Great Barrier Reef Tour - Full Day Cairns

Tour Code: 88

Prices From

au$189

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

Child: au$125.00
Family: au$559.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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Brand new boat for snorkeling, diving and sailing from Cairns. Visit two of the Outer Barrier Reef’s amazing sites on this award-winning day tour. We have a choice of 24 reefs to visit each day. Each coral reef stop is chosen for its optimal conditions on the day.

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Highlights

  • The amazing sea life! With so many fantastic reef sites to choose from, the experienced skipper and crew will show you the best of the best on the day!
  • This vessel is not only eco-friendly but also does Vegan Fridays!  If you like to stay healthy on your holidays be sure to pick your travel day to suit your style.
  • If you are a bit nervous about trying a first dive this is the boat for you!  Enjoy a FREE 10 minute in water scuba demonstration on the outer reef.

Perfect Selfie

  • On the upper deck with the reef in the background is a great place for a selfie, or how about on the bow of the catamaran, Titanic style? Share your selfie to the Facebook page or tag your best photos of your trip to the Instagram page.

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Travel In Style

From Cairns you’ll travel to the Outer Barrier Reef in your purpose-built, spacious and luxurious 30 m (98ft) sailing catamaran. Built for comfort as well as speed, your vessel is licensed to carry 130 however the operator carries a maximum of 110 to give guests personal attention. Having an award-winning local operator and friendly crew enhances the special experience.

The bow is the best vantage point to watch the world go by as well as a great place to see dolphins surfing the boat’s bow wave. The huge top deck area is an ideal  spot to relax on as you cruise to the Outer Reef. On the return trip the sails will be hoisted and you’ll travel at a respectable 12 to 14 knots or at a more relaxed pace, if less windy.

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Included In Price

  • Air conditioned vessel
  • A dedicated snorkeling instructor and FREE tuition
  • Free guided snorkel tour
  • Morning Tea
  • A tropical buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes including prawns and fresh tropical fruit
  • Afternoon tea
  • Filtered water on board
  • Highest quality masks, snorkels, fins and scuba diving equipment.
  • Free floatation vests to aid non swimmers
  • Staff trained to Advanced ECO Certification Standard
  • An on-board eco-accredited marine naturalist presentation
  • 10 minute free scuba diving demonstration
  • Exclusive moorings at all sites
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Depart 8:00am - return 5:00pm
  • Check in between 7:00 am and 7:30 am
Departure Instructions

If making own way to cruise, please ensure you check in at Passions of Paradise Desk, Reef Fleet Terminal between 7:00am and 7:30am

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations
  • Hastings Reef
  • Norman Reef
  • Upolu Cay
  • Flynn Reef
  • Milne Reef
  • Thetford Reef
  • Moore Reef
  • Pretty Patches
  • Breaking Patches
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Does not operate New Years Day

Duration

9 hours (approx)

What to Bring
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Swimming Costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Rash vest or swim shirt
  • Cash or credit card for reef tax & on board purchases
  • Camera
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Return accommodation transfers
  • 1st Introductory or Certified Dive must be pre-booked
  • 2nd Introductory or Certified Dive is bookable on board on day of travel
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

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.

Child Policy
  • Child's price applies to children 4 - 14
  • Family Price: 2 adults and 2 children
  • Infants 3 and under travel free
  • Children must be aged 12 years and over to Scuba Dive
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • Full refund if cancellation is more than 24 hours prior to travel
  • No refund if cancellation is within 24 hours of departure
Additional Information

All diving activities are for aged 12 and over.

Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism
Eco Climate Action Leader

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

LAURA D

Reviewed on February 18, 2018

Really good day, but this was too long to go to the Reef and to come back to Cairns. Good staff, good information given about the day, etc Not enough to eat for everyone...

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your response Laura. The Tour Specialists are always happy to help with the best reef bookings to suit and that Free Dive offer was certainly great value. The Outer Reef is a lot further from Cairns than people realise and it can sometimes catch our guests by surprise. We are pleased you enjoyed your day.

Charles K

Reviewed on November 23, 2017

The Passions of Paradise reef tour was a fantastic adventure. The catamaran was almost new, with lots of room. The crew could not have been more friendly and accommodating. The lunch was first rate fare. All in all a great way to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you Charles! We are glad you enjoyed your day out with us and can't wait to get you back on the Great Barrier Reef soon!

Nick P

Reviewed on September 30, 2017

Amazing tour, the best boat, friendly crew!

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Wow Nick! It is always great to hear to hear we exceed expectations and hopefully provided a little bit of reef education on your Amazing tour too! We look forward to having you back on the best boat in Cairns & the Great Barrier reef soon.

Ashlea V

Reviewed on May 18, 2017

Taken to two beautiful reefs with wonderful staff

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Ashlea. The Tour Specialists are pleased you enjoyed your time on the Great Barrier Reef with this fantastic small group reef tour.

Olivia W

Reviewed on September 18, 2016

The crew keep us informed during the whole journey to the reef and it was nice and relax, worth the amount of money spent on the day trip. The dives were amazing, if you took the second dive you didn't have the opportunity to see the island which was unfortunate.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Olivia. We are pleased you enjoyed your day on the Great Barrier Reef and took the opportunity to enjoy an Introductory Scuba Dive. This small group tour is ideal for first time divers. Hopefully we will see you back again soon to spend some more time exploring the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and more.

ANN C

Reviewed on June 05, 2016

Fantastic! Had a beautiful calm day snorkelling on both Paradise Reef and Michaelmas Cay. The variety and colours of the many fish species was amazing. Ended up being quite an expensive day out with all the extra add-on expenses (bus transfers, ECM, underwater camera hire, stinger suit) but it's not something you do every day.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Wow Ann, we are thrilled you enjoyed your Great Barrier Reef cruise and had great weather too! Michaelmas Cay & Paradise Reef do offer a great variety of hard & soft corals and the amazing marine life is easily visible via the Glass Bottom Boat tours offered. I does get a little expensive with the additional activities but they do enhance your overall experience

Brand new boat for snorkeling, diving and sailing from Cairns. Visit two of the Outer Barrier Reef’s amazing sites on this award-winning day tour. We have a choice of 24 reefs to visit each day. Each coral reef stop is chosen for its optimal conditions on the day.

Read More

Highlights

  • The amazing sea life! With so many fantastic reef sites to choose from, the experienced skipper and crew will show you the best of the best on the day!
  • This vessel is not only eco-friendly but also does Vegan Fridays!  If you like to stay healthy on your holidays be sure to pick your travel day to suit your style.
  • If you are a bit nervous about trying a first dive this is the boat for you!  Enjoy a FREE 10 minute in water scuba demonstration on the outer reef.

Perfect Selfie

  • On the upper deck with the reef in the background is a great place for a selfie, or how about on the bow of the catamaran, Titanic style? Share your selfie to the Facebook page or tag your best photos of your trip to the Instagram page.

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Travel In Style

From Cairns you’ll travel to the Outer Barrier Reef in your purpose-built, spacious and luxurious 30 m (98ft) sailing catamaran. Built for comfort as well as speed, your vessel is licensed to carry 130 however the operator carries a maximum of 110 to give guests personal attention. Having an award-winning local operator and friendly crew enhances the special experience.

The bow is the best vantage point to watch the world go by as well as a great place to see dolphins surfing the boat’s bow wave. The huge top deck area is an ideal  spot to relax on as you cruise to the Outer Reef. On the return trip the sails will be hoisted and you’ll travel at a respectable 12 to 14 knots or at a more relaxed pace, if less windy.

Read More

Included In Price

  • Air conditioned vessel
  • A dedicated snorkeling instructor and FREE tuition
  • Free guided snorkel tour
  • Morning Tea
  • A tropical buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes including prawns and fresh tropical fruit
  • Afternoon tea
  • Filtered water on board
  • Highest quality masks, snorkels, fins and scuba diving equipment.
  • Free floatation vests to aid non swimmers
  • Staff trained to Advanced ECO Certification Standard
  • An on-board eco-accredited marine naturalist presentation
  • 10 minute free scuba diving demonstration
  • Exclusive moorings at all sites
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Depart 8:00am - return 5:00pm
  • Check in between 7:00 am and 7:30 am
Departure Instructions

If making own way to cruise, please ensure you check in at Passions of Paradise Desk, Reef Fleet Terminal between 7:00am and 7:30am

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations
  • Hastings Reef
  • Norman Reef
  • Upolu Cay
  • Flynn Reef
  • Milne Reef
  • Thetford Reef
  • Moore Reef
  • Pretty Patches
  • Breaking Patches
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Does not operate New Years Day

Duration

9 hours (approx)

What to Bring
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Swimming Costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Rash vest or swim shirt
  • Cash or credit card for reef tax & on board purchases
  • Camera
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Return accommodation transfers
  • 1st Introductory or Certified Dive must be pre-booked
  • 2nd Introductory or Certified Dive is bookable on board on day of travel
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

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.

Child Policy
  • Child's price applies to children 4 - 14
  • Family Price: 2 adults and 2 children
  • Infants 3 and under travel free
  • Children must be aged 12 years and over to Scuba Dive
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • Full refund if cancellation is more than 24 hours prior to travel
  • No refund if cancellation is within 24 hours of departure
Additional Information

All diving activities are for aged 12 and over.

Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism
Eco Climate Action Leader

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

LAURA D

Reviewed on February 18, 2018

Really good day, but this was too long to go to the Reef and to come back to Cairns. Good staff, good information given about the day, etc Not enough to eat for everyone...

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your response Laura. The Tour Specialists are always happy to help with the best reef bookings to suit and that Free Dive offer was certainly great value. The Outer Reef is a lot further from Cairns than people realise and it can sometimes catch our guests by surprise. We are pleased you enjoyed your day.

Charles K

Reviewed on November 23, 2017

The Passions of Paradise reef tour was a fantastic adventure. The catamaran was almost new, with lots of room. The crew could not have been more friendly and accommodating. The lunch was first rate fare. All in all a great way to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you Charles! We are glad you enjoyed your day out with us and can't wait to get you back on the Great Barrier Reef soon!

Nick P

Reviewed on September 30, 2017

Amazing tour, the best boat, friendly crew!

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Wow Nick! It is always great to hear to hear we exceed expectations and hopefully provided a little bit of reef education on your Amazing tour too! We look forward to having you back on the best boat in Cairns & the Great Barrier reef soon.

Ashlea V

Reviewed on May 18, 2017

Taken to two beautiful reefs with wonderful staff

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Ashlea. The Tour Specialists are pleased you enjoyed your time on the Great Barrier Reef with this fantastic small group reef tour.

Olivia W

Reviewed on September 18, 2016

The crew keep us informed during the whole journey to the reef and it was nice and relax, worth the amount of money spent on the day trip. The dives were amazing, if you took the second dive you didn't have the opportunity to see the island which was unfortunate.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Olivia. We are pleased you enjoyed your day on the Great Barrier Reef and took the opportunity to enjoy an Introductory Scuba Dive. This small group tour is ideal for first time divers. Hopefully we will see you back again soon to spend some more time exploring the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and more.

ANN C

Reviewed on June 05, 2016

Fantastic! Had a beautiful calm day snorkelling on both Paradise Reef and Michaelmas Cay. The variety and colours of the many fish species was amazing. Ended up being quite an expensive day out with all the extra add-on expenses (bus transfers, ECM, underwater camera hire, stinger suit) but it's not something you do every day.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Wow Ann, we are thrilled you enjoyed your Great Barrier Reef cruise and had great weather too! Michaelmas Cay & Paradise Reef do offer a great variety of hard & soft corals and the amazing marine life is easily visible via the Glass Bottom Boat tours offered. I does get a little expensive with the additional activities but they do enhance your overall experience

Tour Code: 88

Prices From

au$189

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

Child: au$125.00
Family: au$559.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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