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Address: Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 418 782 266
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Fun, fast cruise around the Whitsunday Islands. All in one day visit world...

Fun, fast cruise around the Whitsunday Islands. All in one day visit world famous Whithaven Beach, then it's off to a pristine snorkelling reef off of another island, a delicious picnic lunch served right on the beach, afternoon snacks, entertaining and educational crew commentary throughout the day. Fun from start to finish!

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A great day trip

Booked the night before at the hostel and very glad we did so. Was great value for money and the experience was faultless. Whitehaven beach was amazing and we thought the snorkel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
James E
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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked the night before at the hostel and very glad we did so. Was great value for money and the experience was faultless. Whitehaven beach was amazing and we thought the snorkel trip was as good, if not better than that in the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

had a fantastic day trip to Whitehaven and Lachy the Tour Guide / Deck Hand / Chef / Political Candidate / Comedian made it even better. He was running around all day making sure that everyone was happy, comfortable, photographed and fed! This made our day relaxing and memorable.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally recommend Matty and Lachy of the Big Fury Boat. We had a big group of twelve which they accommodated perfectly.. loved the lunch on Whitehaven Beach... made for a perfect birthday celebration for my brother in law. Thanks guys bloody brillant

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this tour! One of the group members is celiac and although we signed up late the night before they had a gluten free meal option ready for the trip the next morning. The entire picnic meal was delicious including the yummy salads. The staff was very friendly and made the trip enjoyable. The water got a bit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My uncle and I did this tour which went to the hill inlet with the swirling sands and then snorkelled on a reef close by and then lastly had lunch on Whitehaven beach and I would say the day and by this tour group is an absolute must! The tour guy was so friendly, very passionate and genuinely cared about... More 

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DianneF383, Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review

Hi Brittany, We are delighted that you and your uncle enjoyed your day cruise on Big Fury. Your glowing review and appreciation for our efforts are what makes our job the more worth-while. There are so many places in the world to visit, but the Whitsunday Islands are indeed unique and so pristine and our crew genuinely love their job... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't normally make the time to write reviews but I was very impressed by this tour and some of the opinions mentioned by my fellow traveller below are presented like facts and misleading for others planning a trip. Endless boats and tours leave Airlie Beach every day and to some extent follow a similar route, as such what really... More 

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Thank Catherine E
DianneF383, Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review

Hi Catherine, Delighted to read your honest positive review about your recent Big Fury cruise to visit the Whitsunday Islands. As you mentioned most guests on board come from all walks of life and come home with great lasting memories and a great big smile of contentment! All the best with your future travels! The Big Fury crew More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to embark to the boat but once I was there, the staff was very rude, I made sure to be the first to embark to have the front seat as I have the seasick, and straight away of the staff member ordered me to go the back without any explanation. Furthermore, we only spent 30 minutes in... More 

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DianneF383, General Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Big Fury cruise. However, I do have to ask the question as to whether you were even on the same cruise as the other 34 guests that I dropped back to their accomodation after the cruise, who I'm sure will also react in a questioning manner to your negative remarks.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a pleasant surprise! Locky and Damo made this trip one to remember! From the moment we arrived they were both friendly, upbeat and cheerful, and the energy stayed high the whole time! Biggest highlights of the day was snorkelling with some great sized fish whilst they were being fed and jumping off the roof of the boat! Was... More 

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Thank MonMcDiarmid
DianneF383, Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review and delighted to hear you positively enjoyed the day with our crew on board Big Fury. Our crew truly excel at their job and it shines through with their enthusiasm throughout the day! Hope to see you back on board the next time you are visiting! All the best, The Big Fury crew More 

Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Marty & Lucky were fantastic and entertaining hosts. Though the snorkeling was a bit disappointing due to previous rains and the water murky, it was still fun. Enjoyed the Swirling Sands viewing area and had the best tour lunch ever at Whitehaven Beach! Actually, it was better than some restaurants! They were extremely well organized but definitely not robotic! They... More 

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DianneF383, Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent Big Fury cruise to visit the Whitsunday Islands. Yes we have experienced some seriously heavy rain fall recently which unfortunately does affect the visibility whilst snorkelling. But I am glad we made up for it with the stunning views of Hill Inlet, lunch at Whitehaven Beach and the fun times you... More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had a great time with the Fury crew (Dane & Brayden) on 20/1/17. They were laid back whilst remaining professional, funny, courteous and genuine. Excellent snorkelling, lunch, beach time and Hill Inlet look out! We had perfect conditions and the crew made the day even better. Highly recommend!!!

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Thank ilovetotravel210
DianneF383, Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent cruise on Big Fury with Dane and Braden - they truly are two great Aussie characters! Thanks for recommending us to fellow travellers and hope to see you both back on board Big Fury next time you are visiting the area! All the best, The Big Fury crew More 

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