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WHAT THE HECK IS

Bare-Boat Chartering?

In short, we give you one of our million-dollar boats;
You’ll grab up to 8 family and friends to join you (loosely called your crew).

Then for as little as $199 per person, per sailing day, you will become the skipper and sail the Ngaro Waters and Islands of the Whitsundays (74 islands, but who’s counting?)

For 6 days / 5 Nights you will live in and on the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

You will slip into Whitsundays time where your week with us will feel more like the most relaxing month of your life. You will live aboard one of our Lagoon Sailing Catamarans, sipping bubbles at sunset and cooking up a storm in the galley.
You will leave as a new custodian of our extraordinary reef and realise that adventure still lives in us all – No experience is necessary!

About Us

We are Direct Decedents of Australia’s First Fleet who sailed here in 1788;

We are now passionate custodians of the Ngaro Waters and Islands of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef.

We are Australian owned, operated and staffed. We are locals, employing locals. We passionately employ local Ngaro Elders. We care as much about you and your experience, as we do for the 74 Ngaro Islands and Waters of the Whitsundays. 

To start our story, we sought permission to Sail in the Wake and Walk in the Footsteps of our First Nations people. 

We now respectfully interpret 60,000 years of mainland Yuwibara, Koinmerburra, Barara Barna, Wiri, Juru and Gia history, Along with 9,000 years of Ngaro island and seafaring stories.

Real Actions

Our team and our business will always stick to the two most important sciences known to human kind:
SCIENCE & OUR CONSCIENCE 
We will never over complicate our business and our sustainable goals with industry jargon or on trend topics. This is our living and breathing everyday Sustainable Action Plan. This is us; this is what we do. 

When you invest in us, we will invest in our global future. 

While everyone else talks, we act – Join us on our quest and our Big Blue Hope that by your actions and your support, we can save the reef and change the world…….

Our team and our business will always stick to the two most important sciences known to human kind:
SCIENCE & OUR CONSCIENCE 
We will never over complicate our business and our sustainable goals with industry jargon or on trend topics. This is our living and breathing everyday Sustainable Action Plan. This is us; this is what we do. 

When you invest in us, we will invest in our global future. 

While everyone else talks, we act – Join us on our quest and our Big Blue Hope that by your actions and your support, we can save the reef and change the world…….

Real Actions

Spanking Feedback From Everyone!

Thanks you for an incredible experience. The Southern Man was a very stable and beautifully appointed boat! Great engines when you needed it against tides and stormy sees but sailed beautifully and last but not least great hit showers. An unforgettable experience . Thanks Mark for the itinerary planning that helped us see most of the islands and their beauty. Your local knowledge helped our Travelling under sails a success 🏝🏝

We sailed LUCY for 7 nights . Deano gave us a suggested itinerary with heaps of local knowledge and it didn't disappoint . We had 5 adults and 2 teenagers on board and there was plenty of space . We saw some magical places . Lucy was easy to navigate as we had minimal sailing experience.

We have just returned from a 6 day charter with Portland Roads on the Due West catamaran. Deano and John were professional it their approach and made tho whole process from booking to docking extremely simple. Due West was clean, well equipped and easy to sail. We would highly recommend Portland Roads to charter from to explore the stunning Whitsunday Islands.
Wow, what a trip. From the initial briefing right to the very last second we all had such an amazing time. Great boat (Portland Roads) and clear, concise info on how best to maximise or trip. None of us wanted it it end. Hopefully not a once in a lifetime trip, but if it was - IT WAS WORTH IT!
What a beautiful adventure sailing the Whitsundays aboard Due West. Absolutely the best way to experience the beauty of this spectacular place and take a break from crowds and noise. The team at Portland Roads have thought of everything and will make your holiday enjoyable and memorable. Thanks so much for an amazing holiday.

    We Do More Than Charter The Whitsundays Best Boats !

     

    This website and it’s contents are owned and operated by Portland Roads – Sailing the Whitsunday .
    We will always be Fair and Friendly with you, And Fabulously Fascinated by our World Heritage Listed backyard ;
    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Ancient Ngaro Waters and Islands of the Wonderful Whitsundays

    CONTACT

    From Australia Call

    0427 814 553 /
    1300 991 474

    From anywhere else on planet earth Call

    +61 427 814 553