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British Defender - 2 Day 2 Night - Sailing

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British Defender - 2 Day 2 Night - Sailing


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Duration: 2 day/ 2 night

Location: Whitsundays, Airlie Beach

Time: Meet at 1:30pm, for a 2pm Departure/Returns 11am on day 3

Departure days: Wed, Fri and Sun

Meet Location: Abel Point Marina

Vibe: Super social, Fun, Banter

Fees on arrival: None - yay!

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Looking spend a few day cruising around the incredible Whitsundays and party under the stars? British Defender is the perfect boat for those who love the combination of social, chill and party! With a capacity of 28 and a former racing yacht, you’ll see plenty of the incredible Whitsundays over the 2 days and 2 nights because of the slick sailing speeds with a group of fun travellers. This tour includes a visit to the legendary Whitehaven Beach, walk to famous Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkelling stops where you can snorkel and dive the incredible reef where you can get up close and personal with the marine life! The Whitsundays is the ultimate paradise and a tropical haven for backpackers and visitors, it’s at the top of the list for many and when you visit it’s easy to see why, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and the iconic swirl of Whitehaven beach will have you making people at home VERY jealous.

This tour departs from Airlie Beach and over the 2 days and 2 night you’ll cover around 100kms around the islands due to the sailing performance and ability of your yacht to sail faster than other charter yachts. You’ll have an awesome few days sailing through the Whitsunday islands full of relaxing, plenty of banter and activities including snorkelling and the opportunity to dive at an additional cost. You’ll see all of the top sites and of course a key highlight of the trip is going to the most instagrammable beach in the world - Whitehaven Beach, this place is the definition of INCREDIBLE and you’ll be wowed at how stunning it is in real life. You’ll have plenty of time to chill out at Whitehaven, enjoy the 100% silica sand and crystal clear water, look out for the manta rays and your crew will take you on a guided bush walk up to hill inlet lookout where you will see ‘THE’ view << trust us this ones a beautyyyyyyy.

You’ll have the opportunity to snorkel the reef and the team will take you to the best diving and snorkelling around! Look for some amazing species of fish and marine life including the parrot fish, bat fish, cuttlefish, giant clams and clownfish. Fancy giving diving a go? For an additional cost when you meet up with the dive boat Tornado you’ll have the opportunity to learn to dive.This boat was made for ocean racing and had an extensive career and sailed in the Around the World race before opting for an easier life in the Whitsundays {not a bad idea we reckon!} and your Captain & crew are professionals when it comes to this yacht, you’ll be in safe hands and will love the cruising around some of Australia’s most beautiful islands! All hands on deck - you can get involved and help out these absolute pros to set the sails, have a turn on the wheel {and get some epic photos….} or ‘supervise’ and chill out on the massive deck soaking up the sunshine. We love this boat because of how much of the Whitsundays you see during the 2 days and 2 night, the crew will look after you during your tour and ensure you have an epic time, they’ll cook all your meals for you whilst you are on the yacht and will bring the banter, all you have to do is kick back, relax and enjoy your time on the Whitsundays with a bunch of legends! Spend your evenings hanging out and enjoying some drinks at sunset and under the stars with the rest of the British Defender passengers and crew. The accommodation on this yacht is in a cabin and you’ll have the option of double bed or bunk beds!

Itinerary:

This tours offer time to explore the islands, including time to relax at the magnificent Whitehaven Beach, walk to famous Hill Inlet Lookout and experience two snorkelling stops on the fringing coral reefs which extend right from the edge of the Islands.An optional Scuba dive is available when we meet with our Dive Boat, Tornado Dive, which is purpose built to do Introductory or Certified Scuba Dives.This itinerary will cover around 100km's around the islands and is achieved in 2 days and 2 nights due to the sailing performance and ability of your Maxi Yacht to sail faster than other charter yachts can go, even when they use a motor, which is also really friendly for the environment as we use wind power. Not only will you visit the famous Whitehaven Beach, but you will also get to the Northern end of the Whitsundays, where the best fringing coral reefs in the Whitsundays are found around Hayman Island, Langford Reef and Mantaray Bay.For guests who want to be involved, help the crew set the sails, have a turn on the wheel, and get some amazing sailing photo's.The Captain and crew will provide you with plenty of information on the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park and you will arrive back to the Marina at 11am on the 3rd day with a better appreciation of the Whitsunday Islands.Please note, itineraries can change due to the weather, tides and your captains professional judgement.

 

Inclusions:

All meals freshly prepared Snorkelling gear Wet suit Linen Professional crew All local national and marine park fees

 

What to bring:

Guests are asked to pack in a soft bag

BYO Alcohol (no glass)

Swimmers Beach towel Sunscreen Sunglasses Jacket or sweater Hat Camera Sandals/joggers/thongs Toiletries

 

Check in: by 11:00am, at Explore Whitsundays Shop 1, 4 Airlie Esplanade Airlie Beach.

 


 

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