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Whitsundays Day Sail, Snorkel and Dive - Illusions 2

Join us for a day of Whitsundays sailing aboard Illusions 2 and see why past customers have said we are the best day cruise in the Whitsundays!

Join us for a day of Whitsundays sailing aboard Illusions 2 and see why past customers have said we are the best day cruise in the Whitsundays!


  • Small group numbers (max. 20 guests)
  • Guaranteed more snorkel time than any other vessel in the Whitsundays!
  • Perfect layout on the deck for sunbathing
  • Scuba Dive options

Join us for a day of Whitsundays sailing aboard Illusions 2 and see why past customers have said we are the best day cruise in the Whitsundays!

Illusions has been operating in the Whitsundays for over 20 years. Illusions has been owned and operated by Josef since 2004 doing the same trip for all that time, to Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island and Langford Reef. This gives you the best experienced crew to help you get the most from your day.

A day aboard Illusions 2 features:

Small number of passengers, maximum 20, so room for all to sit

Relaxed areas for lying down and sunbathing. 45% of the vessel is covered to give you protection and shelter from wind, rain and sun

We can guarantee 100% that you will spend more time snorkelling than any other day vessel in the Whitsundays

We are not a racing vessel, or claim to be the fastest boat, but we can say we are the most relaxing. Being a stable catamaran you can even make a cup of tea while we are under sail.

We give you the choice of great snorkelling and the opportunity to have a go at a beginners dive. But if you are a certified diver we will give you a memorable dive in the Whitsunday.

We conduct these dives with an emphasis on 100% safety, conducted by us, not contracted

out as some boats do.

Both of the crew are qualified skippers and two of the most experienced dive instructors in the area, with a combined total of 10,000 dives between them.

We are not a fishing boat but from time to time we do drop in a line and have caught some decent size fish at times.

Things to note:

Meeting time: 7am north end of Coral Sea Marina (meeting point B)

Depart: 7.30am approx.

Sailing to one of the best snorkelling and dive spots in the world, Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island and then snorkel with turtles at Langford Island

Return: 3.30 to 4.00pm

What’s included:

Full snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins, noodles and life jackets if required)

Diving equipment is supplied

Complimentary morning/afternoon tea and lunch

Free tap water is available

Please note that we have limited spaces for diving. We operate on a first in, first served basis. Please identify when booking in the special requests if you are wanting to dive, and if you are a certified or intro diver. We will do our best to accomodate your request.

Also available:

Stinger Suits: free, Wetsuits: $10

To Buy at competitive prices: soft drinks and alcohol (fully licensed – do not bring your own)

Scuba diving – Introductory dive $80, Certified dive $75, Second dive $55

Please note - A medical certificate may be required for certain medical conditions, certain ages, or if your BMI is over 30.

What to bring:

Sunscreen (preferable reefsafe), hat and towel, wind breaker/jacket (highly recommended but we do have some available on the vessel), water bottle, cash or credit card for extras (eftpos available on board)

Departure: 7.30 am at the latest from Coral Sea Marina. You must meet at the north end of Coral Sea Marina (meeting point B) at 7am if you have not arranged a pick up.

Please do not bring bananas on the boat…..they are bad luck!

Price: $165 Adult, $85 Child (4-14), $50 Infant (0-3), $440 Family (2a+2c)

Child 4-14 years $85.00
Infant 0-3 years $50.00
Family $440.00
Trip plus 1 Certified Dive $240.00
Trip plus 1 Introductory Dive $245.00


  • The duration of this experience is 1 days


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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Willie and Serene from Australia wrote on 06 December 2021

Totally recommend !

Firstly, the staff were the kindest and most enjoyable to spend the day with. You could see that they had been doing this together for years and absolutely loved what they did ! We did the introductory scuba dive and it was absolutely amazing - Naomi made sure we were all going good and didn’t just hold on to our hands the whole dive so that we could really get the full experience. Underground photos were also provided. There was heaps of time spent snorkelling and in locations that weren’t packed with other groups. Could not recommend booking with them more :)

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jof8 from Australia wrote on 08 October 2021

Relaxing and fun

Naomi and Captain Joseph are friendly, organised, knowledgeable and entertaining. Most dive boats feel a bit like the crew are rushed between running the boat, serving customers and getting everyone in the water but these two were well organised and relaxed. Naomi managed the sails, gave a brief history lesson and took us on a guided dive and photographed it too. Captain Joseph gave us some great diving tips, got us smoothly to our destination and back and cracked a lot of jokes. Bananas however are no joke.

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emilyg22 from Australia wrote on 20 September 2021

Lovely Day

Thanks for a great day! Definitely recommend!

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Mo from Germany wrote on 20 September 2021

Best birthday Day

We had an awesome day trip on the illusions 2 with Naomi and Josef. Very well organised, professional, friendly and a lot of fun 😀👍🏻 Food was delicious and a vegan option was also available for my girlfriend. 👍🏻👍🏻 Diving was fantastic, we felt very safe and relaxed. Highly recommend this day tour, it’s worth every dollar. Best tour on the Whitsundays and we will be back for sure 😀👍🏻 We give them 5 golden stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mo and Lisl

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Alina Boeckmann from Germany wrote on 02 August 2021

Amazing Experience, beautiful intro dive!

Naomi and Joseph are fantastic, we had the best time!

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