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Life in the Depths: Full Day Great Barrier Reef Tour from Cairns with Passions of Paradise Catamaran Cruise, Buffet Lunch and Diving or Snorkelling Options

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    • Adult (15+)
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from US$ 129.62 per person pp
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Key Highlights

  • Experience the otherworldly ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef on our full day trip
  • Savour two gorgeous Outer Reef locations with two rounds of diving, snorkelling or swimming
  • Dig into incredible underwater sights, from vibrantly coloured corals to different species of fish
  • Cruise on the beautiful Coral Sea on board our 30-meter superfast, contemporary maxi catamaran
  • Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch, including local fruits
  • Dive into a once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Reef, no matter the weather or your snorkelling experience
  • Overview

    Savour the breathtaking beauty of the largest coral reef system in the world, the Great Barrier Reef, on this unforgettable full day tour that takes you diving, snorkelling as well as cruising on a contemporary and sped-up 30-meter maxi catamaran. Comprising the tour of two destinations in a single day, this is an award-winning way of exploring the incredible ecosystem of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The day begins with hopping on-board our catamaran and sailing out into the ethereal Coral Reef for a taste of this incredible place. With 27 gorgeous locations to choose from, such as Flynn - Little Tracey, Norman Reef - Shark Mountain, Hastings Reef - Pirates Cove, and more, our trails are constantly treating you to something new as our itineraries change each day with weather conditions, taking you to the best diving and snorkelling spots.

    While relaxing with your morning cuppa, our experienced crew will regale you with all the fascinating knowledge of this priceless marine ecosystem, before arriving at our first beautiful outer reef location. A comprehensive snorkelling training and briefing session is included so you have zero worries of being a pro. You can also, however, go for a certified dive, if you have previous experience with our complimentary guided dive. Surrender yourself to surreal underwater life, as you are surrounded by a host of marine creatures and an array of fish. You can even hire one of our underwater cameras for those ‘Instagram goals’ selfies with turtles or the vibrantly coloured reefs. 

    Back from your first round of scuba, a sumptuous tropical buffet lunch waits for you aboard. Dig into all the deliciousness while getting ready for our second destination. Marvel at the stunning variation in the coral types, species of marine life and fishes as you head down into the water again (this one is not included in the tour price but you can purchase the second dive/snorkel session on-board). It’s truly magical sight to behold as you witness an almost otherworldly paradigm of life below the surface of the water, in all shapes, sizes and colours - making up some of the most elusive and exquisite forms of life that inhabit the planet’s oceans. 

    Once you return, it would be time to put your feet up and relax as we hoist the sails and indulge you in some afternoon tea or a drink from our bar. Rejuvenate yourself, just the way you want, on our return journey to Cairns, either lazing around on our sundeck or joining our immersive marine life presentation from our Eco Certified crew on board. 

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    9 hours

    Start time

    8am

    Please reach the meeting point between 7am and 7:45am.

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, located at the end of Spence Street, Marlin Marin.

    Ending Point

    Same as the starting point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Winter wetsuits or Summer stinger suits
    • Reef Levy Charges - Marine Park entrance fees and admin costs
    • Diving/Snorkelling tutorial and briefing session + all necessary equipment
    • One complimentary snorkelling session - if option chosen
    • One complimentary guided diving tour for beginners and pros - if option chosen
    • Tropical buffet lunch including local fruits
    • Morning and afternoon tea
    • Cruise on a contemporary, high-speed catamaran
    • Meet n’ Greet with Eco-accredited marine naturalist + presentation

    Exclusions

    • Hotel Transfers
    • Beverages on board
    • Diving/Snorkelling at the second location - can be purchased on board
  • Please note

    Voucher information: Sorry, but you will need to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we promise we are working on changing this). Unfortunately, at this time, we will not be able to give anyone a refund without a printed copy of his/her voucher.

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

    Don't forget to get a hat, sunscreen, bathing gear, sunglasses, towel, and so on, as we'd be relaxing by the sea.

    Please reach the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure to avoid getting stuck in any last minute delays. 

    Please remember that the tour price includes only one round of diving or snorkeling, depending on the option you choose. You can even head out for an additional round of diving or snorkeling at our second mooring point, although it will come at an additional charge - you can purchase this on-spot (there are credit card facilities available on board).

    Additional info

    French and German speaking crew available on request. 
  • Customer Reviews
    • An amazing tour of the Great Barrier Reef

      This was such a great tour! The crew were all so helpful and fun, and the cruise was luxurious and served great food. Of course, the Great Barrier Reef itself was amazing. We...

      Alice Griffin, Australia

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