SHOREX AUSTRALIA impressed by destination

Last week, James Coughlan, founder of Cruise ground handling company, Shorex Australia visited our destination for the first time.  Visiting from his Cairns base (flying direct BONZA Cairns to Rocky), Shorex Australia is one of five (5) ground handling companies offering shore excursions to the Cruise industry in Australia. James formally worked for Intercruises after working on cruise liners, so he has extensive experience in the Cruise Industry which is growing at a rapid rate.

Capricorn Enterprise is pro-actively demonstrating that we have the right experiences to showcase to the Expedition (i.e. smaller) cruise liners to dock in Keppel Bay, tendering their passengers to Great Keppel Island or the mainland on shore excursions. 

James was extremely impressed by the natural beauty of Great Keppel Island and the variety of water activities on offer including Funtastic Cruises (Kraken), Keppel Dive and Freedom Fast Cats (glass bottom boat and Tender service), Great Keppel Island Hideaway for meals and drinks.

On the Capricorn Coast, experiences visited included Keppel Bay MarinaCapricorn CavesCooberrie Park Wildlife SanctuaryCapricorn Dinosaur Park & Mini GolfFerns HideawayKoorana Crocodile FarmHigh Valley Dawn Permaculture FarmYeppoon Lagoon and much more.

Working in collaboration with our RTO partner GAPDL (Gladstone Area Promotion Development Ltd), CEO Mary Carroll delivered James to Gladstone, where he continued with the inspection of the Gladstone Ports/East Shores precinct, then onto the Town of 1770 to inspect experiences suitable for shore excursions for the much larger ships (such as P&O) which can dock at the Gladstone Cruise Terminal.  Experiences included Wards Brewery, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Boyne Island/Tannum Sands, Calliope Historical Village,  1770 Dive Spear & Sport, Katrina’s Bar, 1770 LARC! Tours.

Working with the Australian Cruise Association, we are already planning another ‘mega famil with other ground handling companies as well as key cruise companies in July.

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