Whitsunday Escape

Airlie Beach,

Indicative Rate * AU$500 to AU$2100

Whitsunday Escape specialises in Skipper Yourself 'bareboat' charters. Their modern fleet of 30 vessels includes Power Cruisers, Power Catamarans, Sailing Catamarans and Sailing Yachts. The fleet is conveniently located at Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach and is the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands.

All vessels come fully equipped for extended cruising in the tropics, they include linen, a fully equipped galley, gas barbecue, refrigeration, compact disc player/AM/FM stereo/iPod connection, cockpit shade and cabin fans, electric anchor winch and a rigid inflatable dinghy.

A five night minimum applies to most charters. Departures and arrivals from Hamilton Island or any other Island resort can be catered for.

No formal boating qualifications are required to charter with Whitsunday Escape. However, to ensure a safe, happy holiday you should have some basic sailing and/or boating experience (navigation and anchoring), or they can provide a sail guide.

View their extensive website for more information.

Depot Locations


Whitsunday Escape Head Office
Address:
Shingley Drive
Airlie Beach
Queensland, Australia 4802

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Hire

The Leopard 42 Sailing Catamaran sleeps up to twelve. There are four double cabins, and the salon will accommodate another double. Two child berths are available in the forward cabins. There are four bathrooms, ample head room, and generous refrigeration.

Great ventilation with plenty of hatches. She will also perform equally well as a power catamaran. The Leopard 42 is ideal for cruising Queensland tropical waters and was purpose built for charter.

Power Cruiser Integrity 35

This luxury power cruiser sleeps up to six. The forward cabin offers a large queen. A htree-quarter cabin and a bathroom are midships and the salon will convert to a double.

She has good headroom and a great galley with very generous fridge/freezer space.

The Integrity 35 is a very comfortable bareboat to explore the Whitsunday Islands in style for honeymoon couples.

This Power Catamaran sleeps up to eight. There are two private double cabins, and a third open double bed below on the port side with room for another double in the salon. There is ample head room and generous refrigeration space.

Plenty of hatches for ventilation. The spacious flybridge and cockpit have good shade and plenty of seating for entertaining. Good tunnel clearance makes for comfortable offshore cruising. Great for up to three couples or families.

This Seawind Power Catamaran sleeps up to eight. There are three private double cabins, and the salon converts to another double. There is ample head room, generous refrigeration space, and an extra large bathroom.

Features plenty of hatches with forced ventilation and a polished timber interior. High tunnel clearance means comfortable off-shore cruising. Great for two to three couples, or families.

This luxury performance sailing yacht sleeps up to seven. There are three double cabins, and the salon will accommodate another single. There are two bathrooms, and generous refrigeration.

She has plenty of hatches for ventilation. Twin wheel steering with all lines are led to the cockpit for easy handling. Great for one to three couples and families.

This luxury Lagoon 421 Sailing Catamaran sleeps up to ten. There are four double cabins, and the salon will accommodate another double. All cabins feature great ventilation and their own bathroom. There are four bathrooms, ample head room, generous refrigeration space, and a roomy cockpit.

A fantastic luxury Sailing Catamaran built for sailing in the Whitsundays.

The luxury Jeanneau DS50 sleeps up to 10, in four double cabins. The salon will accommodate another double. There are three bathrooms and a great galley with generous refrigeration space.

The Jeanneau DS50 deck salon has twin wheel performance and offers great accommodation. She comes with every option available including a bow thruster and an on-board generator for air-conditioning. Cruise the Whitsunday Islands in style and comfort in the most luxurious charter boat of its size.

The latest model luxury Catalina 35 mkII accommodates up to five. The aft cabin has a large queen bed, the forward cabin is generous, and the salon will accommodate a single. There is one large bathroom.

She has plenty of hatches for ventilation in Queensland waters. Excellent freezer and refrigeration space and all the extras make for a comfortable bareboat holiday. Easy sailing as all the lines are led to the cockpit.

Luxury Sailing Catamaran - Salina 48

The luxury Salina 48 Sailing Catamaran is the largest boat in the fleet and performs very well under sail. With four double cabins, four bathrooms and four small single bunks (two attached to the front cabins and two amidships) she can sleep up to 12. The upstairs galley, the generous refrigeration space and the large covered cockpit makes for very comfortable offshore sailing.

The Leopard 43 sailing catamaran was purpose built for cruising tropical waters and is very popular with overseas charter fleets. It can sleep up to twelve. Four double cabins with their own large bathrooms, the saloon will accommodate another double and two additional small adult berths are available in the forward cabins. The ample head room, the generous refrigeration space, the upstairs galley and large fully covered cockpit makes for very comfortable cruising.

The Tasman 35 sailing catamaran is comfortable and economical, sleeping up to eight guests. Three double cabins and two bathrooms, the salon table drops down to make another a double. The forward cabins are double beds, the aft cabin a slightly smaller three-quarter double. A small child bunk is also available in one of the forward cabins. Ample headroom, generous refrigeration space and plenty of hatches.

The luxury Seawind 1250 sailing catamaran was purpose built for cruising to suit those that want the best. The Seawind 1250 sleeps up to nine. Three double cabins, two bathrooms, the saloon will accommodate another double and a single. One forward cabin also has a small child bunk. The ample head room, generous refrigeration space, and roomy covered cockpit that opens onto the salon, make for very comfortable cruising. Air-conditioning is available at the marina.

The Leopard 40 can sleep up to ten. Four double cabins, two bathrooms and two additional small berths are available in the forward cabins. All cabins feature plenty of hatches and ample head room. The generous refrigeration space, the upstairs galley and the roomy shaded cockpit make for very comfortable cruising. Suitable for four couples, families and mixed groups. She will also perform equally well under power.

This luxury Sailing Catamaran sleeps up to eight. There are four cabins, and the saloon will accommodate another double. There is a spacious bathroom and shower, and generous refrigeration.

The main cockpit offers spacious and comfortable outdoor living with plenty of hatches for ventilation. Her powerful rig offers good tunnel clearance. Two out-boards are fitted for ease in manoeuvring. Great for two to three couples, singles and large families.

This Power Cruiser sleeps up to eight. There are two double cabins. The foward cabin has four singles, salon will convert to a double, and there are two bathrooms.

Great ventilation. Great for one or two couples and small families.

This Power Catamaran sleeps up to eight in four cabins. The salon will convert to another double. The forward cabins offer full double beds, and the aft cabins are open singles. There is ample head room and generous refrigeration space.

She has and plenty of hatches for ventilation. Good tunnel clearance for comfortable off shore cruising. Great for two couples or families.

This performance Sailing Yacht sleeps up to seven. There are three double cabins, and the salon will accommodate another single. There are good size double beds, and two bathrooms.

Wheel steering and all lines are led to the cockpit fer easy handling. Great for one to three couples and families.

This luxury Sailing Catamaran sleeps up to ten. There are four double cabins, and the salon table drops down to make another double. There is ample headroom, generous refrigeration space, and two bathrooms.

This vessel has great ventilation for sailing in the tropics. The self-tacking headsail makes for easy sailing. Great for one to three couples, families and mixed groups.

This sailing catamaran sleeps up to nine. There are four double cabins, and the salon will accommodate another single. There are two large bathrooms, ample headroom, and good refrigeration space.

She will perform equally well under power alone. Great for two to four couples, large families and mixed groups.

This comfortable luxury sailing yacht, purpose built for charter sleeps up to 10. There are three private double cabins. A separate side cabin with two bunks, and the salon table drops down to make another double. There are two bathrooms, and generous refrigeration space.

She has a roomy cockpit with twin steering. Great for two to four couples, families and singles.

This performance Sailing Yacht sleeps up to seven. There are three double cabins, and the salon will accommodate another single. There are two bathrooms.

She has plenty of hatches for ventilation. Twin wheel steering and all lines are led to the cockpit for easy handling. Great for one to three couples and families.

This luxury Sailing Catamaran sleeps up to eight. There are three double cabins, and the salon table drops down to make another double. There is ample headroom, generous refrigeration space, and two bathrooms.

This vessel has great ventilation for sailing in the tropics. The self-tacking headsail makes for easy sailing. Great for one to three couples, families and mixed groups.

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