Want to sail on a world famous Around the World Ocean Racing Maxi Yacht?
With a deck larger than 2 London buses and an itinerary covering approx 100kms around the Whitsundays, if you feel the need for speed you need to jump on this ex racing yacht for the trip of a lifetime. Relax on deck or help out with the sailing - this yacht also has Whitsunday Island Walks permit so exploring the amazing island trails is a must!
Maximum number of guests: 28
Type of boat: 83ft Whitbred Around the World Maxi Racing yacht
Whats Included: All meals, open plan dorm style accom (6 doubles, 16 singles), snorkel gear, wetsuit hire, all Marine/Nat Park fees & taxes
Extras: Scuba dive if you choose *must be booked in advance
Sample Menu: Dinners - BBQ Chicken with rice, salads, bread. Spaghetti bolognaise with garlic bread and salads. Lunch - BBQ sausages & assorted salads & bread. Breakfast - Cereals, toast, spreads, tea & coffee. Morning & afternoon teas/ Snacks - Fruit platter, nachos, platter of cheese, biscuits, dips, vegetable sticks
- Whitehaven Beach
- Hill Inlet lookout
- Hayman Island
- Langford Reef
- Mantaray Bay
- Introductory or Certified dive available by rendezvous dive boat Tornado
* Weather, tides & the captains professional judgement are all factors affecting itinerary/route, we cover around 100kms and aim to visit the above sites.
British Defender departs from and returns to Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach.
What To Bring:
In addition to your clothing & swimwear please pack a beach towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, toiletries in a small soft overnight bag (most boats require zipperless supermarket "green" bags or similar, BYO alcohol (no glass or red wine please)
Storing excess Luggage:
Most boat check-in offices, hostels and other accommodation offer luggage storage, cost is approx $5-$10pp for the entire trip.
Skipper, crew, water, meals, linen, snorkelling equipment and all Marine Park fees
- Soft Drinks, bottled water, USB of trip photos (offered by select boat)
- Some boats have a surcharge for passengers with special dietary requirements, if this applies to you please enquire, surcharge is approx $15 and is payable on check in
Terms and Conditions
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please note for safety reasons you MUST be able to swim to get in the water. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.7% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases. Please allow sufficient time to check in for your tour at the appropriate office prior to your boats departure.
Please note: not all tours are appropriate for passengers under the age of 18 years old, please contact Carly for suitable options.
All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and a suitable alternative cannot be found, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.
Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.