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Reef Trip - Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Trip - SeaQuest (Excludes $20pp Levy)

Join the crew aboard SeaQuest for a full day on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef with unlimited snorkelling, leaving from Cairns

Highlights

  • Advanced Eco Certified Tour
  • Snorkel 2 of 17 locations on the Great Barrier Reef!
  • Full tropical buffet lunch
  • Smaller numbers tour

Join the crew aboard SeaQuest for a full day on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef with unlimited snorkelling, visiting two different locations on the reef, leaving from Cairns!

Snorkelling is a fun and easy way to discover the Great Barrier Reef. The team will hold a briefing on board before you head out snorkeling to explain how to put on and use the gear. All of the snorkelling equipment is provided, including a wetsuit or stinger suit. Prescription masks are also available upon request

We have 17 exclusive moorings to choose from on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at Norman, Saxon and Hastings reefs. We use a wide variety of these to give you the best conditions on the day and ensure a minimal environmental impact. We also make a brief stop at our liveaboard boat OceanQuest, transferring overnight guests

Our sites are frequented by tropical and Palegic Fish, Rays, Turtles, (friendly) Sharks and the ever popular Maori Wrasse

Want to scuba dive? No problem, SeaQuest offers the chance to do up to 2 scuba dives and can cater for both first timers (Introductory) and Certified divers

Extras available onboard:

  • Scuba diving – Introductory and certified - $70 for first dive, $50 for second
  • Snacks (choc, chips etc)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • SCUBA Guide ($15 per dive)
  • Introductory SCUBA
  • Photo purchases
  • Digital camera hire
  • Souvenirs

Scuba diving is subject to availability

Check in: 8am from ‘B’ finger, Cairns Marlin Marina

Departs from: 'B' Finger, Cairns Marlin Marina

Arrives back in marina approx: 4:30pm

Price: Adult $140 (+$20 Levy) Child (4-11 years) $90 (+$20 Levy)

Prices below do not include the $20 levy which is required to be paid directly to the operator on the morning of departure. This tax/levy includes: EMC $6.50. Fuel, Port, and Administration Charges $13.50

Adult $140.00
Child $90.00

What's included

  • Snorkel tuition
  • Smaller numbers
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Snorkel equipment and Wetsuit/Stinger suit hire
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Fresh chilled water
  • Tea & coffee
  • 2 of 17 reef locations daily
  • Prescription masks (deposit required)
  • A brief stopover at our liveaboard dive boat to transfer passengers

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4.6

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Karyn from Australia wrote on 23 May 2019

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Great Day Out!

We booked the SeaQuest but due to low numbers, they combined the ReefQuest and the SeaQuest. I was a bit concerned at first as I had chosen the smaller SeaQuest for a reason. We had wanted a small boat and even the SeaQuest was larger than we wanted. However, it was so well organised, you wouldn’t have known there were 61 passengers. We loved the way they had “tour” guides for the snorkellers. These guides had life buoys for you to hold on to whilst they pulled it along. It meant we just had to concentrate on what was below us and not worry about where we were in location to the boat. They also pointed out interesting things/fish and told us names of fish along the way. We went to 2 reefs very close to each other. They were ok but very similar. It would be nice to have ones more dissimilar to each other. There were an abundance of staff to help which was great to see. Wetsuits and a simple salad lunch were supplied as part of the cost. It was also nice to have a warm shower at the end. A very enjoyable day out and well worth the money.

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Patrycja from Poland wrote on 08 March 2019

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Good day

It was a really good day out on the GBR. Two remarks: we booked with SeaQuest and after showing up in the meeting area, there was no boat waiting for us. Neither a person to tell us that the boat is not running that day (we finally found the other boat by ourselves). Also they should pay a bit more attention to snorkels, we were pretty much left to ourselves whole day. Anyway, the crew was nice, food was ok and the GBR met our expectations.

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Lasma Donna from Indonesia wrote on 16 December 2019

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Excellent Reef Trip!

The main purpose visiting Cairns is to see the great barrier reef, and this Sea Quest team absolutely gave an awesome experience. Special thanks to Miriam who coach me and my daughter after never did scuba diving in 2 years. She really made it easy and enjoyable.

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Helen Hall from Australia wrote on 15 October 2018

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Average day out

Unfortunately it was a choppy, rainy day and a lot of people got sea sick. The food was pretty average too. The coral was quite disappointing at Norman Reef, mostly white (bleached) and brown. There are way better coral reefs in the world considering this is world heritage listed.

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From Reef Trip - Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Trip - SeaQuest (Excludes $20pp Levy)

Hello Helen, thank you for taking the time to post a review for us. It is unfortunate to hear the weather was not the best for you. We do use a local catering company to provide our hot/cold tropical buffet lunch, with a variety of salads, hot soup and cold meats. These are prepared fresh everyday. Unfortunately there has been bleaching events in the past, this does not mean the coral is dead. Different species of coral will have different colours. Yes it is a world heritage listed area as it is the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world and is vitally important to the health of the planet. As you have seen, it needs our protection. Thank you again for your review and feedback Helen. We do hope you have the opportunity to travel with us again, perhaps you would like to experience the sites we have on the Ribbon Reefs from Port Douglas.

ALEXEY from New Zealand wrote on 20 June 2019

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Great trip, unacceptable communication

The trip itself was great with plenty of unforgettable impressions, definitely worth doing it! I've done it a couple of days after another trip to the reef nearby and very happy I've done both. But I actually was on board of another boat - ReefQuest, and NOBODY bothered to advise about ship & departure point change! On the eve I even asked if they accepted card payment on board, got an email answering my question and NO information about changes again. So, I arrived by 8am to Finger B to SeaQuest where another couple was also waiting, was strange to see no activity on/around the boat... The man left somewhere, came back and the couple went away. I was puzzled, and seeing activity by the ReefQuest at adjacent Finger C walked there. My name was missing from their list of travellers, and found later by the third or forth person I communicated with... So, 5 out of 5 for the trip, 0 out of 5 for communication below par.

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