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4 Things You Never Dreamed of Doing on the Great Barrier Reef!

Samantha Carver on October 28th, 2023

Seawalker Helmet Tour

Did you ever imagine you could walk on the ocean floor? It sounds like something from a movie, but on the shores of tropical Green Island, you can make this a real life experience!

On the phenomenal Seawalker helmet dive, you can actually trek among breathtaking coral gardens.

No diving experience is necessary for you to explore the fathoms on this remarkable tour; all you’ll need is a sense of adventure.

Breathing easily underwater, you’ll encounter a rainbow of reef fish swimming nearly close enough to touch!

The island is well known for the local sea turtle population, so keep your eyes peeled for one of these creatures on this unique experience.

Spend a Night under the Stars on the Great Barrier Reef

A once in a lifetime opportunity!  After an action packed day full of snorkelling and more, wave goodbye to the day visitors and spend a night with only a handful of guests in glamping luxury on board the Whitsundays Reef Sleep

Take in the tranquil surroundings of this incredible Outer Reef location as the hub-bub of kids and families departs and you are left in to enjoy the peace and quiet. 

With all meals and snacks, comfortable swags and eco-friendly toiletries, your stay is guaranteed to be one of comfort. 

Enjoy a guided snorkel tour with the Marine Biologist as well as exclusive night time access to the underwater observatory and see the creatures of the reef as you’ve never seen them before. 

You will be hard-pressed to pick a favourite scene – the stunning sunset at day end, or the beauty of the sunrise over the reef the following morning.  What a way to start the day – just you and the local inhabitants of this amazing location, swimming the morning away.

Tours depart from Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island.

Beat the crowds aboard your own private boat!

Looking for that ideal family escape, romantic day on the reef or celebration amongst friends?  There’s no need to share when you can travel on board your own luxury charter boat

The perfect way to keep everyone happy – spend the morning in the fertile fishing grounds and maybe land a nice mackerel for lunch, then head into the sheltered waters of the marine National Park and gear up for an afternoon of snorkelling the incredible coral reefs with just your favourite people. 

Or perhaps a cruisy winter day on the water is more your style – spotting some of our seasonal Humpback and Minke whale visitors on their way past.  Whatever your wish on the water, we can make it come true. 

With an experienced skipper and friendly deck hand and host on board, this is the ultimate way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. 

The ultimate Far North Queensland experience – Helicopyer & Reef Combos

Not just for the millionaires!  This is the ultimate must do for families, couples and friends. 

Travel to the Great Barrier Reef via helicopter and land in the middle of the ocean or on a tropical island or sand cay. 

A helicopter and reef combo day tour is the perfect way for you to see the corals, islands and reefs from your seat in a helicopter and then land, put on your snorkel gear and see the reef from under the water. 

Throw in a delicous lunch on the boat and the day is just begining.

Read more about the Great Barrier Reef experiences and things to do.

Samantha Carver

Samantha Carver

Samantha C.Ross is a journalist, blogger and novelist who left the big smoke of Melbourne city, to reside with her husband and moody Chihuahua in tropical Queensland. Her articles and novels have been featured in Femail Magazine, along with Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan’s Essential Summer Reads 2017.  

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