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“Three island tour ”
Review of Reefstar Cruises

Reefstar Cruises
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Reefstar Cruises offers a relaxed, comfortable cruise of the Whitsunday Islands including the area's most iconic sites. Our full day tour operates, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and is great for all ages. Visit Fringing Coral Reef for a snorkel or Glass Bottom Boat Tour, join a guided bushwalk to the Hill Inlet Lookout and stroll the white, silica sands of Whitehaven Beach. Your day includes courtesy coach transfers, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Come and meet our friendly, knowledgable crew and join us for a memorable day in the Whitsundays.
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Very professional tour operators. A credit to the owners and crew. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, making sure each guest was having a good time. Great morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Wonderful value, I highly recommend this cruise, it was first class all the way. I really loved that at the end of the day, when we were getting of the boat all the crew were there to wish us farewell. I was a little nervous about getting into the small transfer dingys but there was plenty of crew around to assist those of us with mobility issues.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reefstar C, Guest Relations Manager at Reefstar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016

Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your day with us, exploring the Whitsundays. We are a small family owned business and we get a real kick out of sharing the abundant natural wonders we have here. Our crew are hand picked, for their passion for the area and for looking after others. Any time you are in the area you are more than welcome to join us again, no two days out on the water are exactly the same!

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We booked this cruise through the Where? What? How? Whitsunday Travel tour booking on the main street of Airlie Beach.
The cruise cost $180per person but is well worth it
Firstly, we were collected from our place of accommodation early in the morning and taken to where we had to board to cruise ship.
From the time we boarded the Reef star ship till the time we got off we were made to feel welcomed by the friendly staff. There was no shortage of food and drinks. We had morning tea, lunch, being yummy cold salads and meats and afternoon tea of cheese platters and fruit. As it was mother's day all the mums got a glass of champagne with lunch. The cruise took us to the beautiful Whitehaven Beach, Bali Hai and Daydream Island. You could choose to snorkel or go in the glass bottom boat. Even if you have not snorkeled before, don't worry, as the crew were there to show you how to do it. I was so impressed that they took you from the boat to the shore so you didnt have to swim a huge distance and it was a great feeling knowing that if you got into any trouble the crew were right there.aftet our.dtop at Daydream Island were boarded the boat again and were greeted by freshly.made cocktails!! And to top it off we were delivered back to our place of accommodation.
I thoroughly recommend booking this cruise, i could not fault it in anyway what so ever. You will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reefstar C, Guest Relations Manager at Reefstar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016

Thank you for your review. So glad you joined us for our Mothers Day Cruise, the champagne and cocktails were our way of giving the Mums aboard an extra special day. Fresh food, plenty of space, friendly crew and great value are all things Reefstar values, they make all the difference to our guests experience! Thank you for allowing us to share the Whitsundays with you.

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Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is the only large vessel with air conditioning !!! and conventional toilets. The modern wave piercer vessel makes the trip smoothly. We have booked the 3 island tour of Bali Hai Reef, Hill Inlet (Whitehaven Beach) and Daydream Island. The bus fails to pick us up near our rental place by Shute Harbor. Fortunately we have a car and drive to the parking lot. We are glad for the a/c as it was a hot day. Coffee and tea plus fruit and raisin cake are served upon boarding. The 2 hour ride to Whitehaven goes quickly. Stinger suits are put on and we get into small boats to get to the island. This far out the stinger suits are probably not needed but the dangerous small jelly fish are expanding their area so precaution is taken. There are 2 paths--one long path to the mountain top for an overview and one to the beach. The white sand against the clear blue green water is stunning. We swim with the harmless white sharks. Next we go the Bali Hai Island where we snorkel. The fish are beautiful especially the parrot. Swarms of small yellow and blue fish surround you. The coral was bright purple, pink, yellow and blends of various types. Pictures are taken of you and you can buy a video of all the coral and fish on board. Lunch was a big selection of cold items--pastas, coleslaw, meats, chicken, corn, beets, pineapple, potato salad and on and on followed by fruit, cheese and cakes. Definitely a lot to eat. Last stop is Daydream island. Finally we see small kangaroos munching o the resort grass. There is a man-made lagoon around the resort that has several sharks, manta rays and fish. Nothing is air conditioned. We are not sure why this is a tour stop as the resort is only so-so. You are invited to swim but the sun is out in full and most are seeking shade. It's a short ride back to Shute Harbor and it's 5:30 pm. It is a well run tour and recommend it to all. A glass bottom boat is available for those who do not snorkel .

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reefstar C, Guest Relations Manager at Reefstar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

Thank you for your review. We forget how warm even our winter can seem to visitors, yes air-conditioning is a must!

You mention the "White sharks" at Whitehaven, they are Lemon shark pups, they use Hill Inlet at Whitehaven as a nursery, and as you mention are quite harmless, pups are very shy and hard to spot. Congratulations on spotting them!

We stop at Daydream to allow guests to experience a resort island. Many guests enjoy swimming in the resort pools and the opportunity to have a cocktail at the swim up bar, sheltering in the shade there. Seeing reef sharks and stingrays in the lagoon, as well as the wallabies that inhabit the island are a bonus for many guests from overseas.

Your feedback is important to us, it is the best way for us to improve our service. In the future we will provide our guests with more details on Daydream to enable them to find the air conditioned areas and activities. Thank you.

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Reviewed 9 May 2016

I took some interstate friends on this trip yesterday, and what a day we had.

Such a great atmosphere on the boat, with lots of happy crew who obviously love their job.

Unfortunately the visibility wasn't great, but hey thats not their fault they cant help that, but we still an awesome time snorkelling and the photos as a memory of day were great.

Thanks guys

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank MissDee3273
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Reefstar C, Guest Relations Manager at Reefstar Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

Thank you for your review. We love it when a local joins us! So glad you enjoyed your time with us. Sorry to hear visibility was low, weather and tides will do what they will, fortunately poor conditions are not a common problem here in the Whitsundays. Should you wish to join us again, give the girls in the office a call and they will check direct with the crew what visibility is like before you book, as Bali Hai is an especially pretty spot to snorkel. Thank you again.

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