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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

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  • 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$120.51
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Snorkeling Only
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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.
From US$120.51
One Introductory Dive
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Includes 1 introductory dive, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear.
From US$157.03
Snorkeling and Heli Flight
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef including a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight and free time to snorkel
From US$200.85
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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.
Reviews (733)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great for seeing the real reef

The staff was friendly and professional. The whole trip was arranged nicely. We stopped at two places around the outer reef where you can literally see the reef! Too many creatures and fabulous reef you just float and observe them! We dove for the first...More

1  Thank Xiaoli M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had such a beautiful time aboard the evolution boat with the Down Under Cruise and Dive crew. We were looked after like never before, the crew were beyond helpful and the boat was pristine. The crew determined which reef would be best for our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brookehicks
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great diving with an even greater crew

I am an advanced diver and was really excited to finally check out the great barrier reef. The diving sites themselves were really colorful with great visibility although we did not get too lucky with the marine life. However, what really made this trip was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yousuf A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best reef experience ever

Thanks to Down Under team for amazing experience for our international students. We had a ball the whole day. The reef is very colorful and lots of different 🐠 you can see. The food and staff are amazing!

Thank 161petraf
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great snorkeling experience, even for non-expert!

I had a great time snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef with Down Under Cruise & Dive. Even though I'm not an experienced swimmer, they provided safety jacket and floating noodle so that I was able to snorkel like others. They also provide stinger suit and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ysgee
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December 4, 2018|
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Response from Compass61466316091 | Reviewed this property |
I know on our tour it was groups of 4-5 people doing helicopter but I don’t know if they were all together or not.
Charles L
November 28, 2018|
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Response from Francisco V | Reviewed this property |
I did too booked through their website, but, as mentioned above is always good to contact them once in Queensland just to make sure everything is in order..