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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

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  • Snorkeling tour to Great Barrier Reef with optional upgrades
  • Deluxe boat reaches reef in just over an hour
  • Suitable for novice snorkelers to certified divers
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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
From US$120,66
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5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Free time for snorkeling and swimming. Includes buffet lunch, snorkel gear.
From US$120,66
One Introductory Dive
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Includes 1 introductory dive, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear.
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Snorkeling and Heli Flight
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef including a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight and free time to snorkel
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Overview
Optional upgrades for a semi-submersible vessel, a helicopter ride, or novice to advanced scuba diving provide a customizable experience on this  Great Barrier Reef excursion. Stick with the original tour for world-class snorkeling at a UNESCO-listed reef and an Australian BBQ lunch. Plus, traveling by super-fast boat gives you more time to spend on the reef. Regardless of your snorkeling ability, guides are on hand to provide encouragement.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal by 7:30am, and climb on board your boat with a maximum capacity of 100 people, including guides. Reach the Great Barrier Reef in just over an hour on one of the fastest boats in the area, letting you spend more time in the water.

Visit two prime snorkeling locations on the reef to see its famously diverse marine life. Guides provide instruction and encouragement for nervous snorkelers and help scuba divers with their gear, ensuring that everyone has a positive experience. Those wanting to stay dry can upgrade to the guided semi-submersible tour (payable upon arrival). See the Itinerary section for further details on the activities offered.

Spend five hours exploring the reef, including time for a buffet lunch including Australian barbecue, salads, pastas, and seafood. Return to the original departure point at the end of the tour.
Reviews (747)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Beware of the weather.

My sons did this tour just after Christmas. Unfortunately it was very windy and rough and one son was too sea sick to get into the water. The other son was able to get into the water at the first site but the conditions were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank top5travel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
An amazing experience

My husband and I booked this tour and we're a bit nervous because the weather was not the best. The boat (Evolution) itself is a great looking boat with its own pontoon. We were blown away by how organised the crew is and everything is...More

1  Thank virginieo239
Reviewed 5 days ago
Fantastic day out with Down Under Evolution

The Crew made our day! They were super friendly and humorous. Dom, Addy and other crew members were helpful at all time with our groups. Whenever we needed help, they were there for us. 5 star services we had for golden class!! Snorkeling and intro...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lovecairns0604
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A fabulous day out

This is a must see if you are around this area - I had booked my trip but it looked like it would be plagued by bad weather, a cyclone to be exact but my tour operator were fab and we managed to switch it...More

1  Thank clares657
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day at the reef

We had 3 certified dives and 2 kids were snorkling. the boat was loaded - 180 people. So if you are looking for a peaceful day at the reef, this is not your trip. Many were obviously snorkling for the first time in their life....More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank paulamakkonen
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Jael R
16 January 2019|
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Response from Ramusa2017 | Reviewed this property |
Not from Palm Cove, from Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns
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Chiu C
4 January 2019|
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Response from Francisco V | Reviewed this property |
You have to go to the tour's offices, which are located on 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia. I would go a day earlier to get familiar with their location. Happy travels.
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Chiu C
4 January 2019|
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Response from derbunker | Reviewed this property |
The trip from the Airport to Cairns hotel area is relatively short and it cost about 25 Australian dollars. Some expensive j hotels offer complimentary shuttle to the airport, most common hotels don't. Regular hotel can call... More
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