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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 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

Available Bookings from October 18 to October 24

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Fri 18 Oct
Sat 19 Oct
Sun 20 Oct
Mon 21 Oct
Tue 22 Oct
Wed 23 Oct
Thu 24 Oct

11spaces 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$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

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult Trip + Intro Diving$390.00
  • Child Trip + Intro Diving$290.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult Trip + Intro Diving$390.00
  • Child Trip + Intro Diving$290.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult Trip + Intro Diving$390.00
  • Child Trip + Intro Diving$290.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult Trip + Intro Diving$390.00
  • Child Trip + Intro Diving$290.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult Trip + Intro Diving$390.00
  • Child Trip + Intro Diving$290.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult Trip + Intro Diving$390.00
  • Child Trip + Intro Diving$290.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult Trip + Intro Diving$390.00
  • Child Trip + Intro Diving$290.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult Trip + Intro Diving$390.00
  • Child Trip + Intro Diving$290.00

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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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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Rebecca Martinero from Australia wrote on 29 September 2019

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magical day

From the greeting at arrival to to the farewell at the end we have not one complaint. My two kids and I had the best day!! Staff, food, boat and equipment are all top notch! We can’t wait to explore with these guys again soon! Just magic

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Evette Henderson from Australia wrote on 19 September 2019

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Perfect day on the reef

All the stars aligned for our perfect day on the reef: from the gorgeous weather to the spectacular reef and fish. The best part? Only 39 guests on board. If you’re after a more intimate reef experience with the friendliest staff in Qld then this is a must! Food and bar options were awesome too! I’d even recommend the bathrooms 😃

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Gillian from Australia wrote on 18 September 2019

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Fantastic !

Had a great time on the tour with Explore. The crew were friendly and accommodating - they were so helpful. I snorkelled for the first time and loved it. Will definitely recommend to all my friends and family.

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