Great Barrier Reef cruises offer the chance to get an up-close look at the world's largest reef, exploring the pristine beaches, vibrant corals, and tropical islands, all while enjoying the views from land, boat, and water. Here are your options.

Highlights
  • Choose a half-day, full-day, or overnight cruise, setting sail from Port Airlie or Hamilton Island.
  • Visit the Reefworld pontoon and take in the views from the underwater observatory.
  • Explore the Whitsunday Islands National Park, Hamilton Island, and Whitehaven Beach.
  • Enjoy activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
  • Spot a mind-boggling array of marine life including whales, dolphins, porpoises, dugongs, sea turtles, sharks, stingray, giant clams, seahorses, sea snakes, and over 1,500 different varieties of fish.
  • Most cruises include breakfast, lunch, or afternoon tea served onboard.

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Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

The only way to experience one of the world's best beaches and the Whitsundays largest resort island is in style and comfort aboard a large, high-speed and ...  Read more

Location: Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.55
Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld, The Whitsundays & Hamilton Island, Day Cruises
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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

4.5 star rating: Recommended 83 Reviews

Do you want to experience a close encounter with the famous Great Barrier Reef, then this is it! Enjoy a cruise out to the reef, where you'll moor up next to ...  Read more

Location: Airlie Beach, Daydream Island, Hamilton Island
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.57
Whitsunday Islands Sailing Adventure, The Whitsundays & Hamilton Island, Snorkeling
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Whitsunday Islands Sailing Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Sail through the Whitsunday Islands and explore magnificent Whitehaven Beach, voted one of the world's best beaches on this full-day sailing adventure from ...  Read more

Location: Whitsundays, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.33
2-Day Great Barrier Reef Reefsleep Experience, The Whitsundays & Hamilton Island, Sailing Trips
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2-Day Great Barrier Reef Reefsleep Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Experience the Great Barrier Reef for two days and one night. By day, enjoy all the activities on offer at Reefworld, a pontoon moored on one of the most ...  Read more

Location: Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $404.53

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