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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

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  • Location: Cairns, Australia
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3253OSPREY
Make the most of your visit to the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour by fast boat, with five hours to enjoy two premium spots on the reef. Snorkeling and glass bottom boat tour are included. Have the option to scuba dive and take a helicopter flight in order to experience the reef from all angles. A delicious barbecue lunch keeps you energized for your adventure. Expert guides welcome both newcomers and experienced marine enthusiasts to enjoy a day on one of the most famous reefs in the world.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Free snacks included
  • Buffet lunch included
Your Great Barrier Reef experience begins in the morning with one of the fastest trips to the reef from the Cairns mainland, covering the distance in a little over an hour. After checking in, step aboard your deluxe boat, which holds a maximum of 100 people, including expert guides who make sure that you are comfortable throughout the day.

When you arrive at the reef, head to two prime locations to take in colorful schools of fish and coral gardens. Your guides help you to get outfitted with snorkel and scuba diving equipment, and provide instruction and encouragement to newcomers and experienced people alike. Your friendly and knowledgeable crew is always available to help nervous snorkelers or divers enjoy their time in the water.

Marvel at the incredible richness and diversity of marine life as you snorkel at two prime sites on the Great Barrier Reef. If you prefer to stay dry, sit back and enjoy a tour of the underwater world in a glass bottom boat, with full commentary provided.

Spend five hours at the Great Barrier Reef, with an excellent buffet lunch served on the boat. The spread features an Australian barbecue with fresh fish, steak, and sausages, plus a selection of pastas, salads, and prawns.

You have a choice of included and optional activities on this tour. For people who want to learn to dive, an introductory diving course is offered. It’s the perfect chance to scuba dive at one of the world’s premier diving sites!

If you already have your diving certification, you can take up to three dives at two different locations during this excursion, with plenty of time in between for snorkeling and relaxation. Simply pre-book the initial dive, and then have the choice to purchase additional ones during your trip. All dive gear and dive computers are provided.

The guides choose from 12 exclusive moorings at six reef locations based on weather conditions and water clarity, to ensure the best experience for all activities. Generally, the tour goes to one of the true Outer Great Barrier Reef locations in the morning (Norman Reef or Saxon Reef) then heads to North Hastings Reef in the afternoon for the helicopter flights and glass bottom boat tour.

Get even more out of your day on the Great Barrier Reef with an upgrade to include a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight. Not only will you get an underwater vantage point of the reef, but you can get the overview from the air. The helicopter flight can be combined with snorkeling, diving, or both for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fully appreciate the grandeur of this natural wonder.

As you return to the mainland after a full day in paradise, snack on a cheese and tropical fruit platter while members of your talented crew provide live music and entertainment — a fun and memorable end to an amazing day!

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns

Departure Time:
Check in at 7:30am for 8:30am cruise departure
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at 5pm

Pricing information

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Cruise, Dive and Heli Flight
Code: GETUP

Outer Barrier Reef Cruise including 1 introductory or certified dive, a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight, buffet lunch & glass bottom boat

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$254.97
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Snorkeling Only
Code: SNKLON

5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Free time for snorkeling and swimming. Includes buffet lunch, snorkel gear.

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$134.98
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One Introductory Dive
Code: INTRO1

5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Includes 1 introductory dive, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear.

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$164.12
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One Certified Dive
Code: CERT1

5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Includes 1 certified dive, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear.

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$164.12
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Snorkeling and Heli Flight
Code: SNORKHELI

5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef including a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight and free time to snorkel

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$203.93
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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise

Inclusions:
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Buffet lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, salads and pastas. Vegetarian options are also available
  • Snacks including biscuits, cheese and fruit platter
  • Tea and coffee
  • Introductory or certified dive (if option selected)
  • 10-minute helicopter flight (if option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Wetsuit and stinger suit hire (AU$10.00 per person)
  • Reef Tax and fuel levy payable direct (AU$20.00 per person)
  • Additional dives payable direct (AU$65.00 per person)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All intending divers over the age of 65 years must provide a current Diving Medical certificate
  • Children aged 12 years and under are not permitted to participate in onboard diving activities as per Queensland Australian Law
  • Children under the age of 18 must be in the immediate company of a parent or legal guardian
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 24 hours before your flight is not permitted. All participants will be required to complete a health/medication questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart & lung conditions etc) and prescribed medications may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor before booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kim P, July 2014

Very well organized. Equipment in great shape. Food very good. We were lucky to have a gorgeous day in June.

Reviewed by: Allan M, July 2014

Excellent trip. Crew are hilarious and make the day lots of fun. Nice lunch and entertainment on the way home. Highly recommended!

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