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Barefoot? Bareback? Bareboat! 1:22pm, Tue 19 Feb 2019

Some people coin the term of navigating a sailing yacht, catamaran or power boat around the Whitsundays as a bareback charter, or barefoot charter, but in essence, the correct term is a bareboat charter.

You might certainly have the sun beaming down on your bare back as you sail from island to island or be bare foot standing at the helm or walking on the deck, but a bareboat charter is essentially when you hire a boat without any crew or provisions.

Choosing your crew


The hardest part about organising a bareboat holiday (more so if it's a gro... Read More
I love the Whitsundays - kids laying on sand

Chartering a bareboat with kids 1:05pm, Mon 04 Feb 2019

Taking your kids on board a luxury bareboat or crewed charter can certainly be a rewarding and memorable experience. They learn new skills, discover another beautiful part of the country, jump off the back of the boat into azure waters, climb hills to spectacular views and discover marine life like they've never seen before.

A memorable experience could turn out to be one all for the wrong reasons if the children aren't prepared for what life is like living on a boat and what to expect. With a little forward thinking and preparation before your charter, you can help ensure it's an enj... Read More
Cedar Creek Falls, Conway National Park

Ultimate guide to bareboating in the wet season 11:21am, Tue 29 Jan 2019

Typically, between the months of December and March, the Whitsundays welcomes the wet season, giving everything a healthy boost after the dry season. The grass is greener, rainforests are lush and waterfalls are flowing. Don't let a little rain deter you from bareboating in the early months of the year, you'll find the best charter rates and there's still plenty to do and warm enough to still get around in your shorts and thongs. Plus, it doesn't rain EVERY day and the rain is usually sort lived. Here's the ultimate guide to bareboating during the wet season:

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