Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

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Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

From $59.56 per person

See local coral reefs and marine life on a glass-bottom boat tour of Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 1 hour
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  • Look down on coral reefs and tropical fish from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat
  • Take a photo opportunity at the stunning lookouts of Shute Harbour
  • Discover and learn about the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Marine Park
Full description
See the wonders of the Whitsundays without getting in the water. Cruise around the best coral reefs around Airlie Beach with your family or friends on a tour that is suitable for all ages.  Enjoy a photo opportunity stop at Lions Lookout prior to your departure. Marvel at the views over the harbor and the stunning Whitsunday Islands and add a charming portrait to your holiday photo collection. Then, venture out on a glass-bottom boat that is fully shaded from the sun. Discover breathtaking coral worlds and marine wildlife such as turtles, rays, and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish. Explore the valuable ecosystem that lives within the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Get up close and personal with a spectrum of vibrant hard and soft coral and underwater critters as you cruise through the idyllic islands. Listen to funny and informative commentary about the reef from your guide.
  • One hour guided boat tour
  • Commentary
  • Free photos
  • All safety equipment
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 2 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    If you did not select pick up, please meet us at Shute Harbour 30 minutes prior to your tour at Lions Lookout at the Base -Back packers (at the front of reception stairs). Please be advised that due to construction works at Shute Harbour, parking is extremely limited and not advised

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    What to bring

    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Walking frames
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 24 reviews

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    Great staff who were very happy to answer any questions. Very informative and went the extra mile. They were great with the kids, letting them feed the fish and drive the boat. Did a tour of Shute Haven to look at lovely houses and views as an extra at the end. Took over 2 hours from pickup til getting off the boat. Water was a bit unclear so the colour of the coral was a bit disappointing. Saw lots of different types of coral and all was explained.

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    January 24, 2021

    Not impressed the ticket states 2hrs however the actual trip was only 1hr - when I questioned this I was told that the 2hr includes travel time - funny ha ha - the trip by shuttle bus to the destination was 2min and 3min back to the pick up point

    December 30, 2020

    The pickup at my Motor Inn was on time, the transport to and from Shute Harbour was effective and the boat we went out in was of service. The tour guide knew the area well and took us to the best spots. The glass bottom boat gave us a good view of coral and fish.

    December 18, 2020

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