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Great Barrier Reef - Full Day Cruise - Whitsundays

Cruise The Great Barrier Reef from Airlie beach aboard a luxury catamaran!

The Great Barrier Reef is one of nature’s biggest accomplishments, and what better way to take it all in than sailing on a high speed catamaran with spacious air-conditioned lounges, huge viewing decks, catered refreshments and comfortable seating. At various times of the year you can sight whales among other wild life.

Relax as you cruise to one of two pontoons at different reef sites. Work on your tan, chill out undercover or explore the reef from the underwater viewing chamber, the semi-submersible submarines, or get in the water with your snorkel and up close to the stunning marine life. Explore the unique world of the coral walls, study the amazing fish varieties and be delighted by the giant groper!

Included in your cruise is your buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and tea and coffee during the day. Our vessels are catered by award-winning Airlie Beach restaurants, supplying a banquet of tropical cuisine and seasonal delights. A bar is available on board for purchasing cold refreshments.

Our care for the environment Cruise Whitsundays has a strong environmental ethic. We believe the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays natural environment are the most important aspects of our operation. We want to ensure the reef will be preserved for the future, so our activities and operations are designed to follow world-best environmental practices.


  • Unbelievable snorkeling with all gear provided
  • An innovative and spacious reef pontoon
  • Semi-submersible
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Activities for the kids
  • All you can eat buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Presentations by reef experts
  • FREE wetsuit usage

What to bring: Sunblock, 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!

Price: Adult $240, Child $115 (4-14 years)

Children 3 years and under go free

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure to allow for check in

Departure Times:

  • Port of Airlie: 8:00am, 6:10pm
  • Daydream Island: 7:50am, 5:40pm
  • Hamilton Island: 9:00am, 5:00pm
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    Faith Appleton from Australia wrote on 22 March 2017

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    Best Experience Ever

    A spontaneous road trip put me in Airlie Beach for a weekend. This cruise was so fantastic! I loved every minute and took advantage of the introductory scuba dive - which I loved. My only recommendation world be, if your a picky eater or 'real' coffee love, make sure you take a few snacks/a cup of coffee with you in the boat :)

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    Dominik Stoklosa from Poland wrote on 01 April 2017

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    Snorkeling na Wielkiej Rafie

    Impreza przygotowana w bardzo profesjonalny sposób. Warto skorzystać z oferty całodziennego rejsu na rafę.

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    Marlene Harris from South Africa wrote on 01 March 2017

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    Great barrier reef day trip

    Good facilities. Excellent food. Attentive staff. Informative!

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    Maria from Australia wrote on 06 January 2017

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    Do it! This is simply unforgettable! If you are not planning on being in the water the whole time- do the half day!

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    Jeanny Hen from Australia wrote on 29 December 2016

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    Amazing Experience

    Snorkelling was a great experience alone, but being able to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef when you have no clue on how to swim says it all about the staff and their profession. If water is a fear, there are other activities you can participate on while being able to see colourful fishes and nice corals. The staff members are all friendly and I would recommend this for anyone of any age.

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