Uber launches ScUber, a rideshare submarine in Australia
Uber just came up with the ultimate pun and concept: ScUber.
It’s a new experience that awaits those who wish to explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Using the Uber app, people will be able to secure seats for an up close view of world’s largest coral reef system aboard the world’s first rideshare submarine, according to a news release.
Trips are available from May 27 to June 18. The cost is about $2,070 for two riders. Trips will begin May 27 on Heron Island, off the coast of Gladstone in the Southern Great Barrier Reef region, before moving to the coast of Port Douglas in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef region on June 9.
The experience includes a 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 a half day snorkel tour of the reef.
For more information on ScUber, the consumer competition and partnership between Queensland and Uber, visit: www.scUberQueensland.com.
A chance to win a ScUber trip is also being offered.
Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702, [email protected] or via Twitter .