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Tour ID: 10000173

Experience a full nine hours at the best snorkelling dive sites on the amazing Great Barrier Reef. This cruise takes you to two amazing Outer Reef sites for a day of snorkelling, guided snorkelling tours, a sample scuba dive and a delectable Aussie BBQ lunch. You’ll also have the chance to experience a Semi-Submersible Tour as an added extra.

• Soak up the early morning views, as you head out to your Outer Reef dive sites
• Be in awe at the beauty of the gorgeous coral reefs, full of the sea life you’d expect from Australia’s most famous tropical reef
• Choose from a number of diving and viewing experiences – try one or try them all, it’s completely up to you!
• Delight in the delicious food and snacks available on board

An early morning departure (approximately 8:20 am, but check-in at 7:30 am) from the Reef Fleet Terminal allows you to soak up the glory of a Cairns morning as you make your way out to the dive sites. This is large modern reef vessel that has been fitted with state of the art computerised stabilisers, which ensures your super-fast journey is a comfortable one.

Both of the exclusive and secluded Outer Reef dive sites you will visit are bursting with sea life, colourful corals and crystal clear water and are chosen for their clarity and suitability on the day. Chosen for their amazing bottom contours, these locations are the perfect example of the Great Barrier Reef’s wondrous beauty. Both locations are suitable for people of all ages and levels of experience. If you’re a complete beginner, you may opt for the introductory diving, which is designed for first time snorkelers and is guided by professional and friendly staff who want to share the joy of snorkelling with you. You will be taught the basics of using your snorkelling equipment (which is provided for free), safety techniques and how to get the most out of your dive. If needed, you can avail of the buoyancy aids provided, such as wetsuits, foam noodles and life jackets.

Once you’re feeling more confident, you can join a guided snorkelling tour through the labyrinth of colours below the warm, inviting waves. You can also try your hand at scuba diving, with a free introductory lesson! If you don’t want to get wet, you can hop aboard the 'Sub-Xplorer' semi-submersible and take in the wonders of the reef through the viewing panels. You can even feed the fish as you learn about the Reef from the informative commentary provided.

If you’re feeling peckish, you can enjoy the complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits, wine, cheese and fruit platter, or wait for lunch – a delicious Aussie BBQ consisting of your choice of steak, sausages, vegetarian options, tropical salads or pastas. At the end of your memorable and exciting day, you’ll head back to the Reef Fleet Terminal, arriving at approximately 4:45 pm.

TTG Code: topninecairnsreefcruises

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    The free bits:
    FREE guided snorkelling tours,
    FREE 5 min scuba diving lesson (so you can try it before signing up for a whole course),
    FREE tea, coffee and biscuits and
    FREE glass of wine with a cheese and fruit platter.

    Tour inclusions:
    Transport out to the reef, the modern vessel is fitted with computerised stabilisers to make the trip out as smooth as possible and is one of the fastest reef tour vessels in Cairns.
    A full day at two of the region’s most beautiful reefs.
    Access to information and assistance from the many friendly, attentive Cruise and Dive team members.
    Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including steak, sausages, vegetarian options, tropical salads and pastas.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Refreshments, alcohol, snacks, underwater cameras, souvenir T-shirts, caps, wetsuit hire & lycra suit hire.

  • Duration:

    9 hours

  • Departure:

    7:30 AM Daily

  • Return:


  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    7.30am Check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal (Corner of Esplanade and Spence St)
    8.20am Departure
    4.45pm Return

  • What to bring:

    Hat, towel, swimmers, sunscreen, camera and cash/credit cards for on board purchases.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child rates apply for 4-16 years. Minimum age for diving is 12 years. All children on any tour must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Additional Information:

    A reef tax and fuel levy applies to all persons traveling to the Great Barrier Reef. This will be $20pp and payable on board.

  • Destinations:

    Great Barrier Reef

Optional Extras

  • Introductory Diving ( 1 Dive )

    -Includes scuba equipment, Student to instructor ratio: 4 to1/(subject to medical questionaire)

    Adults: $70.00 | Children: $70.00 | Pensioners: $70.00

  • Introductory Diving ( 2 Dives )

    Includes all scuba equipment: student to Instructor ratio: 4 to 1 (subject to medical questionaire)

    Adults: $115.00 | Children: $115.00 | Pensioners: $115.00

  • Certified Diving ( 1 Dive )

    includes all scuba equipment and wetsuit hire(cert card required)

    Adults: $70.00 | Children: $70.00 | Pensioners: $70.00

  • Certified Diving ( 2 Dives )

    includes all scuba equipment and wetsuit hire (cert card required)

    Adults: $90.00 | Children: $90.00 | Pensioners: $90.00

  • Certified Diving ( 3 Dives )

    Includes all scuba equipment and wetsuit hire (cert card required)

    Adults: $110.00 | Children: $110.00 | Pensioners: $110.00

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