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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

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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.
  • 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
  • Includes two diving spots
  • Upgrades: intro or certified dive, helicopter ride, semi-submersible vessel
  • Barbecue lunch on board included
What to Expect
Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal 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). Spend several 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Reef Fleet Terminal, LOT 996 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Buffet lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, salads and pastas; vegetarian options are also available
  • Snacks including biscuits, cheese and fruit platter
  • Tea and coffee
  • Live entertainer and on-board Marine Biologist
  • Complimentary scuba diving lesson (if required)
  • Introductory or certified dive (if option selected)
  • 10-minute helicopter flight (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Marlin Marina
  • Wetsuit and stinger suit rental (AU$10 per person)
  • Reef tax and fuel levy payable direct (AU$20 per person)
  • Additional dives payable direct (AU$65 per person)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Semi-submersible tour ($10 on the day)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 8 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Must check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal by 7:15am
  • All intending divers over the age of 65 years must provide a current Diving Medical certificate
  • Children aged 12 years and under are not permitted to participate in onboard diving activities as per Queensland Australian Law
  • Children under the age of 18 must be in the immediate company of a parent or legal guardian
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 24 hours before your flight is not permitted. All participants will be required to complete a health/medication questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart & lung conditions etc) and prescribed medications may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor before booking
  • Due to comfort, weight and balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over (240 pounds) 110kg will be required to pay an extra 50% of an additional seat. Passengers are allowed a weight variance of up to 10% over original recorded weight. Should this variance be found to be more than 10%, your local operator reserves the right to charge an additional fee.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 180 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Had a great time and the staff was nice and very efficient. Only downside was the food at lunch seemed to run out so was limited in options by the time we got there. There was also some hidden costs. A tank fee when you get there and then you have to pay extra for a guide in the
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The staff was phenomenal, very friendly and welcoming! The food was delicious! Nothing I could complain about. Highly recommend:)
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As a Cairns Local- it can be expensive to go out to the Reef. We chose Evolution as we wanted to take our 5year old out on her first outer barrier reef trip, the boat and the inclusions (lunch, stinger suits etc) as well as 5 hours on the GBR appealed. WOW we were not
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Response from steph_kennelly, Manager at Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
Responded 4 days ago
Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and lovely words!! I have a huge smile on my face reading this as I am sure the crew will too when I share this with them. We really take pride in our customer service and love what we do each and every day. We are so glad you loved the day so much and thank you for your little pieces of feedback - these are great ideas too! Thanks again, and we hope to see you again in the future! Cheers, Steph
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Staff v friendly & diving instructor Joss was really good, girlfriend was apprehensive about snorkelling be even she enjoyed the process. Food was actually surprisingly good. I’d recommend taking travel sickness tablets, I never take them but was convinced before boarding & glad
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Great trip with Down Under the crew was fantastic a lot of fun and very helpful the snorkeling was fantastic would recommend this company to everyone
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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