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Address: Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: +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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Great day out

Had a great day out with the Big Fury Team. Made more enjoyable by Locky's energy and enthusiasm. Great buffet lunch on Whitehaven beach, along with some fun photos taken by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great day out with the Big Fury Team. Made more enjoyable by Locky's energy and enthusiasm. Great buffet lunch on Whitehaven beach, along with some fun photos taken by Locky. Would definitely recommend and definitely worth the ticket price. Thanks everyone for some great memories from two young at hearts, in their late fifties.

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day trip or snorkeling, sights of Hill Inlet views, Whitehaven Beach. Braydon the deckie kept all amused, informed, safe & our bellies full at lunch. Snorkeling was fun. Whitehaven in the refreshing Whitsunday Waters with cold meats, salad & fruits for lunch. The skipper Rob was also good for a tale or 2. Most enjoyable day out would do... More 

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Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful day with Big Fury Tour! Everything was organized perfectly and we had great time with the staff! Especially Lachlan who shot beautiful pictures of us and was fun and super friendly during the whole day! Thank you guys :-) Alessia and Nadia from Switzerland

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

Hi ladies, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent cruise on Big Fury. The photos look amazing! It's all part of our great customer service. Thanks for recommending us to others and enjoy the rest of your great Australian adventure. All the best, The Big Fury crew More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good tour, took us to nice places but have few critics: - They charged us $7 to hire the wet suit when we arrived at the Port. Would be less embarrasing for them if they charged this into the package price. It's really uncomfortable to think that you are going to a tour with everything included and just right before... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback about your recent Big Fury cruise. The stinger suits are advertised as $7.00 extra in our brochure, so there is nothing misleading about hiring them at the marina. Some guests bring their own, other guests who are not snorkelling choose not to hire them and most boats like ourselves they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was incredible! Our guide Brighton was awesome and very funny. We did some snorkeling and they were very helpful in explaining how to do it and putting the gear on. Then we went to Whitehaven beach and it was INCREDIBLE. They prepared a cold buffet lunch that was really tasty. We were also allowed to chill in the... More 

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

Hi Victoria, Delighted to read your positive review about your recent Big Fury cruise to visit the Whitsunday Islands. Big Fury offers an excellent combination of beach time to relax and swim, a short hike upto the Hill Inlet lookout with amazing views, and enough time to snorkel to give you an appreciation of the marine life beneath. There's always... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous time out with the crew! Great banter, great local knowledge and was good of them to alter the snorkel time because of king tides to ensure the best possible opportunity to see some fish!

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

Delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your recent cruise on Big Fury with us. It's one thing to do a ferry cruise to the islands, but you lose the personal touch and local knowledge from the crew that we offer on our small tour. We have been running tours around the Whitsundays for many years and realise what it... More 

Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about our day out lachie and Matt were excellent guides & very informative Whitehaven beach was at its best lunch was lovely and fresh and plentiful snorkelling was fun and Lachie made sure everyone was comfortable and felt safe the addition of noodles for use was great... thank you for giving Baz and I a great day celebrating... More 

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

Hi Sharon we are so honoured that you choose a day out on Big Fury to celebrate your wedding anniversary! We've had a week of turbulent winds and tides but that didn't seem to effect your experience and good times. Our crew are very laid back but still professional and caring and work as a great team, ensuring that everyone... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good day out on a high speed open boat. We did not get to Whitehaven beach due to weather conditions. Lunch is a basic but good fresh bread rolls meat and salad. Nothing flash but a well priced boat trip. No opportunity for viewing coral but good for a swim. If you want luxury in an air... More 

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

Hi Jim, Thanks for taking the time to offer your feedback about your recent Big Fury cruise. As you mentioned your cruise ship was 4 hours late arriving in Airlie Beach, which meant that your private charter departed at 1.15pm instead of 10am and you needed to be back by 4pm to meet the last tender, so indeed your day... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are not going for the sailing experience, the Big Fury has a lot to offer. Snorkeling was good. You can see some very colorful coral. The Whiteheaven beach is beautiful. If you go for a short stroll to the other side from where you arrive, it is even possible to escape the crowds. And Hill Inlet is amazing,... More 

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

Hi Luuk, Delighted to read that you enjoyed your day cruise on Big Fury with us, during your recent visit to the Whitsunday Islands. Thank you for your suggestion about the defog spay for the snorkel masks, we have used this spray in the past but find that it is not very effective. If you have facial hair or the... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Big Fury a couple of days ago and what a great day out we had. First we headed to the snorkel sight. The snorkelling was okay, you get a lot of time in the water, however, I wouldn't recommend this tour for someone wanting amazing snorkelling. Then we headed to Whitsunday Island and after a short walk... More 

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

Hi Steph, Delighted to read your glowing review about your recent cruise on Big Fury to visit the Whitsunday Islands. Again as I have mentioned in a few previous posts, and you can read on other TripAdvisor reviews from other tours, we have been experiencing strong northerly winds and king tides over the last few weeks, and despite our best... More 

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