Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive And Snorkel Cruise From Palm Cove

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Cruise departs from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8:30am. Hotel pick ups are between 7am and 8am.
  • Departure Details :
    Palm Cove hotels
  • Return Details :
    Cruise returns to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 4:30pm. Return coach from Cairns will arrive in Palm Cove at approximately 5:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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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Lunch included

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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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 with pickup from your Palm Cove hotel to 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 sundecks overlooking the Coral Sea. A tropical buffet lunch will be served between sites, along with morning and afternoon tea.


Cruise from Cairns to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Use of snorkel equipment

Use of dive equipment (if option selected)

Snorkel tour with reef guide

Choice of snorkeling, introductory or certified diving (option selected at time of booking)

Prescription masks

Buffet lunch

Morning tea

Afternoon tea

Hotel pickup and drop off from Palm Cove

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Environmental Management Charge



Gratuities (optional)

Wetsuit hire (approximately AUD $5.00)

Optional activities (if options not selected)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionaire 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

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Mar-2018

    The cruise was fantastic. The dive instructors were great, and it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • 01-Mar-2018

    We thoroughly enjoyed our great barrier reef tour in Palm Cove. The service was fantastic and out outer reef location was superb. The staff were friendly and ensured everything we needed was provided.

  • 02-Feb-2017

    My wife and I went on this tour in early Jan 2017. We were worried a bit how the weather was going to turn out given that it'd been raining all afternoon the day before we were scheduled to go on the tour well, it is wet season. Surprisingly the weather was beautiful out in the outer reef and we had a fantastic time. We did one introductory dive and snorkeling for the other two stops. The water visibility was great and the reef was just beautiful. So much marine life all around you. Snorkeling is great but do consider introductory dives if you haven't done before. This is the perfect sight to do it. Tom was our instructor and he was very patient and very thorough in preparation. Ty is super funny and helpful in explaining the rules just follow his instructions. I highly recommend this tour.