WHAT IS BAREBOATING?

SKIPPER YOURSELF!

The term bareboating (aka bare boating) 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

You DO NOT REQUIRE A BOAT LICENSE TO SELF SKIPPER.

WE HELP GUIDE YOU SO YOU FEEL SAFE & CONFIDENT.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE PRIOR BOATING EXPERIENCE TO SELF SKIPPER.

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 bare boating?

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.

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