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Matador - 2 Day 1 Night Whitsundays Sail, Snorkel and Whitehaven Tour

Join the crew on Matador Whitsundays for a truly unique sailing experience on-board an ex-race boat legend. Matador has been freshly refurbished in 2017 for its' 2 day 1 night tour.


  • Largest Maxi in the Whitsundays - loads of space with out the extra passengers
  • 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 and many, many more
  • Sail the azure waters of the Whitsundays
  • Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Brand new refurbishment – modern comfortable interior
  • 3 Snorkels - weather and tide dependent
  • Ranked 5/5 on Facebook, 5/5 on Google and 5/5 TripAdvisor
  • Option to sleep under the stars on the deck! (Weather permitting)

Hop on-board with like-minded guests sailing over to the World Famous Whitehaven Beach then on to the best snorkelling spots the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has to offer.

Get hands-on and help with sailing or sit back and relax – it’s up to you! Matador is the largest and fastest race boat in the Whitsundays. This means more room for you to kick back and relax than any other boat in the Whitsundays!

After an action-packed day, ask the crew to point out the southern cross in the starry night.

Matador was redeveloped in 2017 and we pride ourselves on having the best of the best crew on one of the finest maxi sailing yachts in the Whitsundays.

Awarded Bronze for “Best New Tourism Business” in the 2017 Whitsunday Tourism Awards.

A bit about Matador

  • Largest commercial ex-race boat in the Whitsundays at 85ft in length
  • Constructed from immensely strong and light weight carbon fibre
  • Glowing race history - 52 races, 8 Regattas and two world maxi yacht races, boasting a total of 31 wins 5 seconds and 6 thirds.
  • Locally owned and operated company promising an authentic Aussie experience.

Departure/check in point: South Village at Abell Point Marina – (under umbrellas on Right-Hand-Side of JetSki Adventure Central)

Small Groups - max 21 guests

Departure time: 8am unless advised otherwise

What to bring: BYO alcohol (no glass), towel, sunscreen, hat, thongs/sandals, light clothing, jumper, your favourite music and weather proof jacket. Please pack in a small back-pack similar to an airplane carry on size

Matador Whitsundays recommend for guests to have travel insurance. Operators terms and conditions are available on there website and attached to your booking confirmation

Per Person $395.00

What's included

  • 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
  • All main meals are locally sourced and freshly prepared! You won’t go hungry! All dietary requirements are catered for
  • Snorkel Lessons if required
  • Fully qualified crew


  • Allow approximately 2 days duration for the whole experience


  • Minimum passenger age 12 years

Available Bookings from February 24 to March 02

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Alexane Francisci from Australia wrote on 18 October 2017

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Great experience

I usually am seasick on boats, but the Matador didn't make me puke once. Might have been due to the calm seas, but im pretty sure the boat helped as well. Plus, the crew were more than nice and accommodating. As well, the food was abundant and delicious, I was never hungry on the boat. Snorkeling locations were beautiful with lots of colors and fish to see. I would definitely do it all over again

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From Matador - 2 Day 1 Night Whitsundays Sail, Snorkel and Whitehaven Tour

Hi Alexane, Great to hear that you didn't get seasick! We're going to put it down to great crew and great boat! haha. Thanks so much for leaving us this 5 star review! Come back and see us soon :) ~Matador Team

Natalia González mora from Argentina wrote on 18 September 2017

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Amazing experience!

We were a bit worried because your know what they say "you get what you pay", and this was cheaper that many other big companies. Honestly, it was one of the best boat trips we had. The crew was friendly but knowledgeable and responsible. The food was abundant and really tasty! We brought many snacks thinking that we would starve to death, but hell no! The boat is big enough, we could move freely and the beds were quite comfortable. We went to cool places, snorkeling, swimming, etc; and we did it early. We had the beautiful Whitehaven beach almost to ourselves, which was a good thing cause around 11 was super crowded. All in all, amazing trip! We recommend it without hesitating.

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From Matador - 2 Day 1 Night Whitsundays Sail, Snorkel and Whitehaven Tour

Thanks Natalia, we love passing the savings onto our guests! We are all really thankful :) ~Matador team

Damiet Van der Harst from Netherlands wrote on 01 February 2018

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I had a great time on this trip. It was one of the highlights of my holiday. The captain Karl was very friendly and ask everyone what they wanted to do during the trip. We did snorkeling, swimming, watching teh sunrise from the beach and someone went fishing on the boat and even catch a tunafish. We slept on the deck of the ship and saw an amazing sky filled with stars. The next morning we were the first on Whitheaven beach, so we had teh best pictures. Als the whole sailing experience was really cool. Nobody got seasick. It's not a partyboat. We had some single persons and couples, all around 23-35 years old. I would really recommend this trip.

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From Matador - 2 Day 1 Night Whitsundays Sail, Snorkel and Whitehaven Tour

Hi Damiet, We all had such a great time with your group of guests. Thanks for coming out and enjoying the beautiful Whitsundays with us :) Please come back and see us again soon! ~Matador Team

Emanuel Wuchert from Israel wrote on 01 February 2018

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Was amazing!

We enjoyed so much! The food was delicious

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From Matador - 2 Day 1 Night Whitsundays Sail, Snorkel and Whitehaven Tour

Hi Emanuel, Thank-you very much for your 5 star review. Very much appreciated! ~Matador Team

Ria Moore from Australia wrote on 12 January 2018

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Unforgettable experience

My grandma and I had the most amazing experience of the whitsundays thanks to the Matador. I’ve been on whitsundays trips before (including the Atlantic clipper party boat) and the Matador was so much better. It’s great for young, old, couples, friends ANYONE! Food was amazing, Captain Karl was so knowledgeable, they let us sail the boat choose where we went, plan our own trip. We all became one big family and we loved it! We saw sharks, dolphins, turtles, shooting stars, empty beaches, beautiful beaches. AMAZING.

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From Matador - 2 Day 1 Night Whitsundays Sail, Snorkel and Whitehaven Tour

Hi Ria, Thank-you very much for leaving us a 5 star review :) Great to hear you and your grandmother had such an awesome time with us! We all welcome you back when you're back this way. Thanks again. ~Matador Team

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