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.


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  • 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

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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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  • A friend recommended this trip so we booked it and would do this again in a heartbeat. Everything was supplied, the food was amazing on board and most importantly SAFETY was awesome. After every stop there was a head count and they meant business when counting the passengers. Nobody could move around the boat while the count was being done. That made my wife and I feel very safe. I would recommend this trip for families. The staff really showed concern for their guests. I was very impressed.

  • This is a must. Great experience - we did the walk that took us up in daylight but going dark coming down so we saw the city lighting up - just beautiful. Our guide was knowledgable and fun - would highly recommend .

  • Though I signed up for the dive part of the trip, I was unable to participate. I was taking a medicine that was not approved for diving in Cairns. The medication is fine for diving in the US so as a heads up, I would recommend investigating health issues before signing up. I did end up spending the time snorkeling and had a great time. I would highly recommend the company even though I couldnt dive. Also I was refunded the difference in the snorkel cost and the dive cost so it was equitable. But again, to avoid disappointment if you have heath issues or take medication, for minor things, investigate that before signing up for the dive.

  • We went out with a great boat and the staff did a wonderful job. I did not sign up for a dive, just the snorkeling trip. The trip was considered extreme snorkeling that day as the ocean had lots of high waves. In advance we were warned about this with the option of not going. We decided to go ahead as we had only the one day to take advantage of this trip. The first stop was too difficult for me to snorkel but the next stops were fine. The waves were not as big at the last two stops so I had the opportunity to spend as much time as I wanted in the water. It was a beautiful day and I would highly recommend the trip.

  • This was by far the best reefs and fish I have ever seen! Youre reading this from someone who has been to many other reefs all around the world. The boat was nice, the other participants was serious into learning to dive or are quite good swimmers not only a bunch who got this as a part of the package from travel agency. You could also tell that the crew were adults and skilled, not only uni-students having this as part time gig, compared to another snorkel trip we did in Cairns.
    I really enjoyed the trip, we did snorkelling with own equipment, but theirs was as good as any. Another thing I appreciated was that we were only 65 on board, not a too large group.
    One thing the crew can improve on is to be honest to the snorkelling group that we have to wait for the intro-divers to get ready before we can jump in ourselves. Instead of trying to do more information to obviously give the divers more time.

  • Dive guides were very good and informative.

  • Very organized tour! There were a lot of people on that boat - some experienced and first open water divers and some snorkelers. I am certified but went with my family so I just did snorkeling. Knowing all the stuff involved with diving though, it was amazing how they directed everyone and got everyone to and from where they had to be at all times. We had a total of 3 stops and each site was amazing. Lunch was good and very organized. It was a great way to spend the day.

  • An experience for a lifetime. The reefs weren't that colourfull and sea-life not as plentifull as we hoped, but as an experience it was unforgettable. The crew was super and the possibility to visit 3 places 2 x scuba and 1 x snorkel was perfect for us who had never scubadived before. I'm glad we read earlier reviews about this trip, before we booked it!

  • 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.

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