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Whitehaven Xpress

Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
(07) 4946 1585
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Ranked #15 of 60 Activities in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Pretty much what we expected. The tour was on time and on schedule. The crew was friendly, laid back and helpful. Leave at 9 am Approach hill inlet at 1015 ish Park boat. People were brought to shore on a little dingy boat which fits about 10 people at a time. Take about 10-15 minutes for everyone to get off... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This tour to the whitsunday islands and whitehaven beach was the bomb! Nothing for people who seek a calm tour. The crew is young and funny and helpful. It was the perfect action tour and the ozzi bbq on whitehaven was delicious! Thank you for our awesome day whitehaven xpress!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We'd been to Airlie a few times but always missed Whitehaven Beach. We asked our friendly Unit Manager (Cath at Airlie Apartments) about day trips and she recommended Whitehaven Express as the one for us. Local knowledge always helps and she was right. Our trip was fast but comfortableand the crew were great, ensuring that we learned a bit obout... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is an excellent trip to see the highlights of the Whitsundays in one day, and the guys running the boat are lovely and laid-back. The trip suits all ages, bearing in mind that it is not a backpacker-tailored excursion. Also, the lunch is nice and there's plenty of it.

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I was looking for a nice excursion to Whitehaven Beach for two adults and a 2,5 years old child. We didn't want to be surrounded by noisy backpackers. We were suggested a trip with Whitehaven Express. We were told that this business is run by one family. It was a great experience! We enjoyed this trip a lot. The family... More

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Langley, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

excellent service from this family run business all day. They pick you up at your hotel, fun trip to Whitehaven beach for swimming and relaxing plus the BBQ brought the goana which was fun. Then a hike to the lookout for stunning views, so worth the hike and then snorkelling at Cook Island before back to an amazing sunset. Shane... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Where do I start? Apart from the early start itself (I'm not a morning person), me and my partner had a great day. Ok, it's not a multi-million $ yacht, it's a work horse kind of boat, it's made to be used day in, day out so it will show signs of wear and tear but the crew looked after... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Our family of 5 enjoyed any single moment of this experience. Needless to say that the visit to Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach is an absolut must if you are in the area, but we think that doing it with Whitehaven Xpress made it even more remarkable. The boat is medium sized so it is never too crowded. The crew... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were in Airlie Beach for few days, and Whitehaven Xpress canceled last minute, risking us missing the main attraction (Whitehaven Beach). Problems happen, I understand, but the frustration is their attitude ("what can I do?" with an I-don't-care tone of voice). They can actually do a lot. If Whitehaven Xpress cared about their customers, they would have pre-booked us... More

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We chose for the one day visit to the whitsundays as most packages were very expensive and I tend to be seasick so I did not want to take a cruise for 3 days or more. During the one day tour we did some snorkeling, swimming and closed the day with a nice barbecue in the whitehaven beach. I enjoyed... More

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