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.
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 guided snorkel tours and Introductory Scuba Diving tours are also available (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.
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
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
Look at our combo package deals and book one to make your day on this Great Barrier Reef tour extra special
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Check In: 7.30am at Reef Fleet Terminal
2 premium Outer Barrier Reef sites: Moore & Milln Reefs
January - December
Open Christmas Day & New Years Day with Public Holiday Surcharge
8.5 hours (approx) 5 Hours Reef Time
Low, Medium, Active
Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
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.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 689