Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia Cruise Port

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We never actually make it to the beach here. We went diving off the Great Barrier Reef. The catamaran picked up us right off of the ship and took us to and from the reef.


The trip to the Great Barrier Reef was 2 hours each way through somewhat heavy seas. If you are at all queasy, take seasick pills before the trip. Several people on the boat were very sick and did not share in the experience.

Visited: Apr 20, 2016

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Yes, my 1 star review is to get attention to the problem. It is a huge challenge, if not impossible to book Independent tours in Airlie Beach. Most operators will not deal with cruise ship passengers. They all leave port between 8am and 9am. Cruise ship folk really don’t start arriving till after 9:00. The cruise ships really need to offer more excursions (in my case it was scuba, and Voyager of the Seas had zero scuba excursions).

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