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Great Barrier Reef - Marine World, Snorkelling and Underwater Observatory - Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Cairns/Northern Beaches

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Key Highlights

  • Spend 5 hours at 'Marine World' on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Travel on a luxury catamaran and enjoy lunch on board
  • Glass-bottom tours are a great way to view coral formations and marine life
  • Lunch time fish feeding demonstration
  • Great Barrier Reef presentation by the onboard Marine Biologist
  • Marine World' offers an underwater observatory, upper sundeck and children's swimming enclosure
  • Hotel pick up and drop off is included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    8 hours (including 5 hours at Marine World)

    Start time

    Start Time: Cairns accommodation approximately 8:00am and Northern Beaches accommodation approximately 7:30am. Duration: 8 hours (including 5 hours at Marine World)

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Cairns & Northern Beaches (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Cairns & Northern Beaches

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Take a five-star luxury catamaran to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The crystal blue water of the Outer Reef is home to an amazing variety of colorful marine life.

    Snorkel, scuba dive, swim or if you don’t want to enter the water, go on a coral-viewing cruise in a glass-bottom boat! Also included in this tour is Marine World which, among other attractions, has an underwater observatory.


    You will be picked up from your hotel and will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to the Reef Fleet terminal at Marlin Jetty from where you will board the catamaran for the cruise. The catamaran features a large air-conditioned main saloon, a spacious top sun deck and wheelhouse salon and an 8-metre rear deck with a lowering transom which makes access to and from the water extremely easy and un-crowded.

    As the catamaran pulls out of the jetty, enjoy the picturesque views of the blue water and the complimentary tea/coffee that you are served.

    Enjoy a presentation on the Great Barrier Reef by a marine nature guide and learn more about how it was formed and the wide variety of marine life that thrives in these waters.

    You will then arrive at the Outer Barrier Reef where you will spend 5 hours at the ‘Marine World’. This Outer Great Barrier Reef base comprises of a 2 storey platform and has as an underwater observatory, upper sundeck, children's swimming enclosure and a spacious deck. Lounge around the deck and visit the underwater observatory and see a fascinating variety of marine life.

    You will also have the opportunity to enjoy snorkeling (equipment provided) with a guide, semi submersible tours with German and French-speaking crew or a coral viewing tour in a glass bottom boat incase you don’t want to get your feet wet!

    Enjoy a hot or cold (as per your choice) tropical buffet lunch and later cheese and fruit along with afternoon tea/coffee.

    After this fun-filled day in the Outer Barrier Reef, you will return to the mainland from where you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle and be dropped off to your hotel. The tour ends at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • 5 hours at Marine World
    • Coral viewing glass-bottom tours
    • Great Barrier Reef presentation on board Marine Biologist
    • All snorkeling equipment with instructions
    • Visit to underwater observatory
    • Lunch time fish feeding demonstration
    • German and French speaking crew on semi-submersible tours
    • Morning and afternoon tea
    • Hot and cold Smorgasbord lunch (including seafood)
    • Children's swimming enclosure
    • AUS $5.00 per person Environmental Management charge, jetty tax and administration fee are included.
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    This tour requires a minimum of 10 passengers to operate. If you book this tour and the minimum of 10 passengers is not met then you will be given the option to move to another departure date or a full refund will be given.

    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.

    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.

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