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Explore Group - On the Edge Sailing

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Address: Front Street | Hamilton Island Marina, 4803, Australia (Formerly On the Edge - Cruise Indigo)
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+61 7 4946 9664
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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An exhilarating sailing experience aboard On the Edge - our custom designed...

An exhilarating sailing experience aboard On the Edge - our custom designed sailing catamaran.Designed specifically for sailing adventures throughout the Whitsunday Islands. On the Edge operates full & half days and evening sunset cruises departing from Hamilton Island.

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Well run. Friendly knowledgeable staff

We went to Great Barrier with Explore to snorkel and scuba dive. Boat is reasonable and best of all is not crowded so we were able to spread out. The crew were friendly helpful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Debvr
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Great Barrier with Explore to snorkel and scuba dive. Boat is reasonable and best of all is not crowded so we were able to spread out. The crew were friendly helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks guys we truly had a wonderful day on the reef with you. Note. There are other possibly cheaper alternatives. Don't do it. These... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great day with the Explore crew sailing and snorkeling Whitehaven beach. We chose the sail boat so it was less "touristy" (we had only 40 people on board versus 200+ for Cruise Whitsundays) -- the boat itself is fantastic and perfect for the short Whitehaven experience. Highly recommend Explore if you're on Hamilton Island!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are really only two operators on Hamilton Island who can offer a glimpse of the Great Barrier Reef, and Explore is the superior of the two. They offer smaller size tours -- we did two different ones and had 52 and 30 people on boat, respectively -- as opposed to the competition which books 150 on their boat. With... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff, views and food and drink. Was a little cloudy on our trip but would be stunning on a clear night for sunset. We had a great time.

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Thank 430amanda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a full day out on the water with a great crew and awesome boat this is it. The Edge was a fantastic experience, the crew was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating and the trip is run impeccably. The boat is beautiful and the ride is fun and has everything from cruising to larger waves. The day... More 

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David R, General Manager at Explore Group - On the Edge Sailing, responded to this review

Hi Zara, Thank you so much for your review! We will pass this on to our awesome staff who love to hear from you guys. Hope to see you back here soon! Thanks DR, General Manager, Explore More 

Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined the 70 ft sailing catamaran "On the Edge" for the Explore group's Sail and Snorkel trip from Hamilton Island. It was a glorious day but this meant there was little wind for sailing so we had to motor for most of the day. Captain Stu' and his team were very relaxed and welcoming and explained the plan for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A trip not to miss if you go to Hamilton Island, the crew are brilliant, the boat amazing and sailing around Hamilton Island us incredible. We saw turtles which was incredible. The hospitality is brilliant and they cannot do enough. They offer different trips we did a 5hr cruise but am sure all are brilliant.

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Thank allyty
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the afternoon sunset sail. The staff were very friendly - a joy to sail with. Highly recommended.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The sunset cruise on The Edge was included in our holiday package and we are so glad it was. We were there in peak season but the catamaran is spacious, food and drinks were yummy and the staff were great. We thoroughly enjoyed chatting to them. The day we went it had been raining all day and were made the... More 

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Tutbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic day.Crew of " On The Edge" went above and beyond to ensure everyone had an amazing day on The Great Barrier Reef.Can highly recommend this company and day out if you get the chance.From the booking with the office to sailing for the day, everything was seamless.The crew on board were so attentive and it was nice... More 

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David R, General Manager at Explore Group - On the Edge Sailing, responded to this review

Hi Jswaithes We are glad to hear you had such a great time with our crew out at Whitehaven and at Bait Reef. We will pass this review on ti our staff as we love to hear we are doing a great job. Thanks for the photos, we hope to see you back soon. Thanks, DR, General Manager More 

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