Boomerang & British Defender - 2 Day / 2 Night

Maxi Boomerang, designed by German Frers, and built in Italy is a sloop design, 83ft in length, 20ft wide, built of high tech Carbon Fibre with a mast extending 110ft above the deck.

British Defender is a high tech Whitbread Around the World Racing Maxi she was raced by the British armed services in the 1990 Around World Race.

Boomerang & British Defender are virtually identical both re-fitted for Whitsunday sailing tours, they are huge downstairs and open plan, some of the many features include headroom throughout higher than 6ft, 3 dining tables, 3 toilets and showers. On deck, the boat is really wide, so there's plenty of space to chill out. One thing's for sure, with their thoroughbred racing backgrounds, the boats will ensure your sailing tour will be an exciting experience.

Join Boomerang or British Defender and experience the thrill and exhilaration of maxi sailing in the Whitsunday Islands.


Both vessels have open plan accommodation, with 3 bathrooms, 16 Single Bunks and 6 Double Bunks.

Multi Share: Dormitory style accommodation with single or double bunks.


The following itinerary is an example of a scheduled cruise. All cruises are subject to weather and tidal conditions and the Captain’s professional judgement in putting together the best itinerary to keep guests happy, safe and well.

Day 1:
Meet your crew at Coral Sea Marina at 1.30pm for a head count, to depart the marina at 14:00pm. Feeling energetic? Get involved with setting the sails! Otherwise, sit back and relax as you glide across the Whitsunday Passage and over to Hook Passage, between Hook and Whitsunday Islands. Enjoy the first sunset of the trip and you sit back and make new friends.

Day 2:
Wake up have breakfast as you travel to Tongue bay where you’ll be whisked over to Whitsunday Island. Take a guided bush walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout to take in the view. After, go down to the beach and explore. Once back on board, you’ll have lunch and sail north to another island where put on your snorkelling gear and jump in over the fringing reef. Swim with the tropical fish and other marine life. Stop again in another secluded bay, either for another snorkel or get dropped off at the beach just before sunset. Enjoy a drink and pre-dinner snacks and watch the sun set over the islands. After, dinner back on board, and let the night unfold.

Day 3:
Early rise for breakfast, then it is time to set the sails for the final time and make way across the Whitsunday Passage. Arrive back into Airlie Beach at 11.00am.


  • 2 Days / 2 Nights Sailing
  • Services of the skipper and crew
  • All Meals and snacks
  • Tap Water
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Snorkelling Equipment & Basic Tuition
  • Stinger Suits
  • Bed Linen


Departs: 2.00pm Monday, Thursday & Saturday from Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach.

British Defender
Departs: 2.00pm Wednesday, Friday & Sunday from Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach.

Additional Info

What to Bring: clothes, towel, toiletries, hat, swimwear, sunscreen, jacket/sweater, camera, sunglasses, runners or sandals for island walks, alcohol and soft drinks. Guests can bring your own alcohol, no glass or red wine please. Soft drinks are sold on board, but guests may bring their own. Guests are asked to limit luggage. Please pack in soft sided zipless bag. We provide dry bags hire; for a deposit of AU$50 (cash only) which will be refunded on return. We also provide luggage storage at the Explore Whitsundays Reservations Office for AU$10 per person.
Children: This cruise is suitable for 15+ years. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Guests: Minimum 12 - Maximum 28
Operated By: Explore Whitsundays

British Defender - Aerial Sailing Shot
British Defender - Guests on Side
British Defender - Interior Midship Bunks and Table
British Defender - Boat Layout
Boomerang - Sailing Blue Skies
Boomerang - Interior Bunks and Table
Boomerang Boat Layout
Boomerang - Sailing Looking Back from Stern