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Explore Whitsundays

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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About Explore Whitsundays
We started operations with 1 yacht in 1985. Today Explore Whitsundays offers 17 different vessels that visit the Whitsunday Islands. From day tours up to 6-night liveaboards, deluxe island stay packages to backpacker accommodation. All Tours visit Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. The partners are Australian Tall Ship Cruises, Southern Cross Sailing, Prima, Eureka Sailing, Whitsunday Adventurer, Whitsunday Bullet. Feel free to contact us directly with any questions about the Whitsundays, the seasons, prices and specials! Welcome to Explore Whitsundays!
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Kayla Jayne wrote a review 25 May
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Went on the southern cross bullet for a day trip out to Whitsundays and it was a great experience! Reece Rhys and Issac were fantastic and had a great attitude, gave us lots of information and made the trip worthwhile. My favourites were the seeing all the wildlife and being able to spend the afternoon hanging on the beautiful whitsunday beach after all the activities were done. Absolutely recommend.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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prototypo wrote a review 23 May
Brisbane, Australia23 contributions3 helpful votes
What a wonderful way to see the Whitsundays! Highly recommended for those who enjoy being away from the suburbs. The islands, the snorkelling, the food, the skills of the crew were all outstanding. We were fortunately lucky with the weather though; it only rained when we were in transit or at night, and could easily have gone against us. That certainly wouldn't be the fault of Explore Whitsundays or the crew, of course! The crew (Harry and Tim) expertly adjusted to the conditions to ensure we had the best time possible. I went alone, and booked a double cabin with an en suite. There were three other couples onboard. We all made friends quickly, and everyone got along well. The full berths left the two-person crew to sleep in the galley settee, but they handled their lack of personal space very well. I'd recommend this trip for the more adventurous travellers who don't mind a marine toilet, a boat berth, and the chance to experience weather. However, the food was amazing, and catered well for the vegetarians and those with allergies among us.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Happiness36354836201, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Whitsundays
Responded 3 days ago
Hi prototypo, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review and recommending us! We are so glad that you enjoyed the trip and I will pass your comments on to the crew. we hope to see you again soon!
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Adrian K wrote a review 22 May
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Fantastic crew, the 2 boys provided excellent information and suggestions and the food provided was spot on. Whilst we worked to a initial itinerary the crew were happy and willing to change the destination or activity if we requested it. The Whitsundays is just truly a very special part of the world. On the down side we travelled as a party of 8 but this is too many for this boat with the crew having to sleep up top and also stow their gear there. 6 would work much better with guests and crew sharing the 4 berths. Also for 3 nights there needs to be an opportunity to obtain more ice to keep drinks cold, the ice maker on board is insufficient and the fridge and freezer are required to keep the food cold.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Happiness36354836201, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Whitsundays
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Adrian, Thank you for leaving us a 4-star review we will share this with the crew to let them know to keep up the amazing work. Also, thank you for letting us know what we can work on for the future. We really appreciate the feedback.
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Sally T wrote a review 8 May
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We sailed on Whitsunday Blue for 3 nights. Was the best experience. Had so much fun with our friends. The crew, Zimmi and Lachy were excellent hosts. Food was fabulous and the destinations beautiful. Thankyou Zim and Lachyfor taking good care of us and putting up with the 8 of us! HAHA The only thing we would change is boat is probably a little too small for 10 people. We were a little squishy for room and the boys had to sleep in the dining area. Other than that was a hoot!!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Happiness36354836201, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Whitsundays
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi sallyt546, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and recommending us! We are glad you enjoyed the trip and we will share this with the crew to let them know to keep up the amazing work! We hope to see you again soon!
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Audrey C wrote a review 6 May
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
We just came back from a 2 day sailing adventure around the Whitsundays on a boat called Getaway. The islands are beautiful, the snorkeling was amazing and the sailing was awesome. The caption and crew member were fantastic- helpful, friendly, informative and the meals that were able to produced in a small galley kitchen were delicious. We would highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Happiness36354836201, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Whitsundays
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi 63audreyc, We are incredibly thankful that you took the time to leave us a 5-star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy. Thanks so much for your support, we really appreciate it!
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