Airlie Beach

2 Day Great Barrier Reef "Reefsuites" Experience

Airlie Beach, Australia

From USD 696.56

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you want a special, memorable experience beyond the standard Great Barrier Reef day tours, spend the night underwater in an amazing 'reefsuite.' Begin by cruising through the Whitsunday Islands to Hardy Reef, where you can choose to snorkel, dive, or take a scenic helicopter flight (extra cost). Once the daytrippers have left you can enjoy a peaceful sunset dinner before retiring to your underwater suite with reef views.
  • Spend one night in a reefsuite with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Two lunches, one dinner, one breakfast, and drinks are included
  • Snorkeling gear and a guided tour are included
  • Return cruise transfers are included

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing with reef appreciation talk
  • Overnight accommodation in an underwater Reefsuite
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Guided snorkelling tour
  • Beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional activities including scuba diving, helicopter flights, massage (available to purchase on board)

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Day 1

Travel from Port of Airlie, via Hamilton Island, to Hardy Reef

1 Stop

Cruise Whitsundays

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Underwater Reefsuite

Meals: LunchDinner

Day 2

Overnight at Hardy Reef before cruising back to Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach

1 Stop

Hamilton Island Marina

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: BreakfastLunch

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions.
  • 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
  • All intending 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
  • 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.
  • You will be required to complete a medical and dietary requirement form that will be sent to you on confirmation of the booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      The Best.
      Denise_C, May 2023
      The Reef Suite was outstanding. Mesmerised viewing. King bed. View from the Loo. Visit by George. Food was gourmet. Staff bent over backwards to accomodate every need.
      lenneanowak, Jan 2023
      One of the most fabulous experiences!! Slept in an underwater suite, watching thousands of fish surrounding the pontoon. It was difficult to tear ourselves away from the view from our bed. Staff was incredible, as was the food. Everyone should have this opportunity.
      This doesn't really need me to hype it up... but I will
      Ebony_L, Dec 2022
      This was an awesome experience and has gotten ample publicity from many notable travel companies/magazines (I heard about it through Travel +Leisure). Your 3-hour cruise to the reefsuites is operated by Cruise Whitsundays. There are some choppy sections so pack some motion sickness medicine (you can buy some on board too). You will get plenty of instructions and opportunities to book add-on excursions on the ferry ride there. I opted to book a helicopter ride and a scuba dive. Upon arrival to your destination for the night (think a barge in the ocean), everyone disembarks the ferry but, only a select few are taken upstairs and allowed to place away their luggage as they await check-in. You start your day with lunch, then maybe a Great Barrier Reef excursion of choice, and then you check in. Most overnight guests are staying in the "reefsleeps" which are essentially bed tents on the top of the barge that open up to allow nighttime stargazing. However, you are one of the lucky two to be staying in the "reefsuites", 2 separate rooms below deck with mouth-dropping views of underwater ocean life. You can spend as much time in your room as you want, then come upstairs for dinner and any evening excursions or just a quick snorkel. Don't worry, the view at night from your suite is amazing and you won't want to go to sleep. The following day you have breakfast, take any last-minute excursions, have lunch and then head back to the arriving ferry to head back to Airlie Beach. By far, an experience of your lifetime Plan in advance as this now books nearly 1 year out
      Unforgettable experience❣️
      Karen_V, July 2022
      The staff were wonderful and caring. The accommodation was amazing, the food was 5 star and the experience will be with us forever. A truly memorable time. Andy was fabulous host!
      Response from Host, Jan 2023
      Thanks so much!
      tj2tccz6yf, Apr 2022
      Words cannot describe how wonderful our Anniversary was. It was amazing. The crew and the hosts during our stay are all very attentative. Thank you all for giving us a relaxing stay. The gourmet food was excellent. We will definitely come back .
      Mind blowing experience
      Braden_W, Apr 2021
      This was a surprise experience for my girlfriend and her reaction walking into the room was priceless. The room, the staff, the food, the views made it the perfect spot for me to propose to her at sunset. We will never forget this place.

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