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Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

  • Unforgettable views and experience of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef
  • Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
  • Multiple tour options for snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
From US$140.19
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Includes all snorkeling equipment and guided snorkel tour
One Intro Dive
Includes one introductory dive
One Certified Dive
Includes one certified dive
Experiencing the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef can be a challenge if you’re on a budget, so this tour offers the flexibility and affordability to choose only the activities you want. Cruise out from Cairns, stopping at two different locations, and opt for a guided or self-guided snorkeling excursion, try an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy a thrilling dive for certified divers only.
What to Expect

Make your own way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, meet your captain and crew, and hop aboard your luxurious catamaran. As you set sail, gaze out across the Coral Sea and tuck into tasty muffins and tea or coffee. During the journey, the crew will review basic snorkeling techniques and help you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive.

Arrive at the first stop and, depending on your chosen activity, either head down to the snorkel platforms for easy access to the water or join your scuba instructor for your introductory or certified dive. Guided snorkel excursions are available for beginners or less-confident snorkelers, while dive masters accompany small groups of no more than six people.

After working up an appetite in the water, relax on deck while lunch the onboard chef prepares lunch. Then feast on a delicious buffet of hot and cold dishes, including vegetarian options and plenty of salads, fresh fruits, and bread. Cold drinks are available for purchase.

Continue to the second dive site, where you’ll have another chance to snorkel or dive. As you explore the vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef, look out for exotic marine life such as parrotfish, puffer fish, or clown fish. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a reef shark or sea turtle. If you have any questions about your sightings, all will be answered during a special marine life presentation once you’re back onboard. 

After a full day at sea, set sail for Cairns, where your tour ends back at the cruise terminal.

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Reviewed yesterday
Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef

Passions of Paradise is a great tour. Plenty of snorkelling, friendly staff and great atmosphere on the new catamaran. Food is fresh and plentiful. Cooked on board. Big thank you to Darcy who was so helpful to us. Recommend this trip to anyone wanting a...More

Thank Lyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This reef tour was phenomenal - Best crew: boat is a party, they are extremely knowledgeable - The boat is new and you can feel it - The reef experience is mindblowing and they know the best spots - Diving is amazing as they have...More

1  Thank Punar C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing staff and excellent service

The crew has 5 stars for me! Ryan and Corinda were so supportive when i couldn't do my first immersion on the introductory scuba diving and they offered me a second successful chance. BIG THANKS!. I can not be more than glad of choose Passions...More

Thank Mariuxy O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Local Tour Company

We did a couple of snorkel excursions while in Cairns and Passions of Paradise was terrific. The catamaran was comfortable, food was really good (probably too good as quite a few people seemed to be content just to laze around on the boat for quite...More

Thank KC2012AB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing boat with amazing crew!

I joined a Day Trip to the GBR with Passions,which was my first trip to the GBR. They have a really nice, new, well maintained boat, which is big enough to provide heaps of nice seating areas for everyone, inside or outside with 2 floors....More

Thank jacky s
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4 September 2018|
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Response from Jill P | Reviewed this property |
About 40 or a little more where on the trip. The bout was pretty full.