Explore Group - Hamilton Island

Multiple Locations

Hamilton Island - The largest inhabited island in the Whitsunday's. Perfectly positioned among some of the worlds most beautiful natural scenery including; Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and the Great Barrier Reef - the largest coral reef in the world.

Explore Group are a marine based tourism operator that pride themselves on offering unique experiences in amazing places. Operating from Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach in Australia, Explore Group offer a variety of experiences including; snorkelling, diving, nature walks, sightseeing, dining and sailing.

Activities

  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our tours

Dive the Great Barrier Reef - Full day tour

Dive the Great Barrier Reef - Full day tour

Experience a full-day Great Barrier Reef diving adventure taking you to selected moorings around Bait Reef - the closest of the outer reef locations.

Departing at 8.45am and returning at 5pm to Hamilton Island Marina, the full day tour visits two dive locations within Bait Reef. A minimum of 3.5 hours is spent on location.

To keep you energised all day, a delicious buffet style lunch is provided on board, as well as morning and afternoon tea.

Tour includes high quality Mares diving gear and wetsuits.

They also offer intro dives for those haven't got their certification. This is perfect for first time divers, as no experience is necessary but you must be able to swim and pass a medical questionnaire at the time of booking

The reef is accessed by our premium brand new custom designed dive vessel, Island Explorer. She has two levels of air conditioned luxury, lounge style seating, a partially shaded deck and fresh water shower on-board. There is a full beam swim platform which makes entering and exiting the water a comfortable and easy experience.

All certified divers must produce their certification card or log book at the time of booking

Indicative rates

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$340 $340

Half Day Dive Whitsunday Islands

Half Day Dive Whitsunday Islands

This half day cruise visits secluded locations within the northern section of the Whitsunday Islands which have the best fringing reef areas especially for snorkelling and diving.

Morning or afternoon tea is provided pending time of cruise.

Includes high quality Mares Diving and Snorkelling gear; wetsuits/stinger suits and flotation jackets (if required).

Indicative rates

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$205 $205

Sail and Snorkel - Whitehaven and Chalkies Beach

Sail and Snorkel - Whitehaven and Chalkies Beach

This full day cruise incorporates two separate destinations; Whitehaven Beach for relaxing and Chalkies Beach for snorkelling.

Includes morning tea afternoon tea and lunch on board whilst anchored at one of the destinations. There is also a fully stocked bar on board to enjoy a glass of wine over lunch or a cleansing ale whilst sailing home.

Includes high quality snorkelling gear; wetsuits/stinger suits and flotation jackets (if required).

Indicative rates

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$185 $185

Half Day Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach

Half Day Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach

A half-day cruise taking you the entire stretch of Whitehaven Beach. You'll disembark at Tongue Bay, our access point to Hill Inlet. See the white silica sand and turquoise shades blend seamlessly together to create breathtaking views.

Take a guided bushwalk to Hill Inlet. 20 minutes each way taken at a leisurely pace. Heading back to the beach you can relax, explore, take a swim and enjoy the crystal clear waters.

Includes morning or afternoon tea.

Indicative rates

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$130 $130

Sunset Sail Whitsunday Islands

Sunset Sail Whitsunday Islands

A relaxing sunset sail aboard On the Edge. Unwind with a glass of bubbles or wine and some light nibbles as you enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Whitsunday Islands.

Includes approximately one and a half hours sailing off Hamilton Island, informative commentary on the Whitsunday Islands and selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and nibbles.

Indicative rates

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$80 $80

Sail and Swim Whitehaven Beach

Sail and Swim Whitehaven Beach

Enjoy a relaxing sail as you journey to the beautiful Whitehaven Beach.

Sailing for approximately 90 minutes (each way) on board On the Edge, their custom designed catamaran. Designed specifically for sailing adventures throughout the Whitsunday Islands. She offers the largest deck area per guest of any vessel operating excursions from Hamilton Island. With a roof covering 50 per cent of the deck she provides some protection from the sun. she will impress all levels of sailing enthusiasts.

Upon arrival, you'll spend approximately two hours at Whitehaven Beach. You'll enjoy the crystal clear waters and pristine silica sand.

A healthy lunch is served on board. A selection of cold meats, sliced salads with wraps and rolls and cordial for the kids is available. An afternoon tea fruit platter is served on the sail home.

Your adventure includes beach equipment such as cricket, football and more for you to use at your leisure on the beach.

Indicative rates

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$140 $140

Sunset Cruise and Dine aboard the M.V. Hamilton Star

Sunset Cruise and Dine aboard the M.V. Hamilton Star

Come on board the M.V Hamilton Star for a captivating sunset dinner. Relax and watch the shoreline slip away as you cruise through the Whitsunday Islands. When at anchor, enjoy a delicious dinner prepared freshly on board, and to top off your evening cruise back to shore looking out to a starlit night sky from one of the many outdoor seating areas.

Your evening includes:

A welcome drink served on arrival.
Total two and a half hour experience.
One-hour scenic cruise to take in the stunning Whitsundays sunset.
A two course la carte seated dinner at anchor in a secluded bay.
Fully licensed bar on board for alcoholic and non-alcoholic purchases, along with a delicious cocktail menu.
Various outside decks on board to view the stunning vista.

Indicative rates

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$95 $95

Hamilton Island Coastal Cruise

Hamilton Island Coastal Cruise

Take an afternoon to unwind in the magnificent Whitsundays. Come aboard the M.V. Hamilton Star and cruise through the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands.

Your afternoon includes:
- Two-hour sightseeing cruise through the Whitsunday Islands
- Buffet lunch included on board including salads, prawn, meats and much more
- Commentary by the crew on board as you cruise through the Whitsundays
- Puzzles and colouring kits for the kids

Indicative rates

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$59 $59

Half Day Snorkel Whitsunday Islands

Half Day Snorkel Whitsunday Islands

This half day cruise visits secluded locations within the northern section of the Whitsunday Islands which have the best fringing reef areas especially for snorkelling and diving.

Morning or afternoon tea is provided pending time of cruise.

Includes high quality Mares Diving and Snorkelling gear; wetsuits/stinger suits and flotation jackets (if required).

Indicative rates

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$140 $140

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef - Full day tour

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef - Full day tour

Experience a full-day Great Barrier Reef snorkeling adventure taking you to selected moorings around Bait Reef - the closest of the outer reef locations.

Departing at 8.45am and returning 5pm, the full day tour visits two locations within Bait Reef. A minimum of 3.5 hours is spent on location.

The reef is accessed by our premium brand new custom designed dive / snorkel vessel, Island Explorer. She has two levels of air conditioned luxury, lounge style seating, a partially shaded deck and fresh water hot and cold showers on-board. There is a full beam swim platform which makes entering and exiting the water a comfortable and easy experience.

To keep you energised all day, a delicious buffet style lunch is provided on board, as well as morning and afternoon tea.

Includes high quality Mares Diving and Snorkeling gear; wetsuits/stinger suits and flotation jackets (if required).

Indicative rates

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$240 $240

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Note: Information on listed products and services are provided by the operator and were correct at the time of publishing. Rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available prices of products and services. Please visit the operator’s website for further information. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars (AUD).