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Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Trip departing Cairns - MV Sunkist (excludes $20 levy)

Join the team from Cairns Dive Centre aboard MV Sunkist for an epic day on the Great Barrier Reef! See the reef at its’ most pristine – we take you to the outer reef where you will see impressive coral formations and marine life at its best

Your day start with check in at and we head to the outer Great Barrier Reef via the beautiful Fitzroy Island for a brief stop and on to the outer Great Barrier Reef

With 19 sites to choose from, we will head to the likes of Sudbury Cay, Sudbury Reef, Elford Reef, Channel Reef, Moore Reef, Thetford Reef or Milne Reef; finding the best 2 reef site for the conditions for us to meet and spend the day

MV Sunkist is a mono hull 18 meter dive boat, and while perfect for the budget conscious traveller, you will receive fantastic service from a dedicated, professional crew - selected for their extensive local knowledge and there absolute love of Cairns and its natural environment. Wetsuits and safety vests are available for the first time snorkeler or anyone feeling uneasy in the water

  • Arrive at outer reef at 9:45am, first snorkel at approx. 10am
  • Lunch includes a cold buffet selection of meats, salads and tropical fruits provided
  • Second snorkel opportunity after lunch
  • All of the latest snorkel gear supplied
  • Scuba Diving available – both Introductory and Certified diving can be pre booked below by selecting trip plus dive options.- You can also request a second introductory or certified dive onboard for an additional AUD$40, payable on board on the day (availability dependent).

Check-In Cairns 7.30am check in / 8:00am departure

Returns in Cairns: Between 4 and 5pm

Meeting point: Please be down Sunkist, located at the Marlin Marina - Gate E, at the end of the jetty, by 7:30 am for a 8:00 am departure.

Transport: You will need to make your own way to the meeting point, transport is not provided.

What to bring: Towel, hat and sunscreen

Minimum age: 12 years

Snorkel Price: $120 per person + $20 pay on board levy

Trip plus Scuba Dive Price: $170 per person + $20 pay on board levy

$20 reef levy & admin fee payable direct to the operator on the day and not included in the pricing below

 

***IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE:***

If you are doing a snorkel or dive on one of our Day trip boats, you will be asked to fill out and sign a Medical form as your proceed through the checkout.

Please review this form and if you answer "YES" to any questions on the Medical form, you will be required to obtain a Queensland recreational dive medical clearance. This must be arranged prior to day of departure.

Available Bookings from November 14 to November 20

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Thu 14 Nov
Fri 15 Nov
Sat 16 Nov
Sun 17 Nov
Mon 18 Nov
Tue 19 Nov
Wed 20 Nov

12spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$90.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$100.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$90.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$90.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$100.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$90.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$90.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Certified Dive$119.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Certified Dive$150.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Certified Dive$150.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Certified Dive$119.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Certified Dive$150.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Certified Dive$150.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Certified Dive$150.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Intro Dive$150.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Intro Dive$150.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Intro Dive$119.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Intro Dive$150.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Intro Dive$150.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Trip plus Intro Dive$170.00

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Antonia Heyl from Germany wrote on 13 September 2019

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High Waves - Amazing Crew

A very enriching day! Great food on the boat, freindly and caring Crew, nice Views, amazing reef spots. Just be aware- and this has nothing to do with the crew- that the ocean and waves are not able to be controlled by human beings. As a lot of us are not used to being in a boat, I for my part was scared as hell because the waves made the boat was swaying alot. 20/30 People got seesick and the crew was very lovely taking care of the people and gathering there "vomit" in paperbags provided. When they saw I was scared they came over and talked to me very long. Be aware when you do this kind of trip that boats are made for surviving on the ocean and that the crew would never leave onto the ocean if they would not think its safe. They have a lot of experiences. Still always feel free to express anxiety and ask the staff questions if you feel uncomfortable. This realy helped me! All in all I can realy reccommend this trip!

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Jenny Plunkett from Ireland wrote on 01 September 2019

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Amazing experience

Honestly, you’d be silly not to book this. Some companies charge over $250/$300 for the exact same experience. This day out was breathtaking. The lunch was lovely and the views were unbelievable. I can’t swim and I went diving, our instructor Zac was there with me every step of the way- he is incredibly passionate about his job. Best day of my trip so far!!!

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Georgina from United Kingdom wrote on 14 February 2019

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Excellent Value

What more do you need from a trip to the reef? The staff were helpful and friendly and very good when I was sea sick, we had loads of time for snorkelling at the reef which was amazing and the lunch was lovely and plentiful. Plus, being a small boat there weren’t too many of us. Stinger suits were also supplied. Wish I had taken travel sick tablets before leaving though!

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Thankyou for your lovely review.

Anne Cawley from United States wrote on 16 June 2019

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Did not turn out to be the day I paid for

I was very excited to go out to the outer reef. First, we arrived when the time stated: 7 am at the dock. We got there early. No one was there. The boat wasn't labeled to where we could see its name so we were lingering around to find anyone! Finally around 7:20 the Capitan showed up and told us in a really gruff and rude way that boarding time was 8 am, and that our brochures were wrong. He wasn't very warm or kind. I understand that the water was really rough that day, but they convinced our group (with older people) and another group (with younger kids) to get off at Fitzroy Island. We all paid the $20 reef fee each, and for lunch -- but none of us were reimbursed for not receiving that. I asked the Capitan as we disembarked to save some food for us as we did not bring lunch. He said he would not save us food and that was our problem, again, in a rude way. I found out later from another boat rider that they specifically targeted my group and the other family to get off because they didn't want to deal with older people or kids that day. I get that the water was rough, but we lost out on the entire trip AND had to pay more to eat lunch on Fitzory island. I was really let down and we want a refund for part of our trip. Use another tour to get out there...!!! Very let down.

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I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your day

Emily Messer from Germany wrote on 08 November 2018

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Fantastic experience!

I absolutely loved it! If you get seasick very much, go and take something before you get on board - it helped me a lot ! The staff was so friendly and helpful- the reef was amazing ! And the fish were fantastic!

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Hi Emily, What a beautiful photo!!! Thankyou for your wonderful review. Regards Lynne

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