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.
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 but still wish to see and experience the best of the reef from Cairns.
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 best of 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.
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.
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.
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.
Please note: All return transfers will depart Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal 17.30pm. Ocean Sprit and Silverswift
passengers will need to wait for up to 1 hour for their return bus.
Reservations staff will be contacting all passengers with transfers the day prior to travel to update them
on locations and times if it will be a Taxi etc and also advise the OS and SWS pax of the delay with the return
Please see below timetables:
Pick up time@ 06:40
MANTRA AMPHORA (49-63 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove)
PARADISE ON THE BEACH RESORT (119-121 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove)
PEPPER'S BEACH CLUB & SPA PALM COVE (123 Williams Esplanade)
PULLMAN PALM COVE SEA TEMPLE RESORT & SPA
REEF HOUSE (99 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove)
REEF RETREAT (10-14 Harpa Street Palm Cove)
SANCTUARY PALM COVE (6 Cedar Road)
Pick up time @ 06:45
MANGO LAGOON (81-85 Cedar Road Palm Cove)
Pick up time @ 07:00
CNR Moore & Trinity St Bus Stop
Pick up time @ 07:30
CAIRNS SHERIDAN (295 Sheridan Street)
THE LAKES CAIRNS RESORT & SPA (2 Greenslopes Street)
PALM ROYALE HOTEL (7-11 Chester Court)
CAIRNS COCONUT HOLIDAY RESORT (23-51 Anderson Road)
HOLIDAY INN CAIRNS HARBOURSIDE (209-217 The Esplanade)
CAIRNS COLONIAL CLUB (18-26 Cannon Street)
QUEEN'S COURT (167-171 Sheridan Street)
RYDGES ESPLANADE RESORT (Bus Area - Esplanade Side)
Pick up time @ 07:35
181 ESPLANADE P/Up Lake Street Side (181 Esplanade)
BAY VILLAGE (Cnr Lake & Gatton Streets)
CORAL TREE INN (162-172 Grafton Street)
TROPICAL HERITAGE CAIRNS (8 Minnie Street)
CAIRNS PLAZA HOTEL (145 Esplanade)
Pick up time @ 07:40
RILEY (p/u from DOUBLETREE BY HILTON - Abbott St side)
WYNDHAM RAMADA( (p/u from DOUBLETREE BY HILTON - Abbott St side)
IBIS STYLES CAIRNS (p/u DOUBLETREE BY HILTON)
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON (121-123 Esplanade)
Pick up time @ 07:45
BAILEY CRYSTALBROOK COLLECTION (163 Abbott St)
FLYNN BY CRYSTALBROOK (p/u Abbott Street entrance near Night Markets)
MANTRA TRILOGY (p/u Abbott Street entrance near Night Markets)
NOVOTEL CAIRNS OASIS RESORT (122 Lake Street)
THE BENSON HOTEL (Cnr Grafton & Spence)
GILLIGANS - P/up The Benson (50 Grafton St)
Pick up time @ 07:50
PARK REGIS CITY QUAYS APARTMENTS (2-4 Lake Street)
Pick up time @ 08:00
SOUTHERN CROSS ATRIUM APARTMENTS (3-11 Water Street)
YHA CAIRNS CENTRAL (20-26 McLeod Street)
Check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns from 7:30am - Arrives back in Cairns at 4:30pm
January - December
Does not operate Christmas Day
5 hours to explore the Great Barrier Reef at 3 different sites
Return cruise approx 1.5 hours each way
Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
Scuba Diving Restrictions
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.
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
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.
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:
Cancellations received within 24 hours are subject to full cancellation.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 116