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Address: 16 Commerce CL | Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4948 1117
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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 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rajiv_13
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a fantastic day with Mantaray and especially with Paula. She has been helpful at all times with us. She has made us enjoy diving in Hook Island with a perfect briefing and guided us perfectly in diving. She has been helpful at all times with us No doubt, repeat with Mantaray and if Paula much better

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic trip with Zach, Gary and Louise out to Luncheon Bay, Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach. We saw whales and turtles and a massive Maori Wrass called George. The crew were superb and the food was some of the best I have had on a trip of this kind. Never felt rushed and the crew were always... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you very much Steve for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your day with our awesome crew, I know they had a great day out with you all as well, ringing through to the office to "rub it in" how many whales you guys had seen. We'd love to see you back again in the future and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This company completely ruined a day that we really expected to enjoy. We hired the one-day trip to go to Whitsunday Island, because we really looked forward to visiting the Hill Inlet lookout, which was included in the agreement for which we paid. The problem was that we didn't visit this lookout, but the worst of all was that they... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Again this is the same response given to Pepe. Thank you for taking the time to review Mantaray Charters, however I feel that your negative review is unjustified. Our skipper did in fact advise all guests that due to the tidal and weather conditions experienced on the day you travelled it was not possible for us to get to Whitehaven... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Took my wife and 4 daughters for a Great Barrier Reef charter. Staff were excellent. Big thanks to Zac; Nick, Becky and Ian. Weather was a little against us (little cloudy and windy) but was a thourably enjoyable day. Got to do a 1 on 1 scuba dive with Ian which was just fantastic, well worth the money. Lunch was... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much Adam for your review. We are so pleased you had a fantastic time with us and you loved the Introductory Dive, its always great seeing the smiles on guests faces once they come up 😊 Thanks for choosing Mantaray Charters and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Great day out with Captain Zac, Becky, Ian and Colin on the Mantaray today. Free pickup and transfer from our hotel was on time, seamless and friendly. Greeting on board was warm and friendly and the program and options for the day were explained and made clear. We had people from Melbourne, Canada, Poland and Sweden on board and the... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is such a pleasure to read that our crew did a great job, they are all fantastic people who love what they do. It certainly sounds like you had a fantastic day out and were able to see so much, we'd love to have you come back again and spend another... More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Totally unhappy with Mantaray. We really looked forward to the trip which came recommended to us.  We booked it a day in advance (confirmed booking, through our hotel). Based on the confirmation we should have been picked up at 7.10 by Mantaray. However nobody came. We started calling the phone number supplied and send an email because we got the... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

I am so sorry for disappointment in us, this is something that we take very seriously here at Mantaray Charters, and I can assure you that I will be speaking with all staff personally regarding this issue. Unfortunately if we do have low numbers, we do need to cancel a trip, but in this instance something obviously went wrong. I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We had a unique but amazing experience. The day we went out, after the time at the Whitehaven beach, the crew told us the boat steering was broken and we couldn't go scuba diving. The skipper Zach said that his wife operated a sailing company and were in the same bay with us. The crew organized for us to join... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Luke, Thank you so much for your awesome review, and you are more than welcome - it was our absolute pleasure taking both you and Charlotte. It is really nice to read such a great review and I am so pleased that we were able to fix the boat the next day, so that we could get you out for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

We opted for a smaller your rather than going to Outerreef. Boat was decent size and went fast enough, staff extremely helpful, friendly, informative and funny. Went to Whitehaven beach and walked up to hill inlet and swam at Whitehaven beach very beautiful but had to use the free Stinger suits they provided. We were fed lunch and it was... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your day out with us on board MV Mantaray to visit the best of the Whitsundays. We hope to see you back again one day 😊 Thanks again on behalf of the entire Mantaray Charters team More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We were picked up dead on time by Ian who, via a few more pick-ups, took us to Abell Point Marina to board the Mantaray. Greg, the skipper, introduced the crew to the passengers and after the safety briefings we set off for Whitehaven Beach. The weather, alas, was wet and the seas were a bit rough so a few... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review of your time with us on board Mantaray. It is such a pleasure to read that you had a fantastic time with us and that our trip was everything you hoped it would be. We are extremely proud of our staff and the service they provide and appreciate your acknowledgement of them.... More 

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