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Barefoot Cruises

In 1988, after years of chartering in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, my wife Cathie and I returned to Australia, pioneering Whitsunday sailing adventures. Our vision was to create an interesting, fun filled holiday that would appeal to those with a sense of adventure. The Whitsundays was the perfect location for sailing and Barrier Reef cruises.

The Operator now operates a fleet of unique sailing and cruising vessels, each with it's own distinctive character and history. We are a small boutique cruise company who cater for comfort adventurers seeking a unique and quality experience. We personally own and operate all of our vessels and have gained our reputation from the high standard of maintenance and presentation of these vessels, as well as our excellent customer service and attention to detail.

The Operator continues to meet the ever-changing trends within our travel industry and now offer the most diverse range of Barrier Reef cruising and Whitsunday sailing holidays. We have been providing visitors to the Whitsundays with a truly memorable holiday experience since 1988.

Tourism Awards - Over this time we have received numerous state and regional tourism awards and in February 2005, the Operator received its greatest tribute yet, the National Tourism Award for Unique Accommodation. These awards are the industry's highest accolade and recognise the commitment and professionalism of Australia's Tourism Industry. We were very proud to receive this award and to be recognised for the unique and very special experience we offer our guests.

What Our Guests Had To Say..

Reef Odyssey

Now that I am back at home in Scotland after a most exhilarating fortnight visit to Australia with my son I am writing to say that the highlight of our holiday was the cruise on the Reef Odyssey around the Whitsunday Islands and out to the Great Barrier Reef. It really was a trip of a lifetime, thanks to Captain Graeme and everyone of the ship's crew who made us all feel so welcome from the moment we stepped aboard. In no time everyone was on first name terms as if we had all known each other for a lifetime.Everything was just superb, the accommodation, the cuisine and the general facilities were for us better than a five star hotel and no where would one find a friendlier personal service than that provided by all the crew. The programmed daily trips and activities were absolutely superb and quite unexpected. There was never a dull moment and, although none of us had met before, our fellow passengers were great companions who enjoyed every moment of the cruise. For us, the cruise was way beyond our expectation, with stunning scenery and unbelievably clear waters, particularly over the Barrier Reef with varieties of fish of all colours and sizes a number of turtles, manta rays and, to everyone surprise, even a whale surfaced. The two glass bottom boats were ideal for those of us who were not good snorkel swimmers and I was impressed by the expertise of all who helmed the boats. For Christopher and myself, our cruise on the Reef Odyssey was indeed the trip of a lifetime, thanks to Captain Graeme and all the crew who were so friendly, competent and helpful throughout. Cecil A Creber - UK

Highlight - Range of activities available was wonderful. Particularly enjoyed the snorkelling where Elvis resides and the visit to Whitehaven Beach. Food was sensational!!

General - Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience in the Whitsundays. I loved every minute of it and will definitely be recommending it to others. It was great to meet so many people from far and wide. A huge thank you to all the staff for their friendliness, fun and passion for the region. 10/10 Carol and Brian Mayoh - UK

Highlight - Nothing was too much trouble for any member of the crew and they were particularly attentive during all snorkelling activities.

General - On leaving the trip we both feel thoroughly relaxed and we put this down to the efforts of the crew. It is Difficult to imagine how the experience could be improved. Michael and Pat Kirston - UK

Highlight - Going to Whitehaven Beach seeing stingrays off the beach. later seeing turtles and finally watching the dolphins feeding at the back of the boat. A trip we will never forget.

General - All of the staff were brilliant and the quality and presentation of the food was A1. Great holiday, many thanks to you all.  Jenny and Peter Coulson - Australia

Windjammer

What a wonderful experience! The Windjammer is a magnificent vessel, well presented, comfortable and we all felt privileged to be on board.The Whitsunday scenery, the weather beyond all expectations.But above all, the ships complement, Nick, Kenny and Toby were absolutely great hosts, eager to please and nothing was too much trouble for them.What a team! Together they helped make the cruise the most enjoyable vacation experience of our lives and I am sure we will be talking of it for years to come.We would also like to pass our thanks to the office staff who assisted in arranging a surprise 60th birthday for my wife Kristina and the special kindnesses we all experienced from the company in making this a very special day for her.As a special note, the food was fabulous. Kenny is a genius in the galley and we are anxiously awaiting the publication of his recipe book, and perhaps TV series, on culinary matters at sea.We look forward to our next cruise on Windjammer, hopefully in the near future. Edward and Kristina Ryan - Germany

Highlight: snorkelling, great fishes and corals, sunshine, the food was fabulous and captain. Sailed with the sails and it was spectacular - impressive site. We will always have fond memories of this trip. Keep up the great work. You are such great people and you treat us travellers so well. Thanks for making great memories for us. Thanks to Kenny for the wonderful meals and humor. Thanks to Captain for the great sailing and lessons and thanks to Spencer for showing us good snorkelling spots and entertaining us. Harald and Ruth Huebscher - Canada

So far the BIGGEST highlight of our trip to Australia has been the three days and nights we spent on the Windjammer. We have returned from the most wonderful holiday and we wanted to thank you for your outstanding help, enthusiasm and professionalism. You efforts combined to give us the experience we had dreamed of, and more. Marion and Matt Cooper - Australia

Coral Trekker

Climbing to half mast , wedding on black island, snorkeling at Mantaray Bay, exploring caves, sailing, having drinks and good times with family and crew, the evening tarzan swing, sunrise. The crew were very professional and ensured that we were all having a good time and had everything we needed, all adapted quickly to individual personalities and showed the customer service skills which I have not experienced elsewhere. Thanks for an awesome and inspiring holiday and for making the olds wedding perfect. Serena Fischer - Australia - July 07

The crew became our friends onboard Coral Trekker and it was wonderful spending time with them snorkeling & fun & games on the Tarzan swing. Yes it was a bloody fantastic trip beautiful places, wonderful food & fantastic company. Thank you very much for making this a memorable experience for us. Leon Shorthouse & Sally Walbey - Australia - August 07

Too many highlights to list  it was all amazing. The rating excellent does not describe the trip  it was above and beyond excellent. Hung Luc & Susie Taylor - UK - September 07

We were on The Coral Trekker last week on a 3-day cruise around the Whitsundays. I just wanted to write to thank you for an amazing 3 days at sea and also to say that in Nick, Nigel and Nick you have a very proficient, organised and fun-loving crew that make the guests feel at home on board as well as making them feel as though they are constantly in control. Many happy memories from our time down under... Charles Chipchase

Snorkeling, Watching Whales, turtles, crew and guests were just perfect and we had a lot of fun together. Alexander Goertz & Katrin Suessbrich - Germany - Sept 07

74 Islands Out of The BLUE
Nestled in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays share the same idyllic climate as the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Tahiti. Nature has left a collection of islands - actually what remains of submerged mountains - rising from a bright turquoise sea.

The fringing coral reefs, tropical rainforests, pristine beaches and crystal clear waters, largely untouched by man, make this one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

World Heritage listed, the Whitsundays form part of the world's largest National Park. Comprising some 74 islands the Whitsunday Group is primarily uninhabited. However if you pine for civilisation there is always one of the internationally renowned island resorts from which to choose.

The warm aquamarine waters range between 20 and 25 deg. C allow year round snorkeling and diving opportunities and provide a glimpse into the magic of these Great Barrier Reef Islands.

The Whitsundays with its safe anchorages and coves, sheltered by the Great Barrier Reef, is one of the world's finest cruising areas and will undoubtedly capture your heart and imagination. Lying in the tropics close to 20 deg south the Whitsundays has an enviable climate year round. The Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea protect the waters of the Whitsundays from the ocean seas with most islands being surrounded by a fringing reef system.

Summers are warm with frequent rain showers. Winters, considered perfect by many, are warm by day and cool by night. July is the coolest month and January the warmest. Cyclones if they do occur at all are most likely between February and March.

Average maximum daytime temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temp C 31 30 29 28 26 24 23 25 26 28 31 31
Temp F 88 86 82 82 78 74 72 76 78 82 88 88

To review the Whitsundays climate in more detail, click here to link to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website. Additional links to other useful websites are available here.

Getting To the Whitsundays

Domestic airlines Jetstar and Virginblue have daily flights from all major cities into the Whitsunday Coast airport at Proserpine and the Great Barrier Reef airport at Hamilton Island . Qantas has a daily flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island and return.

There is a shuttle bus that will meet every flight into Proserpine. Transfers can be booked on the following site www.whitsundayshuttle.com.au . Transfer time is approximately 45 minutes to Airlie Beach and 60 minutes to Shute Harbour. Taxis are also available - Cost is approximately $70.00 and takes 30 minutes

If you are arriving into Hamilton Island, there are ferry services to both Shute Harbour and Airlie Beach.

Shute Harbour ferry is operated by Fantasea Cruises - timetable and costs can be viewed at www.fantasea.com.au/Timetables.aspx

Ferry service to Abel Point marina in Airlie Beach is operated by Cruise Whitsundays -timetable and costs and can be viewed at resort timetable.aspx Cruise Whitsunday ferry must be pre booked at least 24 hrs prior to arrival. If you need assistance with this please ask us.

All costs and times quoted are approximate.


Barefoot Cruises Charter Terms for travel between 01-Apr-2008 and 01-Dec-2015

On purchasing your tickets all guests accept the conditions of travel as follows:

The Operator (the carrier undertakes to use its best efforts to carry the passengers and baggage with reasonable dispatch and care.

Times shown in timetables or elsewhere are not guaranteed and form no part of this contract. The carrier may without notice substitute alternative carrier or vessel and may alter the itinerary or destination of the voyage shown on the ticket. Schedules are subject to change without notice. The carrier assumes no responsibility for making connections.

The carrier will not be responsible for loss or damage to any passenger (including consequential loss) as a result of delay in completion of any voyage, occasioned by cause whatsoever.

The carriers liability for damages to any passenger in respect of loss or damage to luggage or other chattels of a passenger shall be limited to five hundred ($500.00) Australian dollars.

The carrier shall not be liable for damage or accidental personal injury or death of a passenger in any circumstances whatsoever.

No servant agent or representative of the carrier has authority to alter waiver any provision of the conditions of this contract.

The passenger will acknowledge having read and understood these conditions of travel and will agree to be bound by them.

The laws of the state of Queensland shall govern in all respects, the relationships between the carrier and the passenger. The courts of the state of Queensland shall be the only courts of competent jurisdiction to determine disputes between the carrier and passenger.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payments
Deposit is required at the time of confirmation.

Final Payment is required 33 days prior to cruise departure.

Cancellation
The initial deposit paid is non-refundable. In addition to forfeiting your deposit, the following charges also apply: 

  • From 63 - 33 days $ 100 per person
  • From 32 - 18 days 50% of cruise cost
  • From 17 days to No-Show 100% of cruise cost

We reserve the right to cancel a trip up to 2 weeks prior to departure if numbers are not reached (We do offer alternatives for travel on our other vessels) if a trip has to be cancelled due to minimum numbers).

Travel insurance
The area is subject to sub-tropical weather conditions and sudden inclement weather could arise at anytime, the Operator reserves the right to cancel the vessels without notice. The Operator recommends you take out travel insurance to cover any costs and disruptions caused by such events. The Operator takes no responsibility for policies offered by insurers that do not cover for such events. When taking out travel insurance you need to check their terms and conditions to ensure you have the correct cover.

Rates inclusions:

Reef Odyssey
Rate is per person and includes all meals, snorkelling equipment, fishing gear, guided walks, linen and services of crew. Glass bottom boat tours and Marine biology guide.

Windjammer
Rate is per person and includes all meals, snorkelling equipment, linen and services of crew.

Coral Trekker
Rate is per person and includes all meals, snorkelling equipment, linen and services of crew.

Please note that there is a Great Barrier Reef Marine and National Park entry & service fee of $25 per person payable on board.

ADDITIONAL COSTS:
These vessels are licienced (NO BYO PLEASE): Beer, Wine, Champagne, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water are available on board at a reasonable price.

STINGER / WET SUITS: During the summer months full length body suits are recommended for swimming and snorkeling. These are available for hire at $5.00 per day.

Information about Whitsunday Golf Cruises:

Bookings
The golf cruise is only available for private group charter. June, July and August are ideal golf months. The charter can accommodate a maximum of 36 guests and minimum of 26 guests. Itineraries can be tailored to meet group needs and can be shorter or longer than the 5 night/6 day itinerary shown above.

Deposit is required at the time of confirmation.

Final Payment is required 33 days prior to cruise departure.

Arrivals and Departures
Virgin Blue and Jetstar fly to Hamilton Island airport from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and to Whitsunday Coast airport (Proserpine) from Brisbane and Sydney. Daily flights also available from/to Cairns on Qantas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Transfers
Q. Does the Operator offer transfers?

A. No the Operator does not offer pre or post cruise transfers. Taxis are available and can pickup from all accommodation houses.

Q. How do I get from the Whitsunday Coast airport to the vessel?

A. There are shuttle bus and taxis services that operate between Proserpine airport and Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour.

Q. What is the cost of transfers from Whitsunday Coast airport?

A. Shuttle bus cost: Airlie Beach $16.50 each way. Shute Harbour $19.50; Time: 45 -60 Min. No pre booking required. Taxis are also available at a cost of approx $55.00 each way to Airlie Beach and $70 each way to Shute Harbour. Time: 30 Minutes. No pre booking required.

Q. What can we do if arriving into Hamilton Island a couple of hours prior to Reef Odyssey departure?

A. Reef Odyssey arrives at Hamilton Island at approx 12.30pm. You can board anytime once vessel has arrived. Hamilton Island airport provides luggage storage facilities at the airport. There is no cost for this storage. Hamilton Island also has golf buggies for hire on an hourly basis. This is a great way to do a tour of the island. Golf buggies can be booked from the airport.

Q. How do we get from Hamilton Island airport to Reef Odyssey?

A. There is a resort shuttle bus that departs from the airport to the marina. Cost is $5 per person. Shuttle meets every flight that comes in

Q. How do we get from Hamilton Island to meet Windjammer or Coral Trekker?

A. Fantasea Cruises offer a ferry service to Shute Harbour. Tickets can be bought at the airport. Cost $60 one way (includes transfer from airport to marina). Taxi and bus services operate from Shute Harbour to Airlie Beach. Approx 10 minutes by road.

Meals

Q. Are all meals provided on board?

A. All meals are provided on board including morning and afternoon tea. For those boarding Reef Odyssey at Hamilton Island on Day 1 lunch is included. For those boarding Coral Trekker and Windjammer on Saturday, lunch is not provided. All other meals are included.

Q. Do we need to dress for dinner?

A. No. Dinner is a casual affair. Smart casual wear is fine.

Q. Can you cater for special diets?

A. Yes. Please notify the Operator of any special requirements at last one week prior to departure.

Bedding for Reef Odyssey

Q. Can we fit three people into a cabin?

A. Reef Odyssey does have one triple cabin with two lower and one upper berth for all other cabins and staterooms only accommodate two people with the exception of deluxe stateroom 25 where can supply a foldaway or cot for a child under the age of 14. Please ask the Operator about costs for this.

Q. What is the bedding configuration in the cabins and staterooms?

A. Deluxe staterooms have queen-size bed except for #18 which has twin beds. Staterooms have double beds and twin cabins have upper and lower berths. All cabins and staterooms have their own en-suite.

Bedding for Coral Trekker and Windjammer

Q. What is the bedding configuration in the cabins and staterooms?

A. On both Coral Trekker and Windjammer, staterooms have double bed and twin cabins have upper and lower berths. Coral Trekker has one four berth cabin and Windjammer one 3 berth cabin.

Q. Can I still book if I am traveling on my own.

A. Yes. You can book a berth in either the 3 berth or 4 berth cabin. If you want a cabin to yourself, sole use rates apply.

Activities

Q. Do we need to bring our own snorkelling or dive equipment?

A. No. All equipment is provided on board. However it is a good idea to bring your own snorkelling mask if you have one.

Q. Do you provide snorkeling vest or flotation devices?

A. Yes

Q. Can we go fishing?

A. The Operator does supply had lines on board Reef Odyssey. Fishing is limited to areas approved by the Great Barrier Reef marine Park Authority.

Inclusions

Q. What do we need to pay for on board?

A. Drinks are not included in the cost. There is also a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park levyIf you wish, you may bring your own equipment with you, however the Operator has full snorkelling and dive equipment available onboard at all times. Please remember if you are a certified diver to bring your certification card and logbook with you. Snorkelling is free of charge. Scuba Diving - rates apply. of $20 per person payable on board. Scuba diving is an extra cost of $85 per dive.

Q. Do you supply hairdryers?

A. Yes hairdryers are available on board Reef Odyssey.

Children

Q. Do you cater for children?

A. Yes. The Operator can accommodate children

Q. Can we put two adults and 2 children in one cabin?

A. On Reef Odyssey and Windjammer you would need to book two separate cabins. On Reef Odyssey the Operator does have a deluxe and double stateroom on the main deck adjacent to twin cabins. Coral Trekker does have a four berth cabin

Q. Can we put two adults and one child in a room?

A. Yes the Operator can accommodate this in deluxe stateroom 25 (located on the main deck) with a foldaway bed for the child. Child is charged at twin share cabin rate. Windjammer has a three berth cabin with a double and single berth. On Coral Trekker you would need to share a 4 berth cabin.

Miscellaneous

Q. What do we pack?

A. You will need swimwear, hat, sunscreen and smart cool casual clothing for the evening. You will not require any formal attire onboard.

Q. Do you supply beach towels?

A. Only on Reef Odyssey

Q. Do we need cash on board?

A. No. The Operator has credit card facilities available. All purchases are put to your room account and can be paid for at the conclusion of the cruise.

Q. What can we do with excess luggage?

A. There is plenty of room on board to store excess luggage on Reef Odyssey. On Coral Trekker and Windjammer the Operator only allow soft luggage. Extra luggage can be stored at the office.

Q. Can we bring our own alcohol?

A. No. All vessels are licensed premises and stock a selection of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. Reef Odyssey has a fully stocked cocktail bar.

Q. Can you do something special for birthdays, anniversaries etc?

A. Yes. Please inform the Operator at least one week prior to departure of occasion.

Q. Can we charge cameras etc on board?

A. Yes the Operator has 240v power available. If traveling internationally you will need the appropriate adapter.

 

Pets:
Pets are not allowed onboard.

Smoking:
Smoking is not accepted on board.

Dates closed:
All Public Holidays.

 


Barefoot Cruises Charter Terms for travel between 01-Apr-2008 and 31-Dec-2015

On purchasing your tickets all guests accept the conditions of travel as follows:

The Operator (the carrier undertakes to use its best efforts to carry the passengers and baggage with reasonable dispatch and care.

Times shown in timetables or elsewhere are not guaranteed and form no part of this contract. The carrier may without notice substitute alternative carrier or vessel and may alter the itinerary or destination of the voyage shown on the ticket. Schedules are subject to change without notice. The carrier assumes no responsibility for making connections.

The carrier will not be responsible for loss or damage to any passenger (including consequential loss) as a result of delay in completion of any voyage, occasioned by cause whatsoever.

The carriers liability for damages to any passenger in respect of loss or damage to luggage or other chattels of a passenger shall be limited to five hundred ($500.00) Australian dollars.

The carrier shall not be liable for damage or accidental personal injury or death of a passenger in any circumstances whatsoever.

No servant agent or representative of the carrier has authority to alter waiver any provision of the conditions of this contract.

The passenger will acknowledge having read and understood these conditions of travel and will agree to be bound by them.

The laws of the state of Queensland shall govern in all respects, the relationships between the carrier and the passenger. The courts of the state of Queensland shall be the only courts of competent jurisdiction to determine disputes between the carrier and passenger.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payments
Deposit is required at the time of confirmation.

Final Payment is required 33 days prior to cruise departure.

Cancellation
The initial deposit paid is non-refundable. In addition to forfeiting your deposit, the following charges also apply: 

  • From 63 - 33 days $ 100 per person
  • From 32 - 18 days 50% of cruise cost
  • From 17 days to No-Show 100% of cruise cost

We reserve the right to cancel a trip up to 2 weeks prior to departure if numbers are not reached (We do offer alternatives for travel on our other vessels) if a trip has to be cancelled due to minimum numbers).

Travel insurance
The area is subject to sub-tropical weather conditions and sudden inclement weather could arise at anytime, the Operator reserves the right to cancel the vessels without notice. The Operator recommends you take out travel insurance to cover any costs and disruptions caused by such events. The Operator takes no responsibility for policies offered by insurers that do not cover for such events. When taking out travel insurance you need to check their terms and conditions to ensure you have the correct cover.

Rates inclusions:

Reef Odyssey
Rate is per person and includes all meals, snorkelling equipment, fishing gear, guided walks, linen and services of crew. Glass bottom boat tours and Marine biology guide.

Windjammer
Rate is per person and includes all meals, snorkelling equipment, linen and services of crew.

Coral Trekker
Rate is per person and includes all meals, snorkelling equipment, linen and services of crew.

Please note that there is a Great Barrier Reef Marine and National Park entry & service fee of $25 per person payable on board.

ADDITIONAL COSTS:
These vessels are licienced (NO BYO PLEASE): Beer, Wine, Champagne, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water are available on board at a reasonable price.

STINGER / WET SUITS: During the summer months full length body suits are recommended for swimming and snorkeling. These are available for hire at $5.00 per day.

Information about Whitsunday Golf Cruises:

Bookings
The golf cruise is only available for private group charter. June, July and August are ideal golf months. The charter can accommodate a maximum of 36 guests and minimum of 26 guests. Itineraries can be tailored to meet group needs and can be shorter or longer than the 5 night/6 day itinerary shown above.

Deposit is required at the time of confirmation.

Final Payment is required 33 days prior to cruise departure.

Arrivals and Departures
Virgin Blue and Jetstar fly to Hamilton Island airport from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and to Whitsunday Coast airport (Proserpine) from Brisbane and Sydney. Daily flights also available from/to Cairns on Qantas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Transfers
Q. Does the Operator offer transfers?

A. No the Operator does not offer pre or post cruise transfers. Taxis are available and can pickup from all accommodation houses.

Q. How do I get from the Whitsunday Coast airport to the vessel?

A. There are shuttle bus and taxis services that operate between Proserpine airport and Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour.

Q. What is the cost of transfers from Whitsunday Coast airport?

A. Shuttle bus cost: Airlie Beach $16.50 each way. Shute Harbour $19.50; Time: 45 -60 Min. No pre booking required. Taxis are also available at a cost of approx $55.00 each way to Airlie Beach and $70 each way to Shute Harbour. Time: 30 Minutes. No pre booking required.

Q. What can we do if arriving into Hamilton Island a couple of hours prior to Reef Odyssey departure?

A. Reef Odyssey arrives at Hamilton Island at approx 12.30pm. You can board anytime once vessel has arrived. Hamilton Island airport provides luggage storage facilities at the airport. There is no cost for this storage. Hamilton Island also has golf buggies for hire on an hourly basis. This is a great way to do a tour of the island. Golf buggies can be booked from the airport.

Q. How do we get from Hamilton Island airport to Reef Odyssey?

A. There is a resort shuttle bus that departs from the airport to the marina. Cost is $5 per person. Shuttle meets every flight that comes in

Q. How do we get from Hamilton Island to meet Windjammer or Coral Trekker?

A. Fantasea Cruises offer a ferry service to Shute Harbour. Tickets can be bought at the airport. Cost $60 one way (includes transfer from airport to marina). Taxi and bus services operate from Shute Harbour to Airlie Beach. Approx 10 minutes by road.

Meals

Q. Are all meals provided on board?

A. All meals are provided on board including morning and afternoon tea. For those boarding Reef Odyssey at Hamilton Island on Day 1 lunch is included. For those boarding Coral Trekker and Windjammer on Saturday, lunch is not provided. All other meals are included.

Q. Do we need to dress for dinner?

A. No. Dinner is a casual affair. Smart casual wear is fine.

Q. Can you cater for special diets?

A. Yes. Please notify the Operator of any special requirements at last one week prior to departure.

Bedding for Reef Odyssey

Q. Can we fit three people into a cabin?

A. Reef Odyssey does have one triple cabin with two lower and one upper berth for all other cabins and staterooms only accommodate two people with the exception of deluxe stateroom 25 where can supply a foldaway or cot for a child under the age of 14. Please ask the Operator about costs for this.

Q. What is the bedding configuration in the cabins and staterooms?

A. Deluxe staterooms have queen-size bed except for #18 which has twin beds. Staterooms have double beds and twin cabins have upper and lower berths. All cabins and staterooms have their own en-suite.

Bedding for Coral Trekker and Windjammer

Q. What is the bedding configuration in the cabins and staterooms?

A. On both Coral Trekker and Windjammer, staterooms have double bed and twin cabins have upper and lower berths. Coral Trekker has one four berth cabin and Windjammer one 3 berth cabin.

Q. Can I still book if I am traveling on my own.

A. Yes. You can book a berth in either the 3 berth or 4 berth cabin. If you want a cabin to yourself, sole use rates apply.

Activities

Q. Do we need to bring our own snorkelling or dive equipment?

A. No. All equipment is provided on board. However it is a good idea to bring your own snorkelling mask if you have one.

Q. Do you provide snorkeling vest or flotation devices?

A. Yes

Q. Can we go fishing?

A. The Operator does supply had lines on board Reef Odyssey. Fishing is limited to areas approved by the Great Barrier Reef marine Park Authority.

Inclusions

Q. What do we need to pay for on board?

A. Drinks are not included in the cost. There is also a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park levyIf you wish, you may bring your own equipment with you, however the Operator has full snorkelling and dive equipment available onboard at all times. Please remember if you are a certified diver to bring your certification card and logbook with you. Snorkelling is free of charge. Scuba Diving - rates apply. of $20 per person payable on board. Scuba diving is an extra cost of $85 per dive.

Q. Do you supply hairdryers?

A. Yes hairdryers are available on board Reef Odyssey.

Children

Q. Do you cater for children?

A. Yes. The Operator can accommodate children

Q. Can we put two adults and 2 children in one cabin?

A. On Reef Odyssey and Windjammer you would need to book two separate cabins. On Reef Odyssey the Operator does have a deluxe and double stateroom on the main deck adjacent to twin cabins. Coral Trekker does have a four berth cabin

Q. Can we put two adults and one child in a room?

A. Yes the Operator can accommodate this in deluxe stateroom 25 (located on the main deck) with a foldaway bed for the child. Child is charged at twin share cabin rate. Windjammer has a three berth cabin with a double and single berth. On Coral Trekker you would need to share a 4 berth cabin.

Miscellaneous

Q. What do we pack?

A. You will need swimwear, hat, sunscreen and smart cool casual clothing for the evening. You will not require any formal attire onboard.

Q. Do you supply beach towels?

A. Only on Reef Odyssey

Q. Do we need cash on board?

A. No. The Operator has credit card facilities available. All purchases are put to your room account and can be paid for at the conclusion of the cruise.

Q. What can we do with excess luggage?

A. There is plenty of room on board to store excess luggage on Reef Odyssey. On Coral Trekker and Windjammer the Operator only allow soft luggage. Extra luggage can be stored at the office.

Q. Can we bring our own alcohol?

A. No. All vessels are licensed premises and stock a selection of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. Reef Odyssey has a fully stocked cocktail bar.

Q. Can you do something special for birthdays, anniversaries etc?

A. Yes. Please inform the Operator at least one week prior to departure of occasion.

Q. Can we charge cameras etc on board?

A. Yes the Operator has 240v power available. If traveling internationally you will need the appropriate adapter.

 

Pets:
Pets are not allowed onboard.

Smoking:
Smoking is not accepted on board.

Dates closed:
All Public Holidays.

 


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