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Maxi Sailing Adventure on the British Defender

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Dorm share
2 days 1 night
All Meals
Tuesdays and Saturdays
Sail the Whitsundays and feel the excitement on a Maxi Sailing Boat

Sail the Whitsunday Islands on board a world class racing Maxi yacht. Imagine the thrill of speed, the wind in your hair, soaring sails, brilliant blue skies and breath taking beaches. You’ll see more islands in a shorter time on these fast boats.

You can sun bake on the spacious deck or jump in and help out with the sailing. The anchor drops and it’s time to relax with up to 28 other guests. Swim, explore and stay cool under generous shade awnings. This is blue water adventure, fun and relaxation all rolled into one exciting island cruise.

**for bookings within 3 weeks please use the live chat to check availability!


  • 2 days/1 nights on the British Defender
  • Meals
  • BYO alcohol
  • National Park Entrance Fees

Click here to check out the Fraser island Whitsundays Adventure Package featuring the maxi sailing boats to save $$!



  • Sailing 2 day/ 1 night on either British Defender
  • Great company - a maximum of 28 Guests
  • Meals
  • Comfortable accommodation, 1 night, open plan, linen supplied
  • Snorkel gear & wet suit
  • Hot showers
  • All Marine and National Park Fees

Whitsunday Island Maxi Sailing Adventure (Departs Airlie Beach)

This is a great way to explore the islands. The tour gives you time to relax at the magificient Whitehaven Beach, walk to famous Hill Inlet Lookout and experience two snorkeling stops on the coral reefs just at the edge of the islands.

Visit Stunning Reefs

The tour will take you over 100km's around these stunning islands. That's 2 days and 1 night of adventure. Your Maxi Yacht sails faster than other charter yachts. They use wind power so they are environmentally friendly. You'll visit the famous Whitehaven Beach as well as the Northern end of the Whitsundays. This area is considered the best fringing coral reefs in the Whitsundays, especially around Hayman Island, Langford Reef and Mantaray Bay.

Sailing The Boat

On this sailing trip you can get as involved as you want to be. You can help the crew set the sails, have a turn on the wheel, and snap a couple of great sailing photo's. The Captain and crew know a lot about the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park and they enjoy sharing this if you are interested in learning more. You'll arrive back to the Marina at 11am on the last day. Please note, itineraries can change due to the weather, tides and your skipper's professional judgement.

Good Weather

Note: All sailing/diving activities as well as destinations are dependent on good weather and are subject to change at the skipper’s discretion. Our priority is to make sure you have a good time and being out in good weather is important.

Seasonal Produce For Our Meals

Our visitors enjoy meals based on local and seasonal produce. The meals menu changes according to what is available and great eating at different times of the year.

Optional Extras

  • Alcohol at own expense (BYO)

Please note: If you must arrive in Airlie Beach on the departure day, you need to check in at the main office before 11am. More details will be provided on the booking.

Christmas Surcharge: Departures 24 to 26 December will incur a $20 (1 Night tours) surcharge per passenger.