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Address: Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: +61 455 142 021
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The best day sailing, snorkelling and diving in the Whitsundays. Relax on a...

The best day sailing, snorkelling and diving in the Whitsundays. Relax on a 12m catamaran, with space to lounge, and escape the elements too. Perfect for all ages. Visit the beautiful Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island, and Langford reef, where you may even get to swim with turtles.

We might not look like an old pirate ship or charge like one, but we do offer more sailing and snorkelling time than most, and we charge much less. Small numbers too mean plenty of space to sit or lie down.

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Marmaid

The best experience ever! I am a Marmaid! Great food and crew! Great location and amazing view of the ocean! 💙

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Thais20152
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Salvador, BA
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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best experience ever! I am a Marmaid! Great food and crew! Great location and amazing view of the ocean! 💙

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have no idea where all these great reviews are coming from?! A snorkeling trip was our one splurge and the price for a trip with Illusions is fantastic. In retrospect I would have booked another tour if I had known how unpleasant the staff would be. First off, I will own up to missing our pick-up. And I understand,... More 

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negreta, Owner at Illusions Whitsundays, responded to this review

I would like to start by thanking you for your review. All reviews are welcome and we learn lots from them. As from the start you have answered to your own review - from the moment you got on the vessel you had a bee in your bonnet, as you said because you missed the pick up and you had... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sailing through the islands is beautiful. Two snorkel drops- one on a coral beach and one on a sandy bottom beach where turtles feed. The buffet lunch caters to all diets. We sailed on such a lovely sunny day. They equipment is well used, but serviceable. Illusions has all of the makings of a great day trip, but unfortunately the... More 

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negreta, Owner at Illusions Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thank you for very much for your review which is linked to the review titled “Huge Disappointment” written by your friends. Overall, the moment one decides to put anything in writing they should make sure that they are 100% correct and honest in what they say. I would like to reiterate the same points that I responded to your friends... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great day out with Naomi and Josef! They were both so funny and friendly. The snorkeling at both locations was just superb. We were in snorkeling for almost the full 2 hours but it only felt like 30minutes! the scenery and islands were beautiful. The boat trip was laid back and relaxing. The food was delicious!

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Thank Bridget B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Awesome. Dived for the first time - Naomi was an amazing instructor and made it easy. Josef and Naomi were laid back and very welcoming. The boat was just the right size - small number of guests which meant it was relaxing and social. We got plenty of snorkeling time and we could stay with a turtle at the first... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A great day out and very good value for money. I did a dive with Naomi and it was a gorgeous dive. We snorkelled twice, saw a few turtles and then had a very tasty lunch and a few beers while sailing back to Airlie Beach. The skipper, Joseph, was a real character and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We had a fun day with Joseph and Naomi on Illusions sailing trip. They were both informative and went out of their way to make the trip enjoyable for everyone. The snorkeling at Blue Pearl Bay was amazing and is a must for keen snorkelers. Thank you both for a lovely day and especially to Joseph for taking me back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My family of four sailed on the Illusions today with seven other guest plus Josef & Naomi. Our kids were the youngest on board (5 & 8) and they were very accommodating and helpful in making sure they felt safe and comfortable. The snorkelling was fantastic, as was the journey and the company. We cruised with one of the larger... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We had the best day's snorkelling possible; Blue Pearl Bay and Langford Island. Clear blue water, beautiful coral and lots of fish. Crew wonderful. Just do it!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Wow oh wow. This was mine and my kids 3rd time to sail with Josef and Niomi and decided to bring my partner and best friend this time. Was another fantastic day out on the water. We all work so many long hours and to just sit there and relax was amazing. The crew are perfect the weather was perfect... More 

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