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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

From US$127.70
  • Snorkeling tour to Great Barrier Reef with optional upgrades
  • Deluxe boat reaches reef in just over an hour
  • Suitable for novice snorkelers to certified divers
Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
From US$127.70
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3 Certified Dives
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Includes 3 certified dives, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear.
From US$181.85
Cruise, Dive and Heli Flight
Outer Barrier Reef Cruise including 1 introductory or certified dive, a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight and buffet lunch
From US$246.85
Snorkeling Only
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Free time for snorkeling and swimming. Includes buffet lunch, snorkel gear.
From US$127.68
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Optional upgrades for a semi-submersible vessel, a helicopter ride, or novice to advanced scuba diving provide a customizable experience on this  Great Barrier Reef excursion. Stick with the original tour for world-class snorkeling at a UNESCO-listed reef and an Australian BBQ lunch. Plus, traveling by super-fast boat gives you more time to spend on the reef. Regardless of your snorkeling ability, guides are on hand to provide encouragement.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal by 7:30am, and climb on board your boat with a maximum capacity of 100 people, including guides. Reach the Great Barrier Reef in just over an hour on one of the fastest boats in the area, letting you spend more time in the water.

Visit two prime snorkeling locations on the reef to see its famously diverse marine life. Guides provide instruction and encouragement for nervous snorkelers and help scuba divers with their gear, ensuring that everyone has a positive experience. Those wanting to stay dry can upgrade to the guided semi-submersible tour (payable upon arrival). See the Itinerary section for further details on the activities offered.

Spend five hours exploring the reef, including time for a buffet lunch including Australian barbecue, salads, pastas, and seafood. Return to the original departure point at the end of the tour.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Reef trip

We would highly recommend Down Under cruise and dive. We had a wonderful day. While there were air of people on board the boat we felt well looked after and really enjoyed our snorkelling experience particularly at Hastings Reef - the 2nd stop of the...More

Thank Julie-Phil B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Trip!

I had an amazing time on this boat! The boat is pretty big with three different decks indoor and outdoor. Upon arrival, they gave us the option to buy motion sickness pills to help prevent seasickness and not miss activities. They also gave great safety...More

Thank kitajenn8709
Reviewed 1 week ago
Trip to the Reef

We enjoyed the day trip to the Great Barrier Reef. The ship was very well equipped and you could choose from a lot of different activities. Lunch was served by the ship and Naturalists all together. We took the glass bottom boot and the special...More

1  Thank Christine Moham... M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Well organised and modern fleet

We were very pleased with the professionalism of the crew from Down Under. The crew greeted everyone on arrival and directed us to a table, which everyone had to share. Everyone was advised to take a seasick tablet as the weather was bad and the...More

Thank sabrinast
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic food and snorkeling - too many people.

This was a fantastic trip to the great barrier reef, the boat was comfortable with great staff and the best food! The reefs you visit are very good with great wildlife and additional services like a snorkeling tour or a glass bottom boat are offered...More

Thank Skyferret
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Lucas G
23 April 2018|
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Response from kitajenn8709 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are able to do so! I had my GoPro and phone (in a waterproof case) the entire time! You can also rent a camera if you want.
Silvia L
18 April 2018|
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Response from Louisa F | Reviewed this property |
I’m pretty sure when we did it you could book the helicopter on the day but not 100% sure, I would try to ring and check. It’s not guaranteed that it will fly either due to weather conditions etc
Stuart C
3 April 2018|
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Response from DanielMorgansson | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the terms and conditions really, but I would be surprised if you would get a full refund just because the weather looks "unappealing" to YOU. That would practically mean that you could cancel on the same... More