1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Airlie Beach
  4. Great Barrier Reef - Whitsunday Islands

Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

Product ID: 132270
Nothing compares to the outer Great Barrier Reef! Witness magnificent water quality and diverse and colorful marine life. Travel to the pontoon on a premium vessel and enjoy a variety of activities. Snorkel, swim or hop on the semi-submersible boat.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a 50% refund

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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
Departing from Airlie Beach, 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 favourite 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 is unrivalled. Meet hundreds of fish species and admire a variety of hard and soft coral. This makes for unbelievable snorkelling and diving if you wish (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. Optional extras also include scuba dives and scenic helicopter flights. Indulge in a delicious tropical-style buffet lunch and drinks from the bar as you please (extra cost). The return journey back to Airlie is a beautiful end to the day.
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Tea and coffee
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Guided semi-submersible tour
  • Underwater observatory
What’s Not Included
  • Introduction and certified diving (unless option booked)
  • Helicopter flights
  • Guided snorkeling (unless option booked)
  • Beverages and snacks

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Meeting point

Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach

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Important information
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

4.5 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We had an amazing experience! We started on the cruise out there and it was so beautiful looking at the picturesque mountains and sea along the way, the boat ride was long but once we got to the Reef world pontoon it was worth it! We decided to have lunch first which had an amazing selection of delicious food! (Even morning tea and afternoon tea was delightful too) we then got into the water and did some snorkelling for the rest of the day which was stunning! We were so grateful to see the Great Barrier Reef and we got some fantastic pictures from the underwater photographer, after a full day of snorkelling we headed home happy and feeling lucky we got to experience it all. The staff were so attentive, helpful and kind and very informative about everything

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March 22, 2020

My brother and I went scuba diving at hardy reef. We were lucky enough to probably get the best guides one could wish for on a once in a lifetime trip. We felt safe and had a great time learning about the reef and the fish. Thanks to David and Oli !! You are he best!!

March 5, 2020

Exceeded all expectations! Staff, boat, food were amazing! We were petrified about the depth of the water, sharks, not to mention wearing a head to camel-toe, lycra, stringer suit... but moment you arrive at Heart Pontoon, WOW! we'd already forgotten about it! We didn't want to get out. The whole experience incredible.

November 15, 2019

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Cruise Whitsundays

Product ID: 132270