Great Barrier Reef
Book Online or call direct for the Great Barrier Reef half day tour 9am -3pm during April 2021 School Holidays
PH: (QLD-07) 4948 1034
Mobile 0413 450 509
1 Day –
Departs from ‘Port of Airlie’ marina at 8am and travels via Hamilton Island to collect day guests and onto Reefworld pontoon.
Enjoy the views as you travel past Daydream Island, The Molle Group and onto Hamilton Island. A short stop is required as other guests will join the tour.
Now that everyone is on board, you continue motoring past Whitsunday Island and Hook island, out to the Coral Sea and the open ocean. Depending on wind conditions it can get a little rough in the Coral Sea so be sure to check the weather conditions the day before.
The staff will entertain you with lots of information about snorkelling, where to book diving, helicopter flights and guided snorkelling. Guided snorkelling is with a marine biologist and is a separate cost to the general snorkelling at the back of the pontoon.
Morning tea is ready!
Arriving at Hardy’s Reef (or Knuckle Reef) at the Great Barrier Reef, it is time to get your place on the pontoon for your belongings. Everything is safe so don’t worry. At the back of the boat is your snorkelling equipment to get the fins, snorkel/mask and stinger suit. Maybe head to the semi submersible for a tour of the reef first, whilst others head to snorkel.
If diving or enjoying a helicopter flight, the staff will inform you of the time slot for these extra tours.
Your smorgasboard lunch is served back on the boat from 11.30am.
Visit the underwater chamber to let lunch settle and then head back to the water for a last minute snorkel.
All aboard by 2.10pm and it is time to head home.
Afternoon tea is served on the way and you will arrive back at the Port of Airlie by 6pm approximately, subject to weather.
Departs: 8am Returns: 6pm approximately
Transfers are not complimentary from your accommodation and will be charged at $12.50 per adult, $6.50 per child for a return transfer, if required.
Great for everyone – a must do day tour for up to 200 passengers
Unbelievable snorkeling with all gear provided
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 / stinger suit usage
Sun deck for topping up your tan – use 50+ in our sun!
What to bring
Swimwear and Towel
Protective clothing from the sun including a hat
Light jacket/sweater during cooler months
Money / credit card for optional purchases
Your camera and a sense of fun!
"Absolutely Wonderful Day" by Sandra
I recently went on my first Great Barrier Reef Tour and it was amazing. I booked with Airlie Beach Online and everything was ready, easy and organised. I was concerned with mobility issues as I am not completely steady on my feet at all times. There was lovely people to assist us if we needed anything. The day I went out happened to be the first day going to the new pontoon and it is very easy to navigate and the facilities were amazing. I tried snorkelling and had no problems getting in or out of the water. The food was fantastic and the views and trip were brilliant.
"Excelent !" by Neun Song
The tour was wonderful Everything was perfect. I recomend airlie beach online booking service.
Full Day cruise – Prices below valid from 1st April, 2021 to 31st March 2022
Non discount price – $279.00 per adult
Non discount price- $251.00 per student (15 -17yrs of age – must show school ID)
Non discount price – $251.00 per senior card holder
Non discount price – $129.00 per child (4-14yrs)
Non discount price – $729.00 Family (2ad2ch -4-14yrs)
Guided snorkelling tours with a marine biologist – $59.00 ea adult, $35.00 ea child,$220 family(2a2c)
Introductory diving – $139.00 (1st dive) $59.00 (2nd dive)
Certified diving – $109.00 (1st dive) and $59.00 (2nd dive)
Scenic helicopter flights – price on request
Prices are subject to change without notification
*Return transfers from your accommodation to Port of Airlie will be charged at $12.50 per adult, $6.50 per child. This is an extra cost if wanting bus transfers from your hotel to the tour and return.
Departs: 8am and travels via Hamilton Island to collect day guests enroute to the Reefworld Pontoon. You will not exit here.
Will stop again at Hamilton Island on the return sector for day guests to disembark. Arrives back at approximate 6pm at Port of Airlie.
Getting there is half the fun onboard ‘Seaflight’, our 37-metre wave piercer, ideally suited to outer reef cruising. With its superior sea handling,’ Seaflight’ is the largest vessel in the Whitsundays and offers a comfortable ride, being fitted with a motion control system. It has spacious air conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks and two bars serving refreshments.
Please note that on some days an alternative vessel to Seaflight will be used