From Cairns: Premium Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling & Diving

From Cairns: Premium Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling & Diving

From US$ 143.48 per person

An award-winning, luxury vessel with up to 80 passengers only will whisk you out to the reef. Visit 2 pristine outer Great Barrier Reef locations and go snorkeling, enjoy a tasty picnic lunch, and learn from a friendly and multi-lingual crew.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Experience a comfortable day on the reef on a modern vessel
  • Dive or snorkel at 2 exclusive outer reef locations
  • Enjoy a delicious pre-packed picnic lunch
Full description
Depart Cairns in the morning for the outer reef on this 8-hour tour. Purpose built and award winning, the vessel boasts 3 large sun decks, 2 air-conditioned indoor saloons, a spacious dive deck, and a sunken platform for easy access in and out of the water.  Whether you are a snorkeler, first-time SCUBA diver, or already certified diver, join a once in a lifetime adventure aboard a luxury day trip to the great barrier reef. Enjoy a light morning tea and a delicious pre-packed picnic lunch. Complimentary tea, coffee and chilled water are served throughout the day (snacks, soft and alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase). Snorkeling is the easiest way to discover the Great Barrier Reef, it is as simple as breathing. If you have never snorkeled before, don't worry, a briefing is held on board, explaining how to put and use the snorkeling gear. All of the snorkeling equipment required is supplied as part of your trip, including a wetsuit or stinger suit. Prescription masks are also available upon request. Book your Great Barrier Reef snorkeling tour today. The private reef locations are approximately 70 kilometers (about 43 miles) offshore, these unique sites offer superb coral formations and an abundance of coral and marine life including inquisitive Nemos, Turtles, Stingrays and Wally the friendly Maori Wrasse. Visit 2 different reef locations daily, these are chosen en-route considering weather and sea conditions to ensure the best in-water experience. Visit either Normank, Saxon or Hastings Reef. This tour allows over 4 hours to explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef, offering quality diving and snorkeling experiences, value for money, and most importantly incredible memories that will last a lifetime.
  • 4 hours on the outer reef at 2 exclusive snorkel and dive locations
  • Morning tea or coffee
  • Fresh pre-packed picnic lunch
  • Hot freshwater showers
  • Detailed snorkel and dive briefings
  • Guided snorkeling tours
  • Use of dive/snorkel equipment, including masks, snorkels, fins and flotation devices
  • Use of wet and stinger suits
  • Prescription mask (optional)
  • Environmental Management Charge and levies ($20 per person, to be paid on board)
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Scuba diving
  • Certified diver guides
  • Photos
  • Digital camera hire
  • Souvenirs
  • Return transfers from the Northern Beaches (can be purchased for $20 per person: please advise if required)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring a hat, a towel, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Certified divers: please bring cert-card and logbook. You will also be asked to fill out and sign an Advice to Divers Form. Medical Standards differ from country to country, and certain medication / medical conditions may preclude you from diving in Australia.
  • Introductory Divers: if you are doing an introductory dive you will be asked to fill out and sign a medical declaration form.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 236 reviews

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it was a beautiful get away with my partner, i really enjoyed the relaxing and time in the water. The staff were phenomenal, one even spent the whole time in the water with us helping find really cool things in the ocean and even get a picture with nemo! shoutout to him, awesome bloke and very knowledgeable, it made the experience that much more memorable knowing more about the coral and animals we were seeing in the ocean.

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October 25, 2020

The crew were amazing as were the dive sites. Only criticism is that GYG didn't mention that having a guide on the dive costs extra ($15 per dive) - when you add that to the levy it gets a bit more expensive than I first thought. Still definitely worth it though.

February 20, 2020

The day was well planned. We snorkelled in 2 different barrier reefs and each session last about one and half hour. Both myself and my sister were not a great swimmer and afraid of water. The instructor/guide was really patient and helpful. She kept us on course and showed amazing corals, fishes and turtles. The lunch was great too despite my constant nausea from sea sickness. All equipment were provided for snorkelling which is a bonus. I will definitely come back and do diving course with them in near future.

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February 11, 2020

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