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Make your own way to the port at either Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island. Traveling aboard a high-speed catamaran, set sail across the Coral Sea and enjoy dramatic views of the Whitsunday Islands and the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Great Barrier Reef along the way.

Arrive at the Reefworld pontoon, anchored along the Hardy Reef, where you’ll have four hours to spend at your leisure. Dive in to swim and snorkel, cruise around the coral gardens on a semi-submersible submarine, or spot tropical fish and marine life from the underwater observatory. Morning and afternoon tea, and a delicious buffet lunch, are also included.

For an even more memorable experience, sign up for one of the many optional activities, such as a guided snorkeling or scuba diving excursion, a thrilling helicopter flight over the reef, or even a relaxing massage.

After a day discovering the reef, cruise back to Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island, where your tour ends.

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Overview
The Reefworld pontoon, off the coast of Australia’s Whitsunday Islands, provides spectacular viewing opportunities along the Great Barrier Reef. On this tour, enjoy swimming and snorkeling amid colorful corals, spot marine life from the underwater observatory, and tuck into a delicious buffet lunch. Optional activities include scuba diving excursions, semi-submersible boat tours, and helicopter flights.
Highlights
  • Incredible views of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands 
  • Stellar viewing ops: snorkeling, submarine, underwater observatory
  • Family-friendly tour: optional activities suitable for all ages and abilities
  • Includes lunch and round-trip transport from Airlie Beach/Hamilton Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth the cost

If you come all of the way to Hamilton Island, spend the extra and go out to the Barrier Reef. The snorkeling is amazing. We saw whales on the way out to the reef, which was an added bonus.

Thank Russ1470
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing! But not if you get sea sick easy!

Basically this trip was amazing and I don't regret a single part of it! But if you get sea sick, be sure to take tablets beforehand because its a long way out! You spend about 4 hours on the boat to get there, and then...More

1  Thank Adina M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awwsome day at the reefs

Had an awesome day with this cruise, the crew was very well organised and freindly, especially Nathan who was super freindly and helpful with advice on best spots to go too. I would definitely do this cruise again.

Thank domz79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great fun trip in one day

Really enjoyed it, fun day trip, crews were very friendly and helpful, when I did it it wasn’t sunny so color of water was bit too dark but it was fun. If was sunny that would be more amazing. Overall is worth the money.

Thank PatihA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Not to be missed

Had a great day cruising to the Great Barrier Reef with Whitsunday cruises. It was a 3 hour boat trip to the reef. The staff on the boat were brilliant. So helpful and friendly, couldn’t do enough for the guests on board. Lunch was very...More

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Gloria W
18 August 2018|
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Response from kan_canberra | Reviewed this property |
This is a cruise to reefworld pontoon. Theres hardly any walking involved. Youre in a ferry then on the pontoon for about 3-4 hours. there is time to relex over lunch there. if you good swimmers then very good snokelling... More
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Balaji V
7 April 2018|
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Response from Mike P | Reviewed this property |
We went by Catamaran so no idea re the use of a helicopter
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