Summertime Private Charter


Departure Times

Departs: 8:30am - Please Enquire
Returns: 4:00pm - Please Enquire

Sea kayaks, spa and air-conditioning onboard, Summertime is the perfect choice for a fun adventure holiday with friends and family in the Whitsundays!

  • Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Snorkel the fringing Great Barrier Reef
  • On Deck spa
  • Complimentary Kayaks
  • Authentic sailing
  • Perfect private charter for smaller groups!

A private charter on Summertime will have you sailing around the glorious Whitsundays at your own pace, among your cherished friends and family. Summertime is designed to sleep up to 16 passengers with ample deck and lounge space to socialise, sunbake and relax, PLUS the popular freshwater spa on board! And of course, your private charter wouldn't be complete without a visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout, with plenty of snorkelling among the most stunning reefs in between.

hill inlet, whitehaven beach

Highlights & Features:

  • Space for up to 16 passengers
  • Sea kayaks on board
  • Freshwater hot tub/spa onboard
  • Fully air-conditioned vessel
  • Modern comforts onboard
  • Snorkel colourful fringing reefs
  • Private cabin accommodation 
  • Delicious meals included
  • Tea and coffee

Don't miss out on the ultimate private charter with plenty of fun and excitement on Summertime! 

sunrise, whitsundays

Sample Itinerary

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Whitehaven Beach

Tick off your bucket list item with your private chartered trip on Summertime, and see what all the fuss is about! With personalised itineraries, your crew will ensure you visit at the perfect time to get the best experience at this iconic location. Search for baby stingrays and sharks, take the ultimate photos on the "Instagram Driftwood," or simply relax on the soft silica sa...

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Whitehaven Beach

Tick off your bucket list item with your private chartered trip on Summertime, and see what all the fuss is about! With personalised itineraries, your crew will ensure you visit at the perfect time to get the best experience at this iconic location. Search for baby stingrays and sharks, take the ultimate photos on the "Instagram Driftwood," or simply relax on the soft silica sand after dipping in the warm azure sea!

Hill Inlet Lookout

Visit the 3rd most Instagrammed spot in Australia! Your crew will take you on a short bushwalk up to 3 lookouts over the beautiful swirling sands that make up the iconic Hill Inlet Lookout, where you'll be dazzled by its constantly changing landscape, as swirls of turquoise, emerald and white rise and fall with the tides. This stunning lookout is not one to be missed when visiting the Whitsundays!

Snorkel and Kayak

Immerse yourself in an underwater world of wonder as you and your group snorkel the fringing Great Barrier Reef around the Whitsunday Islands. Snorkellers will feel confident with our professionally trained crew who can help everyone enjoy the Great Barrier Reef, no matter your experience! Or, mix up your day by taking one of the kayaks for a spin, and see the reef from a whole different perspective! 

Authentic Sailing

Explore the glorious Whitsunday Islands without any limits as you experience the glory of authentic sailing. Get involved and learn the ropes from the crew, or sit back with a cool drink and let them do all the work while you relax and take in the beauty of the islands - The choice is yours, on your private charter! 

snorkelling, whitsundays


Summertime offers a range of accommodation styles to suit yourself or your group. You can choose from:

  1. Private double/ twin cabin 
  2. Share Accommodation (Double beds and single beds)

The cabins are well ventilated allowing them to remain cool during tropical nights and the vessel is fitted with a full air-conditioning system for total comfort in summer. Summertime was launched in 1947 and is 60 feet long.

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What To Bring

Please only bring a small overnight bag (large travel cases and cases with wheels not allowed). Ensure you pack:

  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Wat...

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What To Bring

Please only bring a small overnight bag (large travel cases and cases with wheels not allowed). Ensure you pack:

  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottles to refill
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunnies etc.)
  • Warm clothes/pullover for evenings (seasonal)
  • Cash/card for on board purchases.

You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town, or from Coral Sea Cellars at the southern end of Coral Sea Marina. No glass bottles permitted (with the exception of wine).

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town. Please click here for more information.

What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Crew
  • Drinking water
  • Meals
  • Linen
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Reusable eco-bag
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • All Marine Park fees

What's Extra

  • Soft drinks are available for purchase. 
  • An $18 surcharge may apply for some dietary requests and requirements.

Terms and Conditions

Covid Vaccination Status

As a tourism provider, our business operates under the Outdoor Entertainment Activities category of Queensland Government Health.
This means that from the 17th December 2021 you will be required to provide evidence that you are double vaccinated. Guests who are unable to receive both vaccines by the 17th December 2021 will unfortunately not be able to travel with us at this time.
It is your responsibility as the client to ensure you remain up to date on the latest Government Health Advice and any restrictions that may prevent you from attending your departure.

Important Information:

To enable us to meet our duty of care and establish an acceptable level of risk, EACH passenger must have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English. A passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If a passenger is unable to swim they will still be able to participate in the sailing trip, but will not but able to participate in water activities such as snorkelling. In order to meet our minimum safety standards, passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in the unlikely case of an emergency. 

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit the non-refundable deposit. All balance payments are due 2 months prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before this scheduled date will result in termination of the charter and forfeit of the non-refundable deposit. Once the balance payment has been made, no shows and client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the full ticket price.

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Sailing Whitsundays/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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