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

Travel onboard the fastest, most luxurious super-yacht, Evolution, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for your snorkelling experience. Evolution departs from Cairns, offering a comfortable and affordable outer reef cruise.

With five hours reef time, the tour offers you more time to experience the world’s most famous National Park. Snorkel, enjoy up to three introductory or certified scuba dives, or join a semi-submarine tour exploring two of the best reef sites. A gourmet buffet lunch, together with live music and a free glass of wine with nibbles provide a level of service and comfort unmatched.

Your day on the reef:

Evolution departs Cairns at 8.15am sharp. Relax onboard our spacious air-conditioned modern lounges with a tea or coffee while you get to know our friendly crew who will go through safety briefings and get you all geared up for the day.

Your first reef location is either Saxon or Norman Reef. Snorkel, sunbathe on the front or upper deck or dial up the adventure with a certified or introductory scuba dive. Keen to learn about the amazing variety of corals, fish, turtles and marine life? Book a guided snorkelling tour with one of our experienced marine biologists (optional extra).

Enjoy a hot BBQ buffet lunch with hot meats, fish, prawns & a variety of salads before heading off to your second reef site for the day.

Our second reef location is our exclusive reef site, Hastings Reef, where you can continue snorkelling, scuba dive, take a scenic helicopter flight (must be prebooked) - perfect for non-swimmers!

We then make our way back to Cairns. Sit back and relax with a free glass of wine and a snack as you return back to Cairns around 4.30pm.

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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
    Hot BBQ lunch including hot meats, fish, prawns & variety of fresh salads (vegetarian options available)
    FREE tea, coffee and snack
    FREE glass of wine and snack 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 Tue, Fri, Sun

  • Return:


  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    7.15am Check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Steet, Cairns
    8.15am Departure
    4.30pm Return

    Transfers Available: Cairns $17pp; Outer City/Northern Beaches $24pp; Port Douglas $83pp minimum 2 people; 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 introductory diving is 12 years and certified divers is 10 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

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