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Premium Reef Trip - Outer Reef Snorkel - Cairns (Excludes $20pp Levy)

Experience this fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations.

Highlights

  • Five hours of snorkeling or diving at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Exclusive, protected, sheltered reef locations
  • The best snorkeling at the best reefs
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Free snorkel guides are available all day long to guide you through the natural maze of beautiful coral and fishes
  • One-on-one snorkelling tuition for the beginners

The large modern vessel provides a superior ride in all weather conditions, exclusive protected Reef locations and no big crowds. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun filled experience.

Evolution has exclusive moorings at several outer reef locations. Location decisions are made on the day based on weather conditions and water clarity so as to ensure the best experience for all activities.

The true 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.

Snorkel supervisors are all experienced Divemasters and provide in-depth briefings on safety procedures and site orientation, so you know where to find all the 'cool stuff'. Staff will keep a constant watch over the snorkelling sites to ensure safety.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Scuba Diving - Both Introductory and certified Diving available on board - You can dive up to 3 times - 1st dive $70, 2nd dive: $45, 3rd dive: $20, 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)

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)

Semi-Submersible tour Experience the reef formations and the masses of sea life without getting wet! Full Great Barrier Reef commentary and fish feeding are provided. A fantastic option for non-swimmers. $20 per person. Please understand this is a weather dependent activity

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

Pick up available: Please arrange with the operator after booking - $15 per person from Cairns City and $22 per person from Outer City and Northern Beaches

****Scuba Diving - Book a Dive package and save!****

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

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

Adult $165.00
Child $75.00
Scuba Dive Per Person $215.00

What's included

  • Five hours of snorkeling or diving at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • FREE guided snorkeling tours
  • FREE short scuba diving lesson so you can try it first
  • State of the art snorkel and dive equipment and flotation devices
  • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas

Notes

  • 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 January 23 to January 29

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

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Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00
  • Child$75.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$165.00
  • Child$75.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Scuba Dive Per Person$215.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Scuba Dive Per Person$215.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Hilary from New Zealand wrote on 23 July 2019

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Amazing day on the reef

Had an amazing day out on the reef, the crew were so helpful & the boat was awesome. The reef was beautiful- huge bucket list moment & it was more beautiful than I could have hoped.

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Shandelle from Australia wrote on 18 June 2019

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AAA+++ Fantastic

My husband Brad and I can't rave enough about this experience firstly the team of staff running this ship is 15 out of 10 there attention to detail the interaction with us daytrippers the food and even though the weather was a little miserable in the morning the snorkeling was mesmerizing. Your team should be very proud of themselves they are a fantastic group of people. And thanks for making Brads birthday amazing.You will be highly recommended. Regards Shandelle Kenane

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Hannah from Australia wrote on 17 June 2019

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Exceptional

From the moment you checkin at the terminal till the second you step of and say goodbye this this company has covered it all. So many staff with kindness I have not experienced before. If you get the chance to meet Eddie you are Blessed.They make you feel like family. They had the answers to everything to make sure you had a fun, comfortable and unforgettable experience. And of course the rest of the team from marine biologist who gave a brilliant under water tour to the chefs who cooked a buffet I would go back to and on board entertainment Was all perfect. The reefs we visited were absolutely Devine. Everything I hoped for. Turtles, starfish and a beautiful array of fish and other sea life were stunning . We can’t thank you enough for a unforgettable experience . Stay safe guys and we wish you all the best with whatever the future brings xx

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martin Thwaite from New Zealand wrote on 19 August 2019

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to much plastic

to much use of plastic ,knife and fork, butter containers, they were blowing off boat into water onto reef, try bamboo???

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Linda from Australia wrote on 16 June 2019

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Premium Reef Trip

This was an excellent trip - value for money as we snorkeled at two different parts of the reef. Comfortable trip, lovely clear water. Awesome!

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