Full Day Great Barrier Reef Experience

Explore the highlights of Australia’s breathtaking Great Barrier Reef on this action-packed day trip from Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach/Whitsundays, Australia
Duration
10 hrs
Start time
08:00 am
Pick up & Drop off
Not included
Minimum age
3 yrs
Fitness level
Low
Meals
Included
FromAUD $199
ValueAUD $240 SAVE 17%
Levy included
Adult: AUD $240
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Highlights

  • Transfers from the Port of Airlie, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island
  • Experienced local guides
  • An innovative and spacious reef pontoon with upper deck for relaxing
  • Presentations by reef experts
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Semi-submersible
  • Snorkelling gear
  • FREE wetsuit usage
  • Morning and afternoon tea including cakes and fruit
  • All you can eat buffet lunch
  • Tea, coffee and water
  • On-board bar for purchasing additional alcoholic/soft drinks
  • Child-friendly activities

 

Also 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. The charge applies to both Great Barrier Reef Adventures and Camira Sailing Adventure.

What's excluded

  • Massage
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • Scuba Diving: available for beginners and experts alike

WHAT TO EXPECT

The ultimate way to explore Australia’s stunning Great Barrier Reef, this unforgettable day-out is perfect for getting up close and personal with one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders. Embark on an incredible journey from Airlie Beach to the outer Great Barrier Reef and uncover the highlight of the breathtaking underwater world.

 

Enjoy the scenic views as we cruise through the stunning Whitsunday Islands National Park on our luxury vessel and explore the colourful coral and tropical fish from our large floating pontoon on Hardy Reef. Enjoy a fascinating up-close insight into the incredible marine life of the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef with our awesome underwater viewing chamber and take to the seas for an up close and personal snorkelling or scuba diving experience in the crystal clear tropical waters of the Coral Sea.

 

Itinerary

Embark on an out-of-this-world experience as we take to the seas and explore all the highlights of the outer Great Barrier Reef and the spectacular Whitsunday Islands National Park on this unmissable day out from Airlie Beach. Experience a whole host of breathtaking optional activities, including optional helicopter flights, deep sea diving and even relaxing massages as we float in the middle of the turquoise ocean, enjoying an unspoiled view of the colourful coral and unbelievable marine life of Australia’s most famous natural attraction.

 

Our day starts bright and early with pick up from the Port of Airlie, Daydream Island or Hamilton Island. Enjoy the spectacular views as we cruise through the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands on our high-speed catamaran, making our way to our floating pontoon on the pristine reef for a fun-filled day of adventure and interactive exploration of the amazing outer Great Barrier Reef.

 

Experience a truly unique insight into the Great Barrier Reef’s fascinating marine wonderland on our awesome floating pontoons. With a choice of areas to relax, a great range of activities, freshwater showers and incredible food, our awesome day-trips leave nothing to be desired! Splash out on an amazing helicopter flight to see the iconic Heart, enjoy an optional scuba dive into the depths of the reef to get up close and personal with the abundance of marine life and take to the water on a guided snorkelling tour through the incredible coral. 

 

For those who prefer staying high and dry, enjoy the spectacular views from our underwater viewing chamber or experience the truly unique marine vistas on a breathtaking reef safari in our awesome semi-subermsible submarines! Soak up the sun on our awesome sun-deck or relax in air-conditioned comfort as we enjoy unspoiled panoramas of the breathtaking reef. When all the sea air makes you hungry, treat yourself to delicious morning and afternoon teas and tuck into an all you can eat buffet lunch, freshly made by our awesome chefs on the mainland.

 

After a full-day of aquatic exploring, our amazing Great Barrier Reef adventures come to an end as the sun sinks in the sky. Take one last dip in the breathtaking turquoise ocean before we head back to the mainland, enjoying the scenic vistas of the Whitsundays as we stop at Hamilton Island and Daydream Island before returning to the Port of Airlie Beach with a camera full of picture-perfect photographs and unforgettable memories.

 

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 heli flight

 

Meals 
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 delicious meals with a focus on using fresh, local products and seasonal ingredients. We can cater to all dietary requirements. Please let us know in advance so we can make all necessary arrangements.

 

Reef Vessel  
All of our vessels are high speed catamarans with spacious air conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating.  

 

Departures
Daily Departures

 

Times
Port of Airlie*
Pick up 8:00 AM Drop off 6:10 PM
Daydream Island    
Pick up 7:50 AM Drop off 5:40 PM
Hamilton Island
Pick up 9:00 AM Drop off 5:00 PM

*Optional transfers to Port of Airlie are available at additional cost

 

Please Note
Changes may occur due to flight schedule changes, bad weather and sea conditions, including tides, wind, swell, sun and rain and other factors in order to guarantee the safety and comfort for passengers, crew and other vessels

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The Backpacker prices shown on this website are only available to bona fide VIP, ISIC, YHA, Nomads, Base, SUT, Travel Bugs, Adventure Travel or Peterpans card holders. Backpackers are further defined as 18-35 years of age and staying in backpacker accommodation or a campervan. Proof of membership must be presented at check-in. Awesome Whitsundays retains full rights to grant or refuse a backpacker discount at its discretion. Discounts are only available on the products where specifically stated.



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24 The Cove Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802

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Adult: AUD $240
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