Boat hire in Brisbane, Queensland

From the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast

Day to week long yacht charters

Sailing Catamaran Moreton Maiden

From $7,000/week

4 cabins

8 guests

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Sailing Catamaran Moreton Magic

From $7,700/week

4 cabins

10 guests

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Power Catamaran Nautilus

From $5,800/week

3 cabins

6 guests

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Intro specials to charter a seawind catamaran to Moreton Island

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Boat Hire Australia

Australia boat hire season

Yacht charters are available year long, but the main season spans from September to March, with a peak in December/January. Notice the period in April/March and August/September, when the water is still warm, but the prices are lower compared to the main season.

Australian boat hire companies

LogoCharter company nameDescriptionLink
Moreton Bay Holidays afloadSail/Motor catamarans
Multihull CentralMultihull Central. Want to buy your very own Seawind, Outremer, Privilege or other Catamaran? Visit Multihull Central! It is where we bought ours.
H2O YachtsBased in Brisbane, H2O yachts offers crewed and bareboat charters throughout Australia and worldwide from 40' to 385'. Specializing in Term charters, Bareboat, Skippered or Fully Crewed.
Queensland Yacht ChartersQueensland yacht Charters is a member of Dream Yacht Charters with close to 40 destinations worldwide! Queensland Yacht Charters specializes in bareboat charters where you captain the yacht yourself! They can offer brief sailing training for inexperienced sailors and even offer skippered charters with crew!
Whitsunday EscapeWhitsunday Escape offers 7 and 10 night Bareboating trips on the North East coast of Queensland! They offer an extensive line up of yachts from Sailing Monohulls/Catamarans to Power cruisers/Catamarans.
Fraser Escape Bareboat ChartersFraser Escape offers 4 bareboat Catamarans in Fraser Coast, Queensland, Australia. This area is home to a vast array of anchorages and wildlife. The team behind Fraser Escape have decades in the industry and offer valuable expertise in sailing this area. No licence needed and training provided.
Sail AustraliaSail Australia offers Skippered Luxury Charters in Queensland, Brisbane, New South Whales, Whitsunday Islands and Sydney Harbour. They also offer Bareboat charters, Corporate Events, Parties, Sports Fishing and much more!
Whitsunday Rent a YachtWhitsunday Rent a Yacht offers skipper yourself Monohulls, Catamarans and Power cruiser charters in the Beautiful Whitsunday Islands! They have decades in the industry and a large selection of yachts to choose from. Honeymoon and wedding specials available. Sailing training available.
Sunsail WhitsundaysSunsail is a leader in the bareboat market with bases across the world! Sunsail Whitsundays operates their fleet from their dual bases of Shute Harbour and Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays. Bareboat and skippered charters available. Sailing training is also available.
Cumberland Charter YachtsCumberland Charter Yachts has a large selection of Monohulls, Catamarans and Power Yachts based in Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays. They offer a wide variety of charter packages including Skipper yourself and crewed tours. No licence required and half day briefing included with charter fee.
Luxury Yachts WhitsundaysBased in Airlie Beach, Luxury Yachts Whitsundays has 2 power catamarans and 2 power cruisers for Skipper yourself Bareboating and Crewed Charters. They offer a wide selection of charter packages from day tours to week long charters. Experience the beautiful Whitsundays in style and elegance with Luxury Yachts Whitsundays!

Australian boat hire types

A yacht charter (also boat hire) is a type of arrangement that allows guests to borrow a yacht for a defined period of time. A yacht rental usually includes insurance and cancellation protection. The yacht charters can be broken down by crew (crewed, bareboat) and yacht power (motor yachts, sailboats).

Crewed boat hire

The crewed yacht option comes with full comfort. Crew consists of a captain and sometimes a chef and allows the guest to fully relax and enjoy the charter.

Bareboat hire

Qualified sailors can rent the yacht without any crew. This is a preferred option if you have a lower budget or really enjoy sailing yourself. Being able to rent a motor catamaran is fairly easy with very little qualifications.


At the moment, Moreton Bay Holidays Afloat offer catamarans that can be used as sailboats and motorboats. Sailors will definitely prefer to set sails and cruise along, while the engines allow to quickly move between locations. If you can drive a car, and follow a GPS, then you can drive a boat.

Why hire a boat in Australia/Moreton Bay

The sheltered waters of Moreton Bay off of Brisbane with its 3,400 km2 of national parks is a peaceful charter destination without the crowds. It holds one of the worlds largest populations of dugong (manatee).

They can often be seen in the clear shallow waters at the southern end of Moreton island, munching away on the large fields of seagrass.

There are also huge numbers of turtles and large pods of dolphins that call this sub tropical wonderland their home.




Visit the ruins of one of Brisbanes oldest penal colonies on St Helena island where wallabies roam freely.


Sail on the newest catamarans that are designed to be easy to sail or to simply drive them like a car.


Moreton Bay boat hire secrets

Perhaps take a power catamarans that doesn’t even have a mast that allows you to explore further up the brisbane river to visit Southbank, the lights of the city and visit the Koala Reserve.


Cruise south along the Broadwater to the Gold Coast where the waters are so protected that everywhere is a perfect anchorage.


Eat at the Gold Coast many world class restaurants or shop the high end International fare shops.


Anchor in front of Sea World and give the kids a treat, Dreamworld and Movie world are only a short bus ride away.


Marvel at the many multi million dollar mansions that line the waters edge while secretly knowing that they are looking at you with envy.


Swim off the many sandy beaches or snorkel with the thousands of fish that inhabit the beautiful Tangalooma wrecks.


Fish for your breakfast right of the back deck, the waters hold a large variety of species with bream and flathead being my favorites.


Sea life on your boat hire

Sea Turtles:

Six of the seven species of sea turtles in the world are found in Moreton bay. The green and loggerhead turtle are the most common and are permanent residents.



Eight species of dolphin have also been recorded in the Marine Park including two resident species; the bottlenose and the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin.



Moreton Bay dugongs are commonly found in large herds of about 100 animals. The Moreton Bay area is also the most southern limit they are found.


Bird Life:

Approximately 3,500 resident shorebirds representing 10 different species breed in and around Moreton Bay.



Moreton Bay Marine Park is home to over a thousand species of fish.


The most common whale sighting in Moreton Bay is the beloved humpback whale