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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

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  • Location: Shute Harbour, Australia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3987REEFWORLD
Do you want to experience a close encounter with the famous Great Barrier Reef, then this is it! Enjoy a cruise out to the reef, where you'll moor up next to Reefworld. From this innovative and spacious pontoon, you can snorkel and dive the tropical waters until your hearts content. Top up you tan on the sun decks, see the reef up-close without getting wet with a ride on a semi-submersible, and learn about the marine life through presentations by reef experts. There's no better way to experience the reef!


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  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See the underwater world without getting wet
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Free snacks included
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the great wonders of the natural world and a “must-see” for any visitor to the region. Formed millions of years ago, this colorful living reef continues to grow and flourish just off the coast from the Whitsundays. Hundreds of different types of fish and hard and soft coral thrive in the sheltered lagoon.

Travel aboard a high-speed catamaran to an innovative reef pontoon featuring a waterslide, interactive underwater viewing chamber, semi-submersible and a spacious sun-deck to lounge on. Discover the underwater wonderland of one of the region’s most acclaimed outer Great Barrier Reef sites. The colorful corals and abundance of marine life will blow you away as you enjoy sheltered snorkeling and diving all year round.

Whether you are a first timer or an experienced diver, our fully certified instructors will ensure you have unforgettable dive memories. Diving on the outer Great Barrier Reef is an experience not to be missed!

Morning and afternoon tea, and a sumptuous lunch are provided by award winning restaurants from Airlie Beach, taking care to base the menu on seasonality and the best produce available.

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Departure Point:
Airlie Beach, Daydream Island, Hamilton Island and Long Island

Important: From September 6, 2014 your cruise will be departing from Port Airlie instead of Abel Point Marina. Port Airlie is located right in the centre of town, an easy walking distance from most Airlie Beach hotels and accommodation. Hotel pickup and drop-off is available from most Airlie Beach accommodation. If you require this service you must contact the local operator to confirm your exact pickup time and location.
Departure Time:
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Airlie Beach
Code: COAB

4 hrs of snorkeling & swimming on the Great Barrier Reef at Reefworld. Includes semi-sub tour, buffet lunch, snorkel gear, pickup/drop off from Airlie Beach & Cannonvale hotels

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Hamilton Island
Code: COHA

4 hrs of snorkeling & swimming on the Great Barrier Reef at Reefworld. Includes semi-sub tour, buffet lunch & snorkel gear. Departs from Hamilton Island

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Daydream Island
Code: CODA

4 hrs of snorkeling & swimming on the Great Barrier Reef at Reefworld. Includes semi-sub tour, buffet lunch & snorkel gear. Departs from Daydream Island

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Long Island
Code: COLO

4 hrs of snorkeling & swimming on the Great Barrier Reef at Reefworld. Includes semi-sub tour, buffet lunch & snorkel gear. Departs from Long Island

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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

  • Up to 4 hours at the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing with reef appreciation talk
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • All snorkeling equipment
  • Buffet lunch, plus morning and afternoon tea/coffee
  • Round-trip coach transfers from selected Airlie Beach hotels
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef tax)
  • Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Guided snorkel tours with Reef Interpreters (payable direct)
  • Introductory or certified dives (payable direct)
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights over world-famous Heart Reef (payable direct)
  • Photography, video or DVD of daily activities (payable direct)
  • Massage
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking, unless booking within 7 days of travel date. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • All diving activities permit adults aged 16 years and over.
  • Nearest airports: Fly into Proserpine airport also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport (40 miles from Airlies Beach/Shute Harbour) or fly into Hamilton Island Airport.
What to bring:
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Protective clothing from the sun including a hat and sunblock
  • Light jacket or sweater during the cooler months
  • Money or credit card for optional purchases
  • Your camera and sense of fun!
Facilities and activities on board Reefworld include the following:
  • Snorkeling gear provided
  • Semi-submersible
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Waterslide and activities for the kids
  • All you can eat buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Presentations by reef experts
  • FREE wetsuit usage
  • Sun deck for topping up your tan
  • Massage (additional cost)
  • Guided snorkeling tours (additional cost)
  • Intro and certified diving (additional cost)
  • Scenic helicopter flights (additional cost)
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Lee A, July 2014

Very well organized tour. Very friendly staff capable of helping clients in a variety of languages. Once upon arrival on the pontoon, there are a number of things to do. You can observe and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet if that is your choice. I also noted a large number of the staff dedicated to safety issues and watching out for the very young guests. A very nice day and worth the money.

Reviewed by: Jadinda V, July 2014

Amazing! I loved seeing the reef and to swim with the fish. The tour itself was well planned. A great boat trip, where everything is explained to you, makes your day easier to plan. Once you arrive at reef world you have a boat with the glass bottom, which was not to special. You couldn't see too much of the reef, but Once you dive in yourself it great. I was by myself but the crew really looked after me. I had so much fun. Your lunch is included. I would really recommend this, if you are around the whitsundays, just make sure you get to see the reef! And this way it was relaxing, and they let you do whatever you want to do. So even everything is planned out, you still feel free and it feels like an adventure. Worth your money!

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