Sailing Holidays Whitsundays - 2 Day 1 Night+ - 18 - 35's

Tour Code: 406

Departing: Airlie Beach

2 Day 1 Night - 18 - 35s - Fun Sailing
  • Every sense is catered for on this exhilarating cruise! The sightseeing wonder of legendary tropical islands, the heart-warming promise of new friends, the tantalising feast of culinary delights and adventure of snorkelling coral reefs!
  • Hill inlet at Whitehaven is the 4th most photographed panorama in Australia, and the magical azure-white swirls will show you why. You wouldn’t want to miss your smiling face with a huge Maori Wrasse photo bombing your shot while snorkelling!
  • Ideal for 18 - 35's and a total of 26 guests onboard for the time of your life in the Whitsundays 
  • Whale watching June to October, snorkelling fringing coral reefs,- hoisting the sails and enjoying life. 

Included In Price

  • Services of skipper and crew, all meals and snacks, tap water, tea and coffee, snorkelling equipment and basic tuition, stinger suit, and all marina levies.
  • Personalised tour consisting of no more than 26 guests (14S +6D)
  • Hands on sailing adventure
  • Personalised attentive service
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Air conditioned vessel
  • Meals - Meals start from morning tea on day 1

This is the perfect Whitsundays sailing holiday with plenty of socialising. Perfect for the young at heart, your island cruising encompasses snorkelling on Great Barrier Reef islands, trekking, and partying!

You’ll find this Whitsundays sailing holiday on British Defender is a seriously fun and fast paced 2 day, 1 night sailing and snorkeling adventure around the legendary Whitsunday Islands  on an 83 foot maxi yacht catering to 26 passengers. 

She is newly refurbished and all polished up for her guests total comfort. Built of carbon fibre and built strong to sail around the world in the Whitbread Yacht Race she was named by the Duke of Edinburgh on the Thames so she is quite a popular boat with British backpackers. 

Open Whitsundays Sail Boat Accommodation

  • 14 single bunks
  • 6 double bunks
  • 3 bathrooms

Our maxi yacht boasts a huge 115ft mast, race grinding winch towers, and a generous 6 foot below headroom.  

For those who seek to discover the azure bays and tropical islands throughout the Great Barrier Reef, alongside the thrill of making new friends, look no further than this once in a lifetime fun sailing cruise from Airlie Beach.

Ideal for exhuberant travellers aged 15-35's looking for some fun and to make some worldwide connections, you’ll have the choice of experiencing a hands-on racing sailiing voyage with a chance to help the crew hoist the sails, and even take a turn at the helm.

Or if so inclined simply laze in the sun on the yachts deck as this renowned Maxi vessel sails you to breathtaking icons, such as the gleaming  shores of Whitehaven Beach.

With 83 feet of spacious opulence, there’s plenty of room to make lifelong friends and sightsee as you approach the bays of Hook Island, Hayman Island, Mantaray Bay and Langford Reef for some snorkelling.

You and your new buddies can explore the wondrous fringing reefs in an unforgettable snorkelling safari. 

Each sumptuous meal is provided, along with snacks too. And at the end of an exhilarating day of exploring the Whitsundays, sip wine under the tropical stars to ambient music, and be rocked to sleep by the gentle motion of the waves.

And we have air-conditioning to enable you to sleep comfortably at night!

This is a snorkel only tour if you wish to do some scuba diving have a look at a few of these sail and dive tours from Airlie Beach. 

Sample Itinerary

Meet your crew at the Coral Sea Marina | Resort (formerly the Abell Point Marina) at 8 am for a headcount, to depart the marina at 8:30 am. Feeling energized? Help hoist the sails! Otherwise, sit back and relax as you float across the Whitsunday Passage to Whitsunday Island, finding anchorage at Tongue Bay.

Take a guided bush walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout to get that awesome photo of the world-famous Whitehaven Beach. After taking in those postcard views get amongst it and submerge your toes in the unique silica sand. Climb the driftwood tree, say hello to the local marine critters or try beachcombing for shells.

In the afternoon you’ll sail north to another island where you’ll anchor just before sunset. Enjoy a drink and pre-dinner snacks and be mesmerized by the golden hour as the sun sets over the Whitsundays. After dinner, grab a drink and get stuck into a conversation with new mates.

Early rise for breakfast, then kit up with snorkeling gear, ready to jump in over the fringing coral reefs. Stunning tropical fish and other marine life, a turtle if you’re lucky, will welcome you into their home as they swim, dart and go about their life. Time for morning tea before heading to another location for a swim, snorkel or a beach stop.

After lunch, it is time to set the sails once again and make way across the Whitsunday Passage. Arrive back into Airlie Beach at 4 pm. (Perfect time to get to your accommodation, refresh and meet your new friends out for an after party!)

Maxi Yacht Features

  • Offers a fun and fast maxi racing experience
  • Comfortable, spacious interior
  • Shaded area on deck for sun protection and relaxing
  • 26 passengers, it is a sociable and fun trip
  • All meals included and made fresh
  • Morning tea and afternoon tea, tea and coffee
  • Clean, fresh linen provided for all guests

Sample Menu

All meals and snacks are included for the duration of your trip. Our crew freshly prepares each meal for you to enjoy using locally sourced, seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Usually served buffet style; you can choose to eat anywhere onboard. Meals are a great communal time to get to know your fellow travellers.


Arrival: Donuts, Tea, and Coffee

Lunch: Pesto Pasta Salad, Tuna Salad, Cooked Meats, Deconstructed Salad, and Wraps (Vegetarian Option: Falafel/Kofta)

Afternoon Tea: Nachos (V)

Dinner: Chicken and Vegetable Skewers, Fresh Seasonal Salad, Potato Salad, and Garlic Bread (Vegetarian Option: Marinated Tofu)

Dessert: Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)


Breakfast: Cereals, Fruit Salad, Croissants, Spreads, Yoghurt, Tea, and Coffee

Lunch: Build your own burgers – Burger Patties, Fried Onion, Coleslaw, Bread Rolls (Vegetarian Option: Vegetarian Burger Patties)

Afternoon Tea: Lamingtons

Cabin Configuration

Open-plan style of accommodation on board made up of single and double beds. Bathroom facilities are shared. 

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time
  • Meeting Time 8.30am - Departs 9.00am - Returns 4.00pm
  • Meeting point: Coral Sea Marina South End (Meeting Point C)
Departure Instructions
  • Guests are required to check in via an online waiver which is to be completed no later than 72 hours before travel
  • Meet your crew at the Coral Sea Marina | Resort (formerly the Abell Point Marina) at 8 am for a headcount, to depart the marina at 8:30 am.
  • Tongue Bay
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Whitsunday Island
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



2 Day 1 Night

Available for Purchase / Hire

Cash only onboard

Fitness Level Required


Additional Information
  • Cruise is predominately suited to 18-35 year olds.
  • Departures and itineraries are subject to weather conditions
  • Please advise of your food allergies at the time of booking
  • It is recommended that guests have some swimming confidence in the water.
  • While many guests travel from abroad, it is crucial travellers have a good understanding of English for safety briefs.
  • British Defender = $10 – Gluten free, lactose intolerant, vegan
Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
  • Clothes, beach and bath towel, toiletries, hat, swimwear, sunscreen, jacket/sweater, camera, sunglasses, runners or sandals for island walks.
  • Please pack in a soft-sided, zipless bag, no hard case luggage - Must pack into a small soft bag (no wheels)
  • BYO policy for all soft and alcoholic beverages - No glass or red wine available

  • Minimum age 16
  • Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

Cancellations made less than 14 days before departure on overnight trips will result in the complete forfeiture of full price.

Sailing Holidays Whitsundays - 2 Day 1 Night+ - 18 - 35's

Tour Code: 406

Departing: Airlie Beach

2 Day 1 Night - 18 - 35s - Fun Sailing



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$429.00
Family: au$1,716.00

Tour Code: 406



19 yrs & over

16 - 18 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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