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Cruise Whitsundays - Great Barrier Reef Adventures

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$269.00


Destination Outer Great Barrier Reef
Departure Location Airlie Beach - Port of Airlie
Departure Days Everyday
Departure Time 8.00am
Return Time 6.10pm
Trip Length Full Day
Season Rates
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Here’s why you will love exploring the Outer Great Barrier Reef on board the Cruise Whitsundays Reef Adventures Day Tour

Cruise Whitsundays offers a full day experience on a pontoon in the middle of the incredible Great Barrier Reef!

This day trip departs from Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island every day and offers incredible Whitsunday Island views on your journey. Once in the outer GBR, board the interactive pontoon and plan your day experiencing the vibrant marine world beneath your feet!

ou will be taken to the pontoon on one of Cruise Whitsundays’ comfortable cruising catamarans, offering high speed transit, spacious lounges and viewing decks, with all the amenities including air-conditioning, bars, and toilets.

The pontoon itself is adjacent to absolutely incredible coral walls hosting a unique ecosystem of corals and diverse marine life. You can explore these coral walls using the provided snorkelling equipment as well as the underwater viewing chamber and semi-submersible submarines.

Also don’t forget to enjoy the amenities on the pontoon including sun decks, freshwater showers, and air-conditioned lounge.



Cruise Whitsundays - Great Barrier Reef Adventures Tour Plan

1. Cruise Whitsundays Check-In at 7:30am
Please make your own way to the Port of Airlie Marina for check-in 30 minutes prior to departure. Alternatively, Cruise Whitsundays does offer a bus transfer for an additional charge. Please contact us if you wish to organise this transfer.

2. Whitsunday Sailing onboard the Camira
You won’t be able to miss the Camira nestled amongst the berths at the Marina. Once onboard the bright purple catamaran, your friendly crew will advise of the itinerary and provide a short safety briefing.

3. Whitsunday Island Hill Inlet Lookout
Your first stop is the Nara Inlet, close to the north point of Whitsunday Island- home of the world-famous Whitehaven Beach and the breathtaking Hill Inlet Lookout. You will sail past gorgeous Whitsunday islands and be able to look out for some magnificent marine life. If you are visiting in winter you may be lucky enough to spot the Humpback whales that nest here. Make sure you take your camera on board as you won’t want to forget the swirling sand and turquoise water of this incredible location.

4. Snorkelling the Whitsunday Islands
After your incredible out of water experience, it’s time to dive into the ocean at one of the Whitsundays’ amazing snorkelling locations. The crew will choose the best snorkelling spot based on the unique tidal and weather conditions of the day to ensure you see all the vibrant marine life that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

When you’ve worked up an appetite, it’ll be time to return to the boat for a freshly prepared BBQ lunch and a wide range of salads and cold meats. This would also be the perfect time to enjoy a cold beverage and soak up the Whitsunday sun.

5. Scenic Sail back to Airlie Beach
The best relaxation is had at the front of a smooth sailing catamaran. Collect a cold drink, find yourself a comfortable spot, and enjoy the ride through the Whitsunday Islands and home to Airlie Beach.

Please Note: This is a sample tour plan; your itinerary is based on the weather and tidal conditions experienced at the time of travel.


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              Cruise Whitsundays - Great Barrier Reef Adventures
              Inclusions

              • Snorkelling equipment
              • Stinger suit
              • Semi-submersible
              • Underwater viewing chamber
              • Morning and afternoon tea
              • All you can eat buffet lunch
              • Presentations by reef experts

              AirlieBeach.com Terms and Conditions

              “supplier” means any tour operator or other supplier of the services “you” means the guest booking and person named on this reservation booking “we”, “our” means The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and A.J.LAURENT PTY LTD These terms and conditions apply to all bookings made through The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre. Placing a booking with The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and paying a deposit constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.

              Booking Conditions

              For bookings made more than 30 days prior to travel, a 25% deposit is due to secure your booking with the balance due 30 days prior to travel. For bookings made within 30 days of travel, the full payment is due immediately to secure your booking. If we do not receive your full payment within 30 days of your travel date and you do not contact us to cancel, your deposit is forfeited and your booking may be automatically cancelled by us, the supplier or both.

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              Prices are quoted in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST, and all payments must be made in Australian dollars. Your reservation will only be confirmed when funds have been received and are cleared. The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre is not responsible for delays in postal delivery, bank or payment system processing. It is your responsibility to ensure that payments are received within the times specified. If the deposit or final payment is not received by the due date, The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre has the right cancel the booking. If your final payment is not paid by the due date and in any event within 30 days of your departure, we have the right to cancel your booking and retain the deposit in full without any reimbursement to cover our costs and those of any supplier.

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              If you wish to cancel or amend any booking made you need to contact us in writing. You can only cancel or amend a confirmed booking by contacting us directly. If you do not contact us to cancel prior to your booking departure date, you may forfeit your deposit and further costs.

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              Any cancellation or amendment made more than 30 days before travel will incur an administration fee of 25% of the total booking fee. All cancellations or amendments made within 30 days of your travel date departure will incur both an administration fee of 25% in addition to the individual supplier’s fees. Any changes requested to your booking, including but not limited to dates, are subject to availability and if they are not available, you may be required to cancel and agree to the cancellation terms. IMPORTANT NOTE: Some services and activities may not permit any refund for certain bookings. You should check with the individual supplier or The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre prior to paying for your booking to confirm any special non-refundable conditions.

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              We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover your reservation, and valuable items (e.g. cameras). Your travel insurance policy should include coverage to protect against unforeseen and last-minute cancellations or medical conditions that may prevent travel and also to cover any medical emergencies during travel at minimum.

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              In the unlikely case of a vessel break down, maintenance or unavailability, the supplier will supply an alternate vessel of a similar standard and quality. Itineraries may be affected by elements beyond our and the supplier’s control such as wind, tide, rain, storm or other weather conditions which make travel dangerous and require a delay or cancellation. It is the skipper's requirement to ensure passenger safety at all times and may use his/her professional judgment in any manner to keep his/her guests and crew safe. In the instance of such delay or cancellation, alternative options will be provided by the supplier. In the event a cancellation or delay occurs and your tour or service is cancelled and rescheduled, you will receive a full refund if you are unable to rebook your tour or service.

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              You are using these services and taking any tours at your own risk. We are not responsible for any loss or damage, including direct, indirect or consequential loss you may suffer as a result of your reservation, booking or anything related to your tour or services provided by any supplier. You need to ensure you are medically sound, fit and physically able to use the services. We are not liable for the event that you are refused access to any services or tours due to your medical, physical or other reasons, including intoxication. Any such claims should be addressed to the suppliers directly. You should note that sailing can be a dangerous activity and while crews will make every effort to ensure your safety, they cannot be accountable for actions or injury to you that may be ‘beyond their control’. Every effort is make to ensure your safety and you may be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement waiver during the check-in process of your tour with the supplier directly. We are not affiliated with nor responsible for our suppliers in any way other than as intermediary to arrange their services on you and their behalf. If you have any issues, injury, suffer any loss or damage, you need to take it up with the supplier directly. If we are obligated to cancel your travel arrangements for any reason, the liability of will be limited to a refund of all monies paid by you.

              Cruise Whitsundays Terms and Conditions

              All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices valid for travel from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 where stated.Child fares are for children aged between the ages of 4 to 14 inclusive.Infants under 4 travel FOC but must be advised at time of booking. With the exception of Great Barrier Reef Adventures and Camira Sailing Adventure infant meals are not included on Day Cruises.All inclusions are as indicated on the websites at time of travel. If not stated as included the item/s are at guests own cost.Cruise Whitsundays reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.All cruises are subject to sea and weather conditions particularly in the interest of passenger safety.Should the company be forced to cancel a cruise our liability is limited to offering an alternative cruise or appropriate refund no greater than the fare paid.Cruise Whitsundays cannot be held responsible for missed flights or consequent costs due to late arrival at airline check-in counter whatever the cause.Travel insurance is recommended for all bookings.The company 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 or pontoon or other company property. This disclaimer applies irrespective of the cause.Where another company or persons operate the service such as transfers, diving and helicopter flights, Cruise Whitsundays is acting only as a Sales Agent. Responsibility and liability for the operation lies with that operator.Payment and Cancellation fees:Day Cruises: No show and 24 hours or less notice cancellation is 100% of fare. 24 hours - 48 hours 50% of fare. Transfer to another Cruise Whitsundays cruise with more than 48 hours’ notice incurs no fee and is subject to availability. Transfer to another Cruise Whitsundays cruise with less than 48 hours’ notice is subject to availability and if new fare is less then no refund will be made and if new fare is higher payment of the difference is required.

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