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Reef Daytripper - Great Barrier Reef Small Group Sail and Snorkel Day Trip

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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!

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!

Highlights

  • 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 Upolu 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 to 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 - Spaces are limited, please contact Reef Daytripper after booking if you have any questions about diving options or to reserve your space. Contact details will be on your booking confirmation.

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

Departure point: Cairns Marlin Marina - at the end of D Finger - We are situated at the very end and are the last boat on the right.

Check in time: 7.15am for 7.45am departure

Returns: Approx. 4.30pm

Adult $200.00
Child $160.00 (14 years and under)
Family $670.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

What's included

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

Duration

  • Allow approximately 9 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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. This fee is included in the price of your ticket.

Available Bookings from 4 Mar to 17 Mar 2024

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  • Adult$159.00
  • Child$160.00
  • Family$670.00

  • Adult$159.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$160.00
  • Family$670.00

  • Adult$180.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$160.00
  • Family$670.00

  • Adult$159.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$160.00
  • Family$670.00

  • Adult$180.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$160.00
  • Family$670.00

  • Adult$159.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$160.00
  • Family$670.00

  • Adult$159.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$160.00
  • Family$670.00

  • Adult$180.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$160.00
  • Family$670.00

  • Adult$159.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$160.00
  • Family$670.00

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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Shania Brown from Australia wrote on 12 November 2021

SO GOOD

literally the best tour I've ever been on

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Marie VanHoorickx from Belgium wrote on 21 October 2023

Great experience!

With so many different providers for a snorkel and scuba dive tour on the Great Barrier Reef, we were very happy to have chosen the Reef Daytripper. It was relaxing being on a smaller sailing boat, staff were very friendly making it a great experience. The scuba dive was also amazing!

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eoghanc1 from Ireland wrote on 10 February 2024

Perfection

Hands down the best snorkelling trip I have been on. The reef is full of life which mirrors the crew onboard. All of the staff were excellent, great humour and expert knowledge. I didn’t scuba dive, but have done once before. The safety briefing for the dive was so comprehensive I wish I had these instructors for my previous one! A particular highlight was the small group (max20) compared to larger trips (120). This made the experience much more personal, each crew member made genuine conversations with us onboard. Thanks to everyone for the brilliant day out, would recommend to anyone coming to Cairns. Slán go fóill, we will be back!

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KEVIN from New Zealand wrote on 18 August 2023

unfavouable weather ThTtt

The boat was too small to cope with unfavouable weather and consequently I was very unwell but I did snorkle once and the marine life was excellent The food looked average no hot fod and the crew were very unfriendly and very clinical . The sea was so rough water was pouring into the cabin . Pehaps on a calmer day I would have rated the experience a little higher

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Andrew from Australia wrote on 08 November 2021

There's a Saying..You Get What You Pay For....

Really you are just of Green Island...so Spend the little extra and see the outer reef. I don't get seasick. But it's a little boat and the staff was not that attentive to the ones who were. Stinger suits don't smell too clean. Up the anti to a great reef experience not an average at best one...

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