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Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

  • Unforgettable views and experience of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef
  • Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
  • Multiple tour options for snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
From US$142.73
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Includes all snorkeling equipment and guided snorkel tour
One Intro Dive
Includes one introductory dive
One Certified Dive
Includes one certified dive
Experiencing the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef can be a challenge if you’re on a budget, so this tour offers the flexibility and affordability to choose only the activities you want. Cruise out from Cairns, stopping at two different locations, and opt for a guided or self-guided snorkeling excursion, try an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy a thrilling dive for certified divers only.
What to Expect

Make your own way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, meet your captain and crew, and hop aboard your luxurious catamaran. As you set sail, gaze out across the Coral Sea and tuck into tasty muffins and tea or coffee. During the journey, the crew will review basic snorkeling techniques and help you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive.

Arrive at the first stop and, depending on your chosen activity, either head down to the snorkel platforms for easy access to the water or join your scuba instructor for your introductory or certified dive. Guided snorkel excursions are available for beginners or less-confident snorkelers, while dive masters accompany small groups of no more than six people.

After working up an appetite in the water, relax on deck while lunch the onboard chef prepares lunch. Then feast on a delicious buffet of hot and cold dishes, including vegetarian options and plenty of salads, fresh fruits, and bread. Cold drinks are available for purchase.

Continue to the second dive site, where you’ll have another chance to snorkel or dive. As you explore the vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef, look out for exotic marine life such as parrotfish, puffer fish, or clown fish. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a reef shark or sea turtle. If you have any questions about your sightings, all will be answered during a special marine life presentation once you’re back onboard. 

After a full day at sea, set sail for Cairns, where your tour ends back at the cruise terminal.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing day on the reef

The boat is very clean and comfortable. Staff are great and very informative, on the way back to Cairns there was a reef talk where a staff member spoke about the kinds of fish/reef etc we had seen and about the GBR in general which...More

Thank kirsty c
Reviewed 4 days ago
Perfect choice!

I had an amazing day out at the reef with Passions on Sunday! The crew were super friendly and informative, Brian my instructor made everyone feel safe and at ease whilst diving and did a really informative marine talk on the way back to Cairns....More

1  Thank molly19942018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Look no further - this is the best reef experience!

It was overwhelming choosing between the multitude of tour operators, but we were 100% happy with Passions of Paradise. Their number one asset is their staff! Professional, friendly and they deliver a quality service overall, whether it is scuba or snorkel guiding and instructing, marine...More

1  Thank Clog-rate
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful experience!

We did a lot of research before selecting this company. They did not disappoint! Staff were friendly, informative and helpful. High safety standards. The snorkeling was excellent. We saw a variety of tropical fish (some as big as us!), several types of coral (many bright...More

3  Thank Susan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we did this, an experience I won’t forget. Staff were wonderful and chatty, helpful and caring while snorkeling, we even had our own snorkel guide. The staff took our safety seriously, lunch was enjoyable and there were seconds. Afternoon snorkeling was serene underneath, and...More

1  Thank Heidi H
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12 July 2018|
Response from Jenny M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if I remember correctly it was about 4.30-5pm maybe slightly later but defiantly before 6pm. Sorry I can not give you a 100% answer, but I do hope you get to do this trip and enjoy, as these guys were really fantastic... More
22 May 2018|
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Response from Thomas N | Reviewed this property |
Yes snorkelling gear is part of the package
8 April 2018|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
50-60, but the boat is big enough that your not that crowded.