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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

  • 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 $121.38
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5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Free time for snorkeling and swimming. Includes buffet lunch, snorkel gear.
From $121.38
One Introductory Dive
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Includes 1 introductory dive, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear.
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Snorkeling and Heli Flight
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef including a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight and free time to snorkel
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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.
Reviews (713)
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Reviewed yesterday
Great day Down Under

I snorkeled and had two certified dives today. I had a great time. Shay was my scuba guide as I have not dived for awhile. She is very knowledgeable concerning the reef and accompanying sealife. She has a great personality and she did a wonderful...More

Thank stevenc510
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Unforgettable Reef Experience

The crew were great fun and very professional considering how many people were on board. The snorkelling spots were beautiful and we had plenty of time at both. On the day I decided to do my first scuba dive and my instructor Dee was very...More

Thank hanc1902
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Reef Experience

The Down Under Cruise and Dive crew was very fun and helpful. The boat and amenities were great, and they had a great system for making your Reef experience smooth and enjoyable. We got plenty of snorkeling in two areas and were provided ample food...More

Thank meticulousmatilda
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beware the stinging jellyfish season, November/December

Great boat trip out there and back. Disappointed on arrival, because it was stinging jellyfish season (agonising and often fatal), so had to be totally covered by ill-fitting wet suit, hood, boots, flippers and views then hardly worth the bother compared to other reef viewing...More

3  Thank RogerPaling
Reviewed 1 week ago
Full Service, Professional and Enthusiastic Company

I booked an experienced scuba diver trip with Downunder dive and was very impressed. It started at the dock before even setting foot on the vessel as staff greeted me and were very helpful. All staff were excellent, knowledgeable and very happy to answer questions....More

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November 12, 2018|
Response from hanc1902 | Reviewed this property |
There is an underwater photographer taking photos of divers and snorkellers as well as a photographer who stays on the boat taking photos. At the end of the day these photos can be airdropped to your phone for $20 for one... More
Michelle C
November 6, 2018|
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Response from Anne C | Reviewed this property |
He'll definitely be able to snorkel. Enjoy!