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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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What a perfect day - cruising in the sun, smiles all round, delicious lunch, safe snorkelling, an easy bush walk with spectacular views and a surprising extraordinary encounter with a pod of whales on our way home. Asher and Cuzzy ensured EVERYONE (irrespective of age or ability) was having fun and was well looked after. They instilled confidence where there... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There are people who do tours everyday and many times you can tell if they are any good at it within 5 minutes. Asher and Ryan were meant to entertain the masses. They had us all laughing all day! The snorkeling spot was far better than any other spot I was taken to in Cannes. The Whitehaven Beach itself is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Staff poor, boat poor, food poor, total wast of time. I agree with comments about rude staff. I am an Aussie and very disappointed. Don't bother doing it! Mark NSW

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Just back from a day out with the whithaven xpress. It covered pretty much everything we wanted to see without having to go for a 2 day 1 night option as we were short on time. We got picked up bang on time from our accomodation and brought to the marina where we payed the balance of our bill -no... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A disappointing experience. We selected the Whitehaven Express because it advertised itself as a family run business. The boat is an older vessel and quite noisy. Access to the upperdeck is by a ladder and not suitable for people with limited mobility. Similary the inflattable used to ferry passengers is not suitable for people with limited mobility. This did not... More

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Brisbane
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Whitehaven Xpress was one if the best tours I could've asked for. An awesome crew and staff make the day even more enjoyable by always trying to put a smile on your face, and they usually succeed. Getting to go to Hill Inlet, Whitehaven and snorkel off Hook Island make this trip better than the rest and you get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

We spent a fantastic day with Captain Dan, Asher and Rod. Our group of Aussie and Canadian now blended families spent a glorious day touring the Whitsundays, including a bbq lunch on the Whitehaven beach and snorkelling the reef at Mantaray Bay. We preferred the smaller boat and I like the idea of the family owned business. I would highly... More

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Saratoga NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband and I chose Whitehaven Express because it is a family owned/run business and we were really glad we did. The whole day was great, Captain Dan made for a smooth ride, the first cruise of this type where I didn't feel a bit sea sick. Matty who was in charge of the transfers to the beach and the... More

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

It was awesome! We saw incredible views, but the most important is the crew. They are really good guys! They made your trip a funny trip, where you can enjoy, laughs and make jokes with them!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you want a day out to enjoy your trip, tick off the old bucket list and everything that goes with it, WHITEHAVEN EXPRESS is the way to go. There are three distinctive parts to the trip, a bushwalk to view Hill Inlet (quiet easy and I have crook knees), visit Whitehaven Beach and the barbecue lunch, and then snorkeling.... More

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