The Great Barrier Reef

Along with lunch, there's a host of activities in store - swimming, snorkelling, a semi-submersible, an underwater viewing observatory, plus regular presentations by marine biologists. Transfer from the ship’s anchor to the pontoon is approximately two hours each way. Approximately 2.5 hours will be spent at the pontoon depending on weather conditions. The passage over open water is sometimes rough, so please take precautions if prone to seasickness.
  • Tour Code


  • Location

    Airlie Beach

  • Activity Types

    Eco / Environment Tour

  • Experience Types

    Beach & Water

  • Duration

    7.5 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $269.99
    Children (12 & under) from $139.99

  • Lunch included!


Take photos of your trip to the pontoon. At the ponton, take photos from the underwater viewing chamber or from a glass-bottom boat, all while staying dry. Disposable waterproof cameras are available for purchase.


Tea and coffee served on the catamaran. During your time at the pontoon, a delicious buffet lunch will be served. Additional beverages can be purchased at the bar onboard your Whitsundays' premier day-cruise vessel.

Special Notes

Box jellyfish and stinger season generally starts with the onset of the wet across the top of northern Australia, usually around October until April. The transfer from the ship's anchor to the pontoon is approximately two hours. Approximately 2.5 hours will be spent at the pontoon. Guests prone to seasickness should take the necessary precautions; the passage over open water is sometimes rough. Snorkel equipment, tuition and stinger suits are included. Don’t forget additional cash and/or your credit card for optional tours and drinks from the bar. Please be advised that certain activities (listed under "Optional Extras") may be offered once at the pontoon. These activities are not operated by P&O Cruises and as such we can't guarantee the safety of guests engaging in such activities. Accordingly, any guests engaging in such activities do so entirely at their own risk. If you're in any doubt about any aspect of any activity offered to you, please contact your P&O Cruises representative. The maximum age for introductory scuba tours is 55; there are certain medical conditions that may prevent participation. Certified scuba divers must present their certification cards The minimum SCUBA diving age is 12. Please note, a parent/guardian must accompany those between 12 and 18 years of age and provide a letter of consent. All participants should be in good health and will be required to complete a PADI medical questionnaire. If you have any doubts regarding your fitness to dive, please consult a physician prior to your cruise To make your day as enjoyable as possible, wear your swimsuit under your clothes; bring a towel, a change of clothes, water resistant SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and money for drinks and souvenirs

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