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“Awesome Place, Guides, and Activities!” 5 of 5 stars
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Tropicana Guided Adventure
Nelly Bay Wharf, Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia
044 858 1800
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College Park, Maryland, United States
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“Awesome Place, Guides, and Activities!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I did the tour with a group of friends from Uni and had an incredible time! We started in Townsville, with a nice little trip up to castle hill for a great cup of coffee and then visited the strand water park before taking the ferry over to the island. The guides were great, knowledgable, friendly and fun. They really know the island and its history. You get to see the very best that the island has to offer. We chased the sunset out to West Point and had cocktails on the beach. We had a great time with karaoke on the drive back to the ferry.

Mal (Malcolm) was a great guide, really knows his stuff. Anything you wanted to know about the island, plants, or animals, he knew the answer and made it really fun to learn about the area. Great music, relaxed atmosphere, great scenery, animals, beaches, weather. All around great.

I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone!

Visited February 2013
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Ararat, Australia
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“Fun day while seeing everything on offer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

My son and I had a fantastic 5 hour tour with Tropicana, it was fun but very informative. Mal the tour guide knew everything about the island and the animals and was a fantastic guide. Our tour was fully booked but we didn't feel crowded, the stretch jeep is great. The sunset was spectacular. I highly recommend this company to anyone who plans to visit Magnetic Island.

Visited January 2013
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NSW Australia
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“VERY ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE TOUR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We did the Magnetic Island 3 Hour Eco/Orientation Tour and thoroughly enjoyed it, including our 11 year old son, who is not easily amused. Mal, or Malcolm for short was a tour guide and is easily recognizable wearing his loud hawiian shirt, that is if you happen to miss the bright yellow stretch Jeep. lol! The tour is very informative and we stopped at Picnic Bay for Coffee and biscuits overlooking the jetty. Not instant coffee though, no, only the good stuff for us. In between talking Mal plays some very enjoyable and relaxing music, including some tunes from his own band. We got to feed the wallabies fresh grass that Mal picked along the tour and we did some koala spotting as well. The only thing missing was a foot massage. Now that would have topped the trip off. Just joking of course. We had a blast and it was a nice ride too, unlike the dangerous mini moke we hired the day before. Highly recommend this tour.

Visited January 2013
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“Great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Booked a full day tour end of November 2012. We were the only participants which was great. We had all attention of Malcolm, our guide. Perfect tour: rock wallabies, koala's, secluded beaches, great sunset. Being tourists from Netherlands Europe, we really loved this tour, the explanations of the guide, and especially his attitude. Informative, helpfull, his patience when not understanding and willingness to tell of explain otherwise.

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Wamberal, Australia
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“Perfect way to see and learn about the island! Unique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Malcom and John were wonderful hosts who knew and loved the island. Our group saw a lot more of the island than they could any other way - with the addition of island history, geology & biology. We feed the marine life, rock wallabies, lorikeets and saw the local wild koala population up close. The day was capped with mocktails on the beach watching the fabulous sunset (plus acoustic guitar serenade!) Sensational!

Visited November 2012
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