1 Day Outer Barrier Reef Experience from Cairns

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Snorkel, dive or take a glass-bottomed boat tour at two beautiful Great Barrier Reef locations, feast on a sumptuous breakfast and lunch and enjoy the company of expert crew.
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Set off to an exciting Great Barrier Reef experience, which includes snorkelling at two beautiful spots, a glass-bottomed boat tour, introductory and certified dives and a presentation by a marine biologist.

  • Snorkelling, introductory and certified dives at two Outer Barrier Reef spots
  • Glass-bottomed boat tour
  • Delicious, freshly prepared breakfast and lunch
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and professional crew
  • Marine biologist presentation

Set out from Cairns aboard a comfortable vessel to the outer Barrier Reef, meet your crew and learn more about the reef from a marine biologist on the way. Enjoy an energising breakfast which includes bacon and egg barbeque rolls, fruit platters, coffee and tea.

At the first reef location, don your gear and jump into the sparkling waters to snorkel over coral gardens, schools of fish and giant clams. Get closer to the sea-bed by embarking on a certified dive or join the crew for an introductory, guided dive. You'll also be welcomed onto a glass-bottomed boat for a guided, informative tour.

Head back on-board to feast on a delectable BBQ lunch while revelling in the tranquillity and beauty of the reef.

At the second reef location, spend some more time snorkelling or diving in shallow lagoons to discover sea fans, coral trees and an abundance of life.

As you head back to Cairns with a collection of wonderful memories, sip on a glass of wine paired with fruits, cheese and biscuits.

Includes
  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited snorkeling at morning and afternoon locations. All equipment including wetsuit hire.
  • Your Choice of assisted Snorkeling for non-swimmers, Introductory Dive or Certified Dive
  • Marine Biology Presentation
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Courtesy Pickup from Accommodation within the Cairns City
  • Barbecue Breakfast including bacon & egg rolls, coffee, tea and fruit platters
  • Morning Tea
  • Buffet BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Cheese and fruit platter & complimentary wine on return journey
  • Wetsuit Hire
  • National Park Fees
Transport
Group Size: 100ppl max
Schedule
Departures: Daily

08:00 AM - 04:30 PM (8.5 Hours)

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Day 1

The below itinerary can change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.

Pickup from Northern Beaches and Outer Cairns Accommodation
Pickup from Northern Beaches and Outer Cairns Accommodation
6:15 - 7:00
(Extra $22pp)
Pickup from Cairns City Accommodation
Pickup from Cairns City Accommodation
7:00 - 7:30
Cairns is a great place to depart for your Great Barrier Reef tour since its right at the doorstep!
Meet at Marina for Barbecue Breakfast and Board Vessel for 8am Departure
Meet at Marina for Barbecue Breakfast and Board Vessel for 8am Departure
7:30
Cairns is a great place to depart for your Great Barrier Reef tour since its right at the doorstep!
Morning Tea
Morning Tea
Enjoy the provided morning tea!
Arrive at First Reef Location
Arrive at First Reef Location
9:30
Snorkeling and Scuba Demonstration & Reef Presentation. Reef chosen may be a choice of Norman, Saxon, Hastings or Breaking Patches Reefs.
Glass Bottom Boat
Glass Bottom Boat
Want to see the Reef and not get wet? Glass Bottom Boats are awesome fun for all ages!
Snorkelling
Snorkelling
Snorkel amongst the beautiful corals, fishes, turtles and more, up close and personal.
Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving
See the beautiful reef up close and personal!
Swimming
Swimming
Enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm tropical waters!
Buffet Lunch
Buffet Lunch
12:30
Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on tour!
Second Reef Location
Second Reef Location
13:00 - 15:00
Reef chosen may be a choice of Norman, Saxon, Hastings or Breaking Patches Reefs.
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
15:30
Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese and biscuits
Return to Cairns Marina
Return to Cairns Marina
16:30
Cairns is a great place to depart for your Great Barrier Reef tour since its right at the doorstep!
Dropoff at Cairns City Accommodation
Dropoff at Cairns City Accommodation
16:45 - 17:15
Cairns Accommodation
Dropoff at Outer Cairns and Northern Beaches Accommodation
Dropoff at Outer Cairns and Northern Beaches Accommodation
17:15 - 18:00
(Extra $22pp)
​$100 Holiday Surcharge on Christmas Day.
Ticket Price
Adults $205.00
Children (4-11 yrs) $125.00
Family (2+2) $535.00
Infants (0-3) $0.00
Extras
Underwater Camera HireHire of a Digital Underwater Camera$59pp
Scuba DiveAdditional Introductory Scuba Dive$65pp
Scuba DiveAdditional Certified Scuba Dive$55pp
Hotel TransfersPickup from Port Douglas Hotels$70pp
Hotel TransfersPickup from Northern Beaches Hotels$22pp
Our Tour Review
The Good
This tour is popular with adventure snorkelers and first-time scuba divers looking for value for money and loads of inclusions. Breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee, drinking water, snorkeling gear, scuba diving, wetsuits, and bus transfers from and to your Cairns city hotel are all included. The large, fast, stable catamaran takes only 90 minutes to get to the outer Great Barrier Reef.
Things to Consider
Introductory scuba divers need to be medically fit for scuba diving. Non-swimmers who want to get in the water and snorkel will be assisted by the friendly crew, or may consider alternative trips that visit an activity pontoon.
Our Recommendation
This tour is perfect for the young and young-at-heart adventure travellers who want a value-for-money day trip with lots of inclusions.