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Great Barrier Reef Adventure Cruise

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5 hrs 20 mins

Channel through the crystal-clear waters of the Outer Great Barrier Reef on an all-inclusive adventure cruise. Underwater surprises galore!


  • Appreciate the beauty and magnitude of one of the world’s most stunning natural wonder
  • With activities filled to the brim, you are guaranteed a fun-filled, ever-engaging experience
  • Benefit from round-trip rides on comfortable catamarans, adding to the convenience of your trip
  • With amazing snorkeling and diving opportunities, you will easily get acquainted with the marine life
  • Enjoy coral viewing tours in the semi-submarine and informative talks in the underwater observatory
  • Upgrade to include a heli-ride to your experience for great bird’s eye views of the Great Barrier Reef


  • Round-trip fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea/coffee with tea cake selection
  • 3 hrs at Outer Reef Activity Platform
  • Snorkeling equipment, buoyancy vests, lycra/stinger suit
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch
  • Reef education presentation
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing & Underwater Observatory
  • 10-min helicopter ride (Optional)


  • Hotel transfers

strict cancellation policy

Cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled

your experience

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef with this adventure cruise. With a variety of surprises on your itinerary, you’re in for a real treat down under! Snorkel, dive, relax on the sundeck, explore the underwater observatory, and cruise in a semi-submarine, all in one afternoon. Board a catamaran and set sail from Cairn, towards the Outer Great Barrier Reef to discover the vibrant marine life underwater.

Throw on your snorkeling gear and dive in; explore the reef and see marine life going about their daily duties in front of you. A way to explore the vibrant reef without getting wet is through the semi submarine. A semi-submersible coral viewing tour lets you in on facts about the Great Barrier Reef. Meander through beautiful coral gardens to experience life below the surface. The underwater observatory shows you corals, giant clams, and a myriad of colorful fish with in-depth views and talks about the vibrant marine life.

10 Minute Helicopter Flight: OPTIONAL

When you’ve had enough sightseeing from under the surface, take to the clear skies for greater views of the Great Barrier Reef. The exhilarating bird’s eye view of the reef lets you appreciate the sheer magnitude and beauty of one of the world’s many fascinating natural wonders!

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Ticket Information

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise + 10 Min Heli Flight

Important Information

  • If you book the 10min Heli flight ticket option, a minimum of 2 passengers is required per aircraft
  • Max passenger weight for a single seat is 110kg
  • Large, stable fast catamarans provide very good sea keeping even in rougher ocean conditions
  • We recommend you bring your own towels
  • Life jackets are onboard for emergency use only, however, flotation/buoyancy vests are available for use whilst swimming or snorkeling
  • Lycra suit hire for adults are children is available, these suits offer protection from the sun and reduce the possibility of stings and irritations from marine stingers that can frequent tropical waters seasonally
  • Cold drinking water is freely available onboard the vessel
  • This experience is wheelchair, pram & stroller accessible
  • We recommend children are supervised and accompanied by a responsible adult at all times
  • Due to government regulations and comfort of all passengers, smoking is not permitted onboard any of our vessels
  • The warm waters of Tropical North Queensland range in temperature from 22-29 Celsius (75-85 Fahrenheit) and make for year-round comfort for water activities


  • Depart from Cairns at 10:30 AM
  • Arrive back at Cairns at 5:30 PM

What To Bring

  • Swimwear & beach towel
  • Hat, sunscreen & comfortable shoes
  • Money for drinks, souvenirs & optional activities

Discounted Tickets

Infants aged 3yrs and below go free. Ages 4-14yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID while boarding
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification

Check-In Point

  • Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter
  • Address: Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

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Getting There

  • The closest bus stop is Cairns City Bus Station Platform 2, a 10-min walk to the check-in point
  • Buses 110, 110N, 111, 113, 120, 120N and more will bring you here


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