Experience the Great Barrier Reef by day and by night!
Cruise Whitsundays' NEW Reefsleep is the most unique experience in the Whitsundays for one very big reason. While other guests have one day to explore the reef's magic, you will the opportunity to spend one very memorable night at this amazing sight. That's right, with Reefsleep you will have a once in a lifetime experience which sees you sleeping literally 40 nautical miles from shore!
Reefsleep has to be the most unique location for accommodation! While on the Reefsleep 2 day/ 1 night trip, you will experience what it feels like to go to sleep and wake up in the Great Barrier Reef's aquatic paradise with up to 30 fellow Reefsleep guests. Your experience will take place at the Cruise Whitsundays' pontoon, at Hardy Reef on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. During the day, you will experience all of the pontoon activities like snorkelling, swimming, water slides and sun baking. You are also able to purchase guided snorkel tours, dives, scenic flights and massages onboard just ask the staff on the way out. And, as the sunsets, the pontoon will settle and you can enjoy the sounds of water and a few birds in the company of a handful of guests. Please note for safety reasons only children of 12 years old and over are able to join this tour.
- 2 days on Reefworld pontoon
- Up to 30 guests at a time
- Use of Reefworld activities
- Meals, teas and coffees
- Extra costs drinks, alcohol, scuba diving and scenic flights
Find out why they call it the GREAT Barrier Reef with Reefsleep.
Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
The Cruise Whitsundays Reefworld pontoon has its own ecosystem with amazing corals and marine life species found only in sheltered areas. This is the perfect platform to snorkel and scuba dive!
Guided snorkelling tours are available to purchase onboard with small groups. Your guide will take you to very special spots where giant Maori Wrass, coral formations, tropical fish, turtles and reef sharks are there to be seen. You can also enjoy the sights from the comfort of a semi submersible or viewing chamber.
Experience your first scuba dive at the outer Great Barrier Reef, no experience necessary. Experienced divers can enjoy spectacular dives at specially selected sites with a variety of coral formations and marine life. Intro and cert dives are all booked and paid for onboard the boat, please see staff on ferry ride out. Another bonus of the Reefsleep tour for the certified divers is the rare chance to do a night dive, these must be pre-booked at time of tour booking to make sure don't miss out.
You will sleep under the stars in a swag, which resembles a cosy low tent with a clear viewing panel above your head. You will be provided with a comfortable mattress and sleeping bag so you just need to bring something to sleep in. Being 40 nautical miles from the shore you are safe from bugs and mosquitos so you can sleep with the cover open. Just you, the sea air and the stars so a true camping experience.
Departure and Return times
- Port of Airlie at 8:00am gets back the next day at 6:00pm
- Hamilton Island Marina at 9:00am gets back the next day at 5:00pm
Sumptuous buffet lunch enjoyed on board Seaflight along with the day trip guests
Dinner: Upon booking, please select one of the following meal options for each guest
- Char Griller 150g Eye Fillet Steak: Served with 1/2 garlic butter Bay Bug, cooked to your liking
- Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli: Served with tomato sugo, roasted red peppers and Kalamata olives and topped with parmesan cheese
- Slow Braised Lamb Shank: Cooked in red wine and thyme and served with root vegetables
- Thai Fish Curry: Served with steamed rice
- Cold Seafood and Salad Plate (extra $10.00 per person): Chilled local tiger prawns, coffin bay oysters, smoked salmon, marinated green lip mussels with fresh garden salad, dipping sauces and lemon
Dessert: Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake with a White Chocolate Sauce or Traditional Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
Beer, Wine and soft drinks available for purchase
This is a sample of menu and is subject to change and amendments. Menu items subject to availability.
Please note Reefsleep does not depart on Tuesday
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What To Bring
Please bring only a small bag with: change of clothes, hat, swim-wear, beach towel, camera, sunscreen 30+, cash or credit cards for onboard purchases, warm clothes for the evenings (seasonal).
Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, most hostels, at your accommodation, or at Airlie Beach Bag Storage. Most charge between $5-15pp for the duration of your trip.
- Snorkelling equipment
- Wet/stinger suit
- 2 buffet lunches
- BBQ Dinner
- Morning and afternoon tea/coffees
Terms and Conditions
Age and medical restrictions apply to dive activities. A medical questionnaire must be completed. Divers cannot fly for 24 hours after diving and the company accepts no liability for medical conditions experienced as a result of flying after diving. All diving is operated by Reef Safari Pty Ltd and booking to dive with them deems acceptance of the terms and conditions as published on their website www.reefsafari.com.
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the tour operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Also please note is select swag accommodation this is a camping experience so sleeping on deck open to the elements and weather.
Please note that in the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.
Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.
For safety reasons, only children of 12 years old and over are able to join this tour so please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old. Please ask us for more details
All client cancellations must be provided in writing. All cancellations made more than 7 days prior to departure forfeit 25% of the Recommended Retail Price (RRP). Cancellations made 3-7 days prior to departure forfeit 50% of the RRP. Cancellations made 24-72 hours prior to departure forfeit 75% of the RRP. No shows and cancellations made 24 hours or less prior to departure forfeit the total ticket cost.
If the tour operator has to cancel the trip (prior to the departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season. Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.
Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.