Half Day Great Barrier Reef Adventure from Airlie Beach

Adults from $199

See the outer barrier reef in just half a day these school holidays!

**This tour operates during School Holidays, with the 2018 dates yet to be confirmed. Alternatively, you can still visit the Platforn for a full day, please see the 1 Day Cruise Whitsundays Hardy Reef Tourfrom the Whitsundays

This incredible Half Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise is back again for school holidays! With approximately 2.5 hours on the Reef, this tour is great for families and friends who only have half a day to see the reef.

Departing from Airlie Beach, you will head to our Hardy Reef pontoon for a great half day of activities including snorkelling, semi-submersible boat rides, the underwater observatory and a sumptuous buffet lunch on your way home.

Spend the morning exploring the colourful underwater world of magnificent corals, fish and marine life - who knows you may even spot Nemo, George & Wally!

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Departures: Available on selected dates during school holidays.

  Start Finish Duration
Half Day Tour from Airlie 7:00am 1:45pm 5.5 Hours


Ticket Price
Adults $199
Children (4-14 yrs) $99
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 Hardy Reef take a guided Snorkelling 'Reef Safari.' An expert will accompany you to points of interest and explain exactly what you are seeing. $59 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



Group Size: 250ppl max


  • Unbelievable snorkeling with all gear provided
  • Free wetsuit and stinger suit usage
  • Semi-Submersible
  • Underwater Viewing Chamber
  • Presentations by reef experts
  • Sun deck for topping up your tan on our newly refurbished and spacious reef pontoon
  • Morning Tea
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Tea & Coffee

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

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The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Port of Airlie


Departure from Port of Airlie

Reefworld Platform (Hardy Reef)

Spend 2.5hrs on the Great Barrier Reef

Hardy Reef

Explore the underwater world of Hardy Reef


Unbelievable snorkelling with all gear provided

Glass Bottom Boat

Want to see the Reef and not get wet? Glass Bottom Boats are awesome fun for all ages!


Presentations by reef experts

Buffet Lunch

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on tour!

Port of Airlie


Arrive back to the Port of Airlie

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