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Spend six hours on the Great Barrier Reef at two different snorkel and dive sites on this luxury catamaran cruise from Cairns. Travel in style aboard a comfortable catamaran to a mooring off of Upolu Cay. Take a glass–bottom boat to Upolu Cay, then have time to snorkel or scuba dive. Refuel with a buffet lunch on board the catamaran before heading to your next destination, Upolu Reef, for more water time, including a guided snorkeling tour.

Highlights

  • Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef by luxury catamaran from Cairns
  • Spend a full six hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Choose to snorkel or dive at 2 locations -- Upolu Cay and Upolu Reef
  • Learn about the reef on a glass-bottom boat coral-viewing tour
  • Take a snorkeling tour led by a marine naturalist
  • Delicious buffet lunch, snacks and beverages included
  • Top-quality snorkeling and diving gear included
  • Cruise is limited to a maximum of 75 passengers

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What You Can Expect

Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Cruise by Luxury Catamaran

Make your own way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal where you board your deluxe 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran.

Enjoy coffee, tea and light snacks prior to departure, then relax on the outdoor sundeck or air-conditioned interior as your vessel cruises to Upolu Cay. Receive a safety briefing from the expert crew to prepare for the day ahead.

Drop anchor off of Upolu Cay and take a glass-bottom boat from the catamaran to Upolu Cay, located on the Great Barrier Reef 19 miles (30 km) from Cairns. Hop in the sheltered turquoise water to snorkel or scuba dive among an astounding array of coral, colorful fish and other sea creatures.

Cruise from Upolu Cay to Upolu Reef while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch with dishes such as smoked salmon, chilled prawns, cold chicken and other meats, accompanied by salad and fresh bread.

Arrive at the outer edge of Upolu Reef at a site known as the Wonder Wall. From the ocean floor, the Wonder Wall extends 46 feet (14 meters) high, reaching to just below the water's surface. Both snorkelers and divers can explore and marvel at the variety of marine life, including hard and soft corals, reef fish, giant clams and turtles. With an expert guide, take an informative tour and drift snorkel around the site.

Cruise back to Cairns after a six hours on the Great Barrier Reef, snacking on a selection of tropical fruit, cheese, crackers and cakes.

Customer Reviews

mango

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

excellent crew, well organized day. definitely recommend folks take sea sickness tablets before starting the trip to avoid getting sick in rough waters. we took them and were fine, but others had trouble. passed fruit and cheese/crackers were a nice treat after a day in the sun.

VICKY A R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Crew was first class. Had everything organized between divers and snorklers. The reef was incredible and the food was very good. You could tell that customer service was a high priority for all employees.

Dave J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great trip!

Benjamin Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was a wonderful day out, nice crew. Did wish for something hot during lunch, but all in all, was a splendid experience.

Susan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great Crew! wonderful way to see the great Barrier Reef!

Jeeyoon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Had a great time, the boat wasn't super big so it felt more intimate. The food was excellent and we had plenty of time to dive and snorkel. I definitely recommend!

Jessica W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

One of the best experiences of our lives! The crew was fun and friendly. Plenty of food offered throughout the day to keep you from getting too hungry. Staff gets into the water with you and will show you interesting things along the reef. Plenty of time in both locations. The snorkel gear was in great condition and high quality. This is a small I believe family run company, and they do an amazing job. Go see the reef with them! You won't regret it, I promise!

Claus B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very well organized, friendly staff, but horrible weather

Kari J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a Great Tour! The crew was very helpful and informative. We had a great trip out to the reef. When we arrived I was surprised that we were the only boat there! We had plenty of time on the glass bottom boat as well as snorkeling. Barry the Barracuda was a bit unnerving but once I was in the water and saw that he wanted nothing to do with us humans I was ok. We saw sting rays, eels, and all kinds of beautiful fish. More colorful than I have seen in Hawaii and Tahiti. My favorite was the purple star fish. They were Beautiful! What a Great Time! I would highly recommend this tour!

Gjermund Å

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great trip out to the Great Barrier Reef.
Personally I liked the last reef best. Clearer water and more to see.
Fun to dive. However, as a certified diver, I would rather spend several days here. Next time I'm in Cairns maybe.
Personally I thought the snorkeling was nicer than diving. Mostly because this reef was much nicer to look at.
But advise everyone to try diving in any case. It's fun, and opens a whole new world.
Very good lunch.

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