Rent a catamaran in Australia
There are almost 100 catamarans available to rent with or without a skipper in Australia on the Nautal website with flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check-in allowed on selected boats. To rent a boat in Australia means to rent an adventure-filled experience and to experience a new way of life, filled with some of the most gorgeous beaches you’ve ever set eyes on. Furthermore, with one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, the snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities mean that the adventure doesn’t have to stop aboard your vessel. You can go diving down into the depths of the Great Barrier reef or even learn to surf. The possibilities are endless.
What price is catamaran hire in Australia?
The price of renting a catamaran in Australia varies depending on different factors such as type of boat, length, age, capacity, if you book with or without a skipper, extras, etc, as well as where you want to charter your boat. Below is a list of prices based on location:
, catamarans can cost anywhere from about $1914 for half a day, $3828 for a day charter and $26798 for a week
Is it possible to rent a catamaran in Australia with or without a skipper?
Yes! Bareboat charters are possible in Australia when it comes to renting catamarans.
The laws in Australia regarding whether or not you need a boating licence are a little confusing and vary from state to state, so you will need to check the laws depending on where you’re going. Currently, every state except for the Northern Territory requires a boating licence for motorised vessels, but some states also specify a minimum length or engine power to make this a necessity.
You should rent a boat with a skipper in Australia if you don’t have a boating licence or if you want to be guided to all the best places in the area, while learning more about Australian culture. On the other hand, renting a boat without a skipper is perfect for experienced sailors who have the correct boating licence and want the freedom to explore as they please.
Which are the most popular ports and sailing areas in Australia?
Choosing where to rent a catamaran can actually be really difficult, as we offer options in most of the prime boating locations throughout Australia
! If you want to visit Sydney you can either rent directly from there or pick a nearby location such as Cronulla
. There are also many catamarans available to rent in New South Wales
For those who want nothing more than to experience the Great Barrier Reef
aboard their own private boat rental can base themselves in Queensland
. Other popular catamaran rental locations near Queensland
include Abell Point Marina
, Airlie Beach
, Shute Harbour
and Long Island
Victoria is the place to go for all those who want the opportunity to cruise the southern seas and maybe even visit Tasmania. Loch Sport is another possible place to rent from in this area.
Or maybe Perth is the place for you? If you fancy sailing the Indian Ocean and navigating the West Coast this is certainly true and this location also offers a wealth of places to visit, including Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Cottesloe Beach, and even Freemantle prison, a former jail now offers tours with many interesting insights into prison life.
If none of these suit you, you can also visit one of the following places:
This is a classic holiday destination for Australians and foreigners alike for many reasons. The main reason, though, is that these fabulous islands are easily within sailing distance of the Great Barrier Reef, which is a must-see for anyone looking to rent any type of boat in Australia. There is no better way to explore this key Australian attraction than aboard your very own catamaran charter. You also don’t have to sail for a certain duration. Whether you’re looking to sail for a couple of days or a couple of weeks, we can help you find your ideal boat.
This breathtaking bay is situated in Queensland, on the coast between Stradbroke Island, Moreton and mainland Australia. Given its proximity to Brisbane, you have the option of either flying to Brisbane and renting directly from there, or finding something a little closer. This area is ideal for both a romantic couples getaway or big families who want to fill every waking moment with exciting activities. This area is also an aquatic hotspot for divers, avid swimmers and sailors, being home to many different species of turtle, including green, loggerhead and hawksbill, and even the occasional leatherback and flatback turtles.
Another fantastic option in Australia is the Great Sandy Strait. This is situated between Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast and swimmers love this location for its transparent waters and the abundance of marine mammals and other wildlife. Just a few of the species you can see here include Australian humpback dolphins, humpback whales and dugongs!
Alternatively, you can combine your sailing holiday with a trip to the Opera House and many other top sights in Sydney. Port Jackson is surrounded by Sydney Harbour National Park but is also very close to many other must-visit areas such as Bondi Beach. Visitors are attracted to Sydney by a winning combination of wonderful weather and stunning scenery.
What to do during my catamaran charter in Australia?
There are so many things to do when you visit the Australian coast for a catamaran charter, especially along the East Coast, that you will probably struggle to fit them all in. If you like to party at night, we recommend that you visit St Kilda, a beachside city on the East Coast of Australia. By day, you can lounge around on the beach, but by night, the coast lights up with the bustling beach bars and live music venues.
You can also go on a guided tour of Fraser Island. A great place to start this tour would be Noosa National Park which is the perfect place to look out for whales and koalas. If whale watching doesn’t appeal to you, you can also grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants.
If you want to embark on an adventure that promises to be truly unique, you should dive down into the depths of the Great Barrier reef. This is one of the best places to go diving or snorkeling in the world, as at the Great Barrier Reef, marine life is plentiful, being home to 400 types of coral, as well as 10% of the world’s fish species. In fact, it’s so big that it is the largest coral reef system on Earth and can even be seen from space. Although much of the reef has now been damaged, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park exists to protect the remaining healthy areas of the reef from damaging activities.
While in Queensland, you should visit Port Douglas. From here you can visit the Daintree National Park and also shop for souvenirs in one of the many shops lining Macrossan Street. After you’re done exploring the town, you can head down to Four Mile Beach, a popular bathing spot for locals and holiday makers alike.
If you’re fed up of the sea and want a break for a day, you can even hike up Mount Warning or go up into the Blue Mountains, which are about an hour's drive away from Sydney. From the top, we promise you stunning views of the surrounding area which will leave you breathless. If you fancy a walk on dry land but don’t want to climb up into the mountains, there are plenty of easier hiking trails lower down.
Other ideas for those who want to spend a little time off the boat are wine tasting tours and hot air balloon rides in the Gold Coast, and you can even try skydiving, if you’re feeling especially daring. Seeing Australia from above has to be truly spectacular, given the large variety of varied ecosystems and landscapes on offer. You could even stop off for gelato at many different places along the coast, including Gelato Messina, Cow Moon, and Anita’s, all of which come highly recommended as the best gelato places on the East Coast of Australia.
Although it doesn’t really need to be said, you can also stop off at a number of beautiful beaches scattered along the full length of the Australian coastline. Two beaches which are especially worth visiting are Whitehaven beach and Byron Bay. Whitehaven beach, located in the Whitsundays, is an amazing place to swim with baby sharks who use the beach as a nursery while at Byron Bay, you can look forward to swimming with turtles before sampling some amazing local food in one of the restaurants lining the shore.
There are also many options for things to visit in Sydney, if you have the time. You can go to the Sydney Harbour Bridge or even enjoy a night of culture at the Sydney Opera House. The possibilities of ways to enjoy your catamaran charter in Australia truly are endless.
What weather can I expect for my catamaran holiday in Australia?
The weather and climate in Australia is going to be very different depending on which area of the country you visit. However, from October to April, the temperatures generally average around 33°C/91°F. Winters in Australia (June-August) are mild, with average daily July temperatures around 27°C/81°F and the overnight temperatures rarely fall below 5°C/41°F at any time of year. The average annual rainfall is 532 mm but sometimes no rain falls for months, which can contribute to the terrible wildfires that sometimes plague much of the country, but particularly the Northern Territory and the northern part of Queensland.
When is the best time for Australian catamaran holidays?
The best time to go on an Australian catamaran adventure depends on the type of holiday you want. The high season for sailing in Australia runs from late November until March, so if you want to avoid the crowds, it may be best to avoid this period. Another reason to avoid this time is that it overlaps with the Australian cyclone season, which runs from November until April. Even though very few cyclones have actually occurred in Australia, you should still be careful during these months and stay below 30°S, as tropical storms will usually occur above this point.
If you prefer to visit Australia for your catamaran charter when it is less crowded, maybe you’d be better off going during the Australian winter. Although the weather can vary a lot during this time period, the winter temperatures are rarely very extreme. You can also probably find better deals on catamarans during the winter months.
How to get to Australia?
The quickest and easiest way to travel to Australia is to fly to the east-coast cities from Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia. Fares depend on the season, and are at their highest the two weeks on either side of Christmas. Fares will typically drop during the “shoulder” seasons which run from late February to May and from mid-August to November. Prices will drop again from June to mid-August, which is the low season for Australia. Flying on weekends does not affect the price on account of the distance from most popular departure points. Of course, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can also choose to travel by ship from Asia.