- 2-Day 1-Night Sailing Tours to the Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach
- Including meals
- Visit Whitehaven Beach
- Visit Whitsundays
- Visit Great Barrier Reef
- Alcohol – BYO is permitted (no glass)
WHAT TO EXPECT
Sailing The Whitsundays With Matador
ADVANCED RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!
$249 per Person (Ages 12 and up)
2 days/1 night
For a truly unique experience on-board a legend, 2017 marks the relaunch of the Matador Whitsundays as a 2-Day 1-Night charter vessel taking guests sailing through the Whitsundays Islands to Whitehaven Beach and the best snorkelling spots the Islands has to offer.
We believe in providing an awesome product for an affordable price, which is why we only sell direct and through one online travel agent, passing all of the savings onto our guests.
With the majority of travellers between 20-40 years of age, Matador caters from 12 and up, welcoming families and people from all walks of life on an unforgettable experience.
If you’re up for a sailing adventure or simply after a relaxing time in the newly acclaimed ‘Best destination in Australia’ Book Now on Matador Whitsundays to explore this tropical paradise.
Matadors Sailing History
Built by Eric Goetz , Matador Whitsundays was constructed with all the latest, “space age” technology in carbon fibre. This produced a light but immensely strong structure. Previously owned by entrepreneur Anton Starling Matador had competed in 52 races and 8 Regattas and two world maxi yacht races, boasting a total of 31 wins 5 seconds and 6 thirds.
This $20 million boat constructed from carbon fiber, at 85 feet in length was once considered the largest ocean racing yacht is certainly the fastest yacht in the Whitsundays of its caliber.
MEETING TIME/PLACE ON MORNING OF DEPARTURE:
08:00AM @ Coral Sea Marina (South Village Meeting Point C) on the Right-Hand-Side of the two buildings.
Google Maps link for the meeting point is: https://goo.gl/maps/ouffyb6vfowvKDdt5
Be careful not to end up at the North end meeting point. Coral Sea Marina was previously known as Abell Point Marina.If the departure time changes, you will be notified by email and/or text message. Please reply to this email if you have not yet provided both contact types.
Coral Sea Marina has parking available for $10/day.
Matador doesn’t have set itineraries, as we are dependent on weather & tidal conditions. When you board the vessel, our crew will go through information specific to the vessel as well as where you may be going in the coming days.
WHEN DO WE RETURN?
Every trip is slightly different, but we aim to be back at 16:30 the following day.
No large backpacks or suitcases are allowed on-board Matador. Please only bring bags of the same size as airline carry-on.
Most hostel/hotels in Airlie beach have bag storage starting from $5.
There is NO bag storage at the marina and you face missing your departure if you bring bags that are not allowed.
WHAT TO BRING:
In a small soft bag (enviro safe), we suggest that you bring the following:
• Travel voucher from your booking agent.
• Light Clothing / Warm clothing in cooler months (May - September)
• Sunscreen (30+ highly recommended)
• Bath Towel and Beach Towel
• Insect Repellent
• Favourite Music
• Alcohol (no glass please) NO MORE THAN 24 cans of beer OR 4ltrs cask wine OR 1 ltr spirits.
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
• Glass bottles or Red Wine.
• Sleeping bags or pillows.
• Passport or important Travel Documents
• Shampoo and Conditioner (for environmental purposes)
• Plastic Bags (They kill our wildlife and smother the coral)
Matador Whitsundays is not responsible for any property you take on board the vessel. In particular, we strongly encourage you to take waterproof cameras rather than expensive digital cameras. Your electrical equipment will be ruined if it comes in contact with salt water.
If you haven't already confirmed with us about food allergies and/or dietary requirements, please call us ASAP to modify your booking.
All main meals are included. If you love snacks and flavoured drinks (like me), you may like to bring some extras including flavoured drinks e.g. orange juice or soft drinks.
Welcome to the tropics! Although our winters may be cooler. Our summer months (November -March) can be extremely hot and humid, especially downstairs on a boat. Unless you are accustomed to living in this climate, you may find it slightly uncomfortable, especially at night when you are sleeping. Please be prepared for this.
ALCOHOL, SOFT DRINKS AND BOTTLED WATER:
An Alcohol policy is in place on Matador. Each guest can take a maximum of 24 cans of beer OR 4ltrs cask wine (goon) OR 1ltr of spirits, any more than this will NOT be allowed on-board. All alcohol, soft drinks and bottled water must be purchased prior to boarding your vessel. (Please note, we do not allow glass bottles on board)
WATER, TEA AND COFFEE:
We provide tap water on all our vessels however it isn't cold and some people don't like the taste of it. During our summer months, we strongly encourage you to bring bottled water. We recommend at least 2 litres per day. Tea and Coffee breaks are generally in the morning and afternoon.
If you are not sure whether or not you may suffer from travel sickness, we suggest taking travel sickness tablets. Our trained crew will assist as much as possible in making you comfortable but they are not allowed to provide you with any medication.
Masks and snorkels are all included in the price of your trip and will be distributed at the meeting point.
LYCRA SUITS & WETSUITS:
Wearing a Lycra stinger suit will prevent UV exposure and significantly reduce your risk to marine stingers. Matador requires that all passengers wear a full-length stinger suit or wetsuit if you wish to swim and or snorkel from our vessels.
You will be fitted at the meeting point and are all inclusive in your ticket price.
We strongly encourage all guests travel with travel insurance with coverage for the following situations:
• Damaged Property (You will be on a boat surrounded by sea water)
• Medical Emergencies including Ambulance cover and
• Travel Cancellation & Interruption
Please ensure that you have read all of the above carefully.
On the date of departure, please ensure you are at Meeting Point C at Coral Sea Marina (South Village) before your scheduled departure time. It is critical that the vessel leaves on time.
It will take you 20 mins to walk to Coral Sea Marina from the main street of Airlie Beach. If the ocean is on your right-hand side you are walking in the right direction.
Whitehaven Beach & Whitsunday Islands Snorkel Sail
|11:00AM - 12:00PM|
Monday, 29-04-2016 11:00 AM - 12:00PM
How many participants are there?
Minimum unit order: 1 persons.
How many people are on a trip?
A maximum of 21 people with 3 crew.
Where do you leave from?
We meet at the South Village Meeting Point C, Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach.
What do I need to bring?
BYO alcohol (no glass), beach towel, sunscreen, hat, thongs, light clothing, jumper, your favourite music, weatherproof jacket and a sense of fun and adventure.
What bags can I bring?
The same size that can go on an airplane as carry-on luggage, no large bags are allowed and will be turned away on the dock, all accommodation in Airlie Beach has bag storage.
I’m a vegetarian, what options do you have?
We cater for all Special dietary requirements free of charge available on request at the time of booking.
Will I get seasick?
The Whitsundays are sheltered waters hence we have low swell, so the chances are you won’t, however, some people do get seasick, but usually, it won’t last too long. If you’re prone to becoming seasick or are not too sure, please see the local pharmacy as we do not provide medication.
- Departures and itineraries are subject to weather and may be changed or cancelled at the operator’s discretion
- The operator reserves the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time and for any reason
- The operator reserves the right to cancel any trip, or reduce trip duration, in any circumstances, including those which pose a safety risk to you, the boat, or crew, such as severe weather, including cyclones
- You acknowledge that travel with, and the recreational services provided by the operator (such as all in water activities, sailing and bushwalking) involve risk, including in particular a risk of being stung or bitten by jellyfish and other marine creatures or native fauna
- Guests are advised to wear a stinger suit at all times when in the water
You acknowledge that if you cancel your travel on Matador Whitsundays less than 21 days before the trip departure date, this will result in the forfeiture by you of the full trip price.
If you request a transfer of a trip departure date up to at least 72 hours before the day of scheduled departure this will incur a $30 transfer fee. No Transfers will be accepted under this 72 hr. period
All Matador Whitsundays Vessel departures and itineraries are subject to weather and may be changed or cancelled at Matador's discretion. Matador Whitsundays reserves the right to substitute vessels without notice at any time and for any reason.
Matador Whitsundays reserves the right to cancel any trip, or reduce trip duration, in any circumstances, including those which pose a safety risk to you, Matador or crew, such as severe weather, including cyclones.
If a Matador Whitsundays trip is cancelled by Matador prior to or on the scheduled departure date, you will be referred back to the travel agent through which you booked your trip on Matador.
If your trip duration is reduced during the trip due to Unforeseen Circumstances, you may be offered a future trip on Matador, at no cost to you, depending on the amount of time by which your original trip on board Matador was reduced and, subject to availability. You acknowledge that "Unforeseen Circumstances" includes but is not limited to the following; inclement weather, issues pertaining to the Matador vessel and any medical emergency, such as injury to guests or crew.
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