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Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
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Tour snapshot
Dive and/or snorkel three Great Barrier Reef sites on a 1-day cruise
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
90
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    90
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discover the iconic Great Barrier Reef aboard a 95-foot (29-meter) catamaran. Choose to snorkel, try an introductory dive, or join other certified divers—perfect for groups with a mixture of divers and non-divers. Visit three separate sites, such as Flynn Reef, Thetford Reef, and Milln Reef, with the chance to snorkel or dive at every stop. Your day includes guiding, gear (excluding wetsuits), buffet lunch, plus morning and afternoon tea.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See coral, anemones, tropical fish—and maybe even sea turtles
  • Soak up the rays on a spacious boat with bathrooms and freshwater showers
  • Stay fueled and hydrated with a hearty lunch plus morning and afternoon tea
What to expect
  • Customize your full-day Great Barrier Reef adventure to suit your style and preference, whether you’re an experienced diver or a novice. On the morning of your tour, make your way to Marlin Wharf in Cairns and climb aboard a luxurious 95-foot (29-meter) catamaran equipped with restrooms, fresh-water showers, and spacious sun decks. Head out into the Coral Sea and enjoy the aquatic landscape on the ride to the first of three dive sites, which may include Flynn Reef, Thetford, and Milln. At booking, choose how you’d like to explore the reef. Slip on a snorkeling mask and fins if you prefer to stay near the surface, or go deeper with a scuba dive. Beginning divers can take one of two introductory dives, and experienced divers can complete up to three certified dives throughout the day.  All equipment is provided, and guides are on hand to provide instruction and ensure your safety. Whatever you choose, expect to spend ample time in the water observing the reef’s famous marine life including coral formations, tropical fish, anemones, and sea turtles. In between dives, recharge with morning and afternoon tea breaks and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch midday. Purchase a drink from the full onboard bar if you like, and soak up the tropical sun on the return trip to Cairns, where your tour concludes in the afternoon. Note: Book early to secure your spot, and enjoy a flexible reservations policy that allows you to change the date of your tour at no additional charge once you arrive in Cairns.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See coral, anemones, tropical fish—and maybe even sea turtles
  • Soak up the rays on a spacious boat with bathrooms and freshwater showers
  • Stay fueled and hydrated with a hearty lunch plus morning and afternoon tea
What to expect
  • Customize your full-day Great Barrier Reef adventure to suit your style and preference, whether you’re an experienced diver or a novice. On the morning of your tour, make your way to Marlin Wharf in Cairns and climb aboard a luxurious 95-foot (29-meter) catamaran equipped with restrooms, fresh-water showers, and spacious sun decks. Head out into the Coral Sea and enjoy the aquatic landscape on the ride to the first of three dive sites, which may include Flynn Reef, Thetford, and Milln. At booking, choose how you’d like to explore the reef. Slip on a snorkeling mask and fins if you prefer to stay near the surface, or go deeper with a scuba dive. Beginning divers can take one of two introductory dives, and experienced divers can complete up to three certified dives throughout the day.  All equipment is provided, and guides are on hand to provide instruction and ensure your safety. Whatever you choose, expect to spend ample time in the water observing the reef’s famous marine life including coral formations, tropical fish, anemones, and sea turtles. In between dives, recharge with morning and afternoon tea breaks and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch midday. Purchase a drink from the full onboard bar if you like, and soak up the tropical sun on the return trip to Cairns, where your tour concludes in the afternoon. Note: Book early to secure your spot, and enjoy a flexible reservations policy that allows you to change the date of your tour at no additional charge once you arrive in Cairns.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2845_QSMTEXCNS
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of dive equipment (if option selected)
  • Snorkel tour with reef guide
  • Use of Prescription masks
  • Choice of snorkeling, introductory or certified diving (option selected at time of booking)
  • Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
  • Entry/Admission - Silverswift Dive & Snorkel
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Wet suit hire for snorkelers (approximately AUD $12.00)
  • Optional activities (if options not selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years however some people may require a doctor’s certificate
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • After a single scuba dive a wait of 12 hours is recommended before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater. If doing multiple dives an interval of 24 hours is suggested.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
Inclusions
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of dive equipment (if option selected)
  • Snorkel tour with reef guide
  • Use of Prescription masks
  • Choice of snorkeling, introductory or certified diving (option selected at time of booking)
  • Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
  • Entry/Admission - Silverswift Dive & Snorkel
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Wet suit hire for snorkelers (approximately AUD $12.00)
  • Optional activities (if options not selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years however some people may require a doctor’s certificate
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • After a single scuba dive a wait of 12 hours is recommended before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater. If doing multiple dives an interval of 24 hours is suggested.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Dec 2021
A note from Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
It will be a requirement that proof of vaccination must be shown for all customers 16 years and older. At vessel boarding passengers must check-in by using the QLD app or show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination printed copy certificate.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    See address & details
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    Silverswift Dive & Snorkel
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
    Snorkel or dive at some of the best known dive sites off Cairns such as Flynn, Milln and Thetford reefs for their abundance of marine life. The sites offer excellent wall dives, swim-throughs and overhangs, great for both novice and experienced divers. you can expect to see an abundance of fish species, hard corals such as staghorn, table, plate and boulder coral, and many species of soft corals. Your day begins as you board the boat at Marlin Wharf. The ultra modern 29 meter catamaran will be your base for the day. Throughout the day you'll visit three different locations which may include Thetford, Milln and Flynn Reef. Each stop showcases a different aspect of the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. At each site you have the choice to snorkel, dive or a combination of both. If you have never tried scuba diving you can choose to do one or two introductory dives, or you may prefer to stick to snorkeling and explore all three sites from the surface. A crew member will take those interested on a guided snorkel tour at one of the reef locations. Certified divers can choose to partake in up to three certified dives. Whatever you choose, your Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise includes up to five hours in the water. The friendly crew will be happy to answer any questions you have throughout the day. The boat features full bar facilities, fresh water showers and expansive sun-decks overlooking the Coral Sea. A tropical buffet lunch will be served between sites, along with morning and afternoon tea. We recommend you book this reef trip on your first full available day. You then have the opportunity to be flexible and change your travel date if you wish. Your booking can be changed at no additional cost directly with the operator once you are in Cairns. Prebook and secure your booking, but relax in knowing you can make amendments at no charge.
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Third Culture K
Sydney, Australia74 contributions
I’ve been on many tours out of cairns, this one is better quality, smoother boat ride, better locations, more knowledgeable and caring crew, and great food.
If you’re debating this or Evolution book this one - it’s so much better ( I did them a day apart from each other). They really care for the reef and environment whist being relaxed and letting you explore
Written 4 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brett C
Mount Nathan, Australia78 contributions
Had the most wonder experience today .
Wife wife and I are very experienced divers and found the whole crew to be incredible.
Written 2 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ckwong
Nunawading, Australia20 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
What a wonderful way to start our journey!

We booked through the Tripadvisor website based on the reviews.

We are a family of 4 (2A and 2C) and found the price reasonable as it covered snorkeling over 3 different sites, equipment, transport and lunch/morning and afternoon tea.

The great thing about this was it wasn’t in a large group (70 inc crew). We didn’t get any seats inside as we were one of the last to arrive before departure time, so we opted to sit outside instead. Bear in mind that it can get hot (in the sun) or wet (in the rain). Otherwise, arrive early (1/2 he before departure time) and get yourself upper deck a/c seats.

The standout for the trip are the crew members who were ALL outstanding in helping people regardless of their swimming level (no experience to advanced). Shout out to Jun-san who saved me any my boy as we were swept by strong currents adrift and we’re struggling to pedal back. He was so obliging and invited us to continue snorkeling as he would gladly pick us up on his motorboat which was part of the catamaran crew. There was also someone on the top deck continually monitoring everyone and everything. We felt so safe under their watchful eye.

Lunch was a generous spread of salads with a hot food option but I didn’t eat much as I didn’t want to get seasick and I wanted to maximise my time in the water.

Regarding the corals, we didn’t go with high expectations and were pleasantly surprised with the underwater wildlife and corals.

We did not go scuba diving but perhaps on our next trip, we will definitely choose them as they are fun, safe and supportive.

Don’t hesitate with going with Silverswift if you primarily want to snorkel/dive with a safe, friendly team at a great price. Top class and top recommendation for them! Well done!
Written 29 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Becky J
Poole, UK17 contributions
Oct 2021
Beware when booking - this company can't decide if they are sailing or not and really messed us around. They have a high minimum number (around 24 ish) and if they don't meet that number they don't sail. We booked a whole 2 week trip around this tour which was subsequently cancelled by the company. We were moved to another boat in another town and had to rearrange our trip around this. This cost us money and so we were pretty angry when they ran the original tour anyway. I'm sure its a fun trip but beware when booking.
Written 12 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

VinNewcastle
Newcastle, Australia1,790 contributions
Had a flawless day out diving and snorkelling the reef out of Cairns. Professional staff cater for all skills levels and experience, great food!, and comfortable vessel.

Don’t come to Cairns without visiting the reef. Even snorkelling out there is often sensory overload.
Written 29 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maree774
Melbourne, Australia90 contributions
We had three snorkels at different locations within Flynn Reef. Each was a little different. Whilst the coral was patchy there were loads of fish to see. We also saw turtles, giant clams and reef sharks. We also spotted a pod of dolphins off in the distance. The boat isn't as large as some of the others but was very comfortable, although there wasn't a lot of seating outdoors. Everything was well managed and the food was good and plentiful. There are fresh water showers & change rooms, both of which were handy to have.
Written 16 July 2021
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Angela
Nhulunbuy, Australia12 contributions
Friendly staff with good senses of humour and experienced divers. Thanks Paul in particular for helping get me in the water.
Written 26 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rianda26
Malua Bay, Australia75 contributions
Jun 2021
We had a great day out, staff great and plenty to each and drink. On time and plenty of informing and guidelines while on boat. All equipment excellent and clean ship and enough room for sitting etc. my only issue was it was difficult to hear instructions, especially out the back, l have perfect hearing and struggled to hear what was being said, so l think either a video or loudspeaker especially if you are standing at the back, even inside his voice was low at times and was not able to be heard. This can be dangerous or cause issues with some people. The first stop was not as good as hoped as not a lot of fish or interesting sea coral etc. third snorkel was the best and though choppy was so interesting and full of different fish, take two towels and easy change of clothes for in between dives as you have to sit for lunch and not in wet clothes.staff were wonderful
Written 24 June 2021
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Kate221177
Brisbane, Australia39 contributions
Excellent day out on the outer reef. It was rough getting out there so I was glad the entire family took sea sickness tablets beforehand. But once we arrived, the conditions were calm being surrounded by the Barrier Reef. There was 11 of us in total including 5 children. We all had a fantastic day. 3 of us dived, lovely coral and fish, turtles and a reef shark to see at the 3 dive sites. The rest of the group snorkeled and it was still excellent with lovely fish and coral to see. Lots of food and drinks served so there was no need to bring anything except a towel and swimmers!
Written 23 June 2021
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Beckyshae
24 contributions
Absolutely loved our experience with these guys, everyone was supper friendly and ensured the safety of everyone. We took our 9yr old neice and she was treated wonderfully. The reefs were breathtaking and we saw so much. Lunch was great, it was a meat curry, rice, vegetarian hot dish and then there were cold meats, salads, fruits as well as cakes for morning and afternoon tea. We cannot recommend these guys enough!!!
Written 20 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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833gustavob
833gustavob
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Cancellation because they just decided too
I came to Cairns and choose this boat to go and meet the great barrier. Just 20 hours before the boat was supposed
crockery
crockery
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Certified diver day tour
You pay a basic price for the day trip, and then add the price for one, two or three dives, depending upon how many
hvent123
hvent123
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Excellent diving on Flynn Reef!
Had a great day doing 3 certified dives with our dive master DJ on the Silverswift. The reef had an abundance of fi
maocsek
maocsek
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All the time Underwater
Very great day out as certified divers. Wasn’t too crowded and the groups were very well organized into different s
stuartd308
stuartd308
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One of the Great Wonders of the world!
My wife and I did this trip in early December and had an absolute great day. We chose the snorkelling option but wo
Jennycwitt
Jennycwitt
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Professional Excellent
My husband and I had a 5* day with Ty and the team. They were the height of professionalism, I felt very safe and w
fw93
fw93
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Very well organised day
From check in, to snorkel/dive briefings, to lunch and subsequently the ride back home, it was a great trip. We had
cyt0813
cyt0813
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Had a good day at the sea!
With friends for the day. I did 3 certified dives and my friends 2 intro dives Great day and very intense but organ
malcolmb963
malcolmb963
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Amazing
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Silverswift. Admittedly we had pristine weather and that will not always be the
AbbieR2512
AbbieR2512
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The BEST day diving
From the minute we booked the trip the customer service as amazing. With a food allergy we emailed them and were se
Soycape
Soycape
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Great day in the reef
We booked the discovery dive trip with my husband as none had done diving before. In the first hour sailing they do
Linda R
Linda R
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Fantastic time
Loved this tour. We went to 3 different Great Barrier Reef sites. No shortage of crew members for help and instruct
fran389
fran389
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A great day's diving
From the minute we arrived at the marina the crew were helpful, and very friendly. The dive set up is excellent, th
KarenL511
KarenL511
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Decent Trip to the Outer Reef
We took the trip with Silverswift after researching best trips out of Cairns. The crew was great, very funny and w
CarolM157
CarolM157
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Great snorkeling experience
Just returned from an excellent day out on the reef. The staff were friendly, helpful and informative. We had Mex l
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