The Whitsundays & Hamilton Island

Full Day Snorkel In The Great Barrier Reef

Hamilton Island, Australia
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience some of the best snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef on this fun full-day tour. You'll get free use of the provided snorkeling gear so you don't have to bring your own. Sail out to Bait Reef, enjoying the views along the way. You'll be taken to two different snorkeling spots where you'll be amazed by the colors and variety of the tropical sea life.
  • Spend no less than 3.5 hours at the reef
  • A buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea are provided
  • Learn from and enjoy commentary along the way
  • A great day out for the whole family

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Commentary

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Hamilton Island Marina
      Front St, Hamilton Island QLD 4803, Australia

      Please meet 15 minutes prior to departure time for boarding at the Explore Jetty (Opposite the Explore Shop) in the Marina. Please be advised that this tour departs from Hamilton Island.

    Start time

    08:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • You will need to be comfortable swimming in the ocean.
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Great fun
    Deborah_W, Mar 2023
    Great day out, 2.5 hours to the reef, and snorkeling under the very watchful eyes of the team. Special thanks to Paiton who happily towed us back to the boat when we felt like stopping early. Fun team and day out, with a secure feeling that you are in very safe hands out in the middle of the ocean!
    Relaxed, comfortable and safe experience
    Megan_H, Feb 2023
    Such a great day out and amazing experience! Loviest crew who made you feel relaxed, comfortable and safe. Well organised, beautiful, clean new vessel and well fed for lunch. Couldn’t recommend enough for a really fun day.
    Amazing team very helpful...
    Dzeneta_P, Jan 2023
    Amazing team very helpful and experienced staff. The reef looked incredible. I am not a strong swimmer but team was very helpful so I can say it suits to every level. But you do have to be at least able to swim. Food that was included was very good too. And we were very happy that there was no kids. So for those who would like a more peaceful experience I recommend to take a full day as all families with kids went on a half day cruise.
    Best way to spend my 50th birthday
    Shelley_L, Dec 2022
    Great vessel especially the top deck. Amazing staff, happy to help with anything (even a hair tie crisis for our teenager!) Loved every single second of the snorkelling..just beautiful!
    Great day! Best...
    Olivia_T, Oct 2022
    Great day! Best snorkelling , lovely people on the boat and awesome food. Really recommend. Saw lots of amazing sea life
    Rip off
    Debbie_K, July 2022
    Not a good experience Rushed Taken to a section of the Reef at the worst time and in the choppiest water Maybe 20 mins of snorkelling if lucky Feel ripped off
    David_C, June 2022
    We paid to go to outer reef but 2 minutes before departing were told we weren’t going due to weather. Apparently they had not gone to outer reef in weeks so it would have been nice to have some opportunity to change plans prior to leaving. We had a snorkel then went to Whitehaven which we had already done. Disappointing.
    Great but hard
    Karen_B, June 2022
    A great experience, but much harder physically than expected. Not suitable for younger children or elderly as a lot of swimming is required. Even on a fine day it was very rocky on boat and many felt seasick. Staff do not assist people getting in and out of dinghy, I saw two people fall when trying to step into dinghy, no staff helped. Thought that was extremely dangerous. Captain was lovely, and barman Manu was so friendly and helpful, but rest of staff just rush you, yelling at everyone to get in the boat, shouting at people to hurry up while swimming, some of them need hospitality training. Still, the good parts outweighed the bad.
    Awesome, quiet, well organised!
    Tracey_V, Apr 2022
    Awesome trip Staff so helpful, even shared their jackets when I was shivering! Staff approachable, friendly and fun. The reef (what we saw) was beautiful….2 great locations. Saw plenty of colourful fish 🐠 and huge variety of corals and a bloody big shark! Thankyou
    Full day snorkling
    Elizabeth_M, Apr 2022
    Was a great day staff were great amazing seeing the reef beautiful weather ocean was very clear seeing everything below the water
    Catherine_T, June 2021
    Amazing trip! The crew looked after everyone really well with lots of great food and snacks and two great snorkelling adventures on different parts of the reef
    Adam_B, May 2021
    A grate family experience with a fantastic crew. The weather wasn't favourable but we still had two drops and a trip to Whitehaven.