Mission Beach Reef Cruise & Dive
Visit 2 different Reef locations in one day on board with "Reef Goddess"- designed with your safety and comfort in mind offering spacious deck areas, hot showers, toilets, sun deck and a very well designed rear deck for entering and exiting the water. Diving & Snorkeling is available all fully guided. Reef locations are chosen on the day to maximise your Great Barrier Reef experience.
Included in your day at the Reef
Tea & coffee
Fresh muffins on the way out
Face mask, snorkel, fins (stinger suits in season)
Free snorkel briefing and training
Full buffet lunch, BBQ, salads, prawns, bread rolls & fruit
Kids club in the galley for the way home
Available for hire or purchase on board:
Merchandise - Hats & Stubby Coolers
Wetsuits (included with diving)
Fully licensed bar onboard
Ful Day Dunk Island:
Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi operates from Wongaling Beach and is a quick & easy way to get to Dunk Island in comfort in their custom designed 10 metre long vessel with seating for up to 24 passengers. The day trip is all made easier by the great team at the Mission Beach Water Taxi who are friendly and always ready to help out.
Having been in operation since 1975, the Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi offers transfers daily to one of Australia’s most beautiful tropical island destinations, Dunk Island. Simply a short 10 minute ride in their fully enclosed 10 metre vessel, over the azure blue waters of the Coral Sea and you can sink your feet into the sand and enjoy this remarkable island for the day.
Renowned the world over as a unique tropical rainforest island, Dunk Island offers the day visitor beautiful walking tracks, breathtaking scenery, stunning views, great snorkelling and excellent camping facilities.
Day 1: Wongaling Beach
Day 2: Mission Beach
Day 1: 8:30 AM
Day 2: 9 AM
Day 1: 4:30pm mainland Mission Beach
Day 2: Returns 3:30pm same day.
Day 1: Mission Beach Reef Cruise & Dive
8.30 - 9:00 AM - You will begin your adventure to the Great Barrier Reef from our beachfront office at Wongaling Beach where you will board Island Spirit from the beach. Wear your swimmers as you have to walk through water to your knees to board. Just a quick 10 minute transfer will land you onto beautiful Dunk Island where you will board 'MV Reef Goddess'. 'Island Spirit' is a fully enclosed custom built passenger transfer vessel designed specifically for beach landing.
9.30 AM - After introductions and safety briefing from your captain, we depart Brammo Bay at Dunk Island and head off to the East sitting on 18 knots reaching our first reef location in under 1 1/2 hours.
11:00 AM- In the water at our first Outer Great Barrier Reef location (locations are determined on the day to suit weather conditions). You will have an hour exploring our untouched reefs with our crew on hand to assist with your gear and getting going. Our free snorkel briefing will cover what to do and what not to do to ensure your safety and enjoyment at the reef.
12:00 PM - Depart for a 1/2 hour cruise to our second snorkel location and lunch preparation.
12.30 PM - Arrive at our second location where the ship's captain will cook your BBQ lunch served alongside fresh prawns, salads and fresh tropical fruit. After your well earned lunch, onto the second of our snorkel and dive explorations. Another hour of learning, seeing and experiencing one of the world's natural wonders.
3:00 PM - After more snorkelling or diving your crew will 'up anchor' and head for home back to Dunk Island.
4.30 PM - Transfers onboard 'Island Spirit' for a quick trip to mainland Mission Beach
Day 2: Water Taxi to Dunk Island
Dunk Island’s lush rainforest, dense flora and fauna offers a variety of wildlife, the blue Ulysses butterfly, mammals and about 150 species of birds, including rare and vulnerable seabirds. The spectacular island also offers a large variety of marine life in the reefs, including crabs, shellfish, sea turtles, fish, dugongs and colourful corals.
As well as magical walking tracks and secluded beaches, Dunk Island also offers toilet and shower amenities on the spit and fantastic campgrounds with BBQ facilities, so upon finishing your walks, you can unpack the picnic in the Day Use Area and spend the rest of the day relaxing under the shade of the palm trees. Stop in at the Sunset Bar for lunch and a couple of cold drinks after a wander up Mount Kootaloo!
The Fine Print
Please bring hats, sunscreen, towels, swimmers, dry change of clothes, jumper/jacket on cooler days & cash for onboard sales.
Please note: certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland. This includes, but is not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Please contact us directly to discuss your suitability for diving.
The minimum age for scuba diving in Queensland is 12 years