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“Sailing, snorkelling, Whitehaven Beach & cocktails!”

Hamilton Island Watersports
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Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise
Ranked #3 of 17 Tours in Hamilton Island
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Sydney, Australia
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“Sailing, snorkelling, Whitehaven Beach & cocktails!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

On The Edge was one of the highlights during our stay on Hamilton Island. Snorkelling at Chalkies Beach was great & the team provided all the gear. Next stop, Whitehaven Beach. Amazing soft white sand! The crew were fantastic-informative & friendly. The cocktails on return were a hit!

Visited June 2012
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“A fun day with excellent guides”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

We booked the full day tour to Chalkies Beach, Whitehaven, Coral Gardens, Hill Inlet and Betty's Beach. All locations were extremely beautiful and the guides ensured everyone enjoyed themselves.
The boat (Reef Ryder 1) was super fast which enabled everyone to see more places compared to the other sailing tours offered from Hamilton Island.
Our first stop Coral Gardens was an off the boat snorkel. The coral was dull but there were a few big fish about.
It was then off to bushwalk to Hill Inlet and a swim at Betty's Beach. This was breathtaking. Particularly Betty's Beach which was basically tourist free compared to the crowded Hill Inlet.
Next was Whitehaven for a lunch of a wrap and small muffin. We were happy to laze on the beach and catch a few rays.
Our favourite spot was Chalkies. The water was crystal clear and glorious with lots of fish and white sands.
The two guys who led the tour were excellent. Safety was paramount, commentary was informative and they made the effort to speak individually to everyone and ensure they were enjoying themselves.
We booked a jet boat tour the next day with the same company and it was also a great ride with an excellent guide.
Excellent value for the hard earned.

Visited May 2012
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“1/2 day snorkel & whitehaven beach trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

We really enjoyed our recent half day snorkel & whitehaven beach tour on the Reef Ryder Boat. The weather was fantastic, the boat ride was fast (1/2 hour run) and smooth (hardly any chop). The skipper (Brad) and first mate (Matt) made the trip very comfortable.

This trip was very good value, and with a fast, comfortable boat, you get to spend more time at the beach/snorkelling rather than spending most of the time travelling. The snorkelling spot was a bit murky that day and the fringeing reef at Chalkies Beach is not much to write home about (compared to the outer reef etc.) but the water temp was great and still quite a few fish about. This would be a great trip with kids as they could enjoy both the snorkel spot and the beach at Whitehaven.

Whitehaven Beach is one of the best/whitest beaches in the world - a must see while at the Whitsundays

Visited April 2012
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“A truely wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

This was a very wonderful experience for all of us. Parasailing across the Whitsunday’s, with many thanks to the wonderful crew of Andrew and Adrian who made it a wonderful and memorable experience.
Our little one was scared to try the experience; thanks to Adrian's great charming manner she was up in the sky with her mum within seconds and came back with the words “it was awesome" and the biggest smile you have ever seen.
I was the last one up and expected to be doing it solo when Andrew pointed to my daughter and said in the harness with you; she could not believe it not could the rest of us who had only one trip up.
A trip with these lads would be highly recommended and should we ever be up in this part of the world we would certainly be visiting the lads and hopefully do during the whaling season with the hope of adding the experience to yet another one – watching the whales cruising through.

Visited November 2011
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