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British Defender: 2 Day, 2 Night Whitsundays Tour

Airlie Beach


If your looking to rig, navigate, sail, snorkel and sneek a few cheeky beers of an evening and see the Whitsunday Islands in extreme fun then don't miss British Defender. The extra night spent onboard us more time at locations or more destinations to discover - depending on what Mother Nature has in store for us with her winds and tides. An exciting Whitbread maxi yacht! It only gets better onboard the lush, stylish and spacious British Defender! If you're looking to rig, navigate, sail, snorkel and sneak a few cheeky beers of an evening and see the Whitsunday Islands in extreme fun then don't miss British Defender. 

  • Explore the Whitsundays
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkelling on the coral reefs
  • Help setting the sails
  • Experienced crew
  • Air-conditioned 
  • Meals freshly prepared
  • Open plan accommodation
  • Snorkel gear & wetsuit 
  • Built safe and sturdy thanks to Around The World racing experience
  • Permits to Whitsunday Island walks which bigger group operators cannot access
  • Plenty of shade beneath our deck awning when at anchor
  • Hot showers and plenty of space beneath deck


Day 1: Airlie Beach to Whitsundays

Itineraries are flexible and this itinerary is an example only. Trips will differ depending on the prevailing breezes and tides. Itineraries are planned by the Captain considering the safety and wellbeing of guests and crew. If you have a special place that you would like to visit, they will do their very best to see what can be done. This tour offers time to explore the islands, including time to relax at the magnificent Whitehaven Beach, walk to famous Hill Inlet Lookout and experience two snorkelling stops on the fringing coral reefs which extend right from the edge of the islands. This itinerary will cover around 100kms around the islands and is achieved in this time due to the sailing performance and ability of your Maxi Yacht to sail faster than other charter yachts can go, even when they use a motor, which is also really friendly for the environment as we use wind power. You'll be fed well with afternoon tea, pre-dinner snacks and dinner today. Bring Your Own alcohol so long as it's not glass. Spend your first night of fun under the stars of the Southern Hemisphere.

Meals: Dinner


Day 2: Whitsundays

Not only will you visit the famous Whitehaven Beach on this trip but you will also get to the Northern end of the Whitsundays where the best fringing coral reefs in the Whitsundays are found - namely Langford Reef and Mantaray Bay. For guests who want to be involved, help the crew set the sails, have a turn on the wheel and get some amazing sailing photos. The Captain and crew will provide you with plenty of information on the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park. Meals today include breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, pre-dinner snack AND dinner. Are you full yet?

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3: Whitsundays to Airlie Beach

Wake up on your final morning to that clear sea air before it's time for more thrilling sailing back to Airlie Beach. Pass along the western coast of Whitsunday Island, through Hook Passage and follow the eastern coast of Hook Island, passing the Molle Islands allowing you further opportunity for snorkelling and swimming. Arrive back to Airlie Beach at approximately 11am.

Meals: Breakfast


Pickups / Departures

  • Guests must check in before departure
  • Check in by 11:00am the day of departure at Explore Whitsundays Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade Airlie Beach
  • Meet at Abell Point Marina by 1:30pm

Departs: Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach at 2:00pm

Returns: Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach at 11am


  • BYO alcohol

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British Defender: 2 Day, 2 Night Whitsundays Tour

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