Cairns Snorkel & Dive Outer Reef Tour - EVO

Tour Code: 452

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Family Deal Save $136
  • On our Outer Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns you can upgrade your reef trip by adding  an introductory scuba dive or certified dives as well as a Semi-submarine tour.
  • This is one of the best Great Barrier Reef tours in Cairns where you have so many more inclusions and so many options to choose from to upgrade your Great Barrier Reef tour
  • You will only have 80 minutes of travel time to the outer reef and get to spend 5 hours of Great Barrier Reef time and visit 2 reef sites, enjoy unlimited snorkelling and barbeque lunch.

Included In Price

  • Cruise onboard luxury 35-metre superyacht
  • Less travel time approx 80 minutes
  • 5 hours reef time
  • 2 unique outer reef locations
  • Unlimited snorkelling with all equipment
  • Tea, coffee and mini muffins
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch including fresh fish, prawns, steak and a variety of salads (Vegan, Vegetarian, GF, DF)
  • FREE lycra/sun-suit hire
  • FREE glass of wine and snack on return
  • PADI qualified dive instructors and Master Reef Guide

Cruise on our brand new luxury boat on an Outer Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns Marlin Marina. Snorkelling among pristine coral or upgrade to an introductory or certified dive. Why not also take advantage of the Semi-submersible upgrade and make your day on the reef the best it can be

This Cairns diving and snorkelling tour to the outer Great Barrier Reef from Cairns Marlin Marina is an unforgettable way to discover marine life and enjoy a selection of abundant water activities and optional extras such as diving and semi-submersible tours (weather permitting).

Our newly built luxury boat will speed across the water in just 80 minutes for you to reach the world’s most colourful reef-system.

Your skipper, with a choice of 12 stunning locations, will choose the first stop based on best currents, tides, visibility and overall reef conditions. 

If you would like to add a 10 minute reef helicopter flight to your day on the Great Barrier Reef then you need to have a look at our amazing helicopter and reef package - view here scenic helicopter flight (Infant age 3 must pay for a seat) and see the Great Barrier Reef from above and below the waters surface on a 10 minute scenic flight. 

A marine expert will share a reef presentation and some snorkelling tips to enhance your adventure.

Between sea-stars and sea-turtles, blue Parrotfish and yellow Butterflyfish, coral mountains and pinnacles, your snorkelling experience will be among the greatest natural aquarium existing on our planet!

You could also book an introductory scuba dive or a certified scuba dive and even see it from a whole new perspective with a semi submersible submarine tour as an optional extra that you also book whilst out on the reef.

Delight in an Aussie BBQ lunch, complete with prawns, steak, sausages and vegetarian  options, as you listen to a live musical band.

You'll then move on to another, no less impressive and breathtaking coral reef system to explore.

Catch a few rays basking on the spacious deck in the sun, or simply plunge right into the undersea extravaganza again for the afternoon.

Cairns Great Barrier Reef Tour Inclusions

Jump on board the newest and fastest luxury Great Barrier Reef tour boat in Cairns to snorkel and scuba dive two outer coral reef sites as chosen by the boats skipper each morning based on the tides, winds and currents on the day.

This Great Barrier Reef tour is the best value reef trip in Cairns and you have so many extra optional activities that you may also upgrade to enjoy.

Great Barrier Reef Tour Inclusions:

  • Snorkel 2 outer coral reef locations
  • ​Travel time to reef only 80 minutes
  • ​5 Hours of reef time
  • Use of snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
  • Barbeque lunch with meats, fish, prawns, salads, and vegetarian option available)
  • Use of lycra sun suits
  • Fruit platter, cheese and glass of wine on return home journey
  • Experienced dive instructors
  • Large air-conditioned boat lounges
  • Spacious sundecks
  • High crew to guests ratio 

Optional Extra Upgrades

  • Introductory Scuba Diving
  • Certified Scuba Diving
  • Semi-Submersible Submarine Tour (To be booked whilst out on the reef)
  • Return Coach Transfers to Cairns and Northern Beaches Accommodation

If you would like to add a 10 minute helicopter reef scenic flight then we have the right package for you view here.

Cairns Great Barrier Reef tour, fast boat

Cruise off on a fast boat ride from Cairns to a magical wonderland of coral kingdoms on this brand new luxury Great Barrier Reef tour vessel.

With air-conditioned cabins and sunny decks, you can enjoy the cruise in personal-choice comfort.

The boats skipper has an option of 12 spectacular mooring sites to anchor at, and will choose the most superb for you based on clear balmy waters and coral excellence.

There will be a mouth-watering Aussie BBQ lunch buffet, and complimentary wine and cheese in the afternoon.

And your entertainment isn't just a rainbow of coral formations and tropical fish, but a live on-board band playing all your favourites.

With so many exceptional activities to indulge in, a friendly crew member can help plan your morning and afternoon.

You might want to try your first ever helicopter scenic flight and introductory scuba dive.

Or see the splendour of the reef from a land-lovers submarine tour point of view.

Snorkel on the Outer Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

The winter months of July - August draw Dwarf Minke Whales, Bottlenose dolphins, and sometimes a sighting of Australia's most famous Humpback Whale, Migaloo, at the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Other drawn visitors could be a fever of manta-rays or idling dugong (sea-cow).

Yet every day will bring a breathtaking visitation of sea turtles and and an endless array of striking coloured and patterned reef fish.

You'll skim a sparkling surface over a gemstone-like habitat of coral mountains, peering in awe at beautiful anemone and fusiliers in every hue.

If you've never snorkeled before, there's one-on-one special tuition available, given by a friendly marine expert.

Embrace this undersea wonderland with both your eyes and memories.

Guided Snorkel Tour

Included in your Cairns Great Barrier Reef tour, is the opportunity to learn all about the sheer phenomena you’re swimming right amongst.

You'll hear how within the endless aquamarine, lies the oldest and most complex ecosystem in the world, and the largest living thing on our planet.

The Outer Great Barrier Reef can even be seen from space by astronauts, so don't feel silly waving up at the blue skies!

And save a few waves for the marine life below too. On this snorkelling tour, your marine expert is adept at finding and interacting with the most compelling species.

Threading throughout the startling blues and yellows of Parrot and Damselfish, you’ll see wonderful curiosities up close, in the form of sea-cucumbers and the starfish.

And as you glide over unforgettable exhibits, your guide will likewise explain what coral actually is, and how the most alluring garden in existence came into creation.

Optional Semi-Submersible Submarine Tour

You might want to interlace amidst a mesmerising land of vivid branches, vast plates, and intricate flowery coral.

And you may want to view an ethereal ray and regal sea-turtle from inches away.

Yet you may not be in the mood to get wet while doing it!

This unique semi-submersible submarine tour is a dry, air conditioned, birds-eye view of the intriguing Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Semi-submerged under the water, your custom made submarine will glide throughout a wondrous marine world of captivating colour.

Thru glass windows floor, you'll view the beauty of vivid Starfish, neon feeders and a gala of reef fish.

To accompany you on this Great Barrier Reef tour, they'll be an interactive reef presentation by the submarine boat captain.

Hear all about why the fascinating complexities of this Great Barrier Reef system and its legend as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Book the submarine whilst out on the Great Barrier Reef.

Optional Introductory Scuba Diving

This may very well appeal to the explorer’s soul inside you, just looking for a way to try a new experience or adventure!

Drifting along the shores with a snorkel and mask is a magnificent way to view the fantasyland below the waters surface, then an introductory scuba dive allows you to glide further down within the heart of this world heritage masterpiece to see things that are just not lurking in the shallower waters above.

You could view cheeky eels darting in and out of crevices up close, and hover only centimetres away from the giant purple clam.

The giant schools of heavenly blue Maori wrasse and speckled cod could mistake you as one of their own and swim alongside for the tour.

For 30 minutes, you’ll scuba dive and explore mythical coral peaks and basins, alive with rich branch thickets and flowery clusters.

If you're hesitant about trying an introductory scuba dive, this tour offers a rare, free introductory dive lesson.

A helpful dive master will be with you every underwater breath of the way, as you coast weightlessly through the ocean.

Optional Certified Scuba Diving

Welcome to the ultimate aspiration for every certified scuba diver who dreamed of marine heaven.

Your entrancing sites for the day could include Hastings, Saxon, and Norman Reefs; all legendary destinations renowned for swim throughs, pinnacles, bommies, (coral mountains) and drop off walls close to the continental shelf.

The reason the Outer Great Barrier Reef is a far-travelled scuba dive mecca, is not just because of its awe-inspiring terrain, but the sheer plenitude of marine life you’ll find.

Tropical fish, sea-turtles and stingrays in abundance.

Dolphins and whales in the cooler months, world famous coral spawning later in the year, and such a cache of reef fish that you might find a rare rainbow Mandarin, or a settlement of Clown fish (Nemo) so vast, it will leave you breathless.

In fact we can guarantee each sighting in your world-wonder experience with stay with you for the rest of your diving days.

Optional Scenic Helicopter Flight

Spectacular as the azure Outer Great Barrier Reef is from under the surface, there's another breathtaking way to view this icon.

Fly like one of the sea-eagles you're likely to see, over a quilt of turquoise entwined with coral gems on a scenic helicopter flight.

This unforgettable 10 minute aerial adventure will fan across a miraculous discovery of marine life.

The joyful recognition of grazing sea-turtles, frolicking dolphins, and perhaps even a whale or two is the kind of helicopter scenic flight visuals that dreams are made of.

The friendly crew will jet you across to a helipad on the ocean, and a pilot will lift you to soaring new heights, and a new perspective of the marine park.

Your scenic helicopter flight will have you flying at around 500 feet above the waters surface which enables you to see the intricate lace like formations of the reef and its inhabitants.

Book the 10 minute scenic helicopter flight whilst out on the reef or book here

See our half day Fly/Cruise Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Check in 7.15am to 7.45am
  • Departs 8.00am
  • Returns 4.30pm
Departure Instructions

Check in 7:15-7:45 inside Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Transfers are an additional cost and must be pre-booked
  • Cairns CBD pick up from 7.00am
  • Northern Beaches pick up from 6.50am
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Hasting Reef
  • Saxon Reef
  • Norman Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Excludes Christmas & New Years Day


9 hours approx.

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Introductory Scuba Dive - up to 3 intro dives
  • Certified Dives - up to 3 cert dives
  • Upgrade to Scenic Helicopter Flights
  • Infants age 3 will be charged the child price for any helicopter component booked, this charge will be added to your booking total
  • Semi-submersible submarine tour - please prebook (weather permitting, bookable on the boat, cannot be pre booked)
  • Wetsuit hire ($10) Free for divers
  • Underwater Camera Hire ($60)
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium


Diving: All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card. Minimum age for Introductory divers and dive courses: 12+ years and Certified divers: 10+ years. Please read the important diving safety information prior to booking.


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.

Additional Information

Hearing impaired passengers can be provided with written snorkelling and safety information.

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Ecotourism Certified
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Travel voucher
  • Change of Clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card for bar and souvenir purchases

  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (not applicable with other discounts)
  • Diving available for 12 years and over.
  • Infants age 3 will be charged the child price for any helicopter component booked, this charge will be added to your booking total

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

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

Operators policy:

Customers can cancel their trip up to 18 hours before travel for a full refund (2 pm the day prior to travel) or up to 24 hours prior to day 1 for Multi-Day Package Bookings. If you cancel within the 18-hour period (or 24-hour period for packages) before travel, no refund will be issued. 

In the instance that your preferred date of travel is cancelled by us, we will rebook you on the next available date we are departing at no additional cost to you. For more information on booking changes and other options contact our Reservations team.

Please consider the weather and wind strength before booking. The operator reserves the right to cancel the tour, change vessel type, or arrange an alternative carrier in the event of bad weather or mechanical problems. No refunds for voluntary uncompleted dives.

If you booked through a third-party travel agent, please contact your agent directly regarding your refund or rebooking request first. Please read the agents Terms & Conditions carefully before booking with a third party. Their specific Terms and Conditions are out of our control and may differ from our Terms and Conditions.


Infants age 3 will be charged the child price for any helicopter component booked, this charge will be added to your booking total.

The operator reserves the right to cancel the tour, change vessel type or arrange an alternative carrier in the event of bad weather or mechanical problems.

No refunds for voluntary uncompleted dives.

Cairns Snorkel & Dive Outer Reef Tour - EVO

Tour Code: 452

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Family Deal Save $136



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

Child: au$149.00
Family: au$660.00

Tour Code: 452



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+61 427 074 745
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