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Why charter with us?

Our mission is for you to experience the adventure of a lifetime, exploring paradise with the freedom only boating can offer.

We pride ourselves on our enthusiastic team who have built the Whitsunday Rent A Yacht’s outstanding reputation for customer service. We have a relentless approach to keeping our customers, staff and boats safe. Here’s how we work towards the same goal so you will have the trip of a lifetime


Whitsunday Rent a Yacht Bareboat Charter team

Pride in the Company and a Dedicated Team

At Whitsunday Rent A Yacht, the team come to work every day at the Whitsundays' longest-established, Australian-owned bareboat charter company, established in the 1970s.

Our enthusiastic team who take the utmost pride in everything they do includes mechanics, skippers and shipwrights (boat builders) - all dedicated to ensuring you enjoy a safe and hassle-free holiday.

Our staff are locals, passionate about the Whitsundays and can point you in the right direction regarding the area's beautiful attractions.

Shute Harbour Whitsunday Rent a Yacht

Our Base

We're based at Shute Harbour, the closest mainland port to the islands. When returning your boat to Shute, you can choose from several anchorages under two hours away. Comparatively, if you were chartering from Airlie Beach the nearest overnight anchorage is 3-4 hours away - something to consider when all bareboats in the Whitsundays need to be returned by 10 am.

Our private jetty provides easy access and tranquil surrounds - perfect for a sleep-aboard or to simply acquaint yourself with your vessel and the area.

Berthing at our jetty and swing moorings are free of charge at any time during your charter and we can receive deliveries from all provisioning companies, supermarkets, bottle shops and speciality suppliers - perfect if you're on an extended charter.


Whitsunday Rent a Yacht Fleet

Our Fleet

Our fleet includes monohulls, catamarans and motor cruisers - sure to include a vessel to suit your needs and experience. All our vessels are beautifully fitted out and have modern fixtures and equipment.If you are unsure on which type of vessel would best suit your Whitsunday adventure, give our expert team a call. We have boats that can sleep up to 10 people! If your sailing experience is limited, we can also suggest which boats would be just right for you. Some charterers choose to hire a sailing catamaran however only use it under motor for the duration of their trip.

Whitsunday Rent a Yacht Bareboat Charter team

Our Approach to Safety

We take a relentless approach to keeping our customers, staff and boats safe.
* All vessels comply with strict survey & safety requirements - which are inspected before every charter to ensure compliance
* Communication: regular and on-call communication with our charterers, to provide advice and assistance
* Quick response-ability: Our Shute Harbour location gives us quick access to the islands with our own quick response vessel, along with our partnerships with specialist providers.



Your Whitsunday Rent A Yacht Experience

From arrival at our charter base to the debrief upon the return of your vessel, our passionate and knowledgeable team are there every step of the way to ensure you have a fabulous experience and memorable time in the Whitsundays.

Upon arrival at our base, you will be warmly welcomed by our reservations staff. You'll find ample parking for easy unloading and loading and embarking and disembarking, with plenty of large trolleys for transferring luggage and provisions straight from your car to your boat. Before you set off on your Whitsundays cruise, you'll need to complete an area and boat brief. Briefings are conducted within the comfort of our headquarters which offers:

  • A spacious reception just a short walk along our jetty to your vessel
  • An air-conditioned charterer's lounge with harbour views
  • Wifi Internet access
  • Modern serviced toilet and shower facilities
  • A convenience shop for postcards, resort clothing, souvenirs and merchandise
  • Ice creams, ice and cold drinks
  • Tea, coffee, and chilled water on arrival


So, why not come and join us? We'd love to have you onboard!


Shute Harbour