Cairns Great Barrier Reef Tours

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s natural wonders and is on just about every visitor’s bucket list. Stretching more than 2300 kilometres from Bundaberg to Cape York, it is the largest coral reef system in the world and can even be seen from space.

More than just a collection of corals, the Reef is also home to a stunning array of marine life like colourful tropical fish, dolphins, coral sponges, whales and turtles, as well as hundreds of types of birds. Because of its beauty and the importance of the ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.

With so many corals and islands to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Head to the Outer Reef for snorkelling or diving with good visibility and open ocean.

If you want to spend more time in the water and less time travelling in a boat, go for the closer Inner Reef options. This is also a better choice if you’ve got kids or want a relaxed snorkelling experience, with white sandy beaches and shallow tropical waters.

Whatever you choose, prepare to be stunned by the magnificent beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.

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  1. 1 Day Reef Magic Moore Reef Tour from Cairns
    from $239
    Rating:
    89%
    Head to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, learn more about the reef from a marine biologist, see mari... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
    Free snorkelling equipment, wet suit & lycra use on the Great Barrier Reef.
    Rating:
    89%
  2. 1 Day Outer Barrier Reef Experience from Cairns
    from $205
    Rating:
    91%
    Snorkel, dive or take a glass-bottomed boat tour at two beautiful Great Barrier Reef locations, f... more
    Daily from Cairns & Port Douglas
    Duration: Full Day
    Buffet BBQ lunch with an assortment of fresh salads.
    Rating:
    91%
  3. GSL Aviation Great Barrier Reef Scenic Plane Flights from Cairns
    from $219
    Rating:
    100%
    Soar above the reef in a modern, high winged aircraft for a view you'll never forget! more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
    Guaranteed window seats & return transfers to the airport from selected accommodation
    Rating:
    100%
  4. Half and 1 Day Great Adventures Green Island Tours from Cairns
    from $96
    Rating:
    56%
    Experience the beauty of Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures! more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: 5 hours
    Glass bottom boat tour plus a Great Adventures beach bag are all included
    Rating:
    56%
  5. Half and 1 Day Big Cat Green Island Tours from Cairns
    from $98
    Rating:
    93%
    Green Island is the perfect place for families and non-swimmers to explore a stunning tropical pa... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: 5 hours
    Free choice of snorkelling gear or a glass bottom boat tour!
    Rating:
    93%
  6. 1 Day Compass Outer Barrier Reef Budget Tour from Cairns
    from $115
    Rating:
    87%
    Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef by swimming and snorkelling followed by an Aussie b... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
    Receive a glass of wine, cheese & biscuits on the return journey
    Rating:
    87%
  7. 1 Day Reef Daytripper Upolo Reef Sailing Adventure from Cairns
    from $149
    Rating:
    98%
    Sail to the Great Barrier Reef's Upolu Reef, discover the marine world by snorkelling and diving,... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
    Glass of wine, cheese and a selection of tropical fruits served on the journey home.
    Rating:
    98%
  8. 1 Day Evolution Down Under Outer Barrier Reef Tour from Cairns
    from $185
    Rating:
    100%
    Enjoy a day out on the Outer Great Barrier Reef on-board a large modern vessel that offers fun-fi... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
    Free lycra/sun-suit hire & free glass of wine, cheese and fruit platter on return journey
    Rating:
    100%
  9. 1 Day Passions of Paradise Outer Barrier Reef Sailing Adventure from Cairns
    from $195
    Rating:
    100%
    Sail to two gorgeous Great Barrier Reef locations, dive and snorkel with beautiful marine animals... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
    Enjoy a chef prepared tropical buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes including fresh tropical fruit
    Rating:
    100%
  10. 1 Day Green Island and Barron River White Water Rafting Adventure from Cairns
    from $198
    Set off for Green Island for a 1-day adventure on a high-speed air-conditioned catamaran. more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
  11. 1 Day Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel Experience Tour from Cairns
    from $199
    Embark on a day-tour into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous sea rangers... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
    Free wet suit and lycra suit use plus all snorkelling equipment including personal flotation devices included
  12. 1 Day Wavedancer Low Isles Sailing Adventure from Port Douglas
    from $210
    Rating:
    91%
    Visit the Great Barrier Reef's Low Isles, snorkel and take a glass-bottomed boat ride over abunda... more
    Daily from Cairns & Port Douglas
    Duration: Full Day
    Rating:
    91%
  13. 1 Day Ocean Free Sailing Adventure to Green Island from Cairns
    from $215
    Rating:
    100%
    Explore the beautiful underwater world at the Great Barrier Reef, explore the tropical Green Isla... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
    Top quality snorkelling gear, buoyancy vests, wetsuits and lycra suits are all included.
    Rating:
    100%
  14. 1 Day Green Island and Kuranda Skyrail Tour from Cairns
    from $216
    Explore the stunning Great Barrier Reef at Green Island, take a Skyrail over an ancient rainfores... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
  15. 1 Day Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise from Cairns
    from $219
    Experience Michaelmas Cay’s unique reef environment - a pristine sand cay surrounded by f... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
  16. 1 Day Silverswift Three Reef Adventure from Cairns
    from $233
    Rating:
    100%
    Embark on a sailing adventure aboard Silverswift from Cairns, visit three Outer Great Barrier Reef s... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
    Rating:
    100%
  17. 1 Day Outer Reef Trip from Port Douglas
    from $240
    Explore the spectacular Outer Barrier Reef with guided snorkel tours, learn more about the reef f... more
    Daily from Port Douglas
    Duration: Full Day
    Vegetarian deli-style lunch is included.
  18. 1 Day Green Island, Kuranda Rail and Skyrail Tour from Cairns
    from $241
    Explore the Green Island, Kuranda Rail and Skyrail Tour - three wonders in a single day from Cair more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
  19. 1 Day Green Island and ATV Adventure from Cairns
    from $250
    Visit Green Island, relax on one of its serene beaches and snorkel amongst the amazing corals, f... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
  20. 1 Day Great Barrier Reef Adventure from Cairns
    from $250
    Explore Outer Barrier Reef on a high-speed catamaran cruise with snorkelling, reef presentation, and... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
  21. 1 Day Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises Tour from Port Douglas
    from $254
    Sail to the stunning Great Barrier Reef, snorkel at three sites, learn more about marine life and en... more
    Daily from Cairns & Port Douglas
    Duration: Full Day
  22. 1 Day Silversonic Three Reef Adventure from Port Douglas
    from $254
    Rating:
    100%
    Sail to beautiful Agnicourt Reef aboard the Silversonic; snorkel, dive and explore three pristine ar... more
    Daily from Port Douglas
    Duration: Full Day
    Rating:
    100%
  23. 1 Day Quicksilver Agincourt Reef Tour from Port Douglas
    from $264
    Rating:
    73%
    Head to the stunning Agincourt Ribbon Reef, snorkel and dive amidst beautiful marine life, plunge... more
    Daily from Cairns & Port Douglas
    Duration: Full Day
    Rating:
    73%
  24. 1 Day Great Adventures Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Tour from Cairns
    from $270
    Rating:
    40%
    Explore the exotic Great Barrier Reef and Green Island on a catamaran and enjoy a buffet lunch. more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
    Rating:
    40%
  25. 1 Day Premium Outer Barrier Reef Experience from Cairns
    from $305
    Rating:
    100%
    Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef in style with a VIP tour which includes a person... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
    Rating:
    100%
  26. 1 Day Evolution Down Under Reef and Helicopter Tour Package  from Cairns
    from $308
    Rating:
    87%
    Experience the ultimate Great Barrier Reef adventure, snorkel in its crystal waters, delve deeper... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
    Free snorkelling equipment and BBQ lunch provided
    Rating:
    87%
  27. 1 Day Green Island and Hot Air Ballooning Experience from Cairns
    from $331
    Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the scenic Atherton Tablelands, visit the Great Barrier Reef’... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
  28. Cairns Tandem Skydive from Cairns
    from $354
    Spectacular views of the Reef, rainforest & city more
    Daily from Cairns
    Free return transfers from Cairns accommodation
  29. 2 Day Green Island, Kuranda and Rainforestation Tour from Cairns
    from $389
    Spend one day relaxing on Green Island and one day exploring the spectacular Kuranda Village and Rai... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: Overnight/2 Day
  30. 2 Day/1 Night Outer Barrier Reef Encounter from Cairns
    from $390
    Rating:
    95%
    Spend a night in luxury at the Great Barrier Reef where you'll swim, snorkel and dive to discover... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: Overnight/2 Day
    Rating:
    95%
  31. GBR Helicopters Scenic Helicopter Flights from Port Douglas
    from $399
    Rating:
    100%
    Join a low level helicopter flight over the reef for breathtaking view you won't forget! more
    Daily from Port Douglas
    Rating:
    100%
  32. GBR Helicopters Scenic Helicopter Flights from Cairns
    from $399
    The perfect way to get the bigger picture of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. more
    Daily from Cairns
  33. 2 Day Agincourt Reef, Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest from Port Douglas
    from $460
    Explore the reef and rainforest in Tropical North Queensland on a two-day tour where you will sno... more
    Daily from Port Douglas
    Returns Port Douglas
    Duration: Overnight/2 Day
  34. 2 Day/1 Night Coral Sea Dreaming Outer Barrier Reef Sailing Tour from Cairns
    from $480
    Rating:
    100%
    Snorkel, dive and sail at spectacular Great Barrier Reef locations on this 2-day/1-night tour, di... more
    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: Overnight/2 Day
    Rating:
    100%
  35. 2 Day Moore Reef, Kuranda and Rainforestation Tour from Cairns
    from $480
    Embark on a two-day reef and rainforest adventure, sail to the heritage Great Barrier Reef and di... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: Overnight/2 Day
    Free snorkelling equipment, wet suit & lycra use on the reef. Plus free guided boardwalk tours and entry to the Rainforest Interpretation Center
  36. 3 Day/2 Night Outer Barrier Reef Encounter from Cairns
    from $580
    Rating:
    100%
    See everything the Great Barrier Reef has to offer over two spectacular nights - you even have ti... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 3 Day Tour
    Rating:
    100%
  37. 1 Day Nautilus Horse Riding, Fly and Reef Cruise Tour from Cairns
    from $625
    Horse riding experience with Helicopter Flight and Cruise on a single day! more
    Departs Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
  38. 1 Day Nautilus ATV Adventure, Fly and Reef Cruise Tour from Cairns
    from $635
    Prepare yourself for an adrenaline-pumping ATV journey, Helicopter Flight and Cruise on a single day... more
    Departs Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
  39. 1 Day Nautilus Kuranda, Fly and Reef Cruise Tour from Cairns
    from $655
    Begin your journey on board the Kuranda Scenic Railway and discover a spectacular helicopter flight ... more
    Departs Daily from Cairns
    Duration: Full Day
  40. 2 Day Nautilus Kuranda, Fly and Reef Cruise Tour from Cairns
    from $675
    Begin your journey on board the Kuranda Scenic Railway and discover a spectacular helicopter flight ... more
    Departs Daily from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: Overnight/2 Day
  41. Green Island Resort Accommodation Packages from Cairns
    from $745
    Spend a night (or longer) exploring Green Island with a stay at the Green Island Resort! more
    Daily from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: Overnight/2 Day
  42. 4 Day/3 Night Outer Barrier Reef Encounter from Cairns
    from $785
    Rating:
    100%
    Perfect for certified divers, introductory divers and adventure snorkellers wanting to spend thre... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 4 Day Tour
    Rating:
    100%
  43. 2.5 Hour Vlasoff Sand Cay Getaway Helicopter Tour from Cairns
    from $789
    An exclusive experience on your own piece of paradise! more
    Departs Daily from Cairns
    Duration: 2.5 hours
  44. 3 Day/2 Night Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard from Cairns
    from $790
    Spend Three Days, and Two Nights exploring the largest reef structure in the world! more
    Daily (except Tuesdays) from Cairns
  45. 4 Day/3 Night Cairns Highlights, Rainforest and Reef Tour from Cairns
    from $826
    Combine Two Must Do Experiences On This Ultimate Reef And Rainforest Tour more
    Daily from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 4 Day Tour
    Snorkelling Gear-Hire included
  46. 3 Day/2 Night Pro Dive Ocean Referral PADI Course from Cairns
    from $955
    This course offers a truly memorable and exciting way to fully immerse yourself and experi... more
    Daily (except Tuesdays) from Cairns
  47. 5 Day/4 Night Outer Barrier Reef Encounter from Cairns
    from $975
    Enjoy scuba diving or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. more
    Departs daily from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 5 Day Tour
  48. 6 Day/5 Night Outer Barrier Reef Encounter from Cairns
    from $1,165
    Enjoy scuba diving or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. more
    Daily from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 6 Day Tour
  49. 7 Day/6 Night Outer Barrier Reef Encounter from Cairns
    from $1,310
    Spend a night in luxury at the Great Barrier Reef where you'll swim, snorkel and dive to discover... more
    Daily from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 7 Day Tour
  50. 7 Day/6 Night Tropical Adventure Trails Tour from Cairns
    from $1,377
    A Choice Of Accommodation To Suit Your Needs On This Ultimate Rainforest And Reef Tour more
    Daily from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 7 Day Tour
    Snorkelling Gear- Hire included
  51. 4 Day/3 Night Spirit of Freedom Scuba and Snorkel Tour from Cairns
    from $1,900
    Adventurous scuba divers and snorkellers will love exploring the world famous Cod Hole and Ribbon Re... more
    Mondays from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 4 Day Tour
  52. 4 Day/3 Night Mike Ball Cod Hole and Ribbon Reef Scuba Tour from Cairns
    from $2,068
    Underwater photographers and scuba divers will love this amazing dive trip on the northern Great Bar... more
    Monday from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 4 Day Tour
  53. 5 Day/4 Night Mike Ball Coral Sea Scuba Tour from Cairns
    from $2,356
    Dive with the sharks at isolated Osprey Reef. Travel in luxury on our spacious stable catamaran. more
    Thursday from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 5 Day Tour
  54. 5 Day/4 Night Spirit of Freedom Scuba and Snorkel Tour from Cairns
    from $2,370
    Dive with dozens of sharks at remote Osprey Reef and explore the pristine ribbon reefs. more
    Thursday from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 5 Day Tour
  55. 7 Day/7 Night Spirit of Freedom Scuba and Snorkel Tour from Cairns
    from $3,925
    Rating:
    100%
    Travel along the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs for some spectacular dive and snorkelling sites. more
    Departs Monday. from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 7 Day Tour
    Rating:
    100%
  56. 8 Day/7 Night Mike Ball Coral Sea and Outer Reef Scuba Expedition from Cairns
    from $4,083
    This is THE dive adventure of a lifetime as you explore the untouched beauty of the remote Great Bar... more
    Thursdays from Cairns
    Returns Cairns
    Duration: 8 Day Tour

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