Hamilton Island: Full-Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise

4.7 / 5

23 Reviews

Hamilton Island: Full-Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise

From US$ 197.79 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

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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • 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. 
  • 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

    4.7 / 5

    based on 23 reviews

    Review summary

    • Service
      4.2 / 5
    • Organization
      4.8 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.6 / 5
    • Safety
      4.2 / 5
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    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

    Very well organized day. extremely knowledgeable crew (namely Emily who is a marine scientist and gave us a great insight into the reef). nice and big boat with space inside and outside. 2 outings spaced by lunch. only slight improvement however could be the food, cold bufet type ... overall well worth it with amazing things to see, fish, turtles, beautiful coral ... a great day out!

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    February 13, 2020

    A fantastic experience to experience the reef and all life there. Not so colorful so you don't expect it, very boring with the bleaching going on. But it is still a magical and indescribable experience to get snorkeling and be so close. You must not touch anything, so it is important to respect! There were two stops. The first stop was clearly best as you did not see as clearly at the second even though you looked very good. Got a good dinner and snacks on the way back.

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    February 4, 2020

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