Reef Trips in Cairns | Snorkel & Dive Tour| 20 Guests |Reef Daytripper

Tour Code: 239

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Family Deal Save $60
  • One of the most popular reef trips in Cairns is our snorkel & dive tour. A small intimate Great Barrier Reef tour. Great marine life, keep a sharp look out for dolphins, turtles and whales during the months of July to August!
  • Join us on our small intimate sailing tour that caters for only 20 persons providing a really unique and personalised snorkel & dive tour from Cairns. We aim to sail daily to 2 unique outer reef locations. 
  • Dive up to 2 times on the day but be sure to pre-book your scuba dives to avoid missing out! 2nd dive subject to availability on the day. 
  • All snorkel gear provided, and a free guided snorkel tour with our marine naturalists, morning and afternoon tea and buffet lunch. 
  • Our Great Barrier Reef tours permit allows the skipper to choose the best coral reef moorings around Upolu Reef. Each morning we look at the weather and tide conditions to decide the reef locations to give you the best experience

Included In Price

  • Tea/Coffee On Arrival
  • Approx 4 Hours On Upolu Reef
  • All Snorkelling Equipment
  • Free Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Delicious Tropical Buffet Style Lunch
  • Complimentary Fruit Platter, Selection Of Cheeses, Crackers & Wine
  • Extra Assistance & Instruction For Beginners
  • Prescription Masks If Required
  • Floatation vests & swimming noodles
  • Fun & Interesting reef introduction & education
  • Easy access to water
  • Bow nets to relax on
  • Max 20 passengers
  • Dive & snorkel up to 2 reef sites in 1 day (weather permitting)
  • Free dive guide
  • Reef Levy

With only 20 guests and 3 dedicated crew members you'll be sure to experience the ultimate service on our reef trip in Cairns for your snorkel & dive tour. Visit up to 2 outer reef sites on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

This is one of the most sensational value small group reef trips in Cairns that is sailing daily with up to only 20 guests to go snorkelling and scuba diving on the outer sections of the Great Barrier Reef. 

We aim to make your reef trips in Cairns memorable so we take our small group of divers and snorkelers out to 2 of our favourite reef sites. Sometimes due to weather its not possible to visit multiple dive sites but we do our best to ensure you see some magnificent reefs and equally brilliant marine life.     

On boarding our sail boat you will meet your friendly crew and help yourself to some hot tea and coffee. Our boat is 12 metres long and 7.5metres wide offering plenty of room for guests to spread out and relax.

Once our reef trip from Cairns departs the Marlin Marina and all guests settle in for a picturesque 2 hour motor/sail to the reef, take advantage of lazing in the bow nets on the front deck or have a chat with the other guests and crew in the sheltered social seating area around the helm of the vessel. Only 20 Guests on this Reef Trip

During the morning whilst cruising out to the reef you may listen to an introduction presentation of the reef and marine life that you are likely to encounter from the knowledgeable crew or get involved with setting the sails.

Small group reef tour in Cairns Queensland Australia 

Why Are Our Reef Trips From Cairns So Popular?

We are always asked why is our reef tour in Cairns so popular and hard to book. The answer we give is the reasons our guests tell us why they love our dive and snorkel tours.

1.) Our guests rave about the friendliness of our crew

2.) The small number of passengers capped at only 20

3.) The fact that we visit 2 outer Great Barrier Reef locations in one day

4.) The fact the sail boat is a catamaran which makes her stable in all types of conditions

5.) The spa on the deck

6. ) The trampoline on the forward deck for relaxing

7.) The fact you can both enjoy both diving and snorkeling on this Cairns reef tour  

Check in directly on board the boat on D finger Marlin Marina Cairns at 7.45am for an 8am departure, returning back to Cairns approx. 4.45pm - 5pm. A great value reef trip for those looking for a small group tour for a more intimate day on the Great Barrier Reef. 

See more Great Barrier Reef tours here.

Reef Trips in Cairns - Snorkel & Dive Tour - In Water Activities

With up to 4 hours you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the in-water activities. Enjoy snorkelling or try scuba diving with your on board dive instructor.

Snorkelling:  don your complimentary snorkel equipment and slide off the easy access back platform to explore the sheltered coral reefs.

Floatation devices such as vests and noodles are supplied for the non-confident swimmer and a free snorkel tour is available for those requiring some assistance or interested in learning about the marine life.

Scuba Diving: Each day we limit the scuba diving to 2 groups of 4, this ensures that new divers do not feel rushed whilst learning some basic dive skills and the actual underwater tours are not time limited.

This allows the dive to continue till it’s time to resurface with 50bar of air in the tank adhering to the safe diving practices. Certified scuba divers are also invited to dive and as spaces are limited you will need to pre-book.

Meals on Board

Lunch and afternoon tea is provided during your day aboard our reef boat. It is recommended to have breakfast before travel as it is an early morning departure or bring some extra snacks if you like to nibble in between meals.

The vessel is BYO alcoholic drinks (only to be consumed after in-water activities) and cold water is available throughout the day. Soft drinks and chocolate bars are available for purchase on board.

Lunch: enjoy a picnic style lunch on board whilst the crew transfers the boat to destination number 2 (weather dependant). Help yourself to a delicious selection of cold meat platters including chicken pieces, 3 large salads and fresh bread/rolls.

Afternoon Tea: on the way home the crew will offer a complimentary glass of, tropical fruit and a cheese and crackers platter.

Would you like to charter this yacht for your group or family for private Great Barrier Reef tours from Cairns?

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
  • French
  • German
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Check in is at 'D' Finger at the Marlin Marina at 7:30am for a 7:45am departure
  • Return to Cairns Marlin Marina approximately 4.30pm approx.
Departure Instructions

We can organise return transfers from your accommodation or please make your way to Marlin Marina, Cairns for boarding on boat

Pickup Locations


  • Transfers can be arranged at the time of booking.
  • Transfers payable on board
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Upolu Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Does not operate Christmas Day


2 hours sailing each way
4 hours at Upolu Reef

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Scuba diving introductory and certified, limited availability
  • Return Accommodation Transfers: Cairns city $20 per person, Northern Beaches $35
  • Wet/Lycra Suits
  • Camera Hire
  • Soft Drinks & Chocolates
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.

Sun protection, towels, swimwear, camera, money for on board purchases, dive certification and travel voucher

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Fay C

Reviewed on October 03, 2016

This was a great day. The first reef we stopped at was fantastic plenty to see. Unfortunately the second reef we stopped at the current was to strong. Most people came back to the boat early. Under these circumstances the crew did a good job in making us feel safe.

Child price applies to children under 14

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

  • 24 hours cancellation notice is required for groups of 4 persons or less without charge.
  • For groups exceeding 4 persons, 48 hours notice is required without charge. 
  • For groups of 7 + persons, 7 days cancellation is required.
  • Tour & prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving.
  • Please read the medical questionnaire for Resort Diving.
  • If you find you have any of the medical conditions listed and you answer yes to any question, a dive medical complying with current Queensland standards should be arranged at the earliest convenience.

Reef Trips in Cairns | Snorkel & Dive Tour| 20 Guests |Reef Daytripper

Tour Code: 239

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Family Deal Save $60



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

Child: au$180.00
Family: au$740.00

Tour Code: 239



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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