With world record sized Barra in our lakes, some of the world's best fighting fish in our rivers, and 1000-pound marlin off our coast, how can you bear not to be out on the water? And with hundreds of idyllic tropical islands to choose from, well...
But if you're the type that prefers to do it yourself, you don't need to join a tour. Grab yourself a boat and ships ahoy! Whether it's a tinny for a spot of river fishing, or a gentle day on Lake Tinaroo, or a luxury yacht or catamaran for a week-long cruise around the Whitsundays, we can point you in the right direction.
THIS PAGE CONTAINS A WIDE SELECTION OF BOAT HIRE OPTIONS FROM AROUND TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO COMPARE THE DIFFERENT CRAFTS AND CLICK ON THE 'MAP' LINK IN EACH LISTING TO FIND THE LOCATION.
For a holiday that offers both relaxation and adventure, there are few better places than the Whitsundays - one of the world's best sailing destinations. Charter your own yacht, catamaran or motor cruiser to explore the 74 island wonders.
Within an hour of leaving the private jetty at Shute Harbour, you can be moored at a luxury island resort or in a secluded bay. Keep the kids entertained with a range of activities including swimming, snorkelling or fishing. Or why not try a National Park bush walk on one of the islands? Tongue Point lookout offers breathtaking views of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Whatever your choice, a charter holiday in the Whitsundays provides access to it all.
Take your pick from Whitsunday Rent A Yacht's fleet of vessels ranging in size from nine to 15 metres. Vessels accommodate between two and 11 passengers and are fitted out with the latest equipment for safety, comfort and convenience.
No boat licence is required - only minimal boating experience. We provide a briefing DVD ahead of time, as well as a comprehensive briefing session on the first day of your charter. Cruise guides can be provided for extra tuition or for the duration of your charter
QUEENSLAND YACHT CHARTERS
Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach (MAP)
Phone (07) 4946 7400 / Fax (07) 4946 7698
Join multi-award winning Whitsunday bareboat charter company, Queensland Yacht Charters, for your next boating adventure. QYC are well known as the Whitsunday Islands' largest operated charter company with a fleet of international Sailing Vessels such as Bavaria, Jeanneau, Catalina and Sunbeam Yachts, Seawind, Lagoon, Leopard Catamarans & Fountaine Pajot Catamaran in both sail and power, as well as a Sundecker powerboat. There is a large range to cater to all tastes and budgets.
On your floating holiday home, you'll quickly be able to leave your everyday life behind and sail away to explore and relax among 74 perfect Whitsunday tropical islands lying in a brilliant blue and turquoise sea with secluded anchorages, magnificent coral reefs and lushly forested islands.
Tropic Sail offers self drive or skippered charter holidays from Townsville on board either sailing vessels or motor cruisers. Discover Magnetic Island and 13 other unspoiled and secluded islands of The Palms group aboard your own luxury charter yacht.
If you are looking for a unique holiday destination and a way to escape the crowds, then the serenity of sailing these spectacular waters will not disappoint. Lush tropical rainforests, deserted sun drenched beaches, Aboriginal culture, pristine fringing coral reefs and fascinating historic ruins makes this one of Queensland's most exclusive and exciting holiday destinations - and to date its best kept secret.
With Tropic Sail you will enjoy over 42 anchorages with no peak hour traffic at dusk - guaranteed. Virtually untouched cruising grounds that will never leave you frustrated each night for a quiet place to drop anchor. Frequently there will be nobody else but you staying in the secluded bay you've chosen.
Townsville is only a 45 minute flight or a 4 hour drive south of Cairns.
19 Hibiscus Lane, Holloway's Beach
Mobile 0418 772 751 / Fax (07) 4037 0550
Hire either 6.2m or 4.6m tournament style polycraft centre console long boat. In full survey to 15nm offshore (eg Michelmas Cay, Green Island, etc) as well as local waterways (Cairns Inlet, Lake Tinaroo).
477 Greenbank Road, Cairns
Phone / Fax (07) 4058 1335
Dave's Boatyard has different boat for hire to suit just about everyone's taste. All the boats are very well maintained are the yard is conveniently located by the Barron River, where you can start your jorney straight away without any hassle.
HINCHINBROOK RENT A YACHT
Port Hinchinbrook Marina, Cardwell
Phone (07) 4066 8007 / Fax (07) 4066 8003
With a few yachts to choose, Hinchinbrook Rent a Yacht offers you the freedom to explore, to choose what you want to do. On board you will find a toilet and shower, a well equipped galley, fresh linen, towels, pillows and quilts. A dinghy and outboard is supplied.
MISSION BEACH BOAT HIRE
Mobile 0438 689 555
Mission Beach Boat Hire offer the rental of boats, dinghies, sailing catamarans and sea kayaks for the exploration of the local coast and Dunk Island.
Phone (07) 4069 7469/ Fax (07) 4069 7305
Enjoy fishing or relaxing in the Albatross Bay on one of these fully equiped houseboats. If you are looking for a fishing charter trip or a croc spotting tour Weipa Houseboats is perfect. The Houseboats sleep up to ten people and no boat licence is required.
WHITSUNDAY PRIVATE YACHT CHARTERS
Phone (07) 4946 6880 / Fax (07) 4946 4943
Whitsunday Private Yacht Charters offer luxury bareboat charters, sailing around the magical Whitsunday Islands. Bareboat, skipper yourself sailing charters or sailboat charters offer you the freedom and flexibility to create your own holiday itinerary depending on how you feel.