Great Barrier Reef Adventures

Great Barrier Reef Adventures

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Discover the underwater wonderland and be held in awe by the magnificent corals and abundance of fish and other marine life. There’s even a good chance you’ll see our friendly mascot ‘Dollar’ the turtle!

Cruise through the stunning Whitsunday Islands and on to the outer Great Barrier Reef on board ‘Seaflight’, the Whitsundays’ premier day cruise vessel.

Experience Queensland’s most innovative and spacious reef pontoon located at Knuckle Reef. Knuckle Reef Pontoon features Queensland’s largest and most spectacular underwater viewing chamber and is the only reef pontoon in Australia with a giant waterslide.

Explore pristine Knuckle Reef Lagoon, acclaimed as the region’s most spectacular Great Barrier Reef site.


  • Fantastic introductory and certified diving
    (See Optional Activities for details)
  • Take our guided snorkelling ‘Reef Safari’ with one of our Marine Biologists
    (See Optional Activities for details)
  • Experience Queensland’s largest and most spectacular underwater viewing observatory
  • Enter the warm tropical water in style on the giant waterslide! There is also a swimming enclosure for little people
  • Enjoy the fantastic marine life without getting wet on the ‘Subsea Adventure’ & Glass Bottom Boat excursions
  • Have fantastic underwater photographs taken by our specialist photographer – they make a great souvenir
  • Learn more about the colourful marine life at the regular presentations by Marine Biologists
  • Take a heli-scenic flight for breath-taking views of the outer reef
    (See Optional Activities for details)


  • FREE coach transfers from all local area accommodation to Port of Airlie
  • Return transfers onboard ‘Seaflight’ from Port of Airlie to the acclaimed Knuckle Reef lagoon
  • A day at Cruise Whitsundays exclusive Knuckle Reef pontoon
  • Meals – A full buffet lunch, morning & afternoon tea, tea & coffee.
  • A range of features and activities such as snorkelling, underwater viewing observatory, Subsea Adventure, Glass Bottom Boat, giant waterslide and regular presentations by our Marine Biologists
  • Included in your cruise fare is $5.50 per head fee which goes towards the management & protection of the Reef by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority


Reef Safari
If you would like a deeper understanding of the sights you’ll see, take our guided snorkelling ‘Reef Safari’. One of our reef experts will take you to the most stunning coral formations and points of interest, explaining things as you go.

Pre-book online with your Great Barrier Reef experience or book at the pontoon.

Discover Scuba – Intro Dive
There is no better place to experience the magic of your first scuba dive than at the outer Great Barrier Reef. Our fully certified PADI/SSI instructors will step you through all the training and escort you on your first amazing adventure.

Pre-book online with your Great Barrier Reef experience or book at the pontoon.

Certified Diving
Experienced divers can enjoy spectacular dives at specially selected sites with a variety of coral formations that are teeming with marine life. All dives are escorted by our experienced crew, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Pre-book online with your Great Barrier Reef experience or book at the pontoon.

Heli – Scenic Flights
For an unforgettable sightseeing experience at the Great Barrier Reef, take the ride of your life in a helicopter. Enjoy the maze of coral reef below you as you fly above the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and out over the iconic ‘Heart Reef’. A perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, or just treat yourself to a unique, natural symbol of love!
Bookings can be made at the pontoon.

Calm Experience – Massage
‘Calm Experience’ in conjunction with Cruise Whitsundays offers the ultimate indulgence to enhance your reef experience. Let your senses open to an awakening of inner calm with a soothing head, neck, back & shoulder massage on your journey to the reef aboard Seaflight.
For ultimate tranquility, indulge in a full body massage or ‘Skin Soother’ while at pristine Knuckle Reef Lagoon over looking the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.
Or after a hard days snorkelling and diving, sit back and relax with a soothing massage on your return journey back to Airlie Beach. The perfect way to finish the day!

Souvenir Photo’s
The team of onboard photographers will capture those hard to get shots – perhaps of your first underwater experience, getting up close and personal with a groper or Maori Wrasse. They make great souvenirs of your day. All shots taken are displayed and available for purchase on the return trip home.

Hunger pains? – not with Cruise Whitsundays! Morning tea, afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch (featuring fresh prawns, NZ mussels, turkey roast beef & delicious salads) are included. There are also two bars on board serving a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks. Complimentary tea and coffee is available.