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Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Day Tour - Superyacht Evolution - Cairns (Excludes $20pp Levy)

Experience the best Great Barrier Reef tour in Cairns, and travel onboard the most luxurious super-yacht, EVOLUTION, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.


  • Cruise onboard 35-meter luxury superyacht with 3 decks
  • Locally owned and operated for 30 years
  • 5 hours of snorkeling or diving at 2 outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh seafood, prawns, steak, and a variety of salads
  • Professional instructors available all day long to assist you through the natural maze of beautiful coral and fishes
  • Enjoy a glass of wine and light snack on return journey

The large modern vessel provides a superior ride in all weather conditions to exclusive protected Reef locations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun-filled experience.

Evolution has exclusive moorings at several outer reef locations. The outer reef locations, Norman Reef or Saxon Reef, are usually visited in the morning, before making our way to North Hastings Reef in the afternoon to conduct Helicopter Flights and our Glass Bottom Boat tour.

Down Under Dive have selected their outer reef locations based on variety and bottom contours, so to provide the best experience for experienced snorkelers, beginners and children of all ages.


Scuba Diving - Both Introductory and certified Diving available on board - You can dive up to 3 times. Please be aware at peak times dive availability can sell out due to pre bookings

Introductory Diving - No experience necessary! Give scuba diving a go with no previous experience or training necessary! If you have never dived before you can arrange an introductory dive with friendly and professional staff (medical restrictions and age limits apply). Introductory dive pricing: 1st dive $50, 2nd dive: $35, 3rd dive: $25.

Certified Diving Certified divers can enjoy 1 dive and still have plenty of time for snorkelling and relaxing. Additional dives can be purchased onboard on the day. All equipment is provided (medical restrictions and age limits apply). Certified dive pricing: 1st dive $50, 2nd dive: $30, 3rd dive: $20.

Departure Location: Reef Fleet Terminal Building at the Down Under Dive check-in counter.

Transfers: Please arrange with the operator after booking - $17pp from Cairns City and $24pp from Outer City and Northern Beaches and $83pp from Port Douglas (min 2 passengers required)

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Price: $215 +$20 Pay On Board Levy not included

Includes - the regular trip with snorkelling and your choice of either an Introductory or Certified Dive

Adult $165.00
Child $75.00
Trip Plus Scuba Dive Adult $215.00
Trip Plus Scuba Dive Child $125.00

What's included

  • Full-day outer Great Barrier Reef tour with snorkeling
  • 5 hours reef time at 2 spectacular outer reef locations
  • BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh fish, prawns, steak, and a variety of salads (vegetarian options available)
  • All equipment & floatation devices provided
  • Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • Tea, coffee facilities and a glass of wine and light snack on return journey


  • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience


  • Check-in from 7.15am - 8am at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street Cairns. Boat departs at 8.15am sharp.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Child: 4 - 16 years. Infants (Under 4 years): Free

    All Tours are subject to the effect of weather or unforeseen circumstances. All dives are weather permitting and Captains discretion. No refund for in-complete dives. Should a cruise not operate for any such reason passengers will be offered an alternative day or refund for days lost only. The operator reserves the right to cancel any tour, change vessel type or arrange an alternate carrier if the numbers in a group, or tour are insufficient.

  • EXCLUSIONS Prices above do not include Pay On Board Reef Levy, this is still required to be paid on day of travel direct with the operator.

Available Bookings from March 04 to March 10

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  • Adult$146.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$60.00

  • Adult$132.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$60.00

  • Adult$146.00
  • Child$66.00

  • Trip Plus Scuba Dive Adult$172.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Trip Plus Scuba Dive Child$100.00

  • Trip Plus Scuba Dive Adult$172.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Trip Plus Scuba Dive Child$100.00

  • Trip Plus Scuba Dive Adult$172.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Trip Plus Scuba Dive Child$100.00

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Ashwini Nair from Australia wrote on 25 January 2021

Amazing experience

We loved it! The staff were amazing and a well planned out day. Staff were a highlight, so lively and vibrant . Second time travelling with the company, will go again!

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Phyllis Prescott from United States wrote on 01 March 2020


The weather was beautiful, the water was warm and clear, marine life was captivating and colorful. Daniel our dive master did an excellent job in his instructional teaching, and helping us and guiding us in our dive. Thanks Danielle you made it so worth it! I recommend you buy the pictures at the end of the trip, something you will always want to remember!

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Justin Hernandez from United States wrote on 19 January 2020

Wish we had more days in CAIRNS

Our family had an experienced and introductory scuba excursion along with snorkelers. The staff was very organized and accommodating to everyone on board.  The great barrier reef is definitely one to tick on your bucket list but even better if you have a guide because they are very familiar with the part of the reef they are taking you to. For example we saw octopus in a crevice and a turtle resting in a niche which we would have not spotted on our own with the allotted time. We also saw several cuttlefish and an area that had many garden eels.  My daughter (14) had an introductory dive and was exhilarated so now she'll be getting certified.  My wife and sons (12 and 9) talked about the large schools of colorful fish, coral, clams, jellyfish and even spotted sharks (nurse and white tip). We all received lycra suits to protect against the jellyfish that even covered your hands so the boys told me that they held some (boys will be boys). Overall ... wish we had more time to explore more parts of the reef.

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chellej from Australia wrote on 27 February 2021

Highly recommended

We loved everything about this tour. The boat is modern and large. The crew are friendly, helpful and crack jokes at every thing possible. Lunch was fish, steak, prawns and salads and it did not disappoint. We did the marine biologist tour, which was $25 pp extra and worth every cent. I recommend a day with the crew from Down under cruise and dive.... you will not be disappointed!

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Peter Subritzky from New Zealand wrote on 20 February 2021

Peter Subritzky

Went out yesterday to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef and what an amazing experience, the whole day was awesome!!! The Evolution was some boat to do the trip on, the staff couldn’t do enough to help make the experience awesome, the onboard BBQ was Great....... The Whole Experience was UNFORGETTABLE!!!! My Family and I will definitely be back Money well spent and I highly recommend taking this cruise with Downunder cruise and dive....... TuMeke!!!

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