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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 for its' 2 day 1 night tour. Visit Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and all the highlights of the Whitsundays!


  • Largest (85feet) Maxi in the Whitsundays - loads of space with out the extra guests
  • Eco Certified Tour - 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)
  • Award winning crew

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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

Traveling as a couple? Matador has both single and double mattresses available, you can select the option for a double mattress on your way through the checkout process for priority choice of this option.

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

For every Matador tour booked a percentage of the ticket price will be donated to ALL of the following organisations:

  • Port Macquarie Koala Hospital (NSW) - treating injured koalas from the bushfires
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife
  • Ecotourism Australia

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


  • The duration of this experience is 2 days


  • Minimum passenger age 12 years

Available Bookings from February 21 to February 27

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Fri 21 Feb
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Mon 24 Feb
Tue 25 Feb
Wed 26 Feb
Thu 27 Feb

5spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$189.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$199.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$233.00

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Fabienne from Switzerland wrote on 16 September 2019

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Toller Trip zu den Whitsunday Islands

Boot war sauber, Crew & Captain sehr nett, leckeres Essen, toller Snorkel Stop und genügend Zeit bei den Whitsunday Islands (morgen früh wenn die Tagestouristen noch nicht da sind) —> was will man mehr! Empfehle die Tour gerne weiter, es war einfach toll.

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

Thanks Fabienne so glad to hear you had a great trip with us. Our overnight sailing trips mean we get to the most popular swimming and snorkelling spots including Whitehaven Beach earlier than all the other crowds. Thank you once again and recommending us!! :)

Jose Ignacio from Spain wrote on 04 September 2019

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2 days in paradise

Don't look further else. This is best thing you can do with your time in the Whitsundays. Fantastic crew spectacular ex race boat and superb itinerary

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

hey Jose thanks for the review glad you had a great time hope you able to come back cheers

Amandine from Australia wrote on 23 July 2019

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An amazing trip

Thank you very much to Captain Mark, Andrew and Jody for allowing me to discover the great coral barrier and some beautiful beaches there. It was a wonderful experience (2 days in a boat, snorkelling...) that I'll never forget.

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Mari from Estonia wrote on 20 November 2018

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Slightly underwhelming

There were many things that could be improved on, but the main thing that was disappointing was that the crew seemed to put in minimal effort they needed. There was no initiative from their side to mingle/chat with people, make everyone feel a part of the group or give us any sort of information on the surroundings or wildlife unless you went and asked straight. It didn't feel like a guided tour. On the first day we got to Whitehaven beach at 1pm and then were dropped to shore until 5.15 which I found way too long. Seeing other groups at the beach with crew members organising things and giving a guided tour to the viewpoint made me feel like I would rather be a part of Apollo or another tour instead. Food was very average and in the morning for the first 2 hours there weren't even any spreads for toast then they suddenly appeared. Water was turned off for the night and in the middle of the second day without any warning so if you didn't have your bottles filled you were very thirsty. At the beginning they said that water is available all the time. At one point the toilet system flushed on the deck... so yes, it wasn't such a great tour. The captain Mark had some great stories to tell if you went asking for them. There was of course good stuff too. Great people and being out at sea in general is great! Instructions for how to use a snorkel mask were sublime. Wouldn't go again.

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Christmas traveller from Australia wrote on 29 December 2018

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Not the best experience, not the worst

I expected more after reading the previous reviews. Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t expecting luxury as you get what you pay for but I was defiantly expecting a better experience. The weather was awful when we went out - we was in bad weather from about an hour or so in up until we got to whitehaven around 2pm. In this time two girls fell over and injured there hands getting down the ladder, the crew didn’t do much to help - luckily there was a doctor and nurse on board, there was then blood stains left on the floor and side of one of the beds which the crew also didn’t clean up. No snorkelling or lunch stop on day one due to the bad weather - makes me wonder why we even left. This was the xmas eve / day boat there was no Christmas atmosphere, crew didn’t look like they wanted to be there, nothing done to even acknowledge it was xmas (we found a bag of Xmas decorations lying around but they were never put up). Getting back onto the boat after Whitehaven was also a nightmare the waves picked up again and crew couldn’t marry the boat and speed boat up with the ladder - captain stood and watched whilst we struggled to get back on. Day two was better - two snorkeling spots but water was murky from the storm so visibility wasn’t great. Weather picked up on this day. Overall trip was average, day one was not enjoyable, crew didn’t seem interested in being there and food was understandably basic for a boat but not prepared well - pasta was over cooked and salad looked like it hadn’t been washed prior to serving and no flavour - the pot of mixed herbs were put on the table with the food - Didn’t taste like it had been added whilst cooking.

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