The ultimate outer Great Barrier Reef trip
This incredible full day experience lets you enjoy an outstanding range of interactive Great Barrier Reef Adventures.
What does the day involve?
Cruise through the stunning Whitsunday Islands National Park and on to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most stunning natural attractions.
Explore our pristine reef site at Hardy Reef from the base of our large floating pontoon. Discover the underwater wonderland and be amazed by the colourful corals and abundance of marine life - it's an out-of-this-world experience!
Discovering the underwater world
There are many ways that you can explore the colourful underwater world. You don't even have to get wet! Our 'stay dry' options include the underwater viewing chamber, where you can watch the antics of tropical fish (and divers), or a fascinating semi-submersible ride. The semi-sub takes you on a cruise around the reef, getting you up close to a variety of coral and fish life.
You can chill out on the sun deck of the pontoon and admire the great expanse of the reef around you. The aqua colour of the water will astound you. If you really want a good view, then take to the skies with a heli-flight. The flight is an additional cost, but is an experience of a lifetime!
For those happy to dive in, you can snorkel the day away. Snorkelling is an incredible way to see the reef and if you haven't done it before, we have plenty of staff on hand to help you out. Diving is an additional cost, but it simply can't be beaten. We offer both introductory dives and certified dives.
All this sea air makes you hungry! Throughout the day curb your hunger with morning and afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch. Fish D'Vine, a leading restaurant from Airlie Beach supply our catering, taking care to base the menu on seasonality and the best produce available. Free tea and coffee is available and there is also a bar onboard serving a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks.
All of our vessels are high speed catamarans with spacious air conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating.
Daily Departure & Return Times
|Port of Airlie||8:00 AM||6:05 PM|
COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. Return times are when the vessel arrives back at island resort or mainland. Guests departing from Daydream Island depart by vessel to join the reef vessel at Hamilton Island by a 30 minute transfer. NOTE: Changes may occur due to flight schedule changes and other factors. Where a Day Cruise is cancelled we will send notification to the contact details provided at the time of your booking. Itinerary is subject to prevailing weather and sea conditions including tides, wind, swell, sun and rain. The vessel's Master must at his discretion determine the most appropriate course to ensure acceptable levels of safety and comfort for passengers, crew and other vessels.
The following prices are per person
The Backpacker prices shown are only available to bona fide Student Flights, BWT,ISIC, YHA, IYTC, ISE, Nomads, Base, SUT, Travel Bugs or Peterpans card holders. Backpackers will also need to be 18-35 years of age and staying in backpacker accommodation or a campervan. Clients will be asked to present their card, photo Identification and accommodation receipt at check-in. If they cannot produce it they will not be able to travel without paying a surcharge and may face cancellation fees on the packages.
|GREAT BARRIER REEF ADVENTURES||from 1 April 2017||from 1 April 2018|
|Adult with Backpackers Card||$199||$220|
Prices valid for travel from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018
All prices are in Australian dollars. Please note a credit card administration fee of 1.5% (Mastercard & Visa) and 2.8% (Amex) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.
There's plenty to do at the Great Barrier Reef.
Highlights & Inclusions
- Unbelievable snorkelling with all gear provided
- Guided snorkelling tours*
- Learn to dive and certified diving*
- Scenic helicopter flights*
- An innovative and spacious reef pontoon
- Underwater viewing chamber
- All you can eat buffet lunch
- Morning and afternoon tea
- Presentations by reef experts
- FREE wetsuit usage
- Sun deck for topping up your tan
What to bring
- Swimwear and towel
- Protective clothing, hat and sunscreen lotion
- Your camera and a sense of fun!
- Light jacket / sweater for windy or cool days
- Money / credit card for optional purchases such as dives, massages or a heli flight
Did you know it is common to see whales enroute to the reef during the months of July to September?
Environmental Management Charge
Included in your cruise fare is a per head fee which goes to the Government. The money collected is used by the Authority for the management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The charge applies to both Great Barrier Reef Adventures and Camira Sailing Adventure.