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Cruise Whitsundays

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“hamilton island”(527 reviews)
“reef sleep”(68 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4846 7000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a really good time. The staff was very helpful. The pontoon joint at the Great Barrier Reef was an enjoyable experience. The hospitality on the Camira adventures vessel made the day even better on a wet sunday at the whitsundays. Friends and I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank harveyra
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just came back from the trip to the Pontoon. What a faultless experience. There are no words to describe the experience of the reef itself! The company was professional and everything was taken care of. The staff were informative, professional and fun. Don’t miss this...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thank you for the best expirence ever ! the cruise was well organized, good vibes and breadth humor. The crew was fabulous , useful and so kind . We recommend to every person who visit the whitsundays and Airlie Beach .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maya C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were staying on Hamilton island and took the 1/2 day cruise over to Whitehaven. This was the first sunny day we’d seen in 5 days, so we were very excited about getting to the beach, but especially this one! As we began the excursion,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best tour of the holiday was our trip to the Great Barrier Reef by Cruise Whitsundays. Great for families and friends, the trip out was fast and we enjoyed taking in the view of Hamilton Island and the other islands. The Great Barrier Reef...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jassy147
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s difficult to capture in words how amazing this experience was. My husband and I spent a week in Hamilton island for our 15th wedding anniversary and decided to do the Reef Sleep whilst there. A truly amazing experience!! We went out on the boat,...More

Thank Davowhytee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself, my husband and my daughter signed up for a Great Barrier Reef all day adventure to travel from Airlie Beach to the pontoon at the reef. We boarded our boat at the Airlie Port and everything was professional from the start. (There is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jill C
CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jill, Thanks so much for your detailed review. We're thrilled to hear you had a wonderful day out on the reef.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steve the captain of one of these boats what a legend taking us to Hamilton island and showing us where to go and what to do. Awesome day and even better captain 👨🏿‍✈️ 👍🏻

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 378mickw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local friend booked the trip. Very comfy, clean, good food, good value. Definitely recommend snorkelling, pack on the sunscreen and plenty to drink.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vacation27541209940
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was totally spectac. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Love the bottomless esky and the bottomless bar.

Date of experience: November 2018
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12 March 2018|
Response from andynG9084PW |
No it isn’t as Daydream is closed as is Hayman following cyclone Debbie in March 2017. Hamo and Long are open but CW doesn’t service Long hence no island hopper ticket on sale.
31 December 2017|
Response from CruiseWhitsundays | Property representative |
Hi Sushmii, thanks for contacting us! An Introductory Dive on our Great Barrier Reef experience is $139 - we have quite a few exciting optional activities - all pricing & information is listed on our website and go to Great... More