Reefsleep Great Barrier Reef Experience

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Departure Times

Departs: Check Location For Times
Returns: Between 5:10pm - 6:05pm

Departure Points & Times: Daydream Island: 7:35am - Airlie Beach: 8am - Hamilton Island: 9am

Pricing Options

RRP $610 $584 AUD / Person - Double Reefbed (requires 2 persons) ($1168 Total) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Dec 2022)
RRP $815 $750 AUD / Bed - Single Reefbed (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Dec 2022)
$60 AUD / Person - Introductory Dive - Second Dive (Adult) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Dec 2022)
$60 AUD / Person - Certified Dive - Second Dive (Adult) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Dec 2022)
$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)

Highlights

Whitsunday Island Cruise  Outer Great Barrier Reef Scuba Diving
Guided Snorkelling star Starlit Reefbed Scenic Flights
event_seat Sun Lounges flare Island Sunset room_service Excellent Service
bubble_chart Underwater Observatory restaurant Delicious Catering wine_bar Alcohol Included

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!

  • Sleep under the stars on the Outer Great Barrier Reef on a unique, modern pontoon!
  • Snorkel and scuba dive to rub shoulders with vibrant corals and marine life
  • Experience the sunrise, sunset and starlight out on the Great Barrier Reef
  • The only tour of its kind in the Whitsundays, offering both luxurious and adventurous itineraries!
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks included
  • Introductory and certified divers welcome - booking in advance recommended

  No Fee Date Change up to 72 hours prior to departure

*When booking, please advise if you would like to be picked up from Airlie Beach, Daydream Island or Hamilton Island


Soak up the wonder of Reefsleep as you embark on sun-soaked days and starlit nights in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. A unique outdoor sleeping experience will immerse you in the magic of the tropical haven known as Hardy Reef, a spectacular stretch of biodiverse, flourishing reef.

Highlights & Features:

  • 2 days on Reefworld pontoon 
  • Overnight stay on a luxury outdoor Reefbed
  • Drinks included (wine, beer, cider and soft drink)
  • Delicious, all-inclusive catering provided
  • Maximum 24 guests
  • Tea and coffee included
  • Access to Reefworld snorkelling, sun lounges, underwater observatory and more
  • Add ons such as scuba diving and scenic flights available at extra costs

Nibbles at sunset on the Reefworld pontoon

Sample Itinerary

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

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

Underwater ecosystems great Barrier Reef snorkelling fish in anemone

Guided Snorkelling Tours - Add On
are also available to book in advance, with small groups the guide will take you to very special spots where Giant Maori wrasse, rainbow coral formations, tropical fish, sea turtles and reef sharks are seen. Book your guided snorkelling tour here to dig a little deeper into the wonderful world of the Great Barrier Reef.

Two people snorkelling and holding hands surrounded by fish

Scuba Diving - Add On 
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. So whether you're an introductory or certified diver, book your scuba dive here to enjoy an adventurous, breathtaking underwater exploration with Reefsleep! 

Scuba Dive with Reef sleep, Whitsundays with yellow fish

Starlit Alfresco Reefbeds
The only outdoor sleeping vessel in the Whitsundays, Reefsleep offers guests their very own alfresco, luxury Reefbed! With a clear viewing panel, soft linen and a super comfy mattress, fall asleep under a clear starry sky while enjoying the gentle sea breeze! Bugs and mosquitos aren’t a problem when you’re 40 nautical miles at sea, so leave the cover open to immerse yourself in the Reef charm like never before… just you, the sea breeze and the brightest stars for a true glamping experience!

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Underwater Observatory
Discover the wonders of the reef and stay dry with Reefsleep's underwater aquarium observatory! An educational and delightful view from below allows guests to spot colourful fish, magnificent mammals and more from a completely new angle!

Underwater observatory Reefsleep

Scenic Flights - Add On 
With additional add ons such as a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef for spectacular outlooks, there really is something for everybody aboard the Reefworld pontoon. Fly high over crystalline views of vibrant reefs for an adventurous experience perfect for all kinds of reef-lovers! Book your scenic flight upon your arrival at the pontoon.

Whitsunday Island Scenic Flight island views from above

Semi-submersible Glass Bottom Boat 
Explore the depths of the reef like never before with this immersive and educational experience! Where fun and reef learning meets, the Reefsleep glass-bottom semi-submersible will take you through a spectacular reef that is home to vibrant creatures big and small. Learn something new about these extraordinary ecosystems with the educational commentary (interpreters available). 

Fish chart on the Reefsleep semi submersible

Reefworld Pontoon 
Spend your day aboard the Reefworld pontoon with access to an abundance of things to do, whatever your style! Grab a good book and champagne and hit the day beds for a sunbake chill out session. With all the delicious meals provided, enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch and dinner with good company too! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for sea turtles that come to nibble at the seaweed around the pontoon as dusk falls… pure magic!

Woman with long blond hair looking out over the reef from the pontoon

Time Guide

DAY 1

  • 8:00 am Depart Port of Airlie
  • 9:00 am Hamilton Island Guests Join
  • Morning Tea
  • 11:00 am Arrive at Reefworld Swimming, snorkelling and fun
  • 12:00 pm - lunch and beverages to be served on the boat
  • 2:00-3:00pm Check-In to Reefsleep/Reefsuites
  • From 6:00 pm Canapes & Evening Meal
  • 8:30 pm Bar closes

DAY 2 - (Plenty of in-water time throughout the day)

  • 7-8:00 am Breakfast
  • 10-10:30 am Morning Tea
  • 11:00 am Check-out 
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 2:00pm Reefsleep check-out
  • 3:00 pm Depart Reefworld
  • 5:10 Return to Hamilton Island
  • 6:10 Arrive Airlie Beach

Our Delicious Sample Menu

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Meals
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

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

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Meals
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

Drinks
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

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Airlie Beach - Port of Airlie Marina

  • Departs: 8:00am
  • Returns: 6:05pm (the next day)

Hamilton Island - Hamilton Island Marina

  • Departs: 9:00am
  • Returns: 5:10pm (the next day)

Daydream Island - Day...

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Airlie Beach - Port of Airlie Marina

  • Departs: 8:00am
  • Returns: 6:05pm (the next day)

Hamilton Island - Hamilton Island Marina

  • Departs: 9:00am
  • Returns: 5:10pm (the next day)

Daydream Island - Daydream Island Jetty

Departs: 7:35am
Returns: 5:40pm (the next day)

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

More Information

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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 (se...

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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 - book here.
  • Scuba diving (subject to age and medical conditions) - book here.

If you would like to add scuba diving or a guided snorkel to your booking, please book here. Please provide your "SW" booking reference from your Reefsleep tour when making your scuba diving payment/booking.

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

Minimum travel age for Reefsleep is 6. Travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult carer.


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 www.reefsafari.com.


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:

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.


Other: 

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.

Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. Cancellations made 14 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 admin@mr-travel.com. 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.


Refunds:

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.


Accountability/Misconduct:

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.

Reviews

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Based on 9 reviews

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Reviews by our Sailing Whitsundays customers

Luis Miguel Soares Martins , 02 Sep 22
Great experience, . Will definitely recommend
Abbie, 11 Dec 21
I was fortunate enough to be able to do Reef sleep! Its definitely a bucket list item that everyone should do once in their life. We ate the most delicious, gourmet food, slept under the stars, had the reef to ourselves, included drinks, fans in the swags + the most amazing staff that made the trip so special! I can not fault the trip and I hope I am lucky enough to go out and do it again soon!!
Hannah, 06 Dec 21
One of the best experiences ever! Reefsleep was far better than any expectations that I had from the AMAZING food, all inclusive drinks, super friendly staff and not to mention the stunning reef itself! Snorkelling first thing in the morning before the other guests arrive will be something that I never forget! A big thank you to my dive instructor who calmed me down when I felt nervous despite being a certified diver. I cannot recommend this tour enough!
Lucy Holbrook , 05 Dec 21
Excellent facilities and staffing. Nothing was an issue with respect to any guest request. Food was first class. Can recommend this experience to be on everybody's bucket list.
Jayme
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