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Address: | Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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+61 7 4948 3711
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00

Come and discover a whole new world of pleasure in the Fantastic...

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.

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Lovely day snorkling and swimming

Snorkling around Whitehaven beach. Fun for the whole family. Lovely crew. Lovely lunch. The time at Whitehaven was a bit short and the price was a bit high. Other than that... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I would like to share my disappointment regarding the Mantaray tour to the Whitsundays : - we didn't get what the seller sold us : 2 hours on Whitehaven Beach (we just spend 1 hour including the lookout) and we didn't go to South Whitehaven Beach - we didn't go to 2 different snorkelling sites, additionnaly the site was really... More 

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MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review - firstly I would like to point out to you, unfortunately the reason we have not been able to respond to you was that we have in fact experienced a severe tropical cyclone (Debbie) in our area which has resulted in significant damage to the area including our power supply. Our boat is as... More 

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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great day out with amazing views of beaches and fantastic snorkeling. Lots to see and do and good lunch and snacks provided on the boat. The service we recived was good BUT the service we got from Andy wad fantastic and he went above and beyond to make our day even more special. Thanks Andy!

Thank Quinton F
1 review
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I can highly recommend this company! We arrived to Airlie Beach in the late afternoon and we didn't plan to spend there too much time because of the schedule of our trip. We badly wanted to do the cruise to Whitsundays though and the Mantaray was the only company with 4 spots left for the next day so we basically... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Booked as a family of 4 with 2 young children plus 2 grandparents. Small boat of 36 people max. Bit aged but still in good nick with lots of cover from the sun. Amazingly well looked after all day. Brilliant guided walk around with wildlife including pythons, orb spiders, goana's, lemon sharks, green ant nests. Great snorkelling despite terrible weather.... More 

Thank TresPlumas
MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it was our absolute pleasure in taking you out to visit our playground. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great for you, but it seems it didn't retract from your experience. Our crew are very welcoming and love to entertain children (I think they are just big kids themselves 😃). Thanks for choosing to... More 

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Booked this cruise directly with the companies manager Dani. She confirmed our booking and were told they would pick us up between 715 and 725 am. When 735 came and they still had not picked us up we drove to the harbor. Arrived at 745 and were told by another company they had already left. We also learned this was... More 

Thank PG1234567
MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Phil, but I would like to say that I have in fact responded to your email, and had advised that I was very sorry for the mistake that had occurred with your booking. I understand that this is an error on my behalf and had humbly apologised, however I do not appreciate your statement that "I... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Boat trip, Snorkel,Dive, Nature Walk, Best... THE BEST Beach., Wonderful day with great friendly and knowledgable staff

Thank Tony B
Stockholm, Sweden
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220 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Snorkling around Whitehaven beach. Fun for the whole family. Lovely crew. Lovely lunch. The time at Whitehaven was a bit short and the price was a bit high. Other than that perfect day.

Thank Martinodman
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We booked to snorkel and visit Whitehaven Beach. The boat was very uncomfortable and the snorkelling equipment had seen better days. The food was very good with a lot of variety . The safety aspects were very well explained by the captain but other than that he had nothing to say to us passengers. The rest of the crew were... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked this tour to do some diving while in airlie beach. Our pick up from our hotel was prompt and comfortable. The boat was a bit older but had all you needed - coffee, tea, snacks, washroom, etc. We took about an hour ride to whitehaven beach. It was beautiful and our guides were very helpful/friendly.... More 

Thank Erin B
MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your day with us. We are sorry that the visibility wasn't great for you on the day, which unfortunately we are unable to control. Again, thank you for travelling with Mantaray Charters and we do hope to see you again in the... More 

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

My sis and I were pretty happy our scuba diving experience with this charter. The instructor Ian is an experienced and professional guy as me and my sis are so green at scuba diving even we are certified but we felt safe when we dived with Ian.

Thank 依佳 呂
MantarayCharters, Manager at Mantaray Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your lovely review, and I am extremely pleased you found Ian to be professional. Thank you for travelling with Mantaray Charters and we do hope to see you again in the future 😊 More 

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