SAILING THE WHITSUNDAYS
THE BEST YACHTS FOR HIRE IN THE WHITSUNDAYS.
Skipper yourself and enjoy everything that the Ngaro Sea Country of the wonderful Whitsundays has to offer.
Tourism Whitsundays 2023 Winner
We are delighted and humbled to have been awarded the 2023 Winner for ‘Best of Queensland Experience’ at the 2023 Whitsundays Tourism Awards.
OUR CATAMARAN FLEET
Facts About Your Big Adventure
One of life's most memorable holidays...
Now is the time to experience one of life’s most memorable holidays – sailing, or motoring onboard your own luxury boat. Departing from the Coral Sea Marina at Airlie Beach, we invite you to an unforgettable experience in Australia’s tropical paradise.
At Portland Roads – Sailing the Whitsundays, you choose the prefect adventure and itinerary tailored just for YOU! This experience is a world away from any other holiday on the planet; Ngaro Sea Country and the Wonderful Whitsunday Islands will take your breath away; Every day. Bringing you sun-kissed shores, reefs and nature’s best all within reach. Luxury and adventure awaits.
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS
Where the Marine Park comes first.
From Reef Restoration Projects to our support for NO FISHING in the Marine Park.
We are proudly Carbon Neutral, Advanced Eco-certified, Climate Action certified, Recognition of Culture certified, and a High Standard Tourism Operator.
WHAT IS BAREBOATING?
The term bareboating means hiring a boat without a crew. You become the skipper. But don’t worry, we teach you everything you need to know to confidently set sail (or motor) around the glorious Whitsunday Islands.
Facts About BARE BOATING
So how does bareboating work?
We provide a world class boat, you choose to become the skipper, you select your crew (family / friends), and you provision the vessel for the charter holiday and experience of a lifetime – In doing so you charter the boat under a Bare-Boat hire agreement and take our yachts out sailing yourself. An inspiring experience. Our Skipper Yourself Bare-Boating option, is our most popular.
Portland Roads – Sailing the Whitsundays offers the industry’s leading boats at the best price for those wanting to ‘do it themselves’ in paradise.
Bare-boating is perfect for the experienced sailor or repeat customers to the amazing Whitsundays.
A full briefing is provided (and included in you charter pricing) to ensure you are at a competent level before departure.
Additional training can be given if you are a bit rusty…
The briefing is so thorough that even novices can give this a go – Your briefing includes Navigation, Safety, Boat Handling, Water Safety, Boat Rules, Sailing, Motoring, Anchoring, Mooring and Emergency Safety Management Systems. After your briefing, if you are still not 100% confident, we offer additional sail training, which many of our novices pre-book to maximise their holiday enjoyment and safety.
SWIPE THE GALLERY!
Do I need a license to go bareboating?
No, you do not need a licence or experience.
We are so excited and very committed to helping anyone new to sailing get out and onto the water.
Adventure Still Lives.
We are passionate – We are professional.
In our caring hands, anyone can respectfully learn to handle any of our extraordinary sailing vessels.