Snorkel or Dive the Great Barrier Reef Discover all the beauty and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef with a visit to some of its most secluded and precious areas, on this unforgettable day trip from Hamilton Island. Why you’ll love the Snorkel or Dive the Great Barrier Reef tour: Small tour group. Numbers for this trip are kept well under capacity, to ensure you’re able to enjoy your reef experience with as much space - and peace and quiet - as possible. Visit pristine, less-visited areas of the Reef. Your tour includes a stop at Bait Reef - a special management area with pristine coral structures and an incredible display of marine life. You will also visit renowned dive sites at Stepping Stones, Paradise Lagoon and Manta Ray Drop Off. Travel in comfort. You will travel to the Reef on board one of Hamilton Island’s purpose-built, 24-metre catamarans. As well as a dive platform with hydraulically lowered stairs, each catamaran boasts lounge style seating, an air-conditioned interior, partially shaded deck, and freshwater hot and cold showers. Quality equipment. High quality Mares diving and snorkeling gear is supplied, along with wetsuits/stinger suits and flotation jackets (if required). Splash, snorkel, dive or soak up the reef. With all equipment provided, you will have plenty of opportunities to snorkel around Bait Reef Marine Park. You can also spend your time diving, swimming or simply splashing about and enjoying the beauty of this world heritage area. Education session. Your tour also includes an educational presentation on the way to the reef. Booking Request Details at a glance Opening hours Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Departs 8.30am and returns at approximately 5.00pm. Pricing Snorkel: Adult - $209 Minor (5-17 years) - $109 Family (2ad/2ch) - $608 Diving: Certified Diver (adult) - $299 (2 dives) Certified Diver (minor, 14-17yrs) - $199 (2 dives) Introductory Diver (adult) - $349 adult (1 dive) Introductory Diver (minor, 14-17yrs) - $249 (1 dive) Additional Introductory Dive - $60 per person Inclusions Hydraulically lowered stairs and platform that rests just below water level makes access to the reef easy and comfortable. Also featuring lounge style seating, air conditioned interior, partially shaded deck and fresh water hot and cold showers onboard. A sumptuous buffet style lunch is provided on the dive vessel, plus morning and afternoon tea. Includes high quality Mares Diving & Snorkelling gear; wetsuits/stinger suits & flotation jackets (if required). Sights and highlights Small tour groups, so you can have a more intimate experience. Explore various sites around Bait Reef, including Stepping Stones, Paradise Lagoon and Manta Ray Drop Off. Travel in comfort on one of Hamilton Island’s 24-metre catamarans. Enjoy using quality Mares diving and snorkelling gear, wetsuits/stinger suits and flotation jackets (if required). Sample itinerary Day prior to tour - Meet at Sails Pool for introductory scuba training (introductory dive bookings only). 8.15am check in at Explore dock on the marina. 8.30am - Depart Hamilton Island Marina for Bait Reef Marine Park. 10.30am - Arrive Bait Reef Marine Park for diving and snorkelling. 3.00pm - Depart Bait Reef Marine Park for Hamilton Island Marina. 5.00pm - Arrive back at Hamilton Island Marina. What to bring Hat Towel Sunscreen Swimmers Cash or credit card for extra drinks or souvenirs. Light jacket or warm clothes for after swimming. Booking information Bookings are essential. Please visit the Tour Desk or call 07 4946 8305. How to get there Departs from the Marina Village, marina arm A10 opposite the General Store. Terms and Conditions Terms and conditions apply. Please note there is no smoking allowed for the duration of the day. Cancellation policy - Cancelling before 12 midday the day prior to the cruise – no charge - Cancelling after 12 midday the day prior to the cruise – 50% charge - Cancelling after 5pm the day prior to the cruise, or no show at the boat – 100% charge. The information above should be used as a guide only. Activity/tour details, prices and timings are subject to change at any time. Funseeker by seaplane Whitehaven Beach Funseeker by seaplane Whitehaven Beach Once you arrive at Whitehaven Beach, you can enjoy some delicious beachside refreshments, including sparkling wine. Read more View all whitehaven beach 12 Jan Top 5 Sunset Spots on Hamilton Island Reef Magazine Reef Dive Experience $2,026 Four nights accommodation, plus enjoy a full-day Great Barrier Reef diving adventure with Explore, which takes you to selected moorings around Bait Reef.