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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
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5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Free time for snorkeling and swimming. Includes buffet lunch, snorkel gear.
One Introductory Dive
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Includes 1 introductory dive, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear.
Snorkeling and Heli Flight
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef including a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight and free time to snorkel
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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 yesterday via mobile
5 Star!!!

We went on the cruise and helicopter tour today. I would never cruise with another company. The staff really went the extra step with everything. People got sea sick and the staff showed the up most compassion. The knowledge to the area was outstanding. I...More

Thank shayleydean
Reviewed 2 days ago
Snorkeling Great Barrier Reef

Great ship crew was polite well trained, food was good was a great experience. Got to see amazing sights.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 6 days ago
Must do if you are going to snorkel or scuba

If you are not afraid of the ocean and you are a decent swimmer the cruise to the barrier reef is a must do. The trip is kind of long, even so the boats move a good rate of speed, if you are not planning...More

1  Thank derbunker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Crew and Service

I booked the one day diving and snorkeling tour, two dives. I booked that boat because I sometimes get seasick so I wanted to go on a big boat (spending 8 hours on it). The crew was great, they helped me with any question and...More

Thank Mibani
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great cruise for a lifelong dream

Diving on the Great Barrier Reef was a lifelong dream of mine, and I was not disappointed by this cruise! I did 2 introductory dives and some snorkelling. It was my first time diving but the staff is here to make sure you know the...More

Thank Relax815912
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Marc C
September 23, 2018|
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Response from derbunker | Reviewed this property |
In the boat that took us to the reef were lockers, not in the barge. During the duration of the snorkeling/scuba the boat is moored to the barge so you can easily retrieve what you need. My wife confirmed this. Off course... More
Gabriele R
September 23, 2018|
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Response from henshawgn | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will also provide ( for a fee) water proof cases for mobile phones.
Gabriele R
September 21, 2018|
Response from nat77l | Reviewed this property |
Yes life jackets are supplied