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Snorkelling Mission Beach | Dunk Island & Secret Cassowary Islands

Tour Code: 1164

Departing: Mission Beach

Pickup: Cairns, Mission Beach

Mission Beach Islands Excursion
  • Far from the crowds you are like Robinson Crusoe to do as little or as much as you want; snorkelling, swimming, hiking the choice is yours.
  • Explore secret Cassowary islands rarely visited, travel where most travellers haven't been and enjoy swimming and snorkelling or relaxation in our private Beach Club set up.
  • Cruising one of the most scenic parts of the Great Barrier Reef off Mission Beach to Dunk Island and the Cassowary Islands.  

Included In Price

  • Local accommodation return transfers
  • Priority Boarding
  • Light Continental Breakfast (muffins & tropical fruits) with complimentary beverage (coffee, tea, juice)
  • Cruising the Cassowary Islands as well as 2 hours ashore in secret location to swim, snorkel, beach stroll etc.
  • Scrumptious 2 Course BBQ Picnic Lunch with fresh tropical fruits
  • Snorkelling Equipment (& Stinger Suits October to May)
  • Almost 2.75 hours at Dunk Island to beach stroll, swim or take on a short to medium hike

Join us on a one day snorkelling tour to discover the Great Barrier Reef's best kept secret islands on a day trip for snorkelling and island exploration from Mission Beach. 2 isloands in the one day including Dunk Island.

What to Expect

Book your seat on our beautiful island adventure with our exclusive Secret Cassowary Islands tour, starting from Mission Beach and pick-ups from Cairns. Our day trip on the Great Barrier Reef is meticulously designed for small groups, ensuring a personalised and intimate experience as you explore the hidden treasures of the Cassowary Coast. This reef tour adventure is perfect for those who love snorkelling, hiking, and immersing themselves in spectacular natural environments. You'll have the unique opportunity to visit secluded, uninhabited islands, each offering its own pristine beauty and serene atmosphere.

Features and Highlights

Exclusive Island Exploration:

  • Discover the hidden gems among the Secret Cassowary Islands. Step ashore on untouched islands and spend up to two hours exploring their pristine ecosystems.

Scenic Cruising:

  • Sail along the picturesque Cassowary Coast, taking in the breathtaking views and tranquil surroundings that make this area a true paradise.

Relaxation and Adventure on Dunk Island:

  •  Enjoy over two and a half hours on Dunk Island, which offers a mix of relaxing beaches and trails ranging from easy to moderate difficulty. It’s the perfect place to unwind or engage in active exploration.

Comfortable and Convenient Transfers:

  • With options for local pickups from Mission Beach and coach transfers from Cairns, reaching our departure point is hassle-free.

Gourmet Dining:

  • Savour a delicious two-course BBQ picnic lunch aboard our vessel. Our menu is thoughtfully prepared to enhance your day of adventure.

Itinerary Highlights

Morning Pickup:
  • Convenient pickup services from local accommodations in Mission Beach, or a scenic coach ride from Cairns.
Departure from Clump Point Marine Facility:
  • After a light breakfast on board, we set sail towards Dunk Island for a brief stop before heading to the Secret Cassowary Islands.
Island Hopping and Snorkelling:
  • Explore the unique flora and fauna of these secluded islands, with ample time for snorkelling in crystal-clear waters.
Leisure Time at Dunk Island:
  • In the afternoon, unwind on the sandy beaches of Dunk Island, indulge in optional cocktails, or take a leisurely hike.
Scenic Return Journey:
  • Wrap up your day with a relaxing cruise back to the marina, followed by a smooth transfer back to your accommodation.

Included in Your Tour

  • Round-trip transportation, including luxury coach options from Cairns.
  • All meals mentioned, including a continental breakfast and a two-course lunch.
  • A full set of snorkelling gear, with Lycra suits provided during the stinger season.
  • Expert guidance by our knowledgeable crew to enhance your snorkelling and island exploration experiences.

Not Included

  • Beverages and personal expenses are additional.

What to Bring

  • A small, lightweight backpack with essentials like towels, sunscreen, and swimwear.
  • An EPTPOS card for onboard purchases, as cash transactions are not supported.

Special Considerations

  • Guests with specific health conditions should consult their doctor before participating in snorkelling activities.
  • Prepare for the tropical heat by carrying water, using sun protection, and avoiding midday sun exposure.

Accessibility Note

  • Please note that snorkelling and island activities may not be suitable for guests with mobility challenges due to natural terrain and infrastructure limitations. Please read our travel tips on snorkelling safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Join us for a unique adventure on the Secret Cassowary Islands and experience the unseen beauty of the Great Barrier Reef region!

See more Great Barrier Reef tours and adrenaline tours from Mission Beach. 

Snorkelling Tour Itinerary From Mission Beach

8.00am - Local Mission Beach accommodation pick ups commence

8.30am - Boarding at Clump Point Marine Facility with light breakfast served of Muffins, Tropical Fruits and beverage of choice tea/coffee/juice

9.00am - Departs Clump Point Marina Facility

9.30am - Arrives Dunk Island for day visitors to disembark

9.45am - Departs from Dunk Island fir our Secret Cassowary Islands. Our actual destination will depend on conditions on the day and where is best suited to set up our remote beach club

9.45am to 10.45am - Cruise to our secret location of the day

10.45pm to 12.45pm - Enjoy up to 2 hours ashore - depending on the conditions of the day

12.45pm to 1.45pm - 2 course Grazing lunch is served - scenic cruising back to Dunk Island

1.45pm - Arrives Dunk Island Jetty for some beach strolls, a swim at wonderful Brammo Bay & Iconic Spit or perhaps a cocktail

4.00pm - Boarding at Dunk Island Jetty with optional Captains Cocktails pre-departure

4.30pm - Departs Dunk Island

4.50pm - Arrives at Clump Point Marine Facility with transfers back to accommodations for guests

Snorkelling Tour Itinerary From Cairns

Travel from Cairns to Mission Beach by coach.

6.30am - Travel by coach from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

8.00am - Local Mission Beach accommodation pick ups commence

8.30am - Boarding at Clump Point Marine Facility with light breakfast served of Muffins, Tropical Fruits and beverage of choice tea/coffee/juice

9.00am - Departs Clump Point Marina Facility

9.30am - Arrives Dunk Island for day visitors to disembark

9.45am - Departs from Dunk Island fir our Secret Cassowary Islands. Our actual destination will depend on conditions on the day and where is best suited to set up our remote beach club

9.45am to 10.45am - Cruise to our secret location of the day

10.45pm to 12.45pm - Enjoy up to 2 hours ashore - depending on the conditions of the day

12.45pm to 1.45pm - 2 course Grazing lunch is served - scenic cruising back to Dunk Island

1.45pm - Arrives Dunk Island Jetty for some beach strolls, a swim at wonderful Brammo Bay & Iconic Spit or perhaps a cocktail

4.00pm - Boarding at Dunk Island Jetty with optional Captains Cocktails pre-departure

4.30pm - Departs Dunk Island

4.50pm - Arrives at Clump Point Marine Facility with transfers back to accommodations for guests

7.00pm - Coach arrives back at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Mission Beach

Departure Time

Boarding 8.30am - Departs 9.00am

Departure Instructions
  • 8.30am | Boarding at Clump Point Marine Facility
  • 9.00am | Departs Clump Point Marina Facility
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Mission Beach
  • 8.00am | Local Mission Beach accommodation pick ups commence
Destinations
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Dunk Island
  • Secret Cassowary Islands
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

8.5 hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Purchase of beverages
  • Any other incidentals
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Additional Information
  • If you have a medical condition and are unsure of you physical ability to participate in an activity, we recommend that you consult with a medical practitioner prior to booking.
  • During October to April the tropical heat can be severe. If walking on tracks on the various islands, make sure you carry plenty of water, walk with a friend, have sun protection and don't walk in the middle of the day.
  • Unfortunately snorkelling and island activities are not available on our tours with mobility challenges. Whilst our vessel is mobility friendly the infrastructure at the reef and islands are not. All passengers to/from Dunk Island must be able to handle up to 20 stairs without a lift. Sometimes due to weather passengers with accessible requirements may be not able to disembark at Dunk Island due to unsafe conditions.
  • Hand Luggage: (Backpack or over shoulder style - max- 5kg) with towel, hat, sunscreen, swimwear.
  • EPTPOS as no cash is accepted onboard.
  • Waterproof poncho just in case it rains - we live in the tropics

Child: 3-14 years | Infant: 0-2 years

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

Fares are non-refundable.

You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full credit towards another QuickCoast date/service with a $25 per booking administration charge.

For a full credit, you must cancel at least 48 hours before the start time of the scheduled departure.

If you cancel less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be credited.

Any changes made less than 48 hours before the scheduled start time will not be accepted.

Cut-off times are based on the scheduled departure local time. 

Snorkelling Mission Beach | Dunk Island & Secret Cassowary Islands

Tour Code: 1164

Departing: Mission Beach

Pickup: Cairns, Mission Beach

Mission Beach Islands Excursion

From

au$255.00

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

Child: au$191.25
Family: au$892.50

Tour Code: 1164

From

au$255.00

15 yrs & over

3 - 14 yrs

0 - 2 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745

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