- Transfer on a large, modern vessel
- Overnight sleep in swags under stars
- Breakfast, 2 morning & afternoon teas, 2 buffet lunches and barbeque dinner
- Free water, tea and coffee
- Access to Underwater Observatory
- Snorkelling with all gear provided
- Access to an onboard bar with soft drinks and alcoholic beverages available for purchase
- Great Barrier Reef Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
WHERE WE VISIT
- Airlie Beach
- The Whitsundays
- Great Barrier Reef
Additional cost for:
- Reef dive (available for beginners and experienced scuba- divers alike)
- Night dive (must be booked 3 days in advance)
- Helicopter flights
- Guided snorkelling tours
All payable onboard.
- Night dives must be booked 3 days in advance and cost $150 per person
Why do we love this
We love that you actually get to sleep on the water on this tour! Waking up to the sun over the Whitsundays is a truly special way to see the area.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This once in a lifetime trip takes in all the highlights of the Great Barrier Reef by day and night! Enjoy a breathtaking journey out across the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea to an amazing floating pontoon in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. Get ready for two full days of exploration and one breathtaking night under the stars.
You'll explore the reef by day, with dive trips to discover the colourful coral and snorkelling adventures through schools of tropical fish. As darkness falls, it's time experience the weird and wonderful marine life that comes out to play. Watch from the underwater viewing portal before rolling out your swag for an unforgettable night in the middle of the ocean!
This 2-day, 1-night marine adventure is the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure.
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 8.00 am. Enjoy a stunning ride through the picturesque Whitsunday Islands on our way to the floating pontoon, your home for the next 2 days! Keep your cameras at the ready as you cruise from the Port of Airlie through the spectacular Whitsunday Islands and onto the pontoon at the outer Great Barrier Reef.
Once here, the day is yours to explore the colourful underwater wonderland that awaits! 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 snorkelling trips that give you a fascinating glimpse into the marine world. Or, stay onboard and check out the action through the 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.
Soak up the sun and the sea breeze on the spectacular 360-degree panoramic deck and enjoy a relaxing massage as you float in the middle of the ocean.
Throughout the day, treat yourself to complimentary hot drinks and dig into a delicious morning, afternoon tea and buffet lunch.
Then, as the day comes to an end, 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 the submerged viewing platform, or take your nocturnal reef explorations to a whole other level with an unforgettable night dive! (Night dives must be booked 3 days in advance and cost $150 per person.)
As darkness falls, it's your chance to see the weird and wonderful marine world come to life.
Later, fall asleep on the deck, curled up in your swag beneath a canopy of stars. A true once-in-a-lifetime experience, there really is nothing like experiencing the Great Barrier Reef at night.
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, day cruise guests will arrive and the fun begins all over again! Enjoy deep sea dives and snorkel tours through the colourful coral.
Sadly, this afternoon, your amazing 2-day reef exploration adventure has to come to an end. Say goodbye to the incredible Great Barrier Reef and before the journey back to the East Coast.
Menu (select one 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
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