Place a vessel on hold
On request, we can place your chosen vessel on hold for 48 hours while you confirm your travel arrangements. We will require a contact telephone number so we can offer you first refusal on that vessel if there is another interested party, in lieu of a booking deposit.
To secure your vessel, we require a $750 booking deposit via credit card or direct deposit. Once your deposit has been received, we'll email confirmation of your charter details.
To be paid in full 70 days prior to departure.
Travel Insurance and Cancellation
Travel insurance makes sense. A small, additional investment when you book ensures you are protected should your holiday be interrupted by illness, a family emergency or severe tropical weather.
While late summer is a great time to visit the Whitsundays, conditions can vary. If you are holidaying during this period, travel insurance – including cyclone cover – is especially important. We also recommend Bareboat Charterers' Liability Insurance through Oceanic Marine Risks, or our reservations staff can help.
Refunds and Cancellations
You or any member of your party may cancel your booking at any time providing that the cancellation is made by the lead name in writing. Notice of cancellation will be effective upon receipt by us of your written communication. As we start to incur costs from the time of your booking is confirmed, cancellation fees will be applied towards refunds.
Start and finish your charter from Sunsail Whitsundays base in Shute Harbour, or Hamilton Island, on special request other locations may be available. (Vessel delivery fee available on request).
The following additional fees are applicable to each charter:
Marine Park Fee
A Great Barrier Reef Marine Park fee plus associated charges are applicable to all charters and payable in full prior to departure. The fee includes an Environmental Management Charge of $3.50 per person per night for three nights ($10.50) plus administration charge ($14.50). Total cost per person is $30.
Yacht Damage Waiver options
All Sunsail Whitsundays charters include either a Yacht Damage Waiver daily fee plus a small security deposit, or a one-off larger security deposit payment. This is to cover damages or loss caused to the vessel during your charter.
The Yacht Damage Waiver options vary in prices depending on the size of the vessel.
Option 1: Yacht Damage Waiver Daily Rate
Up to 40ft: $59.00 per day including a small security deposit of $900.00
41ft - 52ft: $64.00 per day including a small security deposit of $1,350.00
Up to 40ft: $50.00 per day including a small security deposit of $900.00
41ft - 49ft: $53.00 per day including a small security deposit of $1,350.00
Option 2: One off Security Deposit
Catamaran & Monohull:
Up to 40ft: $3,650.00
41ft - 52ft: $5,250.00
Fuel/Outboard/Gas is a pre loaded daily rate added to all charters. This will vary in price depending on vessel type and size. The fee covers all fuel used for your outboard, tender and also the LPG (gas) used for the stove & barbeque.
You can stay on board your vessel the night prior to your charter. This allows you to settle in and become familiar with your vessel before your 8am briefing the morning your charter begins. To take the sleep-aboard option, you must be at our Shute Harbour jetty at 4pm to be shown on board. Due to limited availability, this option needs to be requested at the time of booking. Charges apply.
Charterers' Terms and Conditions
We want you to enjoy every minute of your sailing adventure in our beautiful part of the world. Our terms and conditions have been designed to ensure you have a safe and relaxing holiday. (Download PDF).