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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

  • 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
Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld
From US$194.74
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Airlie Beach
Departs Port of Airlie at 8am -- you must check-in at least 30-minutes prior. Returns to Port of Airlie at approximately 6:10pm
Hamilton Island
Departs Hamilton Island at 9am. Returns to Hamilton Island at approximately 5pm
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.
What to Expect

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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1 - 5 of 71 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Spectacular day at the reef!

We (couple) booked the full day trip to the Great Barrier Reef departing 9am from Hamilton Island. The day was organised perfectly, the boat was great, the meals were tasty and the staff were friendly and very helpful. The 10min helicopter flight was brilliant and...More

Thank mat_huber
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Don’t go if you don’t like crowds

We went 2 certified divers. The day is quite expensive when you add dives. A small company would have suited us better. Whilst the staff were lovely, if felt like a production line due to the large number of people.The meal was great. Highlights were...More

1  Thank Gldalice
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day out

Best snorkeling we have done and reef is beautiful except for a couple of discoulored sections. Additional activities available and staff very experienced and friendly. Recommend but a bit pricy.

Thank Vix1959
Reviewed 1 week ago
Gorgeous must see day trip!

This was our first trip to Australia and the Great Barrier Reef was topping our list. This tour did not disappoint. It is a long boat ride to the reef, but even with 2 small children it went quickly and was completely enjoyable. The ship...More

Thank Amie G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Reef, snorkle & fish plus lunch equals a great day out

We enjoyed the day trip to Hardy Reef. The highlight was definitely snorkeling over the reef, although the section of the reef we saw was virtually all brown and washed out. I thought there would have been more colour in the coral. There were several...More

Thank MegDaz
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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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