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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 20 Aug to 26 Aug 2022

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  • Per Person$249.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$249.00 Less than 6 at this price!

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

Hi, Thank you for the great feedback and 5 star review Thanks, OzSail Team

Lauren Sawtell from Australia wrote on 29 October 2020

Great Experience!

Absolutely loved it! Captain Mark and Captain Andrew made us all feel very welcomed, they had great knowledge of the area and took us to some more secluded locations.. the meals they made were outstanding and they gave us the best experience! Would recommend taking extra towels to make a bed on deck but I would do it again ?

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

Hi Lauren, Thank you for the great feedback, we will pass it onto our crew. Please come back to see us soon. Thanks, OzSail Team

Olga Albu from Australia wrote on 22 February 2021


The tour itself it was good. We were really lucky that we had an overcast day, otherwise we would burn in first day. The way it was advertised the trip I imagined that we will spent more time in places not just sailing for 2 day. We had a stop to snorkel for one hour maximum in first day and the swim with fish another hour. So practically we spent all de day on bord. The second day we had 3 hours at White heaven beach and the sailing till the end of the trip. The food was good. THe boat really fealty(gross) dirty especially were we slept. The pillows and mattresses were very dirty. They were covered with clean leaning but as soon it moved a bit you could see the dirt and feel the smell.FIRST day it was overcast and I spent it out as it was to difficult to be inside. The second it was sunny but not much shade on the boat outside so it was really unpleasant. Inside dirty outside too sunny. A bit of cleaning with the bleach and a cane of paint would do the boat more pleasant. Also to have a lid on the bin would be very helpful. And it should be advertised that you will spend most of the time on the boat and just a little bit on the beach and snorkelling.

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

Hi Olga, Thanks you for your feedback, we are always looking to improve our service/ product and require honest feedback to do so. Thanks, 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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