Water activity

Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

4.6 / 5

94 reviews

Activity provider: Cruise Whitsundays

Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

Activity provider: Cruise Whitsundays
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From US$ 195.78 per person

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Nothing compares to the outer Great Barrier Reef! Witness magnificent water quality and diverse and colorful marine life. Travel to the pontoon on a premium vessel and enjoy a variety of activities. Snorkel, swim or hop on the semi-submersible boat.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the outer reef's diverse marine life
  • Choose from a number of activities on the spacious pontoon
  • Travel on a premium vessel and feel the wind in your hair!
  • Experience the Whitsunday's best snorkelling conditions with all gear provided
Full description
Departing from Airlie Beach, cruise through the Whitsundays on a high-speed, luxury vessel. Enjoy morning tea as you pass by deserted islands, secluded bays and beaches en route to the outer Great Barrier Reef. The vessel features spacious lounges, full air-conditioning, huge outside view decks and a duo of bars that will gladly serve you your favourite refreshment, including both alcohol and soft drinks. Arrive at the permanently-moored, spacious and innovative pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The water quality and diverse marine life is unrivalled. Meet hundreds of fish species and admire a variety of hard and soft coral. This makes for unbelievable snorkelling and diving if you wish (at an extra cost on the day). Spend the time as you please: make use of the undercover seating and tables, sun decks to top up your tan, freshwater showers and changing rooms. Visit the underwater chamber if you prefer to see the underwater world below without getting wet. Take a ride on a semi-submersible boat. Optional extras also include scuba dives and scenic helicopter flights. Indulge in a delicious tropical-style buffet lunch and drinks from the bar as you please (extra cost). The return journey back to Airlie is a beautiful end to the day.
Includes
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Tea and coffee
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Guided semi-submersible tour
  • Underwater observatory
  • Introduction and certified diving (unless option booked)
  • Helicopter flights
  • Guided snorkeling (unless option booked)
  • Beverages and snacks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring swimwear and a towel, protective clothing, a hat and sunscreen, a camera and money or credit cards to pay for optional extras
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 94 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The staff were really great, friendly, happy and very helpful. The cruise was Picturesque. The water was absolutely gorgeous. We got to see whales on the trip over. It was well organised and the scuba diving was really enjoyable. The food was pretty meh, take snacks. And take a jumper for the cruise home especially if you are still wet from swimming and want to sit on one of the outside decks, otherwise it’s a three hour trip back of hiding from the wind

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September 18, 2022

We were very unlucky with the weather for this trip- high winds, rain and big swells- however the staff were all amazing trying to ensure we had the best possible experience given the weather. We tried the introduction dive and Daisy literally held our hand through out! It was so worth while as no matter how wild the weather was above the water, underwater was a true paradise and an experience I will never forget.

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July 5, 2022

The experiences on offer were excellent. The safety and other instructions were easy to follow and remember. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was great and of course the reef itself was fantastic. I would definitely return one day. Thanks to all and a special thanks to the little Asian girl who put up with me for my first snorkelling experience, and dragged me along the reef.

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May 6, 2022

Product ID: 132270