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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation provided by Reef Magic Cruises

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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Prior to travelling with us, you will be required to provide, your full name, a current phone number and residential address (address of accommodation if travelling) in order to complete your activity. We are following all guidelines set out by the Queensland Government.
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Overview
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Great Barrier Reef is a must-visit sight in Australia, so get more out of your vacation by going on a fun-filled day cruise. A marine biologist guide enhances the tour with informative commentary about local marine life that you likely wouldn’t find out about otherwise. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your preferred activity option—either snorkeling, scuba diving, or a glass-bottom boat tour.
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You'll start at
1 Spence St
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaMeet at Reef Fleet Terminal, Reef Magic check in counter to receive your boarding pass.
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    Depart Cairns in the morning on a fast catamaran, which provides a smooth ride and shorter travel time than many other tour boats, leaving you more of the day to enjoy on the outer Great Barrier Reef. During the 1.5-hour ride, enjoy the space, comfort, and service of the crew. When you arrive at Marine World, the all-weather activities platform, begin your exploration of the UNESCO-listed reef, a complex and diverse ecosystem home to more than 1,500 species of fish, 400 types of coral, 200 types of birds, and 20 types of reptiles. You can snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon with provided equipment, go scuba diving with a certified dive (up to three dive sites) or introductory session (no experience necessary), or join the on-board marine biologist for a guided snorkeling safari (diving and guided snorkeling at your own expense). You can also enjoy a identification session with the marine biologist, who points out resident fish like "Wally," the Maori wrasse. If you're not a confident swimmer, stay dry and view the marine life from the semi-submersible reef viewer, glass-bottom boat, or underwater observatory. Optional activities (own expense) include a helmet dive for a scuba-style experience up to 3 meters deep where you won't get your hair wet, or a scenic helicopter flight for an aerial adventure over the reef. Or, simply relax and enjoy the tropical weather on the sundeck. A massage therapist is available if you feel like treating yourself (own expense). After five hours on the platform, hop back on the catamaran for the return ride to Cairns, where your day tour ends.
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You'll end at
1 Spence St
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaMeet at Reef Fleet Terminal, Reef Magic check in counter to receive your boarding pass.
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Highlights
  • Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a day cruise adventure
  • No hunger pangs—morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch are included
  • Activities for all abilities, including a glass-bottomed boat, or snorkeling
  • Learn about the abundant marine life from a marine biologist presentation
Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Marine biologist presentation
  • Snorkeling equipment including mask & snorkel, fins and wetsuit/lycra suit rental.
  • Glass bottom boat tour & underwater reef viewing observatory
  • Morning and afternoon tea with tea, coffee, and filtered water throughout the day
  • Hot/cold buffet lunch
  • All taxes and fees
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
Exclusions
  • Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches are at an additional cost.
  • Optional activities: introductory scuba diving, helmet diving, certified scuba diving, guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist, SEABOB jet-powered snorkeling experience, and scenic reef helicopter flight
  • Prescription snorkel and dive masks are available for rental on board
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring a swimsuit, hat, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and cash or credit card for any on-board purchases
  • All diving is subject to the completion of an on-board medical questionnaire. Certain medical conditions (such as asthma, epilepsy, and high blood pressure) and medications may exclude individuals from diving. Minimum age to dive is 12 years with parent/guardian permission required for those under 18 years. Certified divers must produce their certification cards. After diving, intervals of 12-24 hours are recommended prior to flying in any type of aircraft dependent on depth of dives and total accrued dive time
  • Helicopter flights: Route flown and type of aircraft used are subject to weather, air traffic control, aircraft availability and, ultimately, the pilot's discretion. Maximum of 1 infant allowed per flight. Maximum combined passenger weight limits apply
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 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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NadaMaria wrote a review 1 Aug
Sydney, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Critical: Value The lady at ‘Adventure Cairns and Beyond’ was friendly - sold the ‘Dreamtime Great Barrier Reef’ tour really well...Suggested we book a couple of ‘unique snorkeling tours’ within the Dream time tour. The ‘Unique’ snorkelling tour was a brief swim 50 n meters away
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Daniel S wrote a review Jul 2020
Oahu, Hawaii2 contributions
If you're agonizing over which GBR tour to take, do this one! I should caveat that I've never taken any others (at GBR anyway), but Reef Magic was all that we were hoping for and more. Their whole operation is just outstanding. They have activities to get pretty much anyone
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Barb wrote a review Jul 2020
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We went out quite a view years ago and was amazing. We are heading up that way in September and plan on going out again
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Date of experience: August 2019
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grecophile2 wrote a review Mar 2020
Marathokampos, Greece60 contributions95 helpful votes
We went on this because seeing The Great Barrier Reef ( or parts of it) (or what’s left of it) is an obvious bucket list thing. We had picked up a few negatives about this experience from some comments but, whilst we can see how these have come about, they are I think a touch
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your 5 star recommendation grecophile2, we really do appreciate your in depth review of our Reef Magic cruises product. We're looking forward to operations starting again soon. Thanks for taking the time to write in. Regards, Chris
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A4wiseowl wrote a review Mar 2020
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They took us to see amazing corals and fish, including sharks and sea turtles. So many options, ensuring everyone has a great time even if you don't want to get wet, The marine biologists were extremely knowledgeable. Just make sure to save your energy if you want to do the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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imogenh14
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Highly recommend!!!!
There are so many tours to do of the Great Barrier Reef so finding the right one was hard for us, but we are SO hap
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Mellybelly64
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It's in the name, you'll have a dream time
If I could leave more than 5 stars I would. I had the most incredible day and met so many wonderful people onboard.
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Yasi A
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The BEST tour and guides - made our trip incredible!
Lazarus, Quinn, Lori, Sissy, Will, Betsy and the whole crew were amazing. This was the best day and truly made our
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aitchjbee1154
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Great trip to the reef
Had an amazing group tour to the reef. Very friendly and informative staff. Great equipment including full sun suit
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ndk30
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This is the trip to take to the reef. (Read further)
When we decided to vist cairns from Canada we searched around and looked at all kinds of trips to the Great Barrier
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zehongwang
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Exceptional experience to the Reef and aboriginal culture
Finally I had a picture with Nemo in the exceptional reef tour with Dream time! The aboriginal performance during o
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HannahMorley1989
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The best Reef Tour I could have hoped for
The crew were fantastic and the ethos of the tour company is really wonderful. They introduced us to each member of
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Jake-B11111
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Dive and snorkel
Was absolutely amazing day out on the reef! Highly recommend Dreamtime. What a good bunch of people, felt comfortab
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judithtI9685HC
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Dreamtime snorkel and dive tour
My brother and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour Monday 20th January and can highly recommend this company. All crew w
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teresa1365
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Awesome
What a fabulous day. The staff were super friendly and very knowledgeable about the reef. The boat ride was easy an
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jouvina
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Amazing trip and service.
You won't believe how well organized is this tour. From helpfull attendants to marine biologists, you'll find suppo
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V1844QEcarolynb
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Fun trip to snorkel GBR
This crew is a great bunch and they take you to good spots for snorkeling. The tour was a really good value with a
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davidsH710BX
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Loved the reef
Great tour, knowledgable staff. Fun trip. Worth doing. Did the helicopter and the safari reef tour in addition to
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H7982ZBjordanh
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One of the best days of our lives
I was super excited for this experience given all the amazing reviews I’d read already. The day did not disappoint
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vicky33333333
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Fantastic day!
We had a relaxed and fun day at the Great Barrier Reef today ! Would recommend for both adults and children. The cr
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