Whitsunday Escape

Airlie Beach,

Indicative Rate * AU$400 to AU$2400

Whitsunday Escape invites you to experience the natural beauty of the Whitsunday Islands located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Whitsunday Escape has been specialising in Skipper Yourself 'Bareboat' Charters for over 30 years and their modern fleet of 32+ 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
Suite 16 Abell Point Marina North Village
Airlie Beach
Queensland, Australia 4802

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Shingley Drive
Suite 16 Abell Point Marina North Village
Airlie Beach,
Queensland
Australia

Our Hire

The Leopard 48 Sailing Catamaran can sleep up to eleven. She has three double cabins, three bathrooms, two single bunks amidship and one small bunk located in the forward cabin. The saloon table can also convert to another double.

She features an upstairs galley, generous refrigeration space, great ventilation and a shaded rear cockpit. She also features the innovative new design of the walk-through forward cockpit which adds a second outdoor shaded entertaining area.

Suitable for large groups, couples or families.

The 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.

Suitable for mixed groups, couples and families.

The Leopard 46 Sailing Catamaran can accommodate up to to eleven. She has four double cabins, four bathrooms, a small single bunk located in the forward cabin and the saloon table can convert to another double.

She offers ample headroom, generous refrigeration space, good ventilation and a spacious shaded cockpit.

Suitable for up to four couples, families or mixed groups.

The Leopard 44 Sailing Catamaran can sleep up to eleven. She has three double cabins, two single bunks amidship, a small single is located in the forward cabin and the saloon table converts to another double. She also has three generous sized bathrooms.

She features an upstairs galley, ample refrigeration, a large shaded cockpit and also has a walk-through forward shaded cockpit for a second outdoor entertainment area.

Suitable for up to three couples, families or mixed groups.

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 12.
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.

This Lagoon 421 Sailing Catamaran sleeps up to ten. There are four double cabins and the saloon will accommodate another double. All cabins feature their own bathroom and have great ventilation.

There are four bathrooms, ample head room, generous refrigeration space, and a roomy shaded cockpit.

A fantastic Sailing Catamaran built for sailing in the Whitsundays and is suitable for up to four couples, families and mixed groups.

The Leopard 42 Sailing Catamaran sleeps up to twelve. There are four double cabins and the saloon 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.

Suitable for up to four couples or families.

The Seawind 1250 sailing catamaran was purpose built for cruising to suit those that want the best. She sleeps up to nine with three double cabins, two bathrooms, the saloon will accommodate another double and a small single is located in one of the forward cabins.

The ample head room, generous refrigeration space, and roomy covered cockpit that opens onto the saloon makes for very comfortable cruising. Air-conditioning is available at the marina.

Suitable for up to three couples or families.

This sailing catamaran sleeps up to eight. There are four double cabins, 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.

The Leopard 40.1 Sailing Catamaran can sleep up to ten. She has four double cabins, two smaller bunks located in the forward cabins and the saloon table converts to another double and offer two spacious bathrooms.

She offers a large shaded cockpit, excellent ventilation and a walk-through door which give access from the saloon directly to the front deck.

Suitable for up to four couples or families.

The Nautitech Open 40 Sailing Catamaran can sleep up to ten people. She has four double cabins, two smaller single beds located in the forward cabins and 2 spacious bathrooms.

She offers plenty of refrigeration, ample headroom and has the unique open layout where the saloon and cockpit flow into one large shared living space.

Suitable for up to four couples, mixed groups or families.

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. She will also perform equally well under power.

Suitable for four couples, families and mixed groups.

This Seawind 1160 Sailing Catamaran sleeps up to ten. There are four double cabins and the saloon 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.

The Seawind 1160 LITE Sailing Catamaran can sleep up to eight people. She has three double cabins, two spacious bathrooms and the saloon table converts to another double.

She offers a sleek interior with a large saloon that flows into the shaded cockpit.

Suitable for three couples, mixed groups or families.

This Seawind 1160 Sailing Catamaran sleeps up to eight. There are three double cabins and the saloon 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.

The Tasman 35 sailing catamaran is comfortable and economical, sleeping up to eight guests. Three double cabins and two bathrooms, the saloon 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. She has twin steering and all lines led to the cockpit which makes for easy sailing.

Suitable for mixed groups, families or one to two couples.

The Grainger 40 Sailing Catamaran sleeps up to six people. She has two spacious double cabins, a slightly smaller 3/4 double cabin and two bathrooms.

She offers a large saloon, good ventilation and a shaded cockpit.

Suitable for up to three couples, families or mixed groups.

The Seawind 1000XL 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.

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

The Jeanneau DS50 deck cockpit 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 Jeanneau 49i is a large spacious boat suitable for up to eight. She features four bathrooms and four double cabins, with generous refrigeration space, a large shaded cockpit and plenty of hatches for good ventilation.

All lines lead to the cockpit for ease of sailing.

Suitable for four couples, families or mixed groups.

This comfortable 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 saloon 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 saloon will accommodate another single. There are two good sized 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.

The Beneteau 41.1 Sailing Yacht accommodates up to six people. She features two double cabins, two bathrooms and the saloon table converts to another double.

She has good refrigeration space, a large shaded cockpit and plenty of hatches for ventilation.

Suitable for two couples, small groups or families

This performance Sailing Yacht sleeps up to seven. There are three double cabins, and the saloon 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 performance sailing yacht sleeps up to seven. There are three double cabins, and the saloon 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.

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

She has plenty of hatches for ventilation. 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.

Suitable for honeymooners, two couples or small families.

The Leopard 47 Power Catamaran sleeps up to eleven. She has four double cabins, four bathrooms and the saloon will accommodate another double and the forward port cabin has a small single bed.

She has ample head room, generous refrigeration space and an upstairs galley. She also has a large shaded flybridge that has its own drinks fridge.

A comfortable, powerful and stable boat for exploring the Whitsundays. Suitable for two to four couples, two families and mixed groups.

This Seawind Venturer Power Catamaran sleeps up to eight. There are three private double cabins, and the saloon 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.

The Leopard 37 Power Catamaran can sleep up to six. She has two double cabins, two bathrooms and the saloon table can convert to another double.

With a shaded cockpit, a large shaded flybridge and ample refrigeration, she is well equipped for a comfortable charter around the Whitsundays.

Suitable for two couples, small families or honeymooners.

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 saloon. 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 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 Power Cruiser sleeps up to six. The forward cabin offers a large queen. A three-quarter cabin and a bathroom are midships and the saloon will convert to another 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 or small families.

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Curtain Fig Tree

Yungaburra, Tablelands Area
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The Curtain Fig National Park contains the renowned Curtain Fig Tree, an enormous strangler fig tree. Located a short drive out of Yungaburra, a small town in the Atherton Tableland, the giant tree has several aerial roots hanging down from its branches that look like curtains.

Clump Mountain National Park

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
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This park, on the scenic coast just north of Mission Beach, contains some of the few remaining patches of undisturbed tropical lowland rainforest in North Queensland. These rainforest remnants are important habitat for the endangered southern cassowary.

Malanda Falls Conservation Park

Malanda, Tablelands Area
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Surrounded by dense rainforest, the North Johnstone River tumbles over basalt rock that was formed by an ancient lava flow at Malanda Falls. The much-photographed picturesque falls flow into an artificial swimming pool in this popular park near Malanda.

Millstream Falls National Park

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Plunging over the edge of a columnar basalt lava flow, Big Millstream Falls is reputedly the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. Lying in the rain shadow of the eastern dividing ranges, the dry open woodland here is in stark contrast with the rainforest which is only kilometres away.

Mount Hypipamee National Park

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Eubenangee Swamp National Park

Babinda, Cairns Area
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One of the most important wetlands between Ingham and Cairns, Eubenangee Swamp is a birdwatchers' paradise, with over 190 species of birds recorded. Situated in the lowlands east of the Bellenden Ker Range (the wettest part of Australia), much of this park is flooded during the wet season.

Curtain Fig National Park

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Mamu Tropical Skywalk

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The Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway is a spectacular walk through the canopy of World Heritage rainforest. It is an iconic tourist attraction in the heart of the Wet Tropics. With a 350 metre long elevated walkway through the canopy, a cantilever, a 37 metre observation tower and more than 1200 metres of walking tracks, this attraction is a must do for anyone visiting the region.

Frankland Group National Park

Deeral, Cairns Area
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