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2 Day 1 Night British Defender Whitsundays Tour From $459pp

On British Defender, you can learn to sail as you race through the Whitsundays or sit back, relax, and enjoy the sailing lifestyle – either way, get ready for an epic overnight trip.

Purpose built to sail around the world, this modern maxi-sailing yacht will be your favourite way to get around and explore the stunning Whitsundays. Enjoy an air conditioned spacious interior and huge deck perfect for relaxing in the sun so you can travel in comfort and style. Get to know the ins and outs of sailing as you hoist and trim the sails, and learn a bit of sailing lingo as you go. At night, get to know your fellow passengers as you share stories under the stars.

And don’t forget all the iconic locations you’ll visit: Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet lookout, the fringe reef, to name a few. For a fun social atmosphere, stunning locations to explore, and an adventurous sailing experience, look no further than British Defender.

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British Defender Whitsundays Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Airlie Beach to Whitsundays

Departing Airlie Beach early in the morning, opt to help get going by hoisting the sails and starting your epic sailing journey. Otherwise, relax as you race across the Whitsunday Passage to Whitsunday Island. Take anchorage at Tongue Bay and head out for your bushwalk up to the Hill Inlet Lookout. See the stunning view of the swirling sands of Whitehaven Beach, before getting amongst it and taking a dip in the refreshing ocean. Spot the stingrays floating about and enjoy time relaxing on the silica sand. Head to another island for sunset, drinks, and dinner.

Meal(s) Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Whitsundays to Airlie Beach

After an early breakfast, get ready to jump into the water for some snorkelling time over the fringe reef. Spot vibrant and thriving coral as well as stunning tropical fish, turtles, and other marine life. Discover more snorkelling spots as the day goes on as well as visiting another pristine beach, before making your way back to Airlie Beach after an epic couple of days exploring the Whitsundays.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Inclusions & Extras


  • Services of skipper and crew
  • All meals and snacks
  • Tap water, tea and coffee
  • Bed linen
  • Snorkelling equipment and basic tuition
  • Stinger suit
  • All marina levies


  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

British Defender Whitsundays Tour

Guided 2 Day 1 Night Whitsundays Sailing Tour Shared Cabin


What to bring

  • British Defender has a BYO policy for all soft and alcoholic beverages (No Glass or Red wine). No drinks are for sale on board, so don’t forget to bring what you’d like to drink.
  • Please pack in a soft-sided, zipless bag.
  • Clothes
  • Beach and bath towel
  • Toiletries
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket/sweater
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Runners or sandals for island walks

Pick Ups & Departures

Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Whitsunday Sailing Adventures Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations within 14 Days of the start date incur a 100% fee.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All Whitsunday Sailing Adventures bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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