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Hamilton Island Reef Ryder Tour

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Address: Hamilton Island Marina, Australia
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+61 7 4946 8305

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Excellent ride on the Reef Ryder to Whitehaven Beach

We had pre booked the tour to Whitehaven Beach with Reef Ryder, so we really didn't know what to expect, however, Sailor and the crew gave us an amazing boat ride out to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
MarilynColley
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Thornhill, Canada
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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had pre booked the tour to Whitehaven Beach with Reef Ryder, so we really didn't know what to expect, however, Sailor and the crew gave us an amazing boat ride out to Whitehaven Beach where we spent about 2 hours before returning to beautiful Hamilton Island. I would recommend this tour to anyone who likes an exciting boat ride... More 

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Munich, Germany
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We took the tour from Hamilton Island harbor to Whitehaven Beach. In about 30 minutes, the speed boat takes you to one of the most fantastic beaches in the Pacific. The sand is like powder sugar and crispy white, the water clear and blue, turtles and fish around. This tour is a must.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

So my husband booked the full day tour and while doing so happened to mention we forgot our go pro charger. They gave us theirs to borrow. The next day we arrived at 9 (with the go pro fully charged) jumped on the boat and took off. We were a little hesitant to book a smaller boat as 2 out... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We did the 1/2 day(3 hr),Two in one half day cruise. Was actually better than we thought. 3 hrs was about perfect. It gave us enough time at Chalkies on almost high tide, about one hour snorkel. Visibility was about 75%, but not too bad seem loads of fish. Then about hour on Whitehaven beach. Staff were good and informative,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Full day trip was good because of tides and weather we were able to go to various reefs and locations. Weather and sea conditions play a big part in the extent of activities but our day was excellent.

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Thank Bruce W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We did the Reef Ryder 2 in 1 with our kids. We had an absolute blast. We had previously been to Whitehaven beach with another company on a previous visit but this was much better. Just the right amount of time at Chalkie's and Whitehaven. The snorkeling at Chalkie's is amazing and really easy for kids. The staff were great.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Should have read the negative reviews prior to paying for this as there seems to be a common theme about the complaints. I wouldn't say the staff were rude per se, but clearly uninterested and impatient. Polar opposite to the staff of the reef tour we did in Cairns. Understandably it was a half-day tour so there was little expectation... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We did the' two in one' 3 hour trip to Chalkies beach for snorkelling, then visited Whitehaven beach for a swim and walk. The trip took 30 minutes to get to Chalkies, in a high-speed boat. The trip there was a little choppy, though better on the way home. Snorkelling was above average, though not fantastic. If you want fantastic... More 

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Lilydale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We did the full day trip and was so happy we chose to as time flies when you're having fun. Lots of snorkeling (if it isn't your thing, grap a noodle provided and just go for a dip), Whitehaven Beach was just breath-taking. Hill Inlet was worth the short hike (was shaded and they provide extra water). Lunch was plentiful.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Took our guests from Argentina on this tour. While the reef closer in is not a good as further out it is still really good plus you visit Whitehaven and other locations making a really great way to see the area. Most of it you're away from the crowds too which helps make it special. Highly recommend the tour and... More 

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