Fraser Island Boat Charters

Fraser Island Boat Charters

Fraser Island Boat Charters
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About
Escape the daily grind and immerse yourself in the magical natural surrounding of the remote western coast of Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Strait. Fraser Island Boat Charters offers self-skippered [bareboat] and fully skippered yacht charter options across a fleet of 5 sailing vessels that depart from Hervey Bay, a 4 hour drive from Brisbane in Queensland.
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

Why book with Fraser Island Boat Charters
  • Qualified boat skipper and business owner
  • Over 10 years experience as a commercial boat skipper around the waters between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.
  • English
  • Professional tour guide
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stephenbrown45
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
the team were great at responding to and meeting our changing requirements.Mal and Tayla were both very helpful.
Written 4 March 2024
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Nikki B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
The process was so easy, everyone was super helpful and lovely and my partner and I had the best 4 days away we have ever had! We will definitely be making this an annual holiday. 10/10 🙌🏼
Written 13 February 2024
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cassiaubry
Birtinya, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Smooth experience from start to finish! Scott and the team were all extremely helpful and were always available if we had any questions/issues, would definitely sail with Fraser Island Boat Charters again
Written 18 January 2024
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317jonathan
Buderim, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Absolutely superb trip. Fraser Island Boat Charters was fantastic. Good communication in the lead up. Thorough sensible handover. Stunning boat- we had Aquilla Sunrise, and most of all really genuine people. Mal and Scott were welcoming and really there to help. With kids and two families there is inevitably lots going on and they were always aware and trying to make things as easy as possible. One of the best weekends on record.
Written 12 November 2023
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worldwanderer75
Currumbin, Australia196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Perfect location and company for a first sailboat charter experience. When you are able to drive yourself and all your gear here in a few hours, have somewhere safe (& free) to park your car, easily access a large grocery store to properly provision and are given excellent instructions and greeted on time, you are getting off to a great start. Your boat induction/ safety is very thorough and you are soon guided out of the marina to begin your adventure. We chose to explore the northern end of Hervey Bay/ K’Gari island and we selected the Seawind catamaran K’Gari Breeze. We were lucky and were treated to some pretty perfect weather and wind but this location was such a great spot for beginners. You have a coral free/ rock free wide open bay with a sandy bottom and during the week, the boat traffic is relatively low. This means we weren’t worried about running into anything and we were able to hoist both sails and try out some manoeuvres in comfort. The anchor held fast and we were able to sleep soundly (ok the first night we checked a lot). We saw so much wildlife and we even caught fish for dinner. When you return, the company crew will board the boat close to the marina so you don’t have to stress about getting it safely secured to the dock. Be aware phone reception is not brilliant at the island, especially if it’s windy. If you have a new-ish phone on a Telstra plan, you will be able to get weather updates standing near the mast. Would definitely do this again.
Written 11 November 2023
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179aussie40
Adelaide, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We hired the K'gari Breeze catamaran for 7days along the west coast of K'gari island the beautiful white sandy stretches amazing clear waters and safe anchorages made for a beautiful trip
Scott, Mel and staff treated us like family and were always available if we needed
Boat was easy to use in every aspect
Truly an amazing experience
Written 23 October 2023
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ajokeefe
Gold Coast, Australia1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Indigo was well prepared and Mal did the pre charter instructions well. The boat handles easily. The anchoring system works efficiently and is easily managed from the helm. Given the Straits has multiple sandbars, the Navigation system is excellent with pre determined weigh points and courses inbuilt. Overall a great experience with magnificent whale watching
Written 14 August 2023
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Carol B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
My husband and I chartered “Alida” for 5 nights. From my initial enquiry through to the finalisation of our charter Steph, Scott and Michael were professional, courteous and helpful throughout. The catamaran was well maintained, prepared and so clean and tidy which we appreciated.

We flew in and came straight to the marina via an Uber so the option of click and collect shopping at Woollies and having the company collect for us and stock the boat was hassle free and invaluable.

The onboarding process and safety instruction with Michael was smooth and thorough with some anecdotes and humour thrown in, making us feel comfortable and competent. We had never chartered a cat on our own before and we left the marina with a sense of calm and preparedness.

Updates with Scott morning and night and knowing that if we had any issues we would be supported by not only the company but the wider marine community at Hervey Bay put us at ease. Everyone seems to know everyone on the Bay!

The cat itself sailed well and easily and was very comfortable. Everything onboard worked and the kitchen was well appointed. The coffee machine was a bonus!

If we could give more stars we would. We had a blast - the weather was perfect, we had wind every day and the sunsets were sublime. We loved it so much we are looking to return in the Christmas holidays and will stay longer (yes, it was THAT good!).

Thank you for your old fashioned hospitality Fraser Island Boat Charters team, see you soon!
Written 15 June 2023
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Doug M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Had a great trip, headed north for the first 3 days until the Northwest breeze come in then headed down the straights exploring beautiful Fraser Island!! Scott runs a great charter company, friendly relaxed briefing but thorough and has done a great job marking waypoints on the plotter to make navigating through the channels of the straights a breeze!! All in all a fantastic trip!
Written 7 April 2023
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Thanks so much for your feedback Doug and Rach! We're thrilled you had a great time exploring our beautiful backyard and also got the chance to explore south down the Great Sandy Strait. Hope we see you again soon. Cheers, Scott and Steph.
Written 15 April 2023
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Renton
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
As Queesland locals, we are not sure how we have overlooked this jewel of a cruising ground for so many years. Fabulous sailing and a great company to charter from with attention to detail on all levels from the time we booked, arrived to pick up our yacht and assistance as needed throughout the charter.
Can highly recommend Scott and the team at Fraser Island Yacht Charters!
Written 29 March 2023
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Thanks so much for your feedback and for choosing to charter with us Renton! We're so glad you've been able to explore Queensland's best kept sailing secret on the Fraser Coast. Hope to see you again soon for some more fun in the future :) Cheers, Steph.
Written 1 April 2023
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