Join Alan, Scotty and their underwater team for your Cairns Eco Reef Cruise.
This family owned and operated experience offers an unforgettable, highly customer focused tour of the Great Barrier Reef to small groups of like minded guests. Plan to spot turtles, colourful fish, exotic corals and more.
Your vessel called PASSIONS III, is a modern, comfortable and efficient sailing catamaran which actually sails back in style from the Reef.
Still being a local family run experience, “Passions” has set solid ethical foundations with a passionate approach to eco tourism and really practicing what they preach in being at the forefront of sustainable reef tourism and reef education.
Meet your crew at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and its all aboard the luxury catamaran and time for your Cairns Eco Reef Cruise! The captain will select one of 24 exclusive reef locations depending on the day’s conditions. Destinations will be chosen from: Flynn and Milne reef or further north at Norman and Hastings reefs. All offer diverse reef structures teeming with exotic marine life!
Feel the wind in your hair as you set sail for the outer Great Barrier Reef. Relax with morning tea on the way, get to know the crew and learn all about the marine eco-system from the trained marine expert onboard. The crew will also review snorkelling techniques during the journey and prepare you for your first stop.
Arrive at the first amazing outer reef location, where you can snorkel, dive or swim in the water. You may also choose to sunbathe, or chill out on the boat: on the upper sun deck or the netted deck trampoline at the bow of the boat- its up to you! Experienced crew can provide complimentary guided snorkel tours.
Scuba Diving: a dedicated dive tender is available for the experienced certified divers who want to explore deeper waters. All certified divers receive a complimentary dive guide with experience helping fnd some of the Great Barrier Reefs special marine life.
Intro scuba diving is perfect for first-time divers and no previous experience is necessary. The crew are fully trained and qualified PADI professionals who provide the utmost care and patience with beginner divers.
Your Cairns Eco Reef Cruise is perfect for nervous swimmers who want to snorkel and those who would love to try diving for the first time.
The onboard chef will prepare a fresh tropical buffet lunch on-board. Feast from a selection of hot and cold dishes including buffet meats, salads, and tropical fruit. Your Cairns Eco Reef Cruise also specialises in catering for all dietary requirements and is 100% vegan friendly (tell us about requirements when booking).
After lunch travel to the 2nd amazing outer reef location for the day for your choice of activity again. Look out for vibrant corals, exotic marine life such as parrotfish, sea turtles and ‘nemo’ fish. End the day as the captain hoists the sails, and cruise back to Cairns. Enjoy a cold drink from a fully licensed bar and relax on the boom netting. Alternatively, watch presentations about the marine life from the passionate eco-certified crew members.