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Great Barrier Reef Accommodation
Attractions in and around Coral Sea ResortListed as a World Heritage area, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s natural wonders. Stretching more than 2000 km along the Queensland Coast, gliding underwater through the coral and fish is an experience that everyone should have. Our Great Barrier Reef accommodation offers breathtaking views of this natural wonder.
The stunning Great Barrier Reef accommodation at Coral Sea Resort is comprised of a range of hotel suites, superior apartments and luxury penthouses.
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Airlie Beach Accommodation SpecialsFor exclusive Airlie Beach accommodation specials, Coral Sea Resort is the ultimate destination. The adjoining marina, linked by a boardwalk to the Resort, offers those with salt in their veins a chance to wander through the amazing array of charter yachts and luxury vessels and walk off the scrumptious meal enjoyed at our dining facilities.
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Cruise Whitsunday's – Sea FlightAn authority whose charter is to protect the reef manages the Great Barrier Reef. Individual tour operators are highly conscious of eco-tourism and the sustainability of this most unique of natural wonders by informing visitors and assisting them to better understand the reef comes appreciation and the desire for preservation. Marine biologists are present on most reef trips to interpret and all company staff seem to share a special pride and respect in the reef and its ecology.
Cruise Whitsunday's – Sea FlightExperience the ultimate reef trip!
Cruise through the stunning Whitsunday Islands and on to the outer Great Barrier Reef on board 'Seaflight', the Whitsunday’s' premier day cruise vessel.
Experience Queensland's most innovative and spacious reef pontoon located at Knuckle Reef. Knuckle Reef Pontoon features Queensland's largest and most spectacular underwater viewing chamber and is the only reef pontoon in Australia with a giant waterslide.
Explore pristine Knuckle Reef Lagoon, acclaimed as the region's most spectacular Great Barrier Reef site. Discover the underwater wonderland and be held in awe by the magnificent corals and abundance of fish and other marine life. There's even a good chance you'll see our friendly mascot 'Dollar' the turtle!
Enjoy numerous activities and facilities:
- Fantastic introductory and certified diving
- Take our guided snorkelling 'Reef Safari' with one of our Marine Biologists
- Experience Queensland's largest and most spectacular underwater viewing observatory
- Enter the warm tropical water in style on the giant waterslide! There is also a swimming enclosure for little people
- Enjoy the fantastic marine life without getting wet on the 'Subsea Adventure' & Glass Bottom Boat excursions
- Have fantastic underwater photographs taken by our specialist photographer - they make a great souvenir
- Learn more about the colourful marine life at the regular presentations by Marine Biologists
- Take a heli-scenic flight for breath-taking views of the outer reef
Fantasea – ReefworldVoyage to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef daily aboard Fantasea's comfortable air-conditioned high speed catamaran.
The entire family can enjoy an adventure-packed day at Reef world - come face to face with schools of tropical reef fish; be amazed at the spectacular coral formations; explore easy to follow snorkelling trails or simply relax on the sundeck and enjoy the amazing 360° view of the Great Barrier Reef.
Your day begins cruising through the sheltered waters of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, through the Coral Sea and on to Hardy Reef, 39 nautical miles from the Whitsunday Coast. On entering the wide channel between the massive adjoining coral reefs you arrive at Reefworld, consisting of two amazing floating facilities on the Great Barrier Reef.
Both snorkellers and divers are well catered for at Reefworld and there really is no better way to experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Reefworld's snorkel platforms provide easy access to the water, ideal for the first time snorkeller, and the children's swimming enclosure is perfect for families. Our experienced E-sea Dive Team will provide the most unbelievable underwater experience. For a more intimate reef experience, why not try a Guided Snorkel tour with our experienced Reef Interpreters.
We also cater for non-swimmers with our semi submersible coral viewers and large underwater observatory. Our glass hulled semi-submersible coral viewer will take you for a tour along the reef wall and the large underwater observatory is the ideal place to sit back, relax and watch the colourful schools of fish as they glide on by.
Take the ride of your life and view the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef from above on a scenic helicopter flight.
Helireef will take you on a memorable flight over the Marine Park surrounding beautiful Hardy Reef in one of their state of the art helicopters for the perfect holiday photo opportunity.
ReefjetReefjet, the newest addition to the day charter fleet at Airlie Beach, is arguably the fastest vessel of its type and size servicing the Outer Great Barrier Reef Market.
Reefjet's 3 (three) massive 660 horsepower engines allow a faster trip to the outer Reef - just 75 minutes - allowing visitors more time to explore the wonders of this unique eco-system.
Qualified instructors are on hand to ensure a safe and memorable day on the Great Barrier Reef
Snorkelling, diving, swimming or just lazing about on the sundeck are all on offer. And if it gets too hot, you can retire to the air-conditioned comfort of the cabin area.
Also enjoy the on board shop, where you can buy light refreshments and Reefjet clothing.
Whether you just want a relaxing swim in crystal clear tropical waters or to try your hand at snorkelling under expert supervision, you can experience it all at your own pace. We offer free tuition for first time snorkellers. Onboard Reefjet, snorkelling is a major activity. Our experienced crew are on hand to brief and explain water conditions and current flows as well as to point out various marine life and coral formations.
Snorkelling on board Reefjet is done in an open environment, you are free to snorkel wherever you like without the confines of roped off areas. Our expert snorkel team will do a snorkel plan best suited to your experience.
Floatation devices such as snorkel vests and high density metre long noodles are available for your comfort and assistance.
Of course, your safety and enjoyment is our priority. A full-time deck watch (lifeguard) is on duty to ensure your day is an enjoyable one. A snorkelling safety brief is conducted on our journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
First time snorkellersOn board Reefjet, our friendly snorkel and dive instructors are experienced in introducing the fun and excitement of snorkelling for the very first time to our guests. We devote the time to ensure you feel comfortable and safe in the water. We also have a range of floatation devices to ensure your day is safe and enjoyable and we give special attention to those who feel the need for extra tuition.
It's important to us that your day on the Outer Great Barrier Reef is a most enjoyable and memorable snorkelling experience. Your personal safety is also paramount.
Snorkelling tuition on the correct use of fins (flippers) and mask (goggles) as well as the snorkel is conducted on our journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. All tuition and recommendations are done in accordance with the PADI snorkelling standards worldwide.
Snorkelling SafariOn board Reefjet, it doesn't matter whether you're an experienced snorkeller or snorkelling for the very first time. We encourage you to book a Snorkelling Safari with one of our qualified, friendly and experienced instructors.
Not only do you get to see the magnificent marine life on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, you also get to experience and hear our marine experts talk and explain the ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef and show you its abundant inhabitants.
You'll also get to touch and feel some of these beautiful and unique creatures in their natural environment and with the added advantage of having the keen eye of our marine experts, you will be more likely to come face to face with a Greenback Turtle, a large metre long Maori Wrasse, schools of Coral Trout, Giant Trevally and many other species of fish, not to mention and get to know the vast array of hard and soft coral formations as well as the many crustaceans. If you don't want to see a shark, our dive instructors will tell you when to close your eyes.
The Eco Learn & Touch Experience of our Snorkelling Safari is the highlight of the day for many of our snorkellers and for the small charge of $AUD15.00 (this cost is additional to the Cruise price) the experience should not be missed.
On board Reefjet, our friendly and experienced dive team will take care of your every need from dive plans to gearing up, snorkelling tours, safety, enjoyment and relaxation are their priority!