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The best ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef

Head to the Great Barrier Reef pontoon
Jump onboard Seaflight’s 1 day trip to the outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon located on Hardy Reef! While at the pontoon, enjoy all of the underwater activities including snorkelling, scuba diving as well as the semi-submersible and underwater viewing chamber! There are many other extras to do as well including scenic flights.

Overnight sailing trip
The Whitsundays is a sailing mecca and is home to a huge number of fantastic overnight sailing trips – some of which head to the outer Great Barrier Reef! Both Anaconda 3 and Kiana are popular vessels which take passengers to this special place in the world, with the option for plenty of scuba diving and snorkelling.

Glass Bottom Boat
A great option for those who don’t necessarily want to snorkel or dive but still want to experience the magic of the reef, there is the glass bottom boat option. A favourite day trip which has the feature is the Reefstar 3 Island Cruise. This popular tour is on a fast modern vessel which takes passengers to Bali Hai for snorkelling and glass bottom boat as well as Whitehaven beach and Daydream Island.

Scuba diving day trip
There are a small number of day trips which offer onboard scuba diving around the Whitsunday islands, including Illusions, a sailing catamaran, and Mantaray which is a fast power boat. Both of these trips offer the opportunity to conduct and introductory or certified dive the best fringing reefs around the islands on an enjoyable day trip.

Daydream Island living reef
Daydream has actually brought the Great Barrier Reef to the island with its amazing ‘Living Reef’ coral lagoon. Featuring some 140 fish species including stingrays, sharks, starfish and barramundi as well as 83 different corals, this living reef is a must see. This island feature also has free educational sessions and daily feedings.  

The most incredible way to truly experience the magic of the reef is by spending a night at the reefworld pontoon. Reefsleep is a new and unique overnight tour where you sleep on the Great Barrier Reef. Just 12 guests will stay at the pontoon together and will get to experience the fantastic activities on offer including snorkelling and scuba diving.

Scenic Flight
Why not get a bird’s eye view of the Great Barrier Reef with a scenic flight. There are a number of different flight options which take passengers over the reef including the world famous Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday islands. This is a very popular choice of tour with so much to see from above.  

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