Great Barrier Reef Dive And Snorkel Cruise From Townsville Or Magnetic Island - Townsville City

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Join a professional crew aboard a custom-built vessel for snorkeling, an introductory dive with an experienced instructor, or two certified dives in the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This day trip takes you from Townsville or Magnetic Island to Lodestone Reef, where you get the chance to see reef fish, sea turtles, stingrays, reef sharks and more up close. Lunch as well as equipment are included.

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Depart from Breakwater Marina, just off The Strand in Townsville, or board the MV Adrenalin at Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal on Magnetic Island. Your trip starts with morning tea with your fellow snorkelers and scuba divers.

Lodestone Reef, chosen for its diversity of sites, great coral cover and crystal-clear water boasts colorful reef walls and large bommies that attract the likes of reef fish, sea turtles, stingrays, Maori wrasse, and white-tip and black-tip reef sharks. The reef has areas for just about anyone interested in snorkeling or diving, with the depth ranging from 3 to 65 feet (1 to 20 meters) in parts. Each option caters to different skill level; see below for more details.
Ice water, tea, coffee and cordials are available throughout the day on board the 45-foot (14-meter) custom-built vessel, which provides fully shaded areas and a sundeck. Enjoy afternoon tea and a tropical smorgasbord lunch before youre returned to Townsville or Magnetic Island.

Option 1: Snorkel TourThe pristine coral and clear visibility of Lodestone Reef is great for snorkelers. For a closer look, follow the channels between the reef right up into the shallows.

Option 2: Certified DiveCertified divers can enjoy two dives at an uncrowded dive site. Explore the reef with a dive buddy, or enhance your underwater adventure with an experienced dive guide. Unless you have 10 logged dives, it is required that you hire the certified dive guide.

Explore the fringing reef and canyons around the lagoon, or head for deeper water and explore the coral columns and channels that surround the reef.

Option: 3: Introductory DiveThis option includes one introductory dive and provides an opportunity for uncertified divers to explore the reef with an instructor.

Inclusions for Great Barrier Reef Dive And Snorkel Cruise From Townsville Or Magnetic Island

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Iced water, cordial, tea and coffee throughout the day
  • All snorkeling equipment
  • Reef levy

Exclusions for Great Barrier Reef Dive And Snorkel Cruise From Townsville Or Magnetic Island

  • Guided dive. An additional AU$10 payable direct on the day of travel. Compulsory for divers with less than ten logged dives
  • PADI Adventure Dives. An additional AU$25 per dive, payable direct on the day of travel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One additional introductory dive, AU$75 payable direct on the day of travel
  • Two additional introductory dives. AU$115 payable direct on the day of travel
  • Enriched Air Nitrox AU$50 for two tanks (must be Nitrox certified)
  • Camera Hire AU$65 (includes SD card, yours to keep)

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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • We had a great trip! They even took care of me when i got a little sea sick. Loved that they had look noodles on the boat so those snorkeling could use them even if ur a great swimmer it helped with high tide and the high coarl so that we could.float on top and not hit our flippers on the reef.

  • The ride out and back is really the difficult part. The seas were a bit rough, I would definitely suggest some motion sickness meds. The crew were outstanding. The were friendly, accommodating, and definitely knew what they were doing. Snacks and drinks were served on the way out and back with a good lunch in between snorkel and diving. Once behind the reef the waters were much calmer for snorkeling. The reef was a sight to see for sure. You will see plenty of colorful fish and coral. Enough too keep you in the water for as long as possible. Make sure that you have good equipment otherwise you snorkel experience will not be great. My wife and I definitely loved the trip. We have snorkeled many places in Caribbean and this is by far the best you will ever see. We would highly recommend the trip. Thanks to all the crew!

  • Such a brilliant experience, despite miserable sea sickness- made only slightly more bearable through the knowledge that half of those on the trip were also sick!
    Once we reached the calm of the reef we were utterly alone, no other boats and day trippers vying for glimpse of the stunning coral and so many fish, also a shark which was quite incredible.
    We took our 10 and 7 year old children, they were completely included in all activities, kit fitted them and the crew took time to check in repeatedly to make sure they and thus we were ok.
    I cannot rate this highly enough! So, so good, worth every penny.

  • Highly recommend Adrenalin Snorkel and dive trips to the reef. Great staff and plenty of time to spend on the reef.

  • we booked for Jan 5th but Viator didn't check availability so went went on the 7th

  • Great day! reef really impressive, friendly staff, this tour is a must!

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