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“Sundowner Private Charter” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sundowner Sunset Cruises

Sundowner Sunset Cruises
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Owner description: Sundowner Cruises operates from Airlie Beach, where the Whitsunday islands provide the perfect back drop for our sunset cruises and variety of other cruises Sundowner has to offer. Sundowner departs from the new Port of Airlie which is only a short 200m walk from the main street of Airlie Beach. The Port of Airlie is a vibrant new development which includes the Boathouse Apartments by Outrigger, Restaurants, Bars, and a variety of shopping experiences. Our philosophy at Sundowner is about providing a great product, fantastic service in a friendly social atmosphere that gets your holiday of to a great start and that allows you to truly unwind and bask in a fantastic Whitsunday sunset whilst enjoying your favorite tipple from our fully licensed bar.
Hong Kong
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67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Sundowner Private Charter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We arranged a private charter of the Sundowner as a pre wedding event for guests invited to our daughter’s wedding held at the Peppers Resort at the beginning of October. We all had a great time and it was a wonderful way to launch the celebrations and for our guests to mingle and get to know one another before the big day – we are an international family based on Hong Kong, the UK and Australia! The whole event was relaxed, convivial and could not have gone better. A big thank you to Nicole, the owner, and her husband for making the evening such a success – all who participated thoroughly enjoyed it!

Visited September 2013
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English first
Temuka, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

What a way to relax. great atmosphere and price. I was looking for a Whitsunday experience that didn't require a full day or half day but still was relaxing and showed me the sights. What a wonderful way to start the evening for my birthday and had a cool shipwreck to see also.
Great staff on board and would recommend to anyone. Very friendly and helpful when booking and easy to strike a conversation with on board. Thanks guys

Visited October 2013
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Scarborough, Australia
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92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“See Airlie from the other side”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

My husband and I had done almost all of the day trips out of Airlie Beach, except Sundowner, until last night. The boat is basically a big deck so everyone can see out and plenty of room to move around. Because it is an open space you will need a jacket in the cooler months. On arrival everyone receives a glass of bubbly and as we cruise along the beach off Airlie, we are served light nibbles and can purchase further drinks. There is also a toilet on board. It's a lovely serene look at Airlie Beach from the water. We went to a spot where we watched the sunset and on the way back, all the lights of Airlie. We left this 2 hour cruise feeling totally relaxed so for $39 it was extremely cheap therapy. Thank you to Nicole and our Skipper (sorry I forgot your name, probably got too relaxed). We had a lovely peaceful time.

Visited July 2013
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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“What a lovely way to finish the day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

Sundowner cruises is a lovely sunset cruise that takes you all round the shore of airlie. with its onboard bar and complimentry nibbles its a great wat to start your evening. They also offer you their dine package where you can have your dinner at Peppers. Its a nice relaxed cruise and gives you amazing views of the sunset direct from the water!!!

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyable, well priced Marina Cruise - ended our holiday beautifully”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2011

My girlfriend and I joined our friends and we enjoyed this cruise very much. We particularly liked the friendly relaxing atmosphere and we were chatting to everyone by the time we walked off. The owner operators were very personable and informative about the local area and we enjoyed their company greatly.

The boat has dual hulls with a big entertaining area with tables and seats for about 30 people (check with the operator for exact seating numbers), it also has weathershields and 1 loo. New twin 90hp outboards push it along with ease. The boat was clean throughout and we felt stable on the water putting around. The bar was well stocked and the drink prices were reasonable.

The cruise goes for 2 hours leaving before sunset, so make sure you take a coat just in case the wind gets up (they have blankets if you forget). The boat doesn't go faster than about walking speed, so you get a chance to take a few pictures which was great. We did a couple of laps of the outer marina, so we saw Airlie beach by day and by night.

This isn't a thrill seeking cruise, it is just relaxing, peaceful and good to go on prior to going out for a meal or a night out - great local business.

HIghly recommended - good value and great atmosphere.

Visited July 2011
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