Go bare boating
Bareboating is when you charter a boat yourself - you navigate, live upon and run the boat for the duration of your vacation. There is no skipper or crew, just you, your family or friends, sailing upon the seas.
The Whitsundays are a top bare boating location due to the fact that it has calm, sheltered bays, breathtaking scenery and amazing coral reefs. Bare boating is a great option for those who want to sail or skipper their own boat and plan their own trip. Perks of bareboating include freedom, duration of your trip, as well as independence, among the thrill of skippering your own boat.
Bareboating offers guests the chance to do what they want, when they want. While there are limitations as to where you can go (these limitations are dependent on your agreement as well as permits), bareboating does offer much more freedom than a regular charter boat. You can snorkel, swim, sail or relax as much or as little as you want, choosing what you want to do during your days and nights. You get to plan your own itinerary alongside your family and friends, as well as eat when you please and cook what you want!
Another huge perk to bare boating is that you can choose the length of your trip. Many bare boats have a minimum number of night you are allowed to rent a boat, often starting at 5 nights, allowing you to sail for as long as you want. This is a great alternative to charter boats, which often sail for no longer than 3 nights. Bareboating gives you the chance to spend an extended amount of time in the Whitsundays, sailing or cruising as much as you want.
You’ll have all the independence you’d want during your bare boating excursion. Bare boating allows you to cook your own meals and build your own trip as you please. You’ll provision your own trip, taking along any food or drinks you’ll need, mapping our your days as you would like. This freedom allows bare boaters to spend their days exactly as they would like, sleeping as late as they want, or rising as early as they’d like!
There are a variety of bare boats on offer in the Whitsundays. You can skipper a catamaran, yacht or powerboat, with several different types of accommodation and number of bathrooms. There is something for every group, depending on the number of people and budget.
Bare boating or self-skippering your Whitsundays trip allows you the freedom to do as you please while enjoying the beauty of the Whitsundays and all it has on offer. For more information, ask us about bareboating and what is the best option for you.