Queensland and Uber have partnered to create scUber, one of the world’s first rideshare submarines on the Great Barrier Reef which will be available from 27 May to 18 June. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will offer riders an unfiltered lens to the world’s largest living structure, exclusively through the Uber app, all in support of the ongoing protection and conservation of the Reef.

Tourism and Events Queensland’s Chief Executive Officer Leanne Coddington says it serves as a way to explore nature. “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,” Coddington explains. “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.”

Uber is helping Queensland to showcase the often unseen depths of the Great Barrier Reef. “We’re thrilled to partner with Uber to showcase the beauty of the reef through this innovative experience,” Coddington said.

The scUber experience will be available starting on 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 9 June. The scUber experience will cost $3000 for two riders and includes:pickup and drop off via an Uber car, 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); and of course a one hour ride in a scUber submarine.

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