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Cruise Whitsundays

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24 The Cove Rd | Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4846 7000
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USD 76.49*
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Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
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USD 138.30*
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Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise
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USD 189.30*
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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld
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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), Whitehaven Beach and island resorts on Hamilton Island and Daydream Island. The multi-award winning Great Barrier Reefsleep overnight experience is Australia's most unique accommodation. 'Resort Connections' provide services between island resorts and the Whitsunday Coast and connecting the region's airports arrivals and departures. There are also tailor-made activities for the conference, incentive and Weddings market.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“hamilton island” (479 reviews)
“reef sleep” (65 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
24 The Cove Rd | Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4846 7000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I think our expectations were too high having done the Whitehaven tour with Reef Ryder last year. We did a 1/2 day Whitehaven Cruise Whitsunday tour. The trip there was very rough (no fault of boat though). I was spoken to like a child by...More

Thank A T
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Thank Sheila J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our day out to Whitehaven Beach. Nice mixture of time on the boat, time on the beach and some walking, to get spectacular views. Our group guide, Riana, was excellent. Very knowledgeable , friendly and helpful. The lunch provided on the beach...More

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fair to say this tour is more of a ferry service. Crew are friendly and boat is nice. There is very little to resemble a tour - commentary comprises of telling us when we are reaching rough or smooth section of boat ride, drop-off at...More

1  Thank SydneyBarney
CruiseWhitsundays, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, we are sorry to hear you felt your trip was impacted by the mode of transport we currently use for guests to access the beach. Since Cyclone Debbie earlier this year, sand was moved from Whitehaven Beach making the beach too shallow to pull...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I must admin, I should have informed myself better upfront what to expect: This Tour is a money-making machine with far too many people and no serious interest in protecting the reef if up to 180 people are taken their each day. Even if the...More

2  Thank nataheintz
CruiseWhitsundays, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, I’m sorry if you felt your Great Barrier Reef experience was impacted by other guests. Cruise Whitsundays is a major tour operator in the Whitsundays and the only operator who takes guests to the outer Great Barrier Reef by boat on a daily basis....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very rough on the day we went out - but this cannot be helped. Not much to see snorkeling either...too rough Whitehaven Beach sand was gorgeous but the weather came in & it stayed; a tad cool too! Definitely recommend going but in a more...More

Thank foody_travels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour brings you to a platform near the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling, scuba diving and other activities. It’s nice, but I think the reef in the area is very damaged by the bleaching process... It’s worth it anyway.More

2  Thank JulianaCaixeta
CruiseWhitsundays, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi and thanks for your review and we are delighted to hear you had a nice day. We are sorry to hear about your perception of the reef, we can confirm that the Whitsundays has had minimal bleaching. Our coral is currently going through a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both absolutely loved the Camira cruise! We had so much fun and the staff were amazing! The Great Barrier Reef Adventure was amazing! The weather was perfect and we had the best day and saw so many amazing creatures!

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2 June 2017|
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Response from Judester_19 | Reviewed this property |
I haven't done a Reefsleep, so unfortunately cant say from experience. I dont think it would be rough, but you may want to check if there has been any damage from the cyclone in April this year, as you want the experience to... More
Stephen B
23 May 2017|
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Response from CruiseWhitsundays | Property representative |
Hi Stephen, Thanks for your message. We are well equipped for all ages. We provide wet suits for all ages, as well as life jackets and flotation devices for all the family to enjoy. The Great Barrier Reef Adventure is a... More