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Whitehaven Xpress

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Address: Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: (07) 4946 1585
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Offers a full day cruise around the Whitsunday islands, taking in the...
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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The best Whitsunday experience - Whitehaven Xpress

I recently celebrated my birthday by spending the day enjoying a Whitehaven Xpress tour. It was a fantastic day and everything went so smoothly. The crew are to be commended for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Les and Vicki Z
Toowoomba, Australia
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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I recently celebrated my birthday by spending the day enjoying a Whitehaven Xpress tour. It was a fantastic day and everything went so smoothly. The crew are to be commended for their friendly attitude and professionalism. I recommend this company if you are considering a Whitsunday Day trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I had an amazing day in the Whitsundays thanks to the Whitehaven Xpress crew. Captain Mick, Dave and Natalie all looked after us really well throughout the day, and were friendly, helpful and clear with their instructions and information. We chose this trip because it included Hill Inlet which features on most of the Whitsunday postcards -... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Yep, you get to go to the hill look out, Whitehaven beach, snorkelling. Morning tea, BBQ lunch, afternoon tea. What made this trip was the crew, Neil, Wayne & Evan. The boys are legends, full of stories and jokes. They loved the banter which made it an awesome day for all onboard. If you want a great day out cruising... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Thank you so much Whitehaven Xpress team. We had a fantastic day. Staff were friendly, helpful, calm and clearly loved their jobs. They were informative and very clear with instructions and safety advice. Great BBQ lunch on Whitehaven Beach. Shuttle service to and from our accom was seamless. Highly recommend Whitehaven Xpress.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Everything that was promised and more, the crew were great, their relaxed easy going personalities made our day very special, nothing was to much trouble, food was fabulous and we met some wonderful people. Whitehaven was everything that the brochures promised and more, we snorkeled for about 45 minutes and it was beautiful. Without a doubt one to tick of... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Picked up from apartment in a mini bus and driven to boat check in went smoothly. Once on boat we was given the safety briefing and an outline of the day. The trip was very well organised and there was plenty of time at the lookout over Whitehaven beach time to eat lunch time on the beach and time for... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

One of my best day in Australia! The views are wonderful and the staff very friendly, welcoming and knowledgable! The tour is well organized and you see a lot of the Whitsunday in one day, the snorkeling is amazing :) The BBQ is delicious and the staff offer you different snacks during the day. I highly recommend it to anyone!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my Whitehaven experience. Currently rated as the number one coastal destination in Australia and 9th in the world a cruise to this iconic beach should not be missed. Loved the snorkelling, well for me a glass bottomed board was supplied! Thanks guys! Friendly staff who are living the outdoor Aussie dream and loving it! So glad I have... More 

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Devon, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

The tour was okay but compared to other tours we've done around Australia, it was expensive for what was included & we felt a bit on edge throughout the day. At times it felt like some crew members were a bit hacked off with the customers. The positive was that they did cater well & the boat is comfortable &... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Nice, sleek catarmans, very modern, with small place to buy drinks and snacks. Staff are all so friendly and knowledgable of the area. Offer day trips out to the Great Barrier Reef, as well as tender service for the various cruise ships anchored off shore. Highly recommend there services.

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