British Defender is a modern maxi-sailing yacht. She was purpose-built to sail around the world so you will enjoy a spacious interior with amenities such as air conditioning. Her huge deck provides ample room to get to know your fellow passengers or soak up some sun.
Learn to hoist and trim the sails and a bit of sailing language, or sit back and enjoy the speed at which you will race through the Whitsundays.
Coral Sea Marina
2 Days 1 Night
Check-in online the day before departure
We will advise you of your check-in details when your booking is confirmed.
You will need to check-in for British Defender at least the day before departure. Your check-in information will be provided to you when you book your tour with us. At the check-in you will pay any outstanding balances and receive your boarding pass. You will also have a comprehensive briefing detailing what to bring on your trip and where and when to meet the crew.
Check your boarding pass and be at Coral Sea Marina by the meeting time. Please don’t be late!
British Defender will depart Airlie Beach and set sail for the Whitsunday Islands. With no set itinerary, your skipper is free to take you to the best spots for the wind and tides.
You’ll stop to snorkel over beautiful fringing reef, amongst hundreds of colourful fish of all varieties and perhaps even a turtle!
You’ll take a walk to Hill Inlet Lookout where you can take in the stunning views of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet’s famous swirling sands, as well as spending time on the beach to explore, swim or take in the sun with a good book.
In the evening, your skipper will find a calm anchorage so you can enjoy a restful night’s sleep after an action packed day. Unwind and watch the sunset with new friends and a glass of wine, while your hosts prepare a hearty meal for you.
The next day, get up early, watch the sunrise and enjoy some breakfast before heading off for another day full of new adventures, followed by another night under the stars.
After a morning snorkel, you’ll start making your way back to port, taking in the beautiful sights of the islands and building some wonderful memories to take home with you!
All snorkelling equipment
Buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea
Semi submersible guided tour
4 hours at Hardy Reef
Visit Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet
Guided National Park walks
Inner Fringing Reef snorkelling
Whale Watching June – November
Courtesy Bus transfers