All about the Overnight Reefsleep Experience

Reefsleep guests travel to Reefworld onboard one of our high-speed luxury vessels, arriving around 11 am with the day guests. By day, all the amazing activities offered on our Great Barrier Reef Adventures day cruise are there to be enjoyed – diving (at an additional cost), snorkeling, swimming with thousands of fish, massages (additional cost) and scenic helicopter flights (additional cost). By 3 pm, the day guests depart and the Reefsleep guests get Reefworld all to themselves. A certain hush settles…just the sound of the water and maybe a few sea birds.

As dusk approaches watch for turtles surfacing or coming to nibble the seaweed around the pontoon. Watch the sun set over the reef while you sip champagne and then see the reef really come to life in the darkness of the night. You might even opt for a night dive (for certified divers only, at an additional cost).

Being so far from shore and any man-made lights, you'll want to study the stars through our telescope or lie back on a lounger and marvel at the night sky. Sleep under the stars in a 'swag'. A swag is a cozy, low tent with a clear viewing panel above your head, a comfortable mattress, and snug bedding. Our swags are available as king/singles (for one person) or doubles (for two people sharing).

Overnight Reefsleep Experience Itinerary - 2 days

  • Day 1 Great Barrier Reef Adventure
    Travel to Hardy Reef as part of the Great Barrier Reef Adventure onboard one of our high-speed vessels. By day, all the amazing activities offered on our Great Barrier Reef Adventure are there to be enjoyed - diving, snorkeling, massages and scenic helicopter flights. By 3 pm the day guests depart and you get the pontoon all to yourself and your fellow Reefsleep guests.
    A Night at the Reef. As dusk approaches watch for turtles surfacing or coming to nibble the seaweed around the pontoon. Watch as the sun sets over the reef while you sip your sundowner and then see the reef really come to life in the darkness of the night. Gaze up at a gazillion stars from your comfy swag set up on the top deck of the pontoon before the tranquillity of being in the middle of the ocean lulls you to sleep.
  • Day 2 Reefworld
    In the morning, enjoy more time with the reef before the day guests join you. Optional guided snorkeling and diving trips during this exclusive time at the pontoon with your group will see you visit very special spots - giant Maori Wrasse, spectacular coral formations, a myriad of tropical fish, turtles and reef sharks all might make an appearance. If you're not a keen swimmer then have the underwater viewing chamber to yourself and watch your fellow guests swim around, or look at the coral from the comfort of our semi-submersible vessel. You'll head home with the day guests onboard the reef vessel in the afternoon, taking home plenty of memories and stories to tell.
    All this sea air makes you hungry. Throughout the day curb your hunger with morning and afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch. Fish D'Vine, a leading restaurant from Airlie Beach supply our catering, taking care to base the menu on seasonality and the best produce available. Free tea and coffee are available and there is also a bar on board serving a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks. A delicious breakfast and BBQ dinner is also included.
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Real Aussie Says:
Reefsleep features a unique type of accommodation: Swags Under the Stars. A swag is a cosy, low tent with a clear viewing panel above your head, a comfortable mattress and snug bedding. We supply double swags which can be used for two people sharing or by just one person*. The experience of sleeping in a swag out on the Great Barrier Reef is just unbeatable. The swags are waterproof, but on a clear night, you can sleep with the cover open - just you, the sea air and the stars.

Overnight Reefsleep Experience Price information
AUD per person

Price

Description

Tour code: REEF
$649
Single Share Swag (1 person)

Departure information

Starts

Departs: Daily

Check In Location: Port Airlie, Daydream Island Resort & Spa, Hamilton Island

The Cruise Whitsundays Maritime Terminal at Port of Airlie is very conveniently located just a short and very pleasant walk from most accommodation within central Airlie Beach.

Check In Time: 7:30 from Airlie Beach

Meet at Port of Airlie

Duration: Overnight

Return Time: 6:10 (Airlie)

Return Coach Transfers from local Airlie Beach accommodation to Port of Airlie are available at an extra cost

Ends
Airlie Beach


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

Great Barrier Reef Environmental Management Charge (EMC): Included in your cruise fare is a per head fee which goes to the Government. The money collected is used by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) for the management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Double swags can only be booked by two people traveling together.

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