From $205

Tour ID: 10000173

On our cruise you get to choose to do as much or as little as you like. If you have never snorkelled before our friendly staff will teach you or if you have always wanted to know what it feels like to dive then take our introductory dive. It can be a day of "firsts" for you! Your cruise on the Great Barrier Reef will not disappoint, the colours and fish are amazing.

  • Soak up the early morning views, as you head out to your Outer Great Barrier Reef dive sites
  • Enjoy world-class snorkelling with the gorgeous coral reefs & wonderful marine life
  • Choose from a number of diving and non-water experiences – try one or try them all!
  • Aussie BBQ lunch and free glass of wine, cheese and fruit platter with live entertainment

Join Cairns Best Reef Tour, and travel onboard the fastest, most luxurious, award-winning super-yacht, Evolution, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for your snorkelling experience.

Departing daily from Cairns, you'll experience 2 exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef sites with unlimited snorkelling. With five hours reef time, the tours offers you more time to experience the world’s most famous National Park. A gourmet buffet lunch, together with live music and a free glass of wine with nibbles provide a level of service and comfort unmatched.

Dial up the adventure and add up to 3 certified or introductory dives, semi-submersible coral viewing tour, upgrade to include a helicopter scenic flight or a marine biologist tour. All additional costs and can be purchased before or on the day. Recommend purchasing before the day to save and to secure your spot.


After checking in at Reef Fleet Terminal, you'll cruise from Cairns at 8.15am onboard super-yacht Evolution. 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. These reef 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 4:30 pm.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Cruise onboard our super-yacht to 2 unique outer Great Barrier Reef locations
    5 hours reef time with unlimited snorkelling
    All snorkelling equipment & floatation devices and free lycra/sun-suit hire during Summer
    Hot BBQ lunch including hot meats, fish, prawns & variety of fresh salads (vegetarian options available)
    FREE tea, coffee and biscuits
    FREE glass of wine, cheese and fruit platter on return journey
    Live musical entertainment on return journey
    Experienced & professional dive instructors and friendly crew
    Spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck to relax in comfort

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Refreshments, alcohol, snacks, underwater cameras, souvenir T-shirts, caps, wetsuit hire & lycra suit hire, semi-subermisble coral viewing tour, marine biologist tour, photographs (digital and/or USB).

  • Duration:

    9 hours

  • Departure:

    7:30 AM Daily

  • Return:


  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    7.15am Check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal (Corner of Esplanade and Spence St)
    8.15am Departure
    4.30pm Return

    Transfers Available: Cairns $17pp; Outer City/Northern Beaches $24pp; Transfers paid cash to the driver on the day. Please add your accommodation in the space provided on the booking form.

    For Customer not requiring transfers: 7.15am to 8.00am Check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal (1 Spence Street Cairns)

  • 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 and Outer 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: $100.00 | Children: $100.00 | Pensioners: $100.00

  • Certified Diving ( 3 Dives )

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

    Adults: $120.00 | Children: $120.00 | Pensioners: $120.00

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