Townsville North Queensland tourism operator, Aquascene Charters Magnetic Island, has been named as one of only two Australian businesses in the recent TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice ‘Best of the Best’ Awards.
Recognising the best activities you can do around the world, as voted by traveller reviews, TripAdvisor’s 'Best of the Best' 2021 winners include experiences from New Zealand, Brazil, USA, Puerto Rico, UK, Turkey, Vietnam, Italy, the Caribbean, Slovenia, Costa Rica, India, the UAE, and Thailand; with only one other Australian experience making the list.
As a small family owned and operated business, Aquascene Charters duo Stephanie and Adam Hinks devote themselves to sharing the best their Magnetic Island home has to offer, and were humbled to receive the international accolade in recognition of their life’s work.
Owner/operator Stephanie Hinks said being named alongside international operators of such a high calibre came as an absolute shock, and a truly humbling reward for their dedication to sharing the beauty of Magnetic Island.
“We were stunned that our little family business had made such a big list and is being acknowledged by a global brand like TripAdvisor,” Ms Hinks said.
“When you love what you do the days never feel like work, but to have our work rewarded in such a way is really wonderful.”
“Sharing our passion for Magnetic Island and educating tourists on the Great Barrier Reef and the surrounding natural environment is so important to us, and I think by travellers choosing us it continues to show us how important eco-tourism experiences are, and how transformative they can be - we are proud to play a small part of that.”
Aquascene Charters specialises in scenic and educational trips around North Queensland’s own Magnetic Island, taking people to secluded bays and beaches, fringing reef to snorkel and interact with marine life, all while sharing stories of the island’s important cultural and environmental history.
Also named as part of the Travellers’ Choice Top Things to Do Awards 2021, a further 29 Townsville North Queensland operators have also received the accolade, having consistently earnt great reviews and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.