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“Great day, but a tad long on both segments. Just a tad.”

Whitsunday Crocodile Safari
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Whitsunday Crocodile Safari including Lunch
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Whitsunday Crocodile Safari is a safe, all-weather nature excursion which can take you to see crocodiles in the wild in the Whitsundays. Whitsunday Crocodile Safari has been operating for 15 years and is a family owned and professionally operated tour which guarantees excellent customer service and a memorable nature experience for our guests. Cruise the calm waters of Proserpine River and watch crocodiles in their natural habitat as you experience a mangrove ecosystem. Explore Goorganga Plains on a tractor-drawn wagon train and discover the vegetation and wildlife in a freshwater wetland habitat. A huge barbecue lunch, traditional billy tea and damper, professional expert commentary from local experienced guides and courtesy bus transfers are all included with your tour. Whitsunday Crocodile Safari is a Green Travel Leader and has held Advanced Certification with Ecotourism Australia since 2002.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great day, but a tad long on both segments. Just a tad.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

A great tour with outstanding guide, Steve. Steve's knowledge, ability to presents information in a manner that was not too technical, and his humor made this a great day.
My only complaint was that the River section was quite repetitive and could have been shortened by at least 30 to 45 minutes. The land tour could have been cut a little also as the seats on the "train" were quite uncomfortable for those with back issues.
The lunch and kettle bread was very good.
Thank you Steve and Guys for a great day

Visited November 2013
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Dunfermline, Scotland
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“Real Crocs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Being in their natural habitat it is difficult to guarantee anything but we were lucky and observed many crocodiles on this trip, despite the afternoon rain it was most enjoyable with the tour guides passion adding to the day, also good tucker as they say in Australia !

Visited November 2013
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“Trip cancelled”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

This would of corse be a no star if possible. Trip booked some weeks in advance and had call from operator at 6:10pm the evening before the trip to say only six people booked ( we were a party of four) and had to cancel. Disgraceful service and left us rushing ( on way to restaurant) to find something to do instead to fill a day. Based on this experience and attitude to customer service I can not recommend. Will be interesting to see how long my payment refund of $360 takes ....

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Croc_Safari, Owner at Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
We are always very sorry when we have to occasionally cancel a tour. Our preference is to run the Safari every day. Our tour is our livelihood so it is in our best interests to run it as often as possible. Unfortunately, we can’t run a tour if we don’t have enough bookings to at least cover wages for that day. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, we wait until late in the afternoon (around 5.30pm) to leave it open as long as possible in case late bookings come in – but within enough time for customers to book an alternative activity for the next day (most booking agencies close after 6 or 7pm). We rang you at 5.35pm, not 6.10pm. Your booking was cancelled on our reservation system at 5.38pm – which was done while we were on the phone to you.
Also, as advised to you on the phone at the time when your booking was cancelled, and also by email, the refund was put through via our reservation system while on the phone to you. While the refund is deducted from our account straight away, credit card refunds take 3 to 5 business days to appear back in your account. This is out of our control and is a characteristic of merchant banking. You can verify this with your own bank.
We trust that you enjoyed your holiday here in the beautiful Whitsundays.
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Fremantle, Australia
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“Awesome day with the crocs!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a tour not to be missed! Our tour guide was very experienced and the whole day was fun filled. The crocs were the highlight, the BBQ lunch very generous and the billy tea & damper most refreshing. Everything is included in the price and souvenir photos were very professional and only cost $1 each.

Visited October 2013
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“Wildlife wild”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

For me this is the way wildlife should be viewed. There were no tricks or feeding to get the wildlife to interact. So we saw crocodiles doing what they do naturally wihout any interference or changes of behaviours from humans. The guides were great. The guided talk about how aboriginal people used the land I was very impressed with. Just one niggle is I'm not sure how accurate their info is. They told one rediculous story of how aboriginal people used to test if food was right for eating by having aboriginal women test it first. In fact stating it took 13 dead aboriginal women to make some food.

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