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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

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  • Snorkeling tour to Great Barrier Reef with optional upgrades
  • Deluxe boat reaches reef in just over an hour
  • Suitable for novice snorkelers to certified divers
Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
From US$119.40
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5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Free time for snorkeling and swimming. Includes buffet lunch, snorkel gear.
From US$119.40
One Introductory Dive
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 2 sites. Includes 1 introductory dive, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear.
From US$155.58
Snorkeling and Heli Flight
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef including a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight and free time to snorkel
From US$198.99
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Optional upgrades for a semi-submersible vessel, a helicopter ride, or novice to advanced scuba diving provide a customizable experience on this  Great Barrier Reef excursion. Stick with the original tour for world-class snorkeling at a UNESCO-listed reef and an Australian BBQ lunch. Plus, traveling by super-fast boat gives you more time to spend on the reef. Regardless of your snorkeling ability, guides are on hand to provide encouragement.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal by 7:30am, and climb on board your boat with a maximum capacity of 100 people, including guides. Reach the Great Barrier Reef in just over an hour on one of the fastest boats in the area, letting you spend more time in the water.

Visit two prime snorkeling locations on the reef to see its famously diverse marine life. Guides provide instruction and encouragement for nervous snorkelers and help scuba divers with their gear, ensuring that everyone has a positive experience. Those wanting to stay dry can upgrade to the guided semi-submersible tour (payable upon arrival). See the Itinerary section for further details on the activities offered.

Spend five hours exploring the reef, including time for a buffet lunch including Australian barbecue, salads, pastas, and seafood. Return to the original departure point at the end of the tour.
Reviews (755)
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Reviewed today
Historic day but not for the reason you might think!

So I feel like I need to say that I don't think the trip should have gone out that day. the 27th January 2019 was the day northern queensland saw the highest rainfall/flooding it had seen in 120 years! The conditions were terrible, they couldn't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Erika P
Reviewed 2 days ago
Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef!

I had such a great experience scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef with Down Under Cruise & Dive. We visited 2x different reefs. I did the intro dive, in which I signed up for 3x of them (1x dive at the first location and 2x...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joeyd722
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went to Cairns alone looking for a great barrier reef adventure, they delivered. Professional, friendly, and nice snorkeling gear helped make the day great. Thoroughly enjoyed my time on my trip and the crew made everything seamless. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Chau N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great crew helped meet expectations on a day seeing rough weather

I did this tour with Downunder on 26th January when Cairns and FNQ were seeing incessant rains and rough sees. Right from the beginning, the crew exhibited extremely professional attitude in taking care of the guests. Thorough with instructions and taking invidioul care and taking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank SubhodeepBrahma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great day on the Evolution but...

The Evolution is a great ship with an even greater crew. We were being very well looked after and got to see heaps snorkelling and diving. Perhaps best of all was the crew who managed to turn my worried and scared 10yo boy into a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Carltonnorth
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23 January 2019|
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Response from virginieo239 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The boat tour costs approx $189/190 which is cheaper than the other tours to see the GBR. This price includes the stingray suit and snorkelling gear. You also can have a free dive. Extras: Semi submarine $10... More
Jael R
16 January 2019|
Response from Ramusa2017 | Reviewed this property |
Not from Palm Cove, from Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns
Chiu C
4 January 2019|
Response from Francisco V | Reviewed this property |
You have to go to the tour's offices, which are located on 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia. I would go a day earlier to get familiar with their location. Happy travels.