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“Fabulous day awesome crew and heaps of snorkelling”
Review of Mantaray Charters

Mantaray Charters
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We went out on the day tour that takes you to Whitsunday Island where you walk up to the lookout over Whitehaven Beach and then have some time to relax on the beach. Crew were great, friendly and informative. Lots of photo opportunities, took us down to see a stingray in the water. After a few hours we were back on boat for lunch which was PLENTIFUL a great selection of salads, cold meats and fresh mussels. Then we went for snorkelling in a bay area off Hayman Island. Saw a huge turtle from the boat, giant trevally, yellow coral, nemo, and all sorts of amazing coloured fish. Heaps of time to snorkel we stayed out for about 2hrs but could come back to boat at any time. Afternoon tea on way back was nice. Lots of jokes too, special mention to Tom trainee divemaster very friendly and helpful. Such a great day out and value for money compared to others. Also being in a small group of 30 meant no queues for loo, food, going out on raft. I definitely recommend this tour, a highlight of our time up here!!! Thanks all at Mantaray.

Thank kate h
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We went to the Whitsundays with Mantaray Charters and were picked up in front of our hostel. The whole crew was very friendly, cracking jokes all the time, it was a lovely atmosphere. We went to Hill Inlett to get a glimpse over Whitehaven beach and then went down there to a bit more southern part of the beach. After an hour on the white sand we went back on board and had lunch, which was a good buffett of different salads and chicken. Snorkeling was also very nice although we didn’t have that much of luck with the weather and the goggles were a bit leaking (maybe just an issue occurring to me). I can do nothing but recommend Mantaray Charters.

Thank nikdos
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

My partner and I went with Mantaray Charters for a day tour of Whitehaven followed by some snorkelling on the reef and were extremely pleased with the service, group size, lunch, and sights. The biggest positive about this tour is it is small so you get to know people and don't feel like a tourist being smashed into a sardine can with 100-300 other people desperate to see the same thing. The whole vibe was laid back and easy. We started with a tour to Whitehaven and once on the beach we were free to do as we pleased. We had plenty of time at the location so we didn't feel rushed either. The lunch that followed was impressive as well considering it was prepared on the boat! We followed with two different snorkeling locations and saw turtles and loads of fish. Once again the small group was a plus as there weren't hundreds kicking and splashing to scare the fish away. The crew members are also really friendly and really give the tour a personality. Would recommend highly to anyone going to the Airlie Beach/Whitsunday area!

Thank Lanna7890
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The lady at our campsite recommended this trip to us and booked it. Big enough boat to feel safe and confident, but small enough to feel we received plenty of care and attention. We are a couple with two young boys who have never snorkelled before (6 & 8 years old). Not a problem! Really attentive crew helped us through wetsuits and snorkels and skipper was at hand to ensure we had any assistance needed once we were in the water. The whole day was very professional AND felt very personal. Wellworth the money!

Thank James H
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We were excited to go on the whitsunday trip with Mantaray, but had to find out that we were just allowed to take photos from the sand banks of the beach. we were not allowed to walk down there and be right there at the whiteheaven beach! Instead, we had to go on the boat again (even if we could have walked to the sand banks!) and drive to a far south part of the beach. We went on land there again, and as we wanted to walk our way down to the sand banks one crew member came running after us and said we are not allowed to move away from the group, even if we had one hour time at the beach. I guess they do not have the permit to go there. If you want to explore, I would definitely not recommend Mantaray.

Thank BrittaAlex
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