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Cairns Dive & Snorkel Tour |Great Barrier Reef Tour | 3 Reefs

Tour Code: 116

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

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  • Visit 3 outer reef sites in the one day from Cairns on a fast catamaran. Small group dive and snorkel tours. 
  • Our boat is great in all weather as it is a modern catamaran that has stabilers fitted to reduce rocking motion in bad weather on the Great Barrier Reef.    
  • This high quality boat is fitted with stabilisers to ensure a smooth ride over rough seas to prevent sea-sickness 

Included In Price

  • Return Fast Boat Cruise from Cairns to the outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) and instruction provided. Snorkel brief at each site
  • Qualified lifeguards on hand
  • Equipment for divers provided, including wetsuits. All dives are guided
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Prescription masks available at no extra cost
  • Lycra suit
  • Reef Interpretation
  • Snorkel brief at each site
  • Hot freshwater showers

Cairns - dive and snorkel day tour. There's everything you'll need to experience an underwater world of colourful marine life in safety and comfort including a submerged dive and snorkel platform for easy access.

Cairns Dive & Snorkel Tour | Great Barrier Reef Tour Cairns | Visit the Reef 

Spacious sun deck areas for relaxing & air-conditioned galley and cabin areas, hot fresh water showers, change rooms and full bar facilities.

Ready to whisk you away for a day of Great Barrier Reef diving adventures, we will take you to 3 different wonderful dive sites at the Outer Barrier Reef where you will spend a leisurely 5 hours exploring the depths of the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef.

A great high quality boat for dedicated scuba divers and adventurous snorkellers who wish to see as much as possible in the one day. Smooth ride control system for rough weather perfect for those who experience seasickness.

Our boat is a high quality 29 metre, luxury motor catamaran that is the fastest, most stable and spacious vessel operating out of Cairns,and the only one with a patented state of the art ride control system in Cairns! This ensures guests receive the smoothest of journeys and over five hours at three spectacular coral reef locations.

Our custom designed boat is capable of carrying 164 passengers on a Great Barrier Reef tour but we choose to only carry approximately 80 guests which gives you one crew member for every eight passengers to ensure everyone enjoys an intimate unrushed day exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

Upon departure from Cairns Marlin Marina a gourmet focaccia breakfast is laid out in the saloon for hungry passengers.

If you think this is yummy, the lunch will really whet your appetite. A delectable smorgasboard with a range of seafood, hot curries for the winter periods, fresh garden and pasta salads and soups created to suit all tastes and nationalities.

This is the fastest Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns taking just 70 minutes, cruising at 32 knots to reach the outer reef giving you more time to dive and snorkel the reef!

There's everything you'll need to experience an underwater world of colourful marine life in safety and comfort including a submerged dive and snorkel platform for easy access, spacious sun deck areas for relaxing, air-conditioned galley and cabin areas, hot fresh water showers, change rooms and full bar facilities.

Ready to whisk you away for a day of adventure, we will take you to 3 different wonderful sites at the Outer Barrier Reef where you will spend a leisurely 5 hours.

On our Great Barrier Reef tour we have the luxury of a roaming permit for 20 dive sites, 19 of which are exclusive to our boat only, which allows the Skipper to moor the vessel at the best sites for the conditions, water clarity and the abundance of marine life. 

Have you seen this Tour Offer? You have 7 days to explore the Great Barrier Reef!

These are some locations you will enjoy on your day tour out on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Flynn Reef, what can we say it is one of the most popular reefs to dive and offers the novice to the very experienced a very memorable day. This reef offers excellent wall dives, swim throughs, overhangs (and great night diving). An amazing array of marine life, with plenty of hard and soft corals. Visibilty 15 to 20m depth 5 to 30m.
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  • Milln Reef offers a number of exciting dive sites such as Whale Bommie, the Three sisters, Swimming Pools one and two. The dive site Petaj is home to resident turtles and white tip reef shark (its okay they don’t bite you if you don’t bite them). At the Swimming Pools expect to see schools of banded sweetlips and nudibranchs to name a few inhabitants.Milln Reef offers excellent wall dives and swim throughs. Some of those walls are hiding turtles, barracudas, parrot fish and the occasional bull ray. Visibility 15 to 20 m and depth 5 to 30m
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  • Thetford Reef is made up of numerous coral bommies and is home to many soft and hard corals like staghorn and plate coral and with that goes an abundance of marine life. Giant Clams, butterfly fish, damsels and angel fish. Access to this reef is tidal and very weather dependant. Visibility 15 to 29m and depth 5 to 30 metres.

Complimentary Snorkelling Tour

Our Great Barrier Reef tour boat is suitable for both Divers & Snorkellers each being co-ordinated into the water on opposite sides of the platform.

Make sure you join the complimentary Snorkelling tour on the 3rd site with the marine interpreter as you will learn lots of things about the Great Barrier Reef corals and marine life under the waters surface!

Wet suits are included in the ticket price. As we are a high quality Great Barrier Reef tour we provide all the latest and greatest snorkel and dive equipment to ensure it compliments your reef experience.

Introductory Scuba Diving - Certified Scuba Diving

  • Introductory scuba divers (up to 2 dives and no prior experience necessary just fill in the medical questionairre onboard) and listen to your instructor and have the experience of a lifetime.
  • Certified divers up to 3 dives with professional dive instructors that show you the cream of the crop in this most magnificent underwater world.

Scuba diving is one of the fastest growing activities in recent years and the Great Barrier Reef is classed as one of the best diving locations in the world today.

Whilst snorkeling and diving you will explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures.

A Highly Personalised Dive & Snorkel Tour from Cairns

On board, the friendly crew will encourage you to relax and enjoy the comfort of the vessel with its full bar facilities, air conditioning and a delicious lunch for hungry adventurers. There's even an afternoon tea you can share on the spacious deck areas with a cold drink and time to share tales of your days adventure.

So if you are looking for a Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns that offers a day of unique locations on a spacious luxury vessel with a friendly crew and a five star gourmet breakfast and lunch… Well this is your boat! A first class service!

Oh and the crew are multilingual: French, Italian, German and of course English.

If you are a Non-Swimmer see our popular 2 in 1 Great Barrier Reef tour where you visit a tropical island in the morning and then cruise to a huge floating interactive pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef.  

Tour Languages Offered
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

8:30am

Departure Instructions

Check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns from 7:30am - Arrives back in Cairns at 4:30pm

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations

Flynn Reef, Pellowe Reef, Milln Reef and/or Thetford Reefs

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Does not operate Christmas Day

Duration

5 hours to explore the Great Barrier Reef at 3 different sites
Return cruise approx 1.5 hours each way

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Introductory Scuba Diving.
  • Certified Scuba Diving
  • Wetsuits available for hire onboard for snorkellers
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Additional Information

Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving. Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years. Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism

Your camera,Swimming costume and beach towel, Hat, sunscreen and shirt for sun protection, Cash for drinks at the bar. Credit card for shopping and additional dives, Underwater cameras available for purchase or hire

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Jackie S

Reviewed on July 14, 2018

Great trip! a little rough on the water traveling back and forth, but nothing specific you can do about that. Well trained and helpful dive staff. Dive equipment worked well. Sight locations were great.

Natalie S

Reviewed on November 21, 2017

A great day visiting the Reef, great location. Yummy buffet lunch, weather was a bit choppy but the staff were ready to help out with any sea sickness victims.

Response From The Tour Specialists

Thanks Natalie, it's great to hear you enjoyed your Outer Barrier Reef experience. Silverswift is a fantastic option for guests looking to try a dive and see the best reef sites to suit the conditions on the day. Thanks for booking with The Tour Specialists.

The minimum age for diving is 12 years. Child price applies to children age 4 to 14. Infants 0 to 3 free of charge

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions page here for details prior to booking.

Operator's Cancellation policy:

For cancellations after 4pm on the day prior to travel a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

For cancellations between 12 midday and 6pm on the day prior to travel a 50% cancellation fee will apply.

For cancellations before 12 midday on the day prior to travel no cancellation fee will apply.

On rare occasions, services can be subject to the effect of weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

Should a cruise not operate for any reason passengers will be offered an alternative day of travel or a refund will be authorised.

  • Cancellations received within 36 hours of departure are subject to 50% cancellation
  • Cancellations received within 24 hours of departure are subject to 100% cancellation fees.

Cairns Dive & Snorkel Tour |Great Barrier Reef Tour | 3 Reefs

Tour Code: 116

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Fast Boat - See More Sights

From

au$206.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$181.00
Family: au$774.00

Tour Code: 116

From

au$206.00

15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 761 612
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
Phone
1300 761 612
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745

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