2-Day Great Barrier Reef Reefsleep Experience - Hamilton Island

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
    2: Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia
    3: Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience the Great Barrier Reef for two days and one night. By day, enjoy all the activities on offer at Reefworld, a pontoon moored on one of the most spectacular areas of the Great Barrier Reef, including snorkeling, semi-sub rides and viewing parts of the worlds largest coral-reef system in an underwater chamber. Later, spend the night at Reefsleepon the upper deck of the pontoonto sleep under the stars, 40 nautical miles (74 km) from shore. Fall asleep under twinkling stars in a swag (tent). Round-trip transport and most meals are included.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Breakfast included
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Dinner included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Day 1: Whitsundays or Hamilton islands Great Barrier Reef (L, D)
Your 2-day trip to the Great Barrier Reef begins when you baord the high-speed catamaran from the Port of Airlie or Hamilton island. Cruise through the Whitsundays to Reefworld, arriving around 11am. The innovative pontoon features a waterslide, an interactive underwater viewing chamber, a semisubmersible and a spacious sun deck.

Snorkel around the colorful corals and marine life at the regions acclaimed Great Barrier Reef site. The underwater wonderland will blow you away with its otherworldly neon hues and swirling schools of fish. For an in-depth experience, new and experienced scuba divers can go out with fully certified instructors (own expense). Refuel with a buffet lunch prepared by an award-winning restaurant from Airlie beach, as well as an afternoon tea. Other refreshments are available at your own expense.

Throughout the day, you can lounge in the sun, check out the marine life from an underwater observatory. To learn more about the fragile ecosystem, dont miss presentations by reef experts. If you want to splurge, purchase a helicopter ride or massage.

Around 3pm, bid farewell to day-trippers. Only 18 passengers are allowed to stay on the boat, ensuring a tranquil overnight stay in a remote part of the reef. Its the only place in Australia where you can sleep on the Great Barrier Reef!

After a day exploring the reef, head to the Reefsleep upper deck to unwind with a glass of wine (own expense) at sunset. Then, chat with fellow guests about your day over a gourmet barbecue, or opt for a more private setting in an underwater observatory! Underwater floodlights spotlight the marine lifes nighttime activities.

Not all the action is below the surface. You can sprawl out on a lounge chair to see bright stars speckled across sky. When youre ready to retire, snuggle up in your swaga tent equipped with a mattress and bedding.

Overnight: Reefsleep in a swag


Day 2: Great Barrier Reef Whitsundays and Hamilton islands (B, L)
Wake up slowly, and then enjoy unobstructed views of the glassy water over a hearty breakfast. Once you are all packed up, head back down to the Reefworld pontoon before the day-cruise guests show up at 11am. The same activities will be available as the day before, giving you another chance to do your favorite things or try something new. Around 3pm, youll be transported back to the Port of Airlie or Hamilton island.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Whitsundays or Hamilton islands – Great Barrier Reef (L, D)
Take a high-speed catamaran ride to Reefworld, arriving around 11am. Upon arrival, have your choice of activities. Snorkel around the colorful corals and marine life at the region’s acclaimed Great Barrier Reef site. The underwater wonderland will blow you away with its otherworldly neon hues and swirling schools of fish. For an in-depth experience, new and experienced scuba divers can go out with fully certified instructors (own expense). Refuel with a buffet lunch as well as an afternoon tea. Other refreshments are available at your own expense.

Throughout the day, you can lounge in the sun and check out an underwater observatory. To learn more about the fragile ecosystem, don’t miss presentations by reef experts. If you want to splurge, purchase a helicopter ride or massage.

Around 3pm, bid farewell to day-trippers. Only 30 passengers are allowed to stay on the boat, ensuring a tranquil overnight stay in a remote part of the reef.

After a day exploring the reef, head to the Reefsleep upper deck to unwind with a glass of wine (own expense) at sunset. Then, chat with fellow guests about your day over a gourmet dinner, an a la carte menu showing showcasing some of the finest local produce and fresh seafood. Underwater floodlights spotlight the marine life’s nighttime activities.

Not all the action is below the surface. You can sprawl out on a lounge chair to see bright stars speckled across sky before heading to your accommodation for a restful night's sleep.

Overnight: Reefsleep in a swag

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef – Whitsundays and Hamilton islands (B, L)
Wake up slowly, and then enjoy unobstructed views of the glassy water during breakfast. Once you are all packed up, head back down to the Reefworld pontoon before the day-cruise guests show up at 11am. The same activities will be available as the day before, giving you another chance to do your favorite things or try something new. Around 3pm, you’ll be transported back to the Port of Airlie or Hamilton island.

Inclusions

Overnight accommodation in a swag

Round-trip cruise

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Semi-submersible coral viewing with reef appreciation talk

Underwater viewing chamber

Use of snorkeling equipment

Exclusions

Optional activities including scuba diving, helicopter flights, massage (available to purchase on board)

Drinks (available to purchase)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

It is recommended that you bring only one small bag per person with the things you will need for your overnight stay including, swimwear, towel, sunscreen, light jacket or sweater, money and/or credit card for on board purchases and camera

You will be required to complete a medical and dietary requirement form that will be sent to you on confirmation of the booking

Operates in all weather conditions. Swags can be zipped, are water-proof and can tolerate wet weather

A history of certain medical conditions may preclude a guest from SCUBA diving unless a current Diving Medical Certificate can be shown to the instructor.

All intending divers over the age of 55 years of age must produce a current Diving Medical Certificate. All divers are subject to a medical questionnaire on board the vessel before diving and their fitness to dive will be assessed by a diving instructor

Minimum age is 12 years

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Jul-2019

    We had the most amazing time staying on the Heart Pontoon! We made quick work of getting into the scuba sessions (I was a little nervous, but my instructor took me from almost chickening out to going twice and loving every second) After the cruise boat left, it was just my husband, myself and another couple! We had the whole Pontoon to ourselves to have a delicious dinner made by our host Gabi (such a lovely person, and terrific host!) And the to wonder through the observatory and snorkeling without the throngs of people earlier in the day. The sleep was great under the stars and serenity of literally nothing around you. Couldn't recommend this trip enough!

  • 19-Jan-2018

    Our experience was amazing. We were a small group that stayed out overnight and the opportunities to snorkel on the reef were fantastic. We met some great people and developed new friendships. The staff were great and very accommodating. I really cannot say enough good things about the staff who stayed out of the reef with us. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 22-Nov-2017

    Whitsunday Cruises were magnificent. They took care of everyone of different abilities to give them a great experience in snorkelling on the reef, with a really generous staff ratio, all very friendly and attentive, and all the equipment you could need. They made sure there was something of interest all the time including trips on the semi-submersible through the day to see less accessible areas of the reef at close hand. The sleepover on the reef was likewise superb, including the sunset, moonrise and sunrise, and the extra time in the water to snorkel or dive. The staff were magnificent, the food excellent and plentiful, the facilities comfortable and of high quality including hot showers!.

  • 18-Nov-2017

    A totally unique experience. In addition to doing everything the daytrippers could do snorkeling, scuba diving, semi-submersible tour, helicopter flight, we got to have the pontoon to ourselves after they left in the afternoon. Then we had more opportunity to snorkel and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef, including a feast in the underwater observatory since it was too windy for us to dine outside. It worked out great--we enjoyed watching the fish as we ate, and the fish enjoyed watching us. Then we got to sleep in our swags, which were nice and cozy. Our host Georgie was awesome. She really took care of us and made sure we were enjoying ourselves and never hungry since she was constantly feeding us. : Our Reefsleep group really bonded too. Overall, this was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had traveling. I can't speak highly enough about it!

  • 06-Mar-2017

    one of the best things I did in Australia!
    To have the place only for a maximum 10 person during the evening, night and next morning is fabulous.

    don't expect to sleep much because of the birds and enjoy the amazing stars in the sky!

    meals provided are good and the reef is magical!

  • 31-Jan-2017

    Fantastic, would recommend to anyone! The overnight experience was out of this world!

  • 23-Dec-2016

    I am so glad that I did this! It was an amazing trip and well worth the money. Our Reefsleep host Jennifer was great, very friendly and cooks an awesome breakfast! The swag was pretty comfortable, and it was so nice to sleep on the top deck.

  • 11-Feb-2016

    An amazing experience, well organised, a must do if you are in the Whitsundays!

  • 03-Jan-2016

    This tour was excellent and the chance to experience the reef with very few other people around was well worth it!

  • 15-Nov-2015

    It was a great night on the roof. The personnel was very helpful. Also the dinner was quite enjoyable. Especially the time when the day tourists had left was great, having time to enjoy snorkelling in quiet and having the reef almost to yourself.

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