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Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour

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Airlie Beach, Australia
Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour
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icon1 hour 10 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

If you’d like to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet, this 70-minute glass-bottomed boat tour is ideal. Suitable for kids, grandparents, and everyone in between, you’ll see tropical fish, amazing coral, turtles, and other sea life at the reefs near Airlie Beach. Learn about the marine ecosystem through live on-board commentary.
  • Pick-up from Base Backpackers is included
  • Chill out and escape the heat on a shaded boat
  • Safety equipment is provided
  • A fun and informative tour that’s suitable for the whole family
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FREE Pick up from Base Backpackers
70 Minute guided Glass Bottom Boat Discovery Tour
Funny and informative commentary about the reef
Fully shaded vessel
All safety equipment
Parking Fees
Restroom on board

Departure Point

336 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

Outside base backpackers on the main street of Airlie beach 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • please meet at base back packers 30 minutes before tour departure time.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 93 steps to get onto glass bottom boat Currently, Shute Harbour is going through a major construction until October 15, 2021, there will be 93 steps we have to go down to get to the boat and the same number of steps on return from the boat. All guests need to be aware of this and need to be Physically fit to get up and down the stairs (no strollers, no walkers, or major health problems)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pioneer Adventures Whitsundays

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour.

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  • "Nice tour for children as they enjoyed looking for fish ." See review

Reviews

4.5
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53 Reviews

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star-5
Excellent
Katherine_M
, Sep 2021
The crew were amazing, the banter between them was entertaining and we saw turtles, fish and beautiful coral.
star-4
Fun and interesting
Brian
, Aug 2021
Relaxed and informative. People running the tour were friendly happy to share details and interesting facts.
star-2
Dissapointed
Joanie
, Jul 2021
Disappointed with the viewing of the reef and the organizing was also poor. Tour operators seemed tired and unmotivated, maybe the time of day that the tour was and that should not have been the case. Also, noticed on further research that we could have paid less for the same tour.
star-4
Glass bottom boat
Taleah_W
, Jul 2021
Great experience. Tour guide was awesome and went out of his way to try find us turtles. Was all round a good experience. Only downside was expected to at least leave the harbour so for what it was, I thought was expensive. But still a good experience.
star-5
Awesome Experience
Edwina
, Jul 2021
Awesome experience, amazing to see the coral and sea life just under the boat, great for families and groups and couples! I will never forget this experience over the Great Barrier reef.
star-5
Great Service
Debbie_S
, Jul 2021
This was a reasonably priced trip with pick up and drop off included. Customer service is great and got to see plenty of reef and fish. One of the cleanest viewing windows I have seen on a glass bottom boat. Highly recommend
star-5
Awesome
Sheree
, Jul 2021
The glass bottom was nice and clean,guide friendly and knowledgeable.... Reef and fish were beautiful.
star-4
Easy reasonably priced tour weather didn’t matter
Karin_C
, Jun 2021
East tour with courtesy bus. The rainy day didn’t matter as we were under a roof . Nice tour for children as they enjoyed looking for fish . Enough information almost saw a turtle ! Lots of different reef formations and different sea levels .
star-4
Worth the money
Kristen_R
, May 2021
Guides were lovely and very accommodating to make the experience as great as they could. We had a 9 year old and 14 year old and they both loved the experience.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
excellent
Steve_M
, May 2021
excellent small tour picked up from the resort friendly driver plenty of room on the boat and some very nice coral formations seen definitely recomend
1 traveler found this review helpful

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