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Whitsundays Boat Hire

Explore this archipelago of 74 tropical islands

Discover the crystal-clear waters and idyllic islands of the Whitsundays. Cruise in style, explore secluded coves, and experience a tropical paradise.

View our Whitsundays boat hire range below.

From $300.00 per hour

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Breeze through the Whitsundays

From: $350.00/hr

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Sailing Boats


Discover Freedom with Summertime Cruise

From: $400.00/hr

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Whitsunday Adventurer offers the trip of a lifetime through the Whitsunday Islands

From: $400.00/hr

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Sailing Boats

SV Whitehaven Eco Tour

Jump on board SV Whitehaven’s exclusive one-off conservation trip

From: $600.00/hr

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Sailing Boats


Kiana Sail & Dive offers exclusive Whitsunday Islands

From: $600.00/hr

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Large Function - Yachts & Motorboats

Big Fury

Day trip in Whitsundays with Big Furay

From: $650.00/hr

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Large Function - Yachts & Motorboats

Thunder Cat

Adventure with Australia’s BEST! Thundercat

From: $800.00/hr

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Alila - Whitsundays

Luxury, Comfort and Class

From: $900.00/hr

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Reef Sleep

Small-Group Sailing Trip with Reef Sleep

From: $1,000.00/hr

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Large Function - Sailing Boats

Clipper Day Tour

Action-packed itinerary that visits the very best of the Whitsundays with Clipper Day Tour

From: $1,500.00/hr

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A fast catamaran ideal for larger groups

From: $1,500.00/hr

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Thundercat 1&2

See the Whitsundays, In one day!

From: $2,700.00/hr

Private Boat Hire in the Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Islands are an archipelago of 74 islands located off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The islands are known for their white sand beaches, clear blue waters, and lush rainforests. The Whitsundays are a popular tourist destination, and private boat hire is a great way to explore the islands at your own pace.

The Whitsunday Islands are part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, and they are home to a variety of marine life, including dolphins, whales, turtles, and fish. You may even see some sharks or rays. The islands are also home to a variety of birdlife, including parrots, cockatoos, and eagles.

The Whitsunday Islands are a beautiful and diverse destination, and there are many things to see and do. You can go snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef, go sailing or fishing, or simply relax on one of the many white sand beaches. There are also a number of resorts and day trips available, so you can tailor your experience to your own interests.

If you're looking for a truly unique and unforgettable vacation experience, then private boat hire in the Whitsundays is the perfect option for you. With a private boat, you can explore the islands at your own pace and experience all that the Whitsundays have to offer.

Why Hire a Private Boat in the Whitsundays?

There are many reasons why you might want to hire a private boat in the Whitsundays. Here are just a few:

  • You can choose the activities that you want to do. Whether you want to snorkel, swim, fish, or just relax on the beach, you can do it on your own schedule, or choose from a pre-planned schedule that ticks everything you'd like to experience.
  • You can visit all the amazing islands that you want to visit. There are so many beautiful islands in the Whitsundays, and you can choose to visit the ones that interest you the most.
  • You can set your own itinerary. You can decide how long you want to stay on each island, and you can even make your own stops along the way.
  • You can have a more intimate experience. With a private boat, you won't have to share your space with other people. You can just relax and enjoy the company of your friends and family.

What Can You Do on a Private Boat Experience of the Whitsundays?

There are endless possibilities for what you can do on a private boat experiences of the Whitsundays. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Snorkeling and diving: The Whitsundays are home to some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world. You can explore the colorful coral reefs, shipwrecks, and marine life.
  • Sailing: The Whitsundays are a great place to go sailing. You can sail between the islands, explore the waterways, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  • Fishing: The Whitsundays are a great place to go fishing. You can fish for a variety of fish, including barramundi, mackerel, and tuna.
  • Sunbathing and swimming: Of course, no trip to the Whitsundays would be complete without sunbathing and swimming on the white sand beaches.
  • Island hopping: You can visit some of the other islands in the Whitsundays, such as Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, and Daydream Island.
  • Water sports: There are a variety of water sports that you can enjoy on a private boat in the Whitsundays, such as stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.

Types of Boats Available for Hire

There are a variety of boats available for hire in the Whitsundays. Some popular options include:

  • Catamarans: Catamarans are a great option for budget-minded travelers. They're spacious and comfortable, and they're easy to sail with instruction from your skipper.
  • Yachts: Yachts are a more luxurious option. They're typically larger than catamarans but have slightly smaller capacity limits. They do however often have more amenities, such as a sundeck, a hot tub, and a barbecue.
  • Motorboats: Motorboats are a good option for those who want to explore the islands at a faster pace. They're also a good option for those who don't have any sailing experience.


The price of private boat hire in the Whitsundays varies depending on the type of boat, the length of the hire, and the time of year. However, you can expect to pay anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 per day for private boat hire and there are many multi-day options that start from around $3,000 per day for 3 days+.

Check out our boat hire options above; they all over different kinds of experiences. If you're looking for something specific simply get in touch with our friendly team and we'll help find the most suitable options for you that match your budget.

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30 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW, 2000

+61 (0)422 222 675
9AM - 5PM (MON - FRI) 

All enquiries: enquiries@ucruisesydney.com.au

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