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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



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.

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hiromio from Australia wrote on 25 March 2020

Great value & experiences

enjoyed snorkeling and lunch?

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Billy O connor from Ireland wrote on 08 March 2020


Everything was very professional but friendly

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John from Australia wrote on 17 February 2020

Outer barrier reef

Fantastic crew and a smaller tour of about 20 so no crowds and plenty of time to snorkel in peace and we weren't on top of each other. Lunch was simple but delicious. Equipment was good. Highly recommended

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Miriam from New Zealand wrote on 07 March 2020

Not a great experience

We've upgraded the trip to add one dive. I wish we wouldn't have done it! The crew seem all nice, but when we did the day out the boat was overly full and it seemed like they did not have enough staff on board. The equipment dive equipment provided was not great. I had bubbles coming out of my BC. Would not recommend it!

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Beatrix Buchta from Germany wrote on 26 February 2020

Ok but I wouldn't go again

The Boat and the gear is ok. The guys working are nice. We had a lot of non swimmers on the boat so one person was with them the whole time in the water. Sometimes it is also nice if the person knowing the area can point out stuff. But that did not happen. The first snorkeling spot was nice the second one 5 min in the other direction was so not worth it.There was literally everything but no fish! Think we missed out here big time I had the feeling they downgraded the tour and where a bit unmotivated.

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