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Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon with Activities

1. Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon with Activities

Sit back and relax on a catamaran cruise from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef, where you enjoy a raft of water activities from Moore Reef's pontoon. Encounter an outstanding landscape of marine life, enjoy a choice of activities including snorkeling, including a visit to the underwater observatory. Prior to departure from the marina, sip on some complimentary tea and coffee. Depart from Cairns’ Marlin Marina at 9:30 AM and enjoy a cruise out of the harbor. Witness the stunning landscape before the catamaran makes its way out to open seas. Sail in air-conditioned comfort onboard the catamaran to the state-of-the-art activity pontoon at Moore Reef. Moore Reef is a prime location on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, abundant with soft corals and marine life. Learn about the reef and its diverse ecosystems on the outward journey with presentations given by resident marine experts. Upon arrival at the pontoon at 11:30 AM, choose from an array of activities suitable for both swimmers and non-swimmers alike. Make use of the inclusive snorkeling equipment, with wetsuits and lycra also available at an additional charge. Alternatively, watch the daily fish feeding presentations, or take a trip on the glass bottom boat or semi-submersible tour with marine experts providing commentary. Soak up the rays on a spacious sun deck, or make a splash on a theme park-style waterslide. See the reef without getting wet in the underwater observatory, and get up close and personal with marine creatures like sea cucumbers and starfish.

Chillagoe Caves and Outback from Cairns Full-Day Tour

2. Chillagoe Caves and Outback from Cairns Full-Day Tour

Discover the Chillagoe Caves and the Outback on a tour alongside a licensed local guide. Enjoy striking natural landscapes, lunch at a 100-year-old pub, and learn about Aboriginal culture. Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle. After being picked up, ascend the McAllister Ranges and head west through Mareeba embarking on a remarkable journey back to prehistoric times, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. The first stop is for morning tea at Skybury Coffee Plantation for tea, coffee and a light morning tea snack while enjoying the serenity and views. There is also time to stroll and purchase something from the gift shop if you wish. Then, travel through historical towns and rolling hills rich in minerals eventually giving way to towering limestone karsts scattered around Chillagoe. Travel out to Chillagoe while listening to the informative commentary by your guide who will share information about the region's wildlife, history, and Aboriginal culture. Explore the Chillagoe-Mungaga Caves National Park with an expert local guide, visit Balancing Rock for an amazing photo opportunity and see and learn about aboriginal rock art. Visit the remains of the once-mighty smelters to ponder what it was like working there before heading to an iconic 100-year-old Aussie pub for lunch. After lunch and a visit to the local souvenir shop, head back towards the East Coast, stopping at Granite Gorge where you get up close to the wild rock wallabies who inhabit the area. The tour then returns down the range to Cairns.

From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Experience

3. From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Experience

Enjoy a total of five hours of water activities split between two unique sites showcasing a variety of colourful corals and marine life on The Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel over stunning coral gardens where anemones, sea whips, clams and plate corals are home to clownfish, angelfish and batfish. Large schools of giant trevally, red bass and sweetlip congregate between the bommies, while turtles, cuttlefish, rays, and sharks are frequently seen. Admire the beauty of the reef on a boat tour, where your experienced guide will explain the natural history of the reef, as well as its importance to the indigenous tribes of the region. Guides will recount the stories of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji, Gunggandji, Mandingalbay, and Yirrganydji people to help you gain a deeper cultural understanding of this diverse ecosystem. Enjoy morning and afternoon tea, as well as a delicious buffet lunch to keep you fuelled throughout the day.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Amazing day on the reefs! The crew was informative and attentive. Great cultural experience in the water with the marine biologist and aboriginal guide doing a “point” and tell around the reef. We went to Hastings Reef then Saxon and were in each spot for around 90 minutes. There were delicious breakfast sandwiches on arrival, plenty of lunch options, and even an afternoon snack. Only weird thing was I thought we were on the reef magic boat and turns out this get your guide booking had us on the Dream Time boat. Confusing for a second but we had a small group and I’m very glad we ended up with Dream Time!

Fue una grata experiencia y es algo que no se deber perder si va a Cairns. El trayecto hasta el pontón es de aproximadamente 45 min y para quienes no estamos acostumbrados a navegar, se pueden sentir vomitos o mareos, pero dura poco. Todo el equipo para snorkel y buceo te lo entregan ellos y están todas las facilidades para pasar una buena salida. También tienen un bote más chico con fondo transparente para ver los corales. Tienen incluido un buffet de comida con varias opciones. Y el personal, está siempre dispuesto a atender cualquier necesidad. Creo que vale lo que cuesta

Great trip from Cairns, left at 9:30 in the morning and returned by 5:30 pm. It is a nice big boat with friendly and supportive crew. The pontoon at Moore reef was nice and spacious with a big area to snorkel and explore the reef. We saw lots of corals and many colorful fish including a turtle. Highly recommend this tour particularly for beginners and family trips.

Brilliant day on the reef despite a black sky and pouring rain on the ferry. The sky cleared and the sun came out and we had plenty of time to snorkel seeing turtles and the reef. We hired an underwater camera which was brilliant for capturing everything.

They took care of everything. The equipment, information, option to go into the submarine (included in the cost), the time spent the water. The food. Everything was amazing. One the best days ever.