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FROM: $375

Departure Times

Departs: 8:30 am - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Returns: 4:00 pm - Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Pricing Options

$375 AUD per Person - Shared Accom (Between: 31 Mar 2017 and 30 Mar 2018)
$429 AUD per person - Private Double Cabin (requires 2 people) ($858.00 Total) (Between: 31 Mar 2017 and 30 Mar 2018)

What a 'Ketch'! Traditional sailing combined with top comfort.

Waltzing Matilda is a 60ft (18m) fiberglass Roberts Ketch. Sailed by an experienced crew of two with only 14 passengers, she has earned a fantastic reputation for providing comfort with adventure. Up top, she has a spacious deck area offering lots of room to relax and take in the scenery. Combine this with an astonishing 8 ft on head room below deck and you have the perfect vessel for comfortable cruising around the Islands. This vessel is ideally suited for those travelers that are looking to escape the large crowds.

Waltzing Matilda welcomes you to one of the World's most spectacular natural playgrounds, the breathtaking Whitsunday Island chain. With no less than 74 tropical islands floating like gems in the azure waters of the Coral Sea, it's not surprising this is one of the World's most desirable vacation destinations. The welcoming tropical climate of the Whitsundays rivals that of Fiji, Tahiti and the Bahamas with mean annual temperatures of 27C and a minimum of 21C. And with an estimated average of 8.25 hours of sunshine per day, an attractive year-round climate is assured.

Waltzing Matilda Features:

  • Maximum of 14 passengers making this a sociable and relaxed tour
  • Freshly prepared meals prepared on-board using fresh local produce
  • Fresh linen provided for each guest
  • Snorkelling equipment provided for your convenience
  • Very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly crew
  • Spacious deck area ideal for sunbaking and taking in your beautiful surrounds

If you would like to get away from the larger crowds, then Waltzing Matilda is perfect for you...

Boat Layout

Sample Itinerary

Most of the Whitsunday Islands are World Heritage Listed, offering the opportunity for true exploration in some of the worlds most beautiful scenery. Regarded alongside areas such as the Caribbean and Mediterranean, the Whitsundays are often considered even better due to the close proximity of 74 islands offering endless shelter and snug overnight anchorages. With less distances to travel and Waltzing Matilda to get you there, there's an array of experiences possible each day.

Come adventure sailing in the Whitsundays onboard Waltzing Matilda. Sail the mystic beauty of the Whitsunday Islands on this overnight crewed charter and immerse yourself in pure relaxation and sun-soaked fun.

Waltzing Matilda offers you a chance to experience some of the many natural wonders of the Whitsundays including Whitehaven Beach and Cid Harbour. You will have the chance to snorkel some of the amazing fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef at Blue Pearl Bay and Hook Island.

Onboard you will find plenty of delicious food and thirst quenching drinks, along with some of the comforts of home. While onboard you can either kick back and relax or help the crew out and really experience the fun in adventure sailing in the Whitsundays.

Sample Menu

Day One
On Arrival: Tea & Coffee when guests arrive
Morning Tea: Tea and Coffee and an assortment of biscuits
Lunch: Quiche, Green Salad, Potato Salad along with a selection of breads
Sunset Snacks: Carrot sticks, dip,cheese, olives, Jatz crackers, and Corn chips
Dinner: BBQ steaks, steamed greens, honey carrots and potatoes oven baked and served with sour cream

Day Two
Breakfast: Tea, coffee, juice, Fresh fruit platter- oranges, melons, apples. A variety of cereals such as Cornflakes, Weet-bix and Mueslias well as a range of breads and spreads including Jam, Vegemite, Honey, Peanut Butter.
Morning Tea: Tea and Coffee and an assortment of biscuits
Lunch: Chicken, Cabbage and Noodle Salad and pasta bake
Afternoon Tea: Tea and Coffee and an assortment of biscuits

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

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What To Bring

Upon checking in, you will be given a souvenir environmental bag to pack your belongings in for the sailing trip. They ask that you only take these bags on board with you as luggage. Ensure you pack clothes, a hat, swim-wear, beach towel, sunscreen 30+, warm pullover for the evenings (seasonal) and cash/card for on board purchases. You will also need to bring your own alcoholic beverages, in town but please no glass bottles.

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 and all Marine Park fees.

What's Extra

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

Terms and Conditions

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 be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.

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 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, 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.

"We had a fantastic two day one night trip on Waltzing Matilda.The food was good and plentiful - they went to a special effort for us as we are vegetarian.The snorkeling spots were very clear and colourful, I actually thought it was far more colourful than some of the snorkelling on the great barrier reef from Cairns. We even saw a turtle! I would highly recommend this trip!"
Sun 11 Dec 2016
"We did the 2 day / 1 night tour on the Waltzing Matilda and it turned out to be the best trip we did in Oz. Skipper Pete and deckhand Sara were first class. A very relaxed 2 days to sail, snorkel and laze on top of the boat!"
Fri 07 Oct 2016
"Waltzing Matilda turned out to be the best trip we did in Oz. Skipper Pete and deckhand Sara were first class. A very relaxed 2 days to sail, snorkel and laze on top of the boat."
Thu 18 Feb 2016
"The experience on Waltzing Matilda vessel was outstanding. The crew were really super helpful, laid back and knowledgeable of the region. Needless to say that the Whitsunday islands are amazing. The crew showed us some amazing reefs for snorkelling and we ended swimming with turtles and seeing amazing marine life."
Tue 19 Jan 2016
"We went on a sailing trip with the Waltzing Matilda and had the time of our lives! We went swimming at Whitehaven Beach, had a whole afternoon to enjoy the beauty and magic of this place, but also got to snorkel and saw giant turtles! Such an amazing experience! The captain and his assistant are both awesome guys, very young and with a passion for sailing. Totally worth every cent. The fact that there was just 14 people onboard made it a very unique experience and you got to know people well in a quite short period of time! I would always choose them again :)"
Wed 09 Dec 2015
" I managed to get on this by pure chance and what a great way to see the Whitsundays. Snorkelling was unreal!! Then Whitehaven Beach was nothing short of breathtaking. The food provided was great too. The staff were really accommodating and had a lot of knowledge about the islands. Best money Ive spent in a long time. Highly recommend."
Sun 22 Nov 2015
"Fantastic experience! We had two days and 1 night on board Waltzing Matilda - a small sailing boat that only accommodates 14 guests. Whitehaven Beach was a natural highlight, and so were also the two snorkeling sites we stopped out without any crowds. The skipper had a great sense of humor, food was delicious and the atmosphere relaxed."
Sat 19 Sep 2015
"Not long enough! Captain Matt and deck-hand Doug were amazing - great jokes, food, knowledge and were helpful with everything. Wish we had more time to stay on the boat but it was still an incredible experience. Snorkelled with turtles and so many different fish, saw eagles and dolphins around the boat and swam in beautifully clear waters. Delicious food on board and visited Whitehaven Beach - gorgeous. And we went to two great snorkel spots with tonnes of amazing coral and sea-life!"
Sat 19 Sep 2015
"If you want relaxation and enjoyment, just step aboard the Waltzing Matilda. It is not a party boat, even though our traveling companions were younger. Our overnight 2 day cruise was perfect, with lots of time at Whitehaven Beach and opportunities to snorkel in two different locations. Captain Chris provided excellent commentary and first mate Doug dished up delicious, healthy meals. We saw dolphins and whales and amazing coral and reef fish. The weather was perfect and we had some sailing. The crew took great care of us, with a good safety briefing and careful instructions. We enjoyed every minute and recommend at least one night on the water rather than a day cruise."
Thu 13 Aug 2015
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