From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Cruise


Board a luxury catamaran and sail out to pristine outer reefs teeming with diverse marine life. Snorkel amongst colorful corals and exotic fish. Certified divers can join guided dives while beginners get intro scuba lessons. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board. With two reef locations, marine talks, and expert staff, experience the diversity of the Great Barrier Reef by boat and in the water on this full day excursion.


  • 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


  • 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

Savor a fresh tropical buffet lunch prepared onboard. Treat yourself to a selection of hot and cold dishes including buffet meats, salads, and tropical fruit. Travel to the second outer reef location for the day for your choice of activity. Look out for corals, exotic marine life such as parrotfish, reef turtles and 'nemo' fish. End the day as the captain hoists the sails, and cruise back to Cairns. Enjoy a cold drink from the bar (own expense) and relax on the boom netting. Alternatively, watch presentations about the marine life from the passionate eco-certified staff.

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 information

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
Cancelation policy

Free cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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