1 Day Cruise Whitsundays Hardy Reef Tour from the Whitsundays

Adults from $245

Our large stable platform has activities to suit everyone! Discover the beauty of the coral and marine life at the outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon.

​Visit one of the great wonders of the natural world. The Great Barrier Reef is a must see for visitors. Its formation began millions of years ago. As it continues to thrive you can expect to see many forms or coral, fish and other marine life.

At the Reefworld Pontoon you can choose from a range of activities including snorkelling, semi submarine boat rides, swimming, and viewing the reef through the underwater observatory.

The stable pontoon is perfect for families and non swimmers. Certified scuba diving and introductory scuba diving are also available (diving is subject to passing a medical questionnaire).

Enjoy eating your delicious buffet lunch on the spacious pontoon. There is plenty of undercover seating and a sundeck perfect for working on the tan. The cruise to the pontoon is aboard a fast luxurious catamaran purpose-built for travelling to the Great Barrier Reef in comfort and style.

Advanced Eco Certification means a high standard of environmental protection.

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Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
Day Tour from Airlie Beach 8:00am 6:00pm 10 Hours
Day Tour from Daydream Island 7:45am 5:45pm 10 Hours
Day Tour from Hamilton Island 9:00am 5:00pm 8 Hours


Ticket Price
Adults $245
Children (4-14 yrs) $120
Family (2+2) $657
Infants (0-3) Free


Book your Extras now so you don't miss out!

Hotel Transfers Return Transfers from Airlie Beach Accommodation $14 Ad, $7 Ch
Guided Snorkeling Tour For a deeper understanding of the Hardy Reef take a guided Snorkeling 'Reef Safari.' An expert will accompany you to points of interest and explain exactly what you are seeing. $55 Ad, $30 Ch
Scuba Dive Introductory Dive - A magical place to take your first dive, you will be provided comprehensive training. Once ready to take to the reef you will be accompanied by fully certified PADI/SSI Instructors to guide your adventure. $139pp First Dive, $59pp Second Dive
Scuba Dive Certified Dive - As an experienced diver you can enjoy guided dives at selected sites featuring a large variety of coral and an abundance of marine life. $99pp First Dive, $59pp Second Dive
Scenic Helicopter Flight For the best viewing of the reef take a Scenic Helicopter Flight. We will take you over the iconic Heart Reef. This is sure to be one of the most unique and memorable experiences you can find. TBC at Pontoon
Massage Indulge in a soothing massage while overlooking the Great Barrier Reef. Massages are available to you either on the pontoon or en route while abord the Seaflight TBC at Pontoon



Group Size: 250ppl max

  • Seaflight 121' Catamaran


  • Morning Tea
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Semi-Submersible
  • Underwater Viewing Chamber
  • Waterslide
  • Kids Activities
  • Expert Presentation
  • Wetsuit Hire
  • National Park Fees

Reefworld Platform (Hardy Reef)

  • Sun Deck with Shaded Areas
  • Swimming and Snorkeling Zones
  • Flotation Aids Available
  • Waterslide
  • Rest Stations in the Water
  • Lifeguard Station
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Change Rooms with Fresh Water Showers
  • Dive Station
  • Reef Experts on Site

Rated: 43210 (4.3/5 based on 6 customer reviews)

54321 An absolutely amazing day out. The Crew were fantastic. The food was delicious. Highly recommend this trip and will do it again.
Linley — 31 October, 2017

14321 The trip should have been cancelled due to the weather conditions, the entire staff were great coping with people falling and being sick,an experience to forget rather than cherish, a full refund would be in order.
Barry Davis — 4 July, 2017

54321 Absolutely amazing! Great experience. Originally booked a guided snorkelling tour but once opon the boat decided to also do a guided scuba dive as well! Tour guides are amazing (also patient for those not so confident or are having troubles) on both types of tours. That combined with the free time snorkelling on your own is well worth it. Staff on the boat are very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend it to anyone no matter where you are from after all it is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
Heath — 18 March, 2017

54321 Amazing day out.... Jam packed day of fun and Paddy was fantastic! my two boys loved him and he was great with them too....would recommend! thank you Paddy and the team.
Mechelle Gawthorn — 10 January, 2017

54321 I've never submitted an experience before, but I feel the team and experience is worthy. My partner and I went on the all day tour. Right from the beginning it was such a great, friendly and happy vibe. We felt so comfortable. I experienced some sea sickness on the way out and I was quickly helped by the team, and they made me feel at ease. On top of that, the instructors are so patient and understanding. I would recommend this trip for anyone who wants a fantastic day out on the reef with professional and fun and friendly staff. Well done guys!! :)
Laura — 3 December, 2015

54321 Hi Guys! Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU!!!! We just did your Great Barrier Reef Tour at Hardy Reef on Wednesday and Perfect would be an understatement!! It was amazing and exceeded our expectations and more! Everyone was so lovely to us, from the booking, to the check-in desk and all of the staff on board making it an absolutely unforgettable experience, even the weather was perfect for us!! We honestly can't thank you enough and had the most amazing time! Will definitely be back for seconds! Thank you!!! xo
Natalie-Monique Le Sueur — 31 October, 2014


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Pickup from Port of Airlie


Pickup from Daydream Island

7:50am *Guests departing from Daydream Island depart by ferry to join the reef vessel at Hamilton Island.

Pickup from Hamilton Island


Morning Tea

Enjoy the provided morning tea!

Arrival at Reefworld Platform (Hardy Reef)


Enjoy activities available at your leisure, Go marine life spotting via the underwater viewing chamber, semi submersible submarine or snorkeling. Let the kids enjoy the waterslide. Work up a tan on the Sun Deck or attend a reef presentation. *At times tour may visit the Knuckle Reef Pontoon due to maintenance or weather*


Want to experience a Dive, but not wanting to take the plunge? Try a Semi-Sub! Fun for all ages!

Scuba Dive

Opportunity to enjoy a Scuba Dive!


Enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm tropical waters!

Buffet Lunch

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on tour!


See the beautiful Coral, Fish, Turtles and more, up close and personal!

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Opportunity to enjoy a Scenic Helicopter Flight!

Underwater Windows

Experience the world underwater while staying dry!

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy the provided afternoon tea!

Departure from Platform


Dropoff at Hamilton Island


Dropoff at Daydream Island

5:45pm *Guests returning to Daydream Island disembark at Hamilton Island to catch a connecting ferry.

Dropoff at Port of Airlie


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