REEF ADVENTURE TOURS
Traverse the waters of the Great Barrier Reef on board Cruise Whitsundays’ vessel, Seaflight, a 37-metre wave piercer as you head out to an amazing pontoon at Knuckle Reef Lagoon. Relax in reserved seating in the Captain’s Lounge on the mid-deck of the fully air-conditioned vessel with refreshments served throughout the day, including a sumptuous buffet lunch.
Knuckle Reef Pontoon offers undercover seating and tables, plus sun decks for topping up the tan, freshwater showers and change rooms. There is a spectacular underwater viewing chamber, a fun giant slide and a swimming enclosure for children. The pontoon has its own ecosystem with magnificent corals and marine life not found in more open areas. It provides a unique world for you to explore, be it a Subsea adventure in a semi-submersible or by glass bottom boat, snorkelling, diving or Seawalker helmet diving.
Full-day cruise and snorkelling
Reserved seating in the Captain’s Lounge on the mid-deck
Sumptuous buffet lunch
Wines, beers, juices, and soft drinks served throughout the day
Morning and afternoon tea
Priority bookings for ‘Subsea’ semi-submersible rides and glass bottom boat
Presentation by a Marine Biologist in the underwater viewing chamber this cruise is operated by Cruise Whitsundays Pty Ltd.Also available are fly/cruise options, breakfast or afternoon visits to Knuckle Reef Lagoon, guided Reef Safaris, Discover Scuba and Certified Diving.
Speedboat Drop Off
Let us recommend a beautiful spot for you – perhaps a stunning beach – close to Hayman and we’ll take you there. Bring along a picnic hamper which you can order through In Room Dining, or just a towel, as you snorkel, sunbathe – or simply chill out.
Follow the path of Captain Cook, who explored the waters surrounding Hayman in 1770, as you head out on one of our fun motorised dinghies. Our ‘neighbourhood’ offers bays and beaches, reefs and romance, and coral and crystal clear waters.
A journey close to Hayman on our ‘Reef Dancer’ semi-submersible vessel includes coral viewing and snorkelling among spectacular coral and beautiful tropical fish. Afterwards, we’ll be serving Australian sparkling wine and other refreshments as you reflect on the kaleidoscope of colours to be enjoyed in our waters.
Champagne Beach Sunset Drop Off
We will provide a cheese platter, bottle of Australian sparkling wine, picnic rug and cushions and take you by boat to a picturesque nearby beach to experience the splendour of a Whitsunday sunset.
Experience the thrill of an encounter with majestic humpback whales during their annual migration to the warmth of the Whitsunday waters, normally from July to September. (Seasonal)
The waters surrounding Hayman offer some of the most magnificent sailing experiences in the world, taking in the stunning Reef and beautiful Whitsunday landscape.
There is nothing to compare with the exhilaration of cruising under sail on the resort’s resident yacht, Lady Dee. This 10-metre catamaran has been specifically designed for Hayman with comfort and indulgence as the highest priority.
Experience the magic and romance of sailing into a beautiful Whitsunday sunset. Sip your sparkling wine and relax as you sail the waters aboard Lady Dee.
Private Launch Charters
Hayman operates a fleet of magnificent sleek white cruisers – Sun Eagle, Sun Paradise and Sun Goddess – which are beautifully appointed and are available for private charter for special occasions. These charters can take you to all parts of the fabulous Reef surroundings. Meals and refreshments can be organised for you to enjoy during the cruise.
Full Day and Extended Day Charter
Head out on an incredible day of adventure to the Great Barrier Reef, stopping along the way to snorkel in the unique underworld of colourful fish and coral, or visit the silica sands of famous Whitehaven Beach.
What a memorable way to experience a special Whitsunday sunset – a relaxing cruise aboard Allegria II, sipping a glass of bubbly and enjoying an array of tasty canapes, as the sun goes down on the most perfect of nature’s backdrops.
3 ½ hours
Escape with a friend or loved one and venture further into the fabulous Whitsundays or Great Barrier Reef, staying overnight on Allegria II and discovering what the new day brings.
Cruise aboard the 12-metre Riviera fishing charter vessel, Ocean Blue. This vessel reaches speeds up to 24 knots and is excellent for general cruising, game and bottom fishing, diving and snorkelling.
SEA KAYAKING TRIPS
Island sea kayaking introduces you to the unique magic of the waters surrounding Hayman on comfortable and stable sit-on-top kayaks. With no prior experience necessary, all you need is a sense of adventure.
Experience close-up the marine diversity which abounds in the beautiful Whitsunday waters around Hayman without disturbing the ‘locals’ including turtles, manta rays and Reef fish. As an individual, a couple, a family or a group of friends, you can explore areas including Bali Hai, Goats’ Beach, Langford Reef, Blue Pearl Bay and other nearby islands.
You set the pace to leisurely enjoy your experience and choose between half or full-day adventures and discover the beauty of our fringing reef in the most unique way.
Half-Day Reef Roam
Come with us on a tropical expedition among island fringing reefs. Paddle at a leisurely pace to any one of the local islands, snorkel over coral gardens teeming with fish, wander along pristine beaches, or simply relax and take it all in. This eco-tours gives you the opportunity to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of this stunning world-heritage Marine Park.
Select a morning or afternoon Reef Roam to suit your stay on Hayman.
Departs 9.00 am returning at 12.00 noon
1.30 pm returning 4.30 pm
Discovery Day is an unforgettable sea kayak adventure. Discover the diverse marine life and coastal fauna of Hayman and surrounding islands. You set the pace as we paddle along fringing reefs, observing fish at home in the coral below. Watch turtles popping their heads up to say ‘hello’ or see majestic white-breasted sea eagles guarding their nests among the hoop pines. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a tropical beach then snorkel or simply relax.
Departs 10.00 am returning at 3.00 pm
Optional snorkelling is included on Reef Roam and Discover Day trips. Our guides conduct a complimentary snorkel lesson and a guided safari with all equipment provided, to ensure your maximum enjoyment of the Reef.
Helireef showcases the natural wonders of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef with its extensive range of helicopter adventures.
Your experienced pilot will provide an informative in-flight commentary via comfortable stereo headsets fitted in all helicopters. With an abundance of video and photography opportunities, you will enjoy pristine beaches, uninhabited islands and coral reefs from the comfort of Helireef’s luxurious helicopter fleet.
Reef Discovery Tour
Reefworld is Australia’s largest purpose-built Reef facility designed to offer guests the ultimate Reef experience. Shaded decks, an underwater marine theatre, semi-submersible rides, fish feeding, snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, buoyancy vests, freshwater showers, and a souvenir shop, are all available at Reefworld. These tours are private, departing mornings and afternoons and include aerial views over Hayman, Bali Hai, Langford Reef, Bait and Hardy Reefs and the world-famous Heart Reef. Diving options are also available at Reefworld. Please enquire at the time of reservation for all your diving requirements.
Includes admission to Reefworld, sparkling wine, juice, water, cheese and tropical fruits and towels
Whitehaven Indulgence Picnic
This magnificent unspoilt beach is a ‘must-see item on your holiday agenda. This tour is designed to capture Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet in all their glory. Savour the exceptional views over Hayman, Langford Reef, Hook and Whitsunday Islands and Hill Inlet, before landing gently on your own slice of paradise. Swim or stroll along six kilometres of pure white silica beach on uninhabited Whitsunday Island, or take a picnic lunch and relax under the shade of a beach umbrella with chilled sparkling wine.
Includes sparkling wine, cheese platter, juice, water, beach umbrella, picnic rug and towels
Best of Both Worlds
Experience the best that the Whitsundays has to offer in this combined Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven deluxe tour. Fly to Fantasea Reefworld, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef to enjoy two hours of all-inclusive use of this purpose-built reef platform. Spend one hour on Whitehaven Beach swimming or just relaxing underneath the shade of your beach umbrella with chilled sparkling wine. This exclusive tours includes breathtaking aerial views over ancient Reef lagoon systems, world-famous Heart Reef, Hayman, Hook Island, Langford Reef, Hill inlet and other pristine isolated islands.
4 hours and 15 minutes
Includes sparkling wine, cheese and tropical fruit platter, juice, water, beach umbrella, picnic rug and towels
Take a helicopter across the Whitsunday Islands right to the door of the prestigious Turtle Point Golf Course located on the water’s edge at Laguna Whitsundays Resort. Enjoy 18 holes of championship golf at this exclusive David Graham-designed course, which includes a beach club, racquet club, swimming pools and restaurants.
Fly direct Hayman-Laguna Whitsundays Resort
Fly/Cruise or Cruise/Fly
Relax, sleep in – that is what holidays are for. With Helireef you will arrive fresh to enjoy your day in the Great Barrier Reef world heritage area at the eco-friendly and modern Cruise Whitsundays pontoon. Experience fantastic scenic viewing by helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef, Hook, Line and Sinker Reef and surrounding Whitsunday Islands. Either fly out and cruise back or cruise out and fly back.
Includes admission to Cruise Whitsundays pontoon, buffet lunch, one-way cruise, one-way helicopter flight
Air Whitsunday, the largest seaplane operator in the Southern Hemisphere, has served the needs of Hayman’s guests for 30 years. Their fleet includes five De Havilland Beavers, famous for their reliability and safety. Air Whitsunday’s pilots are dedicated to ensuring you have a safe and memorable experience.
Departing daily, seaplanes will showcase the magnitude of the Great Barrier Reef from above, before landing and transferring to private semi-submersibles at Hardy Reef for two hours of coral viewing and snorkelling. Enjoy aerial views of Hook, Hardy and Heart Reefs from above and explore this amazing underwater world from below. The seaplanes have large, unobstructed windows, perfect for photography and personal headsets. The semi-submersibles have an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade decks and easy step access into the water. Groups are limited to a maximum of 12 people to ensure you receive the best attention. Snorkelling assistance and tuition are provided. All ages and fitness levels are catered for.
Whitehaven Beach is often voted as one of the best beaches in the world, famous for its incredibly white silica sand. This tours includes return seaplane flights (approx. 15 minutes each way), two hours at Whitehaven Beach, towels, umbrellas and refreshments. If you would like a picnic, please arrange this in advance with Hayman. In some weather conditions, this tours may require the seaplane to land at an alternate beach in the vicinity of Whitehaven Bay.
For a complete experience, visit the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach, all on one tours. Combine all the features of a Reef Adventure tours with a one-hour stop on Whitehaven Beach, an extraordinarily beautiful part of our world heritage national park. This tours includes return flights (approx. one hour total), towels, umbrellas and refreshments. A picnic can be arranged in advance with Hayman. In some weather conditions, this tours may require the seaplane to land at an alternate beach in the vicinity of Whitehaven Bay.
4 ½ hours
Fantasea Reefworld is the largest purpose-built pontoon facility on the Great Barrier Reef. Seaplanes depart daily for Reefworld and include aerial views of Hayman, Hook Island, Hardy Reef and Heart Reef, before splashing down on the pontoon. Guests have the option of snorkelling and diving, riding the semi-submersible or simply enjoying being part of the largest living structure on earth. Reefworld has showers, conveniences, sun and shade areas and provides snorkelling equipment. Certified divers are required to produce their qualifications prior to boarding their seaplane. The tours duration is three hours for snorkellers and one-tank divers. Tours are scheduled to visit Reefworld during a time when there are few other guests there.
3 hours – snorkel only
Air Whitsunday’s seaplanes provide a great way to enjoy our world heritage surroundings from the air. All aircraft have large panoramic windows, and passenger headsets and include an in-flight commentary. Scenic flights can be booked at a time to suit your holiday schedule and require only two people on each flight.
30 minutes Whitehaven Scenic
Laguna Whitsundays Golf
Turtle Point Golf Course is located on the mainland at Laguna Whitsundays. The 18-hole golf course, designed by former US Open and USPGA Champion, David Graham and partner Gary Panks, offers a true challenge as the 6399-metre layout meanders through native bushland and lush rainforest, and is framed by the Coral Sea lapping at a number of fairways. This trip includes return Air Whitsunday flights to Hayman, an 18-hole round of golf, use of a motorised golf cart, club hire and refreshing house beverages served poolside.
All flights are operated at the discretion of Air Whitsunday and are subject to weather conditions and other influences outside Air Whitsunday’s control.