Great Barrier Reef Pontoon - ex Airlie Beach & Island Resorts
Prices from $269 AUD


Hardy Reef provides an unbelievable world for you to explore.You'll be blown away by the underwater wonderland while spending the day on Queensland’s most innovative reef pontoon. Your full day cruise includes snorkelling, lunch, semi submarine, accommodation transfers and use of the waterslide!




  • Snorkelling
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Waterslide
  • FREE Wetsuits
  • FREE Transfers

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From 1/04/2019 to 31/03/2020 adultchildinfantfamily
Great Barrier Reef Pontoon
- Airlie Beach & Hamilton Island
includes all snorkelling and lunch $269.00$125.00$0.00$709.20
PLEASE NOTE: Infant = 0 - 4 years. Child = 5 to 15 years.

The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the  great wonders of the natural world and a “must-see” for any visitor to the  region. Formed  millions of years ago, this colourful living reef continues to grow and  flourish just off the coast from the Whitsundays. Hundreds of different types  of fish and hard and soft coral thrive in the sheltered lagoon.

The pontoons are adjacent to coral walls, the length of which you can explore. The sites have their own ecosystem with magnificent corals and a diversity of marine life found only in sheltered areas, providing a unique world for you to explore. The prolific fish life will surprise and delight you - especially the giant groper!



The Great Barrier Reef Pontoons

Tailor made for the reef, our innovative pontoons (one at Hardy Reef and one at Knuckle Reef), have numerous features and activities.

Both pontoons are spacious with a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities to enhance your time at the reef. There is undercover seating and tables, sun decks for topping up the tan, freshwater showers, change rooms and you have full access to the air-conditioned comfort of our reef vessel.

The pontoons are ideally situated in shallower waters with protection from the surrounding sea conditions. The best coral is a short distance away from the pontoon. Marker buoys and ropes clearly indicate the areas you are free to explore and our staff will be happy to provide directions.




Enjoy fantastic snorkelling amongst colourful marine life at the Great Barrier Reef. All the gear you need is provided including sterilised mouth pieces for the snorkels. If you haven't snorkelled before no problem - our staff will provide the basic tuition. Flotation devices are available on request.




You don’t need to get wet to experience the wonders of the reef. Take our 'Subsea Adventure' or Glass Bottom Boat excursion, complete with an entertaining and informative commentary by our crew. And don't miss our fantastic underwater observatory with its panoramic views of life under the sea. You'll see amazing fish and marine life.




Our Pontoons are  the perfect places to experience the magic of your first ever SCUBA dive. Certified divers can enjoy incredible dives at specially selected sites.



If you're staying at an Resort on Daydream Island, Long Island, South Molle Island or Hayman Island you can be picked up directly from the Island on the way to the Outer Reef! Please mention this in your booking.





Contact Details

07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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