Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Tour
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is 2600 km long. Stretching along the east coast of Queensland from Lady Elliott Island to the Torres Strait.
Our Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Tour will show you the best of the Whitsundays.
You will travel on a high-speed catamaran. The journey to and from the reef is all part of the experience passing spectacular islands and bays.
At certain times of the year, you’ll have the chance to spot whales and other wildlife.
All-day, Fun, Fun Fun!
Introductory and certified diving is available. The guided Seabob tours are also now at Heart Pontoon. These are safe, fun and easy to operate.
The reef pontoon has a choice of areas to relax with undercover seating and tables, sun decks, freshwater showers, change rooms. You have full access to the air-conditioned comfort of our reef vessel.
There are numerous ways to explore the reef from the underwater viewing chamber to the semi-submersible submarines.
Or snorkel along the coral walls with its abundance of coral and fish life.
To get a birds-eye-view of the magical Whitsundays on a scenic flight, click HERE!
Enjoy a full day of adventure, exploring the reef.
Discover the magnificent colours of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Snorkel the crystal clear waters of the reef, and come face to face with brightly coloured marine life and coral.
Scuba diving is available at an extra cost for certified divers, and introductory divers is a lot of fun and a great way to see more of the reef.
The all-purpose pontoon has a large sundeck, underwater observatory, semi-submersible so there are plenty of fantastic options if you choose not to get in the water.
So Much Packed Into 1 Day!
Snorkelling with all gear provided
An innovative and spacious reef pontoon
Semi-submarine boat Tour
Underwater viewing chamber
Impressive buffet lunch
Morning and afternoon tea
Tea and coffee
Wetsuit and stinger suit usage
This tour is also available from Hamilton Island and Daydream Island
Government Reef Levies
Scenic helicopter flights
Introductory and certified scuba diving (medical conditions apply)
Guided snorkel tour
Seabob Tour (medical conditions apply)
Swimwear and Towel
Protective clothing from the sun including a hat
Light jacket/sweater during colder months
Money/credit card for optional purchases
A camera and a sense of fun
Great Barrier Reef tour takes 2.5 to 3 hours to get to Hardy Reef depending on weather and sea conditions.
Daily Departures & Return times
Port of Airlie departs at 8:00 am and returns at 6:10 pm
Hamilton Island Departs at 9:00 am and returns at 5:00 pm
Coach transfers to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. Return times when the vessel arrives back at an island resort or mainland.
Important Information for Scuba Diving
We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.
Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but also the safest scuba diving record. We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.
To avoid disappointment on your day of travel, we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as some medical conditions, age and / or medications may prevent you from scuba diving. It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.
We are happy to help you with any questions you may have. Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us
Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms’ AS.4005.1
Flying after Scuba Diving
For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive. For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.
If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible