Cairns Reef Tours | Great Barrier Reef Tours | Cairns Snorkel & Dive Tours

Tour Code: 308

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Pre-book Dive Deals
  • Personal in-water crew assistance for first-time snorkellers and divers
  • Experience the "Wonder Wall" a spectacular dive and snorkel site on the outer edge of Upolu Reef
  • When the Cay is slightly submerged (some days the Cay will be above water, other times below the surface), stand in the ankle-to-knee deep water and take a selfie – it will look like you're standing in the middle of the ocean.
  • Complimentary adventure drift snorkel tour – no experience required!
  • Journey to two magnificent locations and enjoy 6 full hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy a delicious seafood smorgasbord lunch including smoked salmon and prawns

Included In Price

  • Snorkelling Tuition
  • Top quality Snorkelling equipment (masks, fins, snorkel+ prescription mask)
  • Buoyancy snorkel vests / Lycra suits /or wet suits (depending on season)
  • Adventure Drift Snorkelling Tour with Marine Naturalist
  • Glass Bottom Boat - Coral Viewing Tours with Reef Interpreter
  • Reef Talk by Marine Interpreter
  • 2 Reef destinations on the day – “Wonder Wall” on Outer Edge Upolu reef + Upolu Cay Reef
  • 6 full hours on the Reef – no rush in the day
  • Tea and coffee throughout day
  • Fresh Fruit, Danish pastries on boarding
  • Large smorgasbord lunch – smoked salmon/ prawns, chicken platter / mixed meat platter / 3 salads / assorted breads
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and cake on way home
  • Fish Feed
  • Fresh water showers

Cairns snorkel and dive trips, look no further you found us, read about our boat and our crews reputation so now here is your opportunity to learn a little more and book your Great Barrier Reef adventure with us. First we will visit Upolu Cay then the "wonder Wall".

Great Barrier Reef Tours - Cairns Snorkel & Scuba Dive - Upolu Cay & Wonder Wall

From Cairns Marlin Marina you will be travelling in style to two beautiful reef locations on our 20 m luxurious cruiser to Upolu Cay and the Wonder Wall on Australia’s magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

First we will visit Upolu Cay and take a glass bottom boat tour and do a bit of snorkelling and then move on to the " Wonder Wall" which is simply an amazing coral reef shelf that is teeming with a great variety of marine life and colourful corals we guarantee you will love it! Please note to ensure the best experience ever we may visit Upolu Cay second.

We have the best reputation in teaching people how to dive and we have the highest crew numbers to passengers so we guarantee a very personalised day for you and your family on board with us and on the Great Barrier Reef in our great country Australia.

Spend 6 hours scuba diving, snorkelling, taking a ride in a glass bottom boat and joining a drift snorkel with a marine interpreter and enjoying some lovely meals during the day.

This Great Barrier Reef tour boat is surveyed to carry 105 guests but her owners chose to accommodate only 75 guests to ensure each and every guest is given the priority attention that they deserve to ensure they really enjoy their day at the reef and will remember their experience on the Great Barrier Reef for the rest of their lives.

As you board for your reef trip you are welcomed by the bubbly crew that will be looking after your every need thru the day and they will be offering you a nice cup of tea or coffee, scrumptious Danishes and tropical fruit which just may be what you need to start your early morning Great Barrier Reef Adventure.

Cairns Reef Tours - Upolu Cay Reef Activities

Our Great Barrier reef tours from Cairns first snorkel location is Upolu Cay which is a naturally formed pure white sandy coral cay situated 30 km from Cairns and is easily reached in around an hour and a half cruising time.

As you look on the horizon you slowly see the white sand rising and glimmering in the sunshine before you and that is just an amazing experience to see this beautiful sand beach smack bang in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef and the most pure beautiful blue and aqua water surrounding the cay. (sand cay not visible on King tides)

All of our guests will be the first foot prints for the day on Upolu Cay as we are the first tour boat to arrive in these protected shallow waters.

Put on your snorkel gear jump in and start enjoying the cool inviting waters so you can try and spot green sea turtles, sapphire star fish and the abundant marine life habituating this marine wonderland.

All guests are invited to participate in an informative glass bottom boat tour with a Marine Naturalist all around the outer reefs from Upolu Cay and become familiar with the names of the different coral reef formations and the different marine life that inhabit each different coral structure.

You will find this commentary very informative and useful when you are out snorkelling by yourself on the Wonder Wall.

Cairns Reef Tours - The Amazing Wonder Wall

Your second snorkel and dive location is where you will spend most of your day; the Wonder Wall is a spectacular reef site thriving in reef and marine life.

A really truly wonderful snorkel and dive experience located on the outer edge of Upolu Reef.

All of our guests come up from the water with a look of amazement on their faces after their first dive or snorkel at this location.

They just have to swim back to the boat and tell us what they have seen and then they are gone again.

It’s here where you are served a sumptuous buffet lunch of smoked salmon, prawns, chicken, cold meats; salads and breads on board in the air conditioned saloon. (special diets can be catered for with advance notice)

After you have eaten you still have plenty of time at this fantastic location to snorkel around the boat and for the more adventurous try your hand at a drift snorkel tour with a marine interpreter who will take you along the stunning Wonder Wall in a dingy to the very outer edge of the wall where you jump over board and drift snorkel back to the boat under the supervision of the very experienced crew.

Dive & Snorkel Tours Cairns - Introductory And Certified Scuba Diving

This is definitely the Cairns reef trip to try your hand at scuba diving for the first time as we pride ourselves on your enjoyment and safety whilst diving the reef so if it is your first time we offer a guaranteed 1 dive master to 3 guests but mostly 1:2 and sometimes even 1:1 for those guests that are really not so sure.

Most of the other Great Barrier Reef tour boats offer a 1:4 ratio for their guests to learn to dive so we can assure you this is definitely the best boat if you want to try an introductory dive but are very nervous.

The crew will never ever rush you or tea bag you as we like to call it in the industry, they take you along slowly but surely and are proud to show you the depths of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wonder Wall.

Certified divers are assessed and offered a free guide to the most amazing swim throughs and walls maximizing the most pleasure out of their dives then they are set for their day of exploring.

On leaving this magical place the boats crew, serve you fresh tropical fruit to refresh and hydrate you.

Half way back to Cairns they bring out the cheese and biscuits, and you can choose to purchase a refreshing cold drink, glass of wine or icy cold beer to accompany this.

Then if you didn’t think you could fit another thing in just before you dock the crew bring out a selection of delicious cakes.

We offer an extremely personalised reef trip experience, taking low passenger numbers, by the end of the day you will feel like you travelled to the reef with friends.

Our boat is beautifully fitted out in saloon style, exceptionally comfortable, with its sundeck, air-conditioned saloon and shaded areas.

With two separate Great Barrier Reef locations to explore, excellent food and first class service, you just have to have a day out with us on these simply stunning locations.

Cairns Reef Trips - Additional information

Most of the time we visit Upolu Cay first then Wonder Wall however to ensure the best experience at both sites we may start the day at Wonder Wall.

Come and join us on a truly amazing Great Barrier Reef tour tomorrow.

Departs From


Departure Time
  • Check in at Reef Fleet Terminal from 7.15am at Ocean Free + Ocean Freedom desk. Board from 7.30am A Finger No. 5 at the Marlin Marina, Cairns for an 8am departure – coffee, tea and Danish pastries and fresh fruit served on boarding.
  • Return approx 4.30pm
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Upolu Cay
  • Wonder Wall
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Tour does not operate on Christmas Day or New Years Day


Approx 1 hour return boat cruises
6 hours at 2 reef sites

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Introductory Scuba Diving
  • Certifed Scuba Diving
  • Soft drinks
  • Alcohol (after snorkelling/scuba diving)
Fitness Level Required



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.

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Money for additional snacks and beverages

Children 4 -14 years

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.

Cancellation Policy:
24 hour cancellation policy with no refund applicable if cancelled within 24 hours of travel.
”No Show” on the day will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
No cancellation fee applies when passengers re-scheduling with 24hrs or more notification. 

The company reserves the right to cancel the trip due to poor weather conditions or mechanical problems, or to use another vessel or select the sights used.


Cairns Reef Tours | Great Barrier Reef Tours | Cairns Snorkel & Dive Tours

Tour Code: 308

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Pre-book Dive Deals



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

Child: au$190.00
Family: au$809.00

Tour Code: 308



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

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

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