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Whitsunday Escape

Airlie Beach

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Charter a bareboat in the Whitsundays and skipper yourself, family and friends for a holiday of a lifetime in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef!

Whitsunday Escape has been specialising in Skipper Yourself 'Bareboat' Charters for over 30 years and the modern fleet of nearly 40 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, stereo with ipod connection/CD player/AM-FM radio, TV with DVD player, cockpit shade and cabin fans, electric anchor winch and a rigid inflatable dinghy.

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 a sail guide can be provided for an extra fee.

View the extensive website for more information on the fleet.


Hours: 7 days a week 8am to 5pm EST

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Child Friendly
  • Self Contained

Lagoon 421 Sailing Catamaran

Room Configuration: 4+ Bedroom
Max Guests: 10

Room Configuration: 4+ Bedroom
Max Guests: 10

The Lagoon 421 sailing catamaran features large spacious cabins and is ideal for cruising tropical waters. The Lagoon can sleep up to ten, four double cabins with their own bathrooms and the saloon will accommodate another double. All cabins feature plenty of hatches, ample head room and generous refrigeration space. The upstairs galley and the large fully covered cockpit makes for very comfortable cruising. For sailing performance; a full batten main. For easy sailing; all ropes are led to the cockpit, she has a roller furling headsail, an electric halyard winch and an autopilot. Suitable for four couples, two families and mixed groups. She will also perform equally well under power.

Lagoon 440 Sailing Catamaran

Room Configuration: 4+ Bedroom
Max Guests: 10

Room Configuration: 4+ Bedroom
Max Guests: 10

The Lagoon 440 Flybridge can accomodate up to ten in four double cabins and the saloon converts to another double. Each of the four double cabins has its own ensuite bathroom. Plenty of ventilation and a raised flybridge provides for comfortable cruising. The large covered cockpit features ample seating and adjoins the spacious galley making it an entertainer�s delight! The unique flybridge has shaded seating and is a great vantage point for spotting local wildlife. For easy sailing, the Lagoon 440 Flybridge includes a roller furling headsail, full batten main, all lines lead to the flybridge. She will also perform equally well under power. Suitable for four couples, families or mixed groups.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Self Contained

Leopard 43 Sailing Catamaran

Room Configuration: 4+ Bedroom
Max Guests: 12

Room Configuration: 4+ Bedroom
Max Guests: 12

The Leopard 43 sailing catamaran was purpose built for cruising tropical waters and is very popular with overseas charter fleets. The Leopard 43 can sleep up to twelve. Four double cabins with their own bathroom, the saloon will accommodate another double and two additional small adult berths are available in the forward cabins. All cabins feature plenty of hatches. The ample head room, the generous refrigeration space, the upstairs galley and large fully covered cockpit makes for very comfortable cruising. Air-conditioning is available at the marina. For sailing performance; a full batten main. For easy sailing; she has a roller furling headsail and an autopilot. Suitable for four couples, two families and mixed groups. She will also perform equally well under power.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Self Contained

Leopard 44 Sailing Catamaran

Room Configuration: 3 Bedroom
Max Guests: 11

Room Configuration: 3 Bedroom
Max Guests: 11

The Leopard 44 sailing catamaran is the latest design featuring both a rear and forward cockpit, providing additional space to relax and unwind. This front cockpit is easily accessed via an internal door, which also provides great ventilation through the boat. The boat has been custom built for big groups. She can accommodate up to 11; with three bathrooms and three generous double cabins, as well as two small bunks located amidships and one small bunk inside the front cabin. The saloon table will also convert to a double. A large table setting in the rear cockpit provides ample seating as well as an extra bench seat for relaxing. The upstairs galley and generous refrigeration space make cooking a breeze. Twin inboard diesel engines allows the Leopard 44 to perform equally well under power. She sails beautifully, is very stable, and set up for short-handed sailing with all lines running to the cockpit. For comfort in summer, air-conditioning is available at the marina at no cost and with a user pays option via a generator when on the water. The Leopard 44 has won many awards for its innovative design. Suitable for three couples, two families and mixed groups.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Self Contained

Leopard 47 Power Catamaran

Room Configuration: 4+ Bedroom
Max Guests: 11

Room Configuration: 4+ Bedroom
Max Guests: 11

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. Air-conditioning is available at the marina at no cost. This well equipped power catamaran features a generous shaded flybridge with its own 80L fridge and a roomy aft cockpit with a table and seating. A comfortable, powerful and stable boat for exploring the Whitsundays. Suitable for two to four couples, two families and large groups.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Self Contained

Nautitech Open 40 Sailing Catamaran

Room Configuration: 4+ Bedroom
Max Guests: 10

Room Configuration: 4+ Bedroom
Max Guests: 10

The unique new Nautitech Open 40 is the ideal catamaran for travelling with family and friends. With the unique open concept, the cockpit and the saloon of the Nautitech Open 40 flow into one large shared living space, ideal for an unforgettable bareboat charter. The Nautitech Open 40 has a spacious galley, ample seating and lots of hatches. Easy sailing with a full batten mainsail, roller furling & self tacking headsail and twin helm steering. Perfect for families, four couples or mixed groups.

A $600 deposit is required to confirm your charter if paying 60 days or more prior to your charter. Full fees are required to confirm your charter if paying within 60 days of your charter. The balance of the charter fee is due 60 days prior to your charter commencement. Additional charges are payable 14 days before your charter commencement. A security bond is payable on arrival.

Customers will be required to read and sign a contract the 'Whitsunday Escape Charter Agreement' once their booking is accepted. Customers must be able to meet the experience requirements or book and pay for a sail guide to accompany them for the duration of the charter.

For further booking conditions and cancellation policy please see the Whitsunday Escape website: https://www.whitsundayescape.com/how-it-works/booking-conditions/

Please note these Operator Conditions override the Booking Agent Terms and Conditions below.

Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia

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