Cruise Whitsundays | Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Departs on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
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  • Admission Fee
  • Transfer
  • Optional
Infant (0-3 years)
Backpackers/YHA/ISIC Card holders
Family (2A+2C)
Return Transfer from Airlie Beach(Adult)
Return Transfer from Airlie Beach(Child 4-14yrs)
Option1 - Discover Scuba
Option2 - Certified Discover Scuba
Option3 - Guided Scuba diving/Licensed Scuba Diving
Option4 - Guided Reef Safari

Tour Information


  • Cruises depart Port of Airlie at 8:00am and return at 6:10pm
  • Cruises depart Daydream Island at 8:00am and return at 5:45pm
  • Cruises depart Hamilton Island at 9:00am and return at 5:00pm
  • Check-in is required at least 30 minutes prior

Operating Hours

  • Operates on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 26 June - 17 September 2020
  • Operates daily from 18 September - 11 October 2020
  • Operates on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 October - 10 December 2020

Visit one of the Whitsunday region's most spectacular Great Barrier Reef sites on this great value day tour departing from Airlie Beach. Witness the Great Barrier Reef at its best with a cruise to the Outer Reef, where both the water quality and incredible marine life are at their most magnificent! Departing from Airlie Beach, 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.

Just getting to the destination is half the fun as you travel aboard a modern, comfortable and sleek 37m-long wave piercing 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. Enjoy snorkelling, the underwater chamber and a ride on a semi-submersible boat. Optional activities include scuba dives and scenic helicopter flights. During the day, indulge in a delicious gourmet 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!


  • The Great Barrier Reef is a "must-see" for any visitor to the region
  • 4 hours at Hardy Reef
  • Hundreds of different types of fish and hard and soft coral
  • Unbelievable snorkelling with all gear provided
  • Delicious gourmet lunch pack
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • An innovative and spacious reef pontoon
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Underwater viewing chamber

Tour Inclusive

  • Return catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef and Reefworld Pontoon
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Gourmet lunch pack
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Underwater viewing observatory
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Kids club
  • Marine Biologist presentations
  • $5.50 per person Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority fee
  • Free wetsuit usage

Tour Exclusive

  • Private consumption
  • Travel insurance (can be purchased from FIT Travel)
  • Hotel transfers to Port of Airlie
  • Optional activities


Cruise Whitsundays - 24 The Cove Road, Whitsundays, QLD 4802


  • The itinerary is quoted in Australian dollars (AUD)
  • Minimum numbers apply for tours to proceed, we will let you know at the time of booking if this might affect your tour
  • Prices listed on this site are per person, unless otherwise specified
  • Prices advertised include GST
  • Tours and pricing are subject to change without notice
  • Please make inquiry before travelling, if you have any dietary requirements or allergies
  • In line with government regulations due to Covid-19, guests will now be served gourmet lunch packs and individual servings of morning and afternoon tea
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • 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

What To Bring?

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

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