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Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Townsville or Magnetic Island

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Updated 12/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Discover the UNESCO-listed wonders of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with this flexible tour that offers something for all preferences. Choose to snorkel along the reef, take an introductory scuba dive with full instruction, or enjoy two certified dives with or without a guide. As you dive along Lodestone Reef, look out for stingrays, sea turtles, reef sharks, and other marine life.
  • Magnificent views of the Great Barrier Reef from the water
  • Choice of snorkeling or scuba diving for all abilities
  • Spot stingrays, Maori wrasse, and sea turtles at the Lodestone Reef
  • Lunch and refreshments served on-board the boat
Important Information
Departure Point
Fuel Wharf, Breakwater Marina, Breakwater Marina, Townsville QLD 4810, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Iced water, cordial, tea and coffee throughout the day
  • All snorkeling equipment
  • Reef levy
  • Guided dive (AU$10 extra per person per dive mandatory with less than 10 logged dive)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • FOOD NOT PROVIDED DUE TO COVID-19 UNTIL 31st March 2021. A $15.00 discount applies to trips not supplying food.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Certified divers must present proof of certification to crew on board on the day
  • Introductory divers are required to fill out a basic medical form on board prior to their dive. Some existing medical conditions may not allow you to dive
  • Please wear your swimwear and bring a towel, hat, sunscreen and camera
  • Heights, weights and shoe sizes MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 32 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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Ange wrote a review Jan 2020
Victoria, Australia3 contributions
Recently went on a tour to the Great Barrier Reef with Adrenalin. It was a wonderful experience and the divers were helpful and patient.
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Date of experience: January 2020
TomE wrote a review Jan 2020
Townsville, Australia8 contributions
All smooth from booking to end of boattrip. Great, superfriendly, helpful crew. Absolutely amazing dive, very nice lunch and actually served tea/coffee morning and afternoon. If you have license but havent been diving for some time like me and therefor was planning to snorkle,
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MMJ wrote a review Jan 2020
Townsville, Australia33 contributions25 helpful votes
Take a day and head to the reef. It’s a bit of a ride out but it’s worth it. Staff are helpful and entertaining. Diving was great with plenty to see and great visibility. Lunch is simple but does the trick. We got more snacks on the way home, fruit, biscuits, cheese and
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Date of experience: April 2019
Tripaddict77 wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia37 contributions13 helpful votes
On a recent trip my fellow snorkelled took on some water Luckily for her there were doctors and nurses also diving with us if not she would definitely not be alive today. The oxygen did not work because the regulators were changed but the tanks were not and therefore they didn’t
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from AdrenalinDive, Front Office Manager at Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Townsville or Magnetic Island
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Hi Ros, Thank you for your time in writing a review regarding the incident that occurred on the trip. It is extremely upsetting that the incident happened but we are all very pleased that your friend is doing well. The managing director of the company has been in contact with her directly and been kept up to date regarding her recovery. She has been advised that she is welcome to join us at any time in the near future at no charge. I would like to advise you that your friend and yourself both insisted she did not require any medical oxygen at all but this was highly recommended by our staff and the qualified doctors on board, considering she inhaled water. The oxygen was flowing at a steady rate of 25 liters/minute even with a leakage on the regulator. This flow rate is sufficient given the type of incident. It was due to the skippers discretion that she was evacuated by helicopter as per general policies. In any emergency, it is common procedure that our staff will hand over the care when there is a more experienced or qualified person on board. This is their duty of care. In this particular case, we had multiple doctors and nurses on board. At no time was our vessel out of radio range. The AMSA requirements for our class of operation is to have a VHF and HF/MF radio. We have 2 VHF radios and a HF/MF radio on board that are functioning. In the event of a medical emergency, we prefer to have private communication direct with medical support on shore. For this purpose we have a mobile phone. At times the signal is not consistent so we installed a Telstra booster which had resolved the issue. At time of the incident, the Telstra system was not working yet it worked satisfactorily prior and after the incident. The skipper contacted the right authorities through our VHF radio system. I do want to apologize that the managing director has not spoken to you regarding the incident but directly with your friend instead. As offered to all customers who's snorkel/dive trip was also cut short, you are welcome to join a future trip free of charge. Unfortunately, our terms and conditions outline company policies regarding that no refunds are given on trips that are cut short due to medical emergencies. Kind regards, Adrenalin Dive
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Greg S wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia25 contributions6 helpful votes
I went out to snorkel while my wife did a refresher diving course. We both had a fantastic day. The crew were very knowledgeable and willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. The snorkeling was great. My wife had a great time and appreciated the chance to dive again
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Response from AdrenalinDive, Front Office Manager at Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Townsville or Magnetic Island
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Hi there, thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear you both enjoyed your activities. We hope that you and your wife can join us again but maybe sooner than another 25 years :) Kind regards, Adrenalin Dive
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