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Fantasea Cruises Pty Ltd

Fantasea Cruises is the largest day cruise operator in the Whitsunday region, operating cruises throughout the magnificent Whitsunday Islands and to the Great Barrier Reef. Fantasea Cruises prides itself on its quality products and excellence in service. Their fleet of modern, air-conditioned, high-speed catamarans provide a smooth and comfortable passage to the outer Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands.

Fantasea Cruises offers a Great Barrier Reef Cruise to Fantasea Reefworld which is a permanently moored adventure platform on the Great Barrier Reef, Reefsleep which is an overnight stay at Reefworld on the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach Cruises which is seven kilometres of glistening white silica sand surrounded by crystal clear waters. There’s also a Whitsunday Islands Cruises, which is a daily cruise to Hamilton Island, Daydream Island Resort and Spa and Long Island. Blue Ferries is an inter island ferry services throughout the Whitsunday Islands and there’s Whale Watching from mid July to mid September.

Islands that utilise these services for day cruises to the Great Barrier Reef are Hamilton Island Resort, Daydream Island Resort, Long Island Resort Club Crocodile and Club Med Lindeman Island.

All departures commence from Shute Harbour so mainland accommodation houses are also well catered for.

Touring Options

Whitehaven Beach Two Island Cruise

The only way to truly experience two of the Whitsundays wonderful icons is in style and comfort aboard a large, high-speed and air-conditioned Fantasea Cruises catamaran.

A visit to cosmopolitan Hamilton Island is a definite Whitsundays must-do! Hamilton Island is the largest resort in the South Pacific, and boasts an exciting mix of things to see and do.

Picturesque Whithaven Beach is one of the Whitsundays premier natural attractions – seven kilometres of glistening white silca sand complemented by crystal clear waters.

Fantasea Cruises experience at Whitehaven Beach is exactly what each individual wants it to be.


Imagine experiencing all the splendour of the Great Barrier Reef at night. The brightness of the stars twinkling in the sky above, the moonlit crystal waters gently lapping against spectacular coral walls, and that unique feeling of peace and tranquility one can only experience when secluded on this natural wonder that stretches some 2500 kilometres.

Encompassing two days and one night at Reefworld. Reefsleep accommodates a maximum of six guests only and allows you to enjoy the solitude and tranquility of the Great Barrier Reef in a decidedly individual environment.

Great Barrier Reef Cruise to Reefworld

Travel aboard a large, high-speed, air-conditioned catamaran to the idyllic Great Barrier Reef for a day of unsurpassed adventure. Reefworld, located at Hardy Reef, is your base for exploring this natural wonder. Hardy Reef is one of the most beautiful and prolific of nature’s coral gardens, confirmed by the vibrant coral and abundance of marine life experienced whilst snorkelling or diving.

Tour the reef without getting wet aboard the large spacious semi-submersibles and learn from informative commentary delivered by experienced Reef Interpreters.

Activites and Experiences at Fantasea Cruises Pty Ltd

  • Aussie Host
  • National Ecotourism Certification Program (EcoCertification)
  • Cruising
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Water-based
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Car park Available at departure point for a charge.
  • Checkin Desk
  • Public Transport Bus transfer included in cruise cost.
  • Public phone
  • Public toilet Toilets available on all cruises.
  • Taxi rank At Shute Harbour Jetty.
  • Waiting Area
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Cruise
  • Diving
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Honeymoon
  • Island
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Marine
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Reef
  • Relaxation
  • Water based
  • World Heritage
  • German
  • Japanese
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Group
  • Luxury
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Romantic
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Wedding
  • Tourism Whitsundays
  • Sunlover Holidays
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning Cruise vessel is air-conditioned.
  • Commentary Informative commentary provided.
  • Drop off
  • Meal Lunch, complimentary tea and coffee – Whitehaven Beach Two island Cruise and Great Barrier Reef Cruise to Reefworld. Two lunches, one evening meal plus wine, one breakfast, two morning and afternoon teas – Reefsleep. Morning, afternoon tea and buffet lunch – Coral Adventure Cruise.
  • Pickup
  • Resource Material
  • Toilet
  • Coach Transfers to Shute Harbour.
  • Motor Vessel High speed catamaran.

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