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Explore Group - Hamilton Star Dining

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Address: | Hamilton Island Marina, 4803, Australia (Formerly Denison Star - Cruise Indigo)
Phone Number: +61 7 4946 9664
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Explore Hamiton Island welcomes a new boat in replacement of the Denison...

Explore Hamiton Island welcomes a new boat in replacement of the Denison Star, The M.V. Hamilton Star.

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...

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I think all the other reviews are accurate - AMAZING dinner cruise!

I think all the other reviews are accurate - AMAZING dinner cruise! Lovely boat (Denison Star), very friendly staff, good wine! and tasty food. Good vegetarian options. DO IT!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think all the other reviews are accurate - AMAZING dinner cruise! Lovely boat (Denison Star), very friendly staff, good wine! and tasty food. Good vegetarian options. DO IT!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Did the sunset dinner cruise on the new boat the Hamilton Star. Awesome boat with a quality fit out. The service was brilliant and the food was excellent. We are pretty fussy eaters and the crew made sure that we had alternatives to all the seafood canapés. Highly recommend.

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David R, General Manager at Explore Group - Hamilton Star Dining, responded to this review

Hi JimmyJam100, It's great to hear feedback like this on a new vessel. Glad you enjoyed the new experience with Explore. Thanks David Rose, General Manager of Explore Hamilton Island More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had a great cruise around the island with my wife on the afternoon cruise, they also make awesome scones for afternoon tea. Staff are brilliant!

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Burnie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We recently dined on the Denison Star Sunset Cruise. It was an unbelievable meal of the highest quality - best on the Island. The service by staff was faultless. It was by far the best night of our 7 day stay. Would highly recommend - especially for a special occasion !

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Hamilton Star is a new ship that has replaced the Denison Star. The cruise is described as 'the ultimate dining experience...indulge your senses'. To begin the tour you are ushered up stairs for a safety talk - fair enough but then you just sit there, no commentary regarding where we are cruising, no one was invited or shown how... More 

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David R, General Manager at Explore Group - Hamilton Star Dining, responded to this review

Hi there, We are very sorry to hear about your experience on our new vessel the M.V. Hamilton Star. I will pass on your feedback to our staff on board the vessel to ensure that the doors are opened so that everyone is given the opportunity to move around freely inside and outside. The Dining Experience is timed so that... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

By far our fav meal and experience!! Was incredible! The service was amazing as was the delicious food - the food has a variety of options and was cooked incredibly!! Highly recommend to all types of people and age groups!

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We recently returned from HI following our son's beach wedding. They chose to have their reception on the Denison Star and we had an amazing night. We were all on the outer top deck to start the night with some dancing, nibbles and drinks. And was a huge bonus when we spotted two whales!! Then moved downstairs for dinner. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Took my family on this cruise for my wife's birthday with 2 kids 9 and 12. Everything was fantastic. Good service, great wine and the food exceeded my expectations. It was high quality 5 star restaurant quality at sea. The candle in the desert for my wife's birthday was a great little touch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We took the sunset cruise & dinner and this was one of the highlights of our stay on Hamilton Island. Fortunately the weather was excellent and the scenic voyage was complemented by sightings of whales which is always spectacular. The quality of the food was perhaps the major surprise and was on par with anything we had on Hamilton Island;... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Hamilton island for our honeymoon and added on the romance package which included the Denison star cruise and dine and it was just spectacular!!! We upgraded to eat on the top deck in the cocktail area and it was definitely worth the extra $50- it was so romantic and got the beautiful views! The crew were amazing... More 

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