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Great Barrier Reef’s Upolu Cay and the Wonder Wall Tour - from Cairns

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a visit to Upolu Cay & Reef
  • Cruise in a luxurious catamaran from Cairns
  • Go snorkelling over the Wonder Wall, the most beautiful part of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy snacks and nibbles throughout the tour and relish a seafood lunch
  • Complimentary adventure drift snorkel tour and personal in-water crew assistance
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off facility from Cairns
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    8.5 hours

    Start time

    Start time: Cruise departs at 0800h (8:00am). Pick-up time will be confirmed at time of booking
    Duration: 8.5 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel at Cairns. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking).

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Cairns

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Enjoy a day amidst azure water and sandy beach with the Upolu Cay and the Wonder Wall Tour. Depart from Cairns in a luxury catamaran and sail to Upolu Cay, a pristine sandy coral cay surrounded by the ocean, colourful reef and exquisite marine life.

    Take pleasure in personalized snorkeling, certified and introductory diving and a glass bottom boat tour, under the guidance of friendly and professional crew.

    You will also snorkel at the most beautiful part of the Great Barrier Reef – The Wonder Wall, which has a plenitude of colourful corals attracting a variety of fish and other marine species.

    During the course of the tour, you will be served a variety of snacks and desserts and also treated to a sumptuous seafood lunch. Tea and coffee will be available all day long.


    You will depart from your Cairns hotel in a coach which will take you to Marlin Marina Cairns, the departure point of your cruise.

    You will leave for Upolu Cay and Outer Edge Upolu Reef in a high speed luxurious catamaran.

    Your first stop will be Upolu Cay, a naturally formed coral cay surrounded by shallow, azure waters. Indulge in various activities like snorkeling, diving (at an additional cost) or simply relax and unwind on the sandy beach. You also get a chance to discover life underwater with a coral viewing tour from a glass bottom boat, accompanied by a marine naturalist.

    While on the beach, enjoy a large scrumptious smorgasbord lunch with seafood. You will also be served Danish pastries, fruits, cheese cracker and assorted cakes from time to time. Tea and coffee will be at your disposal all day long.

    Next, you will head to the Outer Edge Upolu Reef, where you will snorkel or dive to the most beautiful part of the Great Barrier Reef – The Wonder Wall. The Wonder Wall offers a wide range of corals in abundance and of different shapes and sizes. The corals also attract different types of fish and other marine life.

    You will get a complimentary adventure drift snorkel tour, which all can enjoy regardless of your experience. The in-water crew will cater to your safety concerns and would assist first timers and those less experienced in snorkeling.

    After spending some quality time in the waters, you will cruise back to Cairns and dropped off to your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Return hotel transfers
    • Glass bottom boat tour with Marine Interpreter
    • Snorkelling tuition
    • Snorkelling equipment
    • Bouyancy snorkel vests / wetsuits / lycra suits
    • Cruise to and from Upolu Cay
    • Freshwater showers
    • Adventure drift snorkel tour
    • 6 full hours on the reef
    • High crew to guest ratio
    • 2 reef destinations
    • Complimentary tea and coffee
    • Pastries / fruit on boarding
    • Large smorgasbord lunch
    • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese, crackers


    • Diving
    • Drinks
    • Environmental Management Charge and Cairns Port Authority Administration Fee
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
    Environmental Management Charge and Cairns Port Authority Administration Fee is payable direct on departure of tour, and is subject to change without notice.
    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
    Minimum passengers for Guaranteed Departure is 10. If this number is not met for your chosen tour date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.