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We offer half and full day dive and snorkel tours to the inner and outer reef around the Whitsunday Islands on our custom built dive and snorkel vessel. We are Airlie Beach's boutique Great Barrier Reef cruise operator. Your comfort and enjoyment is...more
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115 Shingley Dr | Lot 33, Shingley Beach Resort, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner were first time @ GBReef and it was magical. We had an amazing conditions for snorkel. Staff were very friendly helpful and chilled. Thank you again and thank you Calen for looking after us while snorkeling We can only recommend explore...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Norbert S
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Norbert S. Thanks so much for taking the time to send through your review, we're glad you enjoyed your time out at the Great Barrier Reef with us. Amazing photos, thanks for sharing 😊 ^AP

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Boat trip was really pleasant, saw some humpbacks that breached a few times (nice touch on slowing right down to give us tourists a chance to enjoy the sight). Staff helpful and enthusiastic, gear acceptable, time in the water about right. Downsides; too many inconsiderate...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TonyFromHackney
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hey TonyFromHackney. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Sorry to hear you you were disappointed in your experience, we do our best to operate by taking smaller groups to avoid this sort of situation so i'm sorry to hear you had...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018

It's important to mention that I had the locals June only discounted rate of $75, which for the money, was a steal. Someone told me the normal rate is about $230. I'll give my positives first, then my one negative. The vessels, equipment, and food...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank smaswh
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi smaswh. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a thorough review on TripAdvisor. Great to hear you were able to take advantage of the June promotion - it was definitely a sharp price and it was great to have a...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Worth every cent. The wife and I had fun, saw whales breaching and playing, moray eels and turtles. Good food and snacks, good helpful crew

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Barry G
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hi Barry G. Thanks so much for your review - amazing to hear about all the marine wildlife you saw! Glad you enjoyed your time out with us, thanks for choosing Explore. ^AP

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing day! Brand new boat,designed for snorkeling/diving.high level of professionalism of the skipper and crew.very good meals.certainly I would recommend it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RHillmann
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hi RHillmann. Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice review - it's so great to hear back from our customers, especially when we receive lovely feedback like yours :) Thanks for choosing Explore and we're glad you enjoyed your trip. Thanks ^AP

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Overall a good day out. Loved the new boat. Unfortunately we got a bit of unexpected windy weather and choppy sea, so after the reef dive, we went to Hook Island for a more sheltered 2nd dive. On the way it was rough, and everyone...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anne T
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hey Anne T. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your day out with us and that braving the choppy sea was worth it in the end :) Thanks for choosing Explore ^AP

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

My friend and I are locals and took up the amazing locals deal. On the way out we were lucky enough to see whales and the driver slowed down and pointed the boat in the direction of the whales so we could fully experience the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sweet79pearl
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks sweet79pearl for your lovely review - so glad to hear you enjoyed your time out on the reef with us! Sounds like you had an action packed day with marine life galore - just how it should be! Thanks again for your review and...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

When I first inquired, I was told of a $250 scuba deal, with the option of paying $59 for a second dive if we wanted. Then when I went to pay I was informed that as 4 divers were allocated to each instructor(and there was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jim r
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi Jim R. Thanks for taking the time to send us through your review, and sorry to hear your experience with us wasn't up to standard. I have sent your review onto management so that we can learn from this to make sure this doesn't...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

A stunning day at Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays with our extended family. We took the brand new Explore boat out for the day and it was superb. Awesome setup, great food and crew and the skipper Kim was amazing with our 6yr old boy...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank timf650
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hey Tim. Thanks so much for taking the time to send us your review, you're the first one to have reviewed our new boat 'Island Explorer'! Lucky number one :) Great to hear you enjoyed yourself and that you and your family were well looked...More

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