All about the 2 day / 2 night Maxi Sailing on British Defender

Experience an impressive 2 day 2 night Maxi Sailing Adventure which are designed for for 18 - 35s and young at heart travellers.

This sailing tour offers you a social experience with a group of like-minded travellers. On this tour you will explore the amazing Whitehaven Beach and go snorkelling at two locations on the fringing coral reefs, plus go on guided bushwalks on the islands.

Yachts are 22 to 24 metres long and offer plenty of space to relax on deck or below. Large shade awnings roll out when at anchor.

For guests who would like to Scuba Dive, you will meet up with a Dive Boat during the tour.

British Defender was built to race in the 1990/91 Whitbread Around The World Race - the premier ocean racing event. Today it's kitted out for your comfort with spacious cabins configured with bunks and private doubles.

Two dining areas offer below decks dining areas and there are 3 showers and toilets.

2 day / 2 night Maxi Sailing on British Defender Itinerary - 2 days

  • Days 1 and 2 Sailing Adventure
    Every trip on British Defender is unique and itineraries will vary depending on the weather and tides.

    We depart Airlie Beach around 2pm on your 2 day and 2 night adventure. We will explore the Whitsundays islands, see Whitehaven Beach and take a walk to the world-famous Hill Inlet Lookout. Under the water, you will snorkel at two amazing sites filled with fringing coral reefs which extend right from the edge of the Islands. Get involved and help the crew set the sails, sit at the wheel or just sit back and relax with the wind in your hair.

    Sample Menu

    Day One
    On Arrival: Fresh fruit platter or tea/coffee & biscuits
    Nibbles: Nachos
    Dinner: BBQ chicken breast fillets with either satay or thai green curry sauce, rice, damper bread, green salad, yoghurt & cucumber dip
    Dessert: Fruit cake & tea & coffee

    Day Two
    Breakfast: Cereal, toast, spreads, tea & coffee
    Morning tea: Either fresh fruit platter or tea, coffee & biscuits
    Lunch: BBQ sausages, pesto pasta salad, potato salad, garden salad & cob bread
    Afternoon Tea: Fresh fruit paltter or tea, coffee & biscuits
    Nibbles: Cubed cheese, olives, pickled onions, carrot sticks, dips & biscuits
    Dinner: Spaghetti bolognaise, garlic bread, fresh mixed salad
    Dessert: Fruit cake, tea & coffee

    Day Three
    Breakfast: Cereal, toast, spreads, tea & coffee

    Please note this is a sample of menu and is subject to change and amendments
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This 2 day 2 night sailing adventure on the British Defender exploring the Whitsundays is one of the must do items on everyones Australia bucket list.

Specials

Save up to $40. Book 90 days in advance of your departure date
2 day / 2 night Maxi Sailing on British Defender Price information
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Price

Description

Tour code: 2D2NBD
$479
Single or double bunk in shared cabin
$439
Single or double bunk in shared cabin if booked 90 days in advance of your departure date
$459
Single or double bunk in a shared cabin if booked 90 days before travel. For travel AFTER 1 April 2018.
$489
Single or double bunk in a shared cabin. For travel AFTER 1 April 2018.

Departure information

Starts

2pm Wednesday, Friday, Sunday from Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia except 19 to 26 Nov and 25 Dec

Check in by 7.00pm the day prior to departure at Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach

Ends
Airlie Beach


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Check in by 7.00pm the day prior to departure at Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach
  • ^ It is recommended that the double bunk fare is only booked by two people travelling together as otherwise pax will have to share the double bunk with another passenger.
  • Passengers can bring their own alcohol as this vessel is not licensed. Please no glass bottles or red wine.

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