Resort & Marina Information - Whitsunday Escape™
Skipper yourself bareboat charter company

There are a handful of island resorts that you can visit while bareboating in the Whitsundays. Visiting a resort can be a wonderful way to break up a holiday of a week or longer. You can swim in a pool, order a cocktail, and have a restaurant meal. It only costs a small berthing fee to visit an island or mainland resort and use the facilities for a day. Most of these offer moorings for visitor use.

When visiting Hamilton Island, you have to park the boat against the marina dock yourselves as our team are not on the island to assist you. Hamilton Island will provide you with a relatively easy side-on berth, and can send a dockhand to catch your lines and help you tie up to the dock.

It is best to contact resorts personally to arrange berths/moorings (see details below).

If you are unable to contact the resort, call Whitsunday Escape and we can make a booking on your behalf.

During quiet seasons, berths or moorings can often be arranged on the day over the boat’s radio. During peak seasons it is advisable to contact island resorts as early as possible to arrange visits as space is limited.

The Whitsundays are mostly National Park and there are very few restaurants to dine at. Bareboating in the Whitsundays requires you to be largely self-sufficient and stocked with supplies for the duration of your charter.

Cocktails by the pool on Daydream Island Resort Whitsundays

Hamilton Island

Resort/Marina Island Resort & Marina
Facilities Fuel, showers, dive tank refills, supermarket, bottleshop, rubbish disposal, swimming pools, nightclub, pub, restaurants, laundry, refill water tanks, etc.
Cost $130- $150 /night. Day fees $20 /hour (generally limited to 2 hours).
Anchorages 301 marina berths for vessels up to 60m in length.
How to Book Overnight marina bookings are necessary, book well in advance for school holidays and other peak periods incl HI Race Week in August. Contact Whitsunday Escape to book a berth on your behalf. Day visits can normally be arranged on short notice on the day by radio.
Phone 07 4946 8353
Radio Contact Ch 68 when in line of sight
Website www.hamiltonisland.com.au/real-estate-and-marina/marina

Long Island – Palm Bay

Resort/Marina Island Resort.
Facilities Pool, bar, tennis court, BBQ, kayaks, guest kitchen, lounge and dining area, games and books. Access to National Park walks. Drinks are available from the bar, lunch & dinner is available from the restaurant and there is a small convenience store.
Cost $100 per mooring for 2 pax, each extra person is $15 p/night.
$50 berthing only – no resort access.
Anchorages Inner moorings available for monohulls and two outer moorings available for catamarans.
Inner moorings are accessed over 1.2m bar at low tide to anchorage of 1.8m at lowest tide on moorings.
How to Book Pick up an outer mooring and go ashore with tender and ask for the caretaker at reception.
Phone 0477 770 133
Website www.PalmBayResort.com

Cape Gloucester Eco Resort

Resort/Marina Mainland Resort
Facilities Saltwater pool, restaurant, showers.
Cost $25 per mooring.
Anchorages 20+ moorings available. Approved overnight anchorage.
How to Book Call prior to arrival for further information. Tender ashore to use amenities.
Phone 07 4945 7242
Radio Contact N/A

Montes Resort

Resort/Marina Mainland Resort
Facilities Restaurant, Bar, Visitors’ Showers.
Cost $4 to use visitors’ showers.
Anchorages Approved overnight anchorage.
How to Book Call prior to arrival for further information. Tender ashore to use amenities.
Phone 07 4945 7177
Radio Contact N/A

Hayman Island

Resort/Marina Island Resort & Marina
Facilities
Cost
Anchorages
How to Book  N/A – not allowing outside guests
Phone
Radio Contact
Other

Daydream Island

Resort/Marina Island Resort
Facilities
Cost
Anchorages  You void the insurance if you enter the marina or use the resort moorings.
How to Book   N/A – not allowing outside guests
Phone
Radio Contact
Other

 

Long Island – Happy Bay

Resort/Marina Island Resort – CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE
Facilities Island bushwalks still accessible.
Cost
Anchorages Approved overnight anchorage – do not use moorings.
How to Book
Phone
Radio Contact

South Molle Island

Resort/Marina Island Resort – CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE
Facilities Island bushwalks still accessible.
Cost
Anchorages Approved overnight anchorage – do not use moorings.
How to Book
Phone
Radio Contact

Disclaimer: Prices listed are an indication only and were correct at the time of publishing, but are subject to change by the resorts at any time. Please check fees when making your enquiry.