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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
All of our vessels are high speed catamarans with spacious air conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating.
Port of Airlie*
Pick up 8:00 AM Drop off 6:10 PM
Pick up 7:50 AM Drop off 5:40 PM
Pick up 9:00 AM Drop off 5:00 PM
*Optional transfers to Port of Airlie are available at additional cost
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
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.
In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:
Cancellation 48 hours or more before departure: no fee
Cancellation within 48 hours of departure: 50% of the total cost
Cancellation within 24 hours of departure: 100% of the total cost
All picee are: a) stated in Australian dollars and include GST
b)valid for travel commencing up to 31 March 2017
c)based on two people sharing in twin/double category.
d)The Backpacker prices shown are only available to bona fide VIP, ISIC, YHA, IYTC, ISE, Nomads, Base, SUT, Travel Bugs or Peterpans card holders. Backpackers are further defined as 18-35 years of age and staying in backpacker accommodation or a campervan. Clients will be asked to present their card at check-in. If they cannot produce it then they will not be able to travel without paying a surcharge and may face cancellation fees on the packages. The supplier retains full rights to grant or refuse a backpacker discount at its discretion. Discounts are only available on the products where specifically stated.
All inclusions are as indicated in the brochure and websites at time of travel. If not stated as included then item/s are at guests own cost.
Credit card payments- a 1.5% administration fee applies (2.8% Amex and Diners).
Departure times can be seen at the supplier website: cruisewhitsundays.com or with the front desk at your accommodation. Changes may occur due to flight schedule changes and other factors. Where a Day Cruise is cancelled the supplier will send notification to the contact details provided at the time of your
Right to vary package content: Any necessary changes will be advised prior to travel and on confirmation of booking. If the exact itinerary is unavailable/fully booked the supplier will give you the opportunity to transfer to another day trip or transfer. If none of these options are acceptable the supplier will refund in full. The supplier reserves the right to alter prices, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if
Right to vary accommodation. Any necessary changes will be advised prior to travel and on confirmation of booking. If the exact itinerary is unavailable/fully booked the supplier will give you the opportunity to transfer to another accommodation type or date. If none of these options are acceptable the supplier will refund in
The supplier Combo Deals must have finished all travel within a maximum of 7 days from the first day trip to the last day trip.
Open dated bookings must be confirmed at least 7 days prior and are subject to
All cruises are subject to sea and weather conditions particularly in the interest of passenger safety. Should the company be forced to cancel or alter the package inclusions, the supplier liability is limited to offering an alternative or appropriate refund no greater than the fare.
The supplier cannot be held responsible for missed flights or consequent costs due to a late arrival at the airline check-in counter whatever the cause.
Check-in for all island transfers and cruises is 30 minutes before departure.
Travel insurance is recommended for all bookings.
The company shall not be held responsible for any property loss or damage and/or any claim resulting from personal injury or death arising whilst travelling with the company, participating in activities, on the vessel/pontoon or other company property. This disclaimer applies irrespective of the cause.
Where another company or persons operate the service such as transfers, diving and helicopter flights, the supplier is acting only as a Sales Agent. Responsibility and liability for the operation lies with that operator.
Age and medical restrictions apply to diving activities. A medical questionnaire must be completed. Divers cannot fly for 24 hours after diving and the company accepts no liability for medical conditions experienced as a result of flying after diving. All diving is operated by Reef Safari Pty Ltd and booking to dive with them deems acceptance of the terms and conditions as published on their website www.reefsafari.com
For any Diving activities it is recommended that you wait at least 12 hours after a single dive, or 24 hours after multiple dives within the no-decompression limits before you travel to more than 300m (or 1,000 feet) above sea level. This also relates to driving over a mountain range which may also put you over the suggested altitude limit.
A voluntary medical disclosure will be supplied on confirmation of booking for Reefsleep and is to be returned to Cruise Whitsundays 24 hours prior to departure. The supplier recommend you complete this form.
Booking & Cancellation Policy
Bookings will not be confirmed until full payment has been received. The supplier will not regard a booking as cancelled unless and until written notice is received by the supplier from you or someone acting on your authority. Full payment on Reefsleep must be received 72 hours prior to departure.
Packages including accommodation: Amended or cancelled reservations incur the following fees:
Day Cruises: No show and 24 hours or less notice cancellation fee is 100% of fare. 24 - 48 hours 50% of fare.
Reefsleep: Full payment on Reefsleep must be received 72 hours prior to departure. Cancellations must be provided in writing. No show and 24 hours or less notice cancellation fee is 100% of fare. 24 hours - 72 hours 50% of fare. 3-7 days 25% of fare.
Airlie Beach Properties: (Nomads, Base, Whitsunday Vista, Blue Horizon): No Show or cancellation seven days or less from commencement date of package booking incurs a cancellation/amendment fee of 100% of the payment for the entire package.
Please note: The Cancellation Conditions stated herein shall apply unless precluded by the Travel Law of the country in which the booking is made. In this case the Travel Law of that country and the Conditions of that Law shall prevail.
Group bookings and Charters: These Terms and Conditions DO NOT APPLY to group and charter travel. Separate booking conditions and payment terms will be provided with quotations and/or booking confirmations.
The supplier is the trading name of the ownership company Cruise Whitsundays Pty Ltd. ABN 70105420737.
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