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GREAT BARRIER REEF ADVENTURES - FULL DAY

Experience the ultimate outer Great Barrier Reef trip with Cruise Whitsundays! Discover the underwater wonderland of magnificent corals, colourful fish and marine life.


FULL DAY CRUISE

 


We have two pontoons at two different reef sites. The majority of our day cruises visit Hardy Reef, but if you're booking large groups or visting on a cruise ship, we will usually take you to Knuckle Reef Lagoon. The pontoons have a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities. There is undercover seating and tables, sun decks for topping up the tan, freshwater showers, change rooms and full access to the air conditioned comfort of our reef vessel. There are numerous ways to explore the reef, from the underwater viewing chamber, to the semi-submersible submarines, or snorkelling like a fish beneath the sea!

The pontoons are adjacent to coral walls, the length of which you can explore. The sites have their own ecosystem with magnificent corals and a diversity of marine life found only in sheltered areas, providing a unique world for you to explore. The prolific fish life will surprise and delight you - especially the giant groper!

Lunch options

Morning tea, afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch are included. Leading and award winning restaurants from Airlie Beach supply our catering, taking care to base the menu on seasonality and the best produce available. Free tea and coffee is available and there is also a bar onboard serving a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks.

Getting there

We operate a range of purpose-built reef vessels, designed with the Great Barrier Reef in mind. All are high speed catamarans with spacious air-conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating. The journey to and from the reef is all part of the experience. You'll pass spectacular islands and bays and at certain times of the year you'll have the chance to spot whales and other wild life.

Our care for the environment

Cruise Whitsundays has a strong environmental ethic. We believe the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays natural environment are the most important aspects of our operation. We want to ensure the reef will be preserved for the future, so our activities and operations are designed to follow world-best environmental practices.

Advanced Eco Certification
Cruise Whitsundays Environmental Certificate
Cruise Whitsundays has an Advanced Eco Certificate for Great Barrier Reef Adventures. Find out more about how Cruise Whitsundays cares for the environment.

 

 

"We were in absolute awe of the beauty of the reef. The entire operation and the professional crew helped make for a wonderful experience!"
D & S Clark

 

 

Great Barrier Reef Map

 


Great Barrier Reef Adventures

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Highlights & Inclusions

  • Unbelievable snorkeling with all gear provided
  • Guided snorkelling tours (additional cost)
  • Intro and certified diving (additional cost)
  • Scenic helicopter flights (additional cost)
  • An innovative and spacious reef pontoon
  • Semi-submersible
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Activities for the kids
  • All you can eat buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Presentations by reef experts
  • FREE wetsuit usage
  • Sun deck for topping up your tan
  • Complimentary coach pickup and drop off on the mainland
  • Massage (additional cost)

What to bring

  • Sunblock
  • Swimwear and Towel
  • Protective clothing from the sun including a hat
  • Light jacket/sweater during cooler months
  • Money / credit card for optional purchases
  • Your camera and a sense of fun!

Prices

ADULT
$225
CHILD (4 to 14 years old)
$99


Prices are valid for travel until 31 March 2015.

Great Barrier Reef Environmental Management Charge (EMC)

Included in your cruise fare is a per head fee which goes to the Government. The money collected is used by the Authority for the management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Daily Departure times
Times valid for travel from 6 April.

  DEPARTS RETURNS
Abel Point 8:00am 6:00pm
Daydream Island 7:40am 5:45pm
Long island 7:15am 5:50pm
Hamilton Island 9:00am 5:00pm

Return times are when the vessel arrives back at island resort or mainland.

FREE courtesy coach transfers from local area accommodation to/from Abel Point, just 5 minutes from Airlie Beach. Pick up times advised when booking.

Guests departing from Daydream and Long Island depart by vessel to join the reef vessel at Hamilton Island.

NOTE: times are subject to change. Please confirm departure times prior to travel.

Great Barrier Reef Adventures Brochure - for guests staying at Hamilton Island


Great Barrier Reef Adventures Brochure - for guests staying at Airlie Beach, Daydream or Long Islands

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