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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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If you are overwhelmed by which company to use for your trip to the Whitsundays then dont look any further than this firm, we had a great day out with Brydon and Wazza after being... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
mrgreen72
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Salzburg, Austria

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Salzburg, Austria
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

If you are overwhelmed by which company to use for your trip to the Whitsundays then dont look any further than this firm, we had a great day out with Brydon and Wazza after being picked up from our camp by Tina punctually in the morning. These guys know what customer service is and looked after us in every way... More 

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

Hi team Austria, So happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your day out on Big Fury with Wasa and Braden. As you discovered Big Fury is more than just a day cruise, the fun times, the history and information that you get about the islands and the reef, the personalised photo's, the private fish feeding and all that you... More 

Bournemouth
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169 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I don't think I have ever been on a day tour which has delivered such excellent service. From being picked up by Rob in the morning to a beer in the bar with Lockie on return we were well informed, well educated and well looked after as well as being treated to a fantastic meal for lunch which is unusual... More 

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

Hi FunkyMarshmallow, Delighted to hear you really enjoyed your day cruise out on Big Fury during your recent visit to the Whitsunday's and Airlie Beach. Being a small group allows the crew to get to know the guests and share our local knowledge which gives you a better appreciation for the stunning surroundings and marine life. A fresh healthy lunch... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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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DianneF383, Front Office Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review

Hi Meg, Wow, thanks so much for your glowing review about your recent visit to the Whitsunday's onboard Big Fury! You hit the nail on the head with "value on content" - that's our goal to keep the cost of the tour at a reasonable affordable price, without sacrificing on quality, that way our cruise is full nearly every trip,... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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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DianneF383, General Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review

Hi Phil, Delighted to read your positive comments about your recent Big Fury cruise! The crew work great as a team and this shines through in their delivery of great customer service, always with a smile and maybe an Aussie joke thrown in for good measure! We have enjoyed an exceptionally dry and calm "wet season" this year so far,... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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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DianneF383, Front Office Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review

Wow Holly, The crew and management are honoured by your descriptive, honest and glowing review about your recent cruise on Big Fury. As you mentioned there are so many tours to choose from when your visit the Whitsunday Islands, you have highlighted all of the features that set us apart from the others! We are delighted that you have left... More 

East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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

Hi James, So happy to read your positive feedback about your recent Big Fury cruise to visit the Whitsunday Islands..."the cruise was faultless...", well we can't ask for better customer feedback that that!! Enjoy the rest of your travels and hope to see you again some day! All the best, The Big Fury crew More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

Hi Ben, So happy to read your glowing review about your recent Big Fury cruise to visit the Whitsunday Islands. Lachie will not be coming down to earth any time soon, with all of these positive comments about his tour guide and hosting skills. Without a doubt, he is one of the best in the industry, full of energy, knowledge,... More 

New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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DianneF383, Front Office Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review

Delighted to hear that your group of 12 decided to spend your brother-in-law's birthday with us onboard Big Fury. The crew are down to earth Aussie lads who live and breath the water and love sharing the highlights of the Whitsunday Islands with our guests. Whether you are travelling solo or part of a big group, you can be guaranteed... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 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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DianneF383, Front Office Manager at Big Fury Island Tour, responded to this review

Hi Melody, Thanks for much for your positive feedback. Although our buffet lunch caters to most tastes, if we are given a little advance notice we can cater for special dietary requirements, after all it's amazing how your appetite grows while you are out on the water! The weather varies from day to day around the islands, so some days... More 

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