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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

Book with confidence that if government COVID-19 ruling does not allow the tour to go ahead, Matador Whitsundays will notify you in advance and Bookme will fully refund your booking!

Get an Authenticated, secure deal on Matador! The clever Bookme concept allows us to offer fantastic prices on limited seats so get in quick. Very much like buying an airline ticket! Feel free to Google Matador Whitsundays for more reviews and feedback about our quality tour.

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 September 23 to September 29

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  • Per Person$233.00

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  • Per Person$233.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Chautelle Haberman from Canada wrote on 25 February 2020

Great couple of days!

The crew was excellent! Really made the trip wonderful, there are lots of boats but these guys really know their stuff! The captain, Mark, made sure to bring us to some beautiful spots based on the weather and bring us to Whitehaven beach BEFORE the crowds, we literally got there and were the only group there and got our own private beach... on whitehaven beach, unheard of! The meals were simple but exactly what we wanted after our days- thanks Matt! Great snorkeling spots, again, we were the only boat in the area, we really felt like we were off the gri. Andrew was a big help throigh all od it and great to talk to! All in all the crew was excellent and despite the weather we had a fantastic 2 days with guys! Don't forget your towel and water bottle!

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

Thank you for leaving us a wonderful review Chautelle! and a HAT guests! Please bring a Hat :-) I will be sure to pass on your lovely review to the crew! They love getting a personal mention, so thank you very much for that! Travel safe ~ Matador Crew.

Natalia Isakson from Australia wrote on 14 July 2020

Great experience!

We had a fantástic trip, the crew is super friendly, the food Is awesome and thr sknorkel Is amazing

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Sonja from Austria wrote on 28 October 2019

Matador Whitsundays Sail

Had a great time on board of the Matador! Crew was super nice and professional, I think we got most out of the 2 days!

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

What a perfect photo of Hill Inlet Sonja! Thank you for sharing it. Matador really offers some great activities and you can do as much or as little as you like while sailing with us. Sounds like you did as much as you could :-) We're glad you enjoyed it. OzSail Team.

charlyl from France wrote on 14 July 2020

Super voyage

We chose Matador because they were cheap, but the quality is here ! Captain Mark is awesome, and Samy vert fun ! Very professional for the snorkeling session and on the boat. Just the time stayed on Whitehaven beach As a little too short, but it’s okay. So very good experience

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Karel Napravnik from Australia wrote on 11 March 2020


It was excellent. Nice boat, good people and very nice snorkeling. Thank you

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