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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns provided by Down Under Cruise & Dive

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
If snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, don’t miss this day trip from Cairns. The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! You’ll visit 2 different locations on the barrier reef for the chance to see tropical marine life in the clear waters. Lunch is included onboard the boat, and you have the option to upgrade to include additional adventures such as introductory or certified scuba diving or a helicopter flight over this UNESCO World Heritage site. Both water sports enthusiasts and novices are welcome. Includes instruction and equipment provided by friendly and professional instructors.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal and climb on board your boat with a maximum capacity of 100 people, including guides. Reach the Great Barrier Reef in just over an hour on one of the fastest boats in the area, letting you spend more time in the water. Visit two prime snorkeling locations on the reef to see its famously diverse marine life. Guides provide instruction and encouragement for nervous snorkelers and help scuba divers with their gear, ensuring that everyone has a positive experience. Those wanting to stay dry can upgrade to the guided semi-submersible tour (payable upon arrival). Spend several hours exploring the reef, including time for a buffet lunch including Australian barbecue, salads, pastas, and seafood. Return to the original departure point at the end of the tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh fish, prawns, steak, variety of salads (veg options available)
  • Cruise onboard the fastest, most luxurious superyacht
  • 5 hours reef time at 2 spectacular outer reef locations
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Up to 3 Introductory or Certified Scuba Dives (if selected)
  • Free lycra/stinger suit hire
  • Glass of wine and a snack on return journey
  • 10-minute Scenic Flight (if selected)
  • Relax in comfort in spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
Exclusions
  • $20 per person admin/fuel levy (to be paid direct prior to travel)
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Check-in is from 7.15am at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns. Please make your way to the Down Under Cruise and Dive counter to check-in. Boat departs 8.00am sharp.
  • All intending divers over the age of 65 years must provide a current Diving Medical certificate.
  • Children aged and under 12 years (introductory) and 10 years (certified divers) are not permitted to participate in onboard diving activities as per Queensland Australian Law.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be in the immediate company of a parent or legal guardian.
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive.
  • Diving within 24 hours before your flight is not permitted. All participants will be required to complete a health/medication questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart & lung conditions etc) and prescribed medications may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor before booking.
  • Due to comfort, weight and balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 130kg will be required to pay an additional fee. Please contact the operator to check first.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • $20 per person admin/fuel levy (to be paid direct prior to travel)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 124 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Arty2 wrote a review Yesterday
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The crew was faultless - Eddie the customer experience manager, Phil the deck manager, and Josh, Dom & Aaron who were the diving instructors made my day at the reef very enjoyable. They were methodical, experienced, and both Phil and Emily are marine biologist so I have learnt a
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Dolly196150 wrote a review Yesterday
Geelong, Australia55 contributions24 helpful votes
Had a great day at the reef. Travelled solo but never felt alone. Enjoyed the guided snorkel tour at both reef sites. Staff were friendly and helpful. It’s a big catamaran. The snorkelling was incredible.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Global Review 2021 wrote a review 14 May
Melbourne, Australia106 contributions39 helpful votes
Very enjoyable, well organised day out at the reef. We visited two separate sites for snorkelling and also did the introductory scuba dive. The crew were all very friendly with several of them being qualified marine biologists as well as dive instructors. The intro dive was a
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Rach wrote a review 14 May
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We really enjoyed our snorkelling trip today. The crew were extremely organised and the systems to make check in and allocation of snorkel gear were smooth and efficient. The equipment was well maintained and good quality. All of the crew were positive and happy. Thank you for a
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Tim K wrote a review 12 May
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Definitely a must-do whenever you are in Cairns! We had such a great snorkelling experience and the reef looked beautiful! Highlights: Well organised; two beautiful reef locations; high concern for the safety of passengers; friendly crew and instructors. We booked the extra
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Date of experience: May 2021
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826tegang
826tegang
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The only way to see the reef
Norman reef was good but Hayman reef was amazing. If you only go on one tour from Cairns this should be it.
Dubbs26
Dubbs26
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Awesome experience
My partner and I opted for the helicopter ride out to the reef , snorkel and cruise home We both found the flig
HDiveRs A
HDiveRs A
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Nice day out
Went out for a day on the reef with my wife, weather wasn’t the best but they warned us prior to use travelcalm. Ba
atravellerBrisbane
atravellerBrisbane
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Day on the Reef
The crew are very professional, helpful & entertaining. The Evolution comfortable in the rough conditions. Lunch m
SRG53
SRG53
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Great reef experience
Nice big boat, comfortable even though it was rough, crew super helpful and enthusiastic... can’t go wrong on the p
auscibo
auscibo
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So glad we chose this tour
From the minute we booked, our experience was positive. The booking was easy and staff professional and helpful. Th
mandysaul
mandysaul
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An amazing trip to the reef
Such an amazing day. Eddie was so welcoming and Shannon took some amazing photos of us. We saw turtles and so many
sebastianvolveras
sebastianvolveras
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The best tour to the coral reef
This was by far one of the most memorable experiences in our honeymoon trip. Down and Under’s professionalism was u
Destination711484
Destination711484
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The whole package..excellent
Fantastic day. Really patient with first time scuba divers. Best 10 min helicopter experience you can have for an
364allisong
364allisong
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An amazing day on the Great Barrier Reef
What a fantastic day!. My family went all out and we snorkelled, dived (intro and accredited divers) and topped it
goricab2016
goricab2016
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Fantastic!
Fantastic day out on the reef with my husband and 3 children aged 5, 7 & 10yo. All gear was supplied including stin
johansebastiang665
johansebastiang665
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Amazing experience
Amazing experience. The crew is really friendly, kind and provide a good atmosphere, safety protocols and guidance
markbC6665VE
markbC6665VE
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Great Day Exploring The Reef
Well organised stress free trip wonderful staff that explained everything the first reef we went snorkelling gett
EvanHarding
EvanHarding
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Up close and personal with turtles...
Amazing day on this tour. Snorkelled with an amazing range of fish and two super friendly turtles. Then took the he
Arkio2303
Arkio2303
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Experience of a lifetime, must do
Amazing experience, staff are on the ball and very friendly, helpful and supportive. The boat is amazing, even with
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  • Duration: 8h 30m
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