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Mega nice adventure. Really good crew. We booked the flight and boat adventure and had a once in a lifetime experience. The pilot of the round flight was first class experienced and despite the not perfect weather manuvering and handling the plane perfectly. He gave us best astonishing views on the Whitsunday's and the great barrier reef. Landing was smooth and perfect. The boat ride was due to the weather quite rough, but the experienced captain made it a good ride, given the circumstances. Overall with the experience of the crew, predicting tidal and weather conditions, the journey could be anticipated and planned in a perfect way, so we could make the most out of the adventure. Great snorkel advice, well suited for beginners.
Fabulous day even though the skies were a little grey to start and it was windy. The safety briefings were good and care was taken to make sure all of us snorkelling were safe. The snorkelling was magical and Whitehaven Beach is stunning. We were lucky in that there were only 15 people (plus crew) on the boat so there was loads of room to move around. Travis and Ben took good care of us and were good humoured, friendly and professional. We had high expectations but they were exceeded!
So the weather wasn't the best, but the overall experience was great. The guys helped us make the most of the bad weather and we managed to see and do everything the tour promised. We got great pictures at the Hill inlet lookout, managed to get a long time to chill out on the beach at Whitehaven with a bit of sunshine. Then they found a great snorkeling spot that was protected from the winds. Who cares if it rains a bit, if you're in the water anyway!
Loved this boat trip, the catamaran was new and beautiful, the crew is absolutely fantastic ! They not only did their job (amazingly well!) they also accompanied us around Whitehaven beach near the shore showing us baby sharks and sting rays! Also the coral reef spot where we did snorkelling was absolutely stunning, an aquarium of corals and fish !no signs of bleaching !! I’d definitely recommend this trip 1000%!!!! Claudia
Boat was comfortable, raisin toast was a bonus. The day was very enjoyable and relaxing. As a West Australian I was disappointed with Whitehaven as we have a magnificent beach at Cape Le Grande National Park near Esperance which is whiter and water is bluer. Sorry Queenslanders you need to travel more and visit others beaches.