CW: Great Barrier Reef Tour from Daydream Island

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Departure Times

Departs: 7:50am - Daily
Returns: 5:50pm - Daily

Departure Point: Daydream Island Marina, Day Dream Island

Pricing Options

RRP $299 $269 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 07 Jul 2022 and 31 Dec 2023)
RRP $146 $139 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 years) (Between: 07 Jul 2022 and 31 Dec 2023)
RRP $269 $250 AUD / Person - Senior (60+ years) (Between: 07 Jul 2022 and 31 Dec 2023)
RRP $790 $795 AUD / Family - Family (2A+2C) (Between: 07 Jul 2022 and 31 Dec 2023)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-3 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Dec 2023)
$112 AUD / Person - Certified Dive - First Dive (Adult) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Dec 2022)
$142 AUD / Person - Introductory Dive - First Dive (Adult) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Dec 2022)


Whitsunday Islands  Outer Great Barrier Reef Scuba Diving
Guided Snorkelling event_seat Sun Lounges Scenic Flights
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See the beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef on an action-packed full day trip!

  • Depart Daydream Island, spending a whole day on a pontoon!
  • Snorkelling available and scuba diving on offer for all levels
  • One of the few day trips to visit the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • See marine life up close in our underwater observatory
  • Perfect for friends, couples and the whole family!
  • Introductory and certified divers welcome - recommended to book in advance

Ready to jump on board? We offer one of the most unique and amazing trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef via the Whitsundays! Join the Great Barrier Reef Adventure for an incredible day of soaking up the deep blues of one of the world’s most beloved natural wonders. Hop on board our comfortable, spacious and luxurious Cruise Whitsundays boat. Departing from Daydream Island, we’ll make our way to our incredible pontoon at Hardy Reef.

Get ready for a jam-packed day of fun and adventure, because this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will blow your mind. You’ll experience the Outer Reef and its incredible marine life, with an abundance of incredible activities to take part in. You can opt to swim and snorkel all day to your heart’s content or choose to relax and unwind to the hum of the ocean. Your cruise will offer you an incredible experience to soak up the best of the Whitsunday Islands: with incredible scenery, there’s no better place than the Outer Reef! 

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Highlights & Features:

  • Depart Daydream Island and visit the Great Barrier Reef
  • On stable pontoon with plenty of room for relaxing
  • Snorkelling gear and wet/stinger suit
  • Buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon teas/coffees
  • Semi-submersible
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Sun loungers on top deck
  • Several other activities available for purchase onboard such as scuba diving, scenic flights, snorkel tours

As one of Queensland's most innovative and spacious reef pontoons, there’s absolutely no better way to enjoy the day! Located at the incredible Hardy Reef, our pontoon is the perfect starting point for your adventure. We also proudly boast Queensland's largest and most spectacular underwater viewing chamber, making it the perfect activity for those who don’t want to dive in. Our unique and wonderful day trip is the best way to spend time in the Whitsundays and Daydream Island.

Great Barrier Reef Adventures

Important Information:

  • This tour is also available to depart from Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island.
  • Youth must be aged 15-17 and have a valid high school ID.

Sample Itinerary

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Our spectacular pontoon floats along coral walls, making it an incredible place to explore. Known as Reefworld, the pontoon is surrounded by an abundance of gorgeous reefs, featuring incredible ecosystems that boast magnificent corals and a diverse range of marine life. The marine life that prefers sheltered areas will come out to play, giving you a unique opportunity to rub shoulders with thos...

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Our spectacular pontoon floats along coral walls, making it an incredible place to explore. Known as Reefworld, the pontoon is surrounded by an abundance of gorgeous reefs, featuring incredible ecosystems that boast magnificent corals and a diverse range of marine life. The marine life that prefers sheltered areas will come out to play, giving you a unique opportunity to rub shoulders with those you wouldn’t see otherwise!  Our pontoon provides a unique world for you to explore - the incredible fish life will surprise and delight you! 

Choose to snorkel or swim and soak up the incredible views below, with all snorkelling gear, wetsuits and tuition included in your day on the Reefworld pontoon! The marvels of the Great Barrier Reef await your discovery, so hop in to rub shoulders with curious creatures, colourful coral gardens and magnificent underwater mammals.

Clownfish amongst pink anemone

Underwater Observatory 
If you’re not up for diving in, you can still join in the fun by checking out the view of the reef from our underwater viewing chamber. An educational and breathtaking glimpse into the underwater forests of the Great Barrier Reef, Reefworld's underwater viewing aquarium will illuminate colourful fish, turtles and other reef creatures! 

Two children looking at the Reefworld underwater viewing chamber

Scuba Dive - Add On
Ready for something unique and unforgettable? From the pontoon, you can also try your hand at scuba diving! With incredible scenery to explore, both introductory divers and certified divers are welcome to join in the fun. Explore the gorgeous marine life of the Great Barrier Reef from the pontoon - it’s the perfect place to begin! The beauty of the reef will be right at your fingertips, making it the most incredible place to experience your first scuba dive. For those who are experienced divers, the magic of the reef won’t be lost on you! As one of the most incredible areas for scuba diving, Hardy Reef boasts spectacular scenes of deep blues, marine life and colourful corals. Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef is an incredible bucket list item for everyone! 

Book your scuba dive here.

Maori Wrasse with reef Diver

Guided Snorkel Tour - Add On 
Are you curious to learn more about the reef? Take a guided snorkel with Reef Safari - they’re the best in the business! Your passionate guide will point out the incredible marine life and name all the amazing species you encounter along the way. This is the perfect adventure for those craving more!

Book your guided snorkel tour here.

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Scenic Flights - Add On 
Up for something absolutely unforgettable? Opt to take an incredible scenic flight in a helicopter and gain a new perspective! Peek below at the beautiful blue and green hues of the Great Barrier Reef, and gaze in awe at the iconic Heart Reef! Book your scenic flight upon arrival at the pontoon.

CW: Great Barrier Reef Tour from Daydream Island

Semi-submersible Boat Tour 
Where reef learning and fun meet, the semi-submersible boat tour is an awesome experience for everyone! Explore the depths of the incredible Great Barrier Reefs with informative and colourful commentary as you watch vivid creatures, big and small, whizz past. With interpreters available, this is a great, accessible activity for everyone. Indeed, you can see the reef without even getting wet! 

Blue fish school swimming in the Great Barrier Reef

Our wonderful team of onboard photographers are here for you! On the lookout for capturing moments, the team will take those hard to get shots - including your first underwater experience and your encounters with Maori Wrasse! At the end of the day, the photos will be available for purchase - you’ll get to walk away with memories that last forever!

CW: Great Barrier Reef Tour from Daydream Island

Please note: The above optional activities are available for an additional cost. Please advise us at the time of booking if you would like to add any of the above optional extras. Age and medical restrictions apply to all activities with Great Barrier Reef Adventures. Please ask us if you have any questions.

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What To Bring

Please bring only a small bag with:

  • Photo identification
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses etc)
  • Swim-wear
  • Beach towel
  • Camera
  • Jumper or jacket (seasonal)
  • Cash or credit cards ...

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What To Bring

Please bring only a small bag with:

  • Photo identification
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses etc)
  • Swim-wear
  • Beach towel
  • Camera
  • Jumper or jacket (seasonal)
  • Cash or credit cards for onboard purchases

What's Included

  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Wet/stinger suit
  • Buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea and coffees
  • Semi-Submarine/Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Underwater Observatory 

What's Extra

  • On board purchase such as drinks, alcohol and snacks
  • Photographs
  • Souvenirs
  • Scenic flights
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • Scuba diving (subject to medical conditions and age restrictions). If you would like to add scuba diving or a guided snorkel to your booking, please click here. Please provide your "SW" booking reference from your GBR tour when making your scuba diving payment/booking.

Terms and Conditions

Important Information: 

Infants 0-3 years travel free of charge, however no infant meals are included. Guests must be able to show valid ID at check in to support their ticket type (i.e Senior or Child ticket). If you cannot produce the valid identification to meet your ticket requirements, you will not be able to travel without paying a surcharge/difference in fare.

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Scuba Diving/Medical Disclosure:

Age and medical restrictions apply to diving activities. A medical questionnaire must be completed. Divers cannot fly for 24 hours after diving and the company accepts no liability for medical conditions experienced as a result of flying after diving. All diving is operated by Reef Safari Pty Ltd and booking to dive with them deems acceptance of the terms and conditions as published on their website

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Transfers are at an additional cost. Please enquire if you would like to add transfers to your booking.

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

No shows or client cancellations made within 72 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Sailing Whitsundays are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period (72 hours). It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator 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 departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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Reviews by our Sailing Whitsundays customers

Isabel, 11 Feb 21
I was pleasantly surprised at how colourful and varied the coral was. I did the Snorkel Safari and we were dropped off further away from the pontoon. On the way back the crew gave us information on the Great Barrier Reef and pointed out different coral and animals. We had afterwards plenty of time to keep on exploring ourselves. A very enjoyable tour!
Romina, 06 Feb 21
Great day out! We went with the whole family and had enough time to snorkel, go on the semi submarine, and spent some time on the pontoon and the underwater observatory.
Andre, 01 Feb 21
Perfect day out for the whole family! Plenty of time to go on the semi-submarine, snorkel and relax on the pontoon with great views and nice food. Very recommended!
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