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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

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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
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Sunlover Reef Cruises Cairns Great Barrier Reef Experience

Sunlover Reef Cruises Cairns Great Barrier Reef Experience

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Enjoy the natural delights of the Great Barrier Reef on an activity cruise from Cairns that gives you several ways to experience this renowned underwater world. After traveling by catamaran to a pontoon moored on the reef, you can observe marine life on a glass-bottom boat or semi-submersible vessel; go snorkeling to spot sea turtles; get your hands wet in the touch pool; upgrade to include a Seawalker Helmet dive; or upgrade to include an introductory or certified scuba dive. A buffet lunch is included, and the pontoon is equipped with showers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$171.10
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Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns
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Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns

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Spend a day on the Great Barrier Reef at two different snorkel and dive sites on this luxury catamaran cruise from Cairns. Travel in style aboard a fast, comfortable catamaran to the outer edge Upolu Reef. Take an Adventure Snorkel & Glass Bottom Boat Tour through the highly protected no-fishing zone sites in the Marine Park. Refuel with a buffet lunch on board the catamaran before heading to your next destination, Upolu Cay reef. Enjoy the shallow azure blue waters surrounding this natural Coral Cay with both snorkeling or diving on offer. Be mesmerised by coral teeming with colourful fish.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$152.89
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Green Island Discovery Including Glass Bottom Boat Tour Departing Cairns
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Green Island Discovery Including Glass Bottom Boat Tour Departing Cairns

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Combine a reef and rainforest experience on this day trip to Green Island. Located just 45 minutes from Cairns via catamaran, this island is home to over 120 plant species and colorful birds. While there, take a self-guided walk to discover some of the island's flora. Day visitor facilities include a pool bar, restaurant, and shops. Food is also available for purchase.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the lush beauty, amazing wildlife and rich heritage of Tropical North Queensland on this customizable full-day trip to Kuranda from Cairns. Travel to this enchanting rain forest village aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, and choose from a variety of activities including visits to the Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Rainforestation Nature Park. Hang out with koalas and exotic birds, browse local markets and opt to include a delicious buffet lunch. At the end of the day, glide through the treetops back to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

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Go snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise from Cairns. Relax on board your 80-foot (25-meter) luxury catamaran as your captain sails to two exclusive locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel or dive, with full instruction provided by guides, and see an array of colorful fish, sea turtles, and corals. Your tour includes morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch, with additional beverages available for purchase.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Immerse yourself in the natural wonders and Aboriginal heritage of Australia’s tropical north on this full-day tour from Cairns. First, head to the Mossman Gorge to take part in a traditional smoke ceremony with the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people. Then, enjoy a close encounter with native wildlife on the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk and visit Cape Tribulation, the meeting point of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest. After lunch at Cape Trib Beach House, embark on a scenic cruise along the Daintree River (optional).
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$116.13
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Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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Journey to the rain forest village of Kuranda via two unique transit options on this memorable full-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Skip the line and enjoy Gold Class service aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through lush mountain passes and waterfall gorges along the way. In the opposite direction, glide above the treetops in a gondola and soak up spectacular views of the mountains and coastline on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. In Kuranda, enjoy leisure time to explore the heritage markets, learn about aboriginal culture or interact with native wildlife.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour to Fitzroy Island. After arriving from Cairns on a fast ferry, have free time to do what you choose: snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, lounge on the white-sand beach or see the coral from a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to add the Activity Pass Plus Lunch, which provides a picnic lunch, snorkeling gear, stinger suit, a glass-bottom boat tour.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Tackle the grade II and III rapids of the Barron River on this adrenaline-pumping half-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Prepare to get wet and wild as you hurtle over the rapids, then float downstream past the jagged cliffs, plunging ravines, and lush rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. Best of all: with gentle rapids and full instruction provided, this tour is suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Grand Kuranda Incl Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation (CKBB)
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Grand Kuranda Incl Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation (CKBB)

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Experience the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kuranda Rainforest on a full-day tour from Cairns. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda where you first visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, the largest flight aviary in Australia. Tour the Rainforestation Nature Park in an amphibious Army Duck vehicle, then see koalas, dingoes and more at the Koala and Wildlife Park. Take a dreamtime walk with a Pamagirri guide for the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, then feast on an Australian barbecue buffet lunch. Finally, return to Cairns on the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
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Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

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Dive into the spectacular underwater realm of the Great Barrier Reef on this full-day snorkel and scuba cruise from Cairns. Travel aboard a luxurious catamaran to three renowned dive sites to swim among coral gardens and tropical marine life. All experience levels are welcome, and guides are on hand to assist with your choice of snorkeling, introductory scuba diving, or certified diving. A buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea on the catamaran are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns
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Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns

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Ensure a memorable experience on the Outer Great Barrier Reef on this full-day, all-inclusive cruise aboard a catamaran. Head for Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Outer Reef and plunge into the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef by snorkeling amongst its rich marine life. If you have selected the option, you can also include an introductory or certified dive. Includes morning and afternoon tea, as well as a buffet lunch.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour

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Venture off-the-beaten-track and explore the UNESCO-listed wilderness of Australia’s tropical north on this full-day tour from Cairns. Journey along the Captain Cook Highway; take a guided hike through the Mossman Gorge and cool off with a dip in the Mossman River. After lunch (included), look out for crocodiles on a scenic cruise down the Daintree River, then continue to Cape Tribulation to trek through the Daintree Rainforest and enjoy magnificent views over the Great Barrier Reef. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a personalized experience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Cairns

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Customize your visit to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns with your selection from three travel options with a choice of snorkeling, scuba diving, and a one-way or round-trip scenic helicopter tour. Admire views of the Great Barrier Reef from your helicopter as you get a multi-angled perspective on one of the world’s top natural wonders. Then enjoy a close experience of the coral reef by choosing to snorkel or enroll in an optional scuba diving course (additional expense).
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  • 2 to 7 hours
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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and Rainforest Day Tour Departing Cairns
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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and Rainforest Day Tour Departing Cairns

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Immerse yourself in Northern Queensland’s waterfalls, rainforests, and other natural wonders on this full-day tour from Cairns. Admire the untouched scenery and stop to swim in the famous Millaa Millaa, and Josephine Falls. In between, visit Babinda Boulders and Mount Hypipamee, watch for wildlife such as tree-kangaroos and platypus, and admire a tropical sunset at Lake Eacham. National Park admission, lunch, refreshments, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 11 hours
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Cairns Luxury Catamaran Harbor and Dinner Cruise

Cairns Luxury Catamaran Harbor and Dinner Cruise

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Hop aboard for a luxurious evening catamaran cruise of Cairns and experience Australia’s northernmost city from the water. Sip a complimentary drink as you glide along the Cairns waterfront precinct and along the idyllic Trinity Inlet, then tuck into a delicious dinner featuring fresh local produce. Vegetarian and other dietary options can be catered for
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the Great Barrier Reef and a lush island rain forest on this full-day catamaran tour to Green Island from Cairns. Create your own perfect day on this protected coral cay with a variety of activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, Seawalking, nature walks, and tours on a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to include a delicious buffet lunch on board the catamaran and/or a ride in a semi-submarine. It’s a fantastic way to discover the underwater wonders of the world’s most famous reef!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rainforest River Tubing from Cairns

Rainforest River Tubing from Cairns

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Get set for a wet and wild adventure as you hurtle down the Mulgrave River on a giant tube! Hang on tight as you navigate small rapids and then soak up the scenery as you drift through the rainforest. This fun-filled morning tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Cairns, plus around 2 hours of tubing. Best of all: there’s no experience necessary, so everyone can give it a go!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Great Barrier Reef Adventure from Cairns Inc Snorkel from Activity Platform

Great Barrier Reef Adventure from Cairns Inc Snorkel from Activity Platform

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Whether you want to immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef or view it from a bit of a distance, this day trip to the outer reef has you covered. The activity platform at the reef provides opportunities to snorkel, dive, and swim, and to view it from the comfort of a semi-submersible and an underwater observatory. An ideal day trip for the whole family.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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40-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

40-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

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Get a rounder perspective of the Great Barrier Reef by viewing it from the air on this scenic flight from Cairns. Soaring over the UNESCO-listed reef allows you to take in its colors and appreciate its vastness. Enjoy unobstructed photo opportunities from your window seat as you take in such sights as Green Island, Upolu Cay, Vlassof Cay, and Michaelmas Reef.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

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Get a bird’s-eye perspective of Tropical North Queensland on an unforgettable hot air balloon flight at sunrise. Soar over the Atherton Tablelands as golden sunlight breaks across beautiful farmlands, rivers, and forests. Choose the duration of your flights and enjoy pickup and drop-off from your Cairns, Northern Beaches, or Palm Cove hotel. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful way to start your day!
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Track Small Group Tour
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Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Track Small Group Tour

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Head out on a rainforest adventure on the original Daintree Rainforest Tour. Take a guided walk along Cape Tribulation to see flawless white beaches and ride a 4 wheel drive into dense tropical rainforest on the Bloomfield Track. Cruise on the river Daintree and listen to your expert and experienced guides explain all of the local wildlife and biodiversity of the area. Explore Daintree on a boardwalk in the mid-canopy.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ocean Free Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise, Cairns 25 guests
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Ocean Free Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise, Cairns 25 guests

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Sail on a 2-masted schooner from Cairns to Green Island for a full day of snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Have a choice of options for exploring Green Island, spending time in the water around the magnificent coral reefs, walking in the rain forest, or lazing on the white sandy beaches. Enjoy the expertise of the superb crew, in addition to buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a glass of wine as you cruise back to Cairns.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns
"Beautiful site. So glad I've finally seen the Great barrier reef (or at least a small part of it) they were very strict on passengers not touching or further destroying the reef. Lovely staff and services.... Fantastic food!! Would definitely like to do again!"..."
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Sunlover Reef Cruises Cairns Great Barrier Reef Experience
"Incredible! Amazing experience, fantastic boats, loads of options for all people. Would def use this company again. Amazing day - thank you"..."
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Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns
"This experience was one we’ll remember forever! The crew was so knowledgeable, friendly, and hard working which allowed my mother and I to be able to truly relax and enjoy being out on the water and exploring the reef. This experience includes everything you’d need for the day and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Thank you so much!"..."
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Green Island Discovery Including Glass Bottom Boat Tour Departing Cairns
"Glass bottom boat, the Crocodile sanctuary and swimming in the pool were all fabulous! Great day out. Will definitely go back again!"..."
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
"The most beautiful scenes. I travelled with my cousins from Canada who came to spend some time with my family. Had a lot to learn."..."
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
"This was once in a lifetime experience, and Passions of the Paradise crew made sure we were taken care of! We had our very first scuba diving experience and Simon helped us to make it happen, thanks Simon! Also guided snorkeling tour was awesome! Enjoyed the food onboard with vegetarian choice as well."..."
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
"Esther our tour guide did an amazing job, so friendly and helpful and a great bus driver. On that tour their is a fair amount of driving and not easy driving, and I always felt very safe with her at the wheel. The scenery all along the way was magnificent."..."
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Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
"A really enjoyable day- amazing scenery from both the gondola and the train , excellent service and the gold card upgrade made it a memorable day on our holiday"..."
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
"Beautiful day out with my husband and 12 year old son...My boy will remember that day forever! We swam with so many Colourful fish 🐠"..."
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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
"We were a family of 3 - Mum, Dad and 17yo daughter. Liv was our fabulous guide and taught us everything we needed to know. The rapids were great fun and we were able to purchase some awesome photos. The tour was smooth sailing from pick-up to drop-off and all staff were excellent. Great fun."..."
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Grand Kuranda Incl Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation (CKBB)
"I love learning about our country, the tour was very inspiring, friendly and informative. We met some lovely people from different parts of the world, they were all beautiful. This was a beautiful part of the world I am happy to say I'm blessed to see."..."
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Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
"As pensioners to see a boat full of youngsters I was worried we were on the wrong trip . I could not have been more wrong . The whole trip was amazing. Great snorkel sites , easy to access in and out of sea . Fabulous lunch and all round wonderful trip."..."
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Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns
"Snorkelling and blue feet boobie birds. Good view of the coral reefs. Weather turned out great for day of cruise."..."
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
"The trip was awesome, scenery was beautiful, and Jim was a wonderful tour guide. I would highly recommend this tour!!"..."
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Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Cairns
"Highly recommend this tour. The helicopter ride was fantastic and when you get to the boat the staff are great and helpful . I would do this again for sure, great experience and again the staff make it more enjoyable . AAA rating from me."..."
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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and Rainforest Day Tour Departing Cairns
"Beautiful scenery. Fantastic guide in Carlo, so knowledgeable and informative. A great day. No disappointments if you choose this day trip."..."
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Cairns Luxury Catamaran Harbor and Dinner Cruise
"Lovely food, the buffet was great, plenty of oysters and prawns and amazing desserts. great views of Cairns harbour night lights and good company"..."
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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns
"Shorter boat trip than most tours. Good snorkling equipment. Great snorkling. Good facilities on the Island."..."
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Rainforest River Tubing from Cairns
"Tom and Steph were great guides. Tom had so much energy and just made the whole experience like you were just hanging with a mate. My partner and I would definitely do it again and recommend it to people going to cairns"..."
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Great Barrier Reef Adventure from Cairns Inc Snorkel from Activity Platform
"What a great trip! Awesome staff and great customer service. It was awesome to get off at the platform. Easy in and out of the water to snorkel. Loved being able to change clothes before we went back. Would Highly recommend"..."
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40-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
"We had an amazing flight and had all 6 of us had great visibility. The weather was perfect and the views spectacular. Chris was excellent."..."
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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
"The experience was a great way to see the Atherton tableland with the pilot Josh and the land crew of Susie and Tony make the trip a memorable time . I would recommend this a trip for all"..."
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Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Track Small Group Tour
"Though the river was quiet and no cross the day was great. Our tour guide Yannick was incredibly knowledgeable and l feel we had a true experience in the Daintree."..."
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Ocean Free Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise, Cairns 25 guests
"Such a wonderful thing to do! We were a party of 9 and we all had a ball. Great crew, boat and experience. Highly recommend!"..."
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