• 1 Day Duration
  • English Tour Guide
  • Free Cancellation 7 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick Up Included of Certain Packages
  • Lunch Included

Great Barrier Reef Adventure from Airlie Beach (Backpacker Special)

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Enjoy an incredible full day experience with a Great Barrier Reef Adventure with Cruise Whitsundays!

Departing from Airlie Beach and collecting guests at Hamilton Island, you'll journey past spectacular islands en-route to the outer Great Barrier Reef. You will cruise in comfort aboard a high-speed catamaran, featuring spacious air-conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating. And you won't go hungry, with morning and afternoon teas included, as well as a sumptuous buffet lunch.

Once at the reef, you'll board the interactive Hardy Reef Pontoon to spend the day exploring the colourful underwater world of magnificent corals, colourful fish and marine life. Your cruise includes all the snorkelling equipment you will require to explore the oceans without a guide. Plus, you'll have access to a semi-submersible vessel and an underwater viewing chamber. There are also entertaining presentations by reef experts on how we can continue to preserve and care for the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. You can also choose to upgrade to introductory or certified dives or take part in guided snorkelling tours.

Book your Great Barrier Reef Adventure with us today and have the experience of a lifetime!


  • 8:00 am depart from Port of Airlie

  • 11:00 am arrive at Hardy Reef Pontoon

  • 11:00 am-2:00 pm buffet lunch available

  • 2:00 pm-5:00 pm pontoon activities (times will vary depending on your purchases)

  • 6:10 pm return to Port of Airlie

Assembling arrangement:
  • Address: Port of Airlie, Maritime Terminal at 24 The Cove Road, Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

  • Free transfers are available for certain hotels, please enter your hotel name when booking.

  • Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.

  • If pick-up is not available from your hotel, please make your way to a nearby pick-up location listed on the booking form.

  • As this is a shared transfer, there may be unforeseen delays along the pick-up route.

Dining arrangement:
  • Lunch is a BBQ buffet-style lunch including a range of tropical cuisine and seasonal salads.

  • Morning and afternoon tea are also included.


  • Backpacker ticket: Ages 18-35 years.

  • Passengers without basic swimming skills can ask the crew for life jackets, floatation devices, etc.

  • We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance which includes cover for activities on this tour.

Requirements for YHA/ISIC discount:

  • Only for passengers departing from Airlie Beach with hotel transfers.
  • Only for passengers aged 18-35 with YHA, ISIC, VIP, NOMADS, SUT, ISE or Base membership cards .
  • Families with children or passengers over the age of 36 are not eligible for backpacker discounts.
  • You must live in Nomads, Base or similar standard backpacker accommodation (3-3.5 star hotel).
  • You will be required to present your membership card when check in.

What to bring:

  • Swimwear

  • Towel

  • Sun protective clothing

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Camera

  • Light jacket/sweater for windy or cool days

  • Credit card and/or cash

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 7 days before use.
  • 50% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 5-6 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 4 days before use.
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