British Defender is our most modern maxi-sailing yacht, a part of our fun sailing fleet. She was purpose built to sail around the world so you will enjoy a spacious interior with amenities such as air conditioning. Her huge deck provides ample room to get to know your fellow passengers or soak up some sun.

Learn to hoist and trim the sails and a bit of sailing language, or sit back and enjoy the speed at which you will race through the Whitsundays.

Ideal for those looking for: a very youthful, social atmosphere.

Youngest age onboard: 15

Max Passenger Count: 28

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Below is a sample itinerary:

Departing on a Sunday, Wednesday or Friday at 14:00 (2pm), you will leave from the Coral Sea Marina | Resort (formerly the Abell Point Marina), South Village, and start your journey around the amazing Whitsunday Islands. Usually, we’ll take a snorkel stop the first afternoon somewhere on Hook or Whitsunday Island. After your snorkel, you’ll get back onboard British Defender for some yummy nibbles and time to get to know the other passengers. Indulge on your first dinner of the trip up on deck and then get comfortable as you enjoy a social evening on board with your new friends.

In the morning, enjoy your breakfast as you flow gently past the islands to Tongue Bay. Once you have arrived in Tongue Bay prepare your beach bag and head up to Hill Inlet Lookout. Enjoy the majestic turquoise waters and soft silica sand of Whitehaven Beach for a few hours before heading back onboard British Defender. Enjoy lunch once back on board, then sail to an afternoon snorkelling spot. After swimming amongst the beautiful waters, dry off with sunset nibbles. Once again, enjoy your dinner onboard with your fellow passengers and a lively evening of merriment as you talk over your favourite parts of your trip!

Waking up the next morning, you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast onboard, your last meal onboard the mighty British Defender. If there’s enough time, you may be able to fit in a morning snorkel before heading back into the marina.

Below is a sample menu:

All meals and snacks are included for the duration of your trip. Our crew freshly prepares each meal for you to enjoy using locally sourced, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Usually served buffet style; you can choose to eat anywhere on board. Meals are a great communal time to get to know your fellow travellers.

Continental breakfasts; healthy, fresh and hearty lunches; BBQ dinners in true ‘Aussie’ fashion and even dessert! Never go hungry with big servings and plenty of snacks in between. Tea and coffee available throughout the day.

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