Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive And Snorkel Cruise From Cairns

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View the colorful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef on this full-day trip from Cairns. Whether you are a snorkeler or a scuba diver, experienced or a novice, this snorkel and dive cruise from Cairns is the perfect day out on the Great Barrier Reef. Visiting three different dive sites you'll discover the abundant marine life and diversity of coral which the Great Barrier Reef is world-famous for.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Snorkel or dive at some of the best known dive sites off Cairns such as Flynn, Milln and Thetford reefs for their abundance of marine life. The sites offer excellent wall dives, swim-throughs and overhangs, great for both novice and experienced divers. you can expect to see an abundance of fish species, hard corals such as staghorn, table, plate and boulder coral, and many species of soft corals.

Your day begins as you board the boat at Marlin Wharf. The ultra modern 29 meter catamaran will be your base for the day. Throughout the day you'll visit three different locations which may include Thetford, Milln and Flynn Reef. Each stop showcases a different aspect of the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. At each site you have the choice to snorkel, dive or a combination of both.

If you have never tried scuba diving you can choose to do one or two introductory dives, or you may prefer to stick to snorkeling and explore all three sites from the surface. A crew member will take those interested on a guided snorkel tour at one of the reef locations. Certified divers can choose to partake in up to three certified dives. Whatever you choose, your Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise includes up to five hours in the water.

The friendly crew will be happy to answer any questions you have throughout the day. The boat features full bar facilities, fresh water showers and expansive sun-decks overlooking the Coral Sea. A tropical buffet lunch will be served between sites, along with morning and afternoon tea.

We recommend you book this reef trip on your first full available day. You then have the opportunity to be flexible and change your travel date if you wish. Your booking can be changed at no additional cost directly with the operator once you are in Cairns. Prebook and secure your booking, but relax in knowing you can make amendments at no charge.

Inclusions for Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive And Snorkel Cruise From Cairns

  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Use of dive equipment (if option selected)
  • Snorkel tour with reef guide
  • Use of Prescription masks
  • Choice of snorkeling, introductory or certified diving (option selected at time of booking)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Environmental Management Charge (EMC)

Exclusions for Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive And Snorkel Cruise From Cairns

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Wet suit hire (approximately AUD $5.00)
  • Optional activities (if options not selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor

Minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years, the maximum age is 70 years

Please advise any specific dietary requirements 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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45 reviews by the users

  • We had a really great time on this snorkel trip. I would ask the staff to be sure everyone could hear the announcements as we did not hear them all the time sitting outside. I would also suggest the tour company to include some kind of non-alcoholic beverage with the meal they serve for lunch. It is easy to increase the trip by 5 to do so.

  • Great trip.

  • We upgraded to a different tour - went out to a platform confined by ropes, very rushed, crowded - people bumping into you as you're snorkeling. The camera divers were MOST annoying - very in your face. Hard to enjoy this beautiful treasure with an underwater flash in your face. Lunch was horrendous - I've seen better food at a school cafeteria. The saving grace was taking the helicopter off there and enjoying the reef from above.

  • Definitely worth doing.
    Very expensive and lots of up- selling going on from scuba trips, scuba motorcycles, helicopter rodeos and more.
    Wish we had more time to actually snorkel.
    Beware... if you get seasick in any way - this is not the trip for you.

  • Awesome experience!! It was a little overcast the day we went out, but the crew did a great job picking dive locations with great views of coral and sea life! The dive master was very diligent to ensure safety, and the guides were very helpful no matter how experienced each diver was. Definitely a bucket list success!

  • Bucket list experience - totally a must do in Cairns - just trust me on this - and if they say you need the motion sickness meds - take them. One of the best highlights of any vacation I have ever had. Staff is fantastic!

  • Amazing. Great tour company.

  • The trip was expertly guided by friendly and professional tour/snorkel/diving instructors. They explained everything clearly, ran the entire day's activities on time, and emphasized safety. The day was gloriously sunny, the water warm, the setting beautiful, and the Great Barrier Reef was simply unforgettable. Two teas and a tasty buffet lunch included in the cost. We LOVED every minute of the three snorkel dives on this wonderful trip!! Highly recommended and great value for the cost.

  • Just no words can describe the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, highly recommend to anyone to take a trip to see it.

  • Simply amazing, beautiful, bucket list, best time ever!!!!

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