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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$190.26
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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$190.26
Hamilton Island
Departs Hamilton Island at 9am. Returns to Hamilton Island at approximately 5pm
From US$190.26
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 (181)
1 - 5 of 96 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
An Amazing Experience

Thanks to our hotel concierge for recommending this day trip. If you want to go to the barrier reef then this is the way to do it. I cannot praise Cruise Whitsunday enough. The transfer vessel to the reef was so comfortable and stable. Morning...More

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

Hi Angela, Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your day out at the Reef.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic day all-round!

From start to finish, our day to the Great Barrier Reef with Cruise Whitsundays was outstanding. The standard of customer service by the entire team was second to none. You are completely taken care of whilst with Cruise Whitsundays; tea, coffee and water refreshments are...More

2  Thank Verity M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Barrier Reef Day cruise to Hardy's Reef with the kids (great cruise but the coral is bleached)

This is a great cruise to take the kids on. The staff were friendly and the cruise incredibly well organised to the last detail. Recommend sitting on the top deck and checking the Bureau of Meteorology weather report to ensure you are getting some sunshine...More

3  Thank Kylie G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
A must do!

So pleased we chose this tour to see and experience the Great Barrier Reef. Great crew, excellent and generous food and a great atmosphere all round. We all snorkelled and a couple did the extra ($) introductory snorkel tour with success. Everything you needed was...More

2  Thank Coldi4551
CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Coldi4551, thank you for your review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Great Barrier Reef as much as we do everyday!

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile
Amazing day

I had such an amazing day at the reef! I was a bit worried about the journey out there as I get a bit sea sick but I bought the tablets they sell on the boat and was absolutely fine! You have 4 hours on...More

Thank Caroline d
CruiseWhitsundays, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Caroline, thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your day out on the Reef and had the opportunity to see it from the air!

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Natalia B
30 October 2018|
Response from mat_huber | Reviewed this property |
This tour goes straight to the Great Barrier Reef... No stops at other beaches.
Gloria W
18 August 2018|
Response from kan_canberra | Reviewed this property |
This is a cruise to reefworld pontoon. Theres hardly any walking involved. Youre in a ferry then on the pontoon for about 3-4 hours. there is time to relex over lunch there. if you good swimmers then very good snokelling... More
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
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