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“Excellent sunset cruise - would go again”

Explore Group - Hamilton Star Dining
Ranked #4 of 17 Tours in Hamilton Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: For a dining experience like no other, step aboard M.V. Hamilton Star and indulge all of your senses. Relax with a cocktail and appetisers, watch the shoreline slip by and marvel at a Whitsundays sunset during a leisurely cruise to a secluded bay. While at anchor, you'll be treated to the culinary creations from the Hamilton Star's gourmet galley - a sumptuous three-course dinner prepared fresh on board. Top off your experience with a nightcap whilst experiencing the magic of the Whitsundays from any of our outdoor areas aboard the M.V Hamilton Star...
Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

My fiancé and I enjoyed the sunset dinner cruise and wow. We opted for the private dining table on upper deck and was well worth it. The food was incredible and so were the staff. Enjoying a cocktail watching the sunset was a beautiful way to end our stay at hamilton island !!!

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful week on Hamilton Island. We decided to try the Denison Star dinner cruise and were very impressed. The captain and crew were genuinely friendly and made the experience all the more memorable. The biggest surprise was the cuisine. It was probably the best meal we had for our entire stay and even rivals food we have experienced overseas. These guys and gals really know how to put on a spread. If you want it to be more romantic, be sure and ask for a private table upstairs. It costs a little more but is more than worth it. Thank you and well done to all involved......even the booking girls were good fun to deal with.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

The Denison Star experience was outstanding in every way. Captain Ben and his crew did everything to insure we had a memorable evening. The welcome cocktails were refreshing and the snacks a great combination of antipasti. For the first hour or so, we glided leisurely and enjoyed beautiful views. Our fellow guests were lovely, with a nice woman from Melbourne snapping a great sunset picture of my wife and me that will probably grace this year's Christmas card. We were seated to dinner in a comfortable booth and offered included wine, upgrade options, or have cocktails instead. We enjoyed a bottle of quality Chardonnay which perfectly complemented the massive fresh seafood platter that included oysters, prawns, bugs, and salad. We could have stopped there, but then the main course platter arrived with chicken, fish, and prawn laksa. All was well prepared. Dessert was perfect with sticky date pudding and a light pannacotta with fruit. The perfect evening concluded watching the stars on the bow as we glided back to the harbor. Thank you to Ben and crew for a lovely evening. Don't miss the experience on your visit to Hamo.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the twilight dinner cruise on our last evening of a five day break at Hamilton Island. We are SO glad we did this - it was a wonderful evening hosted well by cap'n and crew including a chef who clearly knew his art. The superb sunset during the first hour of the cruise was a terrific bonus.
The three hours had a great sense of being unhurried - the food was excellent, beverages varied and catered for all tastes and service attentive but not overbearing. And the boat itself is a wonderful piece of (recent) Australian history.
For a couple holidaying on Hamilton Island, if you only take one excursion, make it the Denison Star.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We have done our fair share of cruises at sunset, dinner cruises etc in many corners of the world. Given they often over promise and under deliver, we almost did not do the Denison Star dinner cruise, and that would have been a big mistake. This is the best we have ever experienced. The food was outstanding - we enjoyed more food than we could eat, all fresh and tasty seafood.

The standout for the evening was the service and the friendliness of the staff, from the informative Captain to the waitstaff. A very special thank you to Yves, our waitperson from Germany who new more Aussie phrases than we thought possible - no worries Yves!

We intend returning to HI and will definitely do this dinner cruise again - not something I ever thought I would say about a dinner cruise. Clearly the Witsunday's were part of the magic, along with the staff, including the chef - it all came together for an excellent evening.

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