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Tour ID: 10000081

Delight in the beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef as you enjoy a seven-hour adventure exploring some of the most amazing dive sites. A catamaran cruise, snorkelling, semi-submersible and reef presentations – among other activities – are all accessible from the amazing Outer Barrier Reef Platform, giving you the freedom to select the activities that suit you best.

• Speed along on a catamaran cruise to your Great Barrier Reef adventure
• Be amazed at the luxury and fun that awaits you at the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform
• Snorkel this awe-inspiring Outer Great Barrier Reef site, taking in the beauty of the sea life and corals
• Stay dry but still see the reef in the semi-submersible or the underwater observatory, or choose from a variety of other optional activities.
• Fuel your energy with a delicious hot or cold buffet lunch

Departing from Cairns’ Reef Fleet Terminal at approximately 10:30 am (check-in at 9:45 am – coach transfers available), you’ll board the comfortable, air-conditioned reef vessel and receive complimentary morning tea for your journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform, passing the scenic Green Island along the way. While enjoying your tea, coffee and a delicious slice of cake, you’ll view a reef presentation and the crew will give you a snorkelling demonstration, ensuring you’ll be prepared and full of knowledge about your destination and the activities you’ll experience.

When you arrive at the amazing Outer Great Barrier Reef platform, you’ll be able to choose from a number of activities. If you’d like to jump in for a snorkel, you can do so directly from the platform, giving you immediate access to the underwater wonderland that is the Great Barrier Reef. The semi-submersible tour includes commentary and will allow you to see the spectacular colours of the sea life and corals without getting wet. You can also enter the underwater observatory, which also allows you to stay dry as you experience the colourful underwater paradise. Optional extras – such as introductory diving lessons, Scuba-Doo experiences and scenic helicopter flights – are also available for pre-booking.

After your morning activities, you’ll no doubt have worked up a healthy appetite, so a full hot and cold buffet lunch will give you the energy to continue taking in this spectacular location. If you’re looking to indulge yourself, you can even relax on the sundeck, taking in the scenery while sipping on a tea or coffee.

After you’ve had time to fully appreciate this wondrous ecosystem, you’ll jump back on board your vessel for the return trip to Cairns’ Reef Fleet Terminal, enjoying cheese and biscuits – as well as the view – along the way. You’ll arrive back in Cairns at around 5:30 pm.

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  • Included in price:

    Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise, morning and afternoon tea and coffee served until departure and at the platform, use of snorkelling equipment and buoyancy vests, reef education presentation, hot and cold buffet lunch, semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour, underwater observatory and guided eco reef talk.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Exciting optional activites include introductory and certified scuba diving, Scuba-doo underwater scooter, scenic helicopter flights and guided snorkel tours.
    Wetsuit, lycra suit and optical masks are also available.

  • Duration:

    Full Day: 7 Hours

  • Departure:

    10:30 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Arrives back at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 5.30pm.

  • Departure points:

    Cairns and Cairns Beaches

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Departure from Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St Cairns.
    It is recommended to check-in fourty-five minutes prior to departure.
    Coach transfers are available from Cairns city and Northern beaches at an additional cost.

  • What to bring:

    Hat, towel, sun block, swimming costume, cash or credit card (for souvenirs or optional extras) and don’t forget your sense of adventure!

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Children 4 - 14 years.
    Children 3 years and under are free of charge.

  • Additional Information:

    Rates are per person per tour and quoted ex wharf.
    Rates are in Australian Dollars including GST.
    Family fare - maximum of 2 adults and 2 children of the same family.
    All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.

    A Government Environmental Management Charge of $6.00 per person is levied for all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. This charge is payable direct to Great Adventures on check-in.

  • Destinations:

    Cairns and Great Barrier Reef

Optional Extras

  • Cairns City Coach Transfers (Return)

    Please confirm Hotel to be picked up from prior to day of travel

    Adults: $24.00 | Children: $15.00

  • Northern Beaches Coach Transfers (Return)

    Please confirm Hotel to be picked up from prior to day of travel

    Adults: $30.00 | Children: $15.00

  • Introductory Dive Great Barrier Reef (1 Dive)

    No experience is necessary to take a fully supervised introductory dive and explore the reef and its amazing marine life. Age and medical restrictions apply to diving.

    Adults: $162.00

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