Whitsundays Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Tour Hot Deal

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  • Full day Outer Reef tour
  • Enjoy activities at a reef pontoon
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Semi-submersible boat ride
  • Easy and safe snorkelling off pontoon
  • Includes delicious buffet lunch

Visit one of the Whitsunday region's most spectacular Great Barrier Reef sites on this great value day tour departing from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island. Witness the Great Barrier Reef at its best with a cruise to the Outer Reef, where both the water quality and incredible marine life at at their most magnificant! Departing from your choice of either Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island, on this Outer Reef cruise you'll board one of the region's premier vessels and enjoy a morning tea and the stunning views as you cruise through the Whitsunday Islands and on to the outer Great Barrier Reef. At the reef, you can experience one of not only Queensland's - but the entire world's - most naturally striking areas. Just getting to the destination of choice is half the fun as you'll be aboard a modern, comfortable and sleek 37m-long wavepiercing vessel that is the biggest in the Whitsundays.

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. Optional activities include scuba dives, scenic helicopter flights and on-board massages. During the day, indulge in a delicious buffet lunch, so you have the energy to fit in the many awesome activities! For the Whitsundays best outer Great Barrier Reef tour and the optimum snorkelling conditions in the Whitsundays, be sure to book this option online today.

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What you need to know


  • Return catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef and Hardy Reef Lagoon
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Full buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Underwater viewing observatory
  • Subsea Adventure
  • Kids club
  • Marine Biologist presentations
  • $5.50 per person Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority fee
  • Free wetsuit usage

Optional Extras

  • Accommodation to Port of Airlie return transfers (Please pay at the time of booking. The pick up request will not be accepted if this option has not been selected)
  • Intro and certified diving (payable to the operator)
  • Seabobs at Hardy Reef (payable to the operator)


  • The Great Barrier Reef is a "must-see" for any visitor to the region
  • Hundreds of different types of fish and hard and soft coral
  • Unbelievable snorkelling with all gear provided
  • Delicious tropical buffet lunch
  • An innovative and spacious reef pontoon
  • Semi-submersible
  • Underwater viewing chamber

What to Bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Light jacket for cooler months
  • Money or credit card for optional purchases

Tour Times

  • Departs Port of Airlie 8:00am - Returns 6:10pm
  • Departs Hamilton Island 9:00am - Returns 5:00pm

Booking Information

  • If you are booking more than one Whitsundays cruise at the same time, you may be eligible to receive a Twin Tour Discount (only applicable to particular cruise operator). Please give us a call for more details.
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Vessel subject to change without notice

What others had to say

4 reviews
Paul Yeo | 1 year ago

The 2 hour boat ride at 8am to Hardy's Lagoon and Reefworld Pontoon was relatively smooth sailing. We snorkelled and saw plenty of sea life. It was high tide on the day so we were abit high up from the coral and the currents in the water were pretty strong but the reef is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We managed to spot a turtle during our viewing in the semi submersible boat. The lunch spread was quite good with prawns, salad dishes and a range of meat. There is also an underwater observatory although there wasn't much to view after snorkelling and taking the boat ride. 5 hours out on the pontoon also gives you time to sunbake but recliner seats are limited so make sure you grab a spot early during the day! All in all, it is a must see during your stay at the Whitsundays.

Songzhe | 2 years ago

Crews are very friendly, warming and have great patience. Sailing took 3 hours, but not bored. Having good safety controls. Scenes are all amazing. It is definitely a lifetime experience. Strongly recommended. A must do activity. The buffet lunch is also fantastic, many local seafood. Only thing need to complaint is slight sea sick for many people. Recommend brings some medicine.

pallavi sinha | 3 years ago

Awesome dive!!! Amazing crew... Loved it...

Shaun Borg | 3 years ago

Money well spent. Excellent well organised day, onboard extra activities are all a reasonable and affordable. Enough food to feed double the people. Large snorkel area that took the entire allocated time to explore. Safety of people in the water was excellent with two staff constantly patrolling in inflatable boats.

Top tips

"While the islands of the Great Barrier Reef are beautiful, nothing can compare to the Outer Reef; while you'll spend a bit more travel time, the beauty of the outer regions are truly spectacular!"