Cruise Whitsundays Knuckle Reef Day Cruise
This is Awesome!
If you are thinking of taking a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef while visiting the Whitsundays, don't hesitate to book a day trip on the fabulous Cruise Whitsundays vessel Seaflight. Seaflight is a state of the art cruising catamaran that was purpose built for the Whitsundays waters. You won't regret cruising to the Great Barrier Reef with Cruise Whitsundays.
Cruise Whitsundays operates a permanent pontoon at Knuckle Reef Lagoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Located 95 kms from the mainland, Knuckle reef is home to over 200 species of marine life and 150 species of soft and hard coral.
By far the predominate coral at Knuckle Reef is large plate corals and sweeping gardens of staghorn coral. Snorkelling on the reef is an adventure you will never forget. It's beauty is almost beyond description. It is the Great Barrier Reef that you want to see and Knuckle Reef is a great representation of what the great Barrier Reef is all about.
You leave at 8.00am from Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, with pickups available from Daydream Island and Hayman Island. It takes roughly 21/2 to 3 hours to cruise the 95 kms, reaching Knuckle reef near 11.00am. The whistle is blown to reboard Seaflight for the return cruise at 2.30 pm, so you have plenty of time to enjoy all the fabulous activities at Knuckle reef Pontoon. You return to Airlie Beach around 6.00pm.
What is very impressive is the moment you board the vessel in the morning, a crew member greets you, another makes you a coffee or tea, another gives you a biscuit and you feel special for the rest of the day. Staff members come around and personally inform you of the activities that you can join, making sure you know what is available so you can get the most out of your day on the Great Barrier Reef.
You can book helicopter flights or introductory and certified dives prior to reaching the pontoon, which saves time once you arrive. Planning ahead is recommended so you can enjoy the most you can once at Knuckle Reef.
For those who don't want to get wet, there is semi submarine cruises, glass bottom boat coral viewing, the pontoons underwater viewing observatory and fabulous helicopter flights.
I strongly recommend at least one flight over the Great Barrier Reef in your life time. You really get the full picture of what the Great Barrier Reef is from the air. The absolute magnitude and beauty of the reef from the air is awesome. Not forgetting that it is also the only way you can see the beautiful Heart Reef, which is not far by helicopter from Knuckle Reef.
Everything is so well organized by Cruise Whitsundays that before you know it, unfortunately it's time to head home. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, everything is done with a minimum of fuss. The staff are cool, full of life and go the extra mile to make your day special.
I highly recommend this cruise to one and all. I live in Airlie Beach and as a Whitsundays resident, this is the cruise on which I take my family. Knuckle Reef is really beautiful and Cruise Whitsundays looks after you all day. It doesn't get better than this.
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