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Top 10 things to consider before bareboating. 8:24am, Wed 20 Apr 2016

1 Do I need a licence? No, your experience is more important!

2 Choosing travel dates, remember Whitsundays enjoys a tropical climate year round, winters are stunning and quieter than peak holiday seasons.

3 What type of vessel will I need?  We have a range of sizes and hull designs from Monohull, Power Boats- Monohull or Catamaran and Sailing Catamarans.

4 Choosing my crew. Once you book a bareboat holiday you'll have more friends than realised! Only a few vessels can sleep 8-12 passengers, our tip - check the preferred crew number, not the vessels maximum survey rating. Spend a night in their company to know if you can live with them in close quarters.

5 How many cabins and bathrooms do I need?
Now you've decided on your crew think about the space you need, remember it's handy to have a spare cabin for supplies, storage and snorers!

6 Where will you start your charter? Our base is at Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach but we can also bring a boat to Hamilton Island (additional fees apply). Flights are available to Whitsundays Coast and Hamilton Island airport.

7 How many nights? We recommend 7 -10 nights to see all the highlights, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, snorkel spots, cultural sites, and explore deserted islands.

8 Where will you go? Whitsundays provides a vast array of activities, from snorkelling, diving, bushwalking, resort hopping or just relaxing. We can help you plan your stay!

9 What about the food? Provisioning a boat takes careful planning, there's not many places you can shop once you leave base, we have 7 day menus to ensuring your food stays fresh!

10 Can I hire Fishing gear, kayaks or paddle boards?
Yes!
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