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Address: 16 Commerce CL | Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4948 3711
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Come and discover a whole new world of pleasure in the Fantastic...

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, 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 two 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, and an onboard toilet.

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.

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Took a day tour of snorkeling and whitehaven beach with Mantaray Charters. Extremely good and skilled crew, gave good time to us to enjoy snorkeling and have a good time at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 27, 2016
Rajiv_13
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good trip to see the Whitsunday islands. We had time to have a leisurely bush-walk and a swim at Whitehaven. The snorkelling was very good later in the day and the crew were attentive and cheerful. A special mention for the Captain (Michael) who kept a sharp eye on the snorkellers and understood the capabilities of many... More 

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Thank Marita K
MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you Marita for your lovely review. It was our absolute pleasure in taking you out to show off the fantastic Whitsundays. It is very pleasing to read through your review, and I am especially pleased of your special mention for Michael. Michael along with all our crew do a terrific job and have such passion for what they do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed an extra day in Airlie Beach recently so that we could do a boat cruise. A local travel agent suggested Mantaray Charters. All of the crew went out of there way to make the trip as enjoyable as possible. We were picked up on time and brought home after the trip. Food was great plenty of it. A... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, it is our absolute pleasure in taking you out with us for a day in the amazing Whitsundays. We are pleased that you enjoyed your day with us and it was a highlight of your trip, and we hope to see you again some time in the future for another unforgettable day. Thank... More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They had a problem with their boat early in the morning. Instead of calling us she drove all the way from their harbor to our pick up point to gibe us the news personally I guess. It's just pretty bad decision making not to just call so we could have time to re arrange

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Kasper, however I do find you review to be rather inappropriate for the following reasons. Kasper, when you made your booking with us, we had asked if you had a contact phone number and you had advised that it was only an international number and could not be contacted, therefore making it a little hard... More 

Tumut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked our day tour through the resort booking office and we were advised that the pickup bus was due at 7:35am. We arrived out front at 7:35 to be greeted by the driver who commenced to abuse and berate my wife because we had kept other passengers waiting for 40 minutes. We informed him that we were told... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you Kevin for taking the time to review Mantaray. I am pleased that you were happy with the majority of our crew and and found the content of our day to be great. With regards to the "figurehead" that destroyed your day, I am sorry that you thought this, however I would like to respond to your point of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picked up so early but that's Ok. I Need to incorporate a dive with a leisure activity for my partner, who is a none diver and also cover Whitehaven Beach which this trip did. Some times I believe there was lack of communication or information regarding the trip to Whitehaven about what the plan was and little things like maybe... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up from accommodation bang on time, straight to the harbour where we had a brilliant day. All the crew were helpful, friendly and took the time to talk and engage with you. Plenty of time at Whitehaven at the lookout and on the beach. Again crew very obliging looking after our belongings whilst we swam/ wandered the beach. Lunch... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so pleased that you had a brilliant day out with us, and do hope that you took lots of photos to show off to your family and friends. Thank you also for mentioning the crew, they do a fantastic job and it is so very pleasing to read... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I am very pleased that I did this tour with Mantaray Charters. I can't recommend them enough but will do my best. I was on the fence about doing this tour as I had a bad experience on Airlie Beach with a different operator. But I really wanted to experience the inlet as it should be and dive the south... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that we were able to turn your previous bad Airlie Beach tour operator experience into a fantastic experience with us. You have so many nice things to say about us, we just dont know where to begin - so all I will say is "Thank you for... More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

We did this trip on 2nd October and had the best time. Greg and his crew were great fun and really took care to ensure everyone was enjoying themselves. We loved the fact that it was a small group. Whitehaven Beach was breathtaking. Fantastic lunch on board then we were off snorkelling. Again, the crew ensured that everyone was having... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very lovely review 😊 We are extremely proud of our entire crew, they are passionate about what they do and strive to make our Guests leave with amazing memories that last a lifetime. On behalf of the entire Mantaray Charters team, we thank you for travelling with us, and it was our absolute pleasure... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Full day snorkel and beach cruise with Mantaray was fabulous. Picked up from our apartment and delivered to the marina to board the Mantaray cruise boat. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch provided on board. A bush walk to Hill Inlet which overlooks the magical Whitehaven Beach. The most beautiful beach in the world I am sure. Time for a... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had a fabulous time with us - it is our absolute pleasure showing you and all other Guests our beautiful back yard. We hope you enjoy the rest of your Whitsunday holiday, and we look forward to seeing again one day. Thanks again for travelling with Mantaray... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Took a day tour of snorkeling and whitehaven beach with Mantaray Charters. Extremely good and skilled crew, gave good time to us to enjoy snorkeling and have a good time at the hill inlet and whitehaven beach. Their lunch was great too.

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review of us here at Mantaray Charters, it is greatly appreciated. We are extremely pleased that you had a good time with us and Hill Inlet is such a lovely spot to get great photos from. Thanks again for coming out with Mantaray Charters, we hope to see you... More 

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