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Matador Whitsundays

From US$290.56
  • Explore the Whitsunday Islands on a 2-day cruise on an 85-foot (26-meter) racing boat
  • Enjoy meals made on board
  • Wetsuits and other snorkeling gear provided
Matador Whitsundays
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Matador Whitsundays
From US$290.56
Experience the Whitsunday Islands on an overnight sailboat cruise from Airlie Beach. Aboard the Matador, you'll spend two days sailing to snorkeling spots, Whitehaven Beach, and other destinations around Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Meals are included on board this refurbished former racing boat.
What to Expect
• Largest Maxi in the Whitsundays loads of space with out the extra passengers - This means more space per person than any other yacht in the Whitsundays!
• Eco Certified - The crew are trained to preserve the pristine environment and do all they can to run a sustainable cruise.
• One of the regions fastest ex-race boats.
• Experience Whitehaven beach.
• Hill Inlet Lookout
• Can include Whitsunday Island, Hook Island, Hayman Island, Blue Pearl Bay, Border Island.
• Sail the azure waters of the Whitsundays.
• Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
• Brand new refurbishment – modern comfortable interior.
Your purchase includes:
• Generous sized meals sourced from local suppliers.
• Fun and experienced crew.
• Wetsuits.
• Mask & Snorkel.
• Local Fees.
• After-party upon return including promo drinks and discounted meals.
Reviews (79)
1 - 5 of 79 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Well-organised and laid-back sailing trip

Just spent one night on Matador and got to explore the Whitsundays onboard. Loved it! The area is just incredible and the crew on board super friendly! Can recommend to anyone who is not afraid of some more genuine sailing (it is an old racing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank julia j
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Julia, Thank-you very much for your review on Matador. This old girl provides the best sailing experiences in the Whitsundays (...in our opinion of course haha). Thanks for suggesting our tour and we hope to sail this patch of paradise with you again soon...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Cool bananas!

Captain Mark, Matty and Sammy were wonderful and made our trip just that extra enjoyable. Sammy kept us well-fed, Matty brought laughter and smiles all round and captain Mark provided us with really interesting stories of his 11 days lost at sea. They took us...More

Thank Travelforever1200
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Travelforever1200 - (I agree), Thank-you oh so much for your beautiful review of Matador! Our crew really put their heart and soul into the trips and it's so great for them to get recognised! From all of the team at Matador Whitsundays, we trust...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Great 2 days

As all have said previously really good. Warning this is not for people with mobility issues as you have to climb through floor hatch onto set of 4 steps to the cabin area. This is not for people looking for luxury, you share a large...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dave P
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi Dave, Thanks for your review of Matador 2-day 1-night tour! We're over the moon that you had a lot of fun on-board Matador. I agree, all of our guests/crew sort of become family for the 2 days together. We hope that you'll come back...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Highly recommend: Professional company and great fun

I enjoyed and recommend the 2 day/1 night Matador trip. A wonderful time. The islands, sunsets, whales and stops, as other state are spectacular. Our crew was delightful. All warm and inclusive. Food good and the galley was always organised & clean. I noticed the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Robyn M
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Robyn, Thank-you very much for your review of Matador :) I have passed on your kind words to our crew! We pride ourselves on being safety conscious above all, but making sure our guests have fun is also certainly up there :) From everyone...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile
Wonderful sailing trip!

Thank you so much to the captain and the rest of the crew! We had a great time exploring beautiful Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier reef. My wife and I slept on deck under the stars, which was an amazing experience ;) The food...More

2  Thank AndreasK895
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hi Andreas, Thank-you very much for coming aboard the Matador and experiencing the best of the Whitsundays!!! You can't quite beat sleeping under the stars without light pollution of the mainland :) We're all grateful for your review :) Happy travels ~Matador Team

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dalene m
18 April 2018|
Response from Peggy P | Reviewed this property |
Down under. The boat has beds along the sides, a bit like bunk beds. Single or double are available. Easy to get in when you ask for a lower one.