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Bareboating for New Years Eve

By on September 11th, 2018

Bareboating is an awesome way to ring in the New Year!

Picture this: a group of your favourite people, on board a luxury yacht or two, cruising or sailing around deserted islands, in a tropical paradise…

Sounds like something you might enjoy? Maybe you need to organise a Whitsunday Escape bareboating holiday for New Years!

Live the island lifestyle in bikinis and board shorts this summer, as you ring in the New Year in the Whitsundays. You can cruise around the Whitsunday islands at your leisure on your own private bareboat, going wherever you like, whenever you like!

Set up your own island party on a deserted beach… BYO picnic blankets, esky, fairy lights and portable speaker, and party the night away in private.

HOT TIP: check in with Whitsunday Escape base for advice on where to anchor or moor for an appropriate party location. The fewer neighbours to disturb, the better!

Recovery day on the boat, start the year fresh with a dip in the Whitsunday Island water, perhaps straight off Whitehaven Beach. Then cook up a big feast on the boat’s BBQ, and make sure you stay hydrated with lots of water.

New Years Eve on Hamilton Island While Bareboating

Did you know that while you are bareboating, you can still party the night away at an island resort on New Years Eve? Hamilton Island throws an awesome New Years Eve party every year, but you will need to book your marina berth well ahead as they book out every year!

There’s fireworks, and live music all night long on a stage set up on Front Street, the main street that surrounds the marina. You can then party into the wee hours at The Garden Bar before walking the short distance back to your boat to sleep.

Recovery day on Hamilton Island, enjoy a big recovery breakfast at one of the many amazing restaurants on the island. And if you have time for a swim before departing your marina berth before 11am, you can even swim up to the Island Bar in the main pool for some refreshments.

Family New Years Activities on Hamilton Island

Got the kids with you? Good news, Hamilton island is very family-friendly. The main fireworks on New Years Eve at 8.30pm are perfect for kids, and the live music in the early part of the evening will suit as well, so the whole family can have a boogie on the main street dancefloor before the little ones need to retire to bed.

The island offers a host of family activities in addition to the Kids Clownfish Club, like mini golf, art classes, bowling alley, go kart racing, quad bikes for kids,  the WILD LIFE park, and of course kids LOVE the buggies you can hire to drive around Hamilton Island – sometimes that’s enough excitement in itself!

Hamilton Island Family Activities

New Years Eve in Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach will also host a main beach party in town with fireworks. Berthing is available at Abell Point Marina and again advance bookings are recommended. The nightclubs in Airlie Beach will party till the sun comes up, and you can walk back to the marina from town easily.

Recovery day in Airlie Beach, enjoy a hearty breakfast cooked for you at one of the marina or main street eateries. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the public Airlie Beach lagoon swimming pool, before departing the marina by 12 midday to continue on the rest of your week-long New Years holiday.

Want to book a bareboat charter over New Years with Whitsunday Escape?

Book a bareboat charter for a New Years holiday with Whitsunday Escape. Need help working out which boat will fit your group the best? Contact our friendly reservations team for a recommendation.

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