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British Defender 2-Day, 2-Night Maxi Sailing

Departing: Airlie Beach

Perfect 18's to 35's
  • 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!

This is the perfect 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 a seriously fun and fast paced 2 day, 2 night sailing and snorkeling adventure around the legendary Whitsunday Islands  on an 83 foot maxi yacht catering to 28 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 the Brits. 

Open Plan Accommodation

  • 16 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 18-35'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. 

Trek and Frolic at Famous Whitehaven

Named by the Duke of Edinburgh on the River Thames in London, this maxi yacht super vessel has made the long trek to showcase it spacious magnificence as your home in the Whitsundays for 2 whole days and nights!

Fun, fantastic, and fabulous, your sailing adventure will take you on an unforgettable cruise of sensational scenery on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

You can choose to help the crew hoist the sails, or just relax on deck and let the islands and scenery drift by.

This well loved yacht is also your home to mouth-watering meals, sipping wine in the  twilight, and sleeping in your comfy cabin as the waves shush you to sleep.

You’ll be amazed by the family-like comradery of the welcoming fun crew, and the cheerful atmosphere that promises new, lifelong friends.

At Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, you’ll witness the very meaning of a remote paradise.

Listed as one of the top 5 beaches on the entire planet, there is little that equals to the jaw-dropping perfection you’ll encounter as you explore these shores. 

The trek through woodland to Hill Inlet takes you to an unparalleled panorama.

Looking out over the intricate turquoise patterns of the Great Barrier Reef, the vista from this peak is the 4th photographed imagery in thewhole of Australia!.

And while you’re enjoying a swim in the tropical waters, make sure to rub a little of this magical silica sand on your jewellery; it will have it gleaming like never before!

The nights on this 2 day, 2  night snorkel cruise are a magical marvel of shushing shorelines, secluded coves, and palms swaying in the shadows of tropical islands.

You’ll find the dusky beaches of the Whitsundays magnificent as the evening atmosphere on board this maxi yacht.

After a delicious dinner to signify the coming night, it will be time to watch the sun setting over the Whitsunday Islands and witness the twilight as it introduces the moon under a clear night sky.

It will likewise be the hours to stargaze, sip wine, and listen to ambient music; the crew may even start a singalong so get your A game on and practise with Singstar!

You’ll be in the festive company of many new and lifelong friends, who will be there to compare the snorkelling, sailing and trekking highlights of the day with easy-going banter.

Then as the waves break gently against your anchored vessel, let the caress of the Great Barrier Reef rock you to sleep in your cabin beneath the stars!

See more liveaboard snorkel tours from Airlie Beach.

Maxi Yacht Features

  • Offers a fun and fast maxi racing experience
  • Comfortable, spacious interior
  • Shaded area on deck for sun protection and relaxing
  • 28 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

Included In Price

  • Personalised tour consisting of no more than 28 guests
  • Hands on sailing adventure
  • Personalised attentive service
  • All meals, along with nibbles, platters and snacks provided
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits included
  • Open plan layout with spacious saloon/lounge area
  • Fresh quality linen and bath towels
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time
  • Departs 2.00pm - Wed, Fri & Sun
  • Returns 11.00am Fri, Sun & Tues
Departure Instructions
  • Please check in at head office on Main Street, Airlie Beach the day before your cruise, or by 10am latest on the morning of your tour.
  • Once your boarding pass has been collected, please make your way toward vessel on a short walk to Abell Point Marina.
Destinations
  • Hayman Island
  • Hook Island
  • Whitehaven Beach
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Itineraries differ from voyage to voyage and are dependent on the weather and tidal conditions and may be the reverse
It is important to note we do not guarantee the tours will visit every location as described

Duration

2 full days and 2 nights

Fitness Level Required

Medium

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.
Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
  • Small soft bag with change of clothes for both days (no suitcases please)
  • Swimmers, beach towel and sunscreen
  • Camera (charged)
  • Comfortable sandals or thongs for trekking at Whitehaven
  • Jacket for the evening in cooler months (Australian winter).
  • BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine please) cask wine is favourable.

Minimum age 18

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking. 

  • Cancellations within 30 to 60 days will result in 25% loss of fare.
  • Cancellations made within 14-30 days will result in 50% loss of fare price.
  • Cancellation within 14 days of cruise will result in loss of full cruise fare
  • If ticket can be resold after loss of full fare, ticket fare will be refunded minus 20% off price plus card fees.
  • If weather conditions hinder the cruise, and company cannot offer a suitable arrangement, full refund is given minus card fees.

Sailing Whitsundays 2 Day 2 Night 18 -35's

Departing: Airlie Beach

Perfect 18's to 35's

From

au$509.00

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

Tour Code: 406

From

au$509.00

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
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BarrierReefAustralia
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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