Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Aboriginal Guided Tour
  • Snorkeling anddiving on 2 Outer Great Barrier Reef Sites
  • Snorkelling & Diving
  • Indigenous welcome & acknowledgment
  • Great Barrier Reef creation story from the Dreamtime told by local indigenous rangers

The first Great Barrier Reef tour of its kind in Australia. It has a touch of Australian Indigenous Culture integrated in to an all-day outer reef tour. You will explore 2 premium reef sites over a 5-hour period while learning about the diverse ecosystem from the Indigenous Rangers on board.

This distinct cultural Great Barrier Reef tour departs daily out of Cairns and travels to 2 outer Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel sites, Moore & Miln Reefs.

It is a full day reef tour with a duration of 8.5 hours on a dive and snorkel boat which can cater for up to 65 passengers.

Most suitable for snorkellers and scuba divers, however, there is also a glass bottom boat tour for non-swimmers included.  Scuba Divers have an opportunity to participate in up to 3 dives on this great value Great Barrier Reef tour.

Optional extra exciting activities are on offer for you to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef tour in so many more ways such as a 10 min scenic helicopter flight over the reef, as well as guided snorkel tours and Introductory Scuba Diving tours are also available at an extra cost.

You must pre-book all of these optional extras to ensure your spot on the boat.

During the day a sumptuous hot and cold buffet lunch is served as well as morning & afternoon tea.

Our Aboriginal Cultural Great Barrier Reef tour departs Cairns Marlin Marina at 8.00am and returns by 4.30pm.

Great Barrier Reef Tour Itinerary

7.30am: Check-In at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

8.00am: Depart Cairns Marlin Marina

9.30am: Arrive at the first outer Great Barrier Reef site

3.00pm: Depart the second Great Barrier Reef site

4.30pm: Arrive at Cairns Marlin Marina

First Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Site – Moore Reef

2hrs to snorkel and/or scuba dive, and take a glass bottom boat tour.

Scenic helicopter flights are also available at the first site. 

Second Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Site – Miln Reef

3hrs to eat lunch, snorkel and/or dive. Guided Snorkel Safari is available at this site.

Alternatively, you can relax on the top deck on one of the sun lounges. 

On the return to Cairns

Enjoy afternoon tea before boat journey back to Cairns.  Indigenous rangers will be happy to answer any questions about their Dreamtime stories and Aboriginal culture.

Optional Extra Activities

  • Helicopter Scenic Flights

The ultimate way to see the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is both above the water in a helicopter and under the water by snorkelling and scuba diving.

Choose from a helicopter departure in Cairns to fly over the Great Barrier Reef for 25 minutes to join the boat out on the reef.

This can be done in reverse also where you cruise to the reef on the Great Barrier Reef tour and then take the helicopter scenic flight back to Cairns.

You may even choose to fly out and fly back to Cairns

Add a 10 minute scenic flight to your boat cruise ticket

In-Water Optional Extra Activities

Go on an informative snorkel safari and learn all about the corals and marine life that call them home      

Try scuba diving for the first time with and introductory scuba dive or if you are certified then book a few dives for your time out on the Great Barrier Reef

Combo Packages

Look at our combo package deals and book one to make your day on this Great Barrier Reef tour extra special 

 See more Great Barrier Reef tours from Cairns 

Included In Price

  • 5 hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Indigenous welcome and acknowledgment 
  • Great Barrier Reef creation story
  • Two premium outer reef sites
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Marine Biologist presentation
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Wet and lycra suits
  • Freshly prepared buffet lunch
  • Small Boat Service - Big Boat Comfort
  • Open sun deck lounge area
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Departs Marlin Marina: 8.00am
  • Departs Outer Reef: 3.00pm
  • Return to Marlin Marina: 4.30pm
Departure Instructions

Check In: 7.30am at Reef Fleet Terminal

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Pick up time will be confirmed at time of booking

2 premium Outer Barrier Reef sites: Moore & Milln Reefs

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Open Christmas Day & New Years Day with Public Holiday Surcharge


8.5 hours (approx) 5 Hours Reef Time

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • 10 minute reef scenic heli
  • Snorkel Safari
  • Introductory Diving
  • Certified Diving
  • Drinks & Snacks onboard available to purchase
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium, Active


Scuba Diving – minimum age 12


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 but preferably 24 hours, if doing 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
  • Diving
  • All diving is subject to completion of an onboard medical questionnaire. Certain medical conditions, (ie: asthma, epilepsy, high blood pressure) or medications may exclude individuals from diving. Certified Divers must produce their certification card. After diving, intervals of 12-24 hours are recommended prior to flying depending on depths of dives and accrued dive time. If cannot dive, nil refund given.
  • Helicopters
  • All helicopter rates are per person. Child age is 3 – 14 years for all helicopter options. Minimum passengers required per flight. Flights and routes flown and aircraft type used are subject to weather, air traffic control, aircraft availability, passenger loads and ultimately pilot discretion. Maximum combined passenger weight limits apply per flight.
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sun protection
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash ($AUD) or credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for Reef Levy, snacks and drinks and any additional onboard purchases.

  • Child price applies to children 4 to 14
  • Minimum age for introductory scuba diving is 12

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.


  • Any cancellations (or no-shows) made within 24 hours of travel will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Tours cancelled more than 24 hours from travel will be fully refunded by tour operator.

Cairns Snorkel Tour & Dive Tour Optional Helicopter

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Aboriginal Guided Tour



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

Child: au$99.00
Family: au$484.00

Tour Code: 689



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

0 - 3 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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