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Whitehaven Xpress

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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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Great tour by family operated business

The day started well when picked up on time by Rod ( AKA Ruben to captain Dan). We were around 45 touriss and as the lower deck was busy we spend the whole time on the upper deck... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The day started well when picked up on time by Rod ( AKA Ruben to captain Dan). We were around 45 touriss and as the lower deck was busy we spend the whole time on the upper deck with captain Dan. The whole trip is very well organized with the crew making sure everything runs smoothly. The BBQ on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my partner done this tour it was excellent! Places taken to where amazing :) staff were funny and very helpful throughout the whole day.. ive never snorkeled and don't swim to well but life jackets and noodles are provided to give you a helping hand lots of beautiful things to see in the spot taken to. The bush... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Ended up with this company as the rafting choices were all booked out on the day we wanted to go. Reason we went with these guys were primarily around the fact they take you to the lookout which others don't. Whitehaven beach was outstanding, a truly stunning place to visit. The tour itself was well run, with good food served... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I imagine that there may be more modern alternatives out there but for character, charm and the friendliest crew you could imagine, the Whitehaven Express experience takes some beating. I went out on a day trip on 3 February and it was a pleasure. The lads running the show kept us entertained throughout ( particular praise to Matty who should... More 

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A great tour of the overlook of Whitehaven Beach, which gets even better with a stop at the beach and an absolutely fantastic BBQ (other boats' customers kept trying to sneak into our chow line). Captain Matt, whom I'd refer to as a "good 'ol boy" back here in the U.S., Dave, a cross between Bob Marley and Captain Ron,... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We spent a day on the boat on the 3rd Feb '15. Tour recommended by our accommodation. We were picked up at 08.15 (spot on) Boat ready for us. 3 man crew- Matty, Ryan and captain (sorry, can't remember name ...). Very laid back and welcoming. Gorgeous cup of tea and biscuits on the 1hr trip out to the 1st... More 

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GillMcNally, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

Dear Joanne C Thank you for taking the time to write your - Trip advise ! You are on the money when you say the crew are "very laid back" we think it helps for a relaxing day....great wrap of our trip, the skippers name was Dan that day, he is my brother, other days Matty drives. The part I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend paid $175 pp for this trip which we thought was a bit on the expensive side. However, I cannot fault the trip itself at all, we went on the 20th Jan and really enjoyed it. The crew were really helpful and friendly and really looked out for everyone. Each of the three stops on the itinerary... More 

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GillMcNally, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

As a senior contributor on Tripadvisor - we truly value your trip-advise ! Thank you and regards, Shane More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Myself and my family (6 adults ranging from 25-55) went on a day excursion with Whithaven Xpress. From the time of booking with Mary in the shop on the main street through to the staff on board, they could not have been more helpful, friendly and professional. Matty, the guy on the boat, was outstanding in helping my mother in... More 

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GillMcNally, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

thank you for wanting to write some trip-advise for others. your comment "staff were down to earth aussie lads" is what we hope is a key factor for choosing our tour for other readers. once again thanks for taking the time, regards, shane More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you would like the most fabulous day out on the Whitsundays, then the Whitehaven Xpress tour is the one to choose! I feel I am very qualified to do an accurate review of Whitehaven Xpress - I have been out on this tour many times since 2000 and without doubt, it is definitely the best tour in the Whitsundays!... More 

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GillMcNally, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

Thank you for your trip-advise ! The most comprehensive review this year :-) Wishing you a happy 2015, regards, Shane More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I went on Whitehaven Express tour on the 30th of December 2014, it was amazing, we were taken to a great snorkelling location, provided lunch at whitehaven beach and taken to the breathtaking hill inlet which is a must see! Staff were really friendly and made the whole experience enjoyable. Only down side to this trip was how hot it... More 

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GillMcNally, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

As a Senior Reviewer we value your trip-advise to others. A "Highlight of my stay" gives us great delight - thanks. More 

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