Great Barrier Reef 1 Day Trip from Airlie Beach
Cruise through the beautiful Whitsunday Islands National Park then on to the Great Barrier Reef
37 metre, fast, comfortable cruise vessel with motion control stabilisers
The region's most acclaimed Great Barrier Reef site - Knuckle Reef Lagoon
Innovative, spacious reef pontoon with numerous feature & activities
Spectacular, panoramic underwater viewing observatory, diving
'Subsea Adventure' & Glass Bottom Boat excursions
Giant waterslide (kids please let grown ups have a few turns!) Swimming enclosure for little people
Fantastic underwater photographs taken by our specialist photographer make a great souvenir (extra cost)
Presentations by Marine Biologists
Port of Airlie Marina departs 8.00am returns 6.10pm
Daydream Island departs 7.35am returns 5.40pm
Hamilton Island departs 9.00am returns 5.00pm
Optional return accommodation transfers from Airlie Beach area
$10.30 adult $5.15 child please advise when booking if you require this
Hunger pains - not with Cruise Whitsundays!
Morning tea, afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch. There are two bars on board serving a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks. Free tea and coffee is available.
What to Bring
Swimwear & towel
Protective clothing, hat & sunscreen lotion
Money/credit card for optional purchases
A sense of fun!
Prices - Full Day Adventure GBRA
Child (5-15) $120.00
Family (2adults 2 children) $657.00
Passengers must phone and reconfirm 1 day prior to travel (Child rates are 5-15 years of age)
Our pontoon is the newest and most innovative design. It is spacious with a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities. There is undercover seating and tables, sun decks for topping up the tan, freshwater showers, change rooms and you have full access to the air conditioned comfort of the reef vessel alongside. It features Queensland's largest and most spectacular underwater viewing chamber (you'll find you are in the water with the fish) and a fun waterslide.
Located inside the Knuckle Reef Lagoon the pontoon is ideally situated in shallower waters with protection from the surrounding sea conditions. Protected as it is, it has its own ecosystem with magnificent corals and a diversity of marine life not found in more open areas. It provides a unique world for you to explore - be it by Subsea Adventure, glass bottom boat, snorkelling or scuba diving.
All the gear you need 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 on request.
You dont need to get wet
To experience the wonders of the reef. Take our 'Subsea Adventure' or Glass Bottom Boat excursion, complete with an entertaining and informative commentary by our crew.
Don't miss our fantastic underwater observatory with its panoramic views of life under the sea. Keen to learn more? Check out the times for our Marine Biologist talks in the observatory.
If you would like a deeper understanding of what you are seeing take our guided snorkelling 'Reef Safari' with one of our Marine Biologists.
Introductory Dive $139.00
2nd Dive $59.00
There is no better place to experience the magic of your first scuba dive than in Knuckle Reef Lagoon. Our fully certified PADI/SSI instructors will step you through all the training and escort you on your first amazing adventure. All equipment is provided.
1st Dive $99.00
2nd Dive $59.00
Experienced divers can enjoy spectacular dives at specially selected sites. These sites offer the very best of the region with many varied features that are teeming with marine life. All dives are escorted by our highly experienced crew ensuring an unforgettable Outer Reef experience.
Helicopter Scenic Flights
Available from the pontoon on request
PLEASE NOTE: Age and medical restrictions apply to scuba diving. A medical questionnaire must be completed.