The ultimate outer Great Barrier Reef trip
This incredible full day experience lets you enjoy an outstanding range of interactive Great Barrier Reef Adventures.
The day trip to our pontoon departs Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island every day, journeying past spectacular islands enroute to the outer Great Barrier Reef.
Once at the reef, board our incredible interactive pontoon and spend the day exploring the colourful underwater world of magnificent corals, colourful fish and marine life.
Cruise Whitsundays operates a range of comfortable cruising vessels to the Great Barrier Reef. All of our vessels are high speed catamarans with spacious air conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating.
All this sea air makes you hungry! Throughout the day curb your hunger with morning and afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch. Fish D'Vine, a leading restaurant 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.
Daily Departure & Return Times
|Port of Airlie||8:00 AM||6:10 PM|
|Hamilton Island||9:00 AM||5:00 PM|
COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. Return times are when the vessel arrives back at island resort or mainland. NOTE: Changes may occur due to flight schedule changes and other factors. Where a Day Cruise is cancelled we will send notification to the contact details provided at the time of your booking. Itinerary is subject to prevailing weather and sea conditions including tides, wind, swell, sun and rain. The vessel's Master must at his discretion determine the most appropriate course to ensure acceptable levels of safety and comfort for passengers, crew and other vessels.
The following prices are per person
|Great Barrier Reef Adventure||from 1 April 2017|
|Child (4 - 14)||$120|
|Coach Transfers||from 1 April 2017|
|Child (4 - 14)||$7|
|NOTE: most Airlie accommodation is within walking distance to Port of Airlie. Coach transfers are however an option.|
Prices are in AUD and per person. Please note a online administration fee of 1.5% (MasterCard, Visa and Debit Card) and 2.8% (Amex, China Union Pay) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.
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 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) for the management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
There's plenty to do at the Great Barrier Reef.
Highlights & Inclusions
- Unbelievable snorkelling with all gear provided
- Guided snorkelling tours*
- Introductory and certified diving*
- Scenic helicopter flights*
- An innovative and spacious reef pontoon
- Underwater viewing chamber
- All you can eat buffet lunch
- Morning and afternoon tea
- Presentations by reef experts
- FREE wetsuit and stinger suit usage
- Sun deck for topping up your tan
What to bring
- Swimwear and towel
- Protective clothing, hat and sunscreen lotion
- Your camera and a sense of fun!
- Light jacket/sweater for windy or cool days
- Money/credit card for optional purchases such as dives, massages or a helicopter flight
Did you know it is common to see whales on the way to the reef during the months of July to September?
To ensure the reef will be preserved for the future generations all our activities and operations are designed to follow higher standard of environmental practices. We hold an Advanced Eco Certificate for our Great Barrier Reef Adventures.
Check out our daily weather report from Hardy Reef.