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Reefsleep at Great Barrier Reef- 2 Day 1 Night Reef Experience with Double Swag Depart from Port of Airlie

  • Whitsundays
  • English
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef
  • 2. Snorkelling with all gear provided, including wetsuits and stinger suits
  • 3. Access to underwater observatory
  • 4. Semi-submarine guided tour
  • 5. Two morning and two afternoon teas, two lunches, dinner and breakfast
  • 6. Overnight DOUBLE SWAG accommodation under the stars
From AUD
$1050.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef
  • 2. Snorkelling with all gear provided, including wetsuits and stinger suits
  • 3. Access to underwater observatory
  • 4. Semi-submarine guided tour
  • 5. Two morning and two afternoon teas, two lunches, dinner and breakfast
  • 6. Overnight DOUBLE SWAG accommodation under the stars

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Whitsundays
Depature point ● Departs: daily, all year round
● Departure Point: Port of Airlie (Address: 24 The Cove Road, Airlie Beach, QLD 4802)
● Departure Time: 08:00
● Arrives back at Port of Airlie at 18:10 on Day 2
Address 24 The Cove Road, Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) QLD 4802
How to get there Please make your own way to the departure point on the travel date
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, departure location and time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements Please arrive at the ticket office 40 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal. Passengers that fail to arrive before this time may be classed as no-show.
What to bring/wear ● Small overnight bag
● Toiletries and bath towel
● Change of clothes
● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Swimwear, towel
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Light jacket/sweater for windy or cool days
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info ● CHILDREN must be 12 years and older to do Reefsleep.

● Passengers need to complete a medical declaration before travel.

● Passengers need complete and return a meal selection form within 48 hours of your booking.

● Dinner is prepared in advance according to all passengers' pre-orders. hence no amendment is accepted after boarding

● For serious food allergies you must make your own decisions on selecting meals. The staff’s comments are only to assist you in making an informed decision.

● The vessel's Master must at his discretion determine the most appropriate course to ensure acceptable levels of safety and comfort for passengers, crew and other vessels.

● All tours from Port of Airlie will stop at Hamilton Island to drop off and collect guests.

● Some tours will require a change in vessel for connection to Whitehaven Beach vessel.

2 Overview

Reefsleep is a two-day/one-night encounter with the Great Barrier Reef – an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep under the stars. Exclusive Heart Pontoon at Hardy Reef is your destination – a permanently moored pontoon, located 39 nautical miles from shore on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Swim, snorkel, dive and explore this amazing natural ecosystem.

Reefsleep at Great Barrier Reef- 2 Day 1 Night Reef Experience with Double Swag Depart from Port of Airlie

 

Great Barrier Reef

The reef is a World Heritage - listed wonder, and an essential Australian travel experience - and the Whitsundays are right in the heart of it! Perfectly poised just off the central Queensland coast, access to the reef is easy here: step off the beach from your island resort and see what you can see or explore the mesmerising underwater world of the outer reef at the permanently moored pontoon - with snorkelling, and semi-submarine tours.

 

Hardy Reef

Hardy Reef is part of the Great Barrier Reef, off the Whitsundays coast of Australia.

The pontoon sits above colourful Hardy Reef, one of the many thousand small reefs that make up the Great Barrier Reef. A coral wall, home to an ecosystem of magnificent corals and marine life runs adjacent to the pontoon. Hundreds of fish species at Hardy Reef will surprise and delight you - especially the giant groper.

Giving the reef that magical feel is an intricate garden of hard and soft coral thriving in sheltered lagoons. The bright colours and amusing antics of anemone, parrotfish and sometimes even turtles and reef sharks, captivate all. It is common to see tusk fish, cuttlefish, morays, barracudas, unicorn fish, surgeonfish, angelfish, starfish, feather stars and much more.

 

Highlights and Inclusions

Your journey begins with a cruise to the outer reef through the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands - keep an eye out for migrating Humpback Whales between July and September. Out on the reef, go swimming and snorkelling, ride in a semi-submarine and visit the underwater observatory - followed by a generous buffet lunch. 

After the day-trippers head back to shore, the pontoon and the reef are exclusively yours. Enjoy a sunset drink before your evening meal is served on deck, featuring fresh and delicious local produce. Afterwards, head for the pontoon's top level and slip into your cosy swag - it's just you, the ocean and a galaxy of stars.

Dawn on the reef is peaceful and unhurried. There's time for some more snorkelling after breakfast - the reef is all yours to enjoy - or return to the underwater observatory and watch the reef come to life. After lunch, your Cruise Whitsundays vessel returns you to the mainland. Your night on the reef may be over, but your Reefsleep memories will stay with you forever.

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef
  • Snorkelling with all gear provided, including wetsuits and stinger suits
  • Access to underwater observatory
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Two morning and two afternoon teas, two lunches, dinner and breakfast
  • Overnight accommodation in swags under the stars

 

Sample Menu to Choose from*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice.

Main Selections

  • Char Grilled 150 Gram Eye Fillet Steak with ½ Garlic Butter Bay Bug – cooked to your liking  
  • Authentic Thai Fish Curry with Steamed Rice 
  • Slow Braised Lamb Shank with red wine, thyme and root vegetables.
  • Spinach and Ricotta ravioli with tomato sugo, roasted red peppers and Kalamata olives, topped wtih shaved parmesan cheese. 
  • Cold seafood and salad plate - chilled local bay bug, fresh local tiger prawns, coffin bay oysters, smoked salmon, marinated green lip mussels with fresh garden salad, dipping sauces and lemon. (Extra charge apply)  

All mains served with a selection of buttered corn on the cob, potato au gratin, ratatouille and garden salad.  

Please Note: Meal must be selected and return to The Service Provider within 48 hours of your booking.

 

Underwater Observatory

For those who don't want to get wet, you'll still be able to discover the amazing underwater world. The pontoon has a spectacular underwater viewing observatory.

The observatory sits underneath the pontoon. It's an incredible space with one whole side of the room fitted with full length windows, showcasing an amazing wild aquarium of reef life. Only inches from the glass, you'll see colourful schools of fish and you'll also be able to watch the entertaining antics of the divers as they explore their surrounds.

 
Semi submarine

This is the perfect way to explore the reef, learning as you go. On board the semi submarine, there is a reef interpreter providing an informative commentary on all the interesting things you'll see. This is great for all ages and means everyone can see the magic of the reef without even getting into the water.

 

Snorkelling at your leisure

Of course the highlight of visiting the Great Barrier Reef is getting into the water to discover what lies beneath. If you want to see the best of the reef, take a guided Snorkel Safari (optional extra at own expense) or, you're welcome to cruise around at your leisure.

There are marker buoys and ropes clearly indicating the areas you are free to explore and the staff will be happy to provide directions. If you are not confident swimming please make sure you let staff know. There is a lifeguard station, buoyancy aids and instructors for first time snorkellers.

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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