Matador 2 Day 1 Night Whitsunday Sailing

From: $450.00

  • Departs Monday Wednesday Saturday
  • 21 guests 3 crew
  • Hill Inlet & Whitehaven beach
  • 2 Lunches 2 dinners
  • 2 Snorkel locations
  • All National park fees included




Matador takes you on a two-day/one-night through the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands. Where you’ll discover the pristine beauty of Whitehaven Beach and explore the finest snorkeling spots the islands boast. Join us for an unforgettable journey.

Matador Departures

  • Departs Monday Wednesday Saturday
  • Departs 8 am returns 4 pm

Whether you’re seeking an exhilarating sailing escapade. Or craving serenity in Australia’s newly crowned ‘best Destination. Secure your spot now aboard Matador Whitsundays for an unforgettable cruise through this tropical haven.

At Matador, we cater to adventurers of all ages. With the majority of our travelers falling between 20 and 40 years old. However, we welcome families and individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us for an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re young or young at heart, there’s something for everyone aboard Matador.

Indulge in the finest local delights sourced from the Whitsunday Islands, from succulent roast chicken to crisp salads and tropical fruits, expertly prepared by our talented cook. Relax on Matador Whitsundays’ expansive deck, savoring cool refreshments as the sun leisurely sets in a palette of orange hues, a perfect conclusion to a splendid day.

As the yacht gracefully glides into the night, preparing for another day of adventure, immerse yourself in the ocean’s beauty under the moonlight. Feel the gentle sway of the waves serenading you to sleep, a tranquil melody as you drift off into dreams amidst the serene seascape.

The Whitsundays

Nestled at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands are a mesmerizing collection of 74 pristine isles, their names intertwined with the legacy of Captain Cook. It was Cook and his crew who stumbled upon the passage during what they dubbed Whitsunday, a week after Easter, also known as Pentecost in the Christian calendar.

These islands, adorned with names like Hook, form a chain within the Barrier Reef, offering a diverse range of accommodations from budget-friendly to opulent luxury. Though only a fraction of them are inhabited, each one boasts its own allure, with lush greenery fringed by white sands and surrounded by shades of blue ranging from turquoise to crystal clear.

Beneath the waves lies a vibrant world of coral reefs bustling with life—colorful fish darting among the corals, majestic manta rays, playful dolphins, and serene turtles, among other wonders. Matador Whitsundays invites you to embark on an exploration of this natural marvel, a true wonder of the world. And as you immerse yourself in this paradise, don’t forget to capture the magic with plenty of photographs to cherish the memories forever.

Whitehaven Beach is a dream destination for those longing to explore soft, powdery sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters, gently kissed by the lapping waves. Recognized as the #1 beach in Australia by the TripFinder Travellers Choice Awards in 2013, this breathtaking stretch of coastline awaits your discovery with Matador Whitsundays.

Situated on one of the 600 islands composing the Great Barrier Reef, this tropical paradise on Whitsunday Island forms part of the 74 Whitsunday Islands National Park, nestled within the inner reef section. Imagine beholding a pristine expanse of beach as far as the eye can see, its dazzling white hue owed to its remarkable 98% silica content. Spanning across the island’s edges, this beach isn’t just a slender strip but rather a sweeping swath of pure white sands, inviting you to unfurl your towel, apply sunscreen, grab a paperback, and indulge in moments of well-deserved relaxation, punctuated by refreshing dips in the ocean. Matador Whitsundays has whisked you away to paradise.

Embarking on your Matador Whitsundays Tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the renowned Hill Inlet Lookout, offering awe-inspiring vistas overlooking Whitehaven Beach.

This pristine shoreline is not only frequented by turtles, manta rays, and an abundance of fish but also serves as a seasonal playground for humpback whales and their newborn calves. Depending on the time of your visit, you may witness the awe-inspiring sight of these majestic creatures frolicking in the surrounding waters, a testament to the wonders of nature.

Be sure to capture plenty of photographs and perhaps delve into the art of underwater photography, preserving memories that will continue to astonish you for years to come, long after the sea sand has been brushed from your feet. And if you find yourself yearning for the beauty of Whitehaven Beach, remember, there’s always next year to plan your return.

The Great Barrier Reef stands as a marvel of the natural world, renowned for its stretches of white beaches, crystalline waters, and vibrant coral reefs. Here are a few facts to grasp the uniqueness of this remarkable ecosystem:

  • The reef spans an area equivalent to 70 million football fields, encompassing a landmass comparable in size to Germany, Italy, Japan, and Malaysia combined.
  • Comprising 3,000 smaller reefs, some of which rival the size of entire countries like Japan, the Great Barrier Reef showcases unparalleled diversity on a grand scale.

Sailing through the Whitsundays offers the ultimate exploration of this slice of paradise. Matador Whitsundays takes you to discover the exquisite soft corals enveloping the islands, providing an all-inclusive experience with meals, snorkeling gear, bedding, and even sailing insights included.

Whether you’re gliding across the turquoise waters or delving beneath the surface, be prepared to immerse yourself in the vibrant wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Don your swimwear and sunscreen, grab your snorkeling gear, and prepare to witness the extraordinary diversity of marine life that thrives within these waters.

With over 1,500 different fish species, the reef transforms into an underwater wonderland, where brightly colored jewels dance among the intricate coral formations. Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing beauty of the underwater paradise that is the Great Barrier Reef.

Check out some other great adventures with Cairns or if you are heading down south check out our Melbourne page

Important info before travel

  • BYO Alcohol
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Thongs
  • Light clothing
  • Jumper
  • A smile

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.

AP Vessel Management Pty Ltd ABN 45086439198 t/as Matador Whitsundays (Matador Whitsundays ®) operates the vessel known as Matador. The following terms and conditions apply to travel by you on Matador.

All prices are shown in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST. Prices are valid from 1st April 2016.

Matador departures and itineraries are subject to weather and may be changed or cancelled at Matador Whitsunday’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, the Matador vessel or crew, such as severe weather, including cyclones.

If a Matador Whitsundays trip is cancelled by Matador Whitsundays 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 Matador was reduced and, subject to availability. You acknowledge that “Unforseen 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.

You acknowledge that if you cancel your travel on Matador 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

We recommend you take out travel insurance

You acknowledge that travel with, and the recreational services provided by, Matador Whitsundays (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. You are advised to wear a stinger suit at all times you are in the water.

Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our passengers travelling on Matador, you acknowledge and agree that Matador Whitsundays is not liable to you for personal injury, aggravation of any existing injury or condition, mental injury, contraction of any disease, loss (direct, indirect or consequential) or death (including but not limited to from jellyfish stings) resulting from the recreational services provided by Matador Whitsundays, and Matador Whitsundays hereby excludes absolutely all such liability to you.

Where the Competition and Consumer Act (CCA) consumer guarantees apply you also acknowledge and agree that the liability of Matador Whitsundays for any breach of those consumer guarantees is excluded to the maximum extent possible under section 64A of the Australian Consumer Law and 139A of the CCA, where you are killed, injured (physically or mentally) or contract a disease, or an existing disease is aggravated, arising from your trip on Matador.

Your agreement with Matador Whitsundays is subject to the laws of Queensland, Australia. You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Queensland, Australia.

If any of these terms is unreasonable or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, it shall be severed and the remaining terms will not be affected in any way.

Matador Whitsundays January 2017