Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia
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Explore the Great Barrier Reef exactly the way you want and save with this great-value, customizable 3-day pass. Choose three different full-day cruises to suit your style and preferences, from certified and introductory scuba dive trips to snorkeling and glass bottom-boat adventures. Get a new perspective on the world-famous reef on every cruise, with diverse destinations including Green Island, Agincourt Reef and Low Isles. Tours depart from Cairns or Port Douglas can be taken over a 7-day period to suit your sightseeing schedule. It’s a fantastic way to discover Australia’s spectacular underwater world!
  • Swim and snorkel from the beach with instructors on hand to help
  • Enjoy 3 different cruises on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea included on all cruises
Immerse yourself in the world-famous wonders of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with this ultimate 3-day pass. Select three out of five different cruises to customize your adventure, whether you prefer to snorkel, scuba or both. Cruises depart from either Cairns or Port Douglas and can be spaced out over seven consecutive days to suit your touring schedule. Travel aboard a luxury catamaran on every cruise and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch midday.
Snorkel straight from the sandy beach with a marine biologist at the coral cay of Low Isles, wander through the rain forest and enjoy a glass-bottom boat tour on Green Island or go deeper with certified scuba dives at renowned reef sites like Thetford, Milln and Flynn. For family-friendly fun, head to Agincourt Reef to enjoy a wide variety of activities including independent or guided snorkeling, scuba diving, helmet Ocean Walking and semi-submersible boat tours. (Some activities may require an additional fee.)
No matter what you choose, you’ll be treated to an up-close perspective on spectacular reef formations teeming with marine life including schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, reef sharks and giant clams. The Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise Pass is an exceptional value and, with plenty of customizable options to keep everyone happy, it’s perfect for families and groups! 
See Itinerary below for a description of each cruise option.

Itinerary

Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas:
Departs from Marina Mirage Port Douglas at 10:00am, returning at 4:30pm. Please note check-in time is 9:15am.
Situated nine miles (15 kilometers) north-east of Port Douglas, Low Isles is a coral cay surrounded by 55 acres of reef. The sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Low Isles is well-known for its population of green turtles, keep an eye on the surface as they regularly pop up for air. Occasionally dugongs can be seen grazing on sea grass and large rays may glide by.

During the cruise to Low Isles, a Marine Biologist will conduct an informative talk on the fish and corals you will see, as well as providing details on the activities available throughout the day. The 30-meter luxury sailing catamaran offers the excitement of big ship sailing combined with the ultimate in comfort. Relax in the luxurious air-conditioned lounge with fully licensed bar, or soak up the sun under the sails on the expansive deck.

On arrival a shuttle will take you from the boat to the island.

You'll have the opportunity to join an organized snorkel tour led by a marine biologist, or take to the water independently and explore at your leisure. Snorkeling equipment is provided and the friendly crew are on hand to help you get started.

You don't have to get wet to enjoy a day at Low Isles. You can join a glass bottom boat tour over the soft coral gardens that surround Low Isles. Your guide will point out giant clams, a variety of fish and corals, and of course be on the lookout for turtles. On land you may like to join a guided beach walk around the small island. Learn about the flora and fauna of the island along with the history of Low Isles as an important place of marine research.

Green Island Cruise from Cairns:

Departs Cairns at 8:30am, 10:30am or 1:00pm.
Returns from Green Island at 12:00pm, 2:30pm or 4:30pm
Arrives Cairns at 12:50pm, 3:20pm, 5:20pm

In just 45 minutes, your high speed catamaran will transport you from Carins to Green Island. Located only 27 kilometers off the coast of Carins, Green Island is a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest growing on it. It is home to 126 native plant species, colorful birdlife surrounded by magnificent garden.

Spend your day on Green Island swimming, diving or snorkeling amongst tropical fish and coral gardens, strolling through the magical rainforest, lazing on the white coral sand beach or enjoying Green Island's visitor facilities including food outlets, pool bar and a swimming pool. In addition to the included activities (snorkling, glass bottom boat, self guided island walk) there is an abundance of optional activities to enjoy such as scuba diving, helmut diving, parasailing, snorkel excursion and helicopter scenic tours at an additional cost.

With three departures from Cairns daily, you can design your visit over a half or full day.

Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Cairns:
Depart from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 10:30am. Return to Cairns at 5:30pm.
Depart Cairns onboard your fast catamaran. You will have 3 hours at a spacious activity platform on the Outer Reef to experience the breathtaking beauty of this world hertiage listed natural wonder. There is an abundance of activities available for swimmers and non-swimmers to enjoy. Swim, snorkel, visit the underwater. observatory and cruise in the semi-submarine, or just relax on the sundeck. A delicious lunch is included as well as morning and afternoon tea. Exciting optional activities include scuba diving, the unique Scuba Doo underwater scooter, guided snorkel tours and even scenic helicopter flights.

Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas:
Departs from Marina Mirage Port Douglas at 10:00am, returning at 4:30pm. Please note check-in time is 9:15am. 
Departing from Port Douglas, your 90-minute high speed catamaran cruise takes you directly to Agincourt Reef. The permanent pontoon moored here provides a sheltered base for your day on the reef. During the trip a snorkeling demonstration will get you ready for your adventure, and the staff will take you through your options for the day.
You'll have around 3.5 hours to enjoy the reef at your leisure. Grab a snorkel and fins and hit the water on your own, or join an optional guided snorkeling tour with a qualified marine biologist. Snorkeling is a great way to explore the Great Barrier Reef, and there are friendly staff on hand to show you how.
Prefer to stay dry? You can explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible submarine. You'll take a leisurely cruise through colorful coral gardens, giving you a snorkeler's view of the marine life without getting wet. For a little more adventure, why not try an introductory scuba dive. or a unique Ocean Walker Helmet Dive - no diving experience necessary.
Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns:

Depart from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal Terminal at 8:30am. Return to Cairns at 4:30pm. Please note, you must check-in at Marlin Wharf at least 15 mintues prior to departure.
Board the boat at Marlin Wharf. The ultra modern 29 meter catamaran will be your base for the day. Throughout the day you'll visit three different locations which may include Thetford, Milln and Flynn Reef. Each stop showcases a different aspect of the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. At each site you have the choice to snorkel, dive or a combination of both.

If you have never tried scuba diving you can choose to do one or two introductory dives, or you may prefer to stick to snorkeling and explore all three sites from the surface. A crew member will take those interested on a guided snorkel tour at one of the reef locations. Certified divers can choose to partake in up to three certified dives. Whatever you choose, your Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise includes up to five hours in the water.

The friendly crew will be happy to answer any questions you have throughout the day. The boat features full bar facilities, fresh water showers and expansive sundecks overlooking the Coral Sea. A tropical buffet lunch will be served between sites, along with morning and afternoon tea.

Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas:

Departs from Marina Mirage Port Douglas at 8:30am, returning at 4:30pm. Please note check-in time is 8:15am. 
The fastest ride out to the reef from Port Douglas, the ultra modern 29 meter catamaran will be your base for the day. Throughout the day you'll visit three locations on Agincourt Reef, each showcasing a different aspect of the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. The cruise has exclusive access to 22 premier internationally recognised reef sites and you have the choice to snorkel, dive or a combination of both.

If you have never tried scuba diving you can choose to do one or two introductory dives, or you may prefer to stick to snorkeling and explore all three sites from the surface. A crew member will take those interested on a guided snorkel tour at one of the reef locations. Certified divers can choose to partake in up to three certified dives. Whatever you choose, your Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise includes up to five hours in the water.

The friendly crew will be happy to answer any questions you have throughout the day. The boat features full bar facilities, fresh water showers and expansive sundecks overlooking the Coral Sea. A tropical buffet lunch will be served between sites, along with morning and afternoon tea.

Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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J
, Apr 2018

We were able to go on the Quicksilver and SilverSonic. Both boats were nice and crew was very accommodating. Our last tour was cancelled due to weather, which is understandable, but not refund was provided. Keep this in mind when you prebook. Would have given more stars, but sure to the lack of refund, we rated lower.

L
, May 2017

Pretty disappointed with this one as on day 3 we ended up at the same dive sites as day 1. Did not understand the reason for this as the weather conditions were good. My partner chose not to dive again as he had already seen everything on day 1 so he snorkeled with me instead. Day 2 the weather conditions were horrendous and even the most experienced snorkelers struggled so for me who was snorkeling for the first time found this terrifying to say the least. Very surprised this went ahead and this was not cheap so felt short changed.

E
, Dec 2016

Outer Great Barrier Reef cruises from Cairns were great. Green Island was just ok.

M
, Dec 2016

My tours were all okay. Good staff on the boats and edible food for lunches. However, Like many others, I booked my multiple reef trips through viator. Viator emailed me asking my preferences for my 3x3 trips on the reef. I replied, and when I heard nothing, replied again...I never did hear back!
When I arrived at Port Douglas I thought it best to go and book my trips on the day before we wanted our first trip. I also wanted to book other people onto the same trips and my son and his girl friend were joining us for some of the itinerary.
The silver sonic staff were apologetic, when they explained that 2 of the 3 trips I was planning on doing were not available. They were however not flexible at all, and blamed viator for not telling me! When escalated to the manager. All he was interested in doing was pointing out the small print saying no sailing were guaranteed, and our booking were not transferable. My wife ended up going on a snorkeling trip, when she doesn't snorkel, and we had to drive to Cairns for 2 of the trips.....Very, very, disappointed. Be aware!

I
, Oct 2016

Good to purchase before travelling but no information when booking that the pass only accesses one group of providers. Fortunately, one of the trips I was interested in was available. However, it appears that trips should have been booked before we arrived in Cairns. This was not made clear at time of purchase

V
, Oct 2016

The Quicksilver and SilverSonic tours were the best. The Low Isles Tour was unfortunately hardly worth raving about - murky waters and very little fish to see. The Quicksilver catamaran to the Pontoon was fantastic - lots to do and see. The SilverSonic tour went to 3 snorkel/dive sites to be honest, only the last site Boomaderry had a ton of fish and was a really memorable experience, the other 2 sites had plenty of coral but very little fish that I spotted.

T
, Sep 2016

great choice of tours and good value for money - if you travel all the way to Port Douglas you might as well go out to the reef 3 times. We went 3 days in a row and it was excellent even though the weather wasn't great. Fantastic crew and awesome experience. Low Isles is perfect for younger kids.

E
, Aug 2016

I was so happy that i found this option on the Internet, and had my tours booked before arriving to Australia. We enjoyed the boat and the staff on the boat best on the trip we took out of Port Douglas . We went to the outer barrier reef each day, and we saw different parts of the reef....amazing!

K
, Jul 2016

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!

V
, Jun 2016

Best package and it covered the best parts of the Great Barrier Reef.


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