Airlie Beach

British Defender - 2 Day 1 Night - Maxi Sailing Tour of the Whitsundays

Airlie Beach, Australia
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From USD 271.64

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Take to the seas in a genuine sailing boat. This two-night tour of the Whitsunday Islands offers the unique opportunity to sail in a historic yacht, named by the Duke of Edinburgh itself. Aboard the re-fitted British Defender you'll cruise to such highlights as Whitehaven Beach, disembark for a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet Lookout via a guided bush walk, and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
  • Inclusive two-night sailing trip around the Whitsunday Islands
  • Includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and snacks between meals
  • Excursions include a bush walk and snorkeling in the Barrier Reef
  • Get insights into the marine environment from your crew

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Bedding and bed linen
  • Stinger suit
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 3 experienced crew members
  • Snacks between meals
  • Tap water, tea and coffee
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Restroom on board
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch (2)
  • Drinks - You can BYO alcohol and soft drinks
  • Transfers to/from the marina
  • Soft drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Coral Sea Marina
    Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

    A crew member will meet you at 'Meeting Point C' located in the south village of Coral Sea Marina at 7.30am

Start time

08:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Day 1

Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands

3 Stops

Whitsunday Islands

16 hours Admission Ticket Free

Whitehaven Beach

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Hill Inlet

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Accommodation: On board British Defender

Meals: LunchDinner

Day 2

Whitsunday Islands to Airlie Beach

1 Stop

Whitsunday Islands

16 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: BreakfastLunch

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 15
  • Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Beautiful scenery
Mary_D, Mar 2023
We were 30 years and more older than everyone else. The kids were fantastic. The boat and staff were great but this is a back packers trip for sure. That was something we didn't realize til we got there.
Great experience on the Brittish Defender
Daniel_P, Nov 2022
I had an amazing experience on thr Brittish Defender. The crew were very knowledgeable and open to answer any questions. We visited many locations in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven beach (more beautiful at high tide), and we made 2 snorkeling stops. There were small groups and solo travellers like myself, but we quickly made really cool acquaintances. Highly recommend this tour for young solo travellers or small groups. It’s not a party boat but definitely cool vibe.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
H iDaniel_P, We are incredibly thankful that you took the time to leave us a 5-star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy. Thanks so much for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!