Water activity

Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Water activity

Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Down Under Cruise and Dive
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From US$ 142.99 per person

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Discover some of the most spectacular destinations in the Outer Great Barrier Reef on this tour from Cairns with time to snorkel and explore. Enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch, a glass of wine, and a light snack.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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  • Take a boat trip to the true outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, and discover this amazing natural wonder
  • Stop at two exclusive mooring locations and enjoy over five hours of snorkeling
  • Travel aboard a comfortable, safe and fast vessel, with less travel time and more time to enjoy the Reef
  • Have a delicious BBQ lunch onboard, with vegetarian options available
  • Travel on-board the most luxurious reef vessel in Australia
Full description

Tour the Outer Great Barrier Reef by boat with time to snorkel and explore this world-famous National Park. Complement your experience with a gourmet buffet lunch, glass of wine, and a light snack.

Board your high-speed vessel, and visit some of the most beautiful spots in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a seamless experience with knowledgeable staff to ensure a safe and fun-filled tour.

Stop at 2 spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations and snorkel with equipment and lessons provided. Feel free to jump in the water and explore this natural wonder up close.

Later, sit down for a delicious barbecue lunch with salad before taking off for the second half of the tour.

  • Boat cruise
  • Guides/captains
  • 2 outer reef site visits
  • 5 hours reef time to snorkel
  • Snorkel masks
  • Chef-prepared BBQ lunch (allergies catered for on request)
  • Tea and coffee
  • 1 glass of wine
  • Light snack
  • Admin/fuel levy
  • Semi-submersible tour
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Lycra sun-suits

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Meeting point

Meet your tour at the local partner's, Down Under Cruise and Dive, kiosk at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns. Checkin is from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM. The vessel departs at 8 AM and returns at approximately 4:30 PM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • $20 per person fuel levy and administration costs must be paid prior to travel direct to the tour operator
  • A diving medical questionnaire must be completed by all PADI course participants prior to the start of the course, if any questions are raised a full Dive Medical may be required at a local medical center at an extra cost
  • The minimum age for diving is 12 years old
  • All trips and tours are weather permitting
  • There is a minimum number required for the tour to proceed and may be canceled if not met
  • Should a trip be canceled, passengers may be offered an alternative day for lost day or trip
  • Some medical conditions may exclude an individual from in-water activities
  • No refund for passengers leaving the vessel early
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 320 reviews

Review summary

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The most amazing day!!! Felt so welcome from everyone!!! The briefing was fantastic, even told us what to expect... I can't thank the staff enough for helping with the sea sickness, yes you will experience it!!! The day was absolutely amazing and beautiful and will 100% be doing it again when we return to Cairns !!!

March 28, 2023

Die Bootsfahrt war sehr unruhig dafür kann die Crew aber nichts. Zum Essen gab es Fleisch und Fisch, doch keine große Auswahl an Vegetarischen Essen. Das Schnorcheln war sehr cool, würde es aber nur für Fortgeschrittene Schwimmer empfehlen, da es eine sehr starke Strömung gab. Die Crew war sehr nett und zuvorkommend und die Unterwasserfotos sind eine tolle Erinnerung!

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March 28, 2023

Fabulous day out! Awesome crew on all accounts! thanks for a great day! Be sure to take enough towels, maybe even sea sickness tablets before you go, nothing that could get your out of a pickle is complimentary on this tour so be prepared. Great day out

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 11604