Cairns Reef Trip | 15 Guests | Sailing Dive & Snorkel Tour | Outer Great Barrier Reef | SV-RD

Tour Code: 239

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Great Value $$$ Saving Dive & Snorkel Deal
  • One of Cairns most popular Great Barrier tours for those visitors looking for a small intimate dive and snorkel tour. Great marine life, keep a sharp look out for dolphins, turtles and whales during the months of July to August!
  • Join us on our small intimate sailing tour that caters for only 20 persons providing a really unique and personalised Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns. We aim to sail daily to 2 unique outer reef locations. 
  • Dive up to 2 times on the day but be sure to pre-book your scuba dives to avoid missing out! All snorkel gear provided, and a free guided snorkel tour with our marine naturalists, morning and afternoon tea and buffet lunch. 
  • Our Great Barrier Reef tour permit allows the skipper to choose the best coral reef moorings around Upolu Reef. Each morning we look at the weather and tide conditions to decide the reef locations to give you the best experience

Included In Price

  • Tea/Coffee On Arrival
  • Approx 4 Hours On Upolu Reef
  • All Snorkelling Equipment
  • Free Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Delicious Tropical Buffet Style Lunch
  • Complimentary Fruit Platter, Selection Of Cheeses, Crackers & Wine
  • Extra Assistance & Instruction For Beginners
  • Prescription Masks If Required
  • Floatation vests & swimming noodles
  • Fun & Interesting reef introduction & education
  • Easy access to water
  • Bow nets to relax on
  • Max 15 passengers
  • Dive & snorkel up to 2 reef sites in 1 day (weather permitting)
  • Free dive guide

Cairns reef trips, small group sailing, avoid the crowds, snorkelling and diving. Great value Reef trip to Upolu Reef. A fun relaxed day, 3 crew per 15 guests. Sail, snorkel and dive on the Outer Great Barrier Reef for a full day from Cairns.

Enjoy serene travel on our spacious catamaran and swim through warm clear waters. Observe a huge variety of marine life and beautiful coral gardens or just relax in the bow nets.

From Cairns our small group Great Barrier Reef sailing tour we aim to visit 2 brilliant coral reef locations (weather permitting) for a day of snorkelling and scuba diving at our private boat moorings at Upolu Reef.

Our Great Barrier Reef sailing tour is perfect for both adventure or relaxation and we guarantee we will provide you with our personalised five star service all the way so you will remember your reef trip experience forever.

Our small group of only 15 guests enjoy just under four hours snorkelling, scuba diving or chilling out in the catamaran’s bow nets.

A further delightful relaxing option is offered by the cute little solar-powered on-board spa on the bow which is pretty unique for a Great Barrier Reef sailing tour.

Join us on a journey away from the large crowds to the serene ambience and protected warm waters of the outer coral reef systems.

With a large variety of sea life and beautiful corals, Upolu Reef also has a sheltered lagoon featuring friendly sea turtles, lots of giant clams and a huge variety of colourful fish all of which are a feast for the eyes of those looking for great snorkelling and scuba diving.

We offer our guests a little extra with an informative, complimentary snorkel guide with a marine naturalist that enhances this exciting reef tour experience.

A dive instructor guide is also included for those interested in trying out scuba diving for the first time as well as all diving tuition and equipment.

Both certified and introductory scuba divers are welcome on board our small group Great Barrier Reef tour.

With four hours of time on the reef it gives you plenty of time to relax and experience this amazing reef adventure and the chance to explore the fascinating marine life and coral gardens below the waters surface at your own pace.

Cairns Personalised, Relaxed Sailing Tour

A high rate of crew to passengers means a personalised, friendly experience delivered by our family owned and operated sailing tour.

With a small group, you can explore by snorkelling or scuba diving at your leisure at the pristine outer reef, and master skills in your own time with maximum attention from the instructor.

Afterwards enjoy relaxing in the bow nets or in the solar-powered spa on board this stylish catamaran.

If you have an interest in the environment and your footprint you will be pleased to know our boat is renowned as having the lowest carbon footprint in Cairns. 

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving the Reef from Cairns

Away from crowds, enjoy the serenity of the outer reef’s protected warm waters.

Upolu Reef has a large variety of fish and pretty corals, its sheltered lagoon housing giant clams, turtles and sea stars which makes for fabulous snorkelling and diving experiences.

One of the great things about this Great Barrier Reef sailing tour is you’ll be taken to two dive and snorkel sites, (weather permitting) to see the varieties of coral and the marine life that are sustained there.

If you’re keen to explore the Great Barrier Reef as a scuba diver but don’t have your dive licence, consider trying and introductory scuba dive whilst on this personalised tour.

Our dive master will give you the utmost attention and gently ease you into being comfortable on your first ever scuba dive.  

5 Star Service At a Budget Price

Whether you’re coming for an adventure or relaxing, you’ll be kept well fed and hydrated on this full day Great Barrier Reef tour.

On arrival, your tour kick-starts with a warm beverage and everyone takes the time to get to know each other.

There’s also complimentary drinking water available whenever you want during the trip.

A fresh tropical lunch includes a choice of tasty salads, deli meats and roast chicken.

On your return sailing journey to Cairns, a complimentary glass of wine accompanies cheese and tropical fruit platters.

Your reef adventure will also be nutritious and delicious!

Our catamaran is also available for private charter tours for groups.

See more Great Barrier Reef tours from Cairns.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
  • French
  • German
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Check in is at 'D' Finger at the Marlin Marina at 7:30am for a 7:45am departure
  • Return to Cairns Marlin Marina approximately 4.30pm approx.
Departure Instructions

We can organise return transfers from your accommodation or please make your way to Marlin Marina, Cairns for boarding on boat

Pickup Locations


  • Transfers can be arranged at the time of booking.
  • Transfers payable on board

Upolu Reef

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Does not operate Christmas Day


2 hours sailing each way
4 hours at Upolu Reef

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Scuba diving introductory and certified, limited availability
  • Wet/Lycra Suits
  • Return Accommodation Transfers
  • Camera Hire
  • Soft Drinks & Chocolates
Fitness Level Required



Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Sun protection, towels, swimwear, camera, money for on board purchases, dive certification and travel voucher
  • $15.00pp to pay onboard for Reef Taxes and Marine levy

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Fay C

Reviewed on October 03, 2016

This was a great day. The first reef we stopped at was fantastic plenty to see. Unfortunately the second reef we stopped at the current was to strong. Most people came back to the boat early. Under these circumstances the crew did a good job in making us feel safe.

Child price applies to children under 14

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions page here for details prior to booking.

  • 24 hours cancellation notice is required for groups of 4 persons or less without charge.
  • For groups exceeding 4 persons, 48 hours notice is required without charge.
  • For groups of 7+ persons, 7 days cancellation is required.
  • COVID related cancellation: to be eligible for a refund, cancellation due to COVID government-imposed lockdown or border closure must be advise as soon as the announcement has been made by officials

Cairns Reef Trip | 15 Guests | Sailing Dive & Snorkel Tour | Outer Great Barrier Reef | SV-RD

Tour Code: 239

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Great Value $$$ Saving Dive & Snorkel Deal



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$160.00
Family: au$670.00

Tour Code: 239



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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