There’s a new way to visit the Great Barrier Reef and it’s all thanks to the incredible partnership between Citizens Of the Great Barrier Reef and Uber.
The launch of scUber – the world’s first ride share submarine on our Reef which is the world’s largest living structure as a biodiverse playground, can also be experienced until June 18 through the Uber app.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience will offer riders an unfiltered lens to Australia’s underwater icon making our beautiful Reef accessible to everyone!
Uber’s partnership with the not for profit, Citizens Of The Great Barrier Reef, will focus on supporting several initiatives including their Reef Tracks program and the Great Reef Census through a financial and resource investment program.
“In late 2018, consumer research identified that exploring the Great Barrier Reef in a submarine was the most desired future travel experience sought by visitors. scUber makes this wish a reality and reaffirms Queensland tourism’s commitment to providing locals and visitors alike with truly remarkable ways to explore nature’s wonderland. We’re thrilled to partner with Uber to showcase the beauty of the reef through this innovative experience. In addition, we’re giving several adventure seeking travellers from around the globe, the chance to win a scUber experience for two as part of a global travel competition launched today.”Tourism and Events Queensland’s Chief Executive Officer, Leanne Coddington
The scUber experience is available on Heron Island, off the coast of Gladstone in the Southern Great Barrier Reef region from May 27, before moving to Agincourt Reef off the coast of Port Douglas in Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef region from June 9. Availability is strictly limited. It costs $3,000 AUD for two riders and includes:
- Pickup from your location with the Uber app;
- Return scenic helicopter ride to either Heron Island (for riders requesting from Gladstone) or the Quicksilver Cruises pontoon off the coast of Port Douglas (for riders requesting from Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove);
- One hour ride in a scUber submarine;
- Return trip back to your original pickup address with Uber.
To celebrate the launch, Queensland and Uber are offering this exceptional bucket-list experience to one lucky winner and a friend from each of the following countries: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, New Zealand and Australia. To enter the competition, go to scUberQueensland.com and explain in 25 words or less why you should experience the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef with scUber.
Find out more about Citizens of The Great Barrier Reef by watching this Game Changers interview with the CEO and Founder Andy Ridley, here: