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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns provided by Down Under Cruise & Dive

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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
If snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, don’t miss this day trip from Cairns. The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! You’ll visit 2 different locations on the barrier reef for the chance to see tropical marine life in the clear waters. Lunch is included onboard the boat, and you have the option to upgrade to include additional adventures such as introductory or certified scuba diving or a helicopter flight over this UNESCO World Heritage site. Both water sports enthusiasts and novices are welcome. Includes instruction and equipment provided by friendly and professional instructors.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal 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). Spend several 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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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh fish, prawns, steak, variety of salads (veg options available)
  • Cruise onboard the fastest, most luxurious superyacht
  • 5 hours reef time at 2 spectacular outer reef locations
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Up to 3 Introductory or Certified Scuba Dives (if selected)
  • Free lycra/stinger suit hire
  • Glass of wine and a snack on return journey
  • 10-minute Scenic Flight (if selected)
  • Relax in comfort in spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
Exclusions
  • $20 per person reef levy (to be paid direct prior to travel)
  • Private transportation
  • Live Music (temporarily unavailable due to COVID restrictions)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Check-in is from 7.15am to 8.00am at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns. Please make your way to the Down Under Cruise and Dive counter to check-in. Boat departs 8.15am sharp.
  • All intending divers over the age of 65 years must provide a current Diving Medical certificate.
  • Children aged and under 12 years (introductory) and 10 years (certified divers) are not permitted to participate in onboard diving activities as per Queensland Australian Law.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be in the immediate company of a parent or legal guardian.
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive.
  • Diving within 24 hours before your flight is not permitted. All participants will be required to complete a health/medication questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart & lung conditions etc) and prescribed medications may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor before booking.
  • Due to comfort, weight and balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over (240 pounds) 110kg will be required to pay an additional fee. Please contact the operator to check first.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Reef levy must be paid prior to travel
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 124 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Natalie m wrote a review Yesterday
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We travelled as a family of five, with children aged 6-11 years. We all had a wonderful day are are still talking about it days later. The reef did not disappoint and it was fantastic to see all of the different species of marine life. My children loved having their photo
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Cameron W wrote a review 18 Nov
Mackay, Australia1 contribution
Took a school group of 20. Amazingly helpful staff from the book-in to departing the boat at the end of the day. Snorkelling was awesome, food was unbelievable. Great experience and would definitely reccomend.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Cairns local wrote a review 17 Nov
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Probably the nicest day boat out of Cairns. Three levels provide some space to comply with COVID19 separation requirements. Top deck provides lots of shade so you can actually enjoy watching the reef from there without getting burned. We did 2 dives as certified divers. The crew
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Danstep wrote a review 17 Nov
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
The crew were friendly & well organised. Had a great day & the reefs are beautiful - highly recommend!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Mark E wrote a review 13 Nov
Hallett Cove, Australia24 contributions8 helpful votes
Fantastic experience from pick up to drop off. The lovely lady who did the transfer from palm cove to cairns (if you hadn’t have been so captivating we would have remembered to get your name!) set the day off. Greeted by the fabulous Eddie at the terminal and the friendly, happy
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Date of experience: November 2020
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H7519ZZjohnm
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Wonderful reef experience
Fantastic from wow to go. As a travel and dive doctor I couldn't fault the operation. Really well done, including l
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bronnyb2020
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Simply perfect 👌🏼
I went on this tour for my birthday and it was by far the best birthday ever. Eddie was hilarious and super enterta
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SiobhanM1006
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Unforgettable day out
What a day! Staff were fabulous, food excellent. Boat was beautiful. Helicopter ride was great fun. The highlight
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E7857JRjeffd
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Great Fun Crew!! But Eddie has us laughing.
If you don’t do anything else make sure you do this trip!!! Absolutely terrific expirence staff are so good and pro
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609iveths
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Great customer service, great price, great food, great boat, great helicopter. In other words “YOU ARE THE BEST”
I had the best experience with Down under Cruise. I was a little bit scared in the beginning of the activity “snork
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ashleighmarr
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Would recommend
Great tour, I was lucky not to many on the boat only around 50 I believe they can have upto 150 guests at a time wh
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992TeresaS
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5 Stars for the crew
A big shout out to Phil, Daniel, Jenny and the crew - what an amazing day out on the reef. Steve and I had a great
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davekJ6965GU
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Great Reef Day
This was our big ticket item on our family trip and we were not at all disappointed! Our package included introduct
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Bradley N
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Amazing Day
We booked the Get High Package which includes the 10 minute helicopter flight. We were greeted by Eddy when we wer
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jackbrander
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Awesome day out on the reef and organised really well
The reef looked really good! and the day was well planned and it was awesome! We hired a underwater camera below so
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FrangipanniBrisbane
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The best boat to go out to the reef.
The Evolution is the biggest and most comfortable boat, can handle any weather conditions. Staff were friendly and
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William w
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Amazing reef diving
Brilliant trip, one of the newest boat in the wharf. Very friendly stuff and patient,I was throwing up the way up t
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ozetek
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Cairns Helicopter flight package
Absolutely awesome day on the reef with return helicopter flight to the Marina. Staff are professional, high safety
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Mariana P
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Must do in Cairns
What an experience! I’ve done a few tours to the great barrier reef and this was the best by far. The crew was very
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cgrick
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Unsafe and Unsanitary
The EVOLUTION is a new, modern catamaran. We did a day trip from Cairns and it was the worst excursion we have eve
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  • Duration: 8h 30m
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