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Explore Group - Hamilton Star Dining

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Address: | Hamilton Island Marina, 4803, Australia (Formerly Denison Star - Cruise Indigo)
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+61 7 4946 9664
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Explore Hamiton Island welcomes a new boat in replacement of the Denison...

Explore Hamiton Island welcomes a new boat in replacement of the Denison Star, The M.V. Hamilton Star.

For a dining experience like no other, step aboard M.V. Hamilton Star and indulge all of your senses. Relax with a cocktail and appetisers, watch the shoreline slip by and marvel at a Whitsundays sunset during a leisurely cruise to a secluded bay. While at anchor, you'll be treated to the culinary creations from the Hamilton Star's gourmet galley - a sumptuous three-course dinner prepared fresh on board. Top off your experience with a nightcap whilst experiencing the magic of the Whitsundays from any of our outdoor areas aboard the M.V Hamilton Star...

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Absolutely amazing food. Tour was beautiful and the sunset was out of this world. Crew and staff were so down to earth and very knowledgable about their island. Overall a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food. Tour was beautiful and the sunset was out of this world. Crew and staff were so down to earth and very knowledgable about their island. Overall a magnificent couples retreat to explore if you're in need of a beautiful tropical get away!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was on board the Hamilton Star for a sunset dinner and loved every minute. The staff were all lovely and very attentive to everyone dining. The three course meal we had was amazing better than some I've had on the mainland. Would 100% recommend dining on the Hamilton Star for a sunset dinner if you're even on Hamilton island

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

White tables, no tablecloths, white plastic chairs, and bright white led lighting destroys the atmosphere. I'm writing this review from on board, and it's really disappointing, especially since we did the Denison star cruise last time and it was much better (and this is meant to be the better replacement). It's like eating in a cheap cafeteria. And once the... More 

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Thank Jordan B
David R, General Manager at Explore Group - Hamilton Star Dining, responded to this review

Hi Jordan, We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in our dinner cruise. Thank you for your feedback, we have since changed our lighting so that it is not as bright as it has been, and will constantly be looking at ways we can improve our service. We hope to see you back on Hamilton Island soon. Thanks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The replacement for Dennison Star is worth the cost. The staff were friendly, the manager Helen was very helpful, the amenities were excellent and the sunset was perfect! The barramundi was excellent and desert cheeses were delightful. Surprisingly, the wine list had almost nothing we recognised. While expecting to be drowned in Oatley wines as happens in restaurants on Hamilton... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was certainly a highlight. Beautiful boat, clean well presented and very friendly and helpful staff. Menu had limited selections which one can understand, but what was on it was superbly presented and extremely enjoyable and enough because of the number of courses. The Captain was very informative and made sure everyone was well informed. Certainly excellent value for money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We have just come back from our honeymoon on Hamilton Islandl The Explore group Hamilton Star Dine and Sunset Cruise was simply fantastic. The food was incredible and the welcome cocktail went down a treat. The sunset was beautiful to see and it was nice the crew came and told you about the island whilst cruising around.

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3 Thank Clare O
David R, General Manager at Explore Group - Hamilton Star Dining, responded to this review

Hi Clare, Its great to hear you had a great time on board The Hamilton Star, we love to pass reviews on like this to our wonderful staff. Hope to see you back soon. Regards, David Rose, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is first class superior service , meal , cruise. 10 out of 10 A must do If you don't do anything else on the island , this is a total value package

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Onboard the new hamilton star, the service was amazing, and the food was incredible. I would recommend everyone to go book in for this dinner cruise! It was absolutely perfect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I think all the other reviews are accurate - AMAZING dinner cruise! Lovely boat (Denison Star), very friendly staff, good wine! and tasty food. Good vegetarian options. DO IT!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Did the sunset dinner cruise on the new boat the Hamilton Star. Awesome boat with a quality fit out. The service was brilliant and the food was excellent. We are pretty fussy eaters and the crew made sure that we had alternatives to all the seafood canapés. Highly recommend.

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David R, General Manager at Explore Group - Hamilton Star Dining, responded to this review

Hi JimmyJam100, It's great to hear feedback like this on a new vessel. Glad you enjoyed the new experience with Explore. Thanks David Rose, General Manager of Explore Hamilton Island More 

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