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The boat was beautiful and very clean. The staff was friendly and very helpful in every way. We brought our own snorkel gear, but theirs was better so we used theirs. They offered coffee and snacks in the AM on the way to the reef and a full lunch buffet on the trip to the second reef. They watched out for all of us in the water and getting on and off the boat ramp. The organization was beyond wonderful. They also had a submerged portion of the trip for a nominal fee for those of us without waterproof cameras and also offered waterproof cameras to use for a fee. Besides all this, there was entertainment and sing along on the way back to Cairns. Highly recommended.
This was an absolutely fabulous trio of tours. We enjoyed the Great Barrier Reef, although to be honest, I must admit I expected to see more colour on the reef, perhaps naively. Divers we spoke to subsequently told us that the level of bleaching the process where the coral os dying is quite significant this year. It is sad to see. Having said that, the staff on the boat Operated by Down Under Dives were excellent.
We loved the Kuranda Railway Tour. It is beautiful. The train trip is lovely, the commentary interesting and the area scenic. The village at the top is very pretty. We visited Birdworld while there and enjoyed that. The trip back down to Smithfield Station via the cable car was spectacular. The rain forest is beneath you, way beneath you!
The third day we went to The Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas which was excellent. We continued on to the Mossman Gorge. Unfortunately, the weather affected us here. We were building up to the arrival some hours later of Cyclone Nora. We continued on to the ferry over to the Daintree Rain Forest @nd on to Cape Tribulation where we enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Cape Tribulation Beach Retreat, followed by some time on the beach.after that, we continued on to enjoy a cruise on the Daintree River, looking for crocodiles. Unfortunately, this is not the best time of year for spotting crocs, although we did see a number of baby crocs. Following this, we returned to Cairns, arriving at around 5.30 to 6 pm.
Each days tour was great. All three were amazing experiences.
All of these excursions were amazing. Well worth the money. Plenty to see and do. Transportation to and from our hotel was, on time, convenient and comfortable. The Great Barrier Reef is dying so if you want to see it now is the time to do it. The boat cruise to the reef was comfortable and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. My only complaint was it was Chinese New Year and the boat was very crowded. Another issue was the number of activities happening at the same time made it consfusing and frustrting for those of us interested I just snorkelling. Scuba diving lessons, glass bottom boat rides, helicopter rides, various levels of swimmers and snorkels. Space was very crowded in order to supervise but that meant limited space in swimming area. Non swimmers were dangerous to swimmers. They would grab and push people out of their way. I would recommend limiting the number of activities and or number of people allowed. The back of the boat should be cleared of people sitting on the stairs and taking selfies, and generally hanging around watching. They hindered passage from people trying to get in the water and out of the water.
Kuranda is a beautiful place.
Cape Tribulation is another Aussie experience worth exploring. Our party of 4 felt this excursion was worth it.
Great experience. The best reef adventure on a first class boat. Well worth the money and great value for 3 full days.
It is hard to describe something you have been dreaming about for years and then to actually be there. The colors on the reef and the wildlife are incredible. I was amazed that the fish had no fear of anyone in the water, a good sign that they are not being disturbed. We rented the stinger suits, took a tour with the biologist and an additional tour with the biologist on the semi-submersible sub. All were well worth the extra funds. The only bad part was part of our sub tour was rained out.
You get so much for your money with this 3 day tour. The trip to the Reef itself was worth it all. They fed us well. The cable car ride down the mountain was amazing. All three days were full day tours. We were exhausted, but loved it
This combination is a very nice way to see a set of amazing things around Cairns. They provide excellent pickup and drop of services and are very informative during every trip.
The snorkling was great, the crew was so good and helpful. Kuranda trip is very interesting,
Perfect way to see the GBR and sights around Cairns. We enjoyed all three excursions and highly recommend this package.
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