Great Barrier Reef Cruise to Hardy Reef Pontoon

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Highlights & inclusions

Underwater Observatory
All snorkelling equipment provided
Full Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Experience
Reefworld Pontoon
Semi-submarine guided tour
Delicious gourmet lunch pack included
SAVE 30% on Great Barrier Reef Adventure. Valid for sale until 30th August 2024
From $309.00
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Mon, Jul 22, 2024

What you can expect

Visit one of the Whitsunday region's most spectacular Great Barrier Reef sites on this great value day tour departing from Airlie Beach. Witness the Great Barrier Reef at its best with a cruise to the Outer Reef, where both the water quality and incredible marine life are at their most magnificent! Departing from Airlie Beach, on this Outer Reef cruise you'll board one of the region's premier vessels and enjoy a morning tea and the stunning views as you cruise through the Whitsunday Islands and on to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Just getting to the destination is half the fun as you travel aboard a modern, comfortable and sleek 37m-long wave piercing vessel that is the biggest in the Whitsundays. The vessel features spacious lounges, full air-conditioning, huge outside view decks and a duo of bars that will gladly serve you your favourite refreshment including both alcohol and soft drinks. Enjoy snorkelling, the underwater chamber and a ride on a semi-submersible boat. Optional activities include scuba dives and scenic helicopter flights. During the day, indulge in a delicious gourmet lunch, so you have the energy to fit in the many awesome activities!

For the Whitsundays best outer Great Barrier Reef tour and the optimum snorkelling conditions in the Whitsundays, be sure to book this option online today!


What you need to know

  • SAVE 30% on Great Barrier Reef Adventure
  • Valid for sale until 30th August 2024
  • Valid for travel until 13th September 2024
  • Guests are served with a buffet style lunch and individual servings of morning and afternoon tea
  • Return catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef and Reefworld Pontoon
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Served gourmet buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Underwater viewing observatory
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Marine Biologist presentations
  • $5.50 per person Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority fee
  • Stinger and Wetsuit usage
  • Hotel transfers to Port of Airlie
  • Optional activities such as guided snorkelling safaris, scuba diving and scenic helicopter flights (payable on the day of the tour)
  • The Great Barrier Reef is a "must-see" for any visitor to the region
  • 4 hours at Hardy Reef
  • Hundreds of different types of fish and hard and soft coral
  • Unbelievable snorkelling with all gear provided
  • Delicious gourmet lunch pack
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • An innovative and spacious reef pontoon
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Cruises depart Port of Airlie at 8am and return at 6:10pm
  • Cruises depart Hamilton Island at 9am and return at 5pm
  • Check-in is required at least 30 minutes prior
Operating Hours
  • Daily
What To Bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Light jacket for cooler months
  • Credit card for optional purchases
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.84 reviews

Great day out for the whole family! Enjoyable day at Hardy Reef exploring the coral and sea life.

Great adventure for the whole family! This was an amazing experience. We got to snorkel and explore Hardy Reef and all the wonderful sea life! The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make our trip comfortable and enjoyable. The only downside was that it was about 7 hours return trip to the reef and that meant we only had 3 hours to snorkel, have lunch, go to the underwater observatory and semi-submersible. It felt quite rushed. Would’ve liked another hour to do all of those activities.

Trang Ho about 1 year ago

Best experience ever Staff were amazing. Hospitality was great . Very delighted by the wonderful food. Great family friendly service 👍. Would definitely do this again

Staff were amazing. Hospitality was great . Very delighted by the wonderful food. Great family friendly service 👍. Would definitely do this again

Bianca Guthrie almost 2 years ago

Friendly and helpful team. Good food, good vibe, good service.

Excellent service, happy and friendly team. Easy communication, definitely I will recommend to book your activities and transfers with this company. Everything was on time :) We had a really good time, the experience was incredible. Thank you again.

Jenny Lopez almost 2 years ago
SAVE 30% on Great Barrier Reef Adventure. Valid for sale until 30th August 2024