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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$ 124.11
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3 Certified Dives
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Includes 3 certified dives, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear.
From US$ 199.33
Cruise, Dive and Heli Flight
Outer Barrier Reef Cruise including 1 introductory or certified dive, a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight and buffet lunch
From US$ 244.46
Snorkeling Only
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Free time for snorkeling and swimming. Includes buffet lunch, snorkel gear.
From US$ 124.11
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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.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Day Out - Well Worth It

we had a great day despite the rough ride where nearly everyone was sick (us included), me and my 15 year old son did the intro to Scuba Diving and it was fantastic and actually easier to do than snorkelling, my son loved it and...More

Thank nat77l
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Cairns 2018

Wow , complete professional from the moment we checked in till the moment we left the boat on return . Most entertaining friendly crew where nothing was a problem . Beautiful reef spots , very helpful staff , great food and amazing boat . We...More

Thank Toc76
Reviewed 6 days ago
Snorkel tour was too crowded

It was a long ride out. The safe area to snorkel was not large enough to accommodate all the snorkelers. I was hit several times by people not watching. They were clearly inexperienced snorkelers. It was very expensive.

1  Thank worktoplay2
Reviewed 6 days ago
Dan was a great dive guide

We had an overall good experience on the boat. If you get seasick, we highly recommend that you take some Travacalm beforehand (also the natural ginger tablets as well). The journey there and back were fairly rocky but once you stop on the reef then...More

Thank Synz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome experience

The tour is on Evolution - a comfy three deck boat with a bar and a small barbecue kitchen. The staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We were well taken care of, particularly the Marine Biologist Ali was exceptional. We explored the Saxon Reef...More

Thank PremPandurangam
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13 July 2018|
Response from Robby G C | Reviewed this property |
They are really accommodating. If you book the helicopter the day before, you should be able to fly. I would recommend snorkeling as well, especially in the afternoon. I hope i could help you. Rob
4 July 2018|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
Take AquaQuest from Port Douiglas. Smaller groups, underwater photos and scuba for snorkelers. Best I found in Cairns/Port Douglas.
2 July 2018|
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Response from Hazel B | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course children can go in the semi submersible. It is a great way to see the marine life, take photos and stay dry !
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