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Half Day Great Barrier Reef

From $199 PP

Highlights & Inclusions

From Port of Airlie, our high-speed, air-conditioned catamarans cruise to Heart Pontoon, permanently moored 39 nautical miles from shore at Hardy Reef. Once you arrive, experience the reef either from the water (swimming, snorkelling, diving) or choose to stay dry (semi-submarine, underwater observatory)… or both! Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while you’re heading back to port, with lifelong memories of this superb natural wonder.

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef
  • 2.5 hours at Hardy Reef
  • Snorkelling with all gear provided, including wetsuits and stinger suits
  • Access to underwater observatory
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Morning tea and lunch
  • Optional activities (own expense): guided snorkelling safaris and scuba diving

What to bring

  • Swimwear and towel
  • Protective clothing, hat and sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Light jacket or sweater for a cool or windy day
  • Cash/credit card for optional activities (guided snorkelling safaris, scuba diving)


Departure dates for December/January school holidays:
December: 24, 26, 29 | January: 2, 5, 7, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26
Daily Departure & Return Times
Departs Returns
Port of Airlie 7:00 AM 1:45pm
COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. Return times are when the vessel arrives back at island resort or mainland. NOTE: Changes may occur due to flight schedule changes and other factors. Where a Day Cruise is cancelled we will send notification to the contact details provided at the time of your booking. Itinerary is subject to prevailing weather and sea conditions including tides, wind, swell, sun and rain. The vessel's Master must at his discretion determine the most appropriate course to ensure acceptable levels of safety and comfort for passengers, crew and other vessels.


The following prices are per person

Half Day Great Barrier Reef

From 1 April 2019
Adult $199
Child (4 - 14) $99
Great Barrier Reef Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
Included in your cruise is a per head fee which goes to the Government. The money collected is used by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) for the management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Prices are in AUD and per person. Please note a non refundable credit card surcharge fee of 1.42% (Mastercard & Visa), 1.1% (WeChat Pay), 2.8% (Amex), 2% (China Union Pay) or 1.54% (Alipay) applies to all bookings. This fee is not included if payment is made via POLi.
Coach Transfers
Adult $12.50
Child (4 - 14) $6.50
NOTE: Most Airlie accommodation is within walking distance to Port of Airlie. Coach transfers are however an option.

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