July 2016 - Andrew, Family and Friends from Australia
"Well, we just arrived home after an amazing week with our new friends on Aroona. We miss them so much we almost...well kinda...would like to be steaming back to Cairns with them now instead of being back home!! I can't thank you all enough for sharing your passion for the GBR with my family and their friends. The experience we shared will be a life changing thing for many of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
June 2016 - Bob and Family from America
"Thanks to Aroona and crew for a great time on our expidition. The snorkelling and diving was awesome. Joe, Jared, Hannah and Steve were fun to be with and I can't compliment them enough, our whole family appreciated their hospitality."
November 2015 - Beau and Friends from China
"What else can we describe, the most exciting trip to the Great Barrier Reef. One word, Heaven! Thanks to Ross, Steve, Hanna and Adam, excellent job!"
August 2015 - Anthony and Family
"Everything and everyone was wonderful!! Had a great and relaxing time and enjoyed the delicious food and company!"
"Wonderful trip. Thanks to Steve for the wonderful cooking, food and jokes, Mel for keeping us and the kids entertained and waiting on us all day, Joe for the wonderful diving and use of GoPro and Rich for captaining the ship and ensuring everything was safe."
"Everything was wonderful, especially the crew, they made sure everyone was able to enjoy the cruise."
Dec 2014 - Greg and Family from America
"Thank you for a wonderful trip! All of us had a great time and we appreciate your ability to entertain all the "factions" and keep everyone engaged. The snorkelling, fishing and "seabobbing" were all fantastic. The food was delicious (thanks Cam)! We created a lot of wonderful memories."
Dec 2014 - Casey and Family from America
"Bicks, as an educated marine biologist enhanced our snorkelling experience beyond our greatest expectations. Without this trained eye and knowledge of the coral reef our experience would have been half as pleasurable. All the crew bent over backwards to make our trip/voyage an unforgettable pleasure."
Nov 2014 - Brad and Friends from America
"We had an AMAZING, WICKED, SICK trip on the Aroona these past 8 days! Richard, Cam, Paula and Joe attend to our every need. The diving was spectacular, the food was divine, and we were well pampered. This was a trip we'll never forget. Thank you crew for all your spoiling!"
The Barry Family
"Dear Ross, Joe, Christian, Steve & Kathryn – Thank you for an amazing week! This was a trip of a lifetime for us and we have made memories that will fill us for a lifetime. These vacations are so precious to our family and words just cannot describe how beautiful, fun, and important this was to us. You all are an amazing crew and we are so fortunate to find you! I can’t imagine exploring the G.B.R. with anyone else. Thank you for going out of your way to make sure our week was perfect! Thank you for the memories of a lifetime! Love Michelle"
"Ross – Thank you for an amazing week. Every day exceeded any expectations I had before we arrived. This was truly a trip of a lifetime. The memories that we will take with us are priceless. Thank you. Sean"
July 2013 - Richard
As the whales glide beside & below us there is an intense emotion of awe, majesty, calmness, safety, compassion, quietness, love, inquisitiveness, & assuredness while at the same time being totally helpless & at the mercy of the whales & the ocean, & as a guest in their realm.
Because the whales are so awesome we tend to forget about the amazing diving & snorkeling around the Ribbon reefs as well as the Cod hole, Pinnacle & Lighthouse. Our group had experienced & novice divers, as I was a novice I can say that Dean did a great job instilling confidence into us all & guiding us around the underwater garden. The food from chef Dean was excellent, & our deckie Wazza was a big help & a lot of fun.
Assoc. Professor Jamie Seymour - Faculty of Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns Campus
"I would just like to pass on my thoughts about Aroona when we used her and her Crew last year and I’d appreciate it if you could pass them on to the owner. I had the pleasure of using Aroona for several occasions last year and without exception it was a magic experience. You have one of the best Skippers I’ve ever been to sea with in charge, and you guys should be justly proud of him. Put that with a great crew and a magic boat and, well you already know this, but you guys have an awesome product!"