- Full-day Great Barrier Reef cruise
- See the underwater sights without getting wet from a glass-bottom or semi-submersible vessel!
- Enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch including fresh seafood
- Watch a fish-feeding presentation
- Experience the unique touch tank
- Morning and afternoon tea included
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What You Can Expect
Once on the pontoon, it’s up to you how you’d like to spend your day on the Great Barrier Reef. You can stay dry and see the clams, giant starfish, clownfish, anemone corals and much more on a guided reef tour in a glass-bottom boat or a semi-submersible vessel, then watch a fish-feeding presentation. Or take a walk on the underwater platform on a Seawalker Helmet Dive for the excitement of scuba diving without getting wet. There’s also a touch tank on board, giving you the opportunity to experience the Great Barrier Reef’s unique marine life up close.
If you want to take the plunge, all the essential equipment is provided for snorkeling. While experiencing this colorful underwater world of reef corals, keep a look out for Dolla, the resident green sea turtle, or Wally, the resident hump-headed Maori wrasse. Watch for manta rays and even whales in the winter months (June to August), and don’t miss the colorful clownfish of Nemo City.
You also have the option to include additional activities (at additional cost). You’ll feel at home in the water on a guided Seawalker Helmet Diving adventure -- no diving experience is necessary, and groups are limited to six participants to ensure a safe, personalized experience. And if you’re interested in scuba diving, here’s your chance! Take an introductory dive with a group of if you’re a learner, or enjoy a certified dive if you’re experienced.
Your pontoon base on the Great Barrier Reef is fully equipped with showers, change rooms and free Wi-Fi. Morning and afternoon tea are served on board, as well as a full buffet lunch, including delicious seafood and tropical fruit. You can also purchase soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, snacks and ice cream from the bar on board. Wet suits and Lycra sun suits are available to rent for protection from jellyfish and other stinging species, as well as sunburn (jellyfish season is November to May).
After spending approximately four hours at the pontoon, relax on the return cruise to Cairns after a fun-filled day in and out of the water on the Great Barrier Reef.
I thought the trip was excellent! The crew was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun and informative. I WOULD Definitely recommend this trip to anyone.
Beyond words. The day was overcast but the reef was clear, warm. I took the guided snorkeling tour and the guide took us to the best spots to see the most amazing part of the reef. Incredible!
This tour was amazing!
Absolutely life-time experience! Excellent food !
All you would expect! Buffet lunch was top class, but it paid to be in the first wave of diners.
This tour was the highlight of our trip! It was truly magical swimming among the fish and seeing the coral.
The ride out was a bit long but worth it.
Done this trip before and it is amazing. Could not do it this time because of weather conditions
It was a wonderful experience! We joined the guided snorkelling tour. The guide was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. My daughter is still excited every time she talked about the coral and sea animals she saw that day.
Wish we could have been in Cairnes longer, but we did have one problem with this trip that truly should be noted. My husband and I signed up for the hard hat underwater experience. We were never told ther could be medical conditions of this trip, and when he filled out blood pressure they would not let him go. They said if he had note from his doctor it would have been OK. We would have like to have known in advance.
Again the weather was gorgeous and the ride out to the reef just beautiful. Had a great time. The food was very good and there was plenty. Also, the staff kept the line moving and didn't allow people to cut in.