Is this the first time you'll be skipper of your own boat?
Getting some sailing experience pre charter is vital if you’re going to charter your own sailing yacht or catamaran, we don’t require licences to hire but we do require you to take control of the vessel and for your own safety have a good understanding of how everything works.
There is a number of sailing schools across Australia offering a range of courses from, Introduction to sailing, competent crew and day skipper. Find your local school with Yachting Australia
Or another great way to get experience is to join your local sailing club or join the twilight sailing at a local yacht club.
Don’t have time to get experience? We have a few solutions!
You can take a motor cruiser with no sails to concern yourself with!! A motor cruiser provides the exact same experience without having to rely on the wind to get you where you want to go. We have 6 motor catamarans in our fleet you can see them all here Motor Cruiser
Our other suggestion is to take a skipper with you. We have a number of highly experienced, fun skippers that have chartered these waters for a number of years. They know the best spots and the quickest way to get there.. You won’t waste a moment of your valuable time trying to decide which will be the best anchorage for bush walks or snorkeling his local knowledge is priceless.
Our final suggestion is to take a Sail Guide. (qualified skipper) he or she will give you some extra tuition and a bit more insight into the wonders of the great Whitsunday region.
You can check your experience online here: Experience Calculator or speak to one of our reservations staff to discuss your experience levels Tel 1800 075 101.