Airlie Beach in Queensland, Australia, is the gateway to the 74 Whitsunday Islands. This coastal town is home to not only the stunning beaches of the Coral Sea but to numerous restaurants and great shopping. The main street of Airlie Beach is perfect for finding boutiques, art galleries, Australian brands, and souvenirs. On Saturday mornings, you can visit the Airlie Beach Markets on the esplanade for hand-made crafts, jewelry, and clothes. For food lovers, try Airlie Beach’s best restaurant, The Clipper Restaurant Bar and Lounge. You can also eat fresh seafood at Fish D’vine and Rum Bar, or choose from more than 800 beers at Denman Cellars Beer Café. For adventure seekers, visit Conway National Park, it is home to deserted beaches, mangroves, and a tropical rainforest. Try hiking the Mount Rooper Track for breathtaking views or maybe even sky diving.
However, the main reason people come to Airlie Beach is for its access to the Great Barrier Reef, which is the world’s most extensive coral system. It is home to a vulnerable ecosystem that boaters should be careful not to harm when sailing in the area. With a yacht charter in Airlie Beach, you have a rare chance to explore the coral reefs and visit the idyllic Whitsunday Islands, all in one trip.
The paradisiac beach of Whitehaven is located on Whitsunday Island and is only accessible by boat or small plane. The beach itself stretches for seven kilometers or 4.3 miles. Whitsunday Island happens to be the biggest of the 74 islands. And with only seven islands developed, these islands boast a unique combination of lush vegetation, rich flora and fauna, and exotic beaches. These picturesque islands are the ideal option for a weekend yacht charter in Airlie Beach.
Situated in between the well-known cities of Cairns and Brisbane, the best way to reach Airlie Beach is by flying from Brisbane to Proserpine Airport, also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport. It is a one hour and 40-minute flight, and after that, you will be on your way to see your yacht charter in Airlie Beach! Let Click&Boat, the world’s most prestigious yacht charter platform, help you plan the sailing trip of your dreams. With over 30,000 boats, from classy sailboats to modern motorboats and comfortable catamarans, you can charter a yacht with or without a skipper in Airlie Beach and beyond, depending on your sailing experience and qualifications.
In Airlie Beach, privately owned yachts are available for charter. See other yachts in the area.