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Departing: Airlie Beach

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Luxury Dive & Snorkel Tour
  • We are one of the few scuba dive boats in Airlie Beach and we provide the most snorkelling time out of all the boats in Airlie Beach 
  • Visit Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island for snorkelling and scuba diving for approx. 2 hours, then sail to Langford Island beach for more snorkelling and swimming with turtles for approx. 45 minutes.
  • She is a luxury 12m sailing catamaran. There is room to move about, you are not confined to a seat, allowing passengers the ability to find the ideal place to suit them on the vessel.
  • We can carry 25 guests weather dependant, however we usually limit passenger numbers to only 16-20 guests and we have 2 crew members.  

Diving and snorkelling on a luxury yacht departing from Airlie Beach visiting 2 coral reef locations with a small group of only 16-25 guests. Come and scuba dive for a day or snorkel the coral reef with sea turtles enjoy a delicious lunch on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Our dive and snorkel tour on our 12 metre luxury yacht offers plenty of room for our 16 – 25 guests to move about or sit comfortably in a place to take in the view of the brilliant Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. 

Departing daily from Airlie Beach our personalised Great Barrier Reef tour is a relaxed sailing trip with a courtesy bus pick up, more than ample amount of time for snorkeling and scuba diving, and a delicious buffet lunch.

We limit our guest numbers to ensure a very personalised Great Barrier Reef tour for all of our guests to enjoy.

Passengers can make a cup of tea or coffee in the galley, relax in the spacious saloon or sunbathe on the forward deck as we sail our way out to the coral reef gardens of the Whitsunday Islands.

Normally we make a round trip cruise from Airlie Beach to Hayman Island and then back to Airlie Beach 80% of the time, as the weather allows for sailing.

The Itinerary

7:00 — Get picked up or make your own way to the meeting point

We can pick you up with our courtesy bus from most registered accommodation places in Airlie Beach, or you can make your own way to the Coral Sea Marina (formerly Abell Point Marina). Sorry no Airbnb pick ups.

For self- drivers park at the southern end of the marina and meet at the Kiosk Café at 7.10am sharp

7:30 — Sail to Hayman Island

On leaving the marina, relax and make yourself a tea or coffee as we head to our first scuba diving and snorkelling destination.

9:30 – Snorkel or dive in Blue Pearl Bay

Blue Pearl Bay at Hayman Island is what we call fringing reef and here the coral is extensive with all sorts of hard and soft corals that are home to a myriad of marine animals.

We will be spending a good part of 2 hours diving and snorkelling this reef.

This is where the certified scuba divers and introductory divers enter the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. 

Snorkelling tuition is given to those guests who have never tried it before

Snorkeling, diving and being part of the fish feeding at Blue Pearl Bay is an absolute highlight of our luxury sailing trip around the Whitsunday Islands.

12:00 – Snorkel at Langford Island

Langford Island is really a long skinny sand cay in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef and the amount of beach here is very tide dependant.

We spend approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour on this sand cay.

Again guests may enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving, or walk along this pretty sand cay and admire the views across to Hayman Island, Black Island (Bali Hai), Arkhurst Island, Bird Island  Hook Islands and Stonehaven.

13:00 – Enjoy a buffet lunch on the way back to Airlie beach

On the return voyage to Airlie Beach you can enjoy a magnificent buffet lunch and you may purchase beverages from the yachts bar

Our gourmet buffet is made fresh daily by one of the top Chef's in the Whitsundays, Big Ronny's Catering.

15:30 – Get dropped off or walk back home

When we arrive back to the Coral Sea Marina (formerly Abell Point Marina) in Airlie Beach, our courtesy bus can drop you off back to the place of your accommodation.

See more dive tours in Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands. 

Included In Price

  • Lycra sun suit
  • Delicious Lunch
  • Govt EMC
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time

07.30am

Departure Instructions
  • Coral Sea Marina (Formerly Abel Point Marina)
  • If making your own way meet at the red letterbox North End of Coral Sea Marina no later than 7.10am
Pickup Locations

Airlie Beach

  • Courtesy coach pick-ups from 7.00am Airlie Beach
  • Be at your pick up point on time as the coach and boat will not wait
Destinations
  • Langford Island
  • Blue Pearl Bay
  • Hayman Island
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day

Duration

Full day 07.30am to 4.00pm

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Wet suit hire
  • Licenced bar on the boat
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Scuba diving
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions

Please note: Over 60’s (or anyone with medical issues especially asthma) are recommended to get a current medical certificate if they wish to dive and must comply with dive terms and conditions Medical Questionnaire.

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Additional Information
  • Scuba divers are to pay for diving onboard the boat
  • Diving: One certified dive is always guaranteed, but a second dive is dependent on conditions.

Towel, hat, sunscreen, change of clothes

Children are to be supervised by parent or guardians at all times

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

  • Any passenger cancellations within 24 hours of departure (including missing the pick-up time, or not arriving on time if making own way) will be charged at full price.
  • All tours are subject to minimum numbers and weather conditions and may be cancelled at the discretion of the operator.
  • Coastal weather may rapidly change overnight and we might have to cancel on a very short notice, for which we apologise. Nature is unfortunately out of our control.
  • In the event we cancel due to weather conditions or low numbers you will be offered a full refund or an alternate day.
  • Our destination may have to change on any day to make the most of the prevailing weather conditions.
  • Bananas and BYO alcohol on board is strictly not allowed.

Diving and Snorkeling Luxury Yacht – Airlie Beach

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Luxury Dive & Snorkel Tour

From

au$165.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$85.00
Family: au$440.00

Tour Code: 801

From

au$165.00

15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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