Cruise through the beautiful Whitsundays as you head to the reef. Once on the reef you get to choose to swim, snorkel, dive, jump on a semi-subersible or even a flight! There is so much to see and learn on this day out, you will fall even more in love with the area.
- Cruise through the Whitsunday Island National Park
- Enjoy snorkelling/diving (extra) and learning about the reef
- Semi-submersible Adventure with Marine Experts
- Viewing through the Underwater Observatory
- Helicopter Ride to view Heart Reef (extra)
Your tour starts with a cruise through the the beautiful Whitsundays en-route to Reefworld Pontoon. Your day will be filled with snorkelling, diving, swimming, using the many facilities like the Underwater Observatory and learning all about the reef from the Marine experts or perhaps you want to sit and relax and do nothing.
Departing from Port of Airlie or Hamilton Island, your full-day cruise of the Great Barrier Reef, begins on our high speed, luxury vessel through the Whitsunday Island National Park. Through swathes of crystal clear water, you will pass secluded bays, sandy white stretches of beach and lush tropical islands, en route to the Reefworld pontoon, from which you can engage in numerous activities both in and out of the water.
Offering a range of relaxing spaces, from sun decks to undercover seating and tables, Heart pontoon is the ideal place to set yourself up for a day of fun in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Access to air-conditioned luxury and freshwater showers and change rooms, ensure optimum comfort on your cruise.
Located in a protected bay adjacent to a coral wall, Heart Pontoon is perfectly situated for you to swim, dive or snorkel among schools of colourful fish and other marine life endemic to the Reef. All snorkelling gear is provided, including sterilised mouthpieces. Our friendly staff are happy to offer basic tuition for beginners and flotation devices are on hand for those who feel they’d like a little extra support. Wet suits are also provided.
For those who’d prefer to stay dry, you’ll thoroughly enjoy a semi-submersible ride, an enlightening and engaging commentary by our Marine Experts. The Underwater Observatory is also a thrilling place to explore, with panoramic views of our unique marine reef and its inhabitants.
Morning and afternoon tea is provided, as well as a mouth-watering buffet lunch, prepared by our innovative chef. Free tea and coffee is available, as well as a bar stocked with ice creams, confectionery, alcoholic and soft drinks. Purchases from the bar are an additional extra.
You will return from your wonderful day of cruising in the early evening.
Included in price:
Morning and afternoon tea.
Available for purchase/hire:
Reefworld bar items.
Full Day Cruise
8:00 AM Daily
6.10 pm am Port of Airlie
5.00 pm Hamilton Island daily
Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island
8.00 am Port of Airlie
9.00 am Hamilton Island daily.
Changes may occur due to flight schedule changes and other factors.
Itinerary is subject to prevailing weather and sea conditions including tides, wind, swell, sun and rain. The vesselï¿½s Master may at their discretion determine the most appropriate course to ensure acceptable levels of safety and comfort for passengers, crew and other vessels.
What to bring:
Please bring swimwear, towel, protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion and a light jacket or sweater during the cooler months.
You may also wish to bring money / credit card for any optional purchases.
Don’t forget to bring your camera.
Fitness level required:
Children 4-14 years inclusive.
Infants under 4 years no charge however please advise at time of booking when an infant is travelling.
Diving: Diving is an additional cost. Age and medical restrictions apply to diving activities. A medical questionnaire must be completed. Due to altitude restrictions certified divers cannot fly after diving.
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.
Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays, Outer Barrier Reef and Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon
Port of Airlie Return Coach Transfer
Coach Transfers can only be booked for your Day Cruise when you depart from Port of Airlie. If you book this optional extra, a coach transfer service will pick you up from your local Airlie Beach accommodation and take you to our Maritime Terminal at Port of Airlie to meet your day cruise departure. When your day cruise returns to the Maritime Terminal at Port of Airlie, a coach transfer service will pick you up from the terminal and take you back to your local Airlie Beach accommodation. (Infants FOC).
Adults: $14.50 | Children: $7.50 | Pensioners: $14.50