Cairns: Visit Great Barrier Reef Cruise by Premium Catamaran Ticket

Overview

Welcome to Great Barrier Reef Cruise by Premium Catamaran in Australia. Cruise to Australia’s awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef aboard a luxury catamaran for a day feast of snorkeling, diving and island discovery. Meet your friendly crew at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, pay your reef levy then set sail towards the outer reef’s dazzling coral gardens and rainbow-bright tropical marine life.

Feel the wind in your hair as you ride the waves, taking in oceanic panoramas fore to aft from balloon nets and viewing decks. Enjoy morning tea while an on-board marine naturalist briefs you on all facets of this vibrant ecosystem. Review snorkeling basics then prep your gear for your first vibrant reef location brimming with marine diversity. Snorkel, dive or swim alongside abundant coral, turtles, and kaleidoscopic fish species. Certified divers can join dedicated tender trips to deeper reef contours for guided discovery.

Back aboard, replenish with a lavish hot and cold buffet lunch freshly prepared by your talented chef.

Highlights

Set off in a high-performance catamaran to two outer reef areas. While observing fish, turtles, and unique corals, you can swim, dive, snorkel, or just unwind on the boat.

  • Visit 2 diverse reef destinations in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Spot marine life: turtles or a giant wrasse on the outer reef
  • Feast from a chef-prepared lunch, including fresh tropical fruit
  • Relax on board a luxury catamaran
  • Sail back from the reef with the wind in your hair

Included/Excluded

  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Snorkeling tutorial/tours
  • Visit to two Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Flotation belts
  • Chef-prepared lunch (allergies catered for on request)
  • An on-board marine life presentation
  • Winter wetsuits or sunsuits in summer months
  • Prescription masks
  • Underwater camera hire/photography services with an 8GB SD card
  • Scuba dive
  • Souvenirs
  • Bottled water, snacks, and drinks from the bar
  • Hotel transfers

Tour Plan

What to Expect

Then it's off to a second prime location for an afternoon of activities catered to both adult explorers and young nature enthusiasts. By day's end, sail back to Cairns with sunset drinks in hand, perfectly content after a fulfilling marine encounter in one of nature's living wonders.

Meeting Point

Meet at the Reef Fleet Terminal. Check-in is from 7 AM to 7:45 AM for an 8 AM departure. Parking is available across the street and costs approximately AU$11 per day.

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Additional Info
Not suitable for:
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Diving certification
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Beachwear

Not allowed:

  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Drones

Know before you go:

  •  All passengers must complete a QLD medical questionnaire on the boat before departure. Some medical conditions (both past and present) may preclude you from diving. Contact the supplier for further information regarding this
  •  If you are doing an introductory dive you need to fill out and sign a medical declaration form
  •  The minimum age for diving is 12 years old with parental consent and completion of a medical questionnaire
  •  Passengers under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over 18 years old
  •  A moderate level of fitness is required as this is an in-water-based activity
  •  All certified divers must provide proof of certification
  •  At times it may only be possible to visit 1 destination (e.g. Hastings) due to inclement weather. The skipper will decide on the way to the reef and keep everyone informed of the sailing plans
  •  Infant tickets are free and can be booked with the supplier
  • Lunch includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options
Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation:

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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