Christmas Gift Guide with a Bareboating Theme - Whitsunday Escape™
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Christmas Gift Guide with a Bareboating Theme

Needs some Christmas gift inspiration? We’ve compiled a list of ideas centred around summer and bareboating holidays that might give you some ideas. Experiences are such a fantastic gift. Making memories together are the things that kids will reminisce about long after the holiday has passed.


 family holiday on a bareboat in the Whitsundays 1.    A bareboating holiday!

Plan some quality family time in 2019 by surprising the family with a bareboat holiday booking with Whitsunday Escape. We have boats that can take 2 to 12 people, so you can invite another family along, bring the grandparents, or just enjoy some family time with the kids. If your kids are all grown up, or there are grandkids, what a fantastic way to make new memories doing something amazing.

And our booking conditions are very flexible. You can actually hedge your bets and put a boat on hold for certain dates, and if those dates don’t work, we can rebook for a better time! Take the initiative to get the holiday ball rolling, and then we can help you make it work best for the family after you’ve given them the big Christmas surprise! Give our friendly reservations team a call to discuss on 1800 075 145.

2.    A Pre-Charter Kit

We sell the latest edition of the Whitsunday boating ‘bible’ the 100 Magic Miles. In our Pre-Charter Kit, you will also get a fish chart and souvenir map (double-sided), and we can post these anywhere in the world. Order early to ensure Christmas delivery!

3.    Sailing lessons

A life-long skill and a family bonding activity in one? Sailing lessons tick the boxes. Sailing teaches independence, confidence, new skills and techniques and opens up a new world of experiences for you to enjoy together. From weekly twilight sailing races, to bareboat holidays in the Whitsundays and around the world, to one day buying your own sailing boat and sailing off into the sunset for a glorious retirement. It’s an investment in quality time now and in the future.

BYO giant inflatable on bareboat charter with Whitsunday Escape4.    A giant inflatable something

The fabulous fun accessory for a bareboat holiday – a giant inflatable something! With everything from the traditional flamingo or donut to the latest peacock or rainbow design, there’s a giant inflatable for all personalities. Floating around world famous Whitehaven Beach while on holidays can either be the ultimate relaxation tool, or a super fun splash fest with the kids. Either way, giant inflatables make for amazing holiday photos.

5.    New swimwear

A summer favourite for all ages, new swimwear is a fantastic gift option. And if you’ve got a bareboat holiday coming up, you can never have too many swimwear options. Consider a new long sleeve rash vest, the latest funky board shorts, or a beautiful bikini made from sustainable fabric.

Summer holidays this Christmas in the Whitsundays on a bareboat6.    Beach towels, bags, hats and sunnies

Essential items on a bareboating holiday in the Whitsundays, these traditional gift ideas will also get a good run at home this summer. Polarised UV sunglasses are a must have out on the water as you can see so much more clearly under the water and in bright sunlight.

7.    Reusable drinkware

Protect our oceans, marine life and the Great Barrier Reef by reducing your single use plastic consumption. Gift a reusable drink bottle, coffee cup and some bamboo or stainless steel straws for an eco-friendly, conscious gift this Christmas.

8.    A rockstar upgrade

Got a bareboat holiday coming up? Want to add a ‘rockstar’ experience to really blow someone’s mind? Did you know you can book a scenic seaplane flight over the Great Barrier Reef, and they will pick you up from your boat, out amongst the Whitsunday Islands? Does it get any more amazing than that?


Want to charter a Whitsunday Escape bareboat for a holiday in 2019?

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.

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