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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

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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!
  • 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
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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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
2: Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia
3: Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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)
  • Massage
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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!
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Food was great, very filling & lots of vegetarian options and liked the all-day tea and coffee. It was disappointing that there wasn't enough room on the pontoon for everyone to enjoy using the tables and chairs so it was good to hear a new pontoon will be constructed. We felt
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Response from CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your review and feedback. We will pass your feedback onto the relevant departments to action.
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I have always wanted to visit the Great Barrier Reef as I have heard so many great things about it. I chose a last minute booking through an agent on the Main Street in Airie Beach at 7:15am and was fortunate enough to find a vacancy and departed at 8am from the port. It is
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We absolutely loved our full day at hardy reef. The snorkling was great, we also did the introductory scuba dive, shout out to Rachel who made us feel so comfortable and at ease for our first scuba dive. Loved every moment!
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Response from CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks for your review, Jennifer! We've glad to hear you enjoyed your diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
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It was a Great day out with family. The water was clear and beautiful, lots of fish to see. Staff all friendly and lovely. A lot of people snorkelling which meant bumping into a lot of others, snorkelling after lunch was less crowded. Lunch menu was not ordinary, edible
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Cruise whitsundays have got this tour down to a fine art making the whole day a seamless process. Check in was a breeze needing only to collect wrist bands. The 3 story boat left lots of room for everyone travelling to have a seat and then some. The crew were on the microphone
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