Water activity

Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

4.4 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: Pioneer Adventures

Airlie Beach: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

Activity provider: Pioneer Adventures

From US$ 55.91 per person

See local coral reefs and marine life on a glass-bottom boat tour of Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Look down on coral reefs and tropical fish from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat
  • Take a photo opportunity at the stunning lookouts of Shute Harbour
  • Discover and learn about the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Marine Park
Full description
See the wonders of the Whitsundays without getting in the water. Cruise around the best coral reefs around Airlie Beach with your family or friends on a tour that is suitable for all ages.  Enjoy a photo opportunity stop at Lions Lookout prior to your departure. Marvel at the views over the harbor and the stunning Whitsunday Islands and add a charming portrait to your holiday photo collection. Then, venture out on a glass-bottom boat that is fully shaded from the sun. Discover breathtaking coral worlds and marine wildlife such as turtles, rays, and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish. Explore the valuable ecosystem that lives within the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Get up close and personal with a spectrum of vibrant hard and soft coral and underwater critters as you cruise through the idyllic islands. Listen to funny and informative commentary about the reef from your guide.
  • 1-hour guided boat tour
  • Commentary
  • All safety equipment
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Please meet at the Shute Harbor Marine Terminal before departure.

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    What to bring

    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Walking frames
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 73 reviews

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    If you're looking for an easy, fun activity to do with the kids, this is a great option. Our guide was fantastic and knowledgeable and it was fun being able to view the coral reef, learn new things and hear the excitement from the kids spotting fish and more so, when we got to see the turtles! A must do for the family vacay.

    July 10, 2021

    The glass bottom boat experience was nice and calm, despite the windy weather.We each had good visibility and working out to put phone cameras flat on the bottom of the glass. We saw heaps of different corals, matched to the commentary. Maybe we could have stopped to get a better photo.

    June 29, 2021

    Great staff who were very happy to answer any questions. Very informative and went the extra mile. They were great with the kids, letting them feed the fish and drive the boat. Did a tour of Shute Haven to look at lovely houses and views as an extra at the end. Took over 2 hours from pickup til getting off the boat. Water was a bit unclear so the colour of the coral was a bit disappointing. Saw lots of different types of coral and all was explained.

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    January 24, 2021

    Product ID: 383163