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Reef Daytripper Great Barrier Reef Small Group Sail and Snorkel Day Trip (Excludes $15pp Levy)

Sail away on Reef Daytripper as we visit the Great Barrier Reef aboard a charming catamaran! We take our small group of passengers to the picturesque Upolu Reef for fun filled day out on the Reef!


  • Small group sailing tour to the Great Barrier Reef! (Max. 20 guests with 4 crew)
  • Local owned and operated
  • All snorkel gear provided and an opportunity to upgrade to Scuba Dive
  • Casual and informative reef education provided
  • Complementary guided snorkel tour provided
  • Eco-friendly tour - lowest carbon foot print of any Cairns operator

Enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere!

We aim to visit two sites around Uplou Reef and will spend just under 4 hours here - this gives you plenty of time to snorkel, dive or just relax on the boat and soak up the sun!

You are welcome to join our free guided snorkel tour. For this our dive professionals aim to enhance your snorkelling experience by pointing out and explaining the many different marine species that local the reef, along with some migratory animals such as turtles, sharks and rays.

We give the option for you sign up for SCUBA diving on the day. All tuition, equipment and a guide are included in the dive price and, we can accommodate both certified and introductory diving. We aim to offer you unlimited time for dives, which means we won’t rush you at any point. This gives you; ample time to relax, adjust to the underwater realm and explore the wonders of the reef at your leisure.


Please note: Certified divers are required to provide proof of certification, and a medical questionnaire; must be successfully completed by all candidates prior to diving.

Certified Diving - $65

Introductory Diving - $70

Diving can be purchased onboard the boat on the day - feel free to speak directly with Reef Daytripper after booking if you have any questions about diving options or wish to reserve your space. Contact details will be on your booking confirmation.

For snorkelers - Wetsuit and stinger suit hire available on board for $6 rental fee. Wetsuit hire is included for divers.

Adult $134.00
Child $95.00 (14 years and under)
Family $405.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

What's included

  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea
  • Drinking Water


  • Allow approximately 9 hours for the whole experience


  • Cairns Marlin Marina - at the end of D Finger.

    We are situated at the very end and are the last boat on the right.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Scuba Diving:

    SCUBA diving can present certain health risks, and ALL candidates are subject to a medical questionnaire before diving is permitted. Certified divers are required to provide proof of certification. The minimum age for diving is 12 years.

    Generally, a 12-hour wait is advisable before any pressurised flights and a 24-hour wait if a diver has done multiple dives over several days or decompression stop diving. Specific advice is usually available from the recognised dive tables selected for the dive.

    Terms and conditions:

    Please note: The company reserves the right to cancel the trip, or use another vessel due to poor weather conditions or mechanical problems. Selected reef sites visited may change with no notice.

    No refund is applicable if you fail to show up on the confirmed travel date. $15 per person marine park and passenger levy is payable by ALL persons travelling to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Available Bookings from October 24 to October 30

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

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Sun 25 Oct
Mon 26 Oct
Tue 27 Oct
Wed 28 Oct
Thu 29 Oct
Fri 30 Oct

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$95.00
  • Family$405.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$115.00
  • Child$95.00
  • Family$405.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$115.00
  • Child$95.00
  • Family$405.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$115.00
  • Child$95.00
  • Family$405.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$115.00
  • Child$95.00
  • Family$405.00

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Matthew from Australia wrote on 18 July 2020

Cairns Great Barrier Reef Tour

Yes it was the best day on the Reef Friday 17 July twenty amid COVID-19 stresses. We woke up early morning in Cairns cold wet air just how I remembered from my early years. Sun came up but still chilly as ever. Drove to the 10 hour park opposite the casino, no our destination is not the casinos. Parked and payed the $18 for 10 hour’s parking amid our crazy early morning packing rush of our essentials. Took ourselves to the boat for a 7:30 check in, greeted with a warm welcome compensating the cold morning air by the three day trip Boat staff. Sat and relaxed for the trip out to the reef during which the staff instructed us on our schedule and safety. We took the first dive around 10:30 am, omg I got salt water up my throat first up. Soon figured out the snorkeling. Wow just lost for words to describe how beautiful the reef is through a set of standard goggles. Forget 4D theatre, nothing beats being right there in the cool water being it’s winter. After an hour 30 it was time to move to the next dive spot 5 minutes away and scoff our gourmet sandwiches and lunch. Then straight back into the water for another hour 30 of exploration of Australia’s best reefs. After that time to head home with a nice snack and complimentary beer or wine. The best day ever if you want something to reset.

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alejandrah from Chile wrote on 06 October 2019

Amazing Staff

Nice small vessel perfect to meet other travelers and meet the lovely and experienced crew who are always there to help you out in everything :) nice food provided. Unfortunately the weather was not as great.. so always make sure to see the forecast (swell and wind conditions) if you wanna have an amazing visibility of the reef and the amazing fishies that lives there. And also if you dont wanna get sea sick:)

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Megan Adelheid from New Zealand wrote on 21 September 2019

Awesome trip!

Awesome day out! Great staff who were friendly and helpful. Educated on the types of fish and where to go to see them. Had a nice lunch and drinks, nice size group as if it were any bigger I'd feel uncomfortable. Highly recommend doing this trip!

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kail1 from Germany wrote on 26 February 2020

Best trip ever

It was a great trip to the reef. Staff is polite, spots for snorkeling are awesome and a lot of wildlife at the spots. Would definitely do it again !

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Lauren from Australia wrote on 03 January 2020

Fantastic Day all round

relaxing trip out to the reef with very friendly crew how had lots of knowledge. Really enjoyed being on a smaller tour with a really cool boat. Snorkeling was amazing

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