Private Charters

Private Charters

At one with nature
Ultimate luxury and style
Tailor made to suit you

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Imagine… your own private luxury sailing yacht complete with experienced crew, delicious food and chilled beverages and first class 5-star service to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

No matter what the reason or celebration, our luxury sailing and snorkelling charters are 100% unique. We are delighted to work with you to hand craft a pure, Great Barrier Reef sailing and snorkelling experience especially for you and your guests. Sailaway specialises in snorkelling and sailing on luxury sailing catamarans and offers a range of private charter options, from day trips to Low Isles and the Outer Reef, Sunset sails and Liveaboard Expeditions.


The Sailaway vessels are readily available for private charter to offer day sailing and snorkelling adventures, as well as Sunset Sails. Enjoy having the vessel to yourselves for a day of relaxing on a luxury sailing catamaran and snorkelling over the pristine coral reefs. We can put together a special itinerary to best suit you. Our rates are fully inclusive of all snorkelling and coral viewing activities, with expert guiding.

Contact us for rates, inclusions, itineraries and availability. We would be delighted to help you plan a memorable occasion:

Sunset Sail
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Low Isles
8:30am – 4:00pm or
1:00pm – 6:30pm
Outer Reef
8:00am – 5:00pm
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Low Isles

Mackay Sailaway VII

Outer Reef - Mackay Coral Cay

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Sailaway Mackay Cay

Sailaway Mackay Cay

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Private Liveaboard Expeditions

3 Day / 2 night Liveaboard Charter

Spectacular Outer Reef and Coral Cays

Spoil yourself with the ultimate adventure on your own private yacht for a few days to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the reef, the peace and tranquility of staying overnight under the stars, with great food and company. Learn more about our signature itinerary and special packages.

Contact us to discuss rates, availability and itineraries Email: or call 0417 993 109.

Special Family occasions and weddings

A private charter of Sailaway has been host to many special family occasions to celebrate events such as weddings, milestone birthdays, anniversaries and marriage proposals.

Private, romantic, luxurious. Sailaway can help you create the tropical wedding of your dreams. We can help you arrange a proposal or get married on an untouched Great Barrier Reef Island or coral cay.

You may simply want a private day to yourselves with family and friends, without other guests on board.

Discover our many options of Sunset Sailing, Full Day Adventure or Afternoon sailing.

Business – Conference, Corporate Incentives, Events & team building

Great Barrier Reef Charters… Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland is the top spot for Business Conferences with World-Class conference facilities and hotels. Include a Private Charter of Sailaway to complement the Conference or Incentive schedule. Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure!

A private charter on Sailaway will be an experience to remember, with work colleagues and friends – Ideal for team building activities.

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Discover Sailaway's Reef Destinations


The Coral Cays are pure white sand surrounded by a large fringing reef system and crystal clear water.

Sailaway is the only operator from Port Douglas who has access to visit Mackay Coral Cays. This exclusivity means we have the area to ourselves to explore without restrictions.

Low Isles

Low Isles is an idyllic Coral Cay island. The reef around Low Isles comprises 150 species of hard corals and is dominated by 15 species of soft corals.

Guests of Sailaway have the opportunity to snorkel in the lagoon of the island with our marine biologist, offering an interesting and informative tour.

Sunset Sailing

Enjoy the thrill of pure sailing. A must do when visiting Port Douglas is to relax with an exhilarating cruise on board this first class sailing catamaran.

Soak up the peace and tranquillity of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea as you sail along the coast off Far North Queensland.

Sailaway Loyalty Club

Receive 10% discount on your second Sailaway experience - simply contact our friendly reservations team to book. Conditions apply.