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From $174

Tour ID: 10002240

Get up close to a giant maori wrasse, follow a turtle over colourful coral gardens or swim with a reef shark when you dive, snorkel and sail the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns with Passions of Paradise.

The locally owned company has more than 25 years’ experience in operating personalised day tours to the Great Barrier Reef.

A commitment to research, education and conservation of the World Heritage area has earned Passions many environmental awards including the 2014 Queensland Tourism Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism.

Your reef adventure begins with an informative briefing by an eco-guide before exploring two pristine Great Barrier Reef locations at moorings owned exclusively by Passions of Paradise. A choice of 27 outer Great Barrier Reef sites means Passions can select the location best suited to the weather, and with just 80 passengers on the airconditioned 25-metre catamaran you will avoid the crowds as you snorkel or dive the warm pristine water of the Outer Barrier Reef. The trip includes snorkelling equipment, a hot and cold buffet lunch freshly prepared by the onboard chef plus friendly trained staff to teach snorkelling techniques and educate you about the Great Barrier Reef.

Optional activities include introductory or certified diving and a guided glass bottom boat tour.


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  • Included in price:

    All snorkelling equipment
    Morning and Afternoon Tea
    Chef Prepared Tropical hot and cold buffet lunch including prawns and fresh fruit
    FREE snorkeling tuition
    FREE guided snorkeling tour
    FREE flotation vests
    Marine life presentation by our on board Eco Tourism Australia certified Eco guides

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Introductory Dive - So you would like to get up close and personal with the fish and the coral like Jaques Cousteau!!! You can pre-book your first dive, or book up to 2 dives on board. Intro diving is safe, fun, easy and the best way to see the Great Barrier Reef. Our Diving Instructors are highly experienced, calm and fun to be with.
    NO experience is necessary, and you don’t even have to be able to swim. You will be given a full on-deck briefing, shown how the equipment works and in small groups of no more than 4 divers, be led on a Diving Instructor controlled dive.

    Already hold Open Water Dive Certification? You can pre-book your first dive, or book up to 2 dive whilst on board. Just bring along your dive licence.

    Glass Bottom Boat - Full Marine Naturalist tour and commentary, bookable on board. $20.00 per adult, $10 per child
    Wetsuit or Stinger/Sunsuit available to hire on board for $8.00 per person.
    Prescription masks available for hire on board for $10.
    T shirts, snacks & merchandise available on board.

    We can offer a transfer service from your Cairns or Northern Beaches hotel. This must be pre-booked but you are required to pay for the transfer directly at check in.
    Transfers from City hotels $18.00 per person / from Northern Beaches hotels $25.00 per person.

  • Duration:

    Four full hours on the Reef - departure from Cairns is at 8am sharp

  • Departure:

    8:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Approx 5pm

  • Departure points:

    Cairns and Cairns Beaches

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Transfer from your hotel can be arranged but is payable direct to Passions on the day of travel at the check in desk. If you require transfers, please advise hotel accommodation to be picked up from and we will advise pick up time.

    Check in starts at 7.15am at the Passions of Paradise desk inside the Reef Fleet terminal at Number 1 Spence Street Cairns.

  • What to bring:

    Towel, Swimmers, Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses, Cash or Credit card for on board purchases

  • Fitness level required:

    Low

  • Child policies:

    4 -14 years

  • Additional Information:

    Reef Levy of $15 per person is required to be paid on board.

  • Destinations:

    Great Barrier Reef and Outer Barrier Reef

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