Water activity

Cairns: Outer and Coral Cay Snorkel and Dive Cruise

Water activity

Cairns: Outer and Coral Cay Snorkel and Dive Cruise

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From US$ 150.08 per person

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Enjoy a day aboard a luxurious vessel and travel to two reefs including Upolu Cay Reef and the outer edge of Upolu Reef. Spend 6 hours on the reef exploring and learning.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide


  • Learn from expert divers while exploring the beautiful aquatic life surrounding you
  • Listen to an informative reef talk
  • Take a guided adventure drift snorkel tour and explore the extraordinary sea life below
  • Enjoy plenty of time for many activities and still relax – no rush!
  • Dine on a scrumptious smorgasbord lunch including smoked salmon and prawns
Full description

Step foot on a super-fast, luxury 20m CAT, feeling welcomed and pampered, and embark on an ocean-filled journey of discovery. After your early boarding from Marlin Marina, breathe in the morning ocean breeze as you sail to one of two snorkel and dive destinations. From there, explore the ocean's brilliant fish and coral reefs. At the stunning Upolu Coral Cay Reef, learn about graceful blue-spotted stingrays, tenacious green sea turtles, bright damsel fish, and other amazing creatures that call this reef their home, as you observe them from a glass bottom boat. You’ll then have the chance to see these inquisitive creatures up close, while snorkeling within the incredibly clear, turquoise water. The second snorkel and dive site is the fascinating ‘Wonder Wall’, located on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. Enjoy snorkeling on the top of the wall for easy viewing of all the marine life and coral. Sign-up for the optional, certified or introductory guided dive, encountering a huge variety of aquatic flora and fauna, including hard and soft corals, giant clams, fans, turtles and a vast assortment of colorful tropical fish as you descend and meander along the side of the wall .  In between visiting these two sites, enjoy a smorgasbord lunch fit for a king. Savor smoked salmon, prawns, three types of cold meat, a chicken platter, three fresh salads and a variety of breads. After a relaxed six hours of diving and snorkeling, spend the trip home indulging in even more delicious food, arriving back at Cairns at around 4:30 PM.

  • CAT cruise
  • Guides/captains
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Adventure drift snorkel tour
  • 2 reef visits
  • Snorkeling tour with marine naturalist
  • Snorkeling gear, including prescription masks
  • Lycra suits, wetsuits (seasonal) and flotation devices
  • 6 hours on the Great Barrier Reef - only reef operator to offer this
  • Fish feeding
  • Fresh water showers
  • Danish pastry and fresh fruit upon boarding
  • Tea and coffee upon boarding
  • Large smorgasbord lunch with prawns, smoked salmon, mixed meat and chicken platter, 3 salads and breads
  • Chilled cask water
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese, crackers, and assorted cakes served on the cruise back
  • Emc/port/administration fees per person (payable directly at checkin, AUD20 per person)
  • Certified diving (unless options selected)
  • Introductory diving (unless options selected; for those without certification)
  • Underwater cameras
  • Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks for purchase

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Meeting point

Meet your tour at the local partner's, Ocean Freedom, checkin desk at the Reef Fleet Terminal at least 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • To fully enjoy the tour you must be mobile and stable enough to move around a moving vessel, and able to transfer from the main vessel into a Glass Bottom Boat and back
  • All diving (Cert & Intro) is subject to having no medical issues or on any medication contraindicated to diving on the day of travel. A medical form will be filled out on the day If diving is important to you please advise us of any medical issues past or present or any medication prior to the day of travel so we can advise if any medical clearance may be required from a diving doctor - this avoids any disappointment on the day
  • In Queensland, the minimum diving age for an Introductory dive is 12 years old.
  • If you have any concerns in regard to weather, go to www.bom.gov.au for a 4-day marine weather forecast
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 389 reviews

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The tour was absolutely great! We really had a lot of time for snorkeling and the team was so nice. We saw a lot at the reef and it was incredible. Also the food was really nice and there were also many snacks before and after lunch. So all in all I would definitely recommend this tour if you really want to have a full day of snorkeling!!

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March 18, 2023

Brilliant day! Seems to be the best day diving boat in Cairns. We were looked after by all the crew and they made us all feel safe before getting in the water. Great food. It was a bit rough heading out to the reef so make sure you sit at the back of the boat if you get seasick, and take seasickness medication if you get really motion sick. But after that the day was calm and flat!

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March 11, 2023

The crew was very informative and nice and helped out with everything. The food was really good as well! You spend a lot of time in the water at two really beautiful reef locations, but if swimming isn’t for you they offered several glass bottom boat rides throughout at both locations as well.

February 16, 2023

Product ID: 108904