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.
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
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