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Welcome to Explore - welcome to Hamilton Island. The largest inhabited island in the Whitsunday Islands. Perfectly positioned among some of the world's most beautiful natural scenery including the Great Barrier Reef; the largest coral reef in the...more
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Marina C Arm Front Street, 4802, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were friends of 4 visiting Hamilton Island and after much research decided to do the full day snorkel trip with explore group (oppose to pontoon with cruise whitsundays). We were so glad we chose explore group. The staff were amazing, went above and beyond...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Matthew C Thanks so much for taking the time to write in about your experience, reviews like yours are the ones we strive for, so it's lovely to receive feedback like this! We're so glad you had a great time out at the reef...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did two seperate tours, being the all day yacht tour with snorkelling on Chalkies Beach and Whitehaven Beach, then the following day Diving Bait Reef. The yacht was a wonderful catamaran with an awesome crew made up of Stu, Helena and Shelby. The snorkelling...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi christopherhQ5884JE Wow so great to hear you came on board with us twice, thanks so much for your support in our experiences. So glad to read you enjoyed both days, sound like you managed to fit a lot of underwater time in 🐠🌊 Thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crew was superb, lots of fun and a lifetime memorable day. Our scuba diving instructor Kevin made our day special and once in lifetime experience, we’ll remember this day by our first ever shark encounter and a lots of laughs and joy

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gagaguess
ExploreGroup, marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Gagaguess Thanks so much for taking the time to send through your review - so pleased to read you had a memorable day full of laughs, sharks and joy 🦈😊✨It was a pleasure to have you on board with us, thanks for choosing Explore!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is great! The staff did a really good job getting my mother in law to be comfortable snorkeling. One of the girls named Sara did a fantastic job swimming with her and pulling her out to the reef and back by paddling. It must...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JohnAdrianStokke
ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi JohnAdrianStokke Thanks so much for your lovely review! I'll be sure to pass your thanks onto Sara 😊 Glad you and your family enjoyed your time out at the reef - we hope to see you out with us again someday! Thanks for choosing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the Sail & Swim half day tour on The Edge Catamaran today out to Whitehaven Beach! Beautiful vessel, great nets to lounge up front as you head over to Whitehaven Beach - one of the natural wonders of our planet! The short walk...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi StrongSkinnyLatte So glad to read you enjoyed your time out with us exploring the beautiful Whitsundays, it sure is an amazing corner of the world. Thanks so much for taking the time to send in your review and for recommending us to others, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We explored the Great Barrier Reef for two days and 4 scuba dives. We originally did our pool trainings back home in Boston with SSI and needed to get certified with PADI and Explore was more than happy to accommodate us with a quick pool...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Kqd07 Thanks for your review and shout out to Olivia, i'll be sure to pass on your compliments! So great to read about how much you enjoyed diving with us, and congratulations on completing your cert!! So many more amazing diving adventures to be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the organization on everything they did, feom the day before giving us a skills lesson in the pool then the nice boat, friendly staff, gave us food all day amd were very organized with security while we were on the reef. Our instructor Josie...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Seba C Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your lovely review. Our team are so passionate about what they do, so i'm really glad that's something that stood out with your experience. Thanks for choosing Explore, it was great to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip included one dive and it was amazing. Our instructor, Josie, was super friendly and helpful and she new what she was doing. I am absolutely greatful to her and the whole crew. The food was really tasty and the service in general was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi AylenSRios So great to read you enjoyed your time exploring the Great Barrier Reef with us, thanks for leaving us a review to let us and others know! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to Josie and the crew 😊 It was...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband had a great dive while I am an experienced snorkeler, as are my 2 boys, 8 and 10yrs, it was the first time for them in such open water. It was a safe, well organised and very well supervised trip. There for a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi BEC0707 So glad to read you and the family had a great day out exploring the reef with us 😊Yours are the reviews we strive for, so thanks so much for taking the time to write in. Means a lot! We hope to see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went diving with Explore Group today and had a great diving experience. We are both advanced scuba divers so we had a small dive group of 4 plus the dive master. It was extremely nice that they separated us from the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi whitneyc542018 Thanks so much for sending through your lovely review - so glad to hear you enjoyed diving the Great Barrier Reef with us! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to Josie 😊Thanks for recommending us to others, we really appreciate it!

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Alicia_guffy
28 October 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Good morning, The Sail and Snorkel goes to the southern end of Whitehaven for the beach component and across to Chalkies for the snorkel. Hill Inlet is a separate tour on one of our motor catamarans. Should you have any... More
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SLTrips
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Response from hansh938 | Reviewed this property |
My glasses didn’t fit in, so i went snorkeling without them. It wasn’t a problem with my -4.5 because the reef was only 1.5 m under the surface.
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