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“Top day out” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Fury Island Tour

Big Fury Island Tour
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 418 782 266
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Owner description: Fun, fast cruise around the Whitsunday Islands. All in one day visit world famous Whithaven Beach, then it's off to a pristine snorkelling reef off of another island, a delicious picnic lunch served right on the beach, afternoon snacks, entertaining and educational crew commentary throughout the day. Fun from start to finish!
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“Top day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

With so many trips to Whitehaven to choose from its hard to know who to pick. We're pleased we chose the Big Fury. The vessel is fast, fun and only takes a smallish group of about 30 people so you feel you're being looked after.

Ryan the guide was hilarious and informative. He does a great job of organising everyone and sorting out the food by himself. The buffet on the beach was above expectations for this type of tour too.

Whitehaven was stunning and the snorkeling spot excellent. If you're not a strong swimmer there are noodles or Ryan will take you on his little tender and you'll still see heaps of coral and fish. This makes it a great trip for kids.

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DianneF383, Public Relations Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Greet from the Whitsunday's !

Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback about your recent visit to the Whitsunday Islands onboard Big Fury. It is truly a pleasure to be part of such a team - the crew onboard Big Fury go out of their way to that ensure everyone, from the little kids to the 'big kids' have a fun and memorable cruise around the Whitsunday Islands. You cannot choose a better location to enjoy a fresh buffet picnic than the beautiful surrounds of Whitehaven Beach. Snorkelling off of one of the pristine island coral bays without the crowds of the Great Barrier Reef is always a bonus ! Our deckie Ryan has been with us for over 6 months now and swears he never wants to leave - he is enjoying himself and the company of tourists way too much !! We hope to see you and your family back in the Whitsunday's some other time ! :))
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“Big Fun on Big Fury”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

A fast, comfortable ride out to the breathtakingly beautiful Whitehaven Beach with an impromptu dolphin show thrown in.

Surprisingly OK picnic buffet in the shade sharing the spot with 3 smal monitor lizards.

Great snorkelling in a sheltered bay with a caring crew making sure guests of all swimming abilities are looked after.

Lots of fun

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DianneF383, Public Relations Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Good morning,
Delighted to hear that you enjoyed our personalised hospitality on your recent cruise on Big Fury to the Whitsunday Islands. I think we really do have the best job in the world ! We are dealing with happy holiday-makers like yourself everyday and our goal is to exceed your expectations, and after reading your review, we have succeeded in doing just that! Hope to see you back in the Whitsunday's some time in the future ! :)
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“great day out !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

As previously mentioned, this is a great day if you don't want to leave at the crack of dawn, we had a fantastic day, we took our 2 kids (9 & 5) our son (5) snorkelled for the very first time, he will always remember big fury for that, thanks and I thoroughly recommend it

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DianneF383, Public Relations Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback.. We have many first time snorkellers on Big Fury so hopefully we have converted your 5 year son into an underwater baby ! Looking at our brocure not everyone thinks the cruise would be suitable for children, however in my experience the kids enjoy Big Fury as much if not more than the adults ! We even had a 4 year old the other day ask the skipper "if he could have his job when he grows up as he has the coolest job ever !" Hopefully see you guys back on Big Fury over the next school holidays :)
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“AWESOME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Great trip out , best staff I have come across in awhile,the guys were helpful, pleasant and happy.was so good to see,..Snorkling wonderful, Whitehaven amazing. Over all BEST trip available in Airlie Beach... Once again thanks guys for the best day out......

Visited September 2012
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DianneF383, Public Relations Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Hi Chrissy,

We are delighted you and your daughter enjoyed your day cruise with us on Big Fury ! The small group we carry really makes you feel like part of the family for the day ! The Whitsunday Islands truly are spectacular at this time of the year. We hope to welcome you onboard Big Fury again some time in the future, but in the meantime, we will continue to offer our localised friendly hospitality to new guests joining us on Big Fury :)
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“Loved the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Husband and I went on this trip on the 29th August 12 had a fantastic time and the staff were fun and helpful.
Loved the spot they took us for snorkelling (we didnt want to get out of the water) then over to Whitehaven for lunch to which there was plenty to go around.
We were picked up from our accommodation and dropped off again in the afternoon.
This trip is really good if you dont want to get up at the crack of dawn and still see the reef.
Everyone has to go to Whitehaven as it is the one of the best beaches I have ever been too and it has some wildlife to which we didnt expect.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time on this boat and would recommend this anyone and there was a bonus as it didnt cost alot either.

Visited August 2012
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DianneF383, Public Relations Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Hi Southern Girl !!

We are delighted that you have shared your experiences onboard Big Fury and the Whitsunday Islands to fellow Trip Advisor users. Alot of our guests do not realise what is included in our $99.00 Special package, but you've said it all ! There's no other cruise in the Whitsunday's that offers such value for money ! I hope you got to see the Humpback Whales whilst you were out there as they have been an added bonus on most trips lately ! We look forward to seeing you back in the Whitsunday's again when you need a break from the big city of Sydney !! :)
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