CW: Reefsleep

FROM: $579

Departure Times

Departs: POA: 8:00am | DDI: 7:50am | HTI: 9:00am - Daily
Returns: POA: 6:25pm | DDI: 5:50pm | HTI: 5pm - Daily

Departure Point: Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island

Pricing Options

RRP $595 $579 AUD / Person - Double Reefbed (requires 2 persons) ($1158 Total) (Between: 01 Dec 2019 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $795 $669 AUD / Person - Single Reefbed (Between: 01 Dec 2019 and 31 Mar 2022)

This is the new Reefsleep which everyone is talking about! A spectacular and unique overnight tour where you sleep on the Outer Great Barrier Reef!

  • One of the most unique tours in the Whitsundays
  • Sleep under the stars on the Outer Great Barrier Reef on the CW pontoon!
  • See the Great Barrier Reef by day and by night
  • You can snorkel and scuba dive to get up close and personal with the colourful reefs and fish
  • The only tour of its kind in the Whitsundays with plenty of fun extras!

Experience Reefsleep and see what happens at the Great Barrier Reef at all hours of the day! Reefworld is located on Hardy Reef, one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef, off the Queensland coast. It is the destination of the Airlie Beach day trippers and also a lucky 24 guests can have an overnight experience never to be forgotten!

Highlights & Features:

  • Maximum 24 guests
  • 2 days on Reefworld pontoon
  • 1 night on Reefworld
  • All meals, teas and coffees
  • Use of Reefworld activities
  • All drinks, including Beer and Wine
  • Extra costs scuba diving and scenic flights

Reef sleep, Hardy Reef Pontoon, Cruise Whitsundays

Sample Itinerary

Guests on the Reefsleep experience travel out to Reefworld aboard Cruise Whitsundays high-speed vessels with the day guests and arrive at about 11am. During the day you can experience all the Great Barrier Reef activities the pontoon has to offer like snorkelling, swimming, water slides and sun baking. Also, you are able to purchase guided snorkel tours, dives, and scenic flights, just ask the staff on the way out!

Come 3pm the day vessel departs leaving this magnificent part of the world is just for you and you fellow Reefsleep guests to enjoy. A hush settles and just have the sound of water and a few birds, then as dusk approaches watch for turtles that come to nibble at the seaweed around the pontoon. Please note for safety reasons only children of 12 years old and over are able to join this tour.

Scuba diving and snorkelling

The Cruise Whitsundays Reefworld pontoon is adjacent to coral walls, the length of which you can explore by snorkelling as much as like during the days. It has its own ecosystem with magnificent corals and a diversity of marine life found only in sheltered areas. It provides a unique world for you to explore and the prolific fish life will surprise and delight you especially the giant groper!

Guided snorkelling tours are also available to purchase on board with small groups the guide will take you to very special spots where giant Maori wrasse, coral formations, tropical fish, turtles and reef sharks are there to be seen. Don't worry if not a keen summer you can enjoy the sights from the comfort of a semi-submersible or viewing chamber.

There is no better place to experience the magic of your first scuba dive than at the outer Great Barrier Reef, with no experience necessary! Experienced divers can enjoy spectacular dives at specially selected sites with a variety of coral formations and marine life. Intro and cert dives are all booked and paid for onboard the boat, please see staff on ferry ride out. 

Scuba dive, Reef sleep, Whitsundays


When you are ready to snooze under the stars just climb into your swag, basically a cosy low tent with a clear viewing panel above your head. They will provide a comfortable mattress and sleeping bag so you just need to bring something to sleep in. Being 40 nautical miles from the shore you are safe from bugs and mosquitos so you can sleep with the cover open. Just you, the sea air and the stars so a true camping experience.

Sample Menu

An onboard Chef is available to freshly prepare your meals, to be enjoyed both on the Reefworld Pontoon and onboard Seaflight along with the day trip guests.

Check out Reefsleep's decadent menu, here.

Lunch Buffet, Reefworld

Choose from a selection of Beer, wine and soft drinks (cocktails and spirits at an additional cost).

Reefsleep, Sunset, Arms in the air

This is a sample menu and is subject to change and amendments. Menu items subject to availability.

Departs / Returns

Airlie Beach - Port of Airlie Marina

  • Departs: 8:00am
  • Returns: 6:10pm (the next day)

Hamilton Island - Hamilton Island Marina

  • Departs: 9:00am
  • Returns: 5:00pm (the next day)

*All timings are approximates only. Please allow space in your itinerary for slight schedule changes and amendments. 

More Information

What To Bring

Please bring only a small bag with:

  • Photo identification
  • Change of clothes
  • Sun protection (hat,  sunscreen, sunglasses etc)
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Camera
  • Toiletries
  • Jumper or jacket (seasonal)
  • Cash or credit cards for onboard purchases

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most hostels, at your accommodation, or at Airlie Beach Bag Storage. Most charge between $5-15pp for the duration of your trip.

What's Included

  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Wet/stinger suit
  • Access to underwater observatory
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Overnight accommodation in Reefbeds under the stars
  • All meals including lunches, breakfast, morning and afternoon teas and dinner
  • All beverages including beer, wine and soft drink (cocktails and spirits at an additional cost)

What's Extra

  • Cocktails and spirits
  • Snacks
  • Photographs
  • Souvenirs
  • Scenic flights
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • Scuba diving (subject to age and medical conditions)

Terms and Conditions

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. 

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.

Scuba Diving/Medical Disclosure:

Age and medical restrictions apply to dive 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

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 outside 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:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. Cancellations made 21 days prior to travel date forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

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.

"Sleeping on the Great Barrier Reef was an absolute dream come true! I couldn't believe how much there was to do on the pontoon and the underwater observatory was phenomenal at night! Would definitely recommend!"
"We unfortunately went when the weather wasn't fantastic, but there was still plenty to do while on the pontoon. Snorkelling was great, and having the pontoon to ourselves was great once they day guests headed back to the mainland. Staff were great, and the food was delicious-We got the seafood platter add on, definitely got our money's worth!"
Jenna B
"This trip was a highlight of our trip to Australia. Staff was great. Perfect way to see the reef. Highly recommend."
Joseph S
"I had the best time ever. We did the reef sleep, so worth it. The food was amazing, staff were awesome and so friendly, the Reef was incredible with lots of fish to see, the stars at night are like nothing I have seen before. I would recommend the reef sleep to anyone! Thank you so much for everything. We had the best time! 11/10"
Courtney Jones
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