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Best Sunset Charters In The Whitsundays

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Gabby Boucher
Updated Tue 11 Jul 2023

There is no better way to celebrate any special occasion than with a private sunset charter on the ocean. After an amazing day in the Whitsundays, kick off the night with a relaxing sunset cruise around the Coral Sea. Enjoy some drinks, some snacks, and a gorgeous view surrounded by your favourite family members, friends, or colleagues. 

If you're looking for the best sunset charters in the Whitsundays, look no further! We've compiled a list of the top private charters from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island. These charters specialize in sunset cruises where you can eat, drink, relax, celebrate, and just soak in the views. 

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Best Sunset Charters In The Whitsundays

Whether you have a few friends or a large group, there are some amazing private charters in the Whitsundays where you can organize a sunset sail. From big corporate events to intimate family gatherings, there is a huge variety of boats and experiences waiting to whisk you out to sea at sunset. Standard sunset tours are great as well, but a private charter gives you the added bonus of picking just your own guests to join your onboard. Here are some of the best sunset charters in the Whitsundays!


Whitsunday Blue Sunset Charter

  • Departs: Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach
  • Fits up to 8 people

The 40-foot sailing catamaran, Whitsunday Blue, is a gorgeous boat in the Whitsundays that offers multi-day tours as well as private charters. The 2.5-hour sunset cruise charter option includes a tasty charcuterie board and is BYO alcohol. So you can book for a small group, choose your own drinks, and enjoy a stunning evening of cruising around the Coral Sea as the sun dips below the horizon. 

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Providence V

  • Departs: Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach
  • Fits up to 24 people

This majestic tallship offers a wide range of private charter options for travellers. The sunset sail on Providence V is 2 hours long and includes a free glass of champagne plus some light nibbles. Enjoy a magical evening of authentic sailing out on the Coral Sea with your loved ones! You can also choose to book a half-day sail or full-day sail with this private charter, which is great if you want to try some snorkelling or day activities in the Whitsundays. 

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On The Edge

  • Departs: Hamilton Island
  • Fits up to 58 people

This fabulous sailing catamaran is one of the best charters to book from Hamilton Island. On The Edge offers a full-day exploration of the Whitsundays, but it also offers a lovely twilight sail. Book a 1.5-hour sail around Hamilton Island where you and your party can enjoy selected snacks and a complimentary beer, wine, sparkling, or soft drink. 

On The Edge

Ocean Explorer Evening Cruise

  • Departs: Hamilton Island
  • Fits up to 80 or 120 people

If you're looking for a sunset charter that suits large groups and events, Ocean Explorer from Hamilton Island is perfect. Choose between a 1.5-hour sunset cruise that includes drinks and nibbles, and fits up to 120 people, or a more substantial 2-hour dinner cruise. The latter fits up to 80 people and includes a full buffet BBQ dinner. Both options are ideal for large corporate functions or big group celebrations!

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Salty Sunset Private Charter

  • Departs: Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach
  • Fits up to 10 people

Cruise around Pioneer Bay as the sun goes down with the Salty Sunset Private Charter. Suiting small groups of up to 10 people, you can enjoy an intimate gathering onboard this cozy little vessel. The charter includes a complimentary glass of bubbles and a cheese platter, but you can also BYO drinks and add on food upgrades if you want to include some delicious seafood in your evening. 


Luxury Yacht Charters In The Whitsundays

Another option for your private celebration in the Whitsundays is a luxury yacht charter. Whether you want to just sail for a few hours at sunset or you want to combine a sunset cruise with a day of exploring, luxury yacht charters allow you to plan your own itinerary and enjoy a day of five-star service and refinement. Chat with our travel experts to organize your perfect private charter in the Whitsundays - we are more than happy to work with you to curate the ideal celebration!

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