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Airlie Beach Glass Bottom Boat Tour

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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icon1 hour 10 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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

Departure Point

336 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

Outside base backpackers on the main street of Airlie beach 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • please meet at base back packers 30 minutes before tour departure time.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 93 steps to get onto glass bottom boat Currently, Shute Harbour is going through a major construction until October 15, 2021, there will be 93 steps we have to go down to get to the boat and the same number of steps on return from the boat. All guests need to be aware of this and need to be Physically fit to get up and down the stairs (no strollers, no walkers, or major health problems)
  • 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
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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


57 Reviews

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Good little tour.
, Oct 2021
A good little tour of Shute bay. Be ideal for older couples and young kids that aren’t keen on snorkelling. My only negative was the boat captain was sort of taking pot luck on where he was going.
Magical 90 minutes on the glass bottom boat
, Oct 2021
Seeing the turtles approaching the boat, it was magical. The island’s are breathtaking & the fish & coral life amazing x
Coral galore
, Oct 2021
We had a lovely time and the staff were great. The only small downside was limited visibility due to the prevailing winds and nothing they could control. We saw some beautiful living coral and the staff were knowledgeable about what we were seeing
I liked the seeing the...
, Sep 2021
I liked the seeing the reefs and the turtle s and a little bit biit about the island it was a great experience
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Sep 2021
The crew were amazing, the banter between them was entertaining and we saw turtles, fish and beautiful coral.
Fun and interesting
, Aug 2021
Relaxed and informative. People running the tour were friendly happy to share details and interesting facts.
, Jul 2021
Disappointed with the viewing of the reef and the organizing was also poor. Tour operators seemed tired and unmotivated, maybe the time of day that the tour was and that should not have been the case. Also, noticed on further research that we could have paid less for the same tour.
Glass bottom boat
, Jul 2021
Great experience. Tour guide was awesome and went out of his way to try find us turtles. Was all round a good experience. Only downside was expected to at least leave the harbour so for what it was, I thought was expensive. But still a good experience.
Awesome Experience
, Jul 2021
Awesome experience, amazing to see the coral and sea life just under the boat, great for families and groups and couples! I will never forget this experience over the Great Barrier reef.
Great Service
, Jul 2021
This was a reasonably priced trip with pick up and drop off included. Customer service is great and got to see plenty of reef and fish. One of the cleanest viewing windows I have seen on a glass bottom boat. Highly recommend

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