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Full-Day Cruise at Great Barrier Reef with Chef Lunch and Snorkeling

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    Explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef, snorkel, and savor a gourmet lunch with wine, discovering its spectacular beauty from Cairns.


    • Embark on a guided journey to the outer Great Barrier Reef, with 2 exclusive snorkeling stops, 5 hours of aquatic fun, and a special BBQ lunch.

    • Travel in comfort and style aboard a luxurious reef vessel, Evolution, towards the mooring locations, ensuring less travel time and more time to revel in this natural wonder.

    • Stop at either Saxon or Norman Reef and dive into the waters to discover the underwater world filled with multi-colored fish and corals with the help of the crew onboard.

    • Savor a delectable BBQ lunch with vegetarian options before heading to North Hastings Reef, where you can either snorkel or explore the Great Barrier Reef from above (additional cost).

    • Fun fact: The story goes that in 350 BC, Aristotle watched an elephant use its truck to breathe while swimming and that is how the idea for snorkeling came to be!


    • Full-day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef

    • Guides/captains

    • 2 outer reef site visits

    • 5 hours of reef time to snorkel

    • Diving course (optional)

    • Snorkel masks

    • Chef-prepared BBQ lunch (allergies catered for on request)

    • Tea and coffee

    • 1 glass of wine

    • Light snack


    • Admin/fuel levy

    • Semi-submersible tour

    • Underwater camera hire

    • Lycra sun-suits

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

    Embark on a journey like no other as you set sail to the true outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the planet's most astounding natural wonders. Throughout your journey, knowledgeable staff will guide you, offering insights into the reef's unique ecosystem and ensuring your safety while providing a fun-filled experience. Feel free to upgrade your experience to the certified divers course for a wholesome tour.

    Your day begins on board the most luxurious reef vessel in all of Australia, Evolution, ensuring not only comfort but also a swift journey, minimizing travel time to increase your time exploring the reef. As you sail, you will make 2 exclusive stops at carefully selected mooring locations, granting you over 5 hours to immerse yourself in the underwater paradise. Dive into the crystal-clear waters at either Saxon or Norman Reef to snorkel, where equipment and lessons will be provided to cater to both novices and experienced snorkelers. Witness the vibrant marine life, colorful coral formations, and the sheer beauty of the Great Barrier Reef up close.

    A delightful BBQ lunch awaits you on board, complete with vegetarian options, to make sure you are recharged and ready for the second half of your adventure. Make your next stop at North Hastings Reef, where you can snorkel or dive again. If you don't wish to get underwater, you can explore the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef from above with a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight or from below on a semi-submersible tour (additional costs apply). To top off this extraordinary adventure, indulge in a glass of wine and a light snack, while you take in the breathtaking scenery on your return journey.

    Important Information

    • This activity is dependent on the weather.

    • All divers are required to complete an onboard medical questionnaire.

    • Divers over 65 must have medical clearance from a physician confirming they are fit to dive. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and any prescription medications will require a letter or email from a doctor clearing you to dive. This clearance must state your full name, the doctor's name, and practice, and the clearance to dive for the specific medications/condition.

    • Special dietary requirements should be confirmed directly with the activity provider.

    • Bring along your, sunglasses, sunscreen, change of clothes, towel, and swimwear.


    • The experience is restricted for guests aged 12 and under.

    • Note that the following is not allowed during this experience: large bags.

    • Diving within 24 hours before your flight is not permitted.

    • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

    • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

    • This experience offers hotel transfers, in case the participants do not wish to opt for hotel transfers they can reach the meeting point mentioned below.

    Hotel Transfers

    • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs in Cairns.

    • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

    • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

    • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

    Meeting Point (If not opted for Hotel transfers)

    • Meet your guide at Reef Fleet Terminal.

    • Address: Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

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