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Hamilton Island Half Day Snorkel – Dive the Whitsunday Islands

Departing: Hamilton Island

Half Day Tour - Hamilton Island Reef Trip
  • From Hamilton Island we take a half day tour to Hook Island to partake in some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling around the fringing reefs 
  • Choose to depart Hamilton Island at 8.30am or 1.00pm for a cruise to the northern section of the Whitsunday Islands on our half day dive and snorkel tour 
  • Spend 2 hours exploring Luncheon Bay or Mantaray around Hook Island and 1 hours scenic cruising each way from Hamilton Island
  • Refreshments of morning or afternoon tea are provided along with all the dive and snorkel gear, lycra sun suits and flotation vests

Hamilton Island half day tours to snorkel and scuba dive around the beautiful fringing reefs of Hook Island. Choose from the morning tour at 8.30am or 1.00pm in the afternoon, both include morning or afternoon tea.

Our half day dive and snorkel tours from Hamilton Island are very popular and we have 2 custom designed boats to cater for the increased demand of a half day tour on the Great Barrier Reef from guests on the island.

We cruise for an hour to visit secluded locations within the northern section of the Whitsunday Islands to find the best fringing reefs for our guests to enjoy 2 hours of snorkelling and scuba diving.

The best dive locations will be selected on the day depending on the weather & tide conditions. Locations that are selected include Luncheon Bay or Manta Ray around Hook Island

We are a small boutique Great Barrier Reef tour operator taking smaller groups diving and snorkelling to areas on the reef with good visibility, coral and marine life.

Our boats are 19 metres and 24 metres and have hydraulically lowered dive and snorkel platforms for easy access into the water.

We limit our half day tours from Hamilton Island from 40- 60 guests on each tour boat. 

Both of our half day reef tour boats feature lounge style seating over two decks, air conditioned interior over two decks, partially shaded deck area and fresh water hot and cold showers onboard, ensuring a premium cruising experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

For our half day Hamilton Island dive and snorkel tours we cruise our way to the northern section of Hook Island to explore some fringing reefs. Should the conditions here not be favourable we may relocate to Blue Pearl Bay or Cateran Bay.   

What is visibility like?

The visibility out at the reef changes every day dependent on the prevalent weather conditions.

During the peak summer months you can expect an average of 5-8m around the inner fringing reef.

The winter months typically see visibility well in excess of averages due to lower tidal ranges

What can I expect to see?

The Whitsunday Island fringing inner reef tends to be slightly more colourful due to the nature of the soft coral that grows around these areas.

You will find numerous smaller reef-dwelling fish such as parrotfish, angelfish, batfish, damselfish and fusiliers. If you're lucky you might even get a visit from a turtle, ray or white tip reef shark whilst on one of our trips!

Our water temperatures sit between 22-28 degrees Celsius all year round, making for ideal coral conditions.

Scuba Divers Need To Know

  • You must complete a diving medical questionnaire before being able to dive with us. 
  • Before booking you must read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions
  • PADI E-Learning is an interactive online program that takes approximately 10-12hrs which can be completed in the comfort of your own home prior to arriving on the island.
  • Amenities: There are toilets and showers on board
  • Capacity: we can operate with up to 60 guests with plenty of room
  • 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

See more Great Barrier Reef tours from Hamilton Island

Included In Price

  • Morning Tea or Afternoon Tea
  • Mares diving snorkeling gear
  • Wetsuits and flotation jackets if required
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Hamilton Island

Departure Time
  • Morning Dive & Snorkel Tour 8.30am to 12.30pm
  • Afternoon dive & Snorkel Tour 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Departure Instructions

Make own way to Hamilton Island Marina

Destinations
  • Hook Island
  • Whitsunday Passage
  • Luncheon Bay
  • Mantaray
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day

Duration

4 hours with 2 hours on location
Morning Dive & Snorkel Tour 8.30am to 12.30pm
Afternoon dive & Snorkel Tour 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

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.

Towel, hat, sunscreen, sunsuit

Children must over 5 to travel on this tour

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.

  • All tours are subject to minimum numbers and to weather conditions and so may be cancelled at the discretion of the operator.
  • We also reserve the right to alter the destination pending the weather for your safety and comfort. Times may also need to be changed due to tidal changes. The company will offer alternative days or refunds in the event of cancellations.
  • Cancel 48 hours prior to the cruise timing - no fee.
  • Cancel between 24 & 48 hours prior to the cruise timing - 50% fee.
  • Cancel within 24 hours prior to the cruise timing - 100% fee.
  • In the event that we cancel due to weather conditions the guest will be offered a full refund or an alternative day.

Hamilton Island Half Day Tours – Snorkel & Dive

Departing: Hamilton Island

Half Day Tour - Hamilton Island Reef Trip

From

au$145.00

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

Child: au$90.00
Family: au$470.00

Tour Code: 773

From

au$145.00

18 yrs & over

5 - 17 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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