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1 Day Cruise Whitsundays Hardy Reef Tour from the Whitsundays

Adults from $259

Discover the Hardy Reef on a 1-day tour filled with adventures like scuba-diving, snorkelling, and scenic helicopter flights.

This day trip takes you on a catamaran to the Reefworld Platform (Hardy Reef) where you can spot marine life through the underwater viewing chamber, and experience snorkelling and scuba diving, and more.

  • Travel to the Great Barrier Reef to a pontoon with underwater viewing chamber
  • Savour a delicious buffet lunch, and morning and afternoon tea
  • Presentations by reef experts
  • Indulge in snorkelling, swimming, and diving in the world of spectacular corals
  • Enjoy bird’s eye view of the reef from scenic helicopter ride (additional cost)

Travel aboard a high-speed catamaran to a pontoon on the reef that features a water slide, an underwater observation chamber and a large semi-submersible deck for relaxing in the sun. In addition, there are dedicated activities for kids and presentations by reef experts throughout the day.

You will be served morning and afternoon tea and a sumptuous lunch catered by a renowned restaurant from Airlie Beach. The colourful corals and the abundance of marine fauna will leave you astonished while you enjoy this protected area for snorkelling. If you want to indulge in more activities, you can go for a scenic helicopter ride or certified diving at an additional cost.

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Schedule

Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
Day Tour from Airlie Beach 8:00am 6:15pm 10 Hours
Day Tour from Hamilton Island 9:00am 5:00pm 8 Hours

Pricing

Ticket Details Price
Adults Valid for travel until 31st March 2018 $245
Valid for travel after 1st April 2018 $259
Children (4-14 yrs) Valid for travel until 31st March 2018 $120
Valid for travel after 1st April 2018 $125
Concession Seniors, and Full Time Students - ID required. Valid for travel until 31st March 2018 $220.50
Seniors, and Full Time Students - ID required. Valid for travel after 1st April 2018 $233.10
Family (2+2) Valid for travel until 31st March 2018 $657
Valid for travel after 1st April 2018 $691.20
Family (2+3) Valid for travel until 31st March 2018 $765
Valid for travel after 1st April 2018 $803.70
Infants (0-3) Valid for travel until 31st March 2018 Free

Extras

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Hotel Transfers Return Transfers from Airlie Beach Accommodation $14.50 Ad, $7.50 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, $160 Family
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
Tour Extension 30 Minute Seabob Experience $139 pp (Adult/Child)

Transport

Boat

Group Size: 250ppl max

Inclusions

  • Unlimited snorkeling including all the equipment
  • 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
  • Rest Stations in the Water
  • Lifeguard Station
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Change Rooms with Fresh Water Showers
  • Dive Station
  • Reef Experts on Site

Rated: 43210 (4.4/5 based on 7 customer reviews)


54321 Even though the weather was crappy, my dad and I still enjoyed the tour. Water visibility was awesome and allowed us to enjoy our diving and snorkelling experiences. The staff were all readily available with information and smiles. Very professional, informative, friendly and engaging.
Ria — 24 March, 2018

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


Itinerary

The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Pickup from Port of Airlie

8:00am

Pickup from Hamilton Island

9:00am

Morning Tea

Enjoy the provided morning tea!

Arrival at Reefworld Platform (Hardy Reef)

11:00am

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*

Semi-submersible

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 (additional cost)

Swimming

Enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm tropical waters!

Buffet Lunch

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on tour!

Snorkelling

Snorkel amongst the beautiful corals, fishes, turtles and more, up close and personal.

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Opportunity to enjoy a Scenic Helicopter Flight (additional cost)

Underwater Windows

Experience the world underwater while staying dry!

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy the provided afternoon tea.

Departure from Platform

3:00pm

Secluded, Private Lagoon Reserved for Seaplane Tours Only!

Dropoff at Hamilton Island

5:00pm

Dropoff at Port of Airlie

6:15pm


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