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Whitsundays Yacht Charters
Queensland, Australia
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Private Sailing Adventure in the Spectacular Whitsundays

Split the bill & Set Sail - This charter can accommodate up to eight guests, so grab your family or friends and head to paradise! Set sail on the azure waters of Queensland’s Whitsundays on your very own privately chartered catamaran for the adventure of a lifetime. Without the restrictions of an itinerary, you will be free to explore this breathtaking region at your leisure: visit some of the area’s 74 islands, go snorkeling, spot incredible marine and wildlife including whales, turtles, dolphins, tropical fish and more. Suitable even for sailing novices thanks to an included full maritime briefing, grab your family and friends and sail away on an incredible escape. Please note: contact customer support if you wish to purchase the 12-night package.

6 or 12 Nights From
Valued up to $10,585

holiday Options


Calendar
6 Nights
SAILING ESCAPE
Ruby Sunday - 6 Nights
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for eight people
  • Board at 5pm the night before and spend the first night at the marina
  • A complimentary welcome cheese and fruit platter with a bottle of sparkling wine
  • Exclusive and complimentary access to Ocean Club, the marina's rooftop area
Calendar
12 Nights
SAILING ESCAPE
Ruby Sunday - 12 Nights
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for eight people - Please contact customer support if you wish to purchase this package
  • Board at 5pm the night before and spend the first night at the marina
  • A complimentary welcome cheese and fruit platter with a bottle of sparkling wine
  • Exclusive and complimentary access to Ocean Club, the marina's rooftop area

Holiday on your very own private catamaran around one of Australia's most beautiful treasures - Queensland's dreamy Whitsundays and the famous Great Barrier Reef. This package offers brilliant value as up to eight guests can split the bill: that's only $675 per person for six days on your own private sailing catamaran.

As captain of your ship, you can enjoy the luxury and freedom of creating your own itinerary. The ocean is your oyster with 74 beautiful islands waiting to be discovered - not to mention the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, teeming with tropical fish, turtles, dolphins and even whales (during whale season), ready to swim alongside you.

Haven’t sailed before? That’s no problem – you will be provided with a full briefing before departure, giving you absolute confidence to skipper this charter holiday yourself. You will also have the option to be accompanied by a Master Skipper during your trip for an additional cost.

Please note: you will need to contact customer support if you wish to purchase the 12-night package.

What You’ll Love…

The Freedom – No itineraries and fully self-catered

After a warm welcome on board, why not retire to the Ocean Club with a bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit platter, before spending your first night on board your catamaran. Your briefing will commence at 9am on Saturday. After the briefing, you will set sail through the Great Barrier Reef, to tick one of the 'Seven Wonders of the World' off your bucket list.

Schedule your sailing adventure around the time of the year that suits you. November to February offers the best sailing conditions; April through June for the mildest conditions; or choose to witness the spectacular whale-watching season from June to August. The calm and protected waters of the Whitsundays create the ideal environment for Humpback and Pilot whales (and occasional Migaloo) to give birth to their young. As a result, magnificent whale sightings are extremely common. Winter in the Whitsundays is still wonderfully warm.

Want longer to explore? Set sail for 12, unforgettable days on board your dreamy catamaran.

Create your own menu during your experience. You can pre order all shopping on line with Whitsunday Provisioning, with all supplies delivered straight to your boat on day one. Or you can shop and pick up your provisions from the local supermarkets. While on your trip you can catch your own meals each day and cook up a feast in the onboard kitchen. Picture yourself, cool drink in hand, as you cast a line waiting to catch the night's feast!

The Catamaran – Welcome on board Ruby Sunday

Comfortable for up to eight guests, Ruby Sunday was totally refurbished and is now better than ever! Ruby is a Lagoon 380 Catamaran, one of the most popular sailing catamarans in the world, safe, easy to maneuver and fast.

The catamaran boasts four double cabins and two bathrooms. There’s inverter electricity on demand, a Nespresso machine, kitchenette, microwave, toaster, smart TV, Apple TV, indoor Bose sound bar, Pioneer Bluetooth touchscreen outdoor sound system, indoor and outdoor hand carved timber dining tables, eight comfort seats for deck or shore use, a stern mounted BBQ and a private dinghy.

Perfect for… A luxurious group holiday in the Whitsundays

Forget itineraries and restrictions and explore this beautiful part of the world at your leisure.

Valid for travel until  30 June 2020 (bookings must be made before 31 October 2019).

Please note: The 12 night package is not available online. Please contact customer support to purchase this option.

Blackout Dates Apply. Dates are identified in the Booking Calendar.

This package is for sailing experience only. Flights are not included and need to be purchased separately.

Please note: The catamaran is hired to you on a ‘bare boat’ basis, which means the charter does not include a skipper, a sail guide or any provisions or services such as airport or marina transfers, fuel, fees for mooring/berthing, Environment Management Charges or food onboard.

Please Note: An AU$30 Environment Management Charge applies per person, per trip over the age of four and is collected on behalf of the Australian Government. This can be prepaid on line before departure.

You will board at 5pm on a Friday, the night prior to your departure. You will undergo your 4-5 hour briefing at 9am the next day, before setting sail or motoring away. You will disembark the boat at 5pm on the last day, coming into the fuel wharf at 3pm for refuelling.

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

Buy Now Book Later: If you want to secure this offer and don't know when you want to travel please select 'Buy Now & Book Later'. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates - within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select 'My Escapes' under the 'My Account' tab and follow the prompts.

7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Bookings (except for Tour bookings and flights) may be cancelled with a full refund provided that cancellation occurs strictly within 7 days from the date of purchase and provided that the cancellation is made no less than 21 days prior to the check-in date.

Can I change my check-in date post-purchase:

Once you have purchased your package and received confirmation your dates cannot be changed without contacting the team at Portland Road - Sailing the Whitsundays directly. This decision is strictly at the discretion of Portland Roads - Sailing the Whitsundays and subject to availability and the terms specified in your welcome letter, so please ensure you have selected your intended travel dates.

Please note the following costs ARE NOT included in your package:

  • Fuel: Consider approximately AU$20 per day for good sailors OR AU$40 per day for amateur sailors
  • Marina Fees: Only applicable if docking at the marina overnight - approximately AU$125 per night
  • Mooring: All moorings in the marina park are covered by your EMC payment - Daydream Island and Palm Bay Long Island are private mooring and charge approximately AU$150 each
  • Master Skipper: Should you require a Master Siypper, the following charges apply - AU$3000 for a Master Skipper, 24/7 six days or Au$6000 for 12 days.

Packages are valid for eight guests. No additional guests can be accommodated.

Whilst the nominated skipper from your crew must be at least 25 years of age, there are no age restrictions for the balance of the crew. Cots cannot be used on the vessel.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Nights/days must be used consecutively.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website's terms and conditions.