Cruise Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Adventures Snorkel with a huge array of tropical fish. See coral formations that don’t exist anywhere else on the planet. And discover all the beauty of this natural wonder, with this relaxed day trip that’s suitable for the whole family. Travelling by catamaran, you’ll spend most of the day at Reefworld Pontoon, located on beautiful Hardy Reef. Here, you can enjoy a whole range of activities - both above and below the water. Why you’ll love Cruise Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Adventure: Travel in comfort. You will travel to and from the reef on a purpose-built, 24-metre catamaran. As well as a dive platform with hydraulically lowered stairs, the catamaran boasts lounge style seating, air-conditioned interior, and a partially shaded deck. Snorkel to your heart’s content. Once you arrive at Reefworld, you’ll have the opportunity to snorkel or dive and explore all the coral and marine life this area has to offer. Experience the reef from above. Even if you don’t want to get wet, you can still enjoy the reef by taking a tour on Reefworld’s semi-submarine, sit back in the large, 50-seat underwater viewing chamber or look down into the Groper viewing hole. Quality equipment. High quality Mares diving and snorkelling gear is supplied, along with wetsuits/stinger suits, flotation noodles and jackets. Optional extras: If you want to enhance your tour, you can also: Go scuba diving. If you’re already certified - or want to take an introductory session - speak to the Tour Desk about diving the reef. See Heart Reef from the air: Take an unforgettable, ten minute scenic helicopter ride over the iconic Heart Reef. This can be arranged on the boat ride out to the reef dependent on availability for the day and costs start at $145 per person. Take a guided Reef Safari. If you would like a deeper understanding of what you are seeing, we also offer a guided snorkelling safari. This can also be arranged on board the boat and costs start at $50 per person. Booking Request Details at a glance Opening hours Operates daily (subject to weather). Pricing Adult - $245.00 Child (aged 4-14) - $120.00 Family (2 adults and 2 children) - $657.00 Inclusions Delicious buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Stinger suits and snorkel equipment is included. Tours on the semi-submersible are also free of charge. Sights and highlights Snorkel (or dive) around colourful and renowned Hardy Reef. All guests are provided with snorkelling equipment to explore the easy to follow snorkelling trails. Enjoy the many ways to experience the reef even if you don't want to get wet. Take a tour on the semi-submarine, sit back in the large 50 seat underwater viewing chamber or look down into the Groper viewing hole. You’re supplied with quality equipment - including hygienically sealed mouthpieces, stinger suits and wetsuits, which allow for protection, warmth and buoyancy. Take a guided snorkelling tour to learn more about the reef. Sample itinerary 8.30am - Check in at the Cruise Whitsundays office at the Marina Village 9.00am - Depart Hamilton Island Marina 11.00 - Arrive at Reefworld 12.00pm – 2.00pm - Lunch served 2.45pm - Depart Reefworld 5.00pm - Arrive back at Hamilton Island Marina What to bring Hat Towel Sunscreen Camera Swimmers Cash or credit card for extra snacks, drinks or souvenirs. Light jacket or warm clothes for after swimming. Booking information Bookings are essential. Please visit the Tour Desk or call 07 4946 8305. How to get there Catamaran departs from the Cruise Whitsundays jetty located opposite the ice cream parlour on the marina side of the island. Marina arm A1. Terms and Conditions Divers are required to fill out a medical questionnaire to ensure general fitness. All divers over 55 years of age will require a medical certificate stating they’re fit to dive and this must be completed before you leave for the cruise. Minimum age for scuba is 12 years. Please note that smoking is permitted on the top deck and only while the vessel is docked at Reefworld. Cancellation policy If your booking is cancelled within 24 to 48 hours notice, 50% of the ticket price will be forfeited. If your booking is a no show or cancelled less than 24 hours notice, 100% of the ticket price will be forfeited. The information above should be used as a guide only. Activity/tour details, prices and timings are subject to change at any time.