Glass Bottom Boat Tour on the Great Barrier Reef

Visitors come far and wide to see the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the world. With miles and miles of crystal clear water and millions of reef structures to explore, the Great Barrier Reef has been a must-see destination for years. There are plenty ways to explore the reef, and booking a tour on a glass bottom boat is a great option.

Glass bottom boat tours are a fantastic way to see what’s going on underwater without having to immerse yourself in the water. The see-through bottom of the boat allows you to view the sea floor and the living creatures in their natural habitat. These tours are perfect for people who enjoy being on the water, rather than in. Tour guides provide entertaining and interesting information about that area, the sea creatures and marine life, and the history of the reef. It’s not uncommon to see turtles, schools of fish, and sometimes dolphins!

The glass bottom boat has been around since the 1930’s, taking visitors out to Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef to view the sea life below. Now, there are a variety of tour groups that take thousands of tourists out each year to experience the reef from above.

There are options to take a night tour, where the bottom of the boat is light with ultraviolet lights so guests can see the coral polyps alive after dark. This has become one of the most popular tours in the Great Barrier Reef, as the boat trip gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see living sea creatures in a different light.

If you’re excited to jump in the water, some tour groups and boats are equipped with snorkel and scuba gear. Most of the activities are included in the price and those who are certified scuba divers can explore the reef in depth fully immersed underwater.

Majority of the glass bottom boat tours are located in Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. But if you’re not stationed in Cairns, there are a few companies in Port Douglas and Mission Beach that operate glass bottom boat tours all year round.

If you plan to visit one of Australia’s most greatest beauties, plan to book a glass bottom boat tour to venture out and see the reef’s residents in action without having to get wet!

Try the Glass Bottom Boat Tour on our Great Barrier Reef Tours.