Hardy Reef Pontoon
Hardy Reef Pontoon a full dday Great Barrier Reef experience. This tour departs from Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is 2600 km long. Stretching along the east coast of Queensland from Lady Elliott Island to the Torres Strait. Our Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Adventure will show you the best of the Whitsundays.
You will travel on a high-speed catamaran. The journey to and from the reef is all part of the experience. You are passing spectacular islands and bays. At certain times of the year, you’ll have the chance to spot whales and other wildlife.
All-day, Fun, Fun, Fun!
Introductory and certified diving is available. The guided Seabob tours are also now at Heart Pontoon. They are safe, fun and easy to operate.
The pontoons have a choice of areas to relax.
There are undercover seating and tables, sun decks, freshwater showers, change rooms.
You have full access to the air-conditioned comfort of our reef vessel.
There are numerous ways to explore the reef from the underwater viewing chamber to the semi-submersible submarines. Or snorkel along the coral walls with its abundance of coral and fish life.
Hardy Reef Map
Enjoy a full day of adventure at Reef World
Discover the magnificent colours of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
So Much Packed Into 1 Day!
Snorkeling with all gear provided
An innovative and spacious reef pontoon
Semi-submarine boat Tour
Underwater viewing chamber
Impressive buffet lunch
Morning and afternoon tea
Tea and coffee
Wetsuit and stinger suit usage
This tour is also available from Hamilton Island and Day Dream Island
Government Reef Levies
Scenic helicopter flights
Introductory and certified scuba diving (medical conditions apply)
Guided snorkel tour
Seabob tour (medical conditions apply)
What to bring
Swimwear and Towel
Protective clothing from the sun including a hat
Light jacket/sweater during cooler months
Money / credit card for optional purchases
A camera and a sense of fun
How to get there
Depending on weather and sea conditions, this Great Barrier Reef tour takes 2.5 to 3 hours to get to Reef World.
Daily Departures and Return times
Port of Airlie departs at 8:00 am and returns at 6:10 pm
Hamilton Island Departs at 9:00 am and returns at 5:00 pm
Coach transfers to Port of Airlie are available at an additional cost. Return times when the vessel arrives back at the island resort or mainland.
Important Information for Scuba Diving
We have a passion to show you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.
Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but also the safest scuba diving record. We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules including medical as is the law.
To avoid disappointment on your day of travel we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire prior to booking as some medical conditions, age and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving. It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.
We are very happy to help you with any questions you may have. Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us
Or alternatively, you may like to consult your own Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1
Flying after Scuba Diving
For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive. For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.
If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.