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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

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  • 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Experience one of the wonders of the natural world up close and personal on this snorkeling and diving cruise on the Great Barrier Reef. Climb aboard a 35 meter superyacht in Cairns and set sail for the open sea. Reach the Barrier Reef and explore the colorful world underneath the water, and snorkel or dive for a closer look. Travel to 2 different locations on the reef to see more of this special place
  • Lunch on board the boat is included in the ticket price of this 5 hour tour
  • Learn about the marine life you encounter from the knowledgeable and friendly crew
  • Full training and safety instructions are given on every trip
  • Hire of the snorkeling, diving and safety gear is included in the tour price

What's Included

  • BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh fish, prawns, steak, salads (Veg, GF, DF & Vegan options)
  • Cruise onboard the fastest, most luxurious superyacht
  • 5 hours reef time at 2 spectacular outer reef locations
  • Use of Scuba equipment
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Up to 3 Introductory or Certified Scuba Dives (if selected)
  • Free lycra/stinger suit hire
  • Glass of wine and a snack on return journey
  • 10-minute Scenic Flight (if selected)
  • Relax in comfort in spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

    Check-in is from 7.15am to 7.45am at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns. Evolution departs 8.00am sharp. Return transfers are available for an additional cost. You must contact Down Under Dive to book.

Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Check-in is from 7.15am at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns. Please make your way to the Down Under Cruise and Dive counter to check-in. Boat departs 8.00am sharp.
  • All divers are required to complete a Medical Questionnaire. In our commitment to the safety of our guests, divers over 65 years (or 45 years for PADI dive courses) must have a medical clearance with a physician the confirms they are Fit To Dive. This can be provided by your own GP before you leave for your holiday. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving.
  • Children aged and under 12 years (introductory) and 10 years (certified divers) are not permitted to participate in onboard diving activities as per Queensland Australian Law.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be in the immediate company of a parent or legal guardian.
  • For Certified Diving, evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive.
  • Diving within 24 hours before your flight is not permitted.
  • Due to comfort, weight and balance of the aircraft, the weight limit for helicopters is 130kg. Please contact the supplier directly for further information.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Special dietary requirements must be confirmed at least 24 hours prior to travel directly with the tour operator. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options are available.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 124 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveller Tips

If you are doing a introductory dive you are not allowed to bring a camera with you.
Don't make the mistake of forgetting to take seasickness medication!!
You are NOT allowed to scuba dive if have epilepsy, Diabetes, or a Seizure Disorder.
2,002 reviews
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Grey Day
Melissa_O, Dec 2022
Great day, great food great staff The reef was amazing Shout out to Blake who looked after us all day #connection [-0-]
Swimming in the great...
Michaela_M, Dec 2022
Swimming in the great barrier reef was the best part, it felt surreal. Staff were all very helpful too.
Great boat and staff, disappointed about scuba cancellation
nicolasarranog, Dec 2022
I was disappointed to hear on the SAME day of our travel, as we were checking in, that the scuba diving sessions had been cancelled as apparently the only instructor was off sick with Covid. During the trip we saw people scuba dive, and it's beyond my comprehension that there would only be one instructor available. It was the only day I could do the trip and I had travelled from Sydney to do it. We were refunded for the $50 dollars, but that's not what we wanted Also no photographer available, which is advertised in the photos, and no rentals to take photos. Overall the food was good and the rest of the staff were great, but these two essential things for our trip really made my trip disappointing.
Beautiful day at sea!
Stephanie_R, Dec 2022
Crew was great! Everything went smoothly. The food was abundant. I appreciated that they had ginger tablets for those who get seasick. Would recommend this tour group!
Would definitely use again
Antony_K, Dec 2022
Comfortable boat and a good crew. The reefs visited were great. Food was very good as well. Would definitely book with them again if I am in the area.
Once in lifetime stuff!!
john_s, Nov 2022
Great experience. Would definitely do it again with this company. Only small drawback was that it was slightly over crowded. I am just picking holes tho as it was a very memorable day. Thankyou!!!
We spent an amazing day...
Adel_S, Nov 2022
We spent an amazing day at the reef. The reef and the fishes were beautiful. The staff was really friendly, while the boat was comfortable. Highly recommended to attend on this tour during the stay in Cairns.
Great tour!
Karlie_B, Nov 2022
It was a great day out on the reef! The staff where very knowledgeable and the weather was beautiful! Couldn’t have asked for a better day!
Mohamed_A, Nov 2022
The whole experience of snorkelling and scuba diving . Fantastic, wonderful and helpful crew made it possible
Ashley_C, Nov 2022
Such an incredible experience! The captain and crew were so nice and accommodating. Would absolutely recommend and if I get the chance I would book again!
Great time
MaryNway_S, Nov 2022
Snacks and lunch are beyond the expectation. Staff are very friendly and patience to help you when you need help. Provide all the snorkeling and scuba diving gears including the suit.
Smooth sailing
Lynnette_D, Nov 2022
Professional, well trained crew…especially as they were helping seasick passengers! Fun filled day where we swam, saw multitudes of sea life, ate and drank well and laughed! Highly recommend
The best experience I have ever had.
Linda_M, Nov 2022
It has been the best experience I have ever had. The staff was very friendly and funny. The food, wine and snacks were delicious. The yacht is beautiful and very comfortable. The experience was safe, fun and wonderful. Thanks a lot to all the staff!!!
Amazing day! Bucket List item achieved!
Julie_L, Nov 2022
The two reefs were incredible and the staff was friendly and very dedicated to keeping us safe. The ride was smooth and enjoyable!
Would definitely recommend this trip!
Janet_C, Nov 2022
This was an amazing trip! The crew were all very helpful and professional. We all enjoyed the buffet lunch and it was clearly marked for vegans, gluten and dairy free, etc. We visited two different reefs, both were spectacular. All of the equipment is included in the one price. It was very easy to get off the boat and into the water using the steps and swim platform.
Amazing views of the reef
Lynne_W, Nov 2022
This tour was amazing from start to finish, the staff was all very good and helpful. I personally done the snorkelling and the views was amazing so worth it. The lunch prepared by the staff was really good and there was something for everyone. If I return to cairns would do this tour again.
Great experience
Emma_O, Nov 2022
Great experience, would do it again in a heartbeat. I would recommend to everyone I know. Food was great too!
Brian_H, Nov 2022
Came as part of our trip of a lifetime,this didn't disappoint! Great boat, fantastic crew and good food. This trip has got to be amongst the very top trips to do on any visit to Australia. Best excursion I have ever done!
Had the best experience....
Deepti_P, Nov 2022
Had the best experience. 2 perfect locations for snorkelling and/or diving. The helicopter ride was amazing as well. BBQ was yummy too! and the crew is great, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend them!
The best tour from my...
Jenny_L, Nov 2022
The best tour from my trip to Australia! I was really quite anxious about this one because I'm not a strong swimmer at all, and the last time I was in a boat I was really sea sick. But I loved every second of this day. All the staff and crew were professional and so friendly - they were all amazing. Snorkelling was such an amazing experience! I felt really safe in my life jacket and it took me some time to get comfortable in the water, but once I was I had the absolute best time. Lunch was amazing - great choice and super fresh. Really tasty. We went to 2 locations - I'd say the fish were better at the first location. I even saw a reef shark! The second location had great coral reefs, but not as many fish. Still, the whole day was so enjoyable - I really loved it!


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