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Great for young kids!

We were keen to get out on the water with our young family but many of the trips are unsuitable... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Louisep29
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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What a great day at Whitehaven

A group of six of us did the catamaran tour today (18/8) to Whitehaven Beach. Boat was great and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
pb3141
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Melbourne, Australia
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Welcome to Explore - welcome to Hamilton Island. The largest inhabited island in the Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island has it all. Perfectly positioned among some of the world's most beautiful natural scenery including the Great Barrier Reef; the...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were keen to get out on the water with our young family but many of the trips are unsuitable- snorkelling or full day trips. As our kids are 5 and 9 months this was perfect. A leisurely 2 hour cruise around the Whitsundays. The...More

Thank Louisep29
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Louisep29. Thanks so much for coming on board the Afternoon Cruise with us, and for leaving such a helpful review for others. Glad to hear no one was seasick, and the kids were kept entertained - dream result :) Thanks again for choosing Explore....More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A group of six of us did the catamaran tour today (18/8) to Whitehaven Beach. Boat was great and the service from the four crew perfect. Attentive, friendly and professional. Good lunch was also supplied and drinks at normal prices. The mango daiquiris on the...More

Thank pb3141
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey pb3141. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Great to hear you enjoyed you day out and in the water with us, and that the mango daiquiris weren't so bad either :) Thanks for choosing Explore, it was great to have...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have just returned from the full day Edge catamaran cruise to chalkeys and whitehaven. The staff Lucas,Helena and Luke provided amazing service and insight into the Whitsundays. Outstanding!! Beautiful lunch sensational cocktails on the afternoon cruise back. Absolutely a must do if visiting Hamilton island....More

Thank mcjmc14
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Leah and Jarrod. Thanks so much for the lovely review and recommending us as a must do! I have passed on your kind mention of Lucas, Helena and Luke to our GM :) It's great to hear you had an amazing time with us!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently did the twilight sail, afternoon cruise and half day to Hill Inlet / Whitehaven. All three trips were excellent - you got what you expected, they were well organised and the Explore staff were very willing to answer questions and ensure everyone had...More

Thank Adam C
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Adam C. Thanks so much for sending us through such a nice review, and for coming on board with us three times :) Great to hear you enjoyed each experience,and were lucky enough to spot some whales. Thanks again for choosing Explore. ^AP

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolute fantastic time on both. The staff are absolutely beautiful. They make you feel so welcome and look after you very well. We will definitely be coming back and doing this again.

Thank Carlie P
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Carlie P. Thanks for taking the time to send through your review. Great to hear you felt welcome and looked after - that's exactly how it should be! Look forward to having you on board again (hopefully soon) :) Thanks for choosing Explore. ^AP

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a trip to Bait reef with our teenage sons. The boat ride to the reef was a couple of hours but there were some fantastic views of the Whitsundays along the way and refreshments provided. Mid way we saw 8 hump back whales...More

Thank Oki B
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Oki B. Wow - what a great review to read. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this, and I will be sure to let Jack know you gave him a shout out :) He'll be stoked!. So glad you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great activity for those of us who are not great out on a boat the whole time. It is 40 minutes to Whitehaven Beach and then you get off and get to hang out on the beach. I loved it. It is everything...More

Thank Michelle S
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Michelle S. Thanks so much for leaving us such a lovely review. Great to read you enjoyed your time out with us, and we were able to make your experience a happy one, cue the whales and gluten free bread :) Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a very good time snorckeling with explore. The team was extremely nice and competent. The kids had a blast ! Special praise to Kevin who looked after us all day and made our experience unforgettable.More

Thank contact g
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi contact g. Thanks so much for reviewing us on TripAdvisor! It's great to read you and the kids had a blast on board with us! Thanks so much for choosing Explore, and i'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Kevin :)...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fantastic day - saw whales up close on our way to the snorkeling site, had good safety training before we jumped in, and several of the crew stayed in the water with us (kind of like lifeguards) and were able to point...More

Thank Susan T
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Susan T Thanks so much for taking the time to send through your review and to recommend us to others. Great to read you had a fantastic day and were able to see whales close up - makes for a great memory. Thanks again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the most wonderful experience today on board the reef explorer. 3 hours of snorkelling where we saw the most beautiful fish, sting rays and coral. I could not fault the crew taking care of us, the food was amazing and my family and...More

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Anna P, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey DoctorL88. Thanks so much for your review - we really appreciate you taking the time. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to having you back on board when you return, in hopefully the not too...More

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Nesya H
27 July 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Hi there, It depends on which vessel, so I'll answer for all of them. Reef Explorer 24m Dive Snorkel motor catamaran = 60 Pax Island Explorer 23m Dive Snorkel motor catamaran = 60 Pax Pure Dive 20m Dive Snorkel motor... More
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KatePITtoSYD
10 July 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Hi there, It takes approximately one hour from Hamilton Island to Hill Inlet in our vessels. Regards, David
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Response from Steph K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and it was delicious! Warm lunch and coffee/tea.
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