Boating in Australia

Most Australians love to spend time on the water and many grow up boating, fishing or sailing. One reason is that the majority of the Australian population lives within reach of the ocean. There is plenty of coastline to go around as Australia is an island, it is the 6th largest country in the world and only has a population of 19 million.

You need to be familiar with the Australian climate before going off on a charter. Towards the end of the year and into January and February it is the rainy season in the north of Australia. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland has an average rainfall of 6 inches in January. The winter is colder in the southern states and you may not want to boat during the winter months of June, July and August in the south.

Water activities are readily available in most States of Australia from the cold waters surrounding Tasmania to the tropical conditions in Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. You can sail, fish, whale watch, snorkel, scuba dive or just relax. There are thousands of charter and cruise companies in Australia. We have picked a handful that you may want to check out if a vacation on the water is for you.


  • Fishing Cairns: Fishing Cairns is the complete anglers guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Tropical North Queensland and remote Cape York. From giant black marlin to sailfish, GT's to tuna, barramundi to mangrove jacks - from heavy tackle game, light tackle sport, lure & fly fishing - we cover the lot. Our expert local staff know the fishing scene here like no other - we will put you onto the right operation for your preferred angling targets, skill levels and budgets. At Fishing Cairns we specialise in everything fishy.......or associated components including accommodation, local tours, limo transfers etc and have packages that include any of the following.
Fishing charters and tours in Queensland , Australia
  • South Pacific Sailing School & Yacht Charters: Sailing lessons & tuition in the Whitsundays Islands, Queensland, Australia. Courses accredited with Australian Yachting Federation. Beginner to Yachtmaster, crewed Learning Vacations available.
 
  • All At Sea Charters: Welcome to All At Sea Charters, a new Australian business offering a range of activities like cruising harbours and bays, reef fishing, diving, whale watching, bird watching, game fishing or any other adventures. We will arrange anything from regular Port Hacking or Sydney Harbour based charters to specialised tours along the Australian New South Wales coast and continental shelf.
  • Aristocat Reef Cruises: Explore the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise, dive, snorkel and have fun. Enjoy the warm tropical waters off Port Douglas in beautiful Queensland.
  • Australian Charter Guide: The Australian CharterGuide is a directory of boats available for charter Australia Wide. Our goal is to provide a cost effective and efficient medium to bring vessel operators and the public together as well as providing a showcase of Australia's amazingly diverse boat charter activites and locations on a national basis.
  • Barefoot Cruises: Barefoot Cruises operates a fleet of unique charter and cruising vessels, each with it's own distinctive character and fascinating history. As we personally own our vessels guests can be assured of the commitment to friendly personalised service, the high standard of our vessels and attention to detail for which we have earned our reputation. Barefoot Cruises continues to strive to meet the ever-changing trends within our travel market and now offer the most diverse range of cruising and sailing holidays in the Whitsundays.
  • Billfish Charters: Billfish Charters is based in Broome, Western Australia. Over 25 years experience game fishing throughout Australia.
  • Blue Water Sportsfishing Charters: Join the professional crew at Bluewater Sportsfishing Charters for an action packed days fishing from St. Helens, Tasmania's game fishing capital on the sunny east coast.
  • Coral Reef Charters: We specialise in motor cruisers. We believe yachts are fantastic fun and ideal for covering long distances, but to explore tropical islands with six or eight people for a week or more, we believe you need space, stability and all the creature comforts.
  • Cumberland Charter Yachts: Cumberland Charter Yachts are a bareboat company and offer you the chance to discover the magnificent Whitsunday Islands on your own. The Whitsundays are located in Queensland - 1,000kms north of Brisbane and 800kms south of Cairns. You can fly into Proserpine or Hamilton Island and transfer to Airlie Beach with ease. The Whitsunday Islands are a group of 74 islands most of which are unspoilt National Park zones. There are 7 resorts on 5 islands so you can enjoy modern conveniences too!!
  • Flagship Charters: A selection of crewed charter boats in Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Gove Diving & Fishing Charters: Fishing safaris and cruises in the far north of Australia. Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula is situated in North East Arnhem Land of the Northern Territory of Australia and has easy access with daily jet services from Darwin or Cairns available from Qantas.
  • Mollo Charters: Sail in style and luxury. 3 full days, 2 great nights. Mollo departs from Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach for sailing trips on Sundays and Wednesdays. Private charter for extended periods available. Special itineraries can be arranged.
  • Montebello Island Safaris: Situated approximately 75 nautical miles north of Onslow, off the West Australian coast, the little known Montebello Islands present a rare opportunity for adventure, fun and relaxation. With over 100 small islands in the group, all within easy reach by our charter vessel, 'Kylin', the Montebellos are surrounded by magnificent virgin coral reefs with water temperatures perfect for snorkelling, fishing, swimming and scuba diving.
  • OB1 Charters: OB1 Fishing Charters, Batemans Bay NSW Game and reef fishing charters with the Bay's leading charter boat. Also whale and dolphin watching tours and accommodation packages available.
  • Professional Charters (Tasmania): Experience the adrenalin rush of catching the hard fighting Yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin or Mako Shark. Bottom dwelling species such as Striped Trumpeter, Silver Perch and Deepsea Trevalla provide great angling and terrific eating.
  • Rent a Yacht: Bareboat (Sail or drive yourself) boating holidays, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland. 2-12 berth yachts motorcruisers catamarans all fully equipped for your comfort and pleasure No licence needed
  • Sail Australia: Chartering on Sydney Harbour can be an exciting experience. You can sail your own yacht, steer your own cruiser or powerboat (bareboat) or enjoy one of many skippered boats available. Whether it's a quiet weekend away or a corporate function, Sail Australia can recommend the best boat to suit your needs.
  • South Coast Fishing Charters: Introducing fishing charters on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia - with links to the weather, tides and fishing reports.
  • Top Cat Charters: Reef and game fishing charters with the most experienced charter boat in Batemans Bay, South Coast NSW
  • Tura Charters: Tura Charters Great Barrier Reef adventures specialise in reef fishing, diving and crayfishing holidays. Sit back and relax as you journey north to the Swains Reef or south to the Eastern Bass Straits Furneaux Group to enjoy a holiday like no other.
  • Undersea Explorer: Our aim is to offer exciting and stimulating adventure diving expeditions while supporting quality research projects, promote field work opportunities for university students, offer a high quality of coral reef interpretation and education.
  • Viv's Barramundi & Sport Fishing Safaris: We invite you to experience the magic of some of the best remote area fishing & sightseeing the Northern Territory can offer. 7 - 10 Day Wilderness Fishing Safaris aboard our well appointed Mothership put you 'right on the spot' from the first day. Explore the very remote and spectacular sport fishing areas the Top End has to offer.
  • Whahoo Charters: (Sydney) With our 39 foot Flybridge Cruiser we can take any keen angler to prime fishing locations in Sydney waters. We are equipped with latest electronic equipment , and the best in fishing equipment. We target Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna & Game Sharks, and our aim is to get you in the thick of it for a catch of a lifetime.
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