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Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

From US$145,50
  • Unforgettable views and experience of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef
  • Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
  • Multiple tour options for snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
From US$145,50
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Includes all snorkeling equipment and guided snorkel tour
From US$145,53
One Intro Dive
Includes one introductory dive
From US$199,43
One Certified Dive
Includes one certified dive
From US$199,43
Experiencing the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef can be a challenge if you’re on a budget, so this tour offers the flexibility and affordability to choose only the activities you want. Cruise out from Cairns, stopping at two different locations, and opt for a guided or self-guided snorkeling excursion, try an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy a thrilling dive for certified divers only.
What to Expect

Make your own way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, meet your captain and crew, and hop aboard your luxurious catamaran. As you set sail, gaze out across the Coral Sea and tuck into tasty muffins and tea or coffee. During the journey, the crew will review basic snorkeling techniques and help you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive.

Arrive at the first stop and, depending on your chosen activity, either head down to the snorkel platforms for easy access to the water or join your scuba instructor for your introductory or certified dive. Guided snorkel excursions are available for beginners or less-confident snorkelers, while dive masters accompany small groups of no more than six people.

After working up an appetite in the water, relax on deck while lunch the onboard chef prepares lunch. Then feast on a delicious buffet of hot and cold dishes, including vegetarian options and plenty of salads, fresh fruits, and bread. Cold drinks are available for purchase.

Continue to the second dive site, where you’ll have another chance to snorkel or dive. As you explore the vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef, look out for exotic marine life such as parrotfish, puffer fish, or clown fish. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a reef shark or sea turtle. If you have any questions about your sightings, all will be answered during a special marine life presentation once you’re back onboard. 

After a full day at sea, set sail for Cairns, where your tour ends back at the cruise terminal.

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Reviewed yesterday
Best way to visit the reef for snorkeling

This outfitter GETS customer service. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The number of guests is more limited than many other options which made the experience even better. Everything about the trip was a positive experience.

Thank clp112
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Fun, professionality and security

I strongly recommend to explore the great barrier reef with this fantastic team! Not only you feel secure and cared at all time, but also you get entertained by this enthusiastic team. Very good job guys keep it up!

1  Thank Federico R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Fantastic world to experience

Me and my friend took a day tour to the reef and absolutely loved it!! I could spend hours and hours just snorkelling around. It’s a magical world (shame it is so bleached, but that’s our own doing). My friend tends to suffer sea-sickness and...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 5 days ago

every crew member was incredibly nice and helpful, the buffet lunch was surprisingly good, the boat was nice, the equipment for snorkeling was probably the best i had used out of all my snarling tours.. no leaks in the mask and it was easy to...More

Thank kac721
Reviewed 6 days ago
My best experience in Australia

I did snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Paradise and it was the best decision I have made in Australia. I came back to Cairns after having a previous snorkel trip cancelled on me by the operator and therefore with very low...More

Thank Rong X
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22 May 2018|
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Response from Thomas N | Reviewed this property |
Yes snorkelling gear is part of the package
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Response from arusa p | Reviewed this property |
The boat us for 220, however they only work with 120, I was there with 120 and the boat still of empty of space and sit available! Amazing boat for me, the best one!