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Address: Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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+61 455 142 021

The best day sailing, snorkelling and diving in the Whitsundays. Relax on a...

The best day sailing, snorkelling and diving in the Whitsundays. Relax on a 12m catamaran, with space to lounge, and escape the elements too. Perfect for all ages. Visit the beautiful Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island, and Langford reef, where you may even get to swim with turtles.

We might not look like an old pirate ship or charge like one, but we do offer more sailing and snorkelling time than most, and we charge much less. Small numbers too mean plenty of space to sit or lie down.

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A Beautiful Trip!!

We are currently travelling around Australia and spent 4 days up in the whitsundays. We had one excursion booked but wanted something else that was affordable and would be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Loll K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are currently travelling around Australia and spent 4 days up in the whitsundays. We had one excursion booked but wanted something else that was affordable and would be memorable, that's where someone recommended is to go with Illusions. At first they didn't have enough people to go out on the day we had planned but they were extremely accommodating... More 

Thank Loll K
Narbonne, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had a magnificent day on Illusions and thoroughly enjoyed the 2-man crew: Joseph and Naomi. They both have a wealth of experience which they share with great enthusiasm and professionalism. They take small groups, so the ambiance on the boat was excellent. Beautiful boat, great food, nice music, great atmosphere and wonderful diving. One suggestion: make the booking directly... More 

Thank LaLouise13
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

A group of 8 friends and I went out for the day and had a great time on board Illusions. There were a few rules to follow, the crew take safety seriously but is understandable. What I really enjoyed about this tour was the personal touch, with a maximum of 20 passengers (we only had 11 on board) it felt... More 

1 Thank emilypetersperth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I have lived in the Whitsundays for 7 years and never been snorkeling or scuba diving so i was extremely excited and anxious to do both with Illusions yesterday. The day was perfect. Joseph is hilarious and an amazing host. He's fun and full of conversation. Naomi is an absolute superstar. She's full of information and made everyone feel comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

An absolute must do in the Whitsundays Josef and Naomi are friendly, knowledgeable, funny and the hosts with the most! Josef can tell a joke in seven languages and is a born story teller.... Naomi is the queen of blue pearl bay a dive with her is relaxing and easy The smaller boats are always more enjoyable as you get... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

In the morning we got picked up by the skipper Josef. (He is so funny). On board we were briefed about what was allowed and not. The 2h trip to the reef was really relaxing. The reef was for me personally a bit grey and bleached out.(but my opinion/ I snorkeled in the red sea so I thought this reef... More 

1 Thank julleess
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

My friends and I booked this trip through the Nomads hostel, but we took their word for it as being one of the best day tours for snorkeling and scuba diving in the area. The snorkeling was amazing, and the second dive I did was absolutely beautiful! :) The food was also substantial enough to keep us going throughout the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Thank you Josef and Naomi for a wonderful day and taking us out! We got lucky by having a very small group and we also had a perfect day out on the water. The boat is very relaxing.The dive was amazing! Josef's sense of humour was an additional bonus and he has a world of knowledge. Naomi has great knowledge... More 

1 Thank Corrina D
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had a lovely day, perfect weather and nice company. Only comments: when you are picked up first and then till lunch time on only a few biscuits! We were starving. Would have loved a nice big piece of banana cake or some proper mid morning snack. And I noticed lunch did not change in the last 10 years. It... More 

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negreta, Owner at Illusions Whitsundays, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Regarding the mid morning snack, we have ample cookies available, which holds people over to lunch. This has been our standard morning tea for the last 13 years, and this has seemed adequate for all this time. In regarding the comment about the lunch not changing over the last 10 years. We have had 3 different... More 

Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The best experience ever! I am a Marmaid! Great food and crew! Great location and amazing view of the ocean! 💙

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