Cruise Whitsundays

from $269 AUD

About this Outer Barrier Reef (Pontoon) Whitsunday Islands Trip

Cruise Whitsundays is an amazing full day tour from Airlie Beach, visiting a reef pontoon which is permanently moored at sea. Divers and snorkellers of all experience levels will enjoy a day out with Cruise Whitsundays, especially those who are travelling with non-diving friends, family and/or companions. Why? There’s a range of activities included in the tour price, such as snorkeling, a semi-submersible ride and a visit to the pontoon’s underwater observatory.  Cruise Whitsunday has two departure points and times.  Departing either Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island or Daydream Island, spend a full day exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage-listed wonder off the Queensland coast.

You will spend a full day exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage-listed wonder off the Queensland coast. The journey here through the lush Whitsunday Islands will have you reaching for your camera – watch for migrating Humpback Whales between July and September – but underwater is really where the magic happens. Incredible numbers of bright tropical fish and more than 1,400 species of coral await.

The Cruise Whitsunday boats are large, comfortable catamarans, which offer a mixture of air-conditioned seating and extra sundecks. Morning and afternoon tea is included, as is a full buffet lunch. This tour is suitable for divers of all experience levels, from those wanting to try it for the first time (no experience necessary) to experienced, certified divers.


  • Whitsunday day dive and snorkel trips
  • Outer reef pontoon
  • Certified divers can book 2 dives
  • Guided dives

Diving Details
Introductory and certified scuba divers are all catered to on Cruise Whitsunday, at their reef pontoon. Introductory diving is for those people who have never scuba dived before; there’s no experience necessary and all equipment and tuition is included in the tour price. Dive depth on an introductory dive varies from 1-12m. For certified scuba divers, Cruise Whitsundays includes a professional dive guide in your tour price. Explore the reef in small groups, of no more than 4-5 divers. Introductory and certified scuba divers can choose to book 1 or 2 dives during the Cruise Whitsundays day tour.


  • Full buffet style lunch
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • All snorkel equipment
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Semi-submarine guided tour

Optional activities (own expense)

  • Underwater Photography Services
  • Drinks (Soft drinks, Alcohol)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Scenic Reef Flights
  • Fully licensed bar onboard
  • Introductory Scuba Diving


Option Price
Adult $269
Adult + 1 Introductory Dive $139
Adult + 2nd Introductory Dive $59
Adult + 1 Certified Dive $109
Adult + 2nd Certified Dive $59

Full Itinerary

Departs from (Port of Airlie marina) Airlie Beach it leaves at 8am and returns around 6.10pm

Departs from Hamilton Island (main marina) at 9am and returns at 5pm

Departs from Daydream Island (main marina) 7.50am and returns at 5.40pm



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