British Defender Whitsundays Overnight Tour

Cruise Whitsundays

Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach & Island Escapes

Salty Dog Kayaking

Half and full day tropical island adventures, camping expeditions and kayak hire.

Cruise Whitsundays

Full and half day cruises discovering some of the 74 spectacular Whitsunday Islands

iSail Overnight Sailing Adventures

Overnight sailing adventures range from 2 days 1 night to 3 days and 3 nights.

Whitsunday Island resorts

Whitsunday Island resorts including Hamilton, Hayman and Daydream offer luxury, family and budget package accommodation.

Hill Inlet

Hill Inlet scenic bushwalking situated on Whitsunday Island National Park. Visit with a motor boat, seaplane, helicopter or sailing yacht.

Snorkeling and diving

Snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef with whales, fish and many diverse and unique marine life amongst the coral.

British Defender - 2 Days 2 Nights

British Defender is a high tech Whitbread Around The World Racing Maxi that was raced by the British Armed Services during the 1989/90 Around the World Race.

It is an 83ft Maxi Yacht with a Sloop design. Built of Carbon Fibre, features include a huge 115ft mast, race grinding winch towers and over 6ft of headroom below deck.

Please Note: Current price valid between 01 April 2017 – 31 March 2018

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Departure Times:
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 2:00pm
Arrival Times:
Friday, Sunday and Tuesday at 11:00am
Vessel Length Passenger Limit Sailing Cruise Share Single Share Double Shared Amenities Meals Included Linen Provided Snorkelling Equipment Stinger Suits Provided Scuba Diving Bring Your Own Alcohol Environmental Marine Charges Included

Since this maxi was converted into a Whitsunday Charter Maxi yacht in 2001, she runs a 2 day 2 night trip departing every Wednesday, Friday and Monday. Taking up to 28 guests, this trip is suited to people who want a Maxi-racing adventure cruise!

British Defender has turned heads since the day that the yacht was named by the Duke of Edinburgh on London’s Thames River. Today she is still turning heads after a 3500 man-hour refit in 2001.

The amount of headroom on this yacht adds to comfortable live-aboard quarters below deck. Single berths and double berths are available, there are also 3 showers and toilets and a dining/lounge area, all in an open plan layout. This yacht will take you to all the best destinations in the Whitsundays including the gorgeous Whitehaven Beach and most colourful snorkelling areas.

Included in your trip is all snorkeling gear and tuition, 3 meals per day, courtesy bus transfers from accommodation to the boat, bed linen and bath towels. Vegetarians can be catered for on request.

  • Visit stunning sand and coral beaches
  • Get involved with the sailing
  • Snorkel the coral reefs teeming with marine life
  • Go for guided island bush walks

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