Think chartering a own yacht to explore the 74 islands of the Whitsundays is a pipe dream? Think again. Imagine skippering the yacht to a romantic deserted beach for a picnic or sunset stroll, dropping anchor for a spot of snorkelling or fishing in the morning sun. Sunlover Holidays are the experts of Skipper Yourself yacht hire, we can talk you through every stage of the process including advice on which vessels will suit you best.
What You Need To Know
You will need some experience at the helm of a yacht, but maybe not as much as you would expect. Although the larger vessels require high level of experience there are smaller vessels that may suit a beginner and all operators provide a comprehensive hands-on briefing before you set sail. If you feel you need guidance on the first day then you may hire a sail guide who will show you the ropes on day one and get you on your way. Don’t worry – you’re not alone on the seas, your charter company is available for radio contact daily for professional advice.
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Boats come fully equipped so there is no need to bring bedding, galley gear or snorkelling equipment. Most vessels are also charted out with a ‘basic essentials’ kit that includes sponges, matches, detergent, inspect repellent, garbage bags, toilet paper and guest soap.
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If you prefer to relax on your holidays you can hire a skipper and cook to take care of all your chartering and dining needs. The operators also make your holiday easy by offering a variety of fresh food provisioning packs packed and stowed on the yacht before you set sail. At an extra cost sailboards and scuba diving equipment are available to hire at an extra charge.
Prior to paying a deposit you will be required to sign a Charter Agreement confirming you understand the terms and conditions of charter. This is important as cancellation fees may apply once a minimum security deposit of $550 per vessel has been paid. Full payment of your holiday cost must be paid no later than 60 days prior to travel.
All companies require a damage waiver to be paid direct to the operator on commencement of the charger along with a signed credit card authority. They also reserve the right (without showing cause) to apply a bond of up to $2500.
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Call Sunlover Holidays on 13 88 33 (AUS) or +61 7 3535 4550 (Internationa) to book your yacht hire and relax knowing you are in safe hands.