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Whitehaven Xpress

Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
(07) 4946 1585
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Ranked #13 of 53 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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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Gympie, Australia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a great time with these guys. First stop was the view from Hill Inlet was amazing. Next onto Whitehaven Beach for some time on the best beach in the world. Great BBQ lunch from these guys then off to Hook a Island for some snorkelling. These guys looked after us so well, very attentive, funny and made the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This review is to acknowledge and says thanks to one of the crew for his great customer care (shaved head, Christian Bale look-alike, Asher? Sorry for not knowing your name). He is so caring to the point of being altruistic. Great attitude and certainly a good man. I would also like to contribute some of my personal opinions. I don't... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We thought this trip was great. It was well organised and Dan, Ryan and Asher made sure our day was amazing and special. They made it great fun but were also helpful, knowledgeable and kind. They arrived on time to pick us up. Yes it was a bit rough at times but it is a fast boat and they knew... More

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Wimbledon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I went on this trip with my boyfriend last month while travelling east coast oz. We wanted to see whitehaven beach and so we collected a number of flyers and leaflets. We chose this company because a) the leaflet looked like it was aimed at young people (we're in our twenties), b) the price was reasonable, and c) we were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

In order to enjoy this trip I think you have to be up for a laugh, this is due to the fun loving, comical and energized nature of the crew on board which really does makes the trip that bit more enjoyable! We had a great day, enjoying / laughing at the humorous personalities of the crew, in saying that... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had the pleasure of celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary with Captain Dan, Dave and Asher aboard the Whitehaven Express. It was an absolute joy from the moment we were picked up to the time we were dropped off. Knowledgeable, friendly, humorous staff and amazing scenery and activities. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and would recommend the trip to everyone.

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