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“Great tour ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mantaray Charters

Mantaray Charters
16 Commerce Close | Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61-7-4948-3711
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Owner description: Come and discover a whole new world of pleasure in the Fantastic Whitsundays aboard the Award Winning Vessel Mantaray.Visit two of the Whitsundays most pristine locations - beautiful Whitehaven Beach and Mantaray Bay. Whitehaven Beach has an amazing 7km stretch of white silica sand and an amazing lookout at Hill Inlet, while Mantaray Bay encompasses a myriad of colourful corals and tropical fish. Scuba dive and snorkel in this fascinating marine wonderland, lie on the spacious sun-deck, swim in the aqua-blue waters or simply feel the sand between your toes. It's yours to enjoy.Experience a day like no other aboard Mantaray.This eco-sensitive cruise operation will whisk you around this World Heritage area at a comfortable speed of 21 knots giving you up to three hours to enjoy Whitehaven Beach/Hill Inlet Lookout, and two hours to explore snorkelling and or diving at Mantaray Bay. You will enjoy lots and lots of fish and beautiful corals.Mantaray has plenty of space, unobstructed views, a large shaded area, easy access for all ages, an onboard toilet and shower facilities.Enjoy the company of the friendly and experienced crew.Listen to expert commentary about the special nature of the island national parks and the fabulous marine life. Snorkel and scuba dive under the watchful eye of our qualified crew, be tempted by a tantalising Mediterranean-style lunch and enjoy free morning and afternoon tea.It all adds up to an unforgettable addition to your Whitsunday holiday.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Great tour ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I would recommend this tour, very friendly staff, good food and service. We went diving and snorkeling and would recommend the snorkeling. For diving there was poor visibility and we didn't see that much. Snorkeling was much better! Also note that you will not visit the famous south Whitehaven beach, but the awesome lookout and the beach at Mantaray bay (which was fine with us). We saw stingrays and baby sharks there which was awesome!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This was one of the better day tours my sister and me did during our time in Australia, and this is not only due to the brilliant views and beautiful snorkelling, but for a large part it is due to the great group of guys working on this boat. They genuinely have fun together and think this is the best job in the world, they totally pull you into the experience and make you feel right at home on their boat. I also went for a dive and Jackson was one of the best diving instructors I've ever had, he made me feel totally comfortable in a very genuine and nice way, as I was a bit nervous at the beginning. The lunch they provide is also excellent! Would recommend this day trip to anyone!

Visited October 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Top tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We had a great trip on the Mantaray boat. The crew was amazingly friendly and helpful whilst diving. Jackson deserves an extra compliment here. The food was great, also for vegetarians, the views were awesome and we had enough time to see and experience everything. It wasn't at all like any tourist trip where you only have scarce time to see and do stuff. The amount of time we had to eat, snorkel, walk around on the beach or do something else was perfect. Thanks for this amazing day!

Visited October 2013
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“'UNBELIEVABLE'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We chartered the Mantaray for the day to ferry or guests to Whitehaven Beach for our Wedding Ceremony. We couldn't have picked a better day weather wise if we tried. The whole Mantaray Team, from the office to Captain Cookie and the Crew on board we're amazing right throughout, creating a very magical experience for us. All of our guests said it was a day they'll always remember... and a BIG part of our BIG day was the part that Team Mantaray played... thanks a million, we really appreciated you guys and all your efforts... CHEERS JO & TC

Visited October 2013
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“Fabulous day awesome crew and heaps of snorkelling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We went out on the day tour that takes you to Whitsunday Island where you walk up to the lookout over Whitehaven Beach and then have some time to relax on the beach. Crew were great, friendly and informative. Lots of photo opportunities, took us down to see a stingray in the water. After a few hours we were back on boat for lunch which was PLENTIFUL a great selection of salads, cold meats and fresh mussels. Then we went for snorkelling in a bay area off Hayman Island. Saw a huge turtle from the boat, giant trevally, yellow coral, nemo, and all sorts of amazing coloured fish. Heaps of time to snorkel we stayed out for about 2hrs but could come back to boat at any time. Afternoon tea on way back was nice. Lots of jokes too, special mention to Tom trainee divemaster very friendly and helpful. Such a great day out and value for money compared to others. Also being in a small group of 30 meant no queues for loo, food, going out on raft. I definitely recommend this tour, a highlight of our time up here!!! Thanks all at Mantaray.

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