Explore the beauty of Whitsunday Islands on this multi-day journey on Avatar, the only Trimaran in the Islands.
Our crew take social distancing extremely seriously. All of our vessels have implemented health policies post Covid-19 and we ask our guests to adhere to all government recommendations.
- Adult Ages 15+
- Child Ages 14 and Under
- Family 2 Adults + 2 Children
Snorkel and Sail in the Whitsunday Islands
Hailed as the newly acclaimed ‘Best destination in Australia’, the Whitsundays is a visual delight, providing stunning views, crystal clear water and a host of activities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Soak up absolutely pristine scenic views onboard one of our maxi vessels as we sail to the sheltered Butterfly Bay and the magical surroundings, where you will have the opportunity to snorkel and explore the spectacular corals.
Finish the day relaxing on the spacious deck as the sun sets into a haze of orange, indulge on local produce freshly prepared by crew which includes fresh cuts of meat, salads, breads, tropical fruit, dips, crackers and more!
Perfect for all ages, the snorkel and day sail have something for everyone and is sure to provide a beautiful and unforgettable experience.
BYO drinks – Feel free to bring your own refreshments for the day.
- All meals
- Snorkel gear
- Stinger suits
- Local fees
- Knowledgeable crew
- Alcohol, snacks (chips, chocolate, soft drinks etc)
MEETING TIME/PLACE ON MORNING OF DEPARTURE:
07:45AM* @ Coral Sea Marina (South Village Meeting Point C) on the Right-Hand-Side of the two buildings.
Google Maps link for the meeting point is: https://goo.gl/maps/ouffyb6vfowvKDdt5]
Be careful not to end up at the North end meeting point. Coral Sea Marina was previously known as Abell Point Marina.
*If the departure time changes, you will be notified by email and/or text message. Please reply to this email if you have not yet provided both contact types.
Coral Sea Marina has parking available for $10/day.
Soak up absolutely pristine scenic views onboard our 85- foot maxi vessel as we sail to the sheltered Butterfly Bay, where you will have the opportunity to snorkel and explore the spectacular corals.
No large backpacks or suitcases are allowed on-board Matador. Please only bring bags of the same size as airline carry-on.
Most hostel/hotels in Airlie beach have bag storage starting from $5.
There is NO bag storage at the marina and you face missing your departure if you bring bags that are not allowed.
WHAT TO BRING
In a small soft bag (enviro safe), we suggest that you bring the following:
- Travel voucher from your booking agent.
- Light Clothing / Warm clothing in cooler months (May – September)
- Sunscreen (30+ highly recommended)
- Bath Towel and Beach Towel
- Insect Repellent
- Favourite Music
- Alcohol (no glass please) NO MORE THAN 24 cans of beer OR 4ltrs cask wine OR 1 ltr spirits.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
- Glass bottles or Red Wine.
- Sleeping bags or pillows.
- Passport or important Travel Documents
- Shampoo and Conditioner (for environmental purposes)
- Plastic Bags (They kill our wildlife and smother the coral)
Matador Whitsundays is not responsible for any property you take on board the vessel. In particular, we strongly encourage you to take waterproof cameras rather than expensive digital cameras. Your electrical equipment will be ruined if it comes in contact with salt water.
If you haven’t already confirmed with us about food allergies and/or dietary requirements, please call us ASAP to modify your booking.
All main meals are included. If you love snacks and flavoured drinks (like me), you may like to bring some extras including flavoured drinks e.g. orange juice or soft drinks.
Welcome to the tropics! Although our winters may be cooler. Our summer months (November -March) can be extremely hot and humid, especially downstairs on a boat. Unless you are accustomed to living in this climate, you may find it slightly uncomfortable, especially at night when you are sleeping. Please be prepared for this.
ALCOHOL, SOFT DRINKS AND BOTTLED WATER
An Alcohol policy is in place on Matador. Each guest can take a maximum of 24 cans of beer OR 4ltrs cask wine (goon) OR 1ltr of spirits, any more than this will NOT be allowed on-board. All alcohol, soft drinks and bottled water must be purchased prior to boarding your vessel. (Please note, we do not allow glass bottles on board)
WATER, TEA AND COFFEE
We provide tap water on all our vessels however it isn’t cold and some people don’t like the taste of it. During our summer months, we strongly encourage you to bring bottled water. We recommend at least 2 litres per day. Tea and Coffee breaks are generally in the morning and afternoon.
If you are not sure whether or not you may suffer from travel sickness, we suggest taking travel sickness tablets. Our trained crew will assist as much as possible in making you comfortable but they are not allowed to provide you with any medication.
Masks and snorkels are all included in the price of your trip and will be distributed at the meeting point.
LYCRA SUITS & WETSUITS
Wearing a Lycra stinger suit will prevent UV exposure and significantly reduce your risk to marine stingers. Matador requires that all passengers wear a full-length stinger suit or wetsuit if you wish to swim and or snorkel from our vessels.
You will be fitted at the meeting point and are all inclusive in your ticket price.
We strongly encourage all guests travel with travel insurance with coverage for the following situations:
- Damaged Property (You will be on a boat surrounded by sea water)
- Medical Emergencies including Ambulance cover and
- Travel Cancellation & Interruption
Please ensure that you have read all of the above carefully.
On the date of departure, please ensure you are at Meeting Point C at Coral Sea Marina (South Village) before your scheduled departure time. It is critical that the vessel leaves on time.
It will take you 20 mins to walk to Coral Sea Marina from the main street of Airlie Beach. If the ocean is on your right-hand side you are walking in the right direction.