Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel And Dive Cruise From Cairns

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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.


Morning and afternoon tea

Lunch - Buffet lunch

Professional guide

Use of Snorkelling 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)

Environmental Management Charge (EMC)

Entry/Admission - Silverswift Dive & Snorkel




Wet suit hire for snorkelers (approximately AUD $12.00)

Optional activities (if options not selected)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years. Medical conditions apply and some people may require a doctors certificate to participate in scuba diving..

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

After a single scuba dive a wait of 12 hours is recommended before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater. If doing multiple dives an interval of 24 hours is suggested.

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Infant seats available

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire onboard prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

It will be a requirement that proof of vaccination must be shown for all customers 16 years and older.At vessel boarding passengers must check-in by using the QLD app or show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination printed copy certificate.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Nov-2022

    Excellent experience. Finally off my bucket list! Staff worked hard and were polite and friendly. Enjoyed the guided snorkelling tour. Equipment was good and even provided prescription googles. Didn't see any sharks!

  • 20-Nov-2022

    Very few that offer 3 dives in a day on a day trip. Quick moving, not great if your not confident or want extra support. Unfortunately we ended up in a unexpected drift dive and the instructor panicked and made us swim against the current. This kind of took away the fun and focus on the reef/ fish and more of swimming hard! Good trip If your confident but would t recommend to new divers. Group sizes were very big. 8 in one dive group. Our guide also had little knowledge on the fish when I asked question.

  • 17-Nov-2022

    One of the best days in our 6-week tour of Australia and New Zealand! Silverswift's boat is large enough to travel smoothly on the water, but small enough to have a more personal feel to it. Morning tea was served as we arrived on the boat. A guide helped to fit us with the equipment we'd need to snorkel and gave us basic info that we needed. During the 3 snorkeling times, the crew was attentive to our positions in the water, allowing everyone to swim as they wished, but keeping everyone from travelling to far away for their own safety. During the third snorkeling time, a crew member lead a tour in the water, showing us coral and water creatures... a great experience. I'm not a great swimmer, but because of his leadership, I was comfortable going a distance from the boat with his group. The variety of food at lunch was great. It was self-serve, so we could eat whatever we wanted. Tea/coffee and treats were served throughout the afternoon for those who didn't want to snorkel all 3 times, or for the snorkelers when we finished.

  • 08-Nov-2022

    Fantastic day on the reef with a wonderful, caring crew & beautiful food. The crew were warm, friendly & safety conscious and remained professional but funny at all times. This is a well oiled machine and the crew know exactly what the objectives are and work tirelessly to ensure that all guests have a great time. We were supported, mentored, entertained, lead and fed in an easy and effortless way. Captain Todd was great, and explained decisions and timing so those of us who were sea sick were looked after with minimum fuss. We highly recommend this trip, and vegetarians will be very happy with the lunch, which is the best I have ever had a on a tour in any country.

  • 28-Oct-2022

    As pensioners to see a boat full of youngsters I was worried we were on the wrong trip . I could not have been more wrong . The whole trip was amazing. Great snorkel sites , easy to access in and out of sea . Fabulous lunch and all round wonderful trip.

  • 25-Oct-2022

    Brilliant overall experience will definitely be booking again. Crew was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable.

  • 19-Oct-2022

    I enjoyed snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. The crew was organized and they reviewed safety measures with us. Lunch was good too. The only thing was the day we went out it was really choppy. The ride was about and hour and 20 minutes from the dock. I'm so glad I started taking anti-nausea meds the night before. If you get motion sickness, take something before attending. Once in the water, it wasn't bad. I sure hope they refunded the money for the lady who barfed and slept the entire time. The staff checked on her, offered her anti nausea meds, but she was miserable. Got some great pictures. Didn't see a shark. Hopefully next time!

  • 18-Oct-2022

    It was fast, comfortable, with all the services you can expect on this kind of expeditions. The spots for snorkelling were great and very profesional staff. The food was very good too.

  • 18-Oct-2022

    Professionally, organised, friendly and knowledge crews. Highly recommended. Travel in mid oct 22, so not so busy. Absolutely amazing reefs. Thank you crew members!

  • 15-Oct-2022

    Thank you for a fantastic day out snorkeling - the crew were fantastic, definitely be doing it again

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