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Outer Great Barrier Reef Full Day Snorkel Trip with Explore Group - Departs Airlie Beach

See the world beneath the waves and snorkel at one of the most famous reefs – The Great Barrier Reef. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, take the plunge to see for yourself the abundance of coral and marine life this outlandish landscape has to offer on Explore Groups full day tour.

Highlights

  • At least 3.5 hours spent at the Great Barrier Reef!
  • Cruise to the reef on a modern dive/snorkel vessel with two levels of air conditioned luxury, lounge style seating, a partially shaded deck and fresh water shower on-board
  • Delicious filling buffet lunch on board as well as morning and afternoon tea.
  • Experienced snorkel guide in the water with you for assistance and instruction (1 for every 20 guests)
  • Informative commentary about the reef en route to your snorkelling destination
  • Access the underwater world with ease from the swim platform at the back of the boat

No trip to the Whitsundays should go without experiencing the Great Barrier Reef.

One of the Seventh Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef is a remarkable ecosystem with an abundance of marine life and coral on display.

Departing Airlie Beach, jump on board and experience a full-day snorkelling adventure with Explore Group. You’ll be taken to discover selected moorings around Bait Reef - the closest of the outer reef locations, and will travel between sites in comfort on board their custom built dive/snorkel vessel.

Spectator only travellers: If you a person in your party is intending on traveling as a spectator only (not entering the water) You can add this on the way through to the checkout for $80 per spectator.

Diving

Want to experience more?

Upgrades available;

- Intro to diving, $140 additional to snorkel tour

Includes pool skills session, all equipment hire and one GBR dive session

- Certified diving, $140 additional to snorkel tour

Includes all equipment hire and two dive sessions.

Upgrades can be requested once you have received snorkelling tour booking confirmation.

Departures: Departs Airlie Beach 8am and returns 6.00pm

Meeting Point 07:45am, Meeting Point D (near the top car park), Southern Marina, Abell Point Marina.

Alternative snorkel sites:

Occasionally strong winds prohibit us from reaching Bait Reef, on these days we will snorkel on the best of the numerous alternative fringing reef sites within the Great Barrier Reef, this offering a similar exceptional experience with an abundance of marine life.

Adult $250.00
Child 5-17 years $150.00
Infant $0.00

What's included

  • Delicious filling buffet lunch on board as well as morning and afternoon tea
  • Informative commentary
  • All snorkelling equipment including wetsuits in the cooler months and exposure suits in the summer months
  • Floatation jackets also provided for those not so confident in the water
  • Licensed bar on board for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage purchases
  • $6.50 Reef Levy included in price

Duration

  • Allow approximately 8 hours duration for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 5
  • As you need to enter the water to enjoy the reef, this cruise is not suitable for those that cannot swim. Minimum age to join as snorkeler is 5 years old. Children under 5 years are welcome but must be supervised by parents at all times on the boat.

Notes

  • Price per person includes $6.50 Reef Levy Child age range: 5 - 17 years inclusive

Available Bookings from May 25 to May 31

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in AUD ($)

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Sat 25 May
Sun 26 May
Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May
Fri 31 May

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child 5-17 years$150.00
  • Infant$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$185.00
  • Child 5-17 years$150.00
  • Infant$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00
  • Child 5-17 years$150.00
  • Infant$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$185.00
  • Child 5-17 years$150.00
  • Infant$0.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$185.00
  • Child 5-17 years$150.00
  • Infant$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$185.00
  • Child 5-17 years$150.00
  • Infant$0.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Kyle Livingstone from Australia wrote on 30 November 2018

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Great experience

Really enjoyed our time with Explore. Great tour, great crew, amazing experience!

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Noni from Australia wrote on 06 November 2018

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Great Snorkelling

First, a comfortable transfer from Airlie Beach to Hamilton, followed by a beautiful cruise out to the Reef. Staff are wonderful and do everything to make you comfortable and safe. The snorkelling was a fantastic experience, I feel so privileged to have enjoyed the Reef! I highly recommend this tour

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Triinu from Sweden wrote on 20 April 2019

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Great personnel making the most of bad weather day

Great trip, we had one clear water snorkeling and one not so good but with lots of fishes. Great personnel making the most of our day even though the weather wasn’t on our side. Highly recommended!

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Sharyn from Norway wrote on 08 April 2019

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Fantastic Staff

The staff on board were wonderful. My mum (72) had never snorkeled before our trip out to the reef. The staff were very friendly, encouraging and kind helping mum get around in the water so she could enjoy a wonderful experience. We had a fabulous day. The boat is very well set up and the access was easy off and on the boat into the water. The lunch and snacks were great also.

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Yvonne Kent from France wrote on 05 April 2019

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Amazing! From the destination to the crew

We were snorkelling on the Outer Great Barrier Reef - the crew we were with knew all the best places to snorkel and it was all very impressive seeing the most beautiful colours and types of fish including reef shark, anenomes with clown fish in them and so many other species of fish and corals. It was amazing seeing great big colourful fish swimming just of the ledge on the back of the boat they were so friendly. The crew were very proficient monitoring everyone all the time so you felt safe. They even hoisted me out of the water when I had cramp! The catering too was superb! I would highly recommend this trip!

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