CW: Reefsleep

$579 2 Days / 1 Night Suits 20+ Years, Couples & Families 30 Passengers

Pricing Options

$579 / Person - Double Swag Accom (requires 2 persons) ($1158) (01 Dec 2019 to 31 Mar 2021)
$775 / Person - Single Swag Accom (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

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

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the tour operator. 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 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. Also please note is select swag accommodation this is a camping experience so sleeping on deck open to the elements and weather.

Please note that 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.

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.

For safety reasons, only children of 12 years old and over are able to join this tour so please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old. Please ask us for more details


All client cancellations must be provided in writing. All cancellations made more than 7 days prior to departure forfeit 25% of the Recommended Retail Price (RRP). Cancellations made 3-7 days prior to departure forfeit 50% of the RRP. Cancellations made 24-72 hours prior to departure forfeit 75% of the RRP. No shows and cancellations made 24 hours or less prior to departure forfeit the total ticket cost.

 If the tour operator has to cancel the trip (prior to the departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season. Please note 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.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.

4 Guest Reviews (See All)

"Sleeping on the Great Barrier..."

80 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..."

80 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..."

233 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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