Cairns reef trips, small group sailing, avoid the crowds, snorkelling and diving. Great value Reef trip to Upolu Reef. A fun relaxed day, 3 crew per 20 guests. Sail, snorkel and dive on the Outer Great Barrier Reef for a full day from Cairns.
Enjoy serene travel on our spacious catamaran and swim through warm clear waters. Observe a huge variety of marine life and beautiful coral gardens or just relax in the bow nets.
From Cairns our small group Great Barrier Reef sailing tour we aim to visit 2 brilliant coral reef locations (weather permitting) for a day of snorkelling and scuba diving at our private boat moorings at Upolu Reef.
Our Great Barrier Reef sailing tour is perfect for both adventure or relaxation and we guarantee we will provide you with our personalised five star service all the way so you will remember your reef trip experience forever.
Our small group of only 20 guests enjoy just under four hours snorkelling, scuba diving or chilling out in the catamaran’s bow nets.
A further delightful relaxing option is offered by the cute little solar-powered on-board spa on the bow which is pretty unique for a Great Barrier Reef sailing tour.
Join us on a journey away from the large crowds to the serene ambience and protected warm waters of the outer coral reef systems.
With a large variety of sea life and beautiful corals, Upolu Reef also has a sheltered lagoon featuring friendly sea turtles, lots of giant clams and a huge variety of colourful fish all of which are a feast for the eyes of those looking for great snorkelling and scuba diving.
We offer our guests a little extra with an informative, complimentary snorkel guide with a marine naturalist that enhances this exciting reef tour experience.
A dive instructor guide is also included for those interested in trying out scuba diving for the first time as well as all diving tuition and equipment.
Both certified and introductory scuba divers are welcome on board our small group Great Barrier Reef tour.
With four hours of time on the reef it gives you plenty of time to relax and experience this amazing reef adventure and the chance to explore the fascinating marine life and coral gardens below the waters surface at your own pace.
A high rate of crew to passengers means a personalised, friendly experience delivered by our family owned and operated sailing tour.
With a small group, you can explore by snorkelling or scuba diving at your leisure at the pristine outer reef, and master skills in your own time with maximum attention from the instructor.
Afterwards enjoy relaxing in the bow nets or in the solar-powered spa on board this stylish catamaran.
If you have an interest in the environment and your footprint you will be pleased to know our boat is renowned as having the lowest carbon footprint in Cairns.
Away from crowds, enjoy the serenity of the outer reef’s protected warm waters.
Upolu Reef has a large variety of fish and pretty corals, its sheltered lagoon housing giant clams, turtles and sea stars which makes for fabulous snorkelling and diving experiences.
One of the great things about this Great Barrier Reef sailing tour is you’ll be taken to two dive and snorkel sites, (weather permitting) to see the varieties of coral and the marine life that are sustained there.
If you’re keen to explore the Great Barrier Reef as a scuba diver but don’t have your dive licence, consider trying and introductory scuba dive whilst on this personalised tour.
Our dive master will give you the utmost attention and gently ease you into being comfortable on your first ever scuba dive.
Whether you’re coming for an adventure or relaxing, you’ll be kept well fed and hydrated on this full day Great Barrier Reef tour.
On arrival, your tour kick-starts with a warm beverage and everyone takes the time to get to know each other.
There’s also complimentary drinking water available whenever you want during the trip.
A fresh tropical lunch includes a choice of tasty salads, deli meats and roast chicken.
On your return sailing journey to Cairns, a complimentary glass of wine accompanies cheese and tropical fruit platters.
Your reef adventure will also be nutritious and delicious!
Our catamaran is also available for private charter tours for groups.
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We can organise return transfers from your accommodation or please make your way to Marlin Marina, Cairns for boarding on boat
January - December
Does not operate Christmas Day
2 hours sailing each way
4 hours at Upolu Reef
Scuba Diving Restrictions
This was a great day. The first reef we stopped at was fantastic plenty to see. Unfortunately the second reef we stopped at the current was to strong. Most people came back to the boat early. Under these circumstances the crew did a good job in making us feel safe.
Child price applies to children under 14
All cancellations must be in writing.
Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.
Please see our terms and conditions page here for details prior to booking.
Tour Operator's T&Cs:
All persons travelling aboard Reef Daytripper to the Great Barrier Reef marine park are subjected to $15.00 levies - included in price.
24 hours cancellation notice is required for groups of 4 persons or less without charge.
For groups exceeding 4 persons, 48 hours notice is required without charge.
For groups of 7 + persons, 7 days cancellation is required.
Tour & prices are subject to change without notice.
Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving.
Please read the medical questionnaire for Resort Diving.
If you find you have any of the medical conditions listed and you answer yes to any question, a dive medical complying with current Queensland standards should be arranged at the earliest convenience.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 239