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Address: | Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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+61 7 4946 1585
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Whitehaven Beach tours with Whitehaven Xpress.

A family operated full day...

Whitehaven Beach tours with Whitehaven Xpress.

A family operated full day trip with snorkeling, swimming, bush-walking and a Whitehaven Beach BBQ.

Whitehaven Xpress offers a full day tour from Airlie Beach, including a Hill Inlet lookout walk, Snorkel or Glass bottom boat viewing at Mantaray Bay and 2 hours on the Whitehaven Beach. Whilst spending the most amount of time on the actual Whitehaven Beach, we provide you with a fabulous Aussie beach BBQ including steak, sausages, chilli burgers, salads and tropical fruits. (Vegetarians are catered for on request) The BBQ is prepared for your enjoyment under the shade of the trees while utilising the National Parks picnic tables. On our homeward journey a platter of cheese and biscuits is served.

Departs daily at 9 am from Abell Point Marina and returns approx. 5pm with courtesy van pickup.

The daytrip is family operated with Terry, Jill, Dan, and Shane providing a unique personal service.

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If I could give more stars I would!!!!!

This was by far the best experience of my trip to Australia so far! Me and a family member came on the Whitehaven express and were greeted by Shane, Ed and Wayne and we couldn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Silloth, United Kingdom
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Silloth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was by far the best experience of my trip to Australia so far! Me and a family member came on the Whitehaven express and were greeted by Shane, Ed and Wayne and we couldn't have asked for better people to take us on this trip! They were so friendly and tried there hardest to keep everyone on the boat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun, enjoyable and great day cruise for all audiences (I went with mum, bro and sis and all of us loves it!) My first snorkelling in Whitehaven was a success and an unforgettable experience. Excellent choice if you want to enjoy a bit of every part of Whitehaven beach. And the crew was fantastic, Captain Shane is like Blackbeard Captain... More 

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Whitehavenxpress, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review
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Querida Olga Arrrr, esto es blackbeard sí respondiendo desde el teléfono del barco, arrr, gracias por su comentario, realmente nos... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was FANTASTIC. We have been gloating all around town how great it was and will be recommending to our friends. Great crew, awesome lunch and plenty of time in the water, snorkelling and swimming.

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1 Thank Tamzine D
Whitehavenxpress, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

Dear Tamzine Welcome to Tripadvisor, such a great way to share your experiences with others. Thanks again and keep the gloating going :-) Cheers, Capt. Shane More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this as it seemed good value and seemed to focus most of the time on Whitehaven. Pick up and getting on board was all straight forward and the staff were all super friendly. The boat was comfortable (even being the last on) and got us to Whitehaven beach in about 90 minutes. It started to rain, so the... More 

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Whitehavenxpress, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

Dear Logie Great feedback and good to hear the crew re-arranged their plans to try and give you the best experience possible. The weather is not always so kind, now we are preparing for a cyclone so have stopped our cruise until at least Tuesday..... Anyways, happy travels and thanks again, Capt. Shane More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, my partner and our 3yo daughter went on this tour and it was amazing, all the staff went above and beyond to make it a great day! BBQ was beautiful, Cam & Wayne had us laughing all day. I was especially surprised and happy at the end of the day, I took our daughter on the glass bottom boat... More 

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Whitehavenxpress, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

Dear Danni WOW - sounds like old man Wayne and young man Cam did very well (once again). Wayne is a dad himself so was great to read his understanding of a Great family experience showed through. Great read and thanks for the review and recommendations, Capt. Shane More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing day on the water! Staff were great from start to finish and they had great local knowledge! We got so many great photos! Thanks again!

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1 Thank Tash D
Whitehavenxpress, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

Thanks Tash, if you have any great photos for our Facebook page - please do showcase them! Cheers, Shane More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a day!!! was great all the staff went that extra bit to make it a special day, myself my partner and 3 yo daughter had a blast. The crew were friendly and very thoughtful. Had a great bbq lunch at whitehaven beach and then to top it of snorkeling in the reef 10 out of 10 guys well done... More 

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Whitehavenxpress, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

Dear Scotty Thank you for your lovely review, really pleased you had some memorable family time out on our day trip to Whitehaven and around the Whitsundays, Cheers, Capt. Shane More 

Eindhoven
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was quite good in general. The places visited, comfort in the vessel, and nice BBQ were all amidable. Nevertheless, I had a bit of bitter taste about the tour in the end for two main reasons: 1) We were extremely rushed in at the Hill Inlet lookout. I did not even have the chance to make a few... More 

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Whitehavenxpress, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

Dear ObjectiveTitan Great to read a review from someone who takes their reviews so seriously! You are right that we should not be rushing our guests to the point of them feeling so rushed and we will all sit down and talk about this. (occasionally we have some restrictions with tides etc, however we usually handle this in a manner... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a good day on the Whitehaven Express, I've been on other tours where you feel like you are just another customer but the guys at Whitehaven Express really look after you and care about your day. They are very respectful of the environment around them, and there is no forced interaction with the wildlife which we thought... More 

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1 Thank Ed W
Whitehavenxpress, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

Dear Ed Phew, now that is a nice read, I'm really feeling better to read your review and install confidence in me of how our crew deliver the Whitehaven Xpress experience, Cheers, Capt. Shane More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the Whitsundays tour with Whitehaven Xpress today and it was amazing. Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef has been a dream of mine and this exceeded all my expectations. The crew were really patient, knowledgeable and HILARIOUS (especially Cam and Dan!) constantly telling us more about the surroundings and nature as we went through the day.... More 

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1 Thank Lauren W
Whitehavenxpress, Manager at Whitehaven Xpress, responded to this review

Hi Lauren Thank you for your review, Cam and Dan crack a lot of us up! Cam especially passionate and very knowledgeable, but not as knowledgeable as Dan, just ask him! Now just to clarify for other readers, we do NOT offer scuba, it is snorkeling only on our day tour, Not a biggey, but to be sure! Thank you... More 

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