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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

  • Unforgettable views and experience of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef
  • Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
  • Multiple tour options for snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
From US$138.21
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Includes all snorkeling equipment and guided snorkel tour
From US$138.21
One Intro Dive
Includes one introductory dive
From US$189.40
One Certified Dive
Includes one certified dive
From US$175.51
Experiencing the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef can be a challenge if you’re on a budget, so this tour offers the flexibility and affordability to choose only the activities you want. Cruise out from Cairns, stopping at two different locations, and opt for a guided or self-guided snorkeling excursion, try an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy a thrilling dive for certified divers only.
What to Expect

Make your own way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, meet your captain and crew, and hop aboard your luxurious catamaran. As you set sail, gaze out across the Coral Sea and tuck into tasty muffins and tea or coffee. During the journey, the crew will review basic snorkeling techniques and help you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive.

Arrive at the first stop and, depending on your chosen activity, either head down to the snorkel platforms for easy access to the water or join your scuba instructor for your introductory or certified dive. Guided snorkel excursions are available for beginners or less-confident snorkelers, while dive masters accompany small groups of no more than six people.

After working up an appetite in the water, relax on deck while lunch the onboard chef prepares lunch. Then feast on a delicious buffet of hot and cold dishes, including vegetarian options and plenty of salads, fresh fruits, and bread. Cold drinks are available for purchase.

Continue to the second dive site, where you’ll have another chance to snorkel or dive. As you explore the vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef, look out for exotic marine life such as parrotfish, puffer fish, or clown fish. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a reef shark or sea turtle. If you have any questions about your sightings, all will be answered during a special marine life presentation once you’re back onboard. 

After a full day at sea, set sail for Cairns, where your tour ends back at the cruise terminal.

Reviews (308)
1 - 5 of 284 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Brilliant Day!

Myself and my partner booked this to try scuba diving and also to enjoy a day on the sea and we couldnt fault it. We had the best day and saw so many cool marine creatures whilst diving! Our instructor Jake was awesome and really...More

Thank hannahmF8330OA
Reviewed 4 days ago
AWESOME Experience and a MUST DO in Cairns!

My husband and I LOVED our time on the Passions of Paradise Cruise. We did 2 scuba dives with Kirsty. She was so sweet and kind to us. She remained calm and was VERY patient with me especially because I was having trouble with my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank csindelar11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Super professional

My friend and I had an amazing experience with passions of paradise! The crew were not only very knowledgable but also super friendly and approachable. Was really impressed by the efficiency of how the day was run and at the end every crew member shook...More

1  Thank rachaelgammon
Reviewed 1 week ago
DO IT. this is the one!

My wife and I came to Cairns to see the great barrier reef hoping that we picked the right tour. we just were worried that we paid a lot of money and it might not be all that great. but this was literally the best...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank McKay L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great trip out to the reef

This should read more as a 4.5 star review. Overall the trip was excellent- staff were friendly and accommodating, boat was nice and not overcrowded, reef sites were good. We booked transfers from palm cove which were on time and we even got walked back...More

Thank K3263AAjamesp
PassionsTeam P, Owner at Passions of Paradise Reef Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi James, Thanks for your review. We are really glad you enjoyed our day with us. I have taken your review to the boat to show the crew and discuss ways in which we could have done better that day in our food presentation. Our...More

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Sandra K
January 2, 2019|
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Response from Lyn H | Reviewed this property |
There are a range of ages on Passions. My husband and I are in our sixties and regularly snorkel with them. Weather should be beautiful in April. If seas are rough due to weather skipper will find a calm spot on the... More
December 28, 2018|
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Response from Clothier5 | Reviewed this property |
The trip we were on had just over 100 guests on board. It was a bigger boat than I'd expected. When we arrived I was concerned re space, but actually we found the space was fine.
December 14, 2018|
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Response from Stewie52 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they supply wetsuits for all divers if required. They also have stinger suits for all ages in stinger season.