CW: Reefsleep

$669 2 Days / 1 Night Suits 20+ Years, Couples & Families 30 Passengers

Departure / Return

Departs: POA: 8am | HTI: 9am - Tue, Sat
Returns: POA: 6:10pm | HTI: 5pm - Wed, Sun

Pricing Options

$669 / Person - Single Swag Accom (01 Dec 2019 to 31 Mar 2021)
$579 / Person - Double Swag Accom (requires 2 persons) ($1158) (01 Dec 2019 to 31 Mar 2021)

Enjoy this exclusive overnight tour on the world-famous Great Barrier Reef!

Reefsleep is unique experience giving guests the opportunity to truly soak up the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend two full days and one night on a floating pontoon, 39 nautical miles from shore, amidst vibrant reefs and colourful corals. Perfect for couples, families and friends looking for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience.


  • 2 Days exploring Hardy Reef 
  • 1 night at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Sleep under the stars in double swags
  • Delicious meals, including buffet lunches
  • All snorkelling equipment and wet suit/stinger suit
  • Scuba diving, massages and scenic helicopter flights*
  • Free underwater viewing chamber and semi-submersible 
  • Snorkel safaris, seabob underwater jet experiences*
  • Large, modern vessel transfers
  • Free tea and coffee available
  • Licensed bar (No BYO)
  • Souvenir photos* 

*Additional cost.


Reefsleep features a unique type of accommodation: Swags Under the Stars

A swag is a cosy, low tent with a clear viewing panel above your head, a comfortable mattress and snug bedding. Double swags are supplied and can be used for two people sharing or by just one person, however, single supplement rates do apply. The experience of sleeping in a swag out on the Great Barrier Reef is just unbeatable. The swags are waterproof, but on a clear night you can sleep with the cover open - just you, the sea air and the stars.

Sample Itinerary

By Day...
Travel to Hardy Reef onboard a comfortable high speed vessel. By day, an abundance of amazing activities are there to be enjoyed. When the day trip guests depart you get the pontoon all to yourself and your fellow Reefsleep guests. The following morning, optional guided snorkelling and diving tours are available for you to experience exclusive underwater sites. At the end of day 2, you'll head home with the day guests onboard the reef vessel in the afternoon, taking home plenty of memories and stories to tell.

By Night...
As dusk approaches watch for turtles surfacing or coming to nibble the seaweed around the pontoon. Watch as the sun sets over the reef while you sip your sundowner and then see the reef really come to life in the darkness of the night. Gaze up at a gazillion stars from your comfy swag set up on the top deck of the pontoon before the tranquillity of being in the middle of the ocean lulls you to sleep.


There's plenty to do at the Great Barrier Reef. Free of charge activities include the underwater viewing chamber, semi-submersible vessel and snorkelling. To maximise your Great Barrier Reef experience, the following activities are available at additional costs:

  • Snorkel safari - Adult $55, Child $30
  • Seabob underwater jet experience - $139
  • Discover scuba (introductory divers) - First dive $139, repeat dives $59
  • Certified scuba dive - First dive $99, repeat dives $59
  • Heli-scenic flights over heart reef
  • Souvenir photos
  • Massages

*All prices are per person (AUD). Free of charge activities do not need to be booked. You may pre-book snorkel safari's, seabob experience's and scuba dives online, or at the pontoon.


  • Departs from Port of Airlie Marina at 8:00am 
  • Returns to Port of Airlie Marina at 6:00pm (the following day)
  • Departs from Hamilton Island Marina at 9:00am
  • Returns to Hamilton Island Marina at 5:00pm (the following day)

*Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure at the Cruise Whitsunday Maritime Terminal (Port of Airlie Marina).

Sample Menu

Sumptuous buffet lunch enjoyed on board Seaflight along with the day trip guests.

Dinner: Please pre-select one of the delicious menu options below when making your booking.

  • Char Grilled 150g Eye Fillet Steak: Served with 1/2 garlic butter Bay Bug, cooked to your liking
  • Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli: Served with tomato sugo, roasted red peppers and Kalamata olives and topped with parmesan cheese
  • Slow Braised Lamb Shank: Cooked in red wine and thyme and served with root vegetables
  • Thai Fish Curry: Served with steamed rice
  • Cold Seafood and Salad Plate (extra $10.00 per person): Chilled local tiger prawns, coffin bay oysters, smoked salmon, marinated green lip mussels with fresh garden salad, dipping sauces and lemon

Beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.

*Please note that this is a sample of menu and is subject to change. We are unable to confirm your menu choice if you do not submit your request. Most special diets can be catered for upon request, please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

More Information

What To Bring

Please bring only a small bag with:

  • Photo identification
  • Change of clothes
  • Sun protection (hat,  sunscreen, sunglasses etc)
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Camera
  • Jumper or jacket (seasonal)
  • Cash or credit cards for onboard purchases

Excess luggage can be stored at several places in town including most boat check-in offices, most hostels, at your accommodation, or at Airlie Beach Bag Storage. Most charge between $5-15pp for the duration of your trip.

What's Included

  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Wet/stinger suit
  • 2 buffet lunches
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Morning and afternoon tea/coffees

What's Extra

Drinks, alcohol, snacks, photographs, souvenirs, scenic flights and guided snorkelling tours.
Scuba diving is also available to purchase onboard for certified or introductory divers, is subject to medical conditions and age restrictions.

Terms and Conditions

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Scuba Diving/Medical Disclosure:

Age and medical restrictions apply to dive activities. A medical questionnaire must be completed. Divers cannot fly for 24 hours after diving and the company accepts no liability for medical conditions experienced as a result of flying after diving. All diving is operated by Reef Safari Pty Ltd and booking to dive with them deems acceptance of the terms and conditions as published on their website

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Transfers are at an additional cost. Please enquire if you would like to add transfers to your booking.

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. Cancellations made 7 days - 48 hours prior to travel date forfeit 50% of the RRP. No shows or client cancellations made within 48 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

4 Guest Reviews (See All)

"Sleeping on the Great Barrier..."

294 days ago

"Sleeping on the Great Barrier Reef was an absolute dream come true! I couldn't believe how much there was to do on the pontoon and the underwater observatory was phenomenal at night! Would definitely recommend!" - Jen

"We unfortunately went when the..."

294 days ago

"We unfortunately went when the weather wasn't fantastic, but there was still plenty to do while on the pontoon. Snorkelling was great, and having the pontoon to ourselves was great once they day guests headed back to the mainland. Staff were great, and the food was delicious-We got the seafood platter add on, definitely got our money's worth!" - Jenna B

"This trip was a highlight..."

448 days ago

"This trip was a highlight of our trip to Australia. Staff was great. Perfect way to see the reef. Highly recommend." - Joseph S

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