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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

  • Snorkeling tour to Great Barrier Reef with optional upgrades
  • Deluxe boat reaches reef in just over an hour
  • Suitable for novice snorkelers to certified divers
Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
From US$124.60
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3 Certified Dives
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Includes 3 certified dives, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear.
From US$200.10
Cruise, Dive and Heli Flight
Outer Barrier Reef Cruise including 1 introductory or certified dive, a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight and buffet lunch
From US$245.40
Snorkeling Only
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Free time for snorkeling and swimming. Includes buffet lunch, snorkel gear.
From US$124.59
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Optional upgrades for a semi-submersible vessel, a helicopter ride, or novice to advanced scuba diving provide a customizable experience on this  Great Barrier Reef excursion. Stick with the original tour for world-class snorkeling at a UNESCO-listed reef and an Australian BBQ lunch. Plus, traveling by super-fast boat gives you more time to spend on the reef. Regardless of your snorkeling ability, guides are on hand to provide encouragement.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal by 7:30am, and climb on board your boat with a maximum capacity of 100 people, including guides. Reach the Great Barrier Reef in just over an hour on one of the fastest boats in the area, letting you spend more time in the water.

Visit two prime snorkeling locations on the reef to see its famously diverse marine life. Guides provide instruction and encouragement for nervous snorkelers and help scuba divers with their gear, ensuring that everyone has a positive experience. Those wanting to stay dry can upgrade to the guided semi-submersible tour (payable upon arrival). See the Itinerary section for further details on the activities offered.

Spend five hours exploring the reef, including time for a buffet lunch including Australian barbecue, salads, pastas, and seafood. Return to the original departure point at the end of the tour.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Bucket List Come True!!!

This was an awesome tour! All of the crew on board and in the terminal during check-in made it a point to make sure it all went smoothly. The crew went above and beyond to make sure we saw everything we wanted to and were...More

1  Thank katelynhorton
Reviewed 6 days ago
Absolutely awesome

This cruise is a must! The boat is huge, really clean and has lots of space to sit on the inside or sunbathe out on one of the decks. My first time on a cruise like this so i was nervous about the intro dive...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful staff

Had a great time visiting the reef. The crew was magnificent...very friendly and knowledgeable. The vessel was top notch, I felt like Leanardo in the Wolf of Wall Street. Would recommend this tour.

1  Thank Adam p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best Scuba/Snorkeling experience ever!

We took our daughter Amanda to the Great Barrier Reef to celebrate her birthday. She scuba dove and we snorkeled. According to her: "The reef was stunning! The dive experience was great! I had 3 dives at 2 different sites. They set up our tanks,...More

3  Thank BruceH_HydePark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Parallel World..

Mesmerising marine park.. Was it for real? was so hard to believe that the marine life can be so colourful and synchronised.

1  Thank Deepa M M
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23 June 2018|
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Response from Hazel B | Reviewed this property |
You will not need to take your own snorkel etc, the equipment is in good condition also, everyone has to wear an all in one suit with gloves incorporated in the suit so again no worries.
11 June 2018|
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Response from Rebe K | Reviewed this property |
No previous diving experience necessary. We went on the snorkeling trip, but there were divers there who just had the introductory course. You go on tour with a guide and there is instruction. If you do have certification... More
Kelley H
29 May 2018|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
Easy to dive and certification possible but one can dive without certification. Aquaquest out of Port Douglass is a great boat and we did two dives a no certification.