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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

  • Snorkeling tour to Great Barrier Reef with optional upgrades
  • Deluxe boat reaches reef in just over an hour
  • Suitable for novice snorkelers to certified divers
Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
From US$124.65
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3 Certified Dives
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Includes 3 certified dives, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear.
Cruise, Dive and Heli Flight
Outer Barrier Reef Cruise including 1 introductory or certified dive, a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight and buffet lunch
Snorkeling Only
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Free time for snorkeling and swimming. Includes buffet lunch, snorkel gear.
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Optional upgrades for a semi-submersible vessel, a helicopter ride, or novice to advanced scuba diving provide a customizable experience on this  Great Barrier Reef excursion. Stick with the original tour for world-class snorkeling at a UNESCO-listed reef and an Australian BBQ lunch. Plus, traveling by super-fast boat gives you more time to spend on the reef. Regardless of your snorkeling ability, guides are on hand to provide encouragement.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal by 7:30am, and climb on board your boat with a maximum capacity of 100 people, including guides. Reach the Great Barrier Reef in just over an hour on one of the fastest boats in the area, letting you spend more time in the water.

Visit two prime snorkeling locations on the reef to see its famously diverse marine life. Guides provide instruction and encouragement for nervous snorkelers and help scuba divers with their gear, ensuring that everyone has a positive experience. Those wanting to stay dry can upgrade to the guided semi-submersible tour (payable upon arrival). See the Itinerary section for further details on the activities offered.

Spend five hours exploring the reef, including time for a buffet lunch including Australian barbecue, salads, pastas, and seafood. Return to the original departure point at the end of the tour.
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Reviewed today via mobile
Holiday in the sun

What a great day we had today ! We have actually booked the 3 day tour package with this group but I wanted to write about day 1 as it was that good. This tour has everything you could ask for. Evolution would have to...More

Thank lovechristmastime
Reviewed yesterday
Great Day on the Reef

We agonised over which of the many tour companies to use going out of Cairns and were really glad we picked these guys. Great modern, clean and fast boat. Very friendly and helpful crew and excellent snorkelling. Food was also good and we would highly...More

1  Thank warren m
Reviewed 2 days ago
Premium Outer Reef Trip

Did this trip last week, unfortunately the day we did it the weather wasn't great, very windy, and was a rough ride there and back. We don't get seasick but a lot of people were, the staff were amazing the way they handled the situation....More

Thank SueTr1
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great Day Out - Well Worth It

we had a great day despite the rough ride where nearly everyone was sick (us included), me and my 15 year old son did the intro to Scuba Diving and it was fantastic and actually easier to do than snorkelling, my son loved it and...More

Thank nat77l
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Cairns 2018

Wow , complete professional from the moment we checked in till the moment we left the boat on return . Most entertaining friendly crew where nothing was a problem . Beautiful reef spots , very helpful staff , great food and amazing boat . We...More

Thank Toc76
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Christy M
16 July 2018|
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Response from Pamela F | Reviewed this property |
I’m pretty sure we arrived back around 17:00.
12 July 2018|
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Response from PremPandurangam | Reviewed this property |
Week in advance is fine. There are many operators and you can check availability online.
4 July 2018|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
Take AquaQuest from Port Douiglas. Smaller groups, underwater photos and scuba for snorkelers. Best I found in Cairns/Port Douglas.