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Matador Whitsundays

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For a truly unique experience on board a legend, 2017 marks the relaunch of the Matador Whitsundays as a 2-day 1-night charter vessel taking our guests to Whitehaven Beach and the best snorkelling spots the Whitsunday Islands has to offer.
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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Immediately welcomed on board by the wonderful crew- Matt who kept us well entertained for the 2 days, Sam who looked after us well with great cooking and the skipper Mark who kept us safe and was really interesting with his sailing stories from over...More

Thank Siân J
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Sian! It's great to hear that you and your boyfriend had such a memorable time with us :) I have passed on your feedback to Sam, Matt and Mark! We look forward to having you back on-board with us in the future! Thanks again...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

I enjoyed and recommend the 2 day/1 night Matador trip. A wonderful time. The islands, sunsets, whales and stops, as other state are spectacular. Our crew was delightful. All warm and inclusive. Food good and the galley was always organised & clean. I noticed the...More

Thank Robyn M
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Robyn, Thank-you very much for your review of Matador :) I have passed on your kind words to our crew! We pride ourselves on being safety conscious above all, but making sure our guests have fun is also certainly up there :) From everyone...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome trip, great people and a great crew. Mark, Sammy and Heath really made the trip. Saw heaps of of whales, dolphins, birds and a turtle. Really good snorkelling and sailing. Could not recommend more.More

1  Thank Sam E
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Hi Sam! Thank-you for your review of Matador Whitsundays! Great to hear that you had such a great time with us. Seeing dolphins and whales at this time of year is such a treat! Happy travels on the rest of your adventures, and we hope...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Thank you so much to the captain and the rest of the crew! We had a great time exploring beautiful Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier reef. My wife and I slept on deck under the stars, which was an amazing experience ;) The food...More

1  Thank Andreas K
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Hi Andreas, Thank-you very much for coming aboard the Matador and experiencing the best of the Whitsundays!!! You can't quite beat sleeping under the stars without light pollution of the mainland :) We're all grateful for your review :) Happy travels ~Matador Team

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We had the best time exploring the Whitsundays on the matador. Food was excellent and the captain made our trip special and a safe experience. Highlight was the calling of the sea eagle to the boat! Would highly recommend and we were the first ones...More

Thank amylou686
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

AmyLou!! Thank-you very much for your positive review, and we're stoked that you had such a great time with us on Matador! Nothing quite matches Whitehaven Beach before the crowds arrive! Make sure you come back and see us again soon :) ~Matador Team

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Really one of the best experiences I've ever had. The boat 'Matador' is quite impressive as it has been a racing yacht and has been refurbished to suit guests now. The crew is an absolute blast! Mark is a very experienced captain with 42 years...More

Thank Christian R
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank-you Cristian! We agree! Our crew are so passionate about what they do, and it shines through on each and every trip! We're so grateful for your review and wish you all the best on the rest of your travels. We welcome you back at...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

My partner and I booked the 2 day one night tour. Our captain was Karl and our crew were Sammy had Ricardo. They were all awesome! Sammy made sure we were well fed and comfortable. The captain Karl really made you feel at home. I’d...More

Thank Karli B
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Karli, A huge thank-you from everyone at Matador Whitsundays! I have passed on your well wishes to our crew :) We all hope you have a terrific time travelling the rest of Oz. Thanks again ~Matador Team

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I want to say thank you to the very friendly crews. The captain Mark. Sammy and Matty. My girlfriend and I really enjoy this trip.

1  Thank Yip T
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Hi Yip Thanks for your 5 star review of Matador! I have passed on your kind words to our crew :) Hope you continue to enjoy Aus! ~Matador Team

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Needed to leave a review about how much I enjoyed this tour. This was my first time on a sailboat and after this experience I know that it will not be my last. Whitehaven beach is absolutely stunning, as were the coral reefs we got...More

1  Thank Elizabeth R
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

HI Elizabeth, Your Matador experience sounds amazing!! We're so happy you got to see so many of the amazing creatures that call the Whitsundays home as well Whitehaven Beach and the beautiful reefs :) Thank-you for leaving us a 5 star review, I will be...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018

I did the 2 day/1 night Whitsundays Island, but it felt like I've spent 4/5 days in the sea. The crew and the activities were great and we never felt in a rush. Also, there was a pleeeeenty of food !

Thank HeleneAlexa
Ozsail1, Manager at Matador Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Helene, Thanks very much for coming out and experiencing the beauty of the Whitsundays :) We love that you had such a great time with us and hope that one day you'll come back out with us! Thanks for the good times. ~Matador Team

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simon h
28 August 2018|
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Response from Ozsail1 | Property representative |
Hi Simon, Unfortunately overnight parking in Airlie Beach is hard to come by. I'd recommend leaving it at Abell point Marina (where we depart), they have parking for about $8/day. I hope this helps. ~Matador Team
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