Superyachts in the Whitsundays
Updated Mon 02 Oct 2023
Picture 74 tropical islands surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches and azure waters right on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef... this is known as the Whitsundays. An escape to the Whitsundays offers a world-class experience like no other. While many international destinations have become overcrowded and over-developed, the Whitsundays remain largely untouched and evoke a true sense of paradise in luxury holiday-makers as they cruise through the jewel-coloured Coral Sea.
With over 21 pristine anchorages suitable for vessels over 35 metres, the Whitsunday Islands are fast becoming a must-visit destination for superyachts worldwide. The abundance of luxury resorts and facilities catering to high-end travellers makes the Whitsunday Islands an aquatic paradise for superyachts.
Superyacht Berthing in the Whitsundays
Coral Sea Marina
The state-of-the-art Coral Sea Marina Resort in Airlie Beach is an award-winning superyacht haven. The deluxe marina features 5-star facilities such as chic cafes, classy restaurants, parking and marine services plus over 500 berths for 12-70 metre long vessels. Owner Paul Darrouzet has invested millions in the facelift of the marina to create the perfect home port for luxury holiday-makers from across the globe. Winning 'Australian Marina of the Year' four years in a row (2017 to 2020) and 'World's Best Superyacht Marina' in 2022, it's no wonder that more and more people are choosing to berth their superyachts in the renowned marina.
Coral Sea goes the extra nautical mile for all superyacht guests, with a dedicated Superyacht Concierge service that provides the kind of world-class experience only an accredited Platinum Gold Anchor marina can offer. Darraouzet explained that his dream was to create the "Monaco of the South Pacific” when he purchased the run-down marina in 2013. He has successfully fulfilled his vision!
Hamilton Island Superyacht Berthing
Hamilton Island Marina is another popular superyacht destination with modern facilities and a full list of exclusive services for the high-end market. There are 301 marina berths available for vessels up to 60m and Hamilton Island is even serviced by a domestic airport just minutes from the marina.
Hamilton Island itself is a world-class destination featuring many resorts, including the luxury 6-star Qualia Resort, while maintaining a charming island village feel. Complimentary shuttle buses transport guests around the island or you can choose to hire your own golf buggy to explore on your own. The One Tree Hill Lookout offers spectacular views of the Whitsundays and the Coral Sea. Any trip to the Whitsunday Islands would be incomplete without a visit to the iconic Whitehaven Beach, only a 25-minute cruise from the marina. This stunning beach with its pure white silica sand and swirling turquoise water is a must-see destination that is ranked as one of the best beaches in the world.
Superyachts Available For Hire In The Whitsundays
There are so many incredible superyachts for hire in the Whitsundays. Whether you want to charter a yacht for a day or a week, there are plenty of options to choose from. Check out our full list of superyacht day and overnight charters, or read about some of our favorites below!
Also check out our complete guide to superyacht availability for 2023 if you're looking for more up-to-date info about individual vessels!
Nisi Superyacht Day Charter
World-renowned superyacht, Nisi is 25 metres in length with generously sized lounging areas and decks where you can kick back and relax while you cruise through the Whitsundays in style. Nisi offers four, six, and eight-hour charters year-round. With action-packed activities including paddle boarding, kayaking, sea scooters, inflatable water toys, and more, a day on Nisi will be a day worth remembering!
Texas T Superyacht Charter
Operating in the Whitsundays year-round, Texas T offers both day and overnight charters. With a 5-star crew, plenty of fun water sports, gorgeous interiors, and delicious catering, you have everything you need for a day of luxury in the Whitsundays. This 92-foot superyacht will have you feeling like a king or a queen at sea!
MV Alfie Luxury Charter
Another superyacht teeming with luxury and style is MV Alfie. The 68-foot sunseeker yacht offers both private day charters and overnight private charters. Sleeping six guests in spacious cabins, MV Alfie makes for a lavish home away from home. Onboard, guests can enjoy large entertainment decks and lounges, a state-of-the-art sound system, and five-star amenities all while being spoiled by the exceptional crew's service.
OneWorld Superyacht Charter
One of Australia's most exclusive superyachts, OneWorld has recently set up camp in the glorious Whitsunday Islands. With 24-hour, 3-night, or 7-night charter options, you can spend ample time exploring the wonders of the Whitsundays onboard this magnificent vessel. With 103 feet of pure luxury, OneWorld is fully equipped for the adventurous and relaxing holiday of your dreams.
Alani Luxurious Charter
Alani is an immaculate 82-foot yacht offering private overnight charters and private day charters in the Whitsundays all year long. The luxury yacht accommodates up to 35 guests, has a professional crew, a waterslide, provides delicious feasts, and more! Alani is such a world-class vessel that it was hired by Hollywood star, George Clooney's team to transport the actor from island to island while he was filming 'Ticket to Paradise' in the Whitsundays in 2022.
MiLady Sleek and Stylish Charter
Year-round, MiLady operates as a charter yacht offering day sails, private event sails, and overnight sails. The 54-foot yacht is ideal for small groups looking for an intimate experience. Whether it's a day of sailing through the islands, an island-hopping overnight adventure, or a private function filled with champagne, MiLady caters to all! Onboard, the charter comes with a range of activities including snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding, and more!
La Mar Luxury Yacht Charter
For an unforgettable experience through the Whitsundays, La Mar is your go-to! Like most of the luxury yachts, day charters and overnight charters are available year-round. La Mar is an exquisite 24-metre Lazzara Sports Yacht offering custom-made itineraries and high-end service. Sleeping 6 guests overnight and 12 for day charters, La Mar is perfect for intimate gatherings for friends and family. With lavish features including a deluxe interior, extensive outdoor spaces, water toys, and more, you'll want to book a trip on La Mar every year!
Aura Superyacht Private Charter
Offering overnight charters from Airlie Beach, Aura is a smooth and modern superyacht that operates during spring and summer. Up to 10 guests can enjoy Aura's features which include spacious dining areas, a jacuzzi, sleek interior, gourmet catering and drink packages, shady and undercover seating areas, and more. The impressive 90-foot yacht is the perfect way to speedily cruise between the stunning Whitsunday Islands.
Slip into serenity onboard this beautiful superyacht! Aurora offers 1-7 night charters where you can uncover the magic of the Whitsundays in style. With an outdoor cinema area, stunning cabins, exquisite styling, a 5-star crew, and high-quality water toys, Aurora is ready to whisk you away on a holiday you'll never forget.
Affordable Luxury Boat Options
While most of us can only dream of owning or travelling on a superyacht around the Whitsundays, there are a number of more affordable luxury boat options. Sail in style and comfort through the turquoise waters of the Whitsundays on your own private catamaran or sailboat charter. Relax under the sails or snorkel in some of the best reefs in the world.
Vessels such as Powerplay, On Ice, Entice, and Blizzard offer luxury Whitsunday experiences with all meals freshly catered onboard and access to water toys such as sea scooters, clear canoes, and stand-up paddle boards. Sail through the waves with the freedom of your own personalised itinerary.
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