WHITSUNDAY RENDEZVOUS Charter Option

2021 Postponed - New 2022 dates to be confirmed soon!

From AU$ 3,795 per person for an 8 night inclusive package on a Bali 4.3 catamaran

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The Whitsunday Rendezvous will be back in 2022!

After a ‘Covid pause’ this popular fun event promises to be special - and we’d love you to join us!

Co-hosted by Multihull Solutions and The Yacht Sales Co, this week of casual carousing on the water has been an enjoyable sailing event in the bi-annual calendar. Combine cruising the idyllic Whitsunday Islands with a varied social program and some great prizes.

The rendezvous is a unique combination of sailing comradery and social engagements. The sailing itinerary includes frequent stops for memorable social functions and private relaxation. Competition for the special prizes during the blindfolded dinghy sprint, figure head competition and time trial can become a fierce battle!

There are only three rules for the event;

Have a good time
Sail safely
Have a good time

Here’s how it works

Small group comfort
Sail in comfort with a small group of yachts. Vessel layouts will vary depending on which yacht you select. Each cabin sleeps two and most yachts have cabins with "ensuite" facilities. Join by the cabin or take a yacht with your friends!

Your hosts
Jointly hosted by Mariner Boating and Multihull Solutions, the event will also include a technician to assist with the yachts.

Life on board
Catamarans offers space and stability on the water. They are modern and comfortable, with areas to relax both below and on deck. Throw down a cushion, curl up and read a book, or make use of the easy access to the water for a swim. October is a great time to be in the Whitsundays.

Your travelling companions
Every group is different, but typically you’ll find your co-travellers will be aged between 40 and 65, enjoy keeping active, love the ocean, have a sense of adventure, love fine foods, an occasional glass of wine, and a good chat

Flexible joining options

Travelling by yourself or with a friend/partner? Book a cabin!  
AU$4,490 per person on a double occupancy basis and including a professional skipper

Travelling with a group? Book a yacht! 

From $2,800 per person, based on 6 crew sharing a Lavezzi 40 catamaran for 8 nights.

Upgrade to a 4 cabin Bali 4.3 with private ensuites for $3,795 per person (8 crew sharing)

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Sailing Itinerary

Day 1
The program will start and finish at the Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach. Embark your yacht from 4.00pm onwards before joining us for welcome drinks and canapes in the all new Look Out Lounge where we'll get the party started. A compulsory event briefing will also be part of the evening.

Spend the evening onboard your catamaran in the marina and wake up ready for your charter briefing at 8.30am.

Day 2
After completing the boat briefing, we’ll sail from Airlie Beach to Nara Inlet. Nara Inlet is a beautiful fjord like inlet, featuring ancient Ngaro Aboriginal cave paintings. Take a bush walk and enjoy views over the inlet or walk to the top of the waterfall which is spectacular after heavy rains.

Day 3
From Nara Inlet we'll sail to Cid Harbour. The scenic walking track from Sawmill Beach to Dugong Beach is not too strenuous. If you are fit and have the whole day, consider a walk to Whitsunday Peak for spectacular views over The Whitsundays. This anchorage is teeming with turtles and you will also spot sea eagles and the occasional dugong!

Day 4
Spend a leisurely day sailing Whitsunday Islands National Park, recommended stops include Dugong Inlet and Gulnare Inlet.
If you wish to visit Hamilton Island today, we will pre book berthing for you. If you do visit Hamilton Island, sunset drinks at One Tree Hill are a highlight.

Day 5
Spend the day at the iconic Whitehaven Beach and enjoy a spectacular long lunch on one of Queensland's most magnificent beaches. White on Whitehaven Long Lunch is sure to be the culinary highlight of the week. Lunch will be prepared and presented by Fish D'Vine. Welcome cocktail, beer, wine and soft drink are included. There will be protection and facilities on the beach.

Day 6
Sail to Cateran Bay. Cateran Bay offers great snorkeling and diving as well as a pretty beach accessible at high tide. There is a beautiful walk with magnificent views.

Day 7
This morning we'll sail from Cateran Bay to Butterfly Bay, a great place to snorkel or dive. From Butterfly you can also dinghy around to Maureen's Cove for more beautiful snorkeling and diving. There is an abundance of fish and corals that can take you days to explore.

Day 8
Sail at leisure back to Airlie Beach and join us for a final night themed event at Sorrento Restaurant.
Spend the night on board your yacht in the marina.

Day 9
Disembark at 10am and continue onward with your adventures.


The itinerary will be dotted with memorable social functions including a blindfolded dinghy sprint, figure head competition and time trial.


Picture yourself dining on one of the most pristine beaches, Whitehaven Beach, voted one of the best in the world for pure white, soft, silica sand, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands.

Take your seat at the beautifully decorated long table on Whitehaven Beach, surrounded by your newfound friends, enjoying a welcome mojito.

Indulge in an all included BBQ and lunch buffet, rib fillets, barramundi and chicken skewers, chilled prawns, sliced ham, smoked chicken breast, salami and mild pancetta and refreshing salads. This will be accompanied by Australian wines, beer and soft drink.

Cool off after lunch in the water of the Coral Sea and spend the afternoon soaking up the sun before your returning to your cat.

Dress code is white smart casual to complete the amazing experience of our included White on Whitehaven beach long lunch.

Whats included?

On water

• 8 nights’ accommodation on board
• 24/7 support from experienced hosts
• 24/7 professional technical assistance for the yacht
• 24/7 skipper on the share boat
• Damage waiver
• Prizes
• Comprehensive and Third Party Insurance for the yacht
• 1 set of bed linen and bath towels per person
• Standard navigation equipment
• End of charter cleaning
• Dinghy and outboard motor

 
On Land

• Welcome drinks and canapes after embarkation
• White on Whitehaven Long Table Lunch
• Final night finger food buffet in Airlie Beach
 
Everything Else

• Time trial management
• Daily weather updates   

Additional costs

• Flights to and from Proserpine Airport
• Transfers
• Optional pre and post accommodation
• Personal travel insurance
• Refundable yacht security deposit
• Provisioning for food, beverages and other necessities that you may wish to have on board during your 8 night sailing holiday
• Fuel for the yacht and outboard motor
• Berthing on leisure days where not included in the rally program.


Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is strongly recommended by Mariner Boating Holidays. Travellers should ensure they have a valid policy at time of booking.

Please Note

A deposit of AU$500 per person is required to confirm a booking
Incase of cancellation due to COVID all money will be credited to a future event
• The designated skipper on board your yacht must possess suitable sailing experience
• Credit card transactions are subject to merchant fees
• Single supplement may apply for private cabins if you book by the cabin
• Prices are correct at the time of issue but subject to change without notice (February 2021)

Enquire now to learn more or book your spot on the
Whitsundays Rendezvous