Boat Charters Hervey Bay
Experience the paradisiacal aquatic playground that is the Fraser Coast. Sheltered by World Heritage listed Fraser Island and mainland Queensland, the charter area encompassing the Great Sandy Strait, Platypus Bay and the Southern Great Barrier Reef, offers unique sailing and boating experiences. Choose your experience.
It's Time To Escape
BAREBOAT YACHT CHARTERS
WHAT IS BAREBOATING?
A bareboat is a boat hired without a skipper or crew. You are the captain, with no licence required. A little knowledge and common sense is all you need. The Fraser Coast is home to some of the finest cruising grounds in the world and the sheltered waters on the western side of Fraser Island are calm making it perfect for first timers and seasoned sailors alike.
When you arrive, you will be given a comprehensive area and vessel briefing, covering details on the operation of the vessel, safety procedures, basic navigation, suggested itineraries, local tips and tricks and all you need to know for a safe and happy boating holiday in the beautiful, World Heritage Great Sandy Strait Marine Park.
Our twice daily communication provides you with peace of mind knowing that we are there to help you throughout your charter. Our extensive local knowledge and up to date weather reports will ensure your planning for the safest and calmest overnight anchorages.
Our mission is to provide our charterers with friendly, reliable service and world-class yacht holidays in one of the world’s most idyllic maritime destinations. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to explore this magical part of the world, taking away memories that last a lifetime!
Many of visitors have chartered vessels from charter companies around the world, including the popular Whitsunday yacht charters, and they all agree, the incomparable experience afforded by Sweet Escape, the peaceful solitude of the destination, the natural beauty of the waterways, the superior vessels in our fleet and the experienced professionalism of our staff, make us their first choice for charter holidays.
Come absorb the beauty of nature and the freedom that comes with chartering your own private yacht and explore the pristine coastline of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.
No formal boating qualifications or licences are required to charter with Sweet Escape Yacht Charters. Some boating knowledge and experience is all it takes. A minimum of two people are required to charter a boat. Holders of recreational boat licences are not automatically qualified to take out a bareboat. Charterers do not drive in or out of berths: Upon departure, our staff will take your boat out of the marina and on return our staff will berth the vessel.
Before you leave you will be briefed on the cruising area, vessel operations and safety, including Marine Park rules, weather, tides, charts, and radio procedures. This takes approximately 3hours and you will be asked to demonstrate your skills.
For those that are first-timers, or want to brush up on your skills to ensure you are confident out on the water, you can hire a training guide for half-a-day, a few days, or the entire trip. Have one of our local, experienced crew show you how to do everything with practical, on the water, hands-on training.
Or, if you are after a shorter charter (<4nights) and want to really just sit back and take it all in, we offer half day, full day and overnight Skippered Charters
What our customers say...
“From our first enquiry with Sweet Escapes we were very happy with communication making the process so easy . On arrival we were warmly welcomed and the information / briefing provided was so useful. We appreciated the time you spent with us and as beginners felt overwhelmed but as the days passed by our confidence grew. We appreciated having the daily check in’s and the tips given regarding safe anchorage. The vessel was very well maintained and equipped with everything we needed, it was all so easy! Everyday on the water we experienced a different surreal experience ,our evening highlight was watching the marine life under the Blue lights of the boat.”