Sailing boat hire in Australia

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2004 - 2025
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Rent a sailboat in Australia

You can find sailing boat rental in Australia with or without a skipper on the Nautal website. You can also search for catamarans, motorboats and yachts in Australia and/or in the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check-in is allowed on selected boats. To rent a sailing boat in Australia means to rent an adventure onboard to sail along many-many beaches and destinations of this country. 

What price are sailboat hire in Australia?

Sailing charters in Australia can vary in prices depending on the season, the type of sailboat, and the characteristics of the sailing boat. Sailing boat hires in Australia can cost from £3,594 per week in the low season and in the high season from £4,376 per week. 

Is it possible to rent a sailing boat in Australia with or without a skipper?

Hiring a sailing boat in Australia with a skipper is ideal if you want to be guided through the best places in the area and get the most out of your sailing experience. You can charter boats in Australia without a skipper if you have the appropriate licence or if there are sailing boats available to rent that do not require a licence. It is without a doubt a great idea to Australian bareboat charter if you are an experienced sailor.

What to do in Australia?

In Australia, a sailing boat rental is a great way to enjoy the sport and explore the different areas in this beautiful country. Find secluded bays, snorkel in coral reefs and enjoy time with your family and friends. 

The Whitsunday Islands

This might seem like a classic holiday destination yet it is so popular for many reasons, and for one very special reason in particular. These fabulous islands blessed by the Great Barrier Reef will triumph in any sailing holiday. What better way to cruise the Barrier Reef than on your own private vessel? You don’t have to sail for a certain duration; if you’re looking for just a couple of days or even an afternoon, this is the ultimate sailboat hire in Australia location. 

Moreton Bay

Situated in Queensland, this beautiful bay lies on the coast between Stradbroke Island, Moreton and mainland Australia. It is near Brisbane which means you can fly to Brisbane and rent directly from there, or alternatively find something a little closer. This area is fantastic for both couples looking to get away and cruise the islands or for big families who want to pack in as many activities as possible. This area is somewhat an aquatic hotspot for divers, avid swimmers and sailors. Don’t miss out and hire a sailboat in Australia!

Great Sandy Strait

Another option in this spectacular location is the Great Sandy Strait, situated between Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast. The transparent water is remarkable for daytime dips and is the perfect place in Australia to rent a sailboat. There is an abundance of marine life here too; you can sight dolphins, turtles, whales and dugongs! 

Port Jackson, Sydney

Keep it classic and combine your sailing holiday with a trip to the Opera House and many other top sights in Sydney. Port Jackson is lined by Sydney Harbour National Park but it is also within reach of other must-visit areas such as Bondi Beach. The stellar combo of wonderful weather and stunning scenery make for a fantastic stay in an Australia sailboat charter in Sydney.
No matter where you choose to go for your sailboat charter, you will have lots of options on things to do. Whether you choose to sail the Whitsunday or snorkel and be enchanted by the beautiful marine life living below you, you are bound to love your sailing adventure!
Some areas you need to sail to include:
  • Hamilton Island
  • Lord Howe Island
  • Darwin and the Tiwi islands

How is the weather in Australia?

Australia has quite different weather conditions depending on the part of the country. However, from October to April temperatures average around 33°C/91°F. Winters (June-August) are mild, with average daily July temperatures around 27°C/81°F. 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 are the most popular ports in Australia?

Choosing where to rent could be one of your biggest dilemmas, as we offer Australia sailing charters almost anywhere! If you have your heart set on Sydney you can rent directly from there or choose a nearby location such as Cronulla. There are plenty more boats available to rent in New South Wales, as well.
Those itching to experience the Great Barrier Reef up close on their own private boat rental can rent in Queensland. Abell Point Marina and Airlie Beach are popular boat rental locations in this area, as well as Shute Harbour and Long Island. 
Victoria is an option for those wishing to cruise the southern seas and catch a glimpse of—or even visit—Tasmania. You can also rent from Loch Sport. 
Perhaps Perth is the right sailboat rental in Australia for you if you’re keen to sail the Indian Ocean and navigate the West Coast
Australia’s shimmering coastline is lined with wonderful areas for sailing or mooring and exploring the mainland. Here is some information to help you decide where to sail in Australia on your bareboat charter or charter with a skipper. 

How to get to Australia?

You can fly every day to the east-coast cities from Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia. Fares depend on the season, the highest being the two weeks on either side of Christmas. Fares drop during the “shoulder” seasons – late February to May and mid-August to November – and you’ll get the best prices during the low season, June to mid-August. Because of the distance from the most popular departure points, flying on weekends does not alter the price. Of course, you can also choose a more adventurous way and take a ship trip from Asia. 

Hire a sailboat near Australia

In Australia, privately owned sailboat are available for hire. See other available vessels in the area.

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