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| Welcome Bay, Fitzroy Island, Queensland 4871, Australia
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

To think that this can be viewed from outer space it is just mind blowing. We have got to save the reef. Definitely a wonder of nature that deserves our protection

Thank BobDuckworth
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This is a very good your. Good instructor.. My toddler went in to see.. Totally safe.. Must watch. Take sea sickness tabs.. And for vegetarians very few options.. So load up urself with food if u r a vegy

Thank Priyanka G
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

The submarines takes you closer to the underwater corals and flora and fauna. You will like the ride and just can’t miss the enjoyment it provides . We saw some fishes, turtles and few other creatures - pleasant experience

Thank Sourajyoti D
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Had the best time and experience. We heard so much good things about the place and it definitely lives up too being a amazing place to visit we will definitely be back with the family

1  Thank Cheri J
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Just back from a3 week holiday in oz,barrier reef its a must to see b4 its all gone,it will take your breath away,colours ,fish,sharks

1  Thank jimb3907
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Great Barrier semi submarines are the best way to see the beautiful fish, corals and other marine reef life without snorkeling or scuba diving ! They have a live commentary from the guide as we saw several beautiful fish, turtles, corals and other sea creatures....More

1  Thank Aryan2007
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Thought we would do the semi sub trip as we did not snorkel on the reef. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the fish and types of coral we saw. A great experience.

Thank Len P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We Saw live creatures ... Fishes underwater... It was a great experience! We saw many types of fishes... And corals too! Trust me, Once you go there... YOU WONT LIKE TO COME BACK!

Thank danisha_panchi
Reviewed 22 March 2017

It was amazing experience. SeaStar ship is vessel with seats, buffet counter, open space and covered area. The crew is very friendly and professional. The atmosphere on the cruise was warm and attentive because they take only 25-30 passengers. They provide everything you need to...More

Thank Olga V
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The submersible boat for the Great Barrier Reef was good and bad. I could not hear the tour guide over his loudspeaker and that was a huge disappointment. It was depressing to see the dead and dying reef. The reef used to be colorful; now...More

1  Thank Robert H
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23 October 2017|
Response from jimb3907 | Reviewed this property |
Hi not quite sure it was a present for our anniversary,but its a must see, sorry
24 February 2017|
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Response from chitrnjan | Reviewed this property |
Cairns is known for Great Barrier Reef Submarine, you can go for snorkelling, its not an issue for age, and no fear at all. still you dont want to do it then you can look with glass bottom with these boats. There are lot of... More
5 October 2016|
Response from chitrnjan | Reviewed this property |
We were 10 kms from City, near the Sea and every tour operator pick up from your hotels, yes non swimmer can do it easily not an issue