Registered Reef Tourism Operators

Registered Great Barrier Reef Operators​

Below is a list of commercial reef tourism operators who have registered with the program and provide experiences throughout the Great Barrier Reef. Additionally, you can download the file below (PDF).

If you are a commercial reef tourism operator and would like more information on how to become involved in the Great Barrier Reef Education Experience Program, please visit the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport website.

Note below:
High Standard Tourism Operators – recognised by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for operating in an ecologically sustainable manner and are independently certified by environmental certification schemes, Ecotourism Australia and Earth Check. 

Best of Queensland Experience – Experiences that best bring the Queensland story to life and consistently deliver an exceptional customer experience, based on an independent set of criteria that incorporates online customer reviews, responds to consumer expectations, and reflects industry best practice. 

Master Reef Guide – recognised as the world’s leading reef guides, interpreters and story tellers sharing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The Master Reef Guide program is delivered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators and Tourism and Events Queensland

Eye on the Reef is an environmental monitoring, education and stewardship program run by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in partnership with visitors to the Reef.

LocationReef Experience NameMax Group sizeAll agesLower Primary (ages 5 - 9)

Upper Primary (ages 10 - 12)

Junior secondary (ages 12 - 15)

Senior secondary (ages 15+)

High Standard Tourism OperatorBest of Qld ExperienceOffers Master Reef Guide-led experiencesOffers Marine Biologist-led experiencesOffers Indigenous Sea Ranger-led experiencesOffers Eye on the Reef or other Citizen Science activitiesFor bookings and enquiries
Cape Tribulation

Ocean Safari

25

Yes

YesYesYesYesYesYes


Yes


Yes

T: 07 4098 0006

E: jan@oceansafari.com.au

Port Douglas

Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise

200Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

YesYes

Yes

Yes


Yes

T: 07 4087 2100

E: reservations@quicksilver-cruises.com

Port Douglas

Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise

80Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

YesYes

Yes

Yes


Yes

T: 07 4087 2100

E: reservations@quicksilver-cruises.com

Port Douglas

ABC Snorkel Charters

20




YesYesYesYes


Yes



T: 07 4099 6243

E: Info@abcsnorkelcharters.com.au

Port Douglas

Sailaway

45



YesYesYesYesYesYesYes


Yes

T: 07 40 994 200

E: info@sailawayportdouglas.com

Port Douglas

Wavelength Reef Cruises

55



YesYesYesYesYesYesYes


Yes

T: 07 4099 5031

E: info@wavelength.com.au

Port Douglas

Cairns

Fitzroy Island Resort - Great Barrier Reef Youth Champion

40Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


YesYesYes


Yes

T: 0432 606 981

E: tourguide@fitzroyisland.com

Port Douglas

Cairns

GBR Biology Education - ExperienceCo - operating on:

Reef Magic Cruises

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

Fitzroy Island Adventures

Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel

Calypso

110

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

T: 0490 934 602

E: s.gray@experienceco.com

Cairns

Divers Den and Frankland Island Reef Cruises

20



YesYesYesYes

Yes

Yes




T: 07 4046 7333

E: info@diversden.com.au

Cairns

Down Under Cruise and Dive Evolution Full Day Reef Cruise Snorkel Package

35




YesYesYesYesYesYes


Yes

T: 07 4052 8300

E: reservations@downunderdive.com.au

Cairns

Great Adventures Great Barrier Reef Cruise

110Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

YesYesYesYes


Yes

T: 07 4044 9944

E: res@greatadventures.com.au

Cairns

Great Adventures Green Island

150Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

YesYes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

T: 07 4044 9944

E: res@greatadventures.com.au

Cairns

Ocean Free Sail to the Great Barrier Reef & Green Island

28





YesYesYesYesYes


Yes

T: 07 4052 1111

E: info@oceanfree.com.au

Cairns

Ocean Freedom Cruise to Upolu Cay & Upolu Reef

28





YesYesYesYesYes


Yes

T: 07 4052 1111

E: info@oceanfree.com.au

Cairns

Passions of Paradise Reef Tours

90





YesYesYesYesYes


Yes

T: 07 4041 1600

E: reservations@passions.com.au

Cairns

Saltwater Club First Nations Maritime Cultural Heritage Adventures

60Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes




Yes


T: 1300 278 946

E: mike@saltwaterclub.life

Cairns

Seastar Cruises

36



YesYesYesYesYes


Yes


Yes

T: 0400 633 164

E: peter@seastarcruises.com.au

Cairns

Sunlover Reef Cruises - Marine Biologist For A Day

100

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

YesYesYesYes


Yes

T: 0439 850 282

E: sales@sunlover.com.au

Mission Beach

Mission Beach Dive

40Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Yes





T: 07 4068 8240

E: info@missionbeachdive.com

Mission Beach

Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi

24Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Yes





T: 07 4068 8310

E: info@missionbeachwatertaxi.com

Townsville / Magnetic Island

Aquascene Charters - Magnetic Island Discovery Tour

24Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

YesYesYes



Yes

T: 0439 785 216

E: hello@aquascenecharters.com.au

Townsville / Magnetic Island

Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive

55Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

YesYesYesYes


Yes

T: 07 4724 0600

E: info@adrenalindive.com.au

Whitsundays Mackay

Marine Classroom Eco Expedition - SV Whitehaven

21





YesYesYesYes



Yes

T: 0408198123

E: admin@svwhitehaven.com.au

Whitsundays

Atlantic Clipper

54



YesYesYesYesYesYes



Yes

T: 07 49402000

E: enquiries@whitsailing.com

Whitsundays

Coral Sea Sailing Adventures

20



YesYesYesYesYes





T: 0432 573 505

E: info@summertime-whitsundays.com

Whitsundays

Cruise Whitsundays

180Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

YesYesYesYes



T: 07 4846 7000

E: groups@cruisewhitsundays.com

Whitsundays

Daydream Island Resort Reef Restoration and Living Reef Education Program

60Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes



Yes


Yes

T: 1800 888 288

E: meetings@daydreamisland.com

Whitsundays

Explore Whitsundays - Sailing Adventures operating on:

Solway Lass

Southern Cross

Whitsunday Bullet

Siska

Boomerang

28



YesYesYesYesYes


Yes


Yes

T: 07 4967 7555

E: info@explorewhitsundays.com

Whitsundays

New Horizon

32



YesYesYesYesYesYes



Yes

T: 07 49402000

E: enquiries@whitsailing.com

Whitsundays

Ocean Rafting

200Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

YesYesYesYes


Yes

T: 07 4946 6848

E: tours@oceanrafting.com.au

Whitsundays

OzSail Whitsundays

27Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

YesYes





T: 0499 697 245 (OzSail)

E: bookings@ozsail.com.au

Whitsundays

Matador Whitsundays

27Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Yes





T: 0417 158 838 (Matador)

E: bookings@matadorwhitsunday.com.au

Whitsundays

Pioneer Adventures Whitsundays

60

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Yes





T: 0400 618 102

E: luke@pioneeradventures.com.au

Whitsundays

Prosail Whitsundays

57



YesYesYes


Yes





T: 0468 921 126

E: operations@prosail.com.au

Whitsundays

Providence Sailing

24



YesYesYesYesYes




Yes

T: 0427 882 062

E: info@providencesailing.com.au

Whitsundays

Red Cat Adventures

102

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

YesYesYesYes


Yes

T: (07) 4946 4444

E: immerse@redcatadventures.com.au

Whitsundays

Salty Dog Sea Kayaking

50




YesYes


Yes





T: 07 4946 1388

E: info@saltydog.com.au

Whitsundays

Wings Sailing Charters Whitsundays

21



YesYesYesYesYes





T: 0418 757 088

E: info@wings.com.au

Whitsundays

ZigZag Whitsundays

30



YesYesYes


YesYesYes


Yes

T: 07 4813 9007

E: bookings@zigzagwhitsundays.com.au

Whitsundays

Ocean Dynamics

80

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

T: 0499 862 021

E: info@oceand.com.au

Yeppoon / GKI

Freedom Fast Cats

120Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


YesYes



Yes

T: 07 4933 6888

E: info@freedomfastcats.com

Yeppoon / GKI

Keppel Dive Great Keppel Island Watersports and Activities

90Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Yes



Yes

T: 0439 797 733

E: info@greatkeppelwatersports.com.au

Gladstone / Town of 1770

Great Barrier Reef Eco Tours 1770

reef tour to Lady Musgrave Island

120



YesYesYesYesYes




Yes

T: 0428 598 997

E: katrina@1770reef.com.au

Gladstone / Town of 1770

Heron Island Resort

120

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

T: 0417 449 481

E: sales.australia@aldestahotels.com

Bundaberg

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

50

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Yes

T: 07 5628 2637

E: larissa@ladyelliot.com.au

Bundaberg

Lady Musgrave Experience ‐ Lady Musgrave Island Full Day Tours & Lady Musgrave HQ Pontoon Eco Reef Accommodation

140

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

T: (07) 4151 5225

E: bookings@ladymusgraveexperience.com.au

Cairns Townsville / Magnetic Island Whitsundays Mackay Capricorn Gladstone Bundaberg

Science Under Sail

22



YesYesYes




Yes


Yes

T: 0437 737 656

E: info@scienceundersail.com.au