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2-Day Great Barrier Reef "Reefsleep" Experience provided by Cruise Whitsundays

2-Day Great Barrier Reef "Reefsleep" Experience

2-Day Great Barrier Reef "Reefsleep" Experience
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About
Discover the UNESCO-listed wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on this overnight tour and spend a night on a boat. Enjoy plenty of time to swim and snorkel along the reef, take part in optional activities such as scuba diving or semi-submersible tours, and make the most of quieter periods in the morning and evening.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Overnight tour: watch the sunset over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Plenty of free time to swim, snorkel, or scuba dive
  • Accommodation and most meals included
  • Round-trip boat transfers from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island
What to expect
  • Your 2-day trip to the Great Barrier Reef begins when you board the high-speed catamaran at the Port of Airlie or Hamilton Island. Transfer to an innovative pontoon that features an interactive underwater viewing chamber, a semi-submersible, and a spacious sun deck. Enjoy activities such as snorkeling, semi-submersible tours, and scuba diving (own expense) with experienced guides who provide all the necessary equipment and instruction, in addition to informative commentary about the underwater world. For your overnight accommodation, stay in a swag—a tent equipped with a mattress and bedding. One breakfast, two lunches, and one dinner are included, along with afternoon tea. It's the ultimate way to experience one of Australia's most famous natural wonders.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Overnight tour: watch the sunset over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Plenty of free time to swim, snorkel, or scuba dive
  • Accommodation and most meals included
  • Round-trip boat transfers from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island
What to expect
  • Your 2-day trip to the Great Barrier Reef begins when you board the high-speed catamaran at the Port of Airlie or Hamilton Island. Transfer to an innovative pontoon that features an interactive underwater viewing chamber, a semi-submersible, and a spacious sun deck. Enjoy activities such as snorkeling, semi-submersible tours, and scuba diving (own expense) with experienced guides who provide all the necessary equipment and instruction, in addition to informative commentary about the underwater world. For your overnight accommodation, stay in a swag—a tent equipped with a mattress and bedding. One breakfast, two lunches, and one dinner are included, along with afternoon tea. It's the ultimate way to experience one of Australia's most famous natural wonders.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3987REEFSLEEP
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight accommodation in a Reefbed
  • Round-trip cruise
  • 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
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
  • Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia
  • Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Additional information
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight accommodation in a Reefbed
  • Round-trip cruise
  • 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
Departure details
  • Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
  • Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia
  • Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
3 stops
Day 1
Travel from Port of Airlie, via...
Day 2
Spend the day on Hardy Reef...
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Ourtime lenise
Gold Coast, Australia289 contributions
An absolutely must do experience
This without doubt one of the most beautiful and amazing experience of our lives.
The setting is absolutely magical, and once the day trippers leave, reef world becomes the sole haven for it’s guest.
Ben, and Summah where our hosts, and Dom our amazing chef that never disappointed us.
A very special thank you to our very special dive master Melissa for her knowledge and your way of educating people. We absolutely adored your passion and enthusiasm, and wish you all the best for your future.
Thank you to Cruise Whitsundays for having the foresight to establish such a beautifully amazing experience.
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LRJ58
Hope Island, Australia12 contributions
A unique experience just perfect - wow!
Oct 2021 • Couples
This was an amazing trip and experience - we celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary in a luxury pod just taking in the sights of the night sky and listening to the sounds of the fish and watching all around us - once the day trippers head off you feel as if you are quite alone in a unique part of our world - sunset canapés and drinks followed by a dinner worthy of 5 stars - the pods are very comfortable and we awaken to a glorious sunrise followed by a sumptuous breakfast - snorkelling or just cooling off you have the place to yourselves till mid morning when the day trippers come back and the next lot of guests and it’s time to give up your space for someone else to enjoy but not before a nice little private lunch is served away from the crowds - we were blessed to have perfect weather and admit this experience is a ‘wow’
Written 19 October 2021
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Connector603985
2 contributions
Bucket list!
Departed 8am Port of Airlie
Aircon boat over with morning tea served.
On board booked extra activities.
1. helicopter ride (from pontoon to heart reef and back)
2. Introduction scuba dive
3. Snorkle tour.

Arrived at pontoon at 11am and bored with other reefsleep guest that were already there , plus our day guest on our boat.. Did some snorkling , had buffet lunch and drinks. Meals and drinks included in price.

3pm day guest and reefsleepers(from previous 2 days) leave. You now have the pontoon to yourselves till 11am the following day before the new lot arrive. Snorkle away or just sit and relax and enjoy the view... Sunset drinks and snacks followedby dinner on Lower deck. Reef beds are so comfortable. Pillows provided as well as blanket). You can also charge phones in reef beds ! Free complimentary water bottles given to all guest! . Was hard to sleep at night due to excitement but so worth the less Zzzzzs. So peacefull and such an amazing experience . 2nd day up for sunrise and to get ready for the day! Breakfast at 7am, buffet style. . Guided tour snorkle first up then some morning tea and then joined but the day trippers and new reef sleep guest at 11am. Day ended at 3pm on day 2 and it was time to head back to Airlie. PUT this on your bucket list. You will not be disappointed at all. Inclusions for reef sleepers- all meals /drinks , reefsleep, stinger &wetsuits, flippers, snorkles and Goggles. .Extras : helicopter rides,diving,tour guided snorkling,gopro hire,photos with the sea fish... showers and toilets and changeroom on board.
Bring your swimmers and a change of clothes.
Staff are amazing!
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

noosadoer
Noosa Heads, Australia170 contributions
Awesome Reef experience
What an amazing experience. Sleeping under the stars in our custom swag in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef rates as one of the most extraordinary experiences we have ever had.
After the day trippers left the pontoon we were able to snorkel in the middle of the ocean virtually on our own. Stunning corals, vast numbers of fish, and just us. Back on the pontoon for sunset canapés and dinner under the stars, all courtesy of our private chef.
After an extremely comfortable night we awoke to yet more food and additional water activities before we finally head the 50kms back to shore.
Bridjett our hostess was a real credit to Cruise Whitsundays as were Rafe our chef and Angus the pontoon master. An unforgettably wonderful time.
Written 19 September 2021
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jan
Runaway Bay, Australia8 contributions
For something different but amazing
Just brilliant and would definitely do this again. The weather was perfect and the staff were amazing. The whole experience was very serene. Highly recommended
Written 13 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angelfee73
Sunshine Coast, AUstralia176 contributions
Wow, wow, wow 🤩 amazing experience, put it on your bucket list.
Wow, wow, wow. A once in a lifetime, bucket list experience. Didn’t want to leave. Snorkelling was amazing, hubby loved his 3 scuba dives, service excellent, good was excellent. Comfortable swag, unfortunately a very windy night, not much sleep, but do worth it to have this amazing experience. Memories to treasure .
Written 8 September 2021
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rabbitoh15
Brisbane, Australia29 contributions
Eye opener
Sep 2021
Have just done this trip 2-3 Sept. It is a MUST DO if you are in Whitsundays. Staff from service staff, dive and snorkeling assistants, deck hands are amazing....very professional and very helpful. Food on board is fantastic and there is plenty of it!!! Couldn't recommend this enough. Something I will do again for sure.
Written 7 September 2021
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Cherief18!
South Australia5 contributions
Loved our Reef sleep experience
My Mum and I recently went on the Reef sleep experience. We had an incredible time. We were looked after well by Katie and Kass. They both went out of their way to make sure all guests where looked after. We spent time snorkelling, checking out the under water observatory, semi sub and did the helicopter ride above hardy and heart reef.
We would recommend this experience to everyone and will definitely do it again.
Written 30 August 2021
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Trish C
Stanthorpe, Australia22 contributions
Do yourself a favor and book now
This was an amazing experience. I cannot recommend highly enough. This is definitely one for the bucket list. We were very fortunate to see some inquisitive whales stop by along with reef turtles, Maori wrasse, an abundance of other fish as well as wonderful snorkeling along Hardy’s reef. Do yourself a favor and book this. You won’t be sorry. A huge shoutout to the wonderful team of staff who looked after us so well - Rance, Ben & Bridjett and our great chef, Simone. Thank you for making our stay so special.
Written 1 August 2021
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Matt C
1 contribution
Highlight of our family trip!
Jul 2021
Where do I begin?
Firstly, the food, the view, the staff and the entire experience was fautless.
Secondly, the best part about this entire experience was when all the day passengers depart you can enjoy all the comforts of this modern pontoon with only a handful of other guests.
The snorkelling "after hours" was spectacular, especially as the tide changes, you get to see different parts of the reef.
Extended time (overnight) out at the reef allows you to see so many more species of fish.
Our kids were mesmorised but the reef and this unique experience, especially given they'd learnt so much about it at school.
Tremendous experience and would definately reccommend to all ages and book again!
Written 25 July 2021
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