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EVENTS IN THE WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS

Cruise Whitsundays offers a modern fleet of vessels that provide an impressive location for
a unique wedding, your next corporate event or private charter. Why not make your next event one to be remembered by leaving a lasting impression?

 

WEDDINGS ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

A wedding venue like no other! Cruise onboard a dedicated, comfortable and modern vessel to Hardy Reef – home to world famous Heart Reef – and say ‘I Do’ with the backdrop of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. This is a truly unique opportunity to create an incredible dream wedding day. Event design specialists prepare the exclusive use reef pontoon areas to complement the natural beauty of the surrounds with tasteful and classic décor. An elegant wedding arch on the upper deck is the location for the vows, and the lower deck overlooking the surrounding coral is set for formal sit down or cocktail style receptions. After drinks, speeches and dancing guests enjoy a sunset cruise back through the Whitsunday Islands while the newlyweds have a romantic evening in the private King Suite at Reefsleep. The perfect end to a perfect day.

Cruise Whitsundays was excited to launch Weddings on the Great Barrier Reef in April 2014, now taking bookings for 2014 and 2014 weddings.

 

Wedding package inclusions

Bride and Groom

  • Scenic flight over the world famous romantic icon, Heart Reef
  • Wedding night accommodation on the Outer Reef, in the Reefworld bridal suite
  • Sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival
  • Dinner for two in the underwater observatory
  • A day to experience the Great Barrier Reef – including breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Transfers back to Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island

Ceremony

  • Exclusive use of Reefworld II pontoon at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Classic and elegant wedding arch on the upper deck
  • White aisle carpet
  • 20 Italian white wedding chairs
  • White chiffon draping encircling your ceremony venue

Reception

  • Exclusive use of Reefworld II pontoon at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Classic white chiffon styling
  • All tables clothed in crisp white linen
  • White Italian wedding chairs
  • White napkins
  • Event mood lighting

Guests (up to 150)

  • Exclusive vessel charter of Sea Odyssey, a modern two level catamaran featuring large outdoor viewing decks, air conditioning, food preparation area and a licensed bar for the cruise to and from the Great Barrier Reef
  • Sunset cruise return journey to Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island
  • A unique experience and a day to remember on the Great Barrier Reef
  • This package includes up to 150 guests, however up to 300 guests can be accommodated in a customised package – please ask us for more information.

Weddings on the Great Barrier Reef can be booked from Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island Resort and Spa, or Breakfree Long Island Resort. For more information or to enquire about making a booking, please contact our in-house Wedding Coordinator weddings@cruisewhitsundays.com

Marry at Great Barrier Reef Heart Reef Wedding at Great Barrier Reef

 


PRIVATE CHARTERS, BUSINESS EVENTS AND INCENTIVES

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Great Barrier Reef Events - Capacity up to 300

The Whitsundays is well renowned for the Great Barrier Reef and the blue waters of the Whitsunday Islands and there is no better place to bring some ‘natural inspiration’ to your corporate or business event, incentive program or just your private event!

Cruise Whitsundays is excited to launch ‘Great Barrier Reef Events’ situated at Hardy Reef – home to world famous Heart Reef. Located beside a spectacular wall of coral and surrounded by hundreds of species of fish, the ‘Reefworld II’ pontoon is a truly unique and impressive event space. Suitable for conferences, meetings and corporate events and with the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef as the backdrop, this pontoon can be booked for exclusive use.

The journey to the Reef Pontoon is onboard a modern, high speed catamaran. This vessel will offer exclusive use for your group as you travel past some of the picturesque Whitsunday Islands and out to the reef.

The full day charter can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Our event design and AV specialists are available to assist with your requirements.

Proposed itinerary

9:00am: Scenic cruise to the outer Great Barrier Reef
11:00am: Arrival at the Great Barrier Reef. You will have 5 hours on the pontoon where you can shape your itinerary. There are facilities for breakout workshop style meetings, theatre style presentations, or cocktail/networking style functions.
12:45pm: Lunch can be served to fit within your schedule, seated on the lower deck or standing on the upper deck
3:45pm: The upper deck is a lovely spot for closing speeches, presentations or ceremonies before depature.
4:00pm: Sunset cruise back through the Whitsunday Islands to return

The day does not have to be all about business when you are out at the Reef, with plenty of opportunity to go snorkelling, swim with the abundant marine life or simply relax on the upper deck and take in the view.

These events can be booked from either Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island Resort and Spa or Breakfree Long Island Resort.

Reef Underwater viewing at Reef Snorkel at Reef

 

 

Great Barrier Reef Adventures to Knuckle Reef Lagoon - Capacity up to 300

One of the great natural wonders of the world and it’s right here on our doorstep. It is the ultimate outing for your conference or incentive group. Cruise on board one of the Whitsundays’ premier day cruise vessels to Knuckle Reef, acclaimed as a spectacular and protected Great Barrier Reef site. Explore the underwater wonderland and be held in awe by the magnificent corals and abundance of fish and other marine life.

This pontoon is the newest and most innovative design. It is spacious with a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities. There is undercover seating and tables, sun decks, freshwater showers, change rooms and you have full access to the air conditioned comfort of your vessel alongside the pontoon. It features Queensland’s largest and most spectacular underwater viewing chamber (you’ll feel like you are in the water with the fish) and an awesome waterslide – the first of its kind on the Great Barrier Reef. Located inside Knuckle Reef Lagoon the pontoon is ideally situated in shallower waters with protection from the surrounding sea conditions. Protected as it is, it has its own ecosystem with magnificent corals and a diversity of marine life not found in more open areas. It provides a unique world for you to explore – be it by Subsea Adventure, snorkelling or diving.

Dive at kuckle reef who you'll meet knuckle reef

 

 

Camira Day Sailing Adventure - Capacity up to 80

Sail through the spectacular Whitsunday Islands onboard our high-speed sailing catamaran, Camira. This fully inclusive day cruise visits world-famous Whitehaven Beach.

State of the art design combines with the grace of sail to produce one of the world’s fastest commercial sailing catamarans. Cruising through the waters of Australia’s favourite maritime playground, Camira is the ultimate day sailing experience.

Swimming, snorkelling, beautiful beaches and bays, a superb barbecue lunch and the thrill of performance sailing - put it all together and you have the most varied, exciting day available.

'Camira' can carry up to 80 passengers to Whitehaven Beach or offers breakfast and sunset cruises. An ideal option for incentive and team building events.

Camira Camira Whitehaven Beach

 

Island Escape Day Cruises & Tailor Made Itineraries - Capacity up to 200

We can assist in tailor making your perfect activity/excursion with the ‘wow’ factor to cater specifically for your group.

We offer an amazing range of day cruises throughout the Whitsunday Islands and to Whitehaven Beach. You'll be sure to find something that is ideal for your groups needs or you can charter one of our many flexible vessels and create your own itinerary!

fd Islands Whitehaven Beach

 

For more information on Corporate charters, business events, incentives or group booking, including quotes and bookings contact our Groups Coordinator:

ph: +61 7 4946 6102 email: groups@cruisewhitsundays.com

 

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