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Growth of bareboats in the Whitsundays

Bareboating has become a commonly-used term which refers to skippering a vessel yourself, rather than joining a boat tour which has a captain, crew and other passengers.

This increasingly popular choice of holiday in the Whitsundays is rising alongside the long-standing form of tour in the region which involves joining a group of guests on an overnight sailing adventure.

Ideal for couples, honeymooners, and groups of family and friends, bareboating offers a personalised experience unlike other tours and trips with a group of fellow guests on offer.

And why wouldn’t this choice of holiday be so popular? You are able to skipper, crew and host the vessel yourself as you venture around the region at your own leisure with your own itinerary.

That’s right, you have the freedom and flexibility to create your own holiday on your own time and each destination on the journey is completely up to you and your group.

With some 50 odd anchorage sites available around the Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, no two places are alike, but they do all offer a view of paradise with tropical islands, sandy beaches and aqua waters of the Coral Sea at every glance. And, Whitehaven Beach is now closer than ever with the option to sail or motor to the world-famous beach itself, located on Whitsunday Island.

The only thing that is really guaranteed is plenty of swimming and snorkelling along the fringing reefs, sailing assisted with a gentle breeze, enjoyable meals all prepared freshly with the onboard amenities, beach-hopping on the islands and a few tropical drinks each afternoon watching the sunset with your group.

Many of the vessels also have optional extras such as SUP boards and kayaks, which are a great activity for further exploration and your own leisure.

An island anchorage guide, thorough instructions, provision ideas and more will be provided and you will be in contact with the company the whole time during your holiday for peace of mind.

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