Hamilton Island: Full-Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise

4.6 / 5

37 reviews

Hamilton Island: Full-Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise

From $192.18 per person

Depart from Hamilton Island and explore a magical underwater world, and snorkel at the famous Great Barrier Reef. Over a full-day, visit two diverse reef locations. Relax as you travel on a comfortable vessel and enjoy a delicious lunch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the most beautiful, natural spots in the world
  • View an abundance of diverse coral and marine life
  • Travel on a comfortable vessel with delicious lunch, and informative commentary
  • Enjoy a personalised and quality experience with a smaller group
Full description
Experience a full-day Great Barrier Reef snorkeling adventure, taking you to selected moorings around Bait Reef. Visit dive sites around Bait Reef including Stepping Stones, Paradise Lagoon and Mantaray drop-off. Travel in style on a custom designed dive vessel which has two levels of air-conditioned luxury, lounge-style seating, a partially shaded deck and freshwater hot and cold showers. Discover both locations, packed with coral, color and marine life. See the fringing inner reef, with its bright colors from the soft coral that grows around these areas. Find numerous smaller reef-dwelling fish such as parrotfish, angelfish, batfish, damselfish and fusiliers. At the outer reef, you can expect to see a hard coral platform reef with impressive drop offs and friendly, resident giant trevallies. Relax aboard the comfortable vessel in between dives, lounging in the sun. Stay energised all day with a delicious buffet-style lunch provided on board, as well as morning and afternoon tea. 
Includes
  • High-quality mares diving and snorkeling gear
  • Wetsuits and stinger suits
  • Flotation jackets, if required
  • Lunch
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Explore Boat, Hamilton Island Marina, Front Street, Hamilton Island, QLD, 4803

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen

    Know before you go

    • There are toilets and showers on-board.
    • On occasion slightly different destinations are chosen to provide the most enjoyable day possible. These options will be explained prior to departure.
    • Please note as you need to enter the water to enjoy the reef, this cruise is not suitable for those that cannot swim.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 37 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    Staff were lovely, the boat was nice and overall a really good day! The reef isn't as beautiful as I remember from last time I visited... definitely due to global warming unfortunately. Still a must see if you're up this way! It would be cool to visit 2 very different parts of the reef!

    March 17, 2021

    Unfortunately we didn’t get to do the Great Barrier Reef as the weather was horrid. However, the guides made the best of a bad situation and we ended up going out to a few other really cool places in the Whitsundays. Would definitely recommend this company to anyone. We had the best day and would definitely be back to do the reef tour with these guys. Money well spent

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    February 28, 2021

    Beyond that due to weather reasons we could not go to the Great Barrier Reef and went elsewhere to snorkel, the activity was very good since it was a point with a lot of marine life. Perhaps the equipment could be a little better as it is old and the guides explain a little better, but overall it was a good experience. It would improve the food and drink service on board a bit since you have to buy the drink and they do not have cold water for the heat that makes

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    March 9, 2020

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