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2 Day Great Barrier Reef "Reefsuites" Experience provided by Cruise Whitsundays

2 Day Great Barrier Reef "Reefsuites" Experience

2 Day Great Barrier Reef "Reefsuites" Experience
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96% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
4
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    4
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing with reef appreciation talk
  • Overnight accommodation in an underwater Reefsuite
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Guided snorkelling tour
  • Beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional activities including scuba diving, helicopter flights, massage (available to purchase on board)
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
  • Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia
  • Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions.
  • It is recommended that you bring only one small bag per person with the things you will need for your overnight stay including, swimwear, towel, sunscreen, light jacket or sweater, money and/or credit card for on board purchases and camera
  • All intending divers are subject to a medical questionnaire on board the vessel before diving and their fitness to dive will be assessed by a diving instructor
  • A history of certain medical conditions may preclude a guest from SCUBA diving unless a current Diving Medical Certificate can be shown to the instructor.
  • You will be required to complete a medical and dietary requirement form that will be sent to you on confirmation of the booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing with reef appreciation talk
  • Overnight accommodation in an underwater Reefsuite
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Underwater viewing chamber
  • Guided snorkelling tour
  • Beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional activities including scuba diving, helicopter flights, massage (available to purchase on board)
Departure details
  • Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
  • Hamilton Island, Whitsundays QLD, Australia
  • Daydream Island, Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions.
  • It is recommended that you bring only one small bag per person with the things you will need for your overnight stay including, swimwear, towel, sunscreen, light jacket or sweater, money and/or credit card for on board purchases and camera
  • All intending divers are subject to a medical questionnaire on board the vessel before diving and their fitness to dive will be assessed by a diving instructor
  • A history of certain medical conditions may preclude a guest from SCUBA diving unless a current Diving Medical Certificate can be shown to the instructor.
  • You will be required to complete a medical and dietary requirement form that will be sent to you on confirmation of the booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov 17, 2020
A note from 2 Day Great Barrier Reef "Reefsuites" Experience
We are ready to welcome you back to travel with confidence. Our JourneySafe COVID safety protocols means that we have implemented enhanced procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic so that you can travel with peace of mind.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
3 stops
Day 1
Travel from Port of Airlie, via...
Day 2
Overnight at Hardy Reef before...
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MarshallsGetaway
Sydney, Australia39 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
To celebrate my 50th Birthday we went with friends to the Great Barrier Reef and spent the night in the Reef Suites on Reef World . A world class experience that I would highly recommend, I was absolutely blown away. We were spoilt by Jaz, Summah and the food prepared by Dom was 5 star. In regards to the included drinks you definitely won’t go thirsty. Thanks for making my Birthday so special.

Now let me start with the room, the photos you see just don’t do it justice. At night the water just comes alive with so many fish, just absolutely magical. When you read it will be hard to sleep as there is so much to look at is so true. A glass of red whilst lying on the bed watching the fish go by…..doesn’t get much better than this.

Definitely an experience I will never forget. I would highly recommend a “bucket list” activity that the memories will last a lifetime.
Written December 22, 2021
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Thanks so much for this review. What an incredible way to spend such a special birthday.
Written January 4, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Geoff D
Port Macquarie, Australia46 contributions
May 2021
This experience has been on our bucket list since the concept was first proposed. When my daughter rang and indicated that she and her husband would also like to do it we took the plunge and booked the two suites straight away for a Saturday in May.
The whole experience was as memorable as we expected and is highly recommended.
The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful and are a credit to the organisation.
The only minor criticisms are in relation to the food and the maintenance of the pontoon.
The menu was not very exciting and the food was not served hot which I found disappointing, in fact the evening meal was hardly warm. Breakfast was a slice of toast with avocado spread and an egg. Food was not a consideration on deciding to book the trip but for the money I expected better.
The maintenance problem relates to a platform outside one suite which was unable to be raised. During our stay the wind blew quite hard through the night creating waves which would strike the underside of the platform causing a loud metallic clang which was impossible to sleep through. The view through the window was such that there was always something to see through the night.
Written June 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stephen
Mackay, Australia36 contributions
Dec 2019
My wife and I did the reef suites experience in December 2019, and I cannot recommend this enough. From the moment you check in and get on the boat the staff are there to help you however they can. When you arrive at the pontoon and put your bags away you can just breath the fresh air. As you arrive with all the day guests we just decided to have lunch and wait for the day guests to leave, the first day is a buffet style lunch on the boat its self and was very nice. After the day guests leave is when the magic starts, as you get the reef all to yourself along with the few other guests who a staying the night. The snorkeling wasn't the best snorkeling that we have done over the years as with the amount of people that come there daily the reef gets hammered a fair bit. However the water is still very clear and there is plenty of marine life and coral to see, along with the old turtle or two. Once you have had a snorkel you get to check into your underwater suite which I have to say is absolutely amazing. The rooms are beautiful with its own shower, toilet air-cons and massive windows which look right into the ocean. You will spend hours laying in bed just watching all the fish swim by. The food while you are on board is fantastic, there is canapés in the afternoon on the deck with drinks, before getting ready for dinner with was to die for. The chef is very talented. After dinner more drinks under the stars and a chance to see some of the big groupers which come out to swim at night. The next morning you wake to fish swimming by your window which will make you very keen to get into the water. Breakfast is amazing in the morning sitting watching the beautiful water as you eat. I recommend you go snorkeling before while you have the reef to yourself, and all the days guest arrive for the day and scare away some of the fish. Then just spend your day relaxing on the deck before you have leave for home. We had such a great time and cannot wait to go back and do it again.
Written October 8, 2020
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Hi fergo81mky, Thank you for your review and we are so glad to hear you had an amazing time on our Reefsuite Experience! Wish we will see you again soon :)
Written October 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nicky Beno
17 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Absolutely incredible experience. I don't know how but it actually exceeded my expectations. You really can't put into words what it's like to sleep underwater with the fish and turtles.

Compared to other places in the world this was a very affordable experience and if you're thinking about going I recommend 100% that you do it!

I want to thank Leah our host who was very beautiful and provided us with excellent customer service and hospitality. She deserves a promotion! The chef's food was excellent too and he came to say hello and see how we were which was nice.

The snorkelling was absolutely unreal. I feel really sad just thinking about how I'm not there anymore. The coral is amazing the reef is amazing the fishies are plenty and then there were so many turtles too!

The reef trip on the ferry boat there is 3 hrs and it actually goes pretty fast. There was a lovely senior staff woman with long blonde curly hair who was absolutely very nice and fun and provided excellent customer service. Also a young man with brown hair. However that's where the compliments end.

To management I would like to say thank you for an incredible stay and trip that my friend and I will cherish forever.

I am sorry to have to add, there was quite a few young staff on the boat to and from the reef that were less than amiable. One girl did not smile at all and when she came over to us actually made us feel uncomfortable because she looked so angry. And this was both on the way there and back with 2 days in between. There were other young boys that were also unhelpful when we asked questions and just looked like they didn't want to be there.

After experiencing such good service from the Leah and the other 2 staff members it was a real contrast to see the younger staff blatantly not care.

I did not want to tarnish this review in regards to the experience but just wanted to pass along to management that maybe those staff need some training.
Written March 31, 2021
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Marek P
Adelaide, Australia505 contributions
Dec 2020
We did the Reefsuites in December and it is an exceptional experience. Our host Abby took great care of us and the meals we had from Chef Mario was of the highest quality.

From the moment you get on the boat to Hardy Reef you are made to feel welcome. The activities are all enjoyable and recommended but the absolute joy is when the day trippers depart (at 3.00pm) and only you, the remaining crew and a small posse of other guests remain.

You can watch the amazing sunset over a drink and canapes, marvel at the stunning night sky into the evening and be mesmerised by the reef life from the underwater windows in your suite. We saw many large and small fish, a Turtle and the enormous Groper that hangs around Reefworld.

In the morning enjoy, a brilliant sunrise, more great food and crowd free snorkelling, whilst experiencing that bittersweet feeling of shortly having to return to the real world.

The Reefsuites are relatively new and in great condition, the air conditioning is very comfortable and a welcome retreat from the heat of the day. Beer, water, wine and ciders are included in the Reefsuite package along with Mario's magnificent meals. We did the scuba diving which is extra.

The other overnight guests also had glowing reports that the above deck Reefsleep experience was amazing. The group we shared the experience with were a good bunch and the overnight crew are very engaging and helpful.
Written January 24, 2021
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CruiseWhitsundays1
Hi Marek P, thank you for your amazing review! We are so glad to hear that you had a great time staying in the Reefsuites with us. I will pass on your compliment to our operations team. Hopefully we will see you return to the incredible Whitsundays again soon :)
Written February 20, 2021
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mareebali1967
Darwin, Australia294 contributions
We have done a lot of “experiences” and this would have to be the best.
Service was impeccable, food was outstanding, snorkeling was amazing especially once all the day trippers left we had the entire reef to ourselves. We only had 6 other people with us so it made it extra special. The under water suite that we booked was first class and the fish life was mesmerising. For us this isn’t going to be a “once in a lifetime” bucket list item it will be a yearly visit that needs to be experienced over and over again. Thanks to all the staff that contributed to a wonderful 2 days.
Photos do not do this suite justice. Book the reef suite rather than the reef sleep you will not regret it.
Written February 3, 2021
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CruiseWhitsundays1
Thank you for your amazing review. I am so glad you enjoyed your Reefsuite experience and made some incredible memories. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
Written March 5, 2021
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Adam Joh
Noosa, Australia9 contributions
My husband and I were blown away by the experience. Snorkeling and seeing a groper hang out near our room was definitely memorable. Staff were super friendly and assisted our snorkels. Special thanks to Michelle for the hospitality and Sebastian the absolutely amazing chef who overfed us!
Written March 21, 2021
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Jo S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia8 contributions
Mar 2020
Not sure how anyone could give this experience anything but 5/5 it was perfect in every way. My son and I were lucky to stay in the Reef Suites last weekend and it definitely had the WOW factor. So many fish swimming past constantly, comfy bed, temperature a little cool but that was fixed easily with a jumper and recommend ear plugs as I am a very light sleep and I could hear the swish of the water on the side of the walls. The food was absolutely delicious and there was a constant supply - you will not go hungry. We also did the helicopter 10 min ride which I totally recommend, seeing the reef from above is just breath taking. The staff especially Michelle were so friendly and helpful, and my 11 year old had the best time ever. The snorkelling is so good and this time of year (March) the water temperature was perfect. Anyone thinking of doing this definitely do, you will not be disappointed.
Written March 23, 2020
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Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your special experience. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written March 31, 2020
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Gabriel H
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions
Sep 2020
It doesn't get any better than this. Not only is the Reefsuite an amazing underwater experience - complete with blue lighting into the ocean so that you can watch the reef go about its business - but the staff are also ready to provide the best possible hospitality. The food is top quality, prepared by Sebastian, a French chef and no detail for our comfort was overlooked.
Written October 20, 2020
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Hi Gabriel , Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoy our Reefsuite experience! Wish we will see you again soon :)
Written October 23, 2020
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Sue M
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions
Highly recommend the reef suite experience to everyone. From the moment we checked in we were treated like VIPs.

ALL of the crew who worked on the pontoon were amazing, from the scuba crew to the maintenance team, but a huge thank you goes out to Sophie and Luke who went out of their way to ensure we all had a great time, they really made a difference to our experience and were very personable.

Our suite for the night was magical with the only downside of the whole trip being a lack of sleep because we just couldn’t take our eyes off all the fish at night. The beds were very comfortable and amenities covered everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

We definitely didn’t go hungry, eating 5 star food the whole time.

If you are wondering if it’s worth the money, just like we were, boom it as it absolutely is and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Written April 4, 2021
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