Uber rolls out submarine rides in Great Barrier Reef

This underwater ride is the first of its kind and will offer an unfiltered lens at the Great Barrier Reef

Tourism Events Queensland is partnering Uber to launch scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine experience, in the Great Barrier Reef.

scUber will also support the ongoing protection and conservation of the world’s largest coral reef system through Uber’s partnership with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef.

This underwater ride is the first of its kind and will offer an unfiltered lens at the Great Barrier Reef

From May 27 to June 18, scUber will be available for a limited number of riders to request through the Uber app.

The scUber experience will be rolled out in Heron Island, off the coast of Gladstone in the Southern Great Barrier Reef region from May 27, before moving to the coast of Port Douglas in Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef region from June 9.

Priced at A$3,000 (US$2,073) for two riders, the experience includes:
– pickup and drop off from rider’s location with the Uber app;
– 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;
– a half-day snorkel and tour of the Great Barrier Reef

Tourism Events Queensland’s CEO, Leanne Coddington, commented: “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.”

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