Cairns Eco Reef Cruise

Cairns Eco Reef Cruise

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Snorkel & Dive the Outer Reef

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.

Trip code:



Snorkelling, Scuba Diving

Start / Finish:

Group Size:

min 25 / max 100

Age Range:

4 - 75 yrs


Advanced EcoTourism Certified

Age Range:

4 - 75 yrs

Fitness Rating:

out of 5

Climate Cert:

Climate Action Leader


Advanced EcoTourism Certified


  • 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 Eco-Reef Talks
  • Eco-practices and Passionate & Friendly Crew


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Tour Video


Morning and afternoon tea
High quality snorkelling equipment
Full snorkel tuition
Complimentary snorkel tours
Flotation vests
Chef prepared lunch
All dietary requirements catered for
Eco-marine life presentation
Winter wetsuits / summer sunsuits
Prescription masks
Marine Park Fees and Levies
Underwater camera hire
Intro Scuba Diving (pre-book)
Certified Scuba Diving (pre-book)
Alcoholic/soft drinks & snacks


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.

Meeting Points & Locations

Prepare for your experience

  • Swim wear and beach towel
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Please consider a Sustainable Water Bottle
  • Please use Coral Safe Sunscreen
  • Large bags (ask us about luggage storage)
  • Drones (ask us)
  • Pre-book cert or intro diving to save money – ask us
  • Certified divers need their certification cards
  • Certified dives include experienced guide and wet suit
  • Introductory dives are for those with no experience
  • This is a fully registered PADI experience
  • Tell us about dietary requirements
  • Ask about “Citizen Science” Packages – Be a marine biologist for the day!
  • Itineraries may be subject to change due to weather events and unforeseen circumstances

Medical and Diving Info
  • All passengers must complete a QLD medical questionnaire on the boat before departure. Some medical conditions may preclude you from scuba diving (ask us)
  • If you are doing an introductory dive you will be asked to fill out and sign a medical declaration form
  • The minimum age for diving is 12 years old with parental consent and completion of a medical questionnaire
  • Passengers under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over 18 years old
  • A moderate level of fitness is required as this is an in-water based activity
  • Flying after diving?
    We recommended leaving a minimum of 24 hours after your last scuba dive before flying.
    Guests can fly and then dive on the same day – but not dive and then fly.

Cancellation by Customer (You):

  • If you cancel within 48 hours of departure: 100% fee
  • If you cancel 3 days in advance of departure: 0% fee
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 6% administration fee.

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