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British Defender Private Charter


Departure Times

Departs: 2:00pm - Wed, Fri & Sun
Returns: 11:00am - Fri, Sun & Tue

Pricing Options

$14252 AUD / Charter - 2D/2N Private Charter (Between: 01 Oct 2019 and 01 Apr 2020)

Newly refurbished British Defender is the perfect vessel for your private charter of the Whitsundays

  • Ideal for larger groups with space for up to 28 people. Great for reunions, birthdays, anniversaries and more!
  • Visit top destinations in the Whitsundays, spending your time where you want! Work with the crew to build your perfect itinerary
  • Hop on board a fast maxi yacht and enjoy the thrill of real sailing!
  • Unique experience with a fun crew so you can experience the Whitsundays at their best

Take the ride of a lifetime on board British Defender! For 2 days and 2 nights your travel group will get to take in all that the Whitsundays has to offer while you experience maxi racing at its finest. A visit to Whitehaven beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkelling are all on the agenda as you sail around the Whitsundays. With room for up to 28 people, this fun trip will be one of the most memorable of your life! Your maxi yacht 2 day and 2 night adventure will make you never want to leave the Whitsundays as you explore the islands, see Whitehaven Beach for the first time and take a walk to the world-famous Hill Inlet Lookout. Under the water, you will snorkel at two amazing sites filled with fringing coral reefs which extend right from the edge of the Islands.

Please note, at time of booking we require a deposit with the remaining balance due 2 months prior.

British Defender Features

  • Offers a fun and fast maxi racing experience
  • Comfortable, spacious interior
  • Ideal private charter for larger groups
  • Shaded area on deck for sun protection and relaxing
  • All meals included and made fresh
  • Morning tea and afternoon tea, tea and coffee
  • Clean, fresh linen provided for all guests
  • BYO alcohol 

Boat Layout

The saloon features 2 dining tables so that everyone can dine together in comfort, unlike other vessels where lap dining is the norm. British Defender has 3 bathrooms with hot showers and toilets. On deck the boat is really wide, so there's plenty of deck space to chill out, plus there is a shade awning built into the boom which extends over the whole centre deck space. British Defender carries a maximum of 28 guests plus the 4 crew. Onboard are 6 double bunks, 16 single bunks. British Defender was constructed in 1989 and is 77 feet long.

Sample Itinerary

Every trip on British Defender is unique and itineraries will vary depending on the weather and tides. However, during your private charter you can help your crew to pick out the right trip for you, making sure you get to do the most of what you want! Your itinerary will include a visit to the famous Whitehaven Beach - known for it's pure silica sands, and 7km of coastline. You will also to get to visit Hill Inlet Lookout, which overlooks Whitehaven beach and Hill Inlet itself. This is a great place for group photos, which your guide will be happy to take for you! You will also get to enjoy the thrill of snorkelling while on board British Defender, with both instruction and snorkelling equipment included.  While on this fast, sailing maxi, guests will zoom to each destination quickly leaving no time to waste! And, the passengers are welcome to get involved and help the crew set the sails, sit at the wheel or just sit back and relax with the wind in your hair.

Please note, itineraries can change due to the weather, tides and your captains professional judgement.

Sample Menu

Day one
On arrival: Fresh fruit platter or tea, coffee and biscuits
Nibbles: Nachos
Dinner: BBQ chicken breast fillets with either satay or thai green curry sauce, rice, damper bread, green salad, yoghurt and cucumber dip
Dessert: Fruit cake, tea and coffee

Day Two
Breakfast: Cereal, toast, spreads, tea and coffee
Morning tea: Either fresh fruit platter or tea, coffee and biscuits
Lunch: BBQ sausages, pesto pasta salad, potato salad, garden salad and cob bread
Afternoon Tea: Fresh fruit platter or tea, coffee & biscuits
Nibbles: Cubed cheese, olives, pickled onions, carrot sticks, dips and biscuits
Dinner: Spaghetti bolognaise, garlic bread, fresh mixed salad
Dessert: Fruit cake, tea and coffee

Day three
Breakfast: Cereal, toast, spreads, tea and coffee

Please note this is a sample of menu and is subject to change and amendments

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What To Bring

Please bring only a small soft bag with: change of clothes, hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal). You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, available for purchase in town. No glass bottles please.

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, a 24 hour locker shop on The Esplanade, most hostels, or at your accommodation. Most charge between $5-10pp for the duration of your trip.

What's Included

  • Skipper
  • Crew
  • Drinking water
  • Meals
  • Linen
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Marine Park fees
  • Wet weather jackets if needed

What's Extra

BYO alcohol (no glass). Soft drinks available for purchase on board. 

Please read the following questions carefully:
  • Do you currently have an ear infection?
  • Do you have a history of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?
  • Do you have a history of ear or sinus surgery?
  • Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?
  • Do you have a history of respiratory problems, severe attack of hayfever or allergies, or lung disease?
  • Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?
  • Do you have active asthma or history of asthma, emphysema or tuberculosis?
  • Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?
  • Do you have behavioral health problems or a nervous system disorder?
  • Are you or could you be pregnant?
  • Do you have a history of colostomy?
  • Do you have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
  • Do you have a history of high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure?
  • Are you over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
  • Do you have a history of bleeding or other blood disorders?
  • Do you have a history of diabetes?
  • Do you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?
  • Do you have a history of back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?
  • Do you have a history of fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)?
If any of these conditions apply to you, you will need to tell the staff when you board the vessel.

Terms and Conditions

Please note, at time of booking we require a deposit with the remaining balance due 2 months prior.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure.
Please note that in the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.
Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
This is a water-based activity, for safety reasons ALL passengers must be able to swim and speak fluent English. Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

Also, please note that you need to allow time prior to the boats departure to check in, please ask us for more details.


All client cancellations forfeit up the non refundable deposit and all client cancellations made less than 2 months prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. Please note if the balance is not paid on time the booking is cancelled and deposit you have paid forfeited. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers traveling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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