Great reef experience. The food was good. Most of the staff were professional. Was the highlight of my vacation in Cairns.
We had an incredible day! Check in queues were big but smooth, and smaller than other operators. Our boat Osprey V was smaller than other boat tours, which to us was great as it meant a much more personal day. We were treated like VIPs from the start with tea and coffee, the staff were really friendly, helpful and entertaining, and the experience itself was spectacular. The spots on the reef were beautiful, all equipment for snorkeling and scuba diving was included apart from wetsuit which we didn't need, although we had taken our own just in case. For both myself and my other half, this was our first scuba dive. Our instructor Kim, was very professional, entertaining and knowledgeable, and very patient as it took me a few minutes to get used to it. We spent the day in one of the most beautiful places, with wonderful staff. I can't fault this trip, worth every penny for anyone wanting to see the Great Barrier Reef.
This was the best thing I have ever done. Got to see some amazing things in the reef, the white tip reef shark was cool. I took the helicopter ride option and was pleased I did, amazing views of an amazing place. Can't recommend it highly enough
It was my dream trip to visit australia the barrier reef was on my to do list and this trip did not disappoint The reef was amazing and the crew was great. We especially enjoyed Elvis. I would highly recommend this. Thanks to all.
This tour company is wonderful to work with. I wasn't paying attention when I originally booked the tour so subsequently I had booked this tour for the wrong date. One phone call to the office and the situation was quickly rectified. The tour itself was wonderful. Upon arrival at the boat we were greeted by a very cheerful staff and a breakfast buffet of coffee, tea, fresh fruits and pastries. We were quickly made to feel at home and that atmosphere continued throughout the whole day. The staff were more than accomodating, there was a constant supply of food and drinks all day long and the snorkeling on the reef was incredible. The included glass bottom boat ride was a nice unexpected bonus too. Upon exiting the boat, the staff lined up on the dock and each and every one of them thanked us for spending the day with them. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to spend a relaxing day on the reef with a great group of people.
The company that did our tour of the Reef was nothing short of AWESOME. The crew were amazing and friendly and so helpful especially to those that could not swim or snorkel. Aaron and Elvis were FANTASTIC and I would have no hesitation in recommending this company in the future.
Had an amazing two days. Visiting the reef with the guys at down under was the highlight and the helicopter flight out was just amazing. Would definitely do it again.
Doing what: 2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
Amazing attentive crew, great set up, top feed and access to beautiful coral reefs. Couldn't ask for more!
Great experience! The staff was very friendly, professional, an helpful. Lots of food and fun. The reef is beautiful. I only had one day and very glad I took this tour.
Picked up at hotel, taken to Marina where we sailed out to the Lower Isles on a beautiful boat. Given all the gear for snorkelling plus lots of instruction and were accompanied out onto the reef. Saw coral, loads of fish and turtles then the highlight sharks feeding close to the beach - not when we were snorkelling thankfully! Lovely lunch on boat then sailed home in the sunshine - a perfect day.
This cruise to the barrier reef was absolutely brilliant, the crew couldn't have been more helpful whether you were snorkelling or diving for the first time. The cruise takes you to two different location, the second of which being the more colourful with an abundance of fish to see. On the return journey a crew member entertain us with a guitar and his versions various songs, hilarious.
I had a fantastic time, met friendly people on the tour, ate an awesome meal and snacks and met the funniest and awesome tour guides. I love snorkeling at the two different reef sites. It was such a fun experience that I want to do it again but scuba diving next time!
The most fantastic tour!
Perry and his crew were absolutely brilliant, taking our group out to a fantastic part of the secluded reef, small group, allowing all guests to learn how to scuba dive on the reef with no experience required or just snorkel and the staff were so helpful. and friendly. Unreal day!
This was a wonderful 2 day tour. We were able to visit the highlights of Cairns plus we spent one day on the Barrier Reef with a helicopter return from the Barrier Reef to Cairns. The helicopter ride allowed us to see a bird's eye view of a larger area of the Barrier Reef. We snorkeled 2 different locations. It was just as beautiful as expected. The tour offered persons without much snorkeling experience the opportunity to have a tour person guide them while holding onto a safety ring. The second day was a trip up to Kuranda - a charming small town in a rain forest, then a visit to an aboriginal cultural center plus a ride over the top of the rainforest. This tour is a perfect 2 day tour when visiting Cairns. It was very well organized and the staff did a great job.
Doing what: 2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
For a special occasion, or even just because, this is a sensational trip to do. On time, professional pick up from our hotel, followed by a required safety information session, but it wasn't long til we were in the sky. Landing on Middle Cay just as the tide was receding was fantastic. While we snorkelled, our pilot laid out a picnic rug and champagne brunch - a very generous offering compared to others we have experienced! Having two hours to snorkle, swim, lie in the sun and just enjoy the reef was wonderful. An experience we couldn't recommend more highly!
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