Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns

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From £47.55
Location: Cairns, Australia
3.5star based on 15 reviews

Cruise the Great Barrier Reef by catamaran on a budget-priced day tour from Cairns. You can snorkel, scuba dive or cruise in air-conditioned comfort. You’ll visit two spectacular Outer Reef dive and snorkel sites, and be served a typically Australian tropical lunch while on the water.


  • Buffet lunch included
  • Cruise to the outer reefs
  • Scuba diving demonstration
  • Guided snorkelling tour
  • Use of snorkelling equipment
  • Morning tea
  • Afternoon tea
  • Certified Dives (If option selected)
  • Introductory Dive (If option selected)
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Tour conducted in English

You’ll see a great variety of marine life at Norman Reef, including turtles, coral gardens and giant clams. The amphitheatre-like sandy sea bed is surrounded by coral hillocks and the reef. Saxon Reef has hard corals, moray eels, lion fish, Maori wrasse and beautiful coral gardens. There’s excellent shallow snorkelling, and there are swim-through gullies scattered throughout the reef. On a sunny day the white sandy floor reflects the light and turns the area into a magical, picture-perfect reef scene.

Snorkelling is one of the best ways to view the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkelling equipment (including prescription masks) is included on the cruise and easy access to the water is available from lowered platforms. Why not join a free guided snorkelling tour, to get the most out of your Great Barrier Reef experience? You also have the option of going on an introductory or certified dive (if option is selected).

On your great day out on the reef you will be served an Aussie tropical buffet lunch, and morning and afternoon tea.


Departure Point: Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns
Pickup is available from Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas hotels. Return transfer costs are payable direct on the day of travel:

  • Depart from Cairns hotels between 7:00am to 7:15am – $10.00 per person
  • Depart from Northern Beaches hotels between 6:50am to 7:05am – $15.00 per person
  • Depart from Port Douglas hotels at 5:30am – $60.00 per person (minimum two passengers)

Departure Time: Check in at 7:30am for cruise departure at 8:30am

Return Details: Returns to original departure point

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We prayed for a perfect day, and got one! The weather was perfect, the seas were calm, and the water was crystal clear. The reef and the fish were amazing! The boat experience was great! The team was truly professional; they made you feel safe and comfortable, and tried to ensure you had a bit of fun along the way. I would highly recommend this tour. The only disappointment was that we couldn’t have a beer or glass of wine on the return trip, as they’d had their liquor license suspended recently due to some incident with a rude client. Hopefully that’ll be cleared up soon. Either way, it was a fabulous day, and one of the highlights of our four week, three country trip!

Reviewed by: Ronald F, United States of America


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