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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns provided by Down Under Cruise & Dive

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • Snorkeling tour to Great Barrier Reef with optional upgrades
  • Includes two diving spots suitable for novice snorkelers to certified divers
  • 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
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh fish, prawns, steak, variety of salads (veg options available)
  • Cruise onboard the fastest, most luxurious superyacht
  • 5 hours reef time at 2 spectacular outer reef locations
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Up to 3 Introductory or Certified Scuba Dives (if selected)
  • Free lycra/stinger suit hire
  • Glass of wine, cheese and biscuits on return journey
  • 10-minute Scenic Flight (if selected)
  • Relax in comfort in spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
Exclusions
  • $20 per person reef levy (to be paid direct prior to travel)
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Check-in is from 7.15am to 8.00am at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns. Please make your way to the Down Under Cruise and Dive counter to check-in. Boat departs 8.15am sharp.
  • All intending divers over the age of 65 years must provide a current Diving Medical certificate.
  • Children aged and under 12 years (introductory) and 10 years (certified divers) 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 additional fee. Please contact the operator to check first.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Reef levy must be paid prior to travel
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 130 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Damien Brander wrote a review 15 Sep
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Very comfortable environment and experience. Staff were friendly and helpful & buffet lunch was great!
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Lizzie D wrote a review 15 Sep
Brisbane, Australia22 contributions3 helpful votes
What a fantastic experience! The service provided by every single team member was second to none. They were helping everyone to get out onto the water and checking on everyone throughout the day. The lunch provided was a delicious addition to the day! Would highly recommend and
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Brydie Q wrote a review 13 Sep
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
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Went yesterday and it was an all round great experience! The crew were so attentive and helpful even with the customers who needed more of a hand throughout the whole day. They made the whole trip fun and really looked like they were enjoying the day just as much as we did. The
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Isabel M wrote a review 13 Sep
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I was so excited to be going on this trip, it was my 60th birthday treat from my sons with the helicopter tour included. Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans as we set out in 20 knot winds. It was rough and got up to 35 knots sovthe Heli ride was cancelled and the water
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Justine B wrote a review 11 Sep
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What a day! We were met by the lovely team that happy to have us with them for the day. They took the safety of all on board very seriously in the covid climate. We were fully informed at all times about what we were going to do for the day. They helped all on board that were
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Response from steph_kennelly, Manager at Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you very much Justine! We are so glad you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you next time!
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About the operator

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FrangipanniBrisbane
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The best boat to go out to the reef.
The Evolution is the biggest and most comfortable boat, can handle any weather conditions. Staff were friendly and
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William w
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Amazing reef diving
Brilliant trip, one of the newest boat in the wharf. Very friendly stuff and patient,I was throwing up the way up t
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ozetek
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Cairns Helicopter flight package
Absolutely awesome day on the reef with return helicopter flight to the Marina. Staff are professional, high safety
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Mariana P
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Must do in Cairns
What an experience! I’ve done a few tours to the great barrier reef and this was the best by far. The crew was very
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cgrick
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Unsafe and Unsanitary
The EVOLUTION is a new, modern catamaran. We did a day trip from Cairns and it was the worst excursion we have eve
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WanderbugAussie
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Excellent staff & great day out
10 out of 10 to the amazing staff who do such a great job. It is you guys who make the reef trip such a good experi
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Kat2113
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Two out of three ain't bad
Far North Queensland is beautiful. And the three day pass was good value. The trip to the reef was amazing and th
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Melroy P
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They make a good experience better
The Evolution is a swanky catamaran, and fairly new. The crew well trained and a cheerful lot. The guy who gave the
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3LauranK
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The Best Reef Experience!
My partner and I signed up to do the 4 day PADI open water course and after our days on the reef immediately signed
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Pmac1973
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Amazing trip
Had a magnificent time on the great barrier reef tour. Sally and Eddie were amazing and very helpful while the phot
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Sarah W
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Great staff! Great dives.
First, boat is very clean (including bathrooms). Staff is friendly and attentive. Dive masters are great. Even if
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zimkim
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Amazing 3 Days
We flew to Cairns from Sydney to enjoy the 3 day trip outlined by Viator as a SuperSaver. Aside from the extreme he
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jrpetts
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Reef was amazing but...
I’d give the second at a miss if I were to do it again. Going out to the Great Barrier Reef was amazing, not just t
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DiQLD
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gGreat 2 day tour
Great 2 day tour. good value for money. Crew very nice on the boat, good snorkling. Great spread for lunch.
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Steve K
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Exceptional, as described below
The entire experience of this day-long snorkeling trip was outstanding. The staff love what they do, and have a won
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  • Great Barrier Reef, Great Barrier Reef
  • Duration: 8h 30m
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