Private Charter (Magnetic Island)

From AUD $219.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Nelly Bay, QLD

Charter a luxury 58-foot sailing yacht with your family, friends or colleagues for a day.

Experience the magic of seeing the Magnetic Island coastline, while we're sailing to the perfect bay to drop anchor in for lunch and some fun and relaxation.

While at anchor, there are plenty of options to keep all ages entertained - exploring the beach, swimming, snorkelling*, chilling or playing on the giant inflatable mat or relaxing on the beanbags with a glass of vino in hand! Our private day charters can be tailored to meet your wishes.



  Onboard a luxury 58-foot sailing yacht

  Exclusive use of Pilgrim for you and your guests, with a professional and friendly crew to look after you

  Combine sailing the Magnetic Island coastline with the opportunity to sail, swim, snorkel (weather permitting) or just relax 

  Chill out with a glass of wine on the giant inflatable mat or let the kids expend some energy playing on it instead!

  Take a dinghy ride to explore one of the secluded bays of Magnetic Island

  Experience the local wildlife up close and personal - humpback whales (in season), batfish and other reef fish, kites, sea-eagles, turtles and maybe even a dugong!

  Enjoy a delicious lunch with quality local ingredients served with wine, beer and soft drinks

  Our private charters are all-inclusive of lunch and beverages

  Flexible itinerary tailored just for you


  • Lunch includes locally caught prawns and bugs, a gourmet antipasto platter served with baguette.
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks for the duration of the charter
  • Sparkling or still water
  • Complimetary wine glasses and stubby coolers to use and keep as a souvenir
  • Use of stinger suits in season

A little bit about what to expect:

Your private charter begins at Magnetic Island Marina, Nelly Bay. One of the crew will meet you on the Pepper's Blue on Blue deck and show you to Pilgrim, the beautiful 58-foot sailing yacht. 


After a full briefing to ensure everyone feels comfortable and safe, we'll have a chat to find out what you are looking for from the day, then head out of the marina and pull up sails and go sailing. 


Enjoy a leisurely sail to one of the bays of Magnetic Island. While we're sailing, you can relax on the beanbags or help pull ropes or steer the boat. We'll sail for about an hour before dropping anchor in one of the bays. 


The destination will depend on the wind conditions on the day but is often Radical Bay, Florence Bay or Arthur Bay. On more extended charters (e.g. six hours) we can sail to Five Beach Bay, or it may be possible to stop in two bays, one for a snorkel and one for lunch.


Once at anchor, you'll have some time to yourselves - you can chill on the boat, explore the beach, have a swim or play/relax on the giant inflatable mat. If the weather permits (on light wind days) you may be able to go for a snorkel and check out the fringing reef and fish.  After you've had some fun or just kicked back and relaxed, we'll serve lunch on board.


Lunch includes locally caught prawns and bugs, a gourmet antipasto platter served with baguette. Also included are Australian organic wines, premium beers and soft drinks with lunch and on the sail back to Nelly Bay. After lunch, we'll pull up anchor and sail back to the marina enjoying the Magnetic Island scenery as we go.


During the charter, we usually spot some of the local wildlife - the beautiful brahminy kites, the batfish or large Cod and in season, if we're lucky we'll see one or two of the migrating humpback whales.


If you are allergic to anything or have special dietary requirements - please advise at time of booking. There may be a small additional charge to accommodate special diets which we will confirm with you via email after booking.



All inclusive Four Hour Private Charter (includes catering & beverages): $199 per person - minimum charge $1,990.


DEPARTING FROM:  Magnetic Island Marina, Nelly Bay.  RETURNING TO:  Magnetic Island Marina, Nelly Bay.


We can arrange return ferry tickets from Townsville at time of booking if you wish.