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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran provided by Passions of Paradise Reef Tour

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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

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Overview
Experiencing the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef can be a challenge if you’re on a budget, so this tour offers the flexibility and affordability to choose only the activities you want. Cruise out from Cairns, stopping at two different locations, and opt for a guided or self-guided snorkeling excursion, try an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy a thrilling dive for certified divers only.
Highlights
  • Unforgettable views and experience of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef
  • Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
  • Multiple tour options for snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
  • Great value: morning tea, lunch, and all equipment are included
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, meet your captain and crew, and hop aboard your luxurious catamaran. As you set sail, gaze out across the Coral Sea and tuck into tasty muffins and tea or coffee. During the journey, the crew will review basic snorkeling techniques and help you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive. Arrive at the first stop and, depending on your chosen activity, either head down to the snorkel platforms for easy access to the water or join your scuba instructor for your introductory or certified dive. Guided snorkel excursions are available for beginners or less-confident snorkelers, while dive masters accompany small groups of no more than six people. After working up an appetite in the water, relax on deck while lunch the onboard chef prepares lunch. Then feast on a delicious buffet of hot and cold dishes, including vegetarian options and plenty of salads, fresh fruits, and bread. Cold drinks are available for purchase. Continue to the second dive site, where you’ll have another chance to snorkel or dive. As you explore the vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef, look out for exotic marine life such as parrotfish, puffer fish, or clown fish. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a reef shark or sea turtle. If you have any questions about your sightings, all will be answered during a special marine life presentation once you’re back onboard.  After a full day at sea, set sail for Cairns, where your tour ends back at the cruise terminal.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • A stylish fast modern catamaran visiting two exclusive outer reef locations
  • Morning tea/coffee & mini muffins
  • Hot and cold chef prepared buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea/coffee, fresh fruit, cheese & crackers
  • Complimentary Snorkel tour and tuition
  • 10 minute in water introduction to Scuba Diving
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • A marine naturalist presentation
  • All marine park fees and levies
  • Winter Wet Suits or Summer Sun Suits
  • Prescription Masks
  • $20 p/p Reef levy included in price
Exclusions
  • Underwater Camera hire: AU$60 with an 8GB micro SD card or AU$40 with your own card
  • Soft drinks and alcohol available at the bar (cash and credit cards accepted)
  • Return transfers; Cairns City $18p/p. Cairns Northern Beaches $25p/p - Must be booked in advance
  • Carbon offset - Offset your carbon foot print for only $1p/p
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring swim wear, towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!
  • Check in will commence at 7.00am at the Reef Fleet Terminal for an 8am departure
  • Please note: prescription medication and certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Please contact us directly to discuss your suitability for diving.
  • The minimum age for scuba diving in Queensland is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Scuba Diving in Queensland; prescription medication and certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sabyasachi M wrote a review Yesterday
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We had never been to the Reef, we had never snorkeled and we had never scuba dived. If you connect all of these together, it was a great joy the Passions of Paradise (POP) fulfilled all of them in one go and created memories for our life. I swim somewhat but imagine middle of
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Florida Guy wrote a review 1 Apr
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We left Cairns on Passions III with some trepidation as the weather was blustery and rainy, but our Skipper was informative and reassuring about conditions all along our cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef, as was his very friendly and helpful crew members. We had a very
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Emily M wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
We did a tour with Passions a couple of weeks ago. I cannot recommend this company more!! From the moment we walked on the boat, the staff was friendly, so professional, great at communicating and leading, and present with anyone's needs. Multiple staff members started
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Liberttbaybooks wrote a review Mar 2020
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It was big wind going out to the reef but had a fabulous time snorkeling. We snorkeled at two spots both great. Excellent Informative talk by Russell about the reef. It was nice that the crew sat down & personally talked to each group. Lunch was delicious. Enjoyed chatting with
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jordanwallace004 wrote a review Mar 2020
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When I planned to take a boat trip to the Great Barrier Reef, I was overwhelmed at all of the different companies that were offered. I am so glad I went with this company because it was worth every penny. The water was a little rough going out but each crew member was so kind in
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Date of experience: March 2020
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tharania2019
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Fantastic day out, perfect start to finish
This tour was definitely better than some of the bigger boat tours we've been on. Simon was fantastic!
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steverA403RI
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Best Day!
Thanks for a fabulous day, we had such a great time!  Best reef we have been to with turtles, a huge variety of col
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Trip421223
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Painfully ignorant to Corona virus. Not even respecting the most basic World Health Organisation guidelines.
This is my first trip advisor review, and I felt it was so important to warn people that I created account. The cre
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soemand
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The one and only true operator
Passion of Paradise, what ever you want to expect for a day on the reef, and exceeds your expectations of serving y
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sofied506
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Amazing experience with the best crew
This was absolutely amazing! The crew is fantastic, helpful, caring, funny, attentive and more. The snorkeling itse
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katiinwonderland
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It was just great!
We had a perfect day on the boat and really enjoyed it. We went for a certificate dive on the first location and sn
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Ramadama
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Great staff
The staff on this trip is fantastic and very concerned about everyones' safety. They are very knowledgable, experie
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dedekmills
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Fantastic Day!
We spent the day snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef and it was a perfect day! I was a little timid about snorkeli
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46lisamariea
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Amazing day on the reef
Had the best time on the reef with this tour! Awesome crew members, who were very funny and made everyone laugh, th
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AleidaWilhelmina
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Best tour for a day snorkeling!
We had a wonderful day with the Passions of Paradise, a very experienced and enthusiast crew. Safety first. A delic
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Tillyb1998
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Fantastic day out with both adventure and relaxation
We were offered this trip by Happy Travels when we were looking to book a day at the Great Barrier Reef; we were pr
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Dreamer01835746806
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A brilliant experience
So pleased we chose to explore the Great Barrier Reef with this company. The crew were fantastic and ensured we al
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sandym309
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Cloudy but Still Amazing!
Wow! I still can’t believe I have snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef! Our Captain, crew, equipment distribution and m
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saphirz
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Great tour, staff was really nice and they really cared about the reef
The boat seemed quite big, but in the end the diving was in small groups (my first dive was alone with an instructo
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mickdent44
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Snorkelling and diving experience
Has been on my bucket list for years to do diving at the Great Barrier Reef so myself and my son booked this compan
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  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Duration: 9h
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