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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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Absolutely Brilliant Day

The boat is great and caters for around 35 people so you don't feel too crowded it was very safe too. . Our guide Lockie was brilliant so funny, friendly and had great knowledge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The boat is great and caters for around 35 people so you don't feel too crowded it was very safe too. . Our guide Lockie was brilliant so funny, friendly and had great knowledge of everything! First We went on a short bush walk up to the lookout of the the swirling sands, that was great, then we had an... More 

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Biggin Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Type of visit was really family - adults and grown up children! This excursion is a fabulous day out and well worth the money! From start to finish you are well looked after. We were picked up from our accommodation and taken to the port where we were welcomed by Braedon and given a talk through of the day ahead... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a brilliant day and one of our highlights of Oz. Braedon and Dane were our guides and they were absolutely brilliant and hilarious, and they helped make my girlfriend's birthday extra special and memorable. The itinerary for the day is perfect and you see all the highlights, as well as an awesome buffet lunch on Whitehaven Beach. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a trip today with Big Fury. 3 adults and 4 young kids. It started with the most entertaining briefing with Braydon who with his aussie humour amused everyone in fits of laughter and offering to take photos for everyone throughout the day. He was brilliant thoroughout the whole day, always there for everyone and even helping those... More 

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

Hi Nicole, We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed a great day out on Big Fury at the weekend! Our mission is to create awareness of the beauty and fragility of the nature that surrounds us in the Whitsunday Islands and for all of guests to take home fond memories of their cruise, which we appear... More 

Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

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