Water activity

Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

Activity provider: Cruise Whitsundays

Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

Activity provider: Cruise Whitsundays
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From US$ 203.20 per person

Likely to sell out

Witness magnificent water quality and diverse and colorful marine life at the Great Barrier Reef. Travel to the pontoon on a premium vessel and enjoy a variety of activities.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Experience the outer reef's diverse marine life
  • Choose from a number of activities on the spacious pontoon
  • Travel on a premium vessel and feel the wind in your hair
  • Experience the Whitsunday's best snorkelling conditions with all gear provided
Full description

Explore the serene water and colorful underwater life at the Great Barrier Reef by a pontoon. You will encounter many species of fish, and corals while enjoying water activities like snorkeling and swimming.

Depart from Airlie Beach, and cruise through the Whitsundays on a high-speed, luxury vessel. Enjoy morning tea as you pass by deserted islands, secluded bays, and beaches en route to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

The vessel features spacious lounges, full air-conditioning, huge outside view decks, and a duo of bars that will gladly serve you your favorite refreshment, including both alcohol and soft drinks.

Arrive at the permanently-moored, spacious, and innovative pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The water quality and diverse marine life are unrivaled. Meet hundreds of fish species and admire a variety of hard and soft coral.

See unbelievable snorkeling and diving (at an extra cost on the day). Spend the time as you please: Make use of the undercover seating and tables, sun decks to top up your tan, freshwater showers, and changing rooms.

Visit the underwater chamber if you prefer to see the underwater world below without getting wet. Take a ride on a semi-submersible boat. Indulge in a delicious tropical-style buffet lunch and purchase drinks from the bar as you please. Finally, return to Airlie after a beautiful day.

  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Tea and coffee
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Guided semi-submersible tour
  • Underwater observatory
  • Drinks from the bar

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Meeting point

Check in at the Maritime Terminal at the Port of Airlie.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Credit card
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring swimwear and a towel, protective clothing, a hat and sunscreen, a camera and money or credit cards to pay for optional extras
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 104 reviews

Review summary

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This trip is one of the best things I have ever done in my life. The staff were absolutely amazing informing us educating us on everything from the start to the end of the trip the food was great. the pontoon at the great barrier was amazing. I also decided to do a dive, which, for myself was very frightening, and with the help of a lovely young diver, I got the courage to face my fear, and was one of the best experience ever. I could not highly recommend this whole tour more. Amazing!

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November 18, 2022

The staff were really great, friendly, happy and very helpful. The cruise was Picturesque. The water was absolutely gorgeous. We got to see whales on the trip over. It was well organised and the scuba diving was really enjoyable. The food was pretty meh, take snacks. And take a jumper for the cruise home especially if you are still wet from swimming and want to sit on one of the outside decks, otherwise it’s a three hour trip back of hiding from the wind

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September 18, 2022

We were very unlucky with the weather for this trip- high winds, rain and big swells- however the staff were all amazing trying to ensure we had the best possible experience given the weather. We tried the introduction dive and Daisy literally held our hand through out! It was so worth while as no matter how wild the weather was above the water, underwater was a true paradise and an experience I will never forget.

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July 5, 2022

Product ID: 132270