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2 Day Great Barrier Reef "Reefsuites" Experience provided by Cruise Whitsundays

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2 Day Great Barrier Reef "Reefsuites" Experience

2 Day Great Barrier Reef "Reefsuites" Experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
4
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    4
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Moored offshore at Hardy Reef, 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach, Reefworld is the setting for your spectacular overnight Reefsuite experience. Begin your journey with a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to Hardy Reef onboard our high-speed vessel, arriving at the reef around 11am. After lunch, guests can snorkel, dive, swim or take a scenic helicopter flight to see famous Heart Reef (additional cost). Day visitors depart mid-afternoon and then overnight guests have Hardy Reef and Reefworld all to themselves. Watch a stunning sunset with a drink in hand before enjoying a starlit long-table dinner on the pontoon’s upper deck. After dinner, Reefsuite guests can retreat to the privacy of their undersea accommodation. Sit back, relax and watch as the reef comes to life through the floor to ceiling windows. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an exclusive morning on the reef before heading home in the afternoon with memories that will stay with you forever.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3987P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing with reef appreciation talk
  • Overnight accommodation in an underwater Reefsuite
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Guided snorkelling tour
  • Beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional activities including scuba diving, helicopter flights, massage (available to purchase on board)
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
  • Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia
  • Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions.
  • It is recommended that you bring only one small bag per person with the things you will need for your overnight stay including, swimwear, towel, sunscreen, light jacket or sweater, money and/or credit card for on board purchases and camera
  • All intending divers are subject to a medical questionnaire on board the vessel before diving and their fitness to dive will be assessed by a diving instructor
  • A history of certain medical conditions may preclude a guest from SCUBA diving unless a current Diving Medical Certificate can be shown to the instructor.
  • You will be required to complete a medical and dietary requirement form that will be sent to you on confirmation of the booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing with reef appreciation talk
  • Overnight accommodation in an underwater Reefsuite
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Guided snorkelling tour
  • Beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional activities including scuba diving, helicopter flights, massage (available to purchase on board)
Departure details
  • Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
  • Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia
  • Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions.
  • It is recommended that you bring only one small bag per person with the things you will need for your overnight stay including, swimwear, towel, sunscreen, light jacket or sweater, money and/or credit card for on board purchases and camera
  • All intending divers are subject to a medical questionnaire on board the vessel before diving and their fitness to dive will be assessed by a diving instructor
  • A history of certain medical conditions may preclude a guest from SCUBA diving unless a current Diving Medical Certificate can be shown to the instructor.
  • You will be required to complete a medical and dietary requirement form that will be sent to you on confirmation of the booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Nov 2020
A note from 2 Day Great Barrier Reef "Reefsuites" Experience
We are ready to welcome you back to travel with confidence. Our JourneySafe COVID safety protocols means that we have implemented enhanced procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic so that you can travel with peace of mind.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
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Day 1
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MarshallsGetaway
Sydney, Australia39 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
To celebrate my 50th Birthday we went with friends to the Great Barrier Reef and spent the night in the Reef Suites on Reef World . A world class experience that I would highly recommend, I was absolutely blown away. We were spoilt by Jaz, Summah and the food prepared by Dom was 5 star. In regards to the included drinks you definitely won’t go thirsty. Thanks for making my Birthday so special.

Now let me start with the room, the photos you see just don’t do it justice. At night the water just comes alive with so many fish, just absolutely magical. When you read it will be hard to sleep as there is so much to look at is so true. A glass of red whilst lying on the bed watching the fish go by…..doesn’t get much better than this.

Definitely an experience I will never forget. I would highly recommend a “bucket list” activity that the memories will last a lifetime.
Written 22 December 2021
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Thanks so much for this review. What an incredible way to spend such a special birthday.
Written 4 January 2022
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Debbie S
Brisbane, Australia46 contributions
Oct 2021
As many reviewers have said, this is a bucket list to do experience & we have no regrets at all. We were blessed with perfect weather. The Reefsuite is just like the photos, mesmerizing, staff great especially Ben, food great. My husband scuba-dived for the 1st time & loved it so much he did it again the next day. Book today, you won't regret it
Written 2 November 2021
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Thanks so much Debbie!! There is nothing quite like a night on the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks so much for your review.
Written 22 November 2021
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Breanna D
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience. Highly recommend. Food was amazing thanks to their awesome chef Raffael. All the crew were lovely but our host Kass was amazing. We recently got engaged and she set up a “underwater” dinner for us to celebrate, they go above and beyond to make your experience the best.
Written 8 August 2021
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Geoff D
Port Macquarie, Australia46 contributions
May 2021
This experience has been on our bucket list since the concept was first proposed. When my daughter rang and indicated that she and her husband would also like to do it we took the plunge and booked the two suites straight away for a Saturday in May.
The whole experience was as memorable as we expected and is highly recommended.
The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful and are a credit to the organisation.
The only minor criticisms are in relation to the food and the maintenance of the pontoon.
The menu was not very exciting and the food was not served hot which I found disappointing, in fact the evening meal was hardly warm. Breakfast was a slice of toast with avocado spread and an egg. Food was not a consideration on deciding to book the trip but for the money I expected better.
The maintenance problem relates to a platform outside one suite which was unable to be raised. During our stay the wind blew quite hard through the night creating waves which would strike the underside of the platform causing a loud metallic clang which was impossible to sleep through. The view through the window was such that there was always something to see through the night.
Written 6 June 2021
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Stephen D S
Magnetic Island, Australia174 contributions
We have traveled a lot, both internationally and domestic. We had the most amazing 2 day experience in our Reef Suite but that is definitely not down playing the Reef Sleep.
We could not possibly find anything to complain about if we tried.
The staff, food, free drinks, the pontoon, the service and OMG the underwater room. Waitlist to try and and get one. It worked for us.
Written 14 May 2021
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Sue M
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions
Highly recommend the reef suite experience to everyone. From the moment we checked in we were treated like VIPs.

ALL of the crew who worked on the pontoon were amazing, from the scuba crew to the maintenance team, but a huge thank you goes out to Sophie and Luke who went out of their way to ensure we all had a great time, they really made a difference to our experience and were very personable.

Our suite for the night was magical with the only downside of the whole trip being a lack of sleep because we just couldn’t take our eyes off all the fish at night. The beds were very comfortable and amenities covered everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

We definitely didn’t go hungry, eating 5 star food the whole time.

If you are wondering if it’s worth the money, just like we were, boom it as it absolutely is and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Written 4 April 2021
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Nicky Beno
17 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Absolutely incredible experience. I don't know how but it actually exceeded my expectations. You really can't put into words what it's like to sleep underwater with the fish and turtles.

Compared to other places in the world this was a very affordable experience and if you're thinking about going I recommend 100% that you do it!

I want to thank Leah our host who was very beautiful and provided us with excellent customer service and hospitality. She deserves a promotion! The chef's food was excellent too and he came to say hello and see how we were which was nice.

The snorkelling was absolutely unreal. I feel really sad just thinking about how I'm not there anymore. The coral is amazing the reef is amazing the fishies are plenty and then there were so many turtles too!

The reef trip on the ferry boat there is 3 hrs and it actually goes pretty fast. There was a lovely senior staff woman with long blonde curly hair who was absolutely very nice and fun and provided excellent customer service. Also a young man with brown hair. However that's where the compliments end.

To management I would like to say thank you for an incredible stay and trip that my friend and I will cherish forever.

I am sorry to have to add, there was quite a few young staff on the boat to and from the reef that were less than amiable. One girl did not smile at all and when she came over to us actually made us feel uncomfortable because she looked so angry. And this was both on the way there and back with 2 days in between. There were other young boys that were also unhelpful when we asked questions and just looked like they didn't want to be there.

After experiencing such good service from the Leah and the other 2 staff members it was a real contrast to see the younger staff blatantly not care.

I did not want to tarnish this review in regards to the experience but just wanted to pass along to management that maybe those staff need some training.
Written 31 March 2021
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Adam Joh
Noosa, Australia7 contributions
My husband and I were blown away by the experience. Snorkeling and seeing a groper hang out near our room was definitely memorable. Staff were super friendly and assisted our snorkels. Special thanks to Michelle for the hospitality and Sebastian the absolutely amazing chef who overfed us!
Written 21 March 2021
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@ deannacourtney
Hope Island, Australia36 contributions
We have traveled many places around the world and had lots of wonderful unusual experiences and I would rate this as one or the best. Just awesome laying in bed and looking at the marine life swim by day and night. Food was top class and nothing was too much trouble for the staff especially Sophie who catered for our every need. The dive staff were amazing and very calm and patient. We also did the joy flight over the reef and Heart Island.
Written 16 March 2021
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rmclark
7 contributions
Mar 2021
Our Reefsuite experience was the best thing I have ever done in my life.
My partner and I came to Airlie Beach for a getaway. After the boat ride to the pontoon, we were treated to some snorkelling amongst the reef, and a buffet-style lunch. After the day-guests left, we were able to experience the whole reef with a small group of other guests.

Little did I know, my partner surprised me with an upgrade from the ReefSLEEP to the ReefSUITE experience. In addition to this surprise, he had all the staff on the pontoon get together to help him surprise me with a PROPOSAL.

(And of course, I said YES).

We enjoyed dinner after the proposal with the other awesome guests. Amazing atmosphere, sitting together talking about where we're all from, eating gourmet restaurant-quality food and enjoying wine while watching the sun set. It is well-worth booking this 2-day experience to enjoy the reef and all it has to offer, without all the day-guests.

We sat up late and watched the fish through our Reefsuite windows for hours. It was really extra special and absolutely mesmerising to see their behaviour change as the day / night went on.

The next day included a beautiful breakfast, two scuba dives (since we loved our intro dive so much, we booked a second one!), delicious gourmet lunch.

A HUGE thankyou to Luke, who was the main man helping my partner put this surprise together, and to all the staff that were involved in helping such a special time in our lives really come to life. We will absolutely be back to see the staff and enjoy the reef again. You'll never ever experience anything like this anywhere else in the world.
Written 12 March 2021
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My group and I took the morning half-day cruise to Whitehaven Beach and were fortunate enough to spend 2 whole hour
Dakhinam
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A ferry service rather than a Cruise
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Good one! Highly recommended!
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Daniel H
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More like a ferry service than a cruise
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Terrible service
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Pretty Average
As a family of 5 we recently spent the day on reef world and the be honest it was pretty average. It is over crowde
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Not worth the money!
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Awful
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Excellent Value
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Brilliant customer service
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Amazing overnight Reefsleep experience
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A Perfect Way To Spend A Day
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A Bucket List Experience
This trip was amazing, once all the day guests left we had the place to ourselves, with a maximum of 28 people stay
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