Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
What a day! Snorkeling, Food and a helicopter ride to top it all off! What a special day this was! The staff are absolutely amazing (especially Elvis)
An awesome experience......boat ride took longer than I expected but well worth it. Staff very friendly and very accommodating, really had a BLAST on this tour! Elvis was a "STAR"!!!!!
Great day on the reef on the osprey which has a superb team of people in charge of you phil was amazing cooked a wonderful lunch and entertained us on return journey too many to mention but also Hayden was super taking many people snorkelling who were not confident or could not swim he took everyone we thought how tired he should of been sometimes he was pulling 3 people on ropes and rings also mel was very nice and last but not least Sam was a typical Aussie lad all in all a super 5 star day out if you go on reef you must go with this team.mick and Jill Brammer march 02 /2014
The crew treated me like family! They gave us free wine and cheese and fruit in addition to free lunch. They had a free concert on the way back, it was heaven!! Underwater camera rentals for $45 and rental of SCUBA or snorkeling gear was included in the price. What more could I ask for? You just have to buy drinks and tour guide if you are SCUBA certified and want a guide. Overall, so worthwhile! 2 of my friends have already signed up after seeing my photos!
Great trip. We really enjoyed ourselves. If you sign up for the intro dive, they get started very quickly. I have scuba dived before so it was fine, but it could be a little stressful for first timers.
Great way to see the Great Barrier Reef. They have experienced staff and they are very friendly.
Visited in January and I had an amazing time! Chose the snorkel and heli option, and it was well worth the money. The staff were professional, knowledgeable, and safety conscious. The reef sites were well selected - alive with colourful coral and fish everywhere! Helicopter ride was a highlight. Lunch was pretty nice and there was enough to go around. Great way to see the reef.
I definitely recommend this trip to everyone! Safe, easy and it's more than worthy.
We've done many Viator tours both here and overseas and this one is up there with the best. We had a fabulous day visiting two reefs with a delicious lunch included. What really impressed us was the professionalism of the staff and the way they looked after the safety of the passengers. Phil deserves an extra pat on the back for the way he shifted from host to cook to entertainer and everything else in between! He could even speak Chinese more fluently than the young Asian couple sitting next to us!
There are a lot of tour companies running similar cruises but make sure you go with Osprey. Fantastic!
Diving experience was nervewrecking at first but the instructors were patient and encouraging. Once I was diving the views were great and once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommended. If you do not want to do the diving, snorkelling is still fantastic as you still see the great views of the Great Barrier Reef. I went on a helicopter ride as well and the reef was a extremely different (and spectacular) view from above.
Excellent trip and definitely worth the money. Staff were really helpful and friendly, there was plenty of food to eat and all the equipment provided functioned properly. We received exactly as promised, if not more.
Very good tour. Staff were spot on as were the extra options available. The visit was to two reefs. The first was a little too deep and the visibility and colour was lacking however the second, Hastings reef was fabulous with lots to see. The first reef could have had less time spent and more time on the second. Complimentary drinks on the way home and live singer topped the day off. Overall very good.
The Great Barrier Reef was amazing! They took us to two different dive/snorkel spots and each had it's own beauty. We saw two sea turtles, which was great. The helicopter flight was worth the extra money, beautiful from the water, but also a spectacular view from the air.
It was the BEST experience I've ever had in my life !! I LOVE CAIRNS XD Thanks a lot !
Had an amazing time! All the crew were so friendly and funny. Had a great time in the water snorkelling and diving in the great barrier reef for the first time!
Great Cruise, They delivered with a high level of professionalism and responsibility.
The trip was a total success! Very professional staff hora out of their way to provide personalizad service to all guests. And to top it off the food was excellent and the cook entertained us with his rock guitar on the way back. A great day in the Great Barrier Reef.
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.
Brought this trip as a surprise for my partner and her friend , they loved it said all the staff were awsome , and the diving was unreal , they didn't stop raving about , top shelf so I'm told !
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