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DurationDuration2 Days 1 Night
Start & End TimeStart & End Time8am to 6:10pm (next day)
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffIncluded
Minimum AgeMinimum Age6 years

What's Included

  • Get up to $60 cash back per person when you book with us
  • 1 night accommodation in comfortable reefbeds under stars
  • Transfers on a large, modern vessel
  • Meals: 1 x breakfast, 2 x morning and afternoon teas, 2 x lunches and 1 x dinner
  • Access to the beautiful underwater observatory
  • Snorkelling with all gear provided including wetsuits and stinger suits
  • Access to an onboard bar including beer and wine
  • Great Barrier Reef Environmental Management Charge (EMC)

What's Excluded



What to Expect

This once in a lifetime trip takes in all the highlights of the Great Barrier Reef by day and night! Enjoy a breathtaking journey out across the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea to an amazing floating pontoon in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. Get ready for two full days of exploration and one breathtaking night under the stars.

You'll explore the reef by day, with dive trips to discover the colourful coral and snorkelling adventures through schools of tropical fish. As darkness falls, it's time to experience the weird and wonderful marine life that comes out to play. 

This two day, one night marine adventure is the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure.

Where we visit

Day 1: Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island or Daydream Island to the Whitsundays and the outer Great Barrier Reef

The adventure gets off to an early start with pick up from the mainland. Enjoy a stunning ride through the picturesque Whitsunday Islands on our way to the floating pontoon, your home for the next two days! Keep your cameras at the ready as you cruise through the spectacular Whitsunday Islands and onto the pontoon at the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Once here, the day is yours to explore the colourful underwater wonderland that awaits! Expert guides will be on hand to explain more about the reef’s spectacular marine life and offer an impressive array of activities.

Dive into the turquoise waters and explore the reef to your heart’s content with snorkelling trips that give you a fascinating glimpse into the marine world. Or, stay onboard and check out the action through the amazing underwater viewing portal.

Experience the reef from above and below with optional deep sea dives and helicopter rides, offering you a breathtaking glimpse of the famous Heart Reef.

Soak up the sun and the sea breeze on the spectacular 360-degree panoramic deck and enjoy a relaxing massage as you float in the middle of the ocean.

Throughout the day, treat yourself to complimentary hot drinks and dig into a delicious morning, afternoon tea and lunch.

Then, as the day comes to an end, bask in the peace and quiet of the reef and make the most of a breathtaking afternoon in tropical paradise. Take in the spectacular sunset panoramas from the upper deck and watch the reef change as the darkness rolls in.

Enjoy the amazing views from the submerged viewing platform

As darkness falls, it's your chance to see the weird and wonderful marine world come to life.

Later, fall asleep on the deck, curled up in your swag beneath a canopy of stars.  A true once-in-a-lifetime experience, there really is nothing like experiencing the Great Barrier Reef at night.


Day 2: Explore the outer Great Barrier Reef and return to Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island or Daydream Island

Rise with the sun and watch as the reef starts to come to life. Go for an early morning dip in the crystal clear water, tuck into a delicious, hearty breakfast and enjoy the freedom of the reef all to yourself!

Mid-morning, day cruise guests will arrive and the fun begins all over again! Enjoy deep sea dives and snorkel tours through the colourful coral.

Sadly, this afternoon, your amazing two-day reef exploration adventure has to come to an end. Say goodbye to the incredible Great Barrier Reef before the journey back to the East Coast. 

Departure info

Daily Departures from Port of Airlie, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island. Check-in for all island transfers and cruises is 30 minutes before departure..

Port of Airlie: Departs 8am/Returns 6:10pm (next day)

Daydream Island: Depart 7:45am/Returns 5:40pm (next day)

Hamilton Island: Departs 9am/Returns 5pm (next day)

Note: RETURN times are when the vessel arrives back at the mainland/island resort. COACH TRANSFERS to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. 


Want to try sleeping underwater surrounded by marine life? Check out this exclusive underwater Reefsuite

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Towels x2: Swim/shower
A change of clothes
Protective clothing, hat and sunscreen lotion
Your camera and a sense of fun!
Light jacket/sweater for windy or cool days
Money/credit card for optional purchases such as dives, massages or some bubbles with dinner



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Terms & Conditions:
  • All cruises are subject to sea and weather conditions particularly in the interest of passenger safety. Should The Supplier be forced to cancel or alter the package inclusions, our liability is limited to offering an alternative or appropriate refund no greater than the fare.

  • The Supplier cannot be held responsible for missed flights or consequent costs due to a late arrival at the airline check-in counter whatever the cause.

  • Check-in for all island transfers and cruises is 30 minutes before departure.

  • Travel insurance is recommended for all bookings.

  • The Supplier shall not be held responsible for any property loss or damage and/or any claim resulting from personal injury or death arising whilst travelling with the company, participating in activities, on the vessel/pontoon or other company property. This disclaimer applies irrespective of the cause.

  • Age and medical restrictions apply to dive activities. A medical questionnaire must be completed. Divers cannot fly for 24 hours after diving and the company accepts no liability for medical conditions experienced as a result of flying after diving. All diving is operated by The Supplier and booking to dive with them deems acceptance of the terms and conditions as published on their website 

  • Children aged 6 and over are welcome when accompanied by a guardian, please note there are no child prices for Reefsleep. Pricing is per person. Great Barrier Reef Environmental Management Charge (EMC): Included in your cruise fare is a per head fee which goes to the Government. The money collected is used by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) for the management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • 100% cancellation fees apply 14 days and under prior to departure

  • Changes are permitted up to 72 hours prior to departure

  • Amendments to bookings will incur charges if within 72 hours of departure

  • No show bookings will incur cancellation fees

All customer cancellation & refund requests are also subject to our website’s own refund conditions.


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