Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise To Reefworld - Airlie Beach

Overview

Do you want to experience a close encounter with the famous Great Barrier Reef, then this is it! Enjoy a cruise out to the reef, where you'll moor up next to Heart Pontoon. From this innovative and spacious pontoon, you can snorkel and dive the tropical waters until your hearts content. Top up you tan on the sun decks, see the reef up-close without getting wet with a ride on a semi-submersible, and learn about the marine life through presentations by reef experts. There's no better way to experience the reef!

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See the underwater world without getting wet
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Free snacks included
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Details about this tour

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 regions 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.

Inclusions

  • 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)

Exclusions

  • 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)
  • Massage
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Itinerary

Facilities and activities on board Reefworld include the following:

• Snorkeling gear provided
• Semi-submersible
• Underwater viewing chamber
• All you can eat buffet lunch
• Morning and afternoon tea
• Presentations by reef experts
• FREE wetsuit usage
• Sun deck for topping up your tan
• Massage (additional cost)
• Guided snorkeling tours (additional cost)
• Intro and certified diving (additional cost)
• Scenic helicopter flights (additional cost)

Additional Info

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!

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • Lucile K
    01-May-2019

    The cruise to the pontoon was ok. Staff were helpful and courteous. Morning tea was fruit and biscuits, a bit of a disappointment! Lunch was a cold buffet with assortment of salads, cold chicken and prawns which was not too bad. Afternoon tea was crackers, cheese, cabana and pickles. Free coffee and tea were available most of the day.
    The viewing of the reef in the semi-submersible was less than impressive. Grey coral with hardly any animal life there. A few fish could be viewed around the pontoon but again nothing to get exited about. All in all, a disappointing experience for the money!

  • Bethany B
    02-Oct-2018

    I have recently moved to Australia and was going to be in the Mackay area for work so I decided to extend my stay and drive to Airlie Beach to go on this cruise/trip. I went on my own and had such a fun time! I met so many nice people, the Cruise Whitsundays staff was amazing - super friendly and helpful. I opted to do the guided snorkeling and it was great, though it seemed to go very quickly. I will be doing this trip again, but I will add the scuba dive next time! Highly recommend!

  • amandajoandrews
    10-Jul-2018

    Too many people on the boat...280 max...and it was beyond full, us 5 didn't have seats. The food was awful, cold...and I found hairs everywhere... definitely not ours. 2 of us almost threw up because of it. The pontoon where the boat docks = very gross...food everywhere and hair of course. I'm gagging writing this because I remember the feeling of food under my bbare feet because the floors were so gross on the Pontoon. $200 pp for an overcrowded trip to a dead part of the Reef. Honestly saw only a few types of fish. Fun swim, but the coral was dead there...not much life. The best part wasn't apart of the trip = the whales in the open water was great. Unfortunately they were very far away.

  • Michelle A
    20-Mar-2018

    An amazing experience. Wonderful trip, loved snorkeling and the underwater boat tour.

  • Katarina L
    20-Mar-2018

    Wonderful crew and amazing view! Well taken care of : Highly recommended!

  • Eileen F
    24-Feb-2018

    We had a very nice day with the crew being very helpful, friendly and organised
    The reef was a little disappointing and bland due mainly to global warming and overuse

  • zak1962
    31-Jan-2018

    Great experience, organised really well, lunch was nice with tea and coffee afterwards served with homemade muffins, well worth the money to see the reef, an experience like none other.

  • Martine L
    02-Jan-2018

    Everything is to be lived in this tour!!! The trip to the Great Reef Barrier, the discovery of the floating Harbour there, and snorkeling or scuba diving! You can buy a picture of you patting a huge fish, quite adopted by the guide underwater. Then, you get an amazing lunch all you can eat, with just anything to eat! During the trip, you can get free coffee or tea, along with cakes, in the morning, and in the afternoon, on the way back, a little goûter. Great memory!

  • YONGIL L
    23-Sep-2017

    fantastic journey

  • Patti M
    21-Sep-2017

    The day our group of four took this tour, the boat was absolutely full. The majority of the tour is on the boat to/from the water platform at the Reef. With so many of us, it was difficult to see much of the reef--unless one was scuba diving.

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