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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

  • 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
Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld
From US$198.10
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Airlie Beach
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$198.07
Hamilton Island
Departs Hamilton Island at 9am. Returns to Hamilton Island at approximately 5pm
From US$198.07
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.

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1 - 5 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
We were blessed with lovely weather so we were set up for a grand day.

Definitely a different experience for those who wish to visit the reef. Our friends from Canada were in awe of how beautiful the area was. They said that the helicopter ride was an experience of a lifetime. We were truly impressed on our last visit...More

1  Thank Neville S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Was Worth It

It was a rough day at sea and the crew took extra time and attention for the poor passengers who got sea sick. Well done guys

Thank Lyn L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent marine life / great staff.

My family enjoyed a wonderful full day cruise to the outer reef. Water clarity and variety of marine life was excellent. Green Sea turtles were a highlight of the adventure. My mother is visually impaired and all the staff on board were super helpful and...More

1  Thank luxesurfstyle
Reviewed 14 April 2018
Something for everyone

Our extended family spanning 3 generations enjoyed a lovely day out this week. The rain didn't dampen our spirits and it was all sunshine when we reached heart reef. Lots of friendly staff helped out passengers especially over the crossing when a few passengers felt...More

1  Thank BellaGirlTravels
CruiseWhitsundays, Product Administrator at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi BellaGirlTravel, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that your group enjoyed their day at out the Great Barrier Reef.

Reviewed 9 April 2018

My husband and i took the full day cruise from Hamilton island out to the reef to snorkel. It was fantastic. Great boat ride out. It took about 1 and a half hours to get there. Snorkeling was fantastic. First time for us. The amount...More

Thank crhealey2017
CruiseWhitsundays, Product Administrator at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi crhealey2017, thank you for your review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your day at the Great Barrier Reef.

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Balaji V
7 April 2018|
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Response from Mike P | Reviewed this property |
We went by Catamaran so no idea re the use of a helicopter