Your tour begins by boarding a luxury catamaran directly from the ship. Traveling to Hardy Reef, you will drop anchor and transfer to the pontoon which is designated for your exclusive use. Here, an underwater world of exquisite beauty in the world's richest marine habitat is waiting for you to discover.
Step aboard a semi-submersible ride for breathtaking views of colorful fish and intricate coral reef gardens. The inviting aquamarine waters are sure to provide a tempting attraction for those wishing to swim with a mask and snorkel and snorkeling equipment is provided. Optional scuba diving and special escorted snorkeling tours are available at an extra charge, as well as an assortment of souvenirs.
Your pontoon conveniently offers an underwater viewing chamber so that you may view the beautiful coral and the magnificent array of fish without getting wet. For your further enjoyment, a delicious morning tea and coffee will be served at the pontoon. Soft drinks will be available, and Australian wine and local beer will also be available for purchase on the return trip.
Following approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours at the pontoon, your catamaran will make the 90 minute return journey back to the ship.
Please note: This tour is not exclusively for ship guests. It is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those prone to motion sickness. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their own level of ability as it is likely that assistance will be necessary. Natural sailing conditions may create some rolling and pitching of the vessel, and guests must accept responsibility for their movement around the vessel, particularly if consuming alcohol. It is strongly recommended that guests wear a swimsuit, comfortable, flat, rubber-soled walking shoes and bring a hat, sunglasses, sun screen and a towel. This tour is designated as non-smoking.
Guests taking part in any swimming activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. Swimming ability and capability is the responsibility of each guest and if in doubt, please consult a physician. Consumption of alcohol before or during water activities is not recommended. No responsibility will be taken for guests who have consumed alcoholic beverages prior to water activities.
Do not bring valuable items such as jewelry as there are no security lockers available on the catamaran or the pontoon. It is suggested that you bring along a credit card or Australian cash for purchasing any optional items.