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“A Great Day Out...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Whitsunday Island Adventure Cruises

Whitsunday Island Adventure Cruises
Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
(07) 4946 5255
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Ranked #31 of 56 activities in Airlie Beach
Type: Boat Tours
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A Great Day Out...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We booked this cruise simply becuae we got a 3 Island deal for a discounted price of $120...
Whilst waiting at our apartment for the complimentary shuttle bus to arrive to take us to Shute Harbour the rival company "Whitsunday Cruises" bus turned up looking for 2 passengers. The bus driver assumed we were his 2 passengers and was so rude and abrupt that we were glad not to be going with this company. Less than one minute the 2 passengers he was looking for turned up and we had to tell them that their bus had left without them...I daresay they would have been peeeved...

Voyager cruises is now operated by Reef Cruises and we had afabulous time.
Everything was so well organised and safety and concern for the passengers was the crews main priority.
We went to Whitehaven first due to the tide and to avoid the scorching heat, they provided clean stinger suits as it is the season for stingers.... all of which was explained in detail.
Passengers were tendered across to the island by dingy which was fun.
On returning to the ship a buffet lunch was served of salads, cold selection of meats, and bread.
Whilst having lunch we cruised leisurely to Hook Island where a glass bottom boat was waiting to pick us up to take us to the reef.
Due to the recent cyclone in North Queensland the water was a bit mirky and cloudy so the reef wasn't at it's best. The crew made no apologies for this, and why should they? can't help mother nature..
We were then tendered to Hook Island where those that wished to do so could snorkel or swim, others strolled on the sand or just relaxed on the beach.
Again when we returned to the boat a buffet of fresh fruit, cheese,biscuits,cakes,was awaiting for us. Complimentary tea, coffee and iced water is available all day. The bar is open for beverages.
The next Island was Daydream..... what a dump.....one of the many swimming pools was full of hotel guests drinking cans of beer and and beahving like slobs...not a good impression. Fortunately we found a quieter pool to have a swim. Daydream Island is tired and looks shabby.

We returned to Shute harbour to find our bus waiting for us and we were back in our apartment by 6pm.
I didn't hear one negative comment from other passengers, and we were glad we chose this option.
For visitors to Airlie Beach I highly recommend this trip....www.wiac.com.au or 07 4946 5255

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Best Whitsundays trip : Powerplay Dive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

My freind and I went on the Powerplay Adventure and absolutley loved it!! The Crew were so awesome, and took great care of everyone on board. I liked that this boat was only 18 people wich made it easier to get to know everyone and was crowded. They took us to some breathtaking spots and we got to see lots of underwater life. Bring an underwater camera for this tour, because you will see lots of amazing things. They took us to Whithaven beach wich is a must see when booking any tour! I would highly recommend these guys!

Visited October 2012
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Grand Haven, MI
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“Timing off?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

We went out snorkeling and beaching, and maybe the water clarity was just off but it was actually very disappointing as far as what we could see. It was a large crowd but the level of individual service (help with a poor fitting mask or snorkel) was noticeably lacking.

Visited March 2012
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Thornton-Cleveleys
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012 via mobile

Travelled on the voyager for a 3 island cruise & flight. The food was lovely each island had something different & even though this was their first trip doing the flights & the weather was proving problematic the staff & pilots did all they could to make sure everyone got their flight which was amazing. Coudnt recommend enough.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

The Whitsunday trip was amazing i'm planning to go back again. Friendly staff and awesome wildlife. Thanks guys.

Visited November 2011
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