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“Day trip out to the pontoon snorking”
Review of Cruise Whitsundays

Cruise Whitsundays
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$76.26*
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Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Award winning 'Cruise Whitsundays' is the Whitsundays largest and most experienced marine tourism operator offering a range of day cruises and Island Resort connections. Cruises visit the Great Barrier Reef (Reefworld and Knuckle Reef pontoons), Whitehaven Beach and island resorts on Hamilton Island and Daydream Island. The multi-award winning Great Barrier Reefsleep overnight experience is Australia's most unique accommodation. 'Resort Connections' provide services between island resorts and the Whitsunday Coast and connecting the region's airports arrivals and departures. There are also tailor-made activities for the conference, incentive and Weddings market.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Day trip out to the pontoon snorking”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Putting aside the actual experience of snorkling on the great barrier reef (which is amazing), the actual trip out to the reef was passable. There was nothing extraordinary about the trip, the staff were very friendly, the buffet was...well, let's be honest this is not about the food. The buffet was limited, and quite ordinary.
My suggestion is to ignore the people that complain that the reef is 'dead', because that is not the fault of the company taking you out there. Nor can they control the weather. They did a servicable job, and it was quite fun. If you book through a hostel you can get a scuba dive for $50, not something to sneeze at!

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“STAFF RIANNEN IS RUDE”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Rude staff member called riannen. Works in the office in Airlie beach. Ruined the entire experience for us and put our bags to the wrong destination by being careless and sloppy and frankly having no respect for her job. Terrible. Overpriced monopoly service also. I would recommend not going to whitsundays unless a competitor sets up.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rude Staff and Dead Reef”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I can't believe I came from the other side of the world to see that! Considering this is a trip that many people will only make once in their lives, it's a shame that people must deal with rude staff and experience decaying reef. While there is still some nice coral to see and some colourful fish, my day was soured on the boat ride getting there. My partner and I went on the trip specifically to snorkel, but spent the whole trip listening to sales pitches for the helicopter and scuba diving add-ons. We were basically told that the holiday we chose is inadequate compared to what it could be like with the add-ons. One woman in particular harassed us for a full 15 minutes trying and get us to sign up for scuba diving, and even made us feel guilty and stupid for not doing it. It made me really upset and ruined the day for me. If I was to do it again, I would definitely check out H2O instead.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very comfy ferry & clean”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

There was a swell we were up on the top level & got soaked by high waves......drenched!
It was fun though because it was very hot.

Visited January 2013
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gold coast
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Whitehaven and day dream island day tour”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Whitehaven in the morning and Day Dream from lunch time onwards. Boat trip to WH was good, crew helpful and knew their stuff. Home made scones for smoko after an hour and half on beach was nice. Dropped us at Day Dream for lunch and relax by the pool. Lunch at Bakery is bit limited, would recommend Mermaids instead for an extra $20. Pool bar cocktails very nice. Overall a most enjoyable day!

Visited January 2013
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