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Tour ID: 10063482

Enjoy a new pontoon experience at a stunning outer Great Barrier Reef location. The Arlington Reef Half Day cruise provides visitors with access to one of the largest reef systems in the Marine Park accessible from Cairns. Short on time, this tour is for you.

  • Fast air-conditioned catamaran to the outer reef
  • 3 hours at the outer reef
  • All snorkelling equipment and expert instruction
  • Light Lunch Pack

Join the only half day cruise to the outer reef from Cairns.

Be among the first to re-discover this little known location from a newly renovated, activity pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy included activities such as snorkelling, underwater observatory, fish feeding, kids pool, marine life touch tank and lunch.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    • Free Tea & Coffee on boarding the vessel
    • Marine naturalist presentations daily
    • All snorkelling equipment and expert instruction
    • Interactive Marine Life touch tank presentation
    • Underwater observatory
    • Fish feeding presentations
    • Light Lunch Pack
    • Free WIFI on board vessel
    • Tea and coffee prior to pontoon departure

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Glass bottom boat tours

    Stinger Suits (AUD$5), Wet Suits (AUD$10) and Prescription Masks (AUD$5 +$50 deposit) may be hired once you are onboard the vessel.

  • Duration:

    5.5 hours

  • Departure:

    8:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

    1:30pm to Cairns

  • Departure points:

    Cairns, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Lake Placid, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach and Holloways Beach

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    If you are making your own way to our departure point at the Reef Fleet Terminal, please check opens at 7:00am and closes at 7:45 sharp.

    The boat departs Cairns Marina at 8:00am and returns to Cairns approximately at 1.30pm.

    Return transfers from Cairns City and North Beach suburbs (including Palm Cove) can be arranged as option extra at the time of booking (extra charge).

  • What to bring:

    Hat, sun protective clothing, towel, swimming costume, sunscreen SPF 30+, cash and credit card (safety deposit box on board).

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Children aged from 4 to 15 years pay the child price for the Reef Cruise.

    Children aged 0 to 3 years are classified as infants and travel fee.

  • Additional Information:

  • Destinations:

    Great Barrier Reef, Outer Barrier Reef and Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon

Optional Extras

  • Return Hotel Tranfers - from Cairns City area

    Cairns City

    Adults: $22.00 | Children: $22.00 | Family: $88.00 | Pensioners: $22.00

  • Return Hotel Transfers - from Cairns Northern Beaches

    Palm Cove,Trinity Beach, Machans Beach, Kewarra Beach

    Adults: $32.00 | Children: $32.00 | Family: $128.00 | Pensioners: $32.00

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