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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

Highlights
  • Incredible views of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands 
  • Stellar viewing ops: snorkeling, submarine, underwater observatory
  • Family-friendly tour: optional activities suitable for all ages and abilities
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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld
From US$188.91
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Airlie BeachMost Popular
Departs Port of Airlie at 8am -- you must check-in at least 30-minutes prior. Returns to Port of Airlie at approximately 6:10pm
From US$188.91
Hamilton Island
Departs Hamilton Island at 9am. Returns to Hamilton Island at approximately 5pm
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Overview
The Reefworld pontoon, off the coast of Australia’s Whitsunday Islands, provides spectacular viewing opportunities along the Great Barrier Reef. On this tour, enjoy swimming and snorkeling amid colorful corals, spot marine life from the underwater observatory, and tuck into a delicious buffet lunch. Optional activities include scuba diving excursions, semi-submersible boat tours, and helicopter flights.
What to Expect

Make your own way to the port at either Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island. Traveling aboard a high-speed catamaran, set sail across the Coral Sea and enjoy dramatic views of the Whitsunday Islands and the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Great Barrier Reef along the way.

Arrive at the Reefworld pontoon, anchored along the Hardy Reef, where you’ll have four hours to spend at your leisure. Dive in to swim and snorkel, cruise around the coral gardens on a semi-submersible submarine, or spot tropical fish and marine life from the underwater observatory. Morning and afternoon tea, and a delicious buffet lunch, are also included.

For an even more memorable experience, sign up for one of the many optional activities, such as a guided snorkeling or scuba diving excursion, a thrilling helicopter flight over the reef, or even a relaxing massage.

After a day discovering the reef, cruise back to Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island, where your tour ends.

Reviews (191)
1 - 5 of 106 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect Way to Finish Our Vacation

We arrived a week or so ago to Hamilton Island with reservations to go to Reefworld on the 8th, but the remnants of Cyclone Penny had other plans and so the trip was cancelled. Rescheduled for Thursday the 10th but weather was still looking sketchy,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Craigh95630
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Impressive operation and great day out

It’s worth going all the way out to the proper reef to tick off one of the Wonders of the World! We researched all the tours and it would be a shame to come all this way and not go all the way out. It...More

1  Thank AngeTufui
CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ange, thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear you and your family had such a wonderful day on the reef.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Barrier Reef tour - fantastic

Fantastic. Hours of snorkeling fun, friendly, helpful crew. Had two kids with us, 6 and 12 and they loved the snorkeling.

Thank 99cater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Pretty but over-priced

I had a decent day but was underwhelmed by the experience in consideration of the cost. Snorkelling was unguided except with extra charge and there was even a surcharge for hotel transfer which at over $250AUD you’d expect to be complimentary.More

Thank KatSwain
CruiseWhitsundays, Customer Service & Sales Manager at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi KatSwain, I am sorry to hear that you were underwhelmed by the day. Whilst we do not offer complimentary guided snorkelling there are many snorkelling ropes over Hardy Reef to aid you in a self-guided snorkel experience. As most accommodation houses are within walking...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Captain made a good decision due to rough water.

We set out to the Great Barrier Reef, but the captain turned around before we got there due to high winds and very rough seas. It was very disappointing to miss seeing the Great Barrier Reef, but the captain made the decision to turn around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Canadianskiier
CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Canadianskiier, thank you for your understanding on this day. It is a very tough decision for our captain to turn a boat around, but we must keep everyone's safety and enjoyment as the priority. We hope you will be able to see the Great...More

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chook22
20 January 2019|
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Response from kan_canberra | Reviewed this property |
Yes all good. Its is a big boast with levels. then you have to walk a small plank to the pontoon. This is back and forth as you have lunch in the boat. if its small then you can hold in hand to cross.
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Chris M
19 January 2019|
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Response from kan_canberra | Reviewed this property |
Yes
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Experience474596
13 January 2019|
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Response from AngeTufui | Reviewed this property |
All the seats were full from Hamilton to the reef but not the other sections. Didn’t feel like it as plenty of space to move around. Great aircon on the middle floor.
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