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Truly amazing!! 1st time to dive and snorkel.. Great food and music... Well Recommended!!
Take sea sick pills:
The ship and crew are top notch. They entertain and watch over the guests to make sure everyone is having fun and when they are not motion/sea sickness they are ready with the vomit bags, I'm just saying it's not a pleasant thing to have seasickness, and the crew is very helpful when it does happen.
The instructions on how to snorkel was presented in such as way that it was easy to learn. The reef is bleaching so beware that you won't see the beautiful colors it once was.
This was an amazing experience. First time I have snorkeled and I had a great experience and lots of fun. We went to Flynn Reef and stopped at 3 different locations. The amount and type of fish and coral was enormous. The coral looked healthy. Jason and Eve gave a little run down at each stop of best places to snorkel, etc. Lunch was served midday and was more than I expected. They had something for everyone. I will be back in the future, but I now want to scuba. The entire crew was absolutely wonderful. All the people on the excursion were also nice. Everyone had fun. I highly recommend going on this trip. They do have a professional underwater photographer as well.
This is an unforgettable experience. The Great Barrier Reef is the super highlight of this tour. You spend so much time snorkeling that I cannot recommend this tour enough. Simply amazing!
The Kuranda trip by train is very scenic. Lovely experience. The Kuranda city itself is ok.
Doing what: 2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
I can't brag enough about the Captain and staff of this cruise. They were knowledgeable and very experienced in the water. Our Captain made an extra effort for our family since we were there to honor a past family member. Thank you for such a heart felt Captain and staff, I would highly recommend this to anyone. The snorkeling was beautiful I enjoyed being in the water and saw my first live shark.
Wonderful. Two long periods of snorkeling on a beautiful boat with the most attentive staff! Well worth every minute
Brilliant day out but be warned the journey out can be rough so take a sickness tablet before you head if you suffer from sea sickness. So worth the visit. The boat we where on was fantastic and the staff excellent. When my daughter got ill they couldn't have been more helpful. The food was wonderful and we could have tea or coffee when we wanted it. We also got cheese and wine in the afternoon. Elvis one of the staff played and sang for us on the way back. Great laugh. The journey back is fine so worries about being sick. I went on the Submarine and would recommend this especially if your not mad keen on snorkelling or diving. Be aware that wet suits are extra and you will need to pay a reef tax when you pick up your boarding pass so take this into account. All in all a brilliant day
The ship was very spacious and clean with great food and plenty of staff to help. Super organized crew and great snorkel stops!
Fantastic snorkeling right off the beach, great glass-bottom boat tour and hiking. Fantastic lunch, too. Worth a second trip. We even saw a shark!
Wonderful and memorable experience, the crew are excellent and take good care of the passengers. The total amount of time for diving is about 2-3 hours, we will definitely want to return for a longer diving experience. The ride in and out is a bit rough due to the sea conditions, the boat itself is quite large, but if you are prone to sea sickness, I would advise bringing medication, the waves are unavoidable, it is the ocean.
On time and good dive master - pity the other certified divers were not very good. Don't forget to get the boarding pass from the pier centre before going to the boat. Plenty of good food on board.
Amazing!! Highly recommend! Great staff, the snorkelling was fantastic and the diving was brilliant! A must do!
Learning to Scuba dive at the great barrier reef was fantastic. Our instructor was good fun and very informative. Highly recommended.
The crew was great
We did not dive but the snorkelling was great
The crew were in the water and looked after swimmers from novice to experienced with enthusiasm
What a great day! I loved how you had various marine biologists to snorkel with us at each location to point out various awesome things in the water. We really enjoyed the whole day and met some really great people on board. Highly recommend!!
Couldn't be happier with this 3-day pass. It was our first trip to the Great Barrier Reef, and this enabled us to sample 3 different boats and itineraries. We did the big boat to the anchored barge at the outer barrier reef the first day, the smaller boat Poseidon to three other outer barrier reef locations the second day, and the catamaran sailboat to the Low Isles the last day. We spaced each trip over the week in Port Douglas. Not for people who get seasick. I personally preferred Poseidon, as it had fewer people and those aboard were more adventuresome types. This was my 10-yr olds first time snorkeling, and he loved all three trips!
Doing what: Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise Pass
Angela M Canada
Although a certified diver I went with my son on an introductory dive. It was a lot of fun and the boat was roomy so even if a lot of tourists you could find a place to relax. In the afternoon I chose to stay with son and we did a helicopter ride to see the barrier reef from above or you could take a submarine offered as well at the location the boat stopped.
This is one of the most fantastic things we have ever done. The snorkeling is beyond compare. The water is crystal clear and the giant clams, tropical fish, and lovely coral are the best I have ever seen. The boat ride was fabulous and beautiful and the food was GREAT. The semi sub ride was a spectacular experience. The birds take up most of the island so do not plan on sunbathing. There is definitely a bit of an odor and many feathers on the sand. The area for the birds is roped off and there are surveillance cameras...so no sneaking over to the bird side! If you love birds like I do, you will enjoy seeing all of the baby chicks. It was a wonderful day that I will always remember!
The tour was fantastic - very charismatic and friendly crew, delicious lunch, and amazing dive sites. We got to see a reef shark and a sea turtle, and got some really cool pictures of us snorkelling. This was my second time with this company and I and #39;d definitely go a third.
Even though it was the most best day with the sun shining on the coral it still was so beautiful snorkelling, The commentator and the crew had amazing humour Really made my day. Really got everybody laughing and enjoying their trip. Really beautiful comfortable boat
This tour is amazing ... We did both snockling and diving and absolutely worth it.
Staff if extremely friendly and professional...
Ekta R United Kingdom
Amazing tour! Crew were fantastic from start to finish. They were informative, entertaining, and were very thorough in all their safety checks at all times to ensure that everyone was onboard after both snorkeling/diving sessions. They regularly made announcements to keep us informed of what the plan was for the day and when we needed to be back, etc. The tour was definitely good value for money with the basic snorkeling equipment and lunch with snacks/tea included. The marine biologist onboard was great especially given that I wasn't a confident swimmer, and gave me the confidence and encouragement to get into the water and gave me a short guided tour around the reef so that I could see all the reef and marine life, which was absolutely amazing, and an experience never to be forgotten! The glass bottom boat tour was also great, especially for photo opportunities. On the whole a great day out and a memorable experience! :
Truly an experience you'll remember for the rest of your life. Everything was smooth and on time. We only snorkeled and did a snorkeling tour that was so worth the price. The tour guide was nice and extremely knowledgable. We actually went to Hanauma Bay after the reef because a friend said it was some of the best snorkeling on Hawaii and it didn't even come close to The Great Barrier Reef. Cairns, where we launched from, is a nice little touristy town with a couple things to do to keep you busy if you still have the energy when you get back from swimming.
I read that a number of people had complaints about how crowded the boat was, but in April he boat was maybe, MAYBE, half booked. That left a lot of open water for us to explore.
If I was going to give anyone tips about preparing, the two I would give are
1. If you have ANY motion sickness issues, get something for it or buy the 3 tabs they offer as soon as you get on board. A number of people were extremely ill because the waters near the shore were so choppy. One poor guy went through 6 vomit bags on the way back in.
2. Find out what people who snorkel you can find out online probably do to keep their masks from fogging up. Having to keep stopping to defog your mask will take away from your experience.
Doing what: Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns
This is a must do! The staff on board were great and there were so many of them that there was always somebody nearby to help. They took us to 2 reefs and both were absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. I don't think diving is necessary as you can see so much snorkeling but the divers had a great time too!
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