Access to an onboard bar with soft drinks and alcoholic beverages available for purchase
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 Authority for the management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Reef dive (available for beginners and experienced scuba- divers alike)
Night dive (must be booked 3 days in advance)
Guided snorkeling tours
WHAT TO EXPECT
This once in a lifetime trip takes in all the highlights of the Great Barrier Reef by day and by night! Enjoy a breathtaking journey out across the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea to our amazing floating pontoon in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef for two full days of exploration and one breathtaking night under the stars.
Escape to an incredible marine wonder world in the middle of the crystal clear ocean on this amazing 2 day, 1 night Great Barrier Reef adventure! Explore the breathtaking reef by day, diving into the depths of the ocean to get up close and personal with the colourful coral and snorkeling through schools of tropical fish. As darkness falls, experience a fascinating glimpse into the weird and wonderful marine life from our amazing underwater viewing portal and roll out your swag for an unforgettable night in the middle of the ocean!
The ultimate way to experience Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, this amazing 2-day, 1-night marine adventure is the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. Enjoy a high-speed ride through the picturesque Whitsunday Islands on our way to our floating pontoon, your home for the next 2 days! Located 40 nautical miles from shore on the tip of the Outer Great Barrier Reef, our awesome underwater viewing portal, snorkelling equipment and optional dives and helicopter rides give you the opportunity to explore this breathtaking Natural Wonder in all of its aquamarine glory.
Day 1: Airlie Beach to the Whitsundays and the Outer Great Barrier Reef
The adventure gets off to an early start with pick up from the mainland at 8am. Keep your cameras at the ready as we enjoy a scenic cruise from the Port of Airlie and through the spectacular Whitsunday Islands and onto our pontoon at the outer Great Barrier Reef. Here, the day is yours to explore the colourful underwater wonderland that awaits! Our expert guides will be on hand to explain more about the reef’s spectacular marine life and offer an impressive array of activities!
Dive into the turquoise waters and explore the reef to your heart’s content with our inclusive snorkelling gear and capture a fascinating glimpse into the marine world through our amazing underwater viewing portal. Experience the reef from above and below with optional deep sea dives and helicopter rides, offering you a breathtaking glimpse of the famous heart reef and an incredible insight into the depths of this amazing Natural Wonder. Soak up the sun and the sea breeze on our spectacular 360 degree panoramic deck and enjoy a relaxing massage as we float in the middle of the ocean! Throughout the day, treat yourself to complimentary hot drinks and dig into our delicious morning and afternoon tea and buffet lunch!
As the day cruise passengers jet off back to the mainland, bask in the peace and quiet of the reef and make the most of a breathtaking afternoon in tropical paradise! Take in the spectacular sunset panoramas from the upper deck and watch the reef change as the darkness rolls in. Enjoy the amazing views from our submerged viewing platform, or take your nocturnal reef explorations to a whole other level with an unforgettable night dive!*
A true once-in-a-lifetime experience, there really is nothing like experiencing the Great Barrier Reef at night. Settle into our cozy and comfortable swags aboard our upper deck and enjoy an amazing night’s sleep under a full canopy of stars.
*Night dives must be booked 3 days in advance and cost $150 per person
Day 2: Explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef and return to Airlie Beach
Rise with the sun and watch as the reef starts to come to life. Go for an early morning dip in the crystal clear water, tuck into a delicious hearty breakfast and enjoy the freedom of the reef all to yourself! Mid-morning, our day cruise guests will arrive and the fun begins all over again, with deep sea dives, underwater rides in our semi-submersible and snorkel tours through the colourful coral! This afternoon our amazing 2-day reef exploration adventure has to come to an end. Say goodbye to the incredible Great Barrier Reef and head back to Australia’s incredible East Coast with memories of thousands of fish and millions of stars.
What to Bring
Towels x2: Swim/shower
A change of clothes
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 some bubbles with dinner
All meals are included in this 2 day adventure. Throughout the days 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. In the evening a delicious barbecue dinner is served and in the morning a hearty breakfast.
Select one of the following menu options when making your booking
Char Grilled 150g Eye Fillet Steak
Served with 1/2 Garlic Butter Bay Bug - cooked to your liking
Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli
Served with tomato sugo, roasted red peppers and Kalamata olives,
topped with shaved Parmesan cheese
Slow Braised Lamb Shank
Cooked in Red Wine and thyme and served with Root vegetables
Thai Fish Curry
Served with Steamed Rice
Cold Seafood & Salad Plate
(extra $10 per person)
Chilled local tiger prawns, coffin bay oysters, smoked salmon, marinated green lip muscles with fresh garden salad, dipping sauces and lemon
*Please advise food allergies when booking
**We are unable to confirm your menu choice if you do not submit your request
***Menu items subject to availability
Under the Stars Swags
A swag is a cosy, low tent with a clear viewing panel above your head, a comfortable mattress and snug bedding. Our swags are available as king singles (for just one person) or doubles (for two people sharing). The experience of sleeping in a swag out on the Great Barrier Reef is just unbeatable! The swags are waterproof, but on a clear night you can even sleep with the cover open - just you, the sea air and the stars!
Daily Departures from Port of Airlie, Daydream Island & Hamilton Island
Times 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
Coach transfers to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost
Select date and time to book
30 Spaces Left
Under the Stars Swag Double - Twin share: AUD $94
Under the Stars Swag Double - Single suplement: AUD $94
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Date & Time
11:00 AM - 12:00PM
How many participants are there?
Under the Stars Swag Double - Twin share: AUD $595
Under the Stars Swag Double - Single suplement: AUD $595
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:
Cancellations more than 7 days before departure: no fee
Cancellations between 3 and 7 days of departure: 25% of the total cost
Cancellations between 24 and 72 hours of departure: 50% of the total cost
Cancellations within 24 hours of departure: 100% of the 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.
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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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