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Passions of Paradise Reef Tour

#3 of 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cairns Features Animals
Reef Fleet Terminal | 1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 1600
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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Experience the Great Barrier Reef aboard Passions of Paradise, the current Australia Tourism Award Winner (Adventure Tourism)Sailing daily, let our friendly, dedicated staff introduce you to another world teeming with exotic fish life, coral gardens, and spectacular views. Visit Michaelmas Cay, and our exclusive Paradise Reef location, away from the crowds.Every afternoon, our bar opens, and guests relax in comfort as we raise the sails and cruise back to Cairns.
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Reef Fleet Terminal | 1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 1600

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Reviewed today via mobile

I am not sure who had more fun, me and my husband or our two kids aged 10 and 7. Captain Geoff and crew were amazing! My two kids even got to briefly captain the vessel. I snorkelled Green Island 10 years ago and always...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The more I think of this tour, the more annoyed I get. I had a great time at the barrier reef, but not much else. The reef would've been brilliant regardless of the tour you went on. It annoys me so much when you get...More

Thank BananaHater13
PassionsTeam P, Owner at Passions of Paradise Reef Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your comments BananaHater13. I’ve taken the liberty of taking copies of your comments down to the boat and we had a meeting with the crew to address your concerns and see where we might be able to make improvements. First of all,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab day out in this boat, we chose this company for its reviews and awards and were not disappointed. The boat is almost new, so is luxurious and comfortable, we had morning coffee and mini muffins, a buffet lunch with a great selection of hot...More

1  Thank Mactwit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New, sparkling facilities, brilliant staff. Absolutely brilliant day out. Couldn't have asked for better. Staff were very patient (and entertaining) with the kids. I would recommend anyone in the Cairns area to give them a go.

2  Thank Bert B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day out with a very professional and well-run outfit - with operators who are also approachable, knowledgeable and nice to be with. Take the SCUBA option for sure - you can also snorkel - and the experience is absolutely awesome!

1  Thank mperrins2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the full day outer reef tour. The water was rough the day we went out so it made swimming about more challenging. The meal on the boat was very good and there was plenty of it. Wetsuits cost extra if you want to...More

Thank kbulney
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really great day out with Passions. There were 14 of us and we got a great group discount by booking through ReefFree. All of us chose to only snorkel however this is a dive boat that is set up for your to...More

1  Thank SixMonthItch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a intermediate level diver (7 or so scuba experiences), but am not certified and was so incredibly disappointed by this trip. The safety and skills instruction is really extensive which is great for first time divers, but very preschool for my liking. I think...More

Thank twintravelers614
PassionsTeam P, Manager at Passions of Paradise Reef Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi twintravelers614. Many thanks for comments on your introductory diving experience. We appreciate all feedback and this one is really important as it allows me to highlight an issue all introductory divers need to understand. There is no such thing in legislation or under the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went out on the passions tour this week and had an awesome time. The boat was clean and tidy and was very nicely decorated it was very spacious too it never once felt crowded. The food on board was absolutely delicious...More

1  Thank Katie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Passions because they go to the Outer Reef and Michaelmas Cay was listed as a possible site. We also expected a smaller vessel. While we did go to the Outer Reef we didn't go to the cay. The 2 sites we visited were...More

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Sneha C
Me & My husband are visiting GB Reef in March 2018 & are interested in this tour for Snorkeling & intro dive. However we do not know swimming at all. Will it be advisable to do the snorkel tour only or can we do the intro dive tour. Also it says As of April 1st 2017, Michaelmas Cay will not be one of these destinations. Could you please advise which are the destinations the tour visits
June 25, 2017|
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Response from Bert B | Reviewed this property |
Based on our experience you will be able to do the intro dive. There is a short lecture on board the boat to explain the basics about diving. After that you will get a 5 minute dive to see if you enjoy diving. If you... More
My friend and I were interested in this excursion. However, I am a certified diver and she is not. Would we be on the same boat and just in different groups or would we be on different boats entirely?
May 18, 2017|
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Response from Marie D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tammy, yes you will be on the same boat. You can also experience demo for first time divers.
Anne C
Hello. We are arriving by ship and want to inquire about about an excursion to see the GB Reef and do some snorkeling on Friday, 1/27. Approximate time is 8am-4pm. Please let me know what u might have available and at what price.
January 20, 2017|
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Response from PassionsTeam P | Property representative |
Hi Anne, Thanks for your question! Our excursion leaves Cairns at 8am, check in commences at 7.30am, and we return at 5pm. Unfortunately not all of the cruise ship arrival and departure times align with the local trips. If... More