We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

Select Date and Travellers
From
US$ 152.13
Date
2 travellers
Options
Overview
Enjoy the most customer-oriented Great Barrier Reef tour aboard a fast travelling sleek, luxury catamaran from Cairns! Snorkel and dive 2 very different and unique Great Barrier Reef Sites . "Wonder Wall" on the outer edge Upolu Reef and Upolu Cay reef area - an aquarium style coral garden with the most beautiful clear blue azure waters . Spend six hours (more than any other reef tour) to snorkel or scuba dive (see options below) these Marine Park protected areas . Absolutely no rush in the day .Enjoy complimentary Glass- Bottom Boat tour and Adventure Drift Snorkel tours with your onboard marine naturalist, . This cruise is limited to 75 guests, ensuring quality customer service and passenger comfort.
Highlights
  • Snorkel or dive two Great Barrier Reef locations with vibrant fish and coral
  • Diving option available for non-certified divers
  • Indoor-outdoor spaces mean room to sunbathe or enjoy the AC
  • Includes buffet lunch, dive/snorkel equipment, and optional snorkel lesson
What to Expect
Make your way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to board your comfortable catamaran, where coffee, tea, fruit, and muffins are served. Enjoy views from the air-conditioned cabin or the sundeck as you cruise toward Upolu Cay, approaching the shallow reef in a glass-bottom boat. Spot some of Upolu Cay’s vibrant fish and coral on a dive or snorkel, then return to the catamaran for lunch.  The lunch menu varies, but typically includes dishes such as smoked salmon, chilled prawns, and meats served alongside fresh bread and salads. After lunch, cruise to the Wonder Wall, a dive and snorkel site on the outer edge of Upolu Reef that rises 46 feet (14 meters) from the ocean floor. Dive or try drift-snorkeling here, riding the current with a marine naturalist as you watch for corals, giant clams, turtles, and colorful fish. After your dive or snorkel, begin the return cruise to Cairns, nibbling fruit, cheese, crackers, and cake along the way.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Reef Fleet Terminal, LOT 996 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Luxury catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Six full hours on the Great Barrier Reef with stops at two reef locations
  • Environment Management Charge (EMC) and port fees
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Buffet lunch with seafood
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers
  • Snorkeling instruction and in-water crew assistance if required
  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, marks, flippers, and buoyancy vests)
  • Wetsuits or lycra suits (depending on season)
  • Snorkeling tour with a marine naturalist
  • Freshwater showers
  • Informative Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Guided interpretative Adventure Drift Snorkel Tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Please note: All divers will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on board prior to diving. Please only book the diving options if you have no medical conditions or taking medication as some conditions/medication preclude you from diving
  • OPTIONAL Diving : x1 or x2 cert dives / x1 or x2 Intro dives
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 75 people ensures a unique and personalized experience
  • The order in which the snorkeling and dive sites are visited may changes as it is dependent on the conditions on the day
  • Please note: All divers will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on board prior to diving. Please only book the diving options if you have no medical conditions or taking medication as some conditions/medication preclude you from diving
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Reviews (374)
Filter reviews
237 results
Traveller rating
218
9
6
1
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
218
9
6
1
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews ocean freedom fish fruit glass bottom boat crew members cheese and crackers gbr experience great barrier reef marine life cakes an amazing experience sea creatures including turtles sea sickness pills smaller group giant clams nice boat
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 237 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE! We had originally booked a different cruise through Ocean Free (months in advance) upon landing in Cairns, I get an email from the team that the specific cruise I booked didn't have enough people to operate and there were several different options for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brittany W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When booking at the Reef Terminal the team advised us to take the tour the next day as weather would be best in the week and it really was. A beautiful sunny day and calm sea. We had a really great day snorkelling at two...More

Thank tonymU2461LA
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this tour. The boat was comfy and fast, the staff entertaining, super competent and chatty with lots of info about the reef. I snorkelled and took the glass bottom boat tour twice. I really enjoyed that there were people from all around the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank xoxo222
Reviewed 3 days ago

after arrival at 7:30 AM, we were welcomed in a friendly way by the crew before taking us all out to the sea. We were lucky, since only 24 people were on board where it may go up to 75 max. Nice place to snorkel,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 5PeterS5
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were first time divers doing an intro drive, the instructors were amazing! There was an issue with the boat in the morning which was all sorted, but initially we were offered to do the trip on the same day on a different boat with...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hannahlralph
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Gerry S
6 June 2019|
Answer
Response from VerVaK | Reviewed this property |
We wouldn’t know that.
0
Votes
Key Details
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: 000-0800-100-6999
Travellers Also Viewed
Great Barrier Reef Diving and...
855 Reviews
from US$ 114.10*
Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef...
75 Reviews
from US$ 161.12*
Green Island & Great Barrier Reef...
100 Reviews
from US$ 152.13*
Sunlover Reef Cruises - Moore Reef...
181 Reviews
from US$ 161.81*
Frequently bought together
Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway...
156 Reviews
from US$ 152.82*
Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from...
498 Reviews
from US$ 115.48*
Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation...
401 Reviews
from US$ 123.78*
Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
196 Reviews
from US$ 61.54*
Great Barrier Reef Diving and...
855 Reviews
from US$ 114.10*
Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour...
627 Reviews
from US$ 75.37*
Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
504 Reviews
from US$ 67.77*
Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from...
498 Reviews
from US$ 115.48*