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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$ 195.90
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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$ 195.91
Hamilton Island
Departs Hamilton Island at 9am. Returns to Hamilton Island at approximately 5pm
From US$ 195.91
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 62 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wow, Wow, Wow

What a trip. Can’t believe I have waited so long to travel to this amazing area. We fluked perfect weather and perfect tides. We were able to see the tide running out and as it was a very low, low tide we had the added...More

Thank Dread62
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highlight of our holiday to the Whitsundays

It is the Cruise Whitsundays staff that made this day out on the reef the highlight of our time on Hamilton Island - right from the moment the staff greeted us aboard the cruise at Hamilton Island until we disembarked, exhausted at the end of...More

1  Thank RevellingAround
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Book it NOW! It’s worth every cent and MORE!

Firstly, the staff on this cruise were amazing. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating! It just made the whole experience even more fun! We did this cruise with our toddler, we were unsure how much he’d get out of it but he had an absolute...More

Thank SimoneTonkin
CruiseWhitsundays, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi and thanks so much for taking the time to review us and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your day!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Once in a lifetime

We were very lucky with the weather which meant for fairly smooth sailing on the catamaran ride out to the reef. The activities at the pontoon were great, the semi submersible (free) is definitely worth it. I also tried scuba diving for the first time...More

Thank elfriedec2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Must See - Must Do

Today I did three things for the first time ever: saw the Great Barrier Reef, snorkelled and flew in a helicopter. What an amazing day. The Crew of Cruise Whitsundays is absolutely amazing. Without a doubt - a memorable and fun day!!!

Thank Peter V
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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
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