Bareboat Charter Whitsundays

Create Your Own Whitsundays Itinerary with Wings

Bareboat Chartering with a Skipper

Want to take on the Whitsundays on your own terms? Ready to sail the Whitsundays, with your own itinerary? Be the captain of your own ship on your Whitsundays adventure with a bareboat yacht charter experience with Wings. Create your own itinerary, choose your destinations, and take your time marvelling at the beautiful surroundings with a private bareboat charter Whitsundays adventure. If you’re looking to create your personalised charter holiday, nothing quite compares to the privacy, freedom, and intimate nature of adventuring the Whitsundays with a bareboat.

A bareboat yacht charter refers to hiring a yacht or sailboat, without the limitations of a set itinerary or tour. At Wings, we specialise in private skipper bareboat charter Whitsunday adventures. You’ll be provided with an experienced and local skipper, to provide sailing advice and guidance on as much or as little as you’d like while sailing the Whitsundays.

private skippered bareboat charters whitsundays

Bareboat Charter Whitsundays

Sailing the dreamy Whitsundays is something that should be on every traveller's bucket list. From the crystal-clear coves to the archipelago of uninhabited bushland, the Whitsundays region is a sanctuary of native beauty begging to be explored by bareboat charters and private yachts.

Being out on the water between the 74 Whitsunday Islands is by far one of the most incredible experiences you'll have in your lifetime. A sea of emerald jewels scattered throughout the warm, turquoise waters, the islands are mostly uninhabited and completely unspoiled. Despite being visited by thousands of tourists every year, more often than not, you'll find you're the only ones out on the water with a bareboat or yacht charter in the Whitsundays.

When you partner with Wings to explore the Whitsundays, you're able to choose your own adventure and explore the region; however you desire. Get up and close with the marine life in the Great Barrier Reef, swim the crystal-clear waters of blue pearl bay or soak up the sands of the famed Whitehaven Beach.

Experience the Whitsundays At Your Own Pace

Hiring a private bareboat charter Whitsundays yacht is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, enjoy the serenity of the Whitsundays with a large group of people, or experience the freedom of sailing the Whitsundays with your closest family and friends.

A private skipper will allow you to have a guide and a helping hand on your sailing adventure, as much or as little as you need. Rather than trying to manage the boat while simultaneously relaxing on holiday, a private skipper provides the perfect opportunity to choose your itinerary and sit back, relax and marvel the beautiful Whitsundays on board.

Choose from our wide range of sailing yacht and private charter Whitsunday vessels to suit your sailing trip around the beautiful region. We offer large catamarans that sleep 2-15 guests, or we've got small skippered charters for intimate holidays. We've got charter Whitsunday offerings for half-day trips, full-day excursions, 2-day 1-night charters, 2 day 2 night and all the way up to 6 day 6 night and extended week charters. From birthday celebrations to corporate team buildings and wedding gatherings, we can offer a wide range of services to provide a once in a lifetime experience in the Whitsundays.

Booking with Wings


Wings is an award-winning charter Whitsundays operator in Airlie Beach.

Providing exceptional holiday experiences for the thousands of tourists that flock to the Whitsundays every year, Wings are pleased to offer a wide range of fleets available for bareboat yacht charters. Have your own private vessel around the world-renowned Whitsunday Islands with the help of our experienced and local skippers. We'll offer support for as little or as much as you need – we're here to help create your dream holiday in the Whitsunday Islands.

We can adapt your dream yacht charter to suit the various needs of you and your group of travellers. Our private skipper will be there to guide you on the vessel and provide help when necessary. When you're ready to sit back and relax, our skipper will happily take over the boat and take you and your vessel wherever you'd like to go in the Whitsunday Islands. Check out our full range of bareboat charter Whitsunday options or get in touch with one of our friendly skipper specialists today to discuss your sailing holiday with Wings.


private skippered bareboat charters whitsundays


Wings Bareboat FAQ


Is it better to have a skipper on board?

You bet! Bareboat experiences are fantastic, as long as you’re ready to be fully in control of the vessel at all times and have experience boating in different climates. Where other tour operators provide bareboat bookings, we at Wings believe that your holiday in the Whitsundays should be stress-free – that’s why we offer our bareboat bookings with our private skippers. You can still have all of the freedom of choosing your own itinerary, pace, and locations across the Whitsundays, but with the benefit of having a local skipper who knows the region better than anyone else to take care of getting you around. Book your dream sailing holiday with Wings today. We provide a unique Whitsundays experience that allows you to book your ideal holiday in the most beautiful region in the world, without the limitations of a set itinerary or a tour operator. You choose the itinerary, stop offs, pace, and timeframe. Better yet, your private skipper on board will mean that whether you have a boat license or not, you can have as much or little control as you wish as you sail along the Whitsunday islands, Great Barrier Reef, and Airlie Beach.

 

Where will the charter start?

As we are based in Airlie Beach, all of our private yacht charters and bareboat bookings will begin their journey from there. As such, we recommend that you stay at island resorts near or within Airlie to ensure that you’re nearby on the day that your sailing adventure is due to begin. All sailing yachts and vessels will have the opportunity to visit as many of the sites and islands of the Whitsundays as you’d like.

 

Do I need a boat licence?

No – unlike other tour operators in the area, our bareboat sailing charters are backed by a private skipper. All you need to worry about is where you want to go, and at what pace. Your private skipper will provide as much or as little guidance as you would like. Our comprehensive boat charters have everything you need on board – including a local sail guide if you wish!

 

When is the best time to go sailing in the Whitsundays?

Sailing yachts can be seen across the Whitsundays at all times of the year. However, September and October are the peak months in the region. The skies are blue, the wind is light, and there is plenty of sunshine which is ideal for sailing across the Whitsundays.

 

Where are the best places to visit while sailing the Whitsundays?

The Whitsunday region is the bursting with places to explore. From the famous Whitehaven Beach, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island, the Coral Sea, and the many pristine beaches along the way. Set sail with Wings and find secluded bays, places to scuba dive, rugged island bushland, and endless incredible sunsets. Whether you’re booking a family holiday, a getaway with friends, a romantic sail, or a sailing experience, what better way to see the Whitsundays at your own pace than with a skippered bareboat yacht. Your skipper will provide a comprehensive briefing of all the best local sites to ensure you're fully equipped to have an unforgettable experience.