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Whitehaven Xpress

Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
(07) 4946 1585
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Ranked #13 of 56 Activities in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The crew made the day! Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Even though I was on this particular trip solo, I didn't feel alone for a moment! The trip is filled with a great mix of people, from families to couples and solo travellers like me. The crew are knowledgable, friendly and helpful! I can't thank them enough for the day. One... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We went ont he daytrip to Whitehaven, Hill Inlet lookout and Manaray Bay for snorkeling. The snorkeling isn't as good as at other places on the outer reef areas, but is a good area for people who've never done it (and there were quite a few on the trip we went on). After snorkeling we went to whitehaven for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Lovely crew, great snorkle spot, not all of the boats stop for the short walk to the lookout over Whitehaven Beach and we were so glad Whitehaven Xpress did as it was the most wonderful view and really made the trip so special. We didn't want to tear ourselves away! Awesome bbq on Whitehaven beach with huge juicy steaks cooked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a beautiful day collected from our accommodation and dropped back after trip.The crew on the boat were fantastic and made us feel so relaxed..Had a bbq lunch on Whitehaven beach with monitor lizards wandering around. Some people on the cruise went snorkelling and all seemed to enjoy themselves but the ones who had the most fun were the ones... More

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Torquay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We chose this tour to see Whitehaven beach and explore the islands. We had an enjoyable day. However we felt some of the crews' attitude was extremely negative, if not rude and made us feel uncomfortable. Instructions were given in a critical and negative way as though you were in the wrong all the time.eg getting in and out of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This trip certainly had some excellent elements to it. It was worth the money just to see Whitehaven Beach in all it's glory. Some of the crew, Dave especially, were fantastic and really added a personal touch, taking time out to speak to everybody on the trip and take an interest. The main downside was that we booked this trip... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was an amazing day out which I shall remember for a very long time. The Whitsundays are so beautiful - white sand, turquoise water and sunshine. Chose this company over others because they offered a good length of day, with a mixed programme and not too many people on board. Was not disappointed. The arrangements for picking up, progressing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We have come back this evening after an amazing day out with Whitehaven Xpress ( whitehavenexpress.com.au ). Where to begin... Picked up on time, departed on time, absolutely cool crew - laid back Aussies and kiwis! Laid back as in fun but so onto it with catering to peoples needs and more importantly their safety. Everything, from the walk up... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I was picked up from my hotel right on time by friendly staff and dropped off at the Marina, where we met 'Grey Dan'. He was smiley and funny, but after seeing young women, was keen to mention his bachelor status. I was met by Dave with his pirate hat who was friendly as well. The trip was great and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Sadly for us the weather was lousy but the cruise itself and locations were still stunning. Whitehaven Beach looks beautiful even in gloomy weather but some fellow travellers fell prey to sea-sickness owing to the 3 m swell. Snorkelling at Mantaray Bay was rewarding (I saw a turtle in the first 10 seconds!) but chilly. A BBQ lunch was provided... More

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