This was a fun and great tour led by our guide Adrian. The snorkeling was a surprise hit and well led. I do wish time permitted a greater exploration of the island but the ferry schedule limits this. Two ideas for making this better: 1 the equipment and facilities of the company need improvement. The male wetsuits were tattered and old. The campsight where we had lunch was very poorly maintained with trash strewn throughout the eating area. 2 the lunch was of poor quality as has been mentioned in other reviews. It's not that difficult to put together a decent lunch. Instead, soggy sandwhiches and generic store brand cookies, granola bars, and soft drinks - and again, consumed in a poorly maintained camp area was a bad experience.
The tour guide was great and accommodating. The provided lunch was not very substantial (it probably cost $2.00) nor healthy (small deli meat sandwich and a side of donuts and cookies).
What an adventure! From the ride into the island to the sandboarding. It was great. I opted for kayaking instead of snorkeling and had a blast. Others that snorkeled near the ship wreck saw some really cool stuff. Highly recommended!
russ United Kingdom
An action-packed day with snorkelling being the main event. It was hard work swimming out to the wrecks, round them and back against the current. Andrew, the guide/driver, knew his stuff and helped less able swimmers. This is for serious action-people only - there is no chance of a rest half way round as it is deep water. A chance to get away from boring coach tours. You will be wet, covered in sand and bounced around in a 4x4 car as your drive along the beach for miles. You stay in your swimmers all day. No toilets (hole in the ground, or wait for the ferry). No roads - hence need for 4x4. Bring sunscreen (waterproof), insect repellent, towel, swimmers and flip-flops as these make it easy as there are no changing facilities.
I thoroughly recommend this tour. Small group of eight on the day worked well, any more and the 4x4 would be too cramped.
The picture associated with this tour is misleading - I wouldn't recommend it if younger than 17.
We didn't get to sandboard as it had been raining so we did a tour of the island instead. I think the day varies based on tides, weather and participants.
Had the best day. The tour guide was great, kept the group laughing and having a good time. Awesome experience, awesome place, totally recommend. Would do it every weekend given the chance
the tour was snorkeling gear included.My friend and I enjoyed the trip. The tour guide Andrew was kind and professional. Sandboarding was awesome although after couple of times climb up to the top of dune required good muscle workouts. lol. the whole island does not have proper road so we were sitting back of 4WD and enjoyed humps n bumps that we felt. The snorkeling near 15 shipwreck was the most memorable event for me. It was my first ever snorkeling so Andrew gave me a life jacket to put on so I was comfortably and safely did snorkeling. This trip has only two activities: sandboarding and snorkeling but from morning 7am for pick up to 7pm to drop off at Roma street bus stop 125, it was pretty busy day. The tour price was very reasonable which included picnic lunch. It is worth to go there with this tour! I would like to go there again!
Tour guides were good characters. Heaps of fun. Highly recommended
The activities were fun, the guide was informative and friendly, and the pace of the trip was relaxing and not too rush. I had a great experience!
My teenage son and I went on this excursion. I must admit I was a bit nervous since I don't snorkel. First of all, we were picked up punctually and made our way to the MICAT for the ferry ride over. Our driver, Nathan made us feel very comfortable and had a great sense of humour. The ferry ride overe was great. once we arrived, snorkeling was first on the agenda due to the tides. I passed on the snorkeling and walked on the beach and swam but my son, who had never snorkel led before, did it. He enjoyed the snorkeling tremendously. While Nathan made lunch for us on e beach, we swam and kayaked. Then off to the Desert for sandboarding. The drive there was an adventure in itself but the driver was very careful and it was fun, rocking and rolling!
The sand dune was huge but Nathan gave us all very good instructions on how to do it safely. I am not a daredevil but I even did it twice and loved it!! We then drove back to the beach to catch the ferry back. It was an amazing day. I am so glad we did it!!
Nathan was very good narrating along the drive and letting us know what we were seeing, where we we going. I would highly recommend this trip to all. It was a beautiful day!
This tour was fantastic and alot of fun. I highly recommend it. The ship ruins are really cool and an unique experience to snorkel through.
This was absolutley one of THE BEST tours we did while over in Australia! Rhen was our tour guide and he was AMAZING! He kept us entertained while driving to the ferry, he was very knowledgable. I felt very safe with his driving and instruction. He went sand boarding with us and showed us how to do it (awesome), we even did a 11 person pyramid on the sandboards! He made us lunch while we showered and got cleaned up, then he took us to scuba dive around the ship wreckage. Once again, I felt very safe snorkeling, we all stayed in a group and he was very helpful and informative. GREAT TOUR, well worth the money paid!
This is a worthwhile trip. Our guide Nathan was excellent. His knowledge and guidance was second to none. The highlight of the trip was the sandboarding, which Nathan gave handy tips to enjoy the ride. 5 starts to our guide Nathan who make the trip enjoyable.
This tour was fabulous! My tour guide Nathan was great and very knowledgable! Sandboarding was a blast! Snorkeling was nice, and Nathan put together a ver nice lunch spread for us as well...I highly recommend it- Shari from NY- USA
Great trip. Our group was 15 people, all mid-20s and it was a casual, fun environment. I stayed in Brisbane for a few days after a work trip to the city, and this very memorable part of my stay. Fun tour guides, healthy lunch provided, and overall a fun time and good way to meet people.
Excellent, we had a great time...thanks so much to Ollie and Nathan great tour guides. An experience to last a lifetime.:)
This excursion was great! The sand surfing was a lot of fun, and very different. We had a wonderful day, good lunch, a nice trip to Moreton. Highly recommend.
An amazing trip. Saw TONS of fish while snorkeling at the shipwreck, tried sandboarding for the first time, and had a good lunch at a camp on the island. I definitely recommend it for anyone!
Kinjal Basu India
It was the best ever!!! The Snorkeling and sandboarding were immensely fun! Would love to those again!
This trip was great! The snorkelling was so much fun and sandboarding was cool too! Our guide Steve was very informative and good to talk to. He made the whole trip even better, such a fun and respectful tour guide.
We had a great time especially the sand boarding. It was quite an experience and we would had gone for more if not because of the hassle of getting to the top for another go. As for the snorkeling, it's simply awesome to swim among the shipwrecks and colorful fishes and corals.
Great day out of city filled with sand tobogganing, swimming in ocean and lake with a little sightseeing. Day flew by and was rushed at times. Would highly suggest a two day trip to fully enjoy the island. If you only have time for a day, hold on for a bumpy, yet beautiful day driving on beaches and sand tracks.
It was really an awesome experience especially the sand boarding. I had a lot of fun. Hope there was more time to do that though. Our guide was great and helpful too! It's definitely a must-try and perfect match of sun sand and sea!