Passions of Paradise Eco Reef Cruise

Leading Eco Reef Experience

Advanced Eco-Tourism Operator Award

Earn Eco-Rewards that protect Real Rainforest

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Personalised Outer Reef Eco-Sail & Snorkel

 Departs: Daily

Visit 2 locations from a choice of 8 Reefs

upto100 passengers

Guided Snorkel Tours & Reef Interpretations

Breakfast - Lunch - Afternoon Tea

 Why we Love Passions of Paradise
Passions of Paradise offer an unforgettable, highly customer focused tour of the Great Barrier Reef to small groups of like minded guests who are looking for a unique personal Cairns Reef tour experience. PASSIONS III is a modern, comfortable and efficient Sailing Catamaran which actually sails back from the Reef. With a passionate approach to Eco Tourism, Passions of Paradise practice what they preach in being on the forefront of sustainable Reef Tourism and reef education, assisting in real Scientific studies and surveys to help the Marine park authorities.
Your Passions of Paradise cruise will include the following highlights;
  • Over 4 hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit 2 Unique & Exclusive Reef sites
  • Unlimited Snorkelling
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Intro & Cert Diving (extra cost)
  • Interpreted Reef Talks
  • Eco-practices and Passionate & Friendly Crew

Inclusions + itinerary
Passions of Paradise Inclusions
  • Two Reef Locations
  • Fast & Stylish Catamaran
  • Sailing Experience
  • High Quality Snorkelling Equipment & Tuition
  • Life vests and flotation devices
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Chef prepared Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • Eco Certified Marine Naturalist Presentations

 Passions of Paradise Itinerary

Following a swift check-in at the Reef Fleet terminal, your Passions of Paradise eco-adventure begins with tea, coffee, and muffins before setting off in a high-speed catamaran.

Along the way, the Passions of Paradise crew will tell you all about your destination, the Great Barrier Reef, and provide the best snorkel techniques and practices.

Before arriving at the reef, your crew will organise all of your snorkelling and diving equipment, and carry out the snorkel and dive briefings.

For snorkelling, access to and from the water is via custom built snorkel platforms at the back of the vessel.

The reef sites are selected for their abundance of marine life and diversity of healthy corals. First time and nervous snorkelers are encouraged to join the Passions of Paradise staff on a guided snorkel excursion.

Introductory dives are available for newcomers to scuba. These are fully guided dives in small groups under the instruction of one of the experienced dive instructors. Certified divers have the opportunity to conduct two dives during the day. All dives are guided in small groups of no more than six, by experienced dive masters.

Then, it's time for your Passions of Paradise super lunch, prepared by an on-board chef. Get stuck into a hot and cold buffet, which includes fresh local prawns, salads, fresh fruits, breads, and a choice of two hot dishes. Vegetarian and Vegan options are available and any allergy can be catered to with notice. Once lunch is served, you'll head off to the second exclusive destination.

Snorkel tours will continue at Passions of Paradise second reef location and all divers have the opportunity to take a second dive.

For the journey home the sails up and it’s time to relax on the spacious sun decks as you set sail back to Cairns. Enjoy a cool beverage on deck or head into the air-conditioned saloon for a marine life presentation, where you can ask any questions about the marine life you saw on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Departs Cairns Marina @ 8:00am
  • Returns approx. 5:00pm
  • Accommodation Pick-ups available at additional cost


Passions of Paradise

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.


Australia's leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.


Businesses have incorporated strategic climate change responses across all relevant levels of business planning and operations. They are measuring and auditing their carbon footprint via a creditable system and have undertaken an advanced level of adaptation, emissions reduction and offsetting and are working towards becoming carbon neutral.

 Additional Eco-initiatives
  • Passions of Paradise work with the Australian Rainforest Foundation to offset our carbon emissions; last year, we helped plant 1200 trees in the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest surviving rainforest in the world.
  • The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s “Eye on the Reef” Program.
  • The only 100% AWARE partner in Cairns, donating a portion of every dive certification to Project AWARE, one of the largest marine conservation organisations in the world.
  • Support scientific research on sharks and stingrays. Since 2007 Passions of Paradise have donated over $30,000 to the Oceania Chondrichthyan Society.
Earn Eco-rewards
Where Booking Tours means Saving Rainforest

Earn an "Eco-Reward" for every dollar you spend with Tree Hugger Travel.

Eco-rewards are used to fund the purchase of threatened tropical forests worldwide creating nature reserves through our partner the World Land Trust where David Attenborough is it's long standing patron and staunch supporter.

Eco-rewards: 750 is the magic number

Once you have reached 750 eco-rewards ($750 of bookings) Tree Hugger Travel fund the purchase of one thousand square meters of wildlife habitat and you, our customer, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

Some tours may have a set number of rewards. For more information check out our "Conservation Projects" page.

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Important info
Additional Options
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Certified Scuba Diving Full Gear + Guide Options:

  • Cert Diver - Full Gear 1st dive - AU$70
  • Cert Diver - Full Gear 2nd dive - AU$45

Introductory Scuba Diving - no experience necessary:

  • Intro Diver - Full Gear 1st dive - AU$70
  • Intro Diver - Full Gear 2nd dive - AU$45

Optional Extras:

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Range of quality merchandise
  • Hire of lycra suit: AU$8 (Free of charge in Stinger Season)
  • Professional photographs of the day

Important Information
  • $20 Marine Park Fees and Port Authority Levies
  • Certified dives include experienced guide and wet suit
  • All additional Dietary Requirements can be catered for - Please ask upon booking
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)

Medical Information for Divers

You will be required to sign a Waiver Release & Indemnity Deed onboard the vessel.

Some medical conditions may prevent you diving. You will be required to complete a waiver and medical statement prior to diving. If you would answer 'Yes' to any of the questions below you will need to consult a doctor and acquire a medical certificate stating that you're 'fit to dive' prior to your dive trip.

  • Since completing your last dive medical assessment have you suffered any illness or injury that may affect your ability to dive safely?
  • Are you currently suffering any illness or injury?
  • Are you currently taking any prescription medication other than the contraceptive pill?
  • Is there any other condition, fact or circumstance that may affect your fitness or ability to dive safely?

Flying after diving? We recommend that you do not fly until at least midday the day after your dive trip returns. This will give you 24 hours of surface interval after diving.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 14 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee.


Prices / Fare Types / Packages

Adult$169 +$20 Levy
Child (4-14 years)$105 +$20 Levy
Family (2 Adults|2 Children)$479 +$20 Levy
Prices/fares (AU$) valid to 31st March 2019
Please enquire to reserve at family rate (live booking not available)
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Certified & Introductory Scuba Diving
Including 1x Certified Scuba Dive (incl. gear & guided)$239 +$20 Levy
Including 1x Introductory Scuba Dive (no experience necessary)$239 +$20 Levy
Prices/fares (AU$) valid to 31st March 2019
Minimum age Introductory Diving 12 year
Additional Cert / Intro Dive $45 - Arranged on boat
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Special Offer
Including 1x Certified Scuba Dive (incl. gear & guided)$214 +$20 Levy
Including 1x Introductory Scuba Dive (no experience necessary)$214 +$20 Levy
Minimum age Introductory Diving 12 years
 Cert / Intro Dive $45 - Arranged on boat
Special offer can end at any time - please check availability or enquire
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