Cairns Eco Reef Cruise

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Snorkel & Dive the Outer Reef

Embark on a remarkable journey with Russel and his team of Master Reef Guides aboard our Cairns Eco Reef Cruise.

Our Great Barrier Reef cruise provides a uniquely personalised experience to small groups of eco-conscious travellers like you.

Prepare to be mesmerised by the vibrant underwater world as you snorkel and scuba dive amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Encounter majestic turtles, a kaleidoscope of colourful fish, and countless coral formations that will leave you in awe.

The vessel, PASSIONS III, is more than just a mode of transportation; it’s a modern, comfortable, and eco-efficient sailing catamaran that brings you back from the Reef in style.

Join us, and be part of an environmentally positive journey that aligns with your values as an adventurous traveller who cares deeply about our planet. Together, let’s explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef the right way.

Features

  • Over 4 hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit 2 unique & exclusive reef sites
  • Unlimited snorkelling
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Introductory scuba diving, no experience necessary!
  • Guided certified scuba diving
  • Educational marine talks
  • Ethical practices
  • Passionate & friendly crew

Inclusions

Package inclusions and exclusions

Morning and afternoon tea
High quality snorkelling equipment
Full snorkel tuition
Complimentary snorkel tours
Flotation vests
Onboard 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

Itinerary

  • Your Reef Itinerary

    Meet your crew at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and its all aboard the luxury catamaran for some morning tea and your Cairns Eco Reef Cruise! The captain will select two 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.

    As the boat moors up, the friendly and experienced crew will guide you through an orientation briefing and assist you in getting fitted with snorkel or dive gear. You’ll feel excited and a little nervous as you take the plunge into the turquoise waters of the reef, but as soon as you get a glimpse of the underwater world, you’ll be blown away by the stunning colours and diversity of marine creatures.

    Snorkel, dive or enjoy a swim in the water. Prefer to relax onboard; the upper sun desk is just perfect or kick back just above the water on the netted deck trampoline at the bow of the boat.
    Experienced crew can provide complimentary guided snorkel tours, a wonderful option for those with no experience, or just a little nervous about open water.

    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 find 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.

    After you’ve worked up an appetite, a delicious onboard chef prepared tropical buffet lunch will be served, featuring fresh and locally sourced hot and cold dishes including tropical fruits. Enjoy lunch while you can take in the stunning views of the reef and relax with a drink in hand.

    Your Cairns Eco Reef Cruise also specialises in catering for all dietary requirements and is 100% vegan friendly (tell us about requirements in the booking details).

    After lunch travel to the 2nd fabulous outer reef location for the day. This time you will have grown in confidence and really delve into exploring this underwater world. Keep your eyes wide open and expect to see marine life such as parrotfish, sea turtles and ‘nemo’ fish.

    Joining the eco-marine life presentation offers the perfect chance learn about the various marine species that call the reef home, from colourful fish and majestic turtles to sharks and rays. You’ll also learn about the coral reef structure and its critical role in supporting marine life.

    The onboard marine expert will also discuss the impact of climate change, pollution, and overfishing on the reef and highlight the efforts being taken to protect and preserve this natural wonder.

    The final experience is sailing back to Cairns, feeling the warm breeze on your skin and the wind in your hair. The boat cuts through the waves, leaving the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef behind. Take in the stunning views of the coastline and feel the sun on your face as you relax on the deck while being served afternoon tea. This is the perfect way to end your day on the reef – with the feeling of freedom and the sense of having experienced something truly unforgettable.

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Cairns Eco Reef Cruise Snorkel & Dive

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Child Snorkel
$160
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Age: 4-14 years | Includes Marine Park Fees

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Family Snorkel
$740
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2 Adults / 2 Children (4-14 years) | Includes Marine Park Fees

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Certified Scuba Diver Package
$335
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Fully inclusive cruise: plus 1x guided certified dive | 2nd dive can be added onboard for $55.

The "Certified Scuba Diver Package" ticket sales has ended!
Introductory Scuba Diver Package
$350
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Fully inclusive cruise: plus 1x scuba dive - No experience necessary

The "Introductory Scuba Diver Package" ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Important Info

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  • What to bring

    • Swim wear and beach towel
    • Hat and Sunglasses
    • Plastic-free reusable water bottle
    • Natural reef safe sunscreen*

     

    *For more information about sunscreen damaging our reefs visit the ethically conscious  www.earthturtle.com.au/blog

  • Know before you go

    Dietary Requirements

    Tell us about any dietary requirements where meals are included on the booking form.

    Trip Physicality and General Health

    This trip rates 2 out of 5 meaning it includes some easy physical activities.

    Snorkelling is a relatively low-intensity activity and does not require high levels of physical fitness to enjoy.

    Please do tell us if you think any physical activities can aggravate a medical condition.

    Upon boarding all guests will fill out a simple medical questionnaire that allows the crew the chance to offer many different kinds of personalised assistance throughout your day.

    Itinerary

    Itineraries may be subject to change due to weather events and unforeseen circumstances.

  • Scuba Diving

    Diving Information
    • Certified divers need their certification cards
    • Certified dives include experienced guide
    • Introductory dives are for those with no experience
    • Introductory Dives with experienced PADI dive instructor with a maximum of 4 divers per group.
    • This is a fully registered PADI experience
    Medical Information
    • 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 planning to experience 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
    • Flying after diving?
      We recommended leaving a minimum of 24 hours after your last scuba dive before flying.
      Please note, guests can fly and then dive on the same day – but not dive and then fly.
  • Tour Terms

    Cancellation by Customer:
    • If you cancel 48 hours or more in advance of departure: 0% fee
    • If you cancel within 48 hours of departure: 100% fee
    • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 6% administration fee.
    Pricing

    All prices are person unless otherwise stated, are in Australian dollars, are correct at the time of publication & are subject to change without notice.

    Terms & Conditions

    In addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined above, upon purchase this package is subject to general terms & conditions.

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Cairns Eco Reef Cruise Snorkel & Dive

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Adult Snorkel
$260
Available Items: 0

Age: 15 years+ | Includes Marine Park Fees

The "Adult Snorkel" ticket sales has ended!
Child Snorkel
$160
Available Items: 0

Age: 4-14 years | Includes Marine Park Fees

The "Child Snorkel" ticket sales has ended!
Family Snorkel
$740
Available Items: 0

2 Adults / 2 Children (4-14 years) | Includes Marine Park Fees

The "Family Snorkel" ticket sales has ended!
Certified Scuba Diver Package
$335
Available Items: 0

Fully inclusive cruise: plus 1x guided certified dive | 2nd dive can be added onboard for $55.

The "Certified Scuba Diver Package" ticket sales has ended!
Introductory Scuba Diver Package
$350
Available Items: 4

Fully inclusive cruise: plus 1x scuba dive - No experience necessary

The "Introductory Scuba Diver Package" ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Cairns Eco Reef Cruise

Snorkellers on the reef with a huge Humphead or Maori Wrasse.

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