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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$122.63
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5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Free time for snorkeling and swimming. Includes buffet lunch, snorkel gear.
From US$122.63
One Introductory Dive
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Includes 1 introductory dive, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear.
From US$159.79
Snorkeling and Heli Flight
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef including a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight and free time to snorkel
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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.
Reviews (715)
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Reviewed yesterday
Good snorkeling and reef experience

This tour was the first one my husband and myself had scheduled after arriving in Cairns. We were really excited about snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Upon arrival staff was very friendly with taking tickets and first picture before boarding. We then proceeded to gather...More

Thank Compass61466316091
Reviewed 1 week ago
All in one fun

Superb day! Snorkelling , scuba diving and a helicopter flight in one outing on a spectacular sunny and calm watered day. From the moment we boarded to when we disembarked, we found the staff friendly (special shout out to Eddie and the lass from NZ)...More

Thank Scrazzlefrat
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day Down Under

I snorkeled and had two certified dives today. I had a great time. Shay was my scuba guide as I have not dived for awhile. She is very knowledgeable concerning the reef and accompanying sealife. She has a great personality and she did a wonderful...More

1  Thank stevenc510
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Unforgettable Reef Experience

The crew were great fun and very professional considering how many people were on board. The snorkelling spots were beautiful and we had plenty of time at both. On the day I decided to do my first scuba dive and my instructor Dee was very...More

Thank hanc1902
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Reef Experience

The Down Under Cruise and Dive crew was very fun and helpful. The boat and amenities were great, and they had a great system for making your Reef experience smooth and enjoyable. We got plenty of snorkeling in two areas and were provided ample food...More

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Response from derbunker | Reviewed this property |
We took the sunlover to Arlington Reef. Here is the schedule. When we took this trip they were on schedule Check is Starts at 09;00 10:00 departs 11:30 Arrives to Arlington Reef Pontoon 15:00 Departs from Arlington... More