Whitsundays Locals

For Over 20 Years

Queenslands Best

Holiday Destination


Whitehaven Beach

Home 9 2 Day 1 Night 9 Matador Whitsundays

Matador Whitsundays Two Day One Night Tour

Matador Whitsundays
Based on 103 reviews
powered by Google

Quick Information For This Tour

Product – Matador Whitsundays 2 Day 1 Night Sailing Tour
PriceSale $450 $337.50 Per Person with Promo Code TOURSWHIT25 at checkout.
Price Includes – All meals, Fresh linen, Snorkel gear, Stinger suits, Local fees, Knowledgable fun crew
Location – Coral Sea Marina (Meeting Point C) Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802
Type Of Boat – Monohull Maxi Sailing Yacht
Boat Name – Matador
Departure Time – 8am
Return Time – 4pm
Maximum Guests – 19
Tour Locations – Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, at least 2 snorkel locations.

The booking button below opens the boat operator’s live booking program with up to date availability and secure direct bookings.

Matador Whitsundays is a 2 day 1 night sailing experience through the breathtaking Whitsundays Islands! You’ll visit Whitehaven Beach and some of the best snorkelling spots the Islands have to offer.

Taking guests typically between the ages of 20-40, but welcomes families and people of all ages (12 and up) to join on this unforgettable journey.

The Matador has a rich sailing history. Built by Eric Goetz using the latest carbon fibre technology of the time, the yacht boasts a strong and lightweight structure. Previously owned by Anton Starling, Matador has competed in 52 races and 8 regattas, including two world maxi yacht races, and has won a total of 31 races, coming in second place 5 times, and third place 6 times.
Matador was once considered the largest ocean racing yacht in the world. Don’t miss your chance to sail on a legend!

Matador Whitsundays Detailed Information

Tour Highlights
  • Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkelling Coral Reefs
  • True Racing yacht
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Sleep on the boat
Is This Tour Suitable For You?

This Tour is suitable for most people between 12 and 60

Tour Video

Tour Departure Point Map
Whitehaven Beach

Matador Whitsundays Tour visits Whitehaven Beach for around 2 hours. During this time you embark on a bush-walk from Tongue Point (northern end of Whitehaven), this walk takes around 15 minutes, once at the top you will experience Whitehaven Beach above on the viewing platform. This breathtaking view from here lets you see all 7 km of the beach as well as the world-famous swirling sands that form the inlet

Snorkelling Coral Reefs

During your 2 day tour, you will get at least 2 opportunities to snorkel the coral-filled bays on the coastal fringes of the islands. Here you can see turtles, Maori wrasse, batfish, parrot fish, clown fish (Nemo) plus plenty more! in most bays, the coral starts close to shore and is easily accessible by the small tender boats. For nonconfident swimmers, there are noodles and flotation devices available for safety.

Terms and Conditions Of Travel

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 2022.

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 Reviews On Google

Sven-Kurt Meyer
Sven-Kurt Meyer
05:43 20 Sep 23
Our tour was supposed to take place at 8:00 a.m., but at the harbor (meeting point) we found out at around 9:30 a.m. that the tour couldn't take place.But the money was returned easily.
justina chiarello
justina chiarello
00:58 20 Sep 23
A FRAUD! After waiting 3 hours at the port they canceled the tour. They offered us to reschedule it 10 days later or refund 50% of the reservation.
Tara Kunde
Tara Kunde
06:50 08 Sep 23
We are two girls from Germany and we had such an incredibly great time with Matador. The crew was super nice and funny and we saw a lot in the two days. The food was top and fresh and we have gained many new impressions in just two days. We had several spots to snorkel and also on the white sunday islands we had enough time to look at the island. There was nice music playing and whether single travelers, couples or students all were welcome. In the evening we let the evening end comfortably on the boat. We have harmonized super and we would recommend this tour 100%.
ophelie fauritte
ophelie fauritte
22:58 20 Aug 23
DO NOT choose the Matador for your cruise.We had a breakdown for 3h30 which meant that we lost a lot of time during our 2 days on the boat, no accommodation or compensation was taken based on this incident. The diving equipment was all damaged. The crew was really unpleasant. Sometimes they even allowed themselves to talk to us aggressively. The snorkeling sites are clearly all damaged. The second we did we clearly stayed 10 minutes watch in hand. In the toilets and the shower most of the time we had no light we had to go there with our portable lamps.Clearly disappointing.
23:27 07 Aug 23
The one star isn't for the trip itself, once it departed. It is for the utter lack of communication around it and the complete silence of the sales team afterwards. When you are asked to come to the dock in time for an early departure, show up in time, get all your gear and sign all the forms and ONLY THEN are told that the tide prevents the boat from leaving the harbour until 4 HOURS later (so you loose half a day on a 2-day trip...), you'd expect something else than a smile and an email informing you of the belated departure after the fact... Tide times are known weeks in advance, the bare minimum communication wise would have been to let us know 48 hours prior that we didn't need to get up this early. We did write multiple times to the team and didn't hear a single word back, except to ask for a review. Well here it is...
Aron Overgaauw
Aron Overgaauw
02:26 26 Jun 23
Great boat, fantastic crew. 2 days 1 night, much time to snorkel and see whitehaven beach. Beds comfortable. Food aboard fantastic. Unfortunately the toilet was blocked at night which caused terrible smell. Other than that great tour. Highly reccomend!
Hannah Fisher
Hannah Fisher
03:58 04 Apr 23
Myself and my friend did the 2 day/1 night Matador Whitsunday experience. We both have to admit that without Dave and Louis the experience would’ve fallen much shorter. Fortunately the weather on the first day was amazing and the sights at White Haven beach were incredible. The weather on the second day did come with showers but luckily we were still able to snorkel and see some coral and fish. The sleep on the boat was not the best, however, we were allowed to bring mattresses to the top deck which was cooler than being inside. The food was filling, however, the breakfast we both believe could’ve been better as all that was served was loafs of bread and some spreads, along with a bit of cereal and fruit. The lunches were wraps and sandwiches with a side salad which was filling enough to last until dinner. In the evening Dave cooked up a storm with his signature spag bol dish which was 10/10. I highly recommend for anyone travelling to bring enough water for the two days as the tap water does taste a bit funky and there isn’t huge amounts of it which we kept being reminded of by the captain so limited water available. Louis and Dave really did look after everyone and kept the place clean and ensured everyone was happy during their stay. Their entertainment and humour definitely made the trip and without them the boat would’ve been no fun. The captain unfortunately was very rude and there was a heightened tension whenever he was around, which was a shame. Overall the experience was great and we would recommend to others that the time span of the trip was enough to enjoy the Whitsundays. Thank you again to Louis and Dave for your efforts and for providing us with so much laughter both days. You make a great team.Lots of love Hannah and Amy.
Marina Ferreira
Marina Ferreira
03:31 18 Mar 23
Amazing excursion! Everything was perfect :- the crew is lovely and very funny (thanks Dave, Maeve and Fraser)- the food is amazing : a lot of different choice. We are vegan and they’ve always cooked in a different pot for us, how lovely is that!- the activities are incredible! We’ve been to Whiteheaven beach for 3h, we’ve done 3 snorkeling spots, we saw sharks, little and big fishes, turtles, and ray! Amazing to swim with them!- we all slept together on the deck, with the stars, lovely memory!Absolutely everything was perfect, thank you so much for these amazing 2 days, I’ll never forget it!
madeline cefai
madeline cefai
07:11 14 Mar 23
Very disappointing trip. No sailing at all.Sleep quarters were hot and unbearable due to heat. No fans. I slept on a hard deck with my pillow and sheet…as no roll up beds are provided. Stench from toilets was disgusting and people using them through out the night. Loud noise every time toilets were flushed.Food was kids camp menu-spaghetti, wraps etc. No drinks just tap water.We brought our own alcohol but drinks couldn’t be kept cold because no sufficient amount of ice 🧊.The deck hand were great 👍 and did their best to make us comfortable.There are much better tours out there.
05:50 08 Jan 23
Great sailing 2 day sailing trip! People were very nice. The captain really thought along with us as the weather wasn’t great on the first day, he still made sure we saw really nice things and the next morning we were the very first on White Haven beach! Unforgettable experience, would definitely recommend!
Stephan Bout
Stephan Bout
08:00 29 Nov 22
I wish that I could give 10 stars, because this might have been my best experience in 9 months! We saw dolphins, turtles, and heaps of other sea life. We snorkeled in between schools of fishes, and slept on the deck underneath the stars.We had an awesome group on board, with people from all over the world. More then the half of us was travelling solo, and the age was in between 25 and 30.I would definitely recommend this vessel!
Sophia Vela
Sophia Vela
23:14 05 Nov 22
Had such a great time on the Matador. Good group and good vibes. Got to snorkel 3 times and watch the sunset on the beach! Had a stop on whitsunday to discover the island. Overall great experience. Good food as well. The only thing I would advice people, is to bring enough water for the trip. Water isn’t the best on the boat.Recommend this cruise.
Romy Muchable
Romy Muchable
10:06 11 Oct 22
We have had a great experience on the sailing boat thanks to Alex and Milga. With humor, clear instructions were given about safety and what we could expect. We have seen beautiful things (whales, stingrays and mantaroggen, but also a turtle). The food was also delicious. I would definitely recommend this trip!
Simon Breault (Marin S. Boulet)
Simon Breault (Marin S. Boulet)
11:57 29 Sep 22
As a fellow sailor, I must say this trip is a MUST. Best crew, best spots, best trip!. 5 stars is understatement
Bianca Arnold
Bianca Arnold
05:42 23 Aug 22
Has a fantastic time on board with Alex and Milga. It was a nice relaxed two days with a couple of snorkeling adventures and a hike up to Hill Inlet lookout and wander around Betty's beach. Saw a beautiful sunset and sunrise. Saw whales (mother and calf even), sea Eagles, mantra rays, spinner dolphins... We even got the sails up for the trip back to Airlie beach. Alex and Milga couldn't do enough for us. Highly recommended!
See All Reviews

More Tours