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 travelling 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?

Intro to diving purchase includes your day trip and snorkel option, an Intro Dive on the Great Barrier Reef and pool skills session leading up to the day of departure, all equipment hire and one GBR dive session

Certified Diving purchase Includes trip and snorkel plus all equipment hire and two dive sessions on the reef

For diving - Children must be 12 years and older to participate in diving, and 14 to take part in our Discover SCUBA Diving Course (Intro Diving). You must complete a diving medical questionnaire before being able to dive with us. All certified divers must produce their certification card or log book at the time of booking.

Departures: Departs Airlie Beach 8am and returns 6.00pm

Meeting Point 07:45am, Meeting at Marina Point D (near the top car park), Coral Sea Marina ( formally known as 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 (5-17 years)
Infant $0.00 (4 years and under)
Adult Trip + Intro Diving $390.00
Child Trip + Intro Diving $290.00
Adult Trip + Cert Diving $390.00
Child Trip + Cert Diving $290.00

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 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

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

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james salijevic from Australia wrote on 29 February 2020

fantastic!!

everything perfect! the guides were great, especially Esti!!! She was beyond helpful and friendly. Same for the all the crew actually including the captain. This is a great experience without fault and highly recommend this.... to anyone thinking of booking with others....don't! These guys are the best in the Whitsundays by far!!

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Cam from Australia wrote on 24 January 2020

Family fun day on the reef

Set for a whole day sailing, and exploring the reef we witnessed 4 seasons in one day. A perfect start, speedy journey to little black reef with my son learning some great facts from John and Sean. Wonderful snorkel session 1 saw numerous fish and a couple of reef sharks before snorkel 2 where the heavy dark clouds rolled in. The staff (in rubber ducky boats) were extremely experienced in assisting us from rapidly changing conditions (now choppy) and we left the reef in heavy rain which was a welcome sight. We returned with the sun threatening to break through passing a few slower sail boats on the way. I have already suggested to several of my friends that Explore is definately the boat to choose if travelling to the Whitsundays. Five Star !!

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eliazarp from Australia wrote on 26 February 2020

Great fun day!

It was amazing! We went with our 6yr old and 4yr old. We were not sure if our kids were too young to do it. But it turned out to be one of their best experiences! Crew were so good and profesional. Food was great. Would definitely recommend.

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Tom Boersma from United States wrote on 19 February 2020

Great experience

We booked this trip online and were worried about how this would work out. The boat, crew and snorkeling experience all exceeded our expectations - even on a rather gloomy day. Tom

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Chemuel Corrente from United Kingdom wrote on 10 February 2020

Excellent day

The tour was excellent. The boat was clean, stuff super kind and organised. They really made us feeling safe out in the water. There were always 3 people in the water with us. There were also small kids in the water and everybody enjoyed it.

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