Come for a day; stay the night...
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Imagine experiencing all the splendour of the Great Barrier Reef at night. The brightness of the stars twinkling in the sky above, the moonlit crystal waters gently lapping against spectacular coral walls, and that unique feeling of peace and tranquility one can only experience when secluded on this natural wonder that stretches some 2500 kilometres.
Enjoy the serenity of essentially being one of the only people snorkelling and scuba diving (two dives are included) the Great Barrier Reef, view the nocturnal activities of the many colourful reef fish and sensational coral formations after canapés and champagne on sunset, and enjoy alfresco dining surrounded only by reef systems and a blanket of stars above.
The only experience of its kind in Australia – what could be more perfect?
If you think a visit to the Great Barrier Reef sounds special; try staying the night.
Come and visit the Operator's exclusive Reefworld for two fun filled days. Experience the unique peace and tranquility of a night on the Reef. With time to explore once the day-trippers have departed, you have the reef all to yourself - apart from a few million fish!
Relax. Sit back with a glass of champagne and watch the sun set - and the stars rise - from the top deck. Then check out the reef life from the comfort of the underwater viewing chamber - after dark the reef really comes alive.
Your own personal Deck Steward ensures your stay is as comfortable as it is colourful. Drinks are served at dusk and dinner under the stars. And you get breakfast on the reef the following morning.
The Reefsleep package offers two choices of accommodation. For honeymoons and other special occasions or anniversaries, the "Room for Two", has a luxurious king size bed. The "Multi Share Room", suits groups of up to four people.
A minimum booking of two people 'most often' applies.
- Two full days and one night accommodation in a choice of king or bunk style room
- Personalised service by a Reefsleep Host
- One SCUBA dive or guided snorkelling safari
- Unlimited access to 50 seat underwater viewing chamber
- Alfresco dinner including wine under the crystal clear night skies
- Two buffet lunches, morning and afternoon tea daily
- Champagne sunset
- Snorkelling equipment, including an individually sealed snorkel mouthpiece
- Reef appreciation education
- Use of Fantasea Reefworld facilities
- Photographs, video and/or DVD of daily activity
- Helicopter Scenic Flights over world-famous Heart Reef
* Times may vary due to tidal conditions and weather.
Airlie Beach, Blue Pearl Bay, Border Island, Butterfly Bay, Cataran Bay, Chance Bay, Cid Harbour, Daydream Island, Great Barrier Reef , Hamilton Island, Langford Island, Lindeman Island, Long Island, Nara, Shaw Island, Shute Harbour, South Molle Island, Stonehaven, Tongue Bay, Turtle Bay, Whitehaven Beach,
|Vessel: Fantasea Reefsleep||Type: Motor|
|Crew: Supplied||Hull type: Catamaran|
|All meals included||All onboard entertainment included|
|Day Spa available||Salon treatments available|
|Snorkelling available||Use of gymnasium equipment|
The Operator is a part of the leading Australian marine transport group Riverside Marine. Founded in 1926, Riverside is a Brisbane based company owned by the Campbell family.
The Operator also manages research vessels and monitors the marine park for the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).
Emily Smart is the marine research and as the marine research co-coordinator she gets to fulfil her passion of working closely with marine life and she researches and monitors Crown-of-Thorns Starfish, coral bleaching, reef health, and species diversity. Emily also enjoys taking people on guided snorkel tours as a reef interpreter, giving marine biology presentations and giving educated talks on semi-submersible rides. Emily is fully qualified with a Bachelor of Science (Biology & Geography) degree, including Honours (Marine Ecology) from Wollongong University, as well as a postgraduate Certificate of Science (Marine Biology and Ecotourism/Wildlife Tourism Management) from James Cook University. Emily has a love for the marine world, particularly coral reefs.
Current Reefworld Weather
• Scuba diving
• Reef appreciation talk
• Coral viewing
• Whale watching
• Reef accommodation
The experienced E-Sea Dive & Snorkel team at the Operator can show you the magic below the surface. As an accredited PADI facility, Reefworld offers both Certified and Introductory diving at a permanently moored adventure platform on the Great Barrier Reef.
Discover the marine life
Expect to see a plethora of soft and hard corals and hundreds of species of marine life - Sergeant Majors, Tusk Fish, Surgeon Fish and Fusiliers, Angel Fish, Pincushion Starfish, Feather Stars and an incredible range of Nudibranches and Flatworms. Resident Maori Wrasse will demand your undivided attention and the giant Queensland Groper may even make an appearance, if you ask nicely!
All dives are conducted along a 70 metre reef wall and include equipment and a guiding instructor. The equipment is maintained to the highest standards; assembled and ready for use when you are.
See how incredible SCUBA diving really is! After a 20 minute lecture on board en route to Reefworld, you'll be fitted with your equipment in the dive area and then taken to the 'Moon Pool' for a practice session.
Once you're ready, the friendly dive instructors will gently guide you down the rope trail to a depth of 8-10 metres. A series of rope trails along the reef are used for reference points and security for the less confident and inexperienced divers.
For 30 minutes you'll have time to enjoy the beauty of the reef from right up close. Small groups of 4 divers per instructor mean the Operator offers a high level of supervision. You may even spot a turtle or eagle ray gliding by...
Do you want to jump in the deep end?
Try the 'Moon Pool'
A suspended dive cage in waist deep water, located underneath Reefworld, The Moon Pool is an ideal safe area for introductory or more advanced divers to practice before venturing out in to deeper waters.
Entry is via the Moon Pool and divers are given the opportunity to dive to a maximum depth of 16 metres. This allows the experienced diver to explore an underwater world teeming with exotic marine life. Come face to face with a turtle; watch the busy anemone fish (Nemo) bury himself in the protective tentacles of the swaying anemone, lion fish, cuttlefish, morays, barracudas, unicorn fish and possibly sight a reef shark patrolling his territory. You will also see a large array of multi hued soft and hard corals. In fact there is so much to see, it will have you back in the water for a second dive!
The Operator offers great diving and great value - your one-off fee covers diving, air-conditioned transport to the Reef past some of the 74 islands of the Whitsundays - lunch, morning and afternoon tea and the chance to dive on the Great Barrier Reef!
Guided Snorkel Tour
A reef as lively and colourful as the Great Barrier Reef is a fantastic place to snorkel. To truly appreciate the marine ecology of the reef, Reefworld offers guided snorkeling tours with an experienced reef interpreter. first timers the E-sea Dive and Snorkel team will introduce you to the wonders of the world's most diverse ecosystem with a guided snorkeling tour. In groups with a maximum of six people, the Reef Interpreters will guide you through the underwater wonderland with a vast amount of knowledge and experience.
Experienced snorkellers can get up close to the reef and its inhabitants. The guides will show you the wonders of the Reef - touch and see these creatures up close, with minimum impact to the environment.
The Operator has a full selection of snorkeling gear - including wetsuits (for extra buoyancy), high-quality silicone masks, snorkel and a life buoy.
The safari guide will make sure everyone is fitted properly with their gear and will teach first timers how to snorkel.
Guided snorkel tours can only be purchased once on board the Great Barrier Reef vessel and once you book, the experienced E-sea Dive & Snorkel team can organise a tour to suit your requirements.
Experience the thrill of coming face to face with majestic humpback whales on their annual migration to the warm Whitsunday waters. Every year, from June to September, these gentle giants visit the area to raise their new-born calves in the sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands.
In previous years the Operator has conducted dedicated Whale Watching cruises, but with the early arrival of the whales this year along with increased numbers, guests travelling on a daily scheduled cruises to Reefworld on the Great Barrier Reef are being treated to breaching, spy hopping and fluke-up diving. The crews have been instructed to alter course on the Reefworld cruise so that all passengers can get better views of these fascinating mammals. Please check the Reefworld cruise details on this website for more information.
"Visitors come from all over the world to see humpback whales in the Whitsundays and describe this sight of whales at play as a life-changing experience. There is no feeling on earth that compares to that of sharing the sea with these fascinating marine mammals."
Australian owned and based in the Whitsundays, the Operator is the largest day cruise operator in the region. The Operator is an advanced eco-certified operator offering a genuine eco-tourism experience. Each year, the Operator allocates over $100,000 for monitoring and management of its own activities on the Reef manages research vessels and monitors the marine park for the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).
The Operator is a part of the leading Australian marine transport group, Riverside Marine. Founded in 1926, Riverside Marine is a Brisbane based company owned by the Campbell family.
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