O'Nice (2D/2N)

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2 days · 2 nights

On Ice is one of the Twin catamarans owned by Isail.

The other vessel is called Entice and they are affectionately called “The Entice Catamarans”. This means that no matter which one you are lucky enough to book onto, you will have the same epic, scenic sailing adventure!

On Ice has an exciting itinerary but also includes plenty of time to sit back and relax as you make your way around the islands for one unforgettable experience.

On Ice is suitable for all types of travellers including couples, families, solo travellers and the young at heart. The vessel takes a maximum of 10 guests allowing plenty of space for on board activities.

You will have the opportunity to snorkel the colourful fringing reef, view the coral gardens from above on a paddleboard, glide along the water in the glass bottom kayak or cruise amongst the marine life using one of the sea scooters!

Our crew will endeavour to visit the iconic Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet on every departure. Here you will see the famous swirling sands and enjoy some beach time.

The pure white silica sand and the crystal clear turquoise waters really are a thing of beauty!

The islands deserve much more than a quick visit to a few of the highlights. A quality small group, two night sailing tour is one of the best ways to explore the magical Whitsundays.

Sailing into the sunset, dining under the stars, enjoying a morning coffee whilst watching turtles come up to the surface, getting to know new people and the experience of moving under the power of wind alone, are all things that should be experienced at least once in a lifetime.


New Horizon

Dive

2 Days · 2 Nights

New Horizon is truly the best value for money vessel on the market.

She is a stunning 21-meter traditional sailing vessel that has beautiful old-world charm with modern comforts such as air conditioning and accommodates up-to 32 passengers and 4 crew. We offer an extensive range of activities, perfectly suited to the thrill-seeker in us all with snorkelling, introductory and certified scuba dives, stand-up paddle boarding, water slides, dive platforms, banana boat rides, jet boat rides, guided bushwalk, a visit to the world famous Whitehaven beach and more.

New Horizon is truly the best value for money vessel on the market. She is a stunning 21-meter traditional sailing vessel that has beautiful old-world charm with modern comforts such as air conditioning.

She is a 21m sailing schooner that accommodates 32 passengers and 4 crew. She has 2 showers, 2 toilets, plenty of sheltered outdoor spaces and sun tanning space. Not to mention the only budget vessel with air con and her beds are spacious and comfortable, 8 doubles and 16 singles.

New Horizon is a beautiful 97ft classic wooden Schooner. She is one of the last solid timber boats built in Tasmania with famous Tasmanian hard wood, making her a very strong, seaworthy boat. New Horizon has some beautiful features like a human size figurehead on her bow, restored hardwood decks and beautifully restored timber bunks below, paddle boards, dive board, dining, and movie lounge.

She has a new dive board added which is fun for those who have always wanted to “walk the plank”. Have fun with friends on our new paddleboards and enjoy movies (on request)  in our movie lounge on our comfy bean bags…

Being fully air-conditioned throughout, making for a very comfortable nights sleep during the tropical months.

Her huge deck space allows for plenty of sun bathing, and her covered areas are ideal for all weather conditions.

*HIGHLIGHTS * -Visit the top sights, Whitehaven Beach, bush walk up to Hill Inlet and several dive spots -Sail throughout the Whitsundays 74 Islands -Snorkel/dive/swim stunning pristine reefs -SCUBA dive – We are the best equipped dive vessel in the Whitsundays -Massive sun bathing decks with comfy bean bags and shaded areas for really hot days -Whale watching when in season (July to Sept) -Fully air-conditioned (an absolute must in the summer) -Dive platform & huge inflatable slide– not for the faint of heart! -Incredibly friendly and professional crew that go out of their way to ensure you have the best holiday! -Get your camera out for the pod of dolphins that visit us on 8 out of 10 trips. This family has been visiting us for years – our favourite thing! -Snorkel at North Hook, the best diving and snorkelling around! Look for some amazing species of fish and marine life including the parrot fish, bat fish, cuttlefish, giant clams and of course NEMO! -Cold beer, balmy evenings, gazing at the southern cross whilst you spot the shooting stars…priceless!

What’s included: – Fresh linen, sheets, blankets and pillows – Accommodation in multi-share air conditioned cabins – All freshly prepared meals and snacks – special diets on request – Please BYO drinks to be stored in esky/cool box – Massive 8 metre water slide! – 6 metre dive platform – Air-conditioning and hot showers – Stinger suits, snorkel equipment – FUN crew – we are famous for it!

Check-in: Please reconfirm your trip 48 hours before departure on P: +61 7 4946 5755.

Check-in is now online, you will be sent a text message or email with the link at least 2 days prior to your departure and once completed, you will receive your boarding pass by email.

Additional departure/pick-up information:

Meeting point: Southern end of Coral Sea Marina Departs: Mon/Thurs/Sat – Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach (approx 1.30pm) Returns: Wed/Sat/Mon – Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach (approx 12:30pm)

Recommended age for this tour is 18-35 years

What to bring:

  • We only allow small zipless bags onboard the vessel.
  • Alcohol is BYO (maximum of 40 standard drinks per person).
  • Strictly NO glass and NO red wine.
  • Beach towel/towel/camera/toiletries
  • Sunscreen/sunnies/hat/bathers.
  • Thongs/sandals (for bush walk).
  • Light clothing.
  • Evenings in winter can be chilly, days are hot. Summer is hot and sometimes wet.
  • Weatherproof jacket in the wet season for walks.
  • Voucher/ Ticket


Kiana

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Sail and Dive the Whitsunday Islands and Outer Great Barrier Reef (weather permitting) on the 16.4m ketch Kiana. First dive included free.

3 days 2 nights – Departs 8 .00am Mon & Fri

Sail and Dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands on our 16.4m ketch and enjoy your first dive for free.

Kiana is the only vessel in the region that caters for small numbers to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Explore, dive or snorkel the incredible diversity of the islands and outer Great Barrier Reef. This eco accredited trip offers great opportunities for both certified and first-time divers.

  • Small numbers, only 14 guests with 3 crew
  • Outer Reef snorkelling and scuba diving (weather permitting)
  • Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Islands.
  • Snorkelling and scuba diving equipment included.
  • Fully equipped for scuba diving with Dive Instructor and compressor on board.
  • Freshly prepared meals on-board
  • All cabins and saloon area fully air-conditioned.
  • Fully covered aft deck to protect you from the tropical heat.
  • Licensed bar on board, Beer and Wine.
  • Relaxed tour with lots of in and out of water activities.

What’s included?

  • All snorkeling equipment.
  • Clean, fresh linen.
  • Host prepared meals.
  • Professional Dive Instruction for first-time divers.
  • 1st dive included in the ticket price


Reefsuite (Twin Room)

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Spend a magical night in Australia’s first underwater accommodation and have a front row seat to the dazzling underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

Be prepared for an intimate experience that will stay with you forever.

Moored offshore at Hardy Reef, 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach, Reefworld is the setting for your spectacular overnight Reefsuite experience. Relaunching in 2019, the revamped pontoon hosts day trippers, on-deck Reefsleep guests and a lucky few who’ll head below deck for a private, all-inclusive Reefsuite experience.

Begin your journey with a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to Hardy Reef onboard our high-speed vessel, arriving at the reef around 11am. After lunch, guests can snorkel, dive, swim or take a scenic helicopter flight to see famous Heart Reef (additional cost). Day visitors depart mid-afternoon and then overnight guests have Hardy Reef and Reefworld all to themselves.

Watch a stunning sunset with a drink in hand before enjoying a starlit long-table dinner on the pontoon’s upper deck. After dinner, Reefsuite guests can retreat to the privacy of their undersea accommodation. Sit back, relax and watch as the reef comes to life through the floor to ceiling windows.

Reefsuites give a whole new meaning to ‘a room with a view’ and you’ll awake to see the marine life going about another day on the world-heritage listed reef they call home. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an exclusive morning on the reef before heading home in the afternoon with memories that will stay with you forever.


Reefsuite (Single Room)

Dive

Spend a magical night in Australia’s first underwater accommodation and have a front-row seat to the dazzling underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

Be prepared for an intimate experience that will stay with you forever.

Moored offshore at Hardy Reef, 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach, Reefworld is the setting for your spectacular overnight Reefsuite experience. Relaunching in 2019, the revamped pontoon hosts day-trippers, on-deck Reefsleep guests and a lucky few who’ll head below deck for a private, all-inclusive Reefsuite experience.

Begin your journey with a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to Hardy Reef onboard our high-speed vessel, arriving at the reef around 11am. After lunch, guests can snorkel, dive, swim or take a scenic helicopter flight to see the famous Heart Reef (additional cost). Day visitors depart mid-afternoon and then overnight guests have Hardy Reef and Reefworld all to themselves.

Watch a stunning sunset with a drink in hand before enjoying a starlit long-table dinner on the pontoon’s upper deck. After dinner, Reefsuite guests can retreat to the privacy of their undersea accommodation. Sit back, relax and watch as the reef comes to life through the floor to ceiling windows.

Reefsuites give a whole new meaning to ‘a room with a view’ and you’ll awake to see the marine life going about another day on the world-heritage listed reef they call home. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an exclusive morning on the reef before heading home in the afternoon with memories that will stay with you forever.


Reefsuite (Double Room)

Dive

Spend a magical night in Australia’s first underwater accommodation and have a front-row seat to the dazzling underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

Be prepared for an intimate experience that will stay with you forever.

Moored offshore at Hardy Reef, 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach, Reefworld is the setting for your spectacular overnight Reefsuite experience. Relaunching in 2019, the revamped pontoon hosts day trippers, on-deck Reefsleep guests and a lucky few who’ll head below deck for a private, all-inclusive Reefsuite experience.

Begin your journey with a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to Hardy Reef onboard our high-speed vessel, arriving at the reef around 11am. After lunch, guests can snorkel, dive, swim or take a scenic helicopter flight to see famous Heart Reef (additional cost). Day visitors depart mid-afternoon and then overnight guests have Hardy Reef and Reefworld all to themselves.

Watch a stunning sunset with a drink in hand before enjoying a starlit long-table dinner on the pontoon’s upper deck. After dinner, Reefsuite guests can retreat to the privacy of their undersea accommodation. Sit back, relax and watch as the reef comes to life through the floor to ceiling windows.

Reefsuites give a whole new meaning to ‘a room with a view’ and you’ll awake to see the marine life going about another day on the world-heritage listed reef they call home. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an exclusive morning on the reef before heading home in the afternoon with memories that will stay with you forever.


Great Barrier Reef Adventure

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Spend a full day exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage-listed. Wander off the Queensland coast.

The journey here through the lush Whitsunday Islands will have you reaching for your camera – watch for migrating Humpback Whales between July and September – but underwater is really where the magic happens. Incredible numbers of bright tropical fish and more than 1,400 species of coral await.

Beyond the Whitsundays, your destination is Reefworld, our multilevel reef facility permanently moored 39 nautical miles from shore at spectacular Hardy Reef. Snorkel, swim, dive and explore – an undersea encounter with this amazing ecosystem is unforgettable. Or if you’d rather stay dry, experience the reef from our underwater observatory or take a ride in a semi-submarine. After a sumptuous buffet lunch, you’ll have more time to explore before you head back to shore with lifelong memories of this epic Australian icon.

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef
  • 4 hours at Hardy Reef
  • Snorkelling with all gear provided, including wetsuits and stinger suits
  • Access to underwater observatory
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Optional activities (own expense): guided snorkelling safaris and scuba diving


Double Island Dive Adventure

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Let Aqua 5 take you on a dive adventure around the 74 islands of the Whitsundays there’s something for everyone! Explore beautiful fringing coral reef teeming with marine life and colourful corals right next to he Great Barrier Reef marine park.

The Whitsundays has a large range of colourful tropical reef fish and diver favourites such as Maori wrasse, Queensland groupers ,Batfish, parrotfish and a vast range of angel and butterfly fish. All are good indicators of a healthy coral reef system found here.

Also commonly encountered on our dives are hawksbill turtles, olive sea snakes , featherstars , wobbiegong and reef sharks. And a personal favourite of ours is nudibranchs of the 700 species found in Australia a large range are found in the Whitsundays!

In the winter months Manta rays and humpback whales migrate to the Whitsundays and are not uncommon sights

All photos shown on our page are taken on our dives around the Whitsundays.

Here’s a selection of dive sites we love to dive!

Black Island – Island diving at it’s finest ! One of our favourite dive sites, Black Island offers a gentle drift dive along the reef slope close to the island. A very healthy and diverse range of hard and soft corals. Plenty of shallow caves, gullies and ledges to explore. Subject to some currents providing perfect conditions for lots of marine life.

Diving depth: 2-15 metres

Visibility: 2 – 15 metres

Snorkelling: At low tide


Discover Scuba Diving from Airlie Beach

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Try scuba diving for the first time in the stunning Whitsundays. Our Instructor will take you on an amazing underwater journey in the Whitsunday Islands.

Let Aqua 5 take you on a dive adventure around the 74 islands of the Whitsundays there’s something for everyone! Explore beautiful fringing coral reef teeming with marine life and colourful corals right next to he Great Barrier Reef marine park.

The Whitsundays has a large range of colourful tropical reef fish and diver favourites such as Maori Wrasse, Queensland groupers ,Batfish, parrotfish and a vast range of angel and butterfly fish. All are good indicators of a healthy coral reef system found here.

Also commonly encountered on our dives are hawksbill turtles, olive sea snakes , featherstars , wobbiegong and reef sharks. And a personal favourite of ours is nudibranchs of the 700 species found in Australia a large range are found in the Whitsundays!

In the winter months Manta rays and humpback whales migrate to the Whitsundays and are not uncommon sights

All photos shown on our page are taken on our dives around the Whitsundays.

Here’s a section of dive sites we love to dive!

Black Island – Island diving at it’s finest ! One of our favourite dive sites, Black Island offers a gentle drift dive along the reef slope close to the island. A very healthy and diverse range of hard and soft corals. Plenty of shallow caves, gullies and ledges to explore. Subject to some currents providing perfect conditions for lots of marine life.

Diving depth: 2-15 metres

Visibility: 2 – 15 metres

Snorkelling: At low tide


'Reef Experience' Snorkel & Dive Tour

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Reef Experience is in licensed to take 155 people to the Great Barrier Reef we cap those number at 100 for greater customer comfort. With the COVID Business plan in place, the passengers numbers have been reduced to 60 people maximum a day.

What’s Included in your day trip

  • All snorkel and scuba dive equipment hire is included in your trip along with one free scuba dive!*
  • Unlimited morning and afternoon snorkelling at two reef locations. Non-swimmer snorkel tours are also included throughout the day for those who require assistance in the water.
  • Glass bottom boat tours are a great way to witness life beneath the waves. (Glass bottom boat tours are weather permitting).
  • Breakfast bacon & egg rolls, lunch and afternoon tea, wine and biscuits are served. Dietary requirements will be met; please advise upon booking. All food is locally sourced and prepared fresh by our onboard chef.
  • The interactive Marine Biology Presentation is a great way to learn about the marine life from our resident, onboard expert as you journey to your first reef destination.

For those staying in the Cairns Business District area, bus transfers to and from your accommodation to the boat are included in your day trip.

Unlike other operators we include mandatory reef tax and fuel levies for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the trip cost, so there won’t be extra hidden charges on the day.

Tea & coffee served throughout the day except during journey times.
Sun cream is provided onboard free of charge.

What to bring:

Cash or credit card for purchases of snacks from the bar / souvenirs for sale onboard, underwater camera hire or additional scuba dives.Towel, sun hat, swimming clothes, sunscreen. Wetsuits are available onboard free of charge. Proof of certification if you are a certified scuba diver.

Optional extras

  • 2nd Intro dive ($65)
  • 2nd Certified dive ($55)
  • Guided dives ($15)
  • Marine bio guided snorkel tour ($25)
  • Prescription masks ($10)