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Fabulous venue for a special fundraiser!

Awesome night with so many "Island" friends not only dinner cruising in our beautiful Whitsundays... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Z3688WGpam
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Airlie Beach, Australia
A must see!

Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is a must do! It is hands down the best place I have ever... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacqui P
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Welcome to Explore - welcome to Hamilton Island. The largest inhabited island in the Whitsunday Islands. Perfectly positioned among some of the world's most beautiful natural scenery including the Great Barrier Reef; the largest coral reef in the...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome night with so many "Island" friends not only dinner cruising in our beautiful Whitsundays BUT raising money for the local school. Hamilton Star you are a star!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is a must do! It is hands down the best place I have ever snorkeled and I always compare places to this. Clear water, array of marine life and truly magnificent!

Thank Jacqui P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The half day tour to Butterfly Bay is great for young kids. Fins, wetsuits, snorkels and masks are provided. Kids should be competent swimmers on their own. You can get a life jacket if needed. It’s about an hour to Butterfly Bay and then about...More

Thank MelskiD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I came up to Hamilton Island to celebrate our anniversary. We did a trip with one of the competitors to Whitehaven Beach but after seeing the images of the Explore’s trip to the Hill Inlet tour we decided to add this trip...More

Thank Rodney W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an amazing trip with me and the girlfriend, Shoutout to jack & the rest of the crew who were fun and energetic and really added to the trip.

Thank JayT2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The real elephant in the room on this trip was how far the coral bleaching is on this part of the reef has progressed. This isn't the fault of the operator, and you can't really blame them or my hotel's reservation desk for not mentioning...More

1  Thank Paul M
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Paul M Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Sorry to read that it wasn't all positive. If you could please get in touch with us by emailing hamilton@exploregroup.com.au to discuss further the incident you have mentioned? We would like to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made sure the weather was good before booking and definately did not regret it. Lovely cruise but could have gone further... Little disappointed they sat us inside when welcomed onboard - very ordinary space on 2nd floor with vinyl seats around an empty space....More

Thank Mytravadv
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mytravadv Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely and helpful review :) We are glad to read you enjoyed your time out with us on the dinner cruise, and that you made it to the top deck to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went out twice on the dinner cruise over the time spent here for race week. Both times the vessel, crew, food and atmosphere was awesome. They even managed to book a time slot with some passing whales🙂More

1  Thank RyanT2588
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ryan T It was a pleasure to have you on board with us for two evenings over race week. Glad we could schedule the whales in for one of the nights :) Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We were keen to get out on the water with our young family but many of the trips are unsuitable- snorkelling or full day trips. As our kids are 5 and 9 months this was perfect. A leisurely 2 hour cruise around the Whitsundays. The...More

Thank Louisep29
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hey Louisep29. Thanks so much for coming on board the Afternoon Cruise with us, and for leaving such a helpful review for others. Glad to hear no one was seasick, and the kids were kept entertained - dream result :) Thanks again for choosing Explore....More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

A group of six of us did the catamaran tour today (18/8) to Whitehaven Beach. Boat was great and the service from the four crew perfect. Attentive, friendly and professional. Good lunch was also supplied and drinks at normal prices. The mango daiquiris on the...More

Thank pb3141
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hey pb3141. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Great to hear you enjoyed you day out and in the water with us, and that the mango daiquiris weren't so bad either :) Thanks for choosing Explore, it was great to have...More

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Nesya H
27 July 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Hi there, It depends on which vessel, so I'll answer for all of them. Reef Explorer 24m Dive Snorkel motor catamaran = 60 Pax Island Explorer 23m Dive Snorkel motor catamaran = 60 Pax Pure Dive 20m Dive Snorkel motor... More
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KatePITtoSYD
10 July 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Hi there, It takes approximately one hour from Hamilton Island to Hill Inlet in our vessels. Regards, David
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Shelby L
15 May 2018|
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Response from Steph K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and it was delicious! Warm lunch and coffee/tea.
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