Airlie Beach - Full Day Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

See the world beneath the waves and snorkel at one of the most famous reefs – The Great Barrier. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, take the plunge to see for yourself the abundance of coral and marine life this outlandish landscape has to offer.


Experience a full-day Great Barrier Reef snorkelling adventure taking you to selected moorings around Bait Reef - the closest of the outer reef locations.

  • Intimate.  We operate by taking smaller groups to ensure a more personalised and quality experience.
  • Top of the line equipment and vessel. Travel between sites in comfort on our new boat Island Explorer.  
  • Informative. Educational Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Island commentary en route
  • Various sites. You'll visit dive sites around Bait Reef including Stepping Stones, Paradise Lagoon and Mantaray drop-off.

Departing at 8.00am and returning 6.00pm to the Abel Point Marina, the full day tour visits two locations within Bait Reef.  A minimum of 3.5 hours is spent on location.

The reef is accessed by our premium brand new custom designed dive / snorkel vessel, Island Explorer. She has two levels of air conditioned luxury, lounge style seating, a partially shaded deck and fresh water shower on-board. There is a full beam swim platform which makes entering and exiting the water a comfortable and easy experience. 

To keep you energised all day, a delicious buffet style lunch is provided on board, as well as morning and afternoon tea.

Includes high quality Mares Diving & Snorkelling gear; wetsuits/stinger suits & flotation jackets (if required).


Full Day Cruise with snorkelling

  • Adult $250
  • Child (5 - 17) $150
  • Price per person includes GST and $6.50 Reef Levy.

 (Prices valid 1st March 2018 - 31st March 2019)


 Need to know:

  • Amenities: There are toilets and showers on-board
  • Weather: at times the weather in the tropics can be unpredictable. We will provide up to date weather report before departure and discuss in detail with you the scheduled plan for the day
  • Wind and visibility: on occasions we can operate different destinations to provide the most enjoyable day possible. These options will be explained prior to departure
  • Please note as you need to enter the water to enjoy the reef, this cruise is not suitable for those that cannot swim.


Great day trip to the reef, fantastic snorkelling and whole trip was a brilliant day out. We saw a huge variety of fish and corals and it was a lovely spot right out on the outer reef. The crew looked after us really well, and were very knowledgeable and safety conscious and were great with the kids, particularly our daughter who had never snorkelled and was a bit nervous. They had a good system going in the water so you felt safe but free to roam. Food was good and boat was very comfortable and snorkelling kit was good. Highly recommend this trip!

Kristie C, Tripadvisor, Dec 2017


Where to find us

Lot 33, Shingley Beach Resort
115 Shingley Drive
Airlie Beach

0499 102 932


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