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Address: Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: (07) 4946 1585
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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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Wonderful Way Wandering the Whitsundays!

Fantastic day-trip around the Whitsundays on a boat with about 30 folks - a comfortable group with some families and couples. Itinerary is focused and yet leisurely: Snorkel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic day-trip around the Whitsundays on a boat with about 30 folks - a comfortable group with some families and couples. Itinerary is focused and yet leisurely: Snorkel, visit Whitehaven beach for a swim + delicious Aussie Barbie and the breathtaking Hill Inlet. Attentive and accomodating crew with a wonderful sense of humour, efficient and informative. A quick boat, incredible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were hesitant to book a day tour with our toddler in tow but we couldn't resist seeing Whitehaven. So glad we booked a tour, and so glad it was this one that we booked. The boat is a good size, not too many passengers (maybe around 40?) so it feels more personal. There's good seating on board and toilets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Whitehaven XPress Tour is an incredible trip. you go to one of the most stunning beaches in the whole world - Whitehaven - and get to know the Whitsunday Islands National Park, which has an amazing viewing point

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I did the $170 3 stops trip on 12/8. I'm bemused at some of the average to poor reviews. Maybe I got on the wrong boat! I'd had a migraine the day before so was still nursing some nausea and a delicate predisposition from when I boarded. All 3 crew members checked in with me continuously and were very professional,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fabulous day. Great snorkelling with brilliant fish and coral. Fantastic views of the Whitsundays from the bush walk. Heaven itself on Whitehaven beach with a great BBQ lunch. All age groups catered for and the care and attention given to all passengers from the crew of Dan, Wayne and Evan was second to none. Well done boys, your knowledge, attention... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Well this tour ticks all the boxes. As the boat is fast you get to all the great sites with plenty of time to relax and enjoy. Hill inlet lookout fantastic way to start the day. Then relax for a great BBQ lunch at Whitehaven beach with monitor lizards hovering around for scraps. Followed by plenty of time for snorkeling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Best trip for hill inlet view, whitehaven and snorkelin' cool people and fantastic grill lunch!!! choose them! barbara

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Just about to board the Rusty Vessel and was contemplating forfeiting the deposit, but hey it's the terrible adventures you remember the most! Greeted by our hosts who I thought were Fisherman who just came back from a 3 month tour, fashionably unshaven and a little shabby chic and off we went - weeeee. First stop Hill Inlet, we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My wife and I are active 60+ year olds and we had a great day out on the Whitsunday XPress. The sea was quite rough on the way out but the boat, crew and customers handled it well although there were a couple who had some sea sickness. The snorkeling was good and although the swell slightly detracted, everyone seemed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A miserable crew and a badly organised itinerary. First stop was Hill Inlet at high-tide making the visit virtually pointless. The BBQ was next, unsanitary and to be avoided altogether. What followed was snorkelling at 3 p.m. it was freezing and the area they stopped at was almost devoid of marine life, it took longer to suit up than to... More 

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Whitehavenxpress, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

Dear Tempest Lefavre I am quite shocked after reading your review about your experience with us, we were doing so well (47 reviews since we had someone like you on board who had a really poor experience). We are sorry for that but I doubt we could have upped the water temperature, controlled the tides and brought a 5 star... More 

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