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1 Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Airlie Beach


This incredible full day experience lets you enjoy an outstanding range of interactive Great Barrier Reef Adventures. Once at the reef, board our incredible interactive pontoon and spend the day exploring the colourful underwater world of magnificent corals, colourful fish and marine life.

  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Semi Submersible Rides
  • Underwater observatory
  • Sumptuous buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Experience one of the best reef spots in Queensland
  • Return luxury high speed catamaran transfers 


Day 1: Cruise Whitsundays: Great Barrier Reef Adventures

The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the great wonders of the natural world and a ‘MUST DO’ for anyone visiting the Whitsundays. On this excursion you'll cruise to Heart Pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef. Heart Pontoon allows guests to appreciate the Great Barrier Reef with a range of activities both in and out of the water. Cruise onboard one of our high speed, luxury vessels through the Whitsunday Island National Park. Pass by islands, secluded bays and isolated beaches enroute to the outer Great Barrier Reef. You might even see our friendly turtle mascot on the way. Heart Pontoon has a choice of spaces to relax in and a large range of activities on offer. It has undercover seating and tables, sun decks to top up your tan, freshwater showers and change rooms. You will also have full access to the air-conditioned comfort of the vessel tied up to the pontoon during your visit. The pontoon is adjacent to a coral wall in protected bays where you can explore the length and depth of the reef life in the area. The prolific fish life will surprise and delight you – especially the giant grouper! Fully immerse yourself by snorkeling, diving and swimming with the thousands of fish. All the gear you need for snorkelling is provided including sterilised mouthpieces for the snorkels. If you haven’t snorkelled before no problem – our staff will provide the basic tuition. Flotation devices are available as well as wet suits. If you don't want to get wet, take our ‘Subsea Adventure’, complete with an entertaining and informative commentary by our Marine Experts. And don’t miss our fantastic Underwater Observatory with its panoramic views. All this sea air makes you hungry! Throughout the day you can curb your hunger with morning and afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch prepared by our onboard chef. Free tea and coffee is available onboard. There is also a bar selling a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks, ice creams and confectionery. Purchases from the bar cost extra. We look forward to welcoming you on board to cruise the Whitsundays with us and discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef! Diving Diving is an additional cost. Age and medical restrictions apply to diving activities. A medical questionnaire must be completed. Due to altitude restrictions certified divers cannot fly after diving.

Meals: Lunch


Pickups / Departures

  • Great Barrier Reef Adventures departs daily from Port of Airlie, Hamilton Island Marina.
  • 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.



Additional Cost activities:

  • Scuba Diving - Certified and Introductory dives available to pre purchase or book onboard the vessel
  • Guided Snorkel tour
  • Seabob tours
  • Photos by professional photographer onboard
  • Helicoptor scenic tours

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Protective clothing
  • Hat 
  • Sunscreen
  • Light jacket for cooler months
  • Camera

Backpacker discount terms and conditions: The Backpacker discount (18-35 yrs old) is 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+ 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 the above, they will not be able to travel without paying a surcharge and may face cancellation fees on the packages. Cruise Whitsundays retains full rights to grant or refuse a backpacker discount at its absolute discretion so that the backpacker price is only made available to genuine backpackers.

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1 Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Adventure

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