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Address: Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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+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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Excellent trip

My family and I went on this trip during our short stay in the Whitsundays and we were so pleasantly surprised. The boat is great and caters for around 35 people so you don't feel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Meg R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I went on this trip during our short stay in the Whitsundays and we were so pleasantly surprised. The boat is great and caters for around 35 people so you don't feel too crowded/ignored by staff. Our guide Lockie was hilarious and had great knowledge of everything! We visited Hill Inlet, the swirling sands, had 1 hour... More 

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Thank Meg R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Did this trip with my partner and had a great day. Locky our guide, boat hand, chef really looked after us. Hours good snorkeling, hill inlet lookout, great lunch loads of food. Couple of hours on whitsundays beach which is just beautiful, boat round the island and back in time for happy hour. Robbie the captain is a funny guy... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Lochie and Matty for making my 60th Birthday on the 14-2-2017 the best birthday ever. Your professional mannerism was 1st class. The lunch was A1 your photos were brilliant and I enjoyed your lovely cakes and singing happy Birthday for me. I will recommend you anytime. Thank you so much. Cheers Kenny Booth

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

Hi Kenny, Delighted to hear you spent Valentines Day and your 60th Birthday on board Big Fury with us last week. What a great way to celebrate ! I bet by the end of the tour that you felt 21 again! Big Fury is a great trip for the young and the young at heart and we are delighted that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such an amazing day on the Big Fury! We had a full day tour to the lookout, Whitehaven Beach and snorkelling on the Reef, plus a bushwalk. It was excellent value for money considering all the different activities, the excellent lunch and all the lifelong memories we made on this trip. Something that sets the Big Fury apart... More 

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Thank Holly1987
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank James E
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Ben S
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 4 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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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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