British Defender - 2 Day 1 Night - Maxi Sailing Tour of the Whitsundays

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Built 30 years ago, the Duke of Edinburgh himself conducted the naming ceremony of the vessel on board. The yacht went on to place first in races around the world, until 2001 when British Defender was completely re-fitted for Whitsunday Sailing experiences. She now boasts the most modern and clean finish and even has air-con!

Visit the must see Whitsunday Islands icons: Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout via a guided bush walk.and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

About This Deal


Day 1: Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands

Stop At: Whitsunday Islands, Southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Australia
Meet our crew and 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 the view of Whitehaven Beach before heading down and spending an hour or two exploring.

In the afternoon you’ll sail north to another island where you’ll anchor just before sunset. After dinner, grab a drink and enjoy the evening.
Duration: 16 hours

Stop At: Whitehaven Beach, 4802 Australia
Explore the most photographed beach in the world! See the view from above at Hill Inlet Lookout by a guided bush walk. 7kms of pristine silica sand. Constantly recognised as one of the top beaches in the world. Discover the different spots, get a photo on THE Whitehaven tree. Go in search of the abundant wildlife, and swim in the clearest waters!
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hill Inlet Hill Inlet Whitsunday Island National Park Whitehaven Beach, 4802 Australia
Spend some time taking the best selfies ever at this amazing viewpoint of Australia's most Instagrammed beach. The stunning swirling sands will blow you away!
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: On board British Defender

Day 2: Whitsunday Islands to Airlie Beach

Stop At: Whitsunday Islands, Southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Australia
Early rise for breakfast, waking up in a stunning secluded bay. Kit up with snorkelling gear, ready to jump in over the fringing coral reefs to see the fish and coral. 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.
Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 15
  • Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Bedding and bed linen
  • Stinger suit
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 3 experienced crew members
  • Snacks between meals
  • Tap water, tea and coffee
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Restroom on board
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Inlet

  • Drinks - You can BYO alcohol and soft drinks
  • Transfers to/from the marina
  • Soft drinks (available to buy on board)

Departure Point
Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

Departure Time
8:30 AM

2 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Explore Whitsundays in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.