• Location: Cairns, Australia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 161.25 View price calendar

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Enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving on the outer Great Barrier Reef during a full-day cruise that lets you explore the underwater world. Depart Cairns to cruise out to two sites that are ideal for the day's conditions. Travel on a custom-built boat with ample space for 60 passengers. Your expert guides lead guided snorkel tours with informative commentary and necessary gear provided, helping you to make the most of your time at this Australian natural treasure. Includes morning and afternoon tea, and buffet lunch.


  • Full-day snorkel and scuba diving tour of the Great Barrier Reef, from Cairns
  • Snorkel at two spectacular sites on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Go Scuba diving at one of the world's premier diving destinations
  • Learn the basics of scuba diving or take dives that are suitable for certified divers
  • Includes necessary snorkel and diving equipment, lunch, and morning and afternoon tea

What You Can Expect

Great Barrier Reef Eco Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns Including Lunch

Certified diver with turtle

Make your own way to Marlin Wharf Cairns for an early morning departure, then travel for about 90 minutes to the outer reef. Expect to spend approximately 4-5 hours at two separate locations in this part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Have the option to go snorkeling or go scuba diving on two or three dives if you are already certified. If you would like to learn to scuba dive, your can take an introductory dive (one or two dives) with an expert instructor-guide.

Nibble on morning and afternoon tea, and a delicious buffet lunch to keep you fueled up throughout the day. Your tour includes the use of equipment such as wetsuits, snorkel and scuba gear, and the boat has hot showers on board. Photos and video of your day can be purchased from the professional photographer if you like.

At the end of an amazing day at the Great Barrier Reef, your tour ends with return to Cairns in the late afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Scott Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great boat and terrific staff. We had an amazing experience with the thoughtful and thorough crew. I did an into dive with my son and I was a bit nervous but the crew settled my nerves with their experience, competence and care. Bucket list item checked!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Oh my goodness! What an awesome day. Great ride to the Reefs, good team on board, two good snorkel stops, nice lunch served, but the second stop was truly like swimming in an aquarium!!! This was everything we had hoped it would be!! Book your excursion with the Tulsa boats via Viator!!

scott c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This is the company to go to the reef. a


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Wonderful snorkel stop
Great crew who really looked after you
Superb day

Nathan E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great dive sites! Friendly crew.

Amber C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly! They were willing to explain everything needed for beginning snorkel or scuba divers. The dive spots were fantastic! They went out of their way to find beautiful and secluded locations.

Will USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Saw a lot of Coral and Fish, was a bit nervous of diving since I hadn't been scuba diving in years, but the guides were very patient.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had an amazing day! The crew was knowledgeable and helpful! Best snorkeling experience ever.


1 star rating: I do not recommend this April 2018

I was underwhelmed by the two dives which we did on Hastings Reef. Visibility was restricted and I was surprised at the lack of marine life compared to even the western Caribbean. Lunch was also less than what I expected with only cold foods available. Finally, our third dive was canceled but that was understandable since a crew member's health was in question and we headed back to port earlier than planned.

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