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Whitehaven Xpress

Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
(07) 4946 1585
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Ranked #10 of 54 activities in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

A good day out, excellent food, good company, awesome views from the look out. Getting in and out of the dinghy is challenging and you need to be a good swimmer to snorkel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this day trip, booked at our hotel. Transport picks you up and drops you back at hotel. The boat holds about 45 people and a crew of 3, so it's small enough to get individual attention. Crew are very friendly and witty, snorkelling over the reef is definitely recommended - don't worry if you've never done it before.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Just had a really good time - booked a day-trip from Airlie Beach which started at 9am (finished at about 5:30pm). Really friendly and likeable staff, not too many people on bord (number of participants is limited) and in addition to a great bbq on Whitehaven Beach, there's a morning- & afternoon tea included! With even a snorkel and a... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had an absolutely great time on board all day. From the great crew (Matty, Cuzzy, Dan) to the beautiful beach and yummy food! Just an all around great day! Definitely recommend it!

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This day trip was one of the best day trips I have experienced , the pick up at the hotel was prompt. Friendly greetings at the marina. Smooth boat ride to the Whitehaven beach. We were ferried to shore in a small boat where we had time to relax on this wonderful beach. A fantastic BBQ cooked by the crew.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great crew who were very knowledgeable of the area, very friendly and were accommodating all day. They took us to a lovely lookout and the lunch at Whitehaven was great. The snorkeling was fantastic. Really memorable day! Highly recommend

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a great experience with Whitehaven Xpress. In the morning the courtesy shuttle bus picked us up from the hotel. We visited the Hill Inlet and Lookout, where we had an amazing view. Next we visited Whitehaven beach where we had a great Aussie bbq: the food was cooked really well and was so tasty! We had enough time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We've just returned from a great day out, the lookout walk lunch and snorkelling were amazing, (I'd never snorkelled before and had a ball) The staff were professional but still friendly and a lot of fun. Thanks Matty, cuzzy and team that was the highlight of our trip

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We've just returned from a great day out exploring the wonders of Whitsunday Island - walking to the lookout overlooking the gorgeous Whitehaven Beach, a fantastic barbecue lunch on the beach, and, to finish, snorkelling on the reef. What a fabulous day! The weather was perfect, the boat strong and sturdy, the crew vastly entertaining ( and very competent), and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Me my husband and our friends went on a trip with you guys to the Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Snorkeling on the 24th March 2014. We had the best day ever and the crew were excellent. We all had such an awesome day and laughted so much. All I can say guys is keep doing what you do as... More

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