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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

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Airlie Beach, Australia
Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get close views of the spectacular coral reef and colorful sea creatures at Australia's famous Great Barrier Reef on a full-day journey to Reefworld. The innovative and spacious pontoon provides gear, instruction and expert guides for snorkeling and diving in the tropical waters. Alternatively, observe the reef up-close without getting wet when taking a semi-submersible ride, accompanied by informative commentary by reef experts. This tour gives you the chance to experience this natural wonder and is suitable for all levels of experience.
  • Spend a half day out on the Great Barrier Reef
  • View the colorful underwater world with a semi-submersible tour
  • Free use of snorkel equipment
  • Presentations by reef experts throughout the day
  • Guided snorkel tours and scuba diving (additional cost)
  • Underwater viewing chamber and lots of activities for the kids
  • Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
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Up to 4 hours at the Outer Barrier Reef
Semi-submersible coral viewing with reef appreciation talk
Underwater viewing chamber
Buffet lunch, plus morning and afternoon tea/coffee
Use of snorkeling equipment
Environmental Management Charge (Reef tax)
Guided snorkel tours with Reef Interpreters (payable direct)
Introductory or certified dives (payable direct)
Scenic Helicopter Flights over world-famous Heart Reef (payable direct)
Photography, video or DVD of daily activities (payable direct)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

24 The Cove Road, Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) QLD 4802

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Departure Point

Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia

Hamilton Island Marina

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Departure Point

Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia

Daydream Island Marina

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Travel aboard a high-speed catamaran to a reef pontoon that boasts an underwater viewing chamber, semi-submersible and a spacious sun-deck. The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the great wonders of the natural world and a 'must-see' for any visitor to the region.

Discover the underwater wonderland of one of the region’s most acclaimed outer Great Barrier Reef sites. Enjoy sheltered snorkeling and diving all year round, with amazing colorful corals and abundant marine life.

Whether you are a first timer or an experienced diver, fully certified dive instructors ensure that you have a memorable dive. Diving on the outer Great Barrier Reef is an experience not to be missed! This colorful living reef has been evolving for millions of years and continues to grow just off the coast from the Whitsundays.

If you prefer to stay dry, you can get another perspective from the air on the optional sightseeing flight over the reef (additional expense). Or take a semi-submersible tour that lets you observe the marine world up close without setting foot in the ocean.

Your tour includes morning and afternoon tea, and buffet lunch, and round-trip transfers from the Whitsundays.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cruise Whitsundays
The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the great wonders of the natural world and a “must-see” for any visitor to the region. Formed millions of years ago, this colorful living reef continues to grow and flourish just off the coast from the Whitsundays. Hundreds of different types of fish and hard and soft coral thrive in the sheltered lagoon. Travel aboard a high-speed catamaran to an innovative reef pontoon featuring an interactive underwater viewing chamber, semi-submersible and a spacious sun-deck to lounge on. Discover the underwater wonderland of one of the region’s most acclaimed outer Great Barrier Reef sites. The colorful corals and abundance of marine life will blow you away as you enjoy sheltered snorkeling and diving all year round. Whether you are a first timer or an experienced diver, our fully certified instructors will ensure you have unforgettable dive memories. Diving on the outer Great Barrier Reef is an experience not to be missed! Morning and afternoon tea, and a sumptuous lunch are provided by award winning restaurants from Airlie Beach, taking care to base the menu on seasonality and the best produce available.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Whitsunday Islands
The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the great wonders of the natural world and a “must-see” for any visitor to the region. Formed millions of years ago, this colorful living reef continues to grow and flourish just off the coast from the Whitsundays. Hundreds of different types of fish and hard and soft coral thrive in the sheltered lagoon. Travel aboard a high-speed catamaran to an innovative reef pontoon featuring an interactive underwater viewing chamber, semi-submersible and a spacious sun-deck to lounge on. Discover the underwater wonderland of one of the region’s most acclaimed outer Great Barrier Reef sites. The colorful corals and abundance of marine life will blow you away as you enjoy sheltered snorkeling and diving all year round. Whether you are a first timer or an experienced diver, our fully certified instructors will ensure you have unforgettable dive memories. Diving on the outer Great Barrier Reef is an experience not to be missed! Morning and afternoon tea, and a sumptuous lunch are provided by award winning restaurants from Airlie Beach, taking care to base the menu on seasonality and the best produce available.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Heart Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the great wonders of the natural world and a “must-see” for any visitor to the region. Formed millions of years ago, this colorful living reef continues to grow and flourish just off the coast from the Whitsundays. Hundreds of different types of fish and hard and soft coral thrive in the sheltered lagoon. Travel aboard a high-speed catamaran to an innovative reef pontoon featuring an interactive underwater viewing chamber, semi-submersible and a spacious sun-deck to lounge on. Discover the underwater wonderland of one of the region’s most acclaimed outer Great Barrier Reef sites. The colorful corals and abundance of marine life will blow you away as you enjoy sheltered snorkeling and diving all year round. Whether you are a first timer or an experienced diver, our fully certified instructors will ensure you have unforgettable dive memories. Diving on the outer Great Barrier Reef is an experience not to be missed! Morning and afternoon tea, and a sumptuous lunch are provided by award winning restaurants from Airlie Beach, taking care to base the menu on seasonality and the best produce available.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All diving activities permit adults aged 16 years and over.
  • Nearest airports: Fly into Proserpine airport also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport (40 miles from Airlie Beach) or fly into Hamilton Island Airport
  • Please bring swimsuit, towel, protective clothing from the sun including a hat and sunblock, light jacket or sweater during the cooler months, money or credit card for optional purchases, your camera and sense of fun!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cruise Whitsundays
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    • "Free coffee and tea were available most of the day." See review
    • "There are many options on this trip - both for those who want to get wet and those who want to stay dry." See review

    Reviews

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    379 Reviews

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    star-5
    Experiences the Great Barrier Reef this way !!
    Emma_S
    , Jan 2022
    This is a bucket list item! Everything was amazing, there is so many choices of things to do. We left from Airlie Beach port. My partner and I just chose to snorkel most of the day. But you can opt to dive, You spend 3hours travelling out to the reef, 4 hours at the reef and 3 hours home. It’s ample amount of time to have heaps of fun. The food on board was great lots of options but get in quick! The scenery out there is unreal. Underwater diver takes professional photos for purchase. It was such a relaxing fun day.
    star-3
    Reef trip
    Matt_G
    , Jan 2022
    Reef visit was great. Snorkelling was awesome. However the cruise experience was a bit of a nightmare. Most of the staff looked like they didn't want to be there. The food provided....unless you push people out of the way and fight...you don't get fed. They run out of food because the clowns that push in first load up plates way more than needed. The polite people who wait nicely miss out. Then you look at people who don't even finish their plates. The bar lines are brutal. Wait times over 30 minutes.
    star-5
    Live your best life
    Anonymous
    , Nov 2021
    Everything was sensational. The trip to the reef - perfect! The staff and facilities - perfect! The buffet was absolutely brilliant and the drinks were always flowing
    star-5
    Day on the reef…. Family fun even with a seafood allergy!
    Nicole_T
    , Oct 2021
    Was a very calm day on the water, which made the boat ride out and back pleasant. The reef was a little on the brown side, so not a lot of colour in the corals minimal fish as well. But was an enjoyable day. Was a little lacking in communication with notifying about lunch being available, especially with myself having a seafood allergy. Had to always go onto the boat to get drinks as well as didn’t have the bars open on the pontoon. People also ate on the boat which put prawns everywhere and nothing was cleaned up which made it very hard for me to be able to enjoy myself. Just touching seafood sets my allergy off I don’t just have to ingest it to make me react. So I really had to be very careful and I even notified the boat company before going.
    star-5
    Beautiful reef and fish....
    Scott_M
    , Oct 2021
    Beautiful reef and fish. Great staff that help make the experience memorable. They share there love and knowledge of the ocean which makes the experience special.
    star-5
    Amazing day out on the reef
    Jacqueline_M
    , Oct 2021
    Good day on the water. Plenty of sea life and coral to explore all day. Crew were easily accessible and helpful. Buffet lunch ensured we were well fed.
    star-5
    cool fish pretty water...
    Holly_S
    , Sep 2021
    cool fish pretty water and a good day also I SAW A TURTLE. long trip from airlie port to the reef but it was so worth it. such a beautiful reef. good food served on board. amazing customer service from all the staff members. good snack and drink options. and loads of fun!
    star-5
    Lovely day on the reef
    Hannah_R
    , Jul 2021
    Great experience with plenty of time to see the reef and participate in other activities on board. Lovely food and staff. Overall great day, would recommend.
    star-5
    Worth every cent
    Sanchito_B
    , Jul 2021
    Snorkeling & the semisubmarine ride. People organising the tours were fantastic. The instructors were informative and had all the patience in the world. The booking process was seamless.
    star-5
    See tips above
    Peter_M
    , Jul 2021
    Amazingly beautiful Reef and fish. Helpful friendly crew and nice food along the way 😊 well worth the money 5/5 from me.
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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