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Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour

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Shute Harbour, Australia
Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour
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icon1 hour 10 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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If you’d like to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet, this 70-minute glass-bottomed boat tour is ideal. Suitable for kids, grandparents, and everyone in between, you’ll see tropical fish, amazing coral, turtles, and other sea life at the reefs near Airlie Beach. Learn about the marine ecosystem through live on-board commentary.
  • Pick-up from Base Backpackers is included
  • Chill out and escape the heat on a shaded boat
  • Safety equipment is provided
  • A fun and informative tour that’s suitable for the whole family
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FREE Pick up from Base Backpackers
70 Minute guided Glass Bottom Boat Discovery Tour
Funny and informative commentary about the reef
Fully shaded vessel
All safety equipment
Parking Fees
Restroom on board
  • Shute Harbour , Shute Harbour QLD 4802, Australia

    If your meeting there please arrive to Shute harbor marina terminal 15 mins prior to departure time.

  • 336 Shute Harbour Rd , 336 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

    if meeting in Airlie Beach. please meet at Base back packers. 336 Shute Harbor road 30 minutes before tour departure time.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Passengers must be fit and able to board / Disembark unaided.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Pioneer Adventures Whitsundays
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on sanitization during Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour.

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    • "Nice tour for children as they enjoyed looking for fish ." See review


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    Lovely Staff
    , May 2022
    Loved the friendliness and knowledge of the staff! Could not have been more helpful and informative.
    Glass bottom coral
    , May 2022
    The guys running it were fantastic The coral was beautiful to see so much of it so close to the main land of Airlie beach. Just fantastic
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thanks Nina for the wonderful feedback on your Glass Bottom boat tour. Hope to see you again one day for another adventure!
    Me and the young autistic...
    , May 2022
    Me and the young autistic lad I care for Alex had a an awsome time would recommend this experience to everyone.. awsome staff very informative and friendly
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thank you Jo for the great feedback and recommendation! Happy to hear you had a awesome time with Alex. Look forward to seeing you next time for another adventure!
    Excellent cruise
    , Apr 2022
    Pleasantly surprised. The cruise was amazing thanks to the knowledge of the skipper who had a marine biology degree. She was so knowledgeable and interesting to listen to on all things reef and islands. She also knew the best places to take us. Would have given 5star if we had seen a turtle!
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thank you Jill for taking the time out, and giving us great feedback! Nat is amazing and has a lot of interesting knowledge about the marine life. Thank you for choosing Pioneer Adventures.
    Fantastic trip
    , Apr 2022
    A great experience for kids. Not too long and seeing the coral is beautiful! We even got to see turtles peeking their heads out of the ocean in the wild.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Wow!! Sounds like you truly had a great experience. Thank you for sharing and the great rating! Hope to see you again someday!
    The bus picked my family...
    , Apr 2022
    The bus picked my family up fro Our accommodation at the NRMA HOLIDAY PARK and took us to the tour for the Glass bottom boat experience. The tour guide was very accommodating and had very good knowledge of the area and species of marine life.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Thank you for taking the time to review your recent tour with us! We delighted to hear we could accommodate for you and the family. Hope to see you again someday for another adventure!
    Wonder what lives in the ocean at Airlie Beach ?n
    , Mar 2022
    It was interesting to see the different corals in the ocean and find out that they actually fight with each other for territory. We have seen diffdrent colourful fish. Our guide was very informative, very knowledgeble
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Thank you for the review! Sounds like you had a wonderful time learning about the different corals and fish. Hope to see you again some day for anther adventure!
    , Jan 2022
    We had an absolute ball on this tour! Both the guide and the shuttle driver were very friendly and informative, and neither of them got annoyed by my sons 100 questions! Absolutely loved it, seen a huge amount of reef and was even lucky enough to see a few turtles and jellyfish! Will definitely come again.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Wow, turtles and jellyfish what an amazing experience! We are thrilled you had a great tour, it was an absolute ball answering your son's questions. Looking forward to seeing you again!
    Staff were friendly and...
    , Dec 2021
    Staff were friendly and the tour was informative and very enjoyable. It was wonderful to see the coral, fish and even some turtles
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Thank you for the lovely review. It sounds like you had a magical time. Hope to see you again some day for another adventure.
    Informative staff, very enjoyable
    , Dec 2021
    Our 3 year old wanted to go on a boat so decided to do the glass bottomed boat tour. Very informative, kids enjoyed.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Couldn't be happier knowing the kids enjoyed themselves! Thank you for choosing us! We can't wait to welcome you back!

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