Matador

2D/1N

2 days • 1 night • All Ages

Embark on a sailing adventure aboard legendary Matador and explore the tropical paradise of the Whitsunday Islands.

Departure Monday, Wednesday, Saturday at 8 a.m.

About

For a truly unique experience on-board a legend, 2017 marks the relaunch of the Matador Whitsundays as a 2-Day 1-Night charter vessel taking guests sailing through the Whitsundays Islands to Whitehaven Beach and the best snorkelling spots the Islands has to offer.

We believe in providing an awesome product for an affordable price, which is why we only sell direct and through one online travel agent, passing all of the savings onto our guests.

With the majority of travellers between 20-40 years of age, Matador caters from 12 and up, welcoming families and people from all walks of life on an unforgettable experience.

Matadors Sailing History Built by Eric Goetz , Matador Whitsundays was constructed with all the latest, “space age” technology in carbon fibre. This produced a light but immensely strong structure. Previously owned by entrepreneur Anton Starling Matador had competed in 52 races and 8 Regattas and two world maxi yacht races, boasting a total of 31 wins 5 seconds and 6 thirds.

This $20 million boat constructed from carbon fiber, at 85 feet in length was once considered the largest ocean racing yacht is certainly the fastest yacht in the Whitsundays of its caliber.

Accomodation

  • Share singles and share doubles

Included

  • All meals
  • Fresh linen
  • Snorkel gear
  • Stinger suits
  • Local fees
  • Knowledgable fun crew

Not included

  • Alcohol, snacks (chips, chocolate, coke, etc.)


S.V. Whitehaven (2D/1N)

2D/1N

2 days · 1 night · Departs 8:30am Sunday & Friday.

This 17.5m ‘Beach Boat’ was designed to cruise tropical waters in style and comfort.

Affectionately known as the “Beach Boat”, the SV Whitehaven will allow you to fully relax, forget about everyday life and sail away to a slice of paradise. Learn to sail, enjoy fun kayak tours and snorkel over fringing reefs in secluded coral bays. At a night time, lay back on the deck whilst our formally trained crew guides you around the constellation of the southern hemisphere.

  • Kayaks on board for your own leisurely adventuring in breathtaking bays.
  • Informative Star talks under the southern nights sky.
  • Snorkelling in two separate locations.
  • Get Involved!! Hoist some sails with the crew and learn about the key points of sailing.
  • Educational chart talks about the Whitsunday Islands, their history and the Eco Systems in which you will swim and explore.
  • Completely covered seating and dining area for year round protection from weather and sun.
  • Bush walks with our experienced Tour Guides to Hill Inlet lookout and Whitehaven Beach.
  • Fun, relaxing and accredited Eco Safari Tours.
  • Extra top deck space to move around, sunbathe and stargaze.
  • A fun social tour for the young and young at heart.

What’s included?

  • Fresh clean linen.
  • All meals.
  • Tea, coffee, and tap water.
  • Kayaks.
  • Wet suits and snorkeling gear.
  • Marine and National Park Fees.


Summertime - Standby (2D/1N)

2D/1N

2 days · 1 night

Sea kayaking, sailing, and snorkelling provide an action-packed adventure!

2 days 1 night – Departs 8.30am Thursday & Saturday

Sail around the Whitsunday Islands aboard a refurbished 70-year-old ketch for a full 2 days/1-night adventure. Sleep in our comfortable air-conditioned vessel and wake to a beautiful island sunrise.

We will take you to the best snorkelling locations and with sufficient kayaks for all on board, our friendly guide will take you on an eco-friendly exploration of hidden inlets and fringing reefs.

• Freshwater Jacuzzi • Guided turtle/stingray kayak tour • Meals freshly prepared on board • Private cabin available • Fully air conditioned • Spacious deck and shade awnings • Full 2 days and 1 night • Experienced and knowledgeable crew • Best snorkelling spots • Relaxed tour

What’s included?

• Linen and bath towel • All meals including snacks • Tea, coffee and tap water • Kayaks for all guests • Wet suits and snorkelling gear • Marine and National Park Fees


Summertime (2D/1N)

2D/1N

2 days · 1 night

Sea kayaking, sailing, and snorkelling provide an action packed adventure!

2 days 1 night – Departs 8.30am Thursday & Saturday

Sail around the Whitsunday Islands aboard a refurbished 70-year-old ketch for a full 2 days/1-night adventure. Sleep in our comfortable air-conditioned vessel and wake to a beautiful island sunrise.

We will take you to the best snorkelling locations and with sufficient kayaks for all on board, our friendly guide will take you on an eco-friendly exploration of hidden inlets and fringing reefs.

  • Freshwater Jacuzzi .
  • Guided turtle/stingray kayak tour.
  • Meals freshly prepared on board.
  • Private cabin available.
  • Fully air-conditioned.
  • Spacious deck and shade awnings.
  • Full 2 days and 1 night.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable crew.
  • Best snorkelling spots.
  • Relaxed tour.

What’s included?

  • Linen and bath towel.
  • All meals including snacks.
  • Tea, coffee and tap water.
  • Kayaks for all guests.
  • Wet suits and snorkelling gear.
  • Marine and National Park Fees.


Reefsuite (Twin Room)

2D/1N

Spend a magical night in Australia’s first underwater accommodation and have a front row seat to the dazzling underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

Be prepared for an intimate experience that will stay with you forever.

Moored offshore at Hardy Reef, 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach, Reefworld is the setting for your spectacular overnight Reefsuite experience. Relaunching in 2019, the revamped pontoon hosts day trippers, on-deck Reefsleep guests and a lucky few who’ll head below deck for a private, all-inclusive Reefsuite experience.

Begin your journey with a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to Hardy Reef onboard our high-speed vessel, arriving at the reef around 11am. After lunch, guests can snorkel, dive, swim or take a scenic helicopter flight to see famous Heart Reef (additional cost). Day visitors depart mid-afternoon and then overnight guests have Hardy Reef and Reefworld all to themselves.

Watch a stunning sunset with a drink in hand before enjoying a starlit long-table dinner on the pontoon’s upper deck. After dinner, Reefsuite guests can retreat to the privacy of their undersea accommodation. Sit back, relax and watch as the reef comes to life through the floor to ceiling windows.

Reefsuites give a whole new meaning to ‘a room with a view’ and you’ll awake to see the marine life going about another day on the world-heritage listed reef they call home. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an exclusive morning on the reef before heading home in the afternoon with memories that will stay with you forever.


Reefsuite (Single Room)

2D/1N

Spend a magical night in Australia’s first underwater accommodation and have a front-row seat to the dazzling underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

Be prepared for an intimate experience that will stay with you forever.

Moored offshore at Hardy Reef, 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach, Reefworld is the setting for your spectacular overnight Reefsuite experience. Relaunching in 2019, the revamped pontoon hosts day-trippers, on-deck Reefsleep guests and a lucky few who’ll head below deck for a private, all-inclusive Reefsuite experience.

Begin your journey with a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to Hardy Reef onboard our high-speed vessel, arriving at the reef around 11am. After lunch, guests can snorkel, dive, swim or take a scenic helicopter flight to see the famous Heart Reef (additional cost). Day visitors depart mid-afternoon and then overnight guests have Hardy Reef and Reefworld all to themselves.

Watch a stunning sunset with a drink in hand before enjoying a starlit long-table dinner on the pontoon’s upper deck. After dinner, Reefsuite guests can retreat to the privacy of their undersea accommodation. Sit back, relax and watch as the reef comes to life through the floor to ceiling windows.

Reefsuites give a whole new meaning to ‘a room with a view’ and you’ll awake to see the marine life going about another day on the world-heritage listed reef they call home. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an exclusive morning on the reef before heading home in the afternoon with memories that will stay with you forever.


Reefsuite (Double Room)

2D/1N

Spend a magical night in Australia’s first underwater accommodation and have a front-row seat to the dazzling underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

Be prepared for an intimate experience that will stay with you forever.

Moored offshore at Hardy Reef, 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach, Reefworld is the setting for your spectacular overnight Reefsuite experience. Relaunching in 2019, the revamped pontoon hosts day trippers, on-deck Reefsleep guests and a lucky few who’ll head below deck for a private, all-inclusive Reefsuite experience.

Begin your journey with a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to Hardy Reef onboard our high-speed vessel, arriving at the reef around 11am. After lunch, guests can snorkel, dive, swim or take a scenic helicopter flight to see famous Heart Reef (additional cost). Day visitors depart mid-afternoon and then overnight guests have Hardy Reef and Reefworld all to themselves.

Watch a stunning sunset with a drink in hand before enjoying a starlit long-table dinner on the pontoon’s upper deck. After dinner, Reefsuite guests can retreat to the privacy of their undersea accommodation. Sit back, relax and watch as the reef comes to life through the floor to ceiling windows.

Reefsuites give a whole new meaning to ‘a room with a view’ and you’ll awake to see the marine life going about another day on the world-heritage listed reef they call home. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an exclusive morning on the reef before heading home in the afternoon with memories that will stay with you forever.


'Siska' Maxi Yacht Sailing

2D/1N

2 Days, 1 Night • Ages 15+ • Departs on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

If You’ve Got Limited Time To Make Friends and Visit the Whitsunday Icons, Siska IV, A Classic Sailing Yacht Is For You!

Minimum Age is 15 years old. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Duration

2 Days, 1 Night

8:30 Departure | 16:00 Return the following day

About

If you’ve got limited time to make friends and visit the Whitsunday icons, Siska, a classic sailing yacht is the boat for you! With a particularly roomy interior, custom-built for charters in the Whitsundays, there is ample seating space and open plan accommodation. Perfect for getting everyone together for a drink at the end of the day!

Ideal for those looking for: A Youthful, Social Atmosphere | Maximum of 24 Passengers

Below is a sample itinerary:

Meet your crew at the Coral Sea Marina | Resort (formerly the Abell Point Marina) at 7.30am for a head count, to depart the marina at 8:30am. 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 picture-postcard views get amongst it and submerse your toes in the unique silica sand. Climb the drift wood 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 mesmerised 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 snorkelling 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 4pm. (Perfect time to get to your accommodation, refresh and meet your new friends out for an after party!)

Below is a 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 on board. Meals are a great communal time to get to know your fellow travellers.

Continental breakfasts; healthy, fresh and hearty lunches; BBQ dinners in true ‘Aussie’ fashion and even dessert! Never go hungry with big servings and plenty of snacks in between. Tea and coffee available throughout the day.


'Prima' Overnight Small Group Sailing

2D/1N

2 Days, 1 Night • Ages 4+

Prima Provides Small-Group Sailing Adventures Around the Whitsundays!

Environmental Management Charge These monies go towards the management, maintenance, and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the National Parks now and in the future. This is something we will be more than happy to discuss with the clients if they are interested.

Minimum Age is 4 years old

Duration

2 Days, 1 Nights

8:30 Departure | 16:00 Return next day

About

Prima provides small group sailing adventures around the Whitsundays. Prima was built for charters in the Whitsundays and is comfortable, lovingly presented with plenty of seating. There is a large saloon and dining area that can seat all 12 guests at once. The deck has a shaded canopy over the helm with lots of seating, plus a cushioned area for sunbathing. Bring your own drinks and store them in the guest fridge for easy access. No two trips are the same as we take you from one carefully selected, idyllic island location to the next.

Ideal for those looking for: Families and small groups, romantic getaways, small groups and soft adventure. | Maximum Passenger Count: 12

Below is a sample itinerary:

Depart the Coral Sea Marina | Resort (formerly the Abell Point Marina) at 8.30am. Sit back and relax as your skipper takes control, and you leave your worries on the shore. Sail to the first anchorage at Tongue Bay for a guided walk through National Park land to Hill Inlet Lookout. Take in the stunning views of the 7km long stretch that is Whitehaven Beach at the top. Then walk down to the beach and experience the silica sand for yourself. Back on board enjoy morning tea before heading north along the western side of Hook Island. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail to your first snorkel spot. Jump in and meet the underwater life, try and find Nemo, maybe even bump into a turtle. Later, you’ll be taken to your overnight anchorage in one of the many picturesque bays. Enjoy sunset snacks and a drink and talk about the day with your new friends before dinner.

After a hearty breakfast the crew will set sail to the next beautiful cove for another chance to enjoy a swim or snorkel. Marvel at the fringing coral reef and the stunning marine life underwater again. After Lunch on board, set sail and make way back to Airlie Beach, arriving at 16:00pm.

Below is a 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 travelers.


'British Defender' Overnight Maxi Yacht Sailing

2D/1N

British Defender is our most modern maxi-sailing yacht, a part of our fun sailing fleet.

She was purposely built to sail around the world so you will enjoy a spacious interior with amenities such as air conditioning. Her huge deck provides ample room to get to know your fellow passengers or soak up some sun.

British Defender is our most modern maxi-sailing yacht, a part of our fun sailing fleet. She was purpose built to sail around the world so you will enjoy a spacious interior with amenities such as air conditioning. Her huge deck provides ample room to get to know your fellow passengers or soak up some sun.

Learn to hoist and trim the sails and a bit of sailing language, or sit back and enjoy the speed at which you will race through the Whitsundays.

Ideal for those looking for: A Youthful, Social Atmosphere | Maximum Passenger Count: 28