Water activity

Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

4.6 / 5

60 reviews

Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

From US$ 198.64 per person

Nothing compares to the outer Great Barrier Reef! Witness magnificent water quality and diverse and colorful marine life. Travel to the pontoon on a premium vessel and enjoy a variety of activities. Snorkel, swim or hop on the semi-submersible boat.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Experience the outer reef's diverse marine life
  • Choose from a number of activities on the spacious pontoon
  • Travel on a premium vessel and feel the wind in your hair!
  • Experience the Whitsunday's best snorkelling conditions with all gear provided
Full description
Departing from Airlie Beach, cruise through the Whitsundays on a high-speed, luxury vessel. Enjoy morning tea as you pass by deserted islands, secluded bays and beaches en route to the outer Great Barrier Reef. The vessel features spacious lounges, full air-conditioning, huge outside view decks and a duo of bars that will gladly serve you your favourite refreshment, including both alcohol and soft drinks. Arrive at the permanently-moored, spacious and innovative pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The water quality and diverse marine life is unrivalled. Meet hundreds of fish species and admire a variety of hard and soft coral. This makes for unbelievable snorkelling and diving if you wish (at an extra cost on the day). Spend the time as you please: make use of the undercover seating and tables, sun decks to top up your tan, freshwater showers and changing rooms. Visit the underwater chamber if you prefer to see the underwater world below without getting wet. Take a ride on a semi-submersible boat. Optional extras also include scuba dives and scenic helicopter flights. Indulge in a delicious tropical-style buffet lunch and drinks from the bar as you please (extra cost). The return journey back to Airlie is a beautiful end to the day.
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Tea and coffee
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Guided semi-submersible tour
  • Underwater observatory
  • Introduction and certified diving (unless option booked)
  • Helicopter flights
  • Guided snorkeling (unless option booked)
  • Beverages and snacks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring swimwear and a towel, protective clothing, a hat and sunscreen, a camera and money or credit cards to pay for optional extras
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 60 reviews

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Had a great time. At first worried about the long day, but the day was heaped with fun, laughs, food & of course the snorkeling, submersible & learning about the reef while being over it. A wonderful tour & recommended. Shame about COVID and the rules re food service, but the tour team handled it well.

December 7, 2020

It's pretty expensive just to get out there. Not saying the operators are profiteering. It must be such an expensive operation. but the fee is just to get there. Once you get there, it's a bit dull. Okay, you can snorkel. You can go on the semi-submersed boat and you see a little bit of what the reef has to offer. But it's not much, really. The BIG experience is in the scuba diving and that costs half-as-much-again as what it costs to get out there. AMAZING experience when you put it all together but realise that it's going to cost.

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July 8, 2020

We had an amazing experience! We started on the cruise out there and it was so beautiful looking at the picturesque mountains and sea along the way, the boat ride was long but once we got to the Reef world pontoon it was worth it! We decided to have lunch first which had an amazing selection of delicious food! (Even morning tea and afternoon tea was delightful too) we then got into the water and did some snorkelling for the rest of the day which was stunning! We were so grateful to see the Great Barrier Reef and we got some fantastic pictures from the underwater photographer, after a full day of snorkelling we headed home happy and feeling lucky we got to experience it all. The staff were so attentive, helpful and kind and very informative about everything

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March 22, 2020

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