Depart this morning from Airlie Beach (or from your choice of Long Island, Daydream or Hamilton), aboard a large, luxury cruising vessel and get set for a Whitsundays adventure like no other - sleeping out under the stars right on the Great Barrier Reef! You'll sail around 40 nautical miles off shore to the spectacular Hardy Reef, arriving at the ‘Reefworld' pontoon around 11am to spend the day enjoying all the amazing activities available here. Those who can't wait to get into the water can jump in for a spot of snorkelling to view coral and a myriad of colourful marine life, while the less keen swimmers can enjoy the same from the comfort of the semi-submersible vessel or the underwater viewing chamber. At 3pm, the day visitors head for shore, leaving no more than 12 lucky guests to enjoy the Reef all to themselves. Choose from a double room or a ‘swag' under the stars for a restful night's sleep.
Awake feeling bright and refreshed and tuck into a delicious breakfast. There is time today for optional activities such as scenic helicopter flights above the world-famous ‘Heart Reef', indulgent massages, diving or guided snorkelling excursions to see turtles, reef sharks and giant Maori wrasse. In short, not a bad day at all! Mid-afternoon, head back to Airlie Beach (or to your choice of island resort), where your tour comes to an end on arrival.