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.  

Reef Vessel  

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

Adult with Backpackers Card $220

Prices valid for travel from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

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.

Reef Activities