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Great Barrier Reef Full Day Experience

Whitsundays, Australia

Explore the highlights of Australia’s breathtaking Great Barrier Reef on this action-packed day trip from Airlie Beach.

Eco Tour
Eco TourCertified
Start & End Time
Start & End TimeStart 8:00 am. End approx. 6.05 pm.
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-OffNot included
Minimum Age
Minimum AgeAll ages
Fitness Level
Fitness LevelLow

Great Barrier Reef Full Day Experience Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us!
  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef
  • 4 hours at Hardy Reef
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Access to underwater viewing chamber
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea 



  • Whitsunday Islands National Park
  • Great Barrier Reef
  •  Hardy Reef

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time of year to visit the Whitsundays?

The Whitsundays are located in the tropics with an average daily temperature of 27°C. During the summer months of December to February, the average temperature is over 30°C and during the winter months of June to August, a mild 23°C is the average.

All activities and day cruises that we offer are able to be experienced regardless of the season, so really, the time of year you visit just depends on your preference. 

During the months of November to May, mosquitos are more prevalent than at other times of the year. There are also pesky March Flies from February to April (approximately) at Whitehaven Beach. But hey, that's what you get in a tropical place! We always recommend you bring along some repellent. 

Yes, we sell a range of food and drink (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic) onboard. Personal alcohol cannot be consumed onboard.


Free wifi on our vessels is something we are working on! 

We'd love you to post some pics to social media to spread the news about your amazing holiday with us! #cruisewhitsundays #backpackerdeals


Sorry but smoking is not permitted on any of our vessels in conjunction with Tobacco Laws Qld.


We recommend you bring your swimwear, a beach towel, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, comfortable shoes, a light jacket or sweater to protect against the wind and cooler weather, as well as a credit card for snacks, drinks and optional activities.

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Pickup Locations

    Tour Option Great Barrier Reef Adventures (ex Port of Airlie)

    • Not Required. Meet at Port of Airlie

    Tour Option Great Barrier Reef Adventures (ex Daydream Island)

    • Daydream Island

    Tour Option Great Barrier Reef Adventures (ex Hamilton Island)

    • - Meet at Hamilton Island Marina
    • - Meet at Hamilton Island Marina

Tour Operator

Cruise Whitsundays
24 The Cv Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia