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
What better way to view the beautiful Great Barrier reef from far above and deep below the water surface! Though snorkeling is as good as diving at the Great Barrier Reef. Staff are well organized, professional and fun.
This was by far the highlight of our trip to Australia. We came to Port Douglas to dive and snorkel and this package gave us that ability. We left in the morning and returned about 5pm each day. We were able to customize our package to the areas we wanted to go, this worked great for us. A very professional company. Their gear from masks to snorkels was in great condition and great quality. My 12 year old son was the first in the water and last one out each site, he enjoyed it so much. I also had questions before the trip and they answered my E-mails promptly.
Doing what: Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise Pass
They were wonderful! They were entertaining and always made sure we had what we needed. They also got in the water to teach my daughter how to snorkel. The food was plentiful, the attitudes were fabulous! The Great Bartier Reef was AMAZING! Money well spent for sure! I would recommend this tour to anyone, but especially if you have kids! It is a great family atmosphere!
The trip on the barrier Reef was absolutely excellent. Firstly the boat was the right size and the crew excellent, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. All safety aspects were gone through and the equipment available from sting suits, floatation jackets, fins, masks and snorkels were of good condition. Breakfast was great with unlimited tea/coffee available throughout the trip. A bar was there and the prices were not a ripoff. The lunch was excellent, followed on the way back by fruit, cheese and biscuits finally slices of cake. An excellent glass bottomed boat trip of the reef with a very knowledgeable skipper. The two areas of the reef they took us to, there were only two boats there, so you were very private. There are only two points I would make. More information needs to be given regarding were to park and the costs. The carpark we used we had to pay in coins only and were chaseing round for 10 dollars in coins. Also were you need to go to check-in. We were then told there was an underground carpark which took credit cards. Other than this I would reccomend this trip to anybody. We would certainly use this company again.
Great Diving experience. Dives were beautiful. Staff puts safety first and was great all the way around. They were very friendly and helpful.. The lunch we had was nicely prepared and was tasty especially after diving. Vessel was very clean. Great experience all the way around.
Fabulous trip. The staff is funny, friendly and so accommodating. I did not know how to swim and although I think I could have done the snorkeling, I was too scared, so there was an option where one of the staff pulled you around on a life preserver donut. I got great pictures and the feeling of security. The food was fabulous, the helicopter ride was such fun and beautiful. Can't say enough about this!!!
Deep sea diving is something you will never get bored of.
The tour was FANTASTIC! The crew were all very helpful and a joy to be around. There were 4 of us that went on the tour and 3 of us had not been snorkeling before. They were very nervous but as we were returning to the shore my sister stated she was REALLY glad she went and thoroughly enjoyed it!
We booked out tour with Viator (this being the first time). The whole day was perfect. We were picked up on time and brought to the marina for our reef snorkelling. What a awesome day and the highlight was being able to hire a underwater camera and have those photos put onto a cd to take home. The buffet lunch was very tasty and lots of food to go around. Morning and afternoon tea was also provided and that was very nice also. You did have to pay for stinger suits though which we highly recommend. The helicopter ride back was very nice and once landed we were brought back to our accomodation. The whole day was perfect and I could not have asked for anymore. Well done to all and highly recommend using Viator for your next booking. Happy travelling.
Very nice tour! The boat is well equip for snorkeling and diving. We enjoyed the day!
Brilliant! There were 60 passengers on the boat so not a small tour but there were plenty of crew to help. Do not expect to have either a "trial dive" or a "guided snorkeling tour" with that many people but the reef is so amazing that this is not necessary. Lunch was also quite good. Thanks!
The best experience! Loved Kuranda Railway then the Skyrail back down. We loved the Rain Forestation with animals and aboriginal dance w/ excellent display of spear-throwing, boomerang and didgeridoo. Great lunch. As for the Great Barrier Reef, it was the greatest snorkeling ever!
Doing what: 2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
Absolutely brilliant , despite my life long timidity in water I was supported and able to view the reef as i snorkelled albeit in a a less than mermaid like mode
Absolutely brilliant, where else can you be taken snorkelling amongst the most beautiful corals and fish then be taken on your introduction to scuba diving. The lively crew were fantastic with good food and entertainment on the way home.
And we were able to add a helicopter ride when we got to the reef.
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