitsunday Provisioning or FISHI. You can choose from numerous options and they will deliver to your boat.

Seafood platter Whitsunday Escape bareboat charter

3. Book a romantic seaplane or helicopter flight for two

For the ultimate Whitsundays experience, take to the skies. A scenic flight over the islands, Whitehaven Beach, and the magical natural formation of Heart Reef is a sight to treasure for the rest of your life. Many romantics choose to propose on the beach or in the air during a scenic flight, it’s certainly a story you and your partner will be retelling for the rest of your life.

Helicopter on Whitehaven Beach

4. Talk to your briefer about the most romantic Whitsunday destinations to visit

With such a huge area to explore by bareboat, there are lots of anchorages and beaches that you can literally have all to yourself.

Romantic picnic on Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday Escape

5. Book a spa treatment for two at an island resort

Hamilton Island has a wonderful day spa, and following the reopening of both Daydream Island and Hayman Island, there are even more options to choose from.

Airlie Beach has dozens of spas, and you could start off the holiday with a relaxing treatment before you even get on board your boat, if you prefer.

Massage Airlie Beach Whitsundays

6. Take each day as it comes

There’s no pressure to be anywhere or do anything, and you can literally wake up and make a decision what to do every day as the mood takes you.

Couple Walking on Beach Whitsundays Romantic holiday

7. Organise provisioning

When you book a pre-packaged meal plan from Whitsunday Provisioning, Airlie Providores or Slice of Nature Food, everything is done for you, making it nice and relaxing. Provisioning packages will be delivered so you don’t have to go to the supermarket or worry about what meals to make.

8. Relish the quality time

Away from digital distractions, phones, TV, work, and other people. You can focus on conversation, books, old-fashioned board games or card games, and lazy midday naps, followed by cheese platters and drinks.

Romantic bareboat holidays for couples in the Whitsundays with Whitsunday Escape. Anyone can do it

Have a look at these boats for a romantic holiday:

Integrity 35 power cruiser
Beneteau 41.1. sailing yacht
Catalina 35 sailing yacht
Summerland 40 power catamaran
Seawind 1250 sailing catamaran


Want to charter a Whitsunday Escape bareboat for your perfect next holiday?

Our friendly, helpful reservations staff can recommend which boats to look at, help you choose dates to charter, and give you advice on everything from where to shop, to how to get some experience before you arrive. Bareboating should definitely be next on your list for a holiday!

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