An activity-packed Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour from Cairns. First, dive among world-renowned coral gardens then soar about the Reef on a scenic helicopter flight. Enjoy snorkeling or upgraded to a semi-submersible submarine tour, BBQ lunch and relax on the boat.
Board your Great Barrier Reef snorkel and dive tour boat and depart Cairns Marlin Marina & cruise your way to the world reknown Outer Great Barrier Reef coral gardens.
This is just the beginning of an unforgettable, action-packed day snorkelling, scuba diving and taking a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight over the reef all included in this great value Great Barrier reef trip deal.
First on the agenda, upon arrival at this phenomenal marine park, is your introductory or certified scuba-dive. After a brief presentation from an experienced dive instructor, you'll find yourself diving among coloured coral and tropical reef fish.
Once you've completed your dive, you will still have time to snorkel.
At lunchtime, an Aussie BBQ lunch awaits you, please make sure you advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking your Great Barrier Reef tour.
Next up is your inclusive 10-minute scenic helicopter flight that will take you on a low level flight skimming across the lace like patterns of coral reef outcrops on the Great Barrier Reef.
This is a Great Barrier Reef tour that not only offers amazing value but ensures you see the reef in every possible way from every possible angle
For another way to see the coral reef and fish, take an optional tour and jump on board our semi-submersible submarine (weather dependant) and take a tour around the coral gardens and listen to the reef presentation by our marine naturalist.
If you are keen for more snorkelling or scuba diving you are more than welcome to jump back into the sea to explore some more or take some time out to enjoy the sunshine on the upper deck.
In the afternoon, enjoy cheese, biscuits and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Sit back and enjoy the live music on your way home.
Visit 2 unique Great Barrier Reef locations aboard this modern and spacious boat.
The coral reef dive and snorkel sites are chosen based on coral quality and tidal conditions.
Only 90 minutes from Cairns, your great value reef trip day includes scuba diving, snorkelling, and an unforgettable 10 minute scenic helicopter flight over the reef!
On the voyage across the reef from Cairns, a marine biologist will reveal some amazing reef facts, along with a few snorkelling tips for the day.
And with a scuba diving brief, you’ll be ready to explore the ocean upon arrival!
Enjoy an an Aussie BBQ lunch, plus a cheese platter and complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
After lunch, it will be time for the scenic helicopter flight of a lifetime!
View the vastness of the Great Barrier Reef from above on your scenic helicopter flight.
Then either end your day with some more snorkelling, another dive or simply laze in the sun on deck.
For the ultimate Great Barrier Reef tour choose the fly and cruise option where you can fly by helicopter one way and take the boat in the reverse direction, or even fly both ways in the helicopter
As another scenic helicopter flight option see our Fly/Cruise half day Great Barrier Reef tour.
With quality snorkel gear provided (including mask, snorkel and fins), explore the bommies and basins of rich coral.
Home to sea-turtles, rays, reef sharks and starfish. Encounter an array of colourful fish including angelfish, Maori Wrasse and parrotfish, Mandarin and Surgeonfish.
Free guided snorkel tours are available to limited numbers from the rear deck so ask a crew member on arrival if you would like to join.
You'll learn many fascinating facts on the guided snorkel tour as you swim the surface of coral gardens and encounter an abundance of magnificent fish including colourful clownfish (Nemo).
A helpful guide will ensure you see the best of the reef and coral locations.
Your activity-filled day involves an introductory dive among the largest coral gardens in the entire world.
An experienced dive instructor will explain all the skills needed for the dive. After a thorough briefing of skills, techniques and communication signs on board, you will gear up once at your Outer Reef location and begin your descent to around 10 m.
On the sea floor you will run through your skills for the first time under water before moving off with your guide on your introductory dive experience.
The Outer Great Barrier Reef is a sought-after destination of coral caves and bommies.
With sea turtles and massive clams living past 120 years old, every creature you encounter is unique in appearance.
You’ll be paired with a buddy of equal experience or a dive masters ready will take the 30 minute journey with you.
Expect to see Maori Wrasse, Black Tip Reef sharks, Barracuda and an array of coral formations and giant clams.
If you’ve travelled across the world or continent to dive the famous Great Barrier Reef, you will not be disappointed.
Once you’ve indulged in an inclusive dive and snorkel experience, the next fantastical event on the agenda is your inclusive 10 minute scenic helicopter flight over the coral reef.
As you ascend the skies and take in the coral below, your pilot will share some details of the reef and marine life you are viewing.
Have your camera ready to get some great pictures of the reef locations you have snorkelled and dived throughout the morning.
This Great Barrier Reef tour package is the best value way to experience the Great Barrier Reef from above and below.
See our snorkel only Great Barrier Reef tour.
7:30am check in
January - December
Excludes Christmas & New Years Day
8 hours (approx) - 5 hours on the reef
Scuba Diving Restrictions
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.