Great Barrier Reef Trips

With Australia's most treasured natural phenomenon located just outside of the Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island are perfect launch pads from which to explore the reef and all it has to offer.

Cruise Whitsundays operates large cruising catamarans between Airlie Beach, Daydream & Hamilton Islands, Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef pontoon at Reef World.

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Full Day Reef Experience

The day trip to the 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 the incredible interactive pontoon and spend the day exploring the colourful underwater world of magnificent corals, colourful fish and marine life. All of the vessels are high speed catamarans with spacious air conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating. 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 the 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.

Details
- Airlie Beach - 8.00am - 6.10pm
- Hamilton Island - 9.00am - 5.00pm
- Adults $240.00, Children $115.00
- Great Barrier Reef pontoon
- Underwater observatory
- Semi-submersible boat tours
- Use of snorkel equipment, and flotation devices
- Lunch, morning & afternoon tea included

Optional extras available for purchase on board
- Intro Diving - $139.00 first dive, $59.00 second dive
- Certified Diving - $99.00 first dive, $59.00 second dive
- Reef Safari guided snorkelling tour - Adults $55.00, Children $30.00
- Massage - from $25.00 pp
- Helicopter scenic flight - pricing available on board
- Alcoholic drinks & soft drinks available on board

 

Coach Transfers to Port of Airlie (Airlie Beach passengers only)
- Adults $10.30
- Children $5.15

 

 

 

 

Reefsleep Experience

Reefsleep lets you spend 2 full days at Reef World and 1 night sleeping under the stars. It's a truly unique experience that Cruise Whitsundays has won countless tourism awards for, and if you have the time it is unforgettable. You travel out on the Full Day Reef vessel on the first day, but when the crowds leave at 3pm you have the reef to yourself until 11am the following day, returning on the Reef vessel at 3pm. Reefsleep only allows for a maximum of 10 guests so its a very intimate experience, all meals included.

A soft hush settles over the reef... just the sound of the water, maybe a few sea birds. As dusk approaches watch for turtles surfacing or coming to nibble the seaweed around the pontoon. Watch as the sun sets over the reef while you sip your sundowner and then see the reef really come to life in the darkness of the night. You might even opt for a night dive if you're certified! Gaze up at a gazillion stars from your comfy swag set up on the top deck of the pontoon before the tranquillity of being in the middle of the ocean lulls you to sleep.

You can really make the most of enjoying the reef with such a small group and explore as much as you want!

Details
- Airlie Beach - 8.00am - 6.10pm (following day)
- Hamilton Island - 9.00am - 5.00pm (following day)
- Double Swag (2 people) $440.00 per person
- Single Swag (1 person) $440.00 per person
- Great Barrier Reef pontoon
- Underwater observatory
- Semi-submersible boat tours
- Use of snorkel equipment, and flotation devices
- All meals included
- Children must be 12 years and over

Optional extras available for purchase on board
- Intro Diving - $139.00 first dive, $59.00 second dive
- Certified Diving - $99.00 first dive, $59.00 second dive

- Night Dive (must be certified) - $150.00 
- Reef Safari guided snorkelling tour - Adults $55.00, Children $30.00
- Massage - from $25.00 pp
- Helicopter scenic flight - pricing available on board
- Alcoholic drinks & soft drinks available on board