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Whitehaven Xpress

Address: Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: (07) 4946 1585
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Ranked #22 of 67 Activities in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Offers a full day cruise around the Whitsunday islands, taking in the fantastic sights of Hill...
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Owner description: Offers a full day cruise around the Whitsunday islands, taking in the fantastic sights of Hill Inlet lookout, Whitehaven beach and a snorkel location Mantaray bay. Our 15 mtr fibreglass mono hull ”Whitehaven Xpress”, departs daily at 9 a.m. from Abel Point Marina. Our trip is unique to the region, offering an all Australian experience.Whitehaven Xpress is a cruise with a difference, it is family operated with Terry, Jill, Dan, and Shane providing a unique personal service for visitors to the Whitsundays Islands, with three relaxing destinations.Bushwalk at Hill Inlet Just a short walk to Hill Inlet Scenic Lookout for outstanding views of the inlet and Whitehaven Beach... be sure to take your camera. Whitehaven Beach BBQ Whilst spending the most amount of time on the beach, we provide you with a fabulous Aussie beach BBQ including steak, sausages, chilli burgers salad and tropical fruits. (Vegetarians are catered for on request) The BBQ is prepared for your enjoyment under the shade of the trees while utilising the picnic tables provided. Share your dining experience amongst the wildlife including goannas and birdlife!Snorkel or Glass Bottom Boat Viewing at Mantaray Bay Swim or snorkel over spectacular coral and tropical fish. We have snorkelling tuition for the inexperienced. If you don't want to get wet be sure to try our glass bottom boat, our guide will show you the mystical world of abundant marine life. Be sure to bring your underwater camera!All snorkel equipment and floatation devices are provided. On our homeward journey a platter of cheese and biscuits is served. On arrival at Abel Point Marina our courtesy bus returns you to your accommodation.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend paid $175 pp for this trip which we thought was a bit on the expensive side. However, I cannot fault the trip itself at all, we went on the 20th Jan and really enjoyed it. The crew were really helpful and friendly and really looked out for everyone. Each of the three stops on the itinerary... More 

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GillMcNally, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

As a senior contributor on Tripadvisor - we truly value your trip-advise ! Thank you and regards, Shane More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Myself and my family (6 adults ranging from 25-55) went on a day excursion with Whithaven Xpress. From the time of booking with Mary in the shop on the main street through to the staff on board, they could not have been more helpful, friendly and professional. Matty, the guy on the boat, was outstanding in helping my mother in... More 

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thank you for wanting to write some trip-advise for others. your comment "staff were down to earth aussie lads" is what we hope is a key factor for choosing our tour for other readers. once again thanks for taking the time, regards, shane More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you would like the most fabulous day out on the Whitsundays, then the Whitehaven Xpress tour is the one to choose! I feel I am very qualified to do an accurate review of Whitehaven Xpress - I have been out on this tour many times since 2000 and without doubt, it is definitely the best tour in the Whitsundays!... More 

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Thank you for your trip-advise ! The most comprehensive review this year :-) Wishing you a happy 2015, regards, Shane More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I went on Whitehaven Express tour on the 30th of December 2014, it was amazing, we were taken to a great snorkelling location, provided lunch at whitehaven beach and taken to the breathtaking hill inlet which is a must see! Staff were really friendly and made the whole experience enjoyable. Only down side to this trip was how hot it... More 

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As a Senior Reviewer we value your trip-advise to others. A "Highlight of my stay" gives us great delight - thanks. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It is quite a long way out to Whitehaven Beach - an hour and a half. With a tidy swell and a strong cross wind it makes for an "interesting" ride! It is sit still and get your gear off the floor as the spray and water penetrates the plastic blinds and pours out of the scuppers! Excellent BBQ on... More 

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As a Senior Reviewer we really value your trip-advise to others. "very enjoyable but rough" sums up the day you travelled, once again thank you for taking the time to review our unique experience - shane More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This trip was absolutely the worst I have ever experienced. The staff were rude, the boat on its last legs and noisy and the whole experience was completely bottom end rubbish. We paid more than all the other top drawer trips and it was a complete and utter waste of a day. After being picked up from our accommodation and... More 

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GillMcNally, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer 1 review only - really! We trust the seasoned readers can read between your lines. For the record we are not the most expensive trip in the Whitsundays, however we are very aware of our price and that it is a large amount for most of us. We do not promote that we have a seafood BBQ, however... More 

Kingscliff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Thank you to Shane and the lads at Whitehaven Xpress. We had a great day on the water. I was stokes to get a medium rare steak BBQ on one of the worlds best beaches. What a treat! The boat is idea as there is plenty of shade and protection for the wave spray. The staff were charming and genuinely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The crew were very funny and friendly, however, they did not provide much instructions on how the day would proceed. For example, telling us how long we have at each place would have been helpful, so we could explore the island ourselves and get back to the point of departure at the time they required. The "bush walk" did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Definitely a good experience. Crew was very friendly and helpful. You'll get amazing views in the Hill Inlet lookout and a good swim at Whitehaven beach. BBQ lunch is quite good and the snorkelling is totally worth it. We spotted a decent number of coloured fish... Loved it!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We have just stepped off the boat after a really fantastic day. We are a family of 4 travelling around the world for a year. We have a 3 year old and 4 year old who turned 5 today and this trip was for her birthday. Anyone with small kids knows that a day long trip can be made or... More 

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