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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran provided by Passions of Paradise Reef Tour

Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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from ₱6,820.51 per adult
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from ₱6,820.51 per adult
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Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
All passengers will be required to complete a COVID 19 screening declaration prior to boarding. In accordance with the Queensland Government Covid Safe Plan passengers contact details will be collected and stored for the purpose of contact tracing for a maximum of 56 days.
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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Experiencing the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef can be a challenge if you’re on a budget, so this tour offers the flexibility and affordability to choose only the activities you want. Cruise out from Cairns, stopping at two different locations, and opt for a guided or self-guided snorkeling excursion, try an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy a thrilling dive for certified divers only.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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
Unforgettable views and experience of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef
Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
Multiple tour options for snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
Great value: morning tea, lunch, and all equipment are included
What to expect
Make your own way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, meet your captain and crew, and hop aboard your luxurious catamaran. As you set sail, gaze out across the Coral Sea and tuck into tasty muffins and tea or coffee. During the journey, the crew will review basic snorkeling techniques and help you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive. Arrive at the first stop and, depending on your chosen activity, either head down to the snorkel platforms for easy access to the water or join your scuba instructor for your introductory or certified dive. Guided snorkel excursions are available for beginners or less-confident snorkelers, while dive masters accompany small groups of no more than six people. After working up an appetite in the water, relax on deck while lunch the onboard chef prepares lunch. Then feast on a delicious buffet of hot and cold dishes, including vegetarian options and plenty of salads, fresh fruits, and bread. Cold drinks are available for purchase. Continue to the second dive site, where you’ll have another chance to snorkel or dive. As you explore the vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef, look out for exotic marine life such as parrotfish, puffer fish, or clown fish. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a reef shark or sea turtle. If you have any questions about your sightings, all will be answered during a special marine life presentation once you’re back onboard.  After a full day at sea, set sail for Cairns, where your tour ends back at the cruise terminal.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20609P1
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
A stylish fast modern catamaran visiting two exclusive outer reef locations • Morning tea/coffee & mini muffins • Hot and cold chef prepared buffet lunch • Afternoon tea/coffee, fresh fruit, cheese & crackers • Complimentary Snorkel tour and tuition • Use of Snorkelling equipment • A marine naturalist presentation • All marine park fees and levies • Winter Wet Suits or Summer Sun Suits • Prescription Masks • $20 p/p levy included in price - Only $10 charged until June 30th 2021
Exclusions
Underwater Camera hire: AU$60 with an 8GB micro SD card or AU$40 with your own card • Soft drinks and alcohol available at the bar (cash and credit cards accepted) • Return transfers; Cairns City $18p/p. Cairns Northern Beaches $25p/p - Must be booked in advance • Carbon offset - Offset your carbon foot print for only $1p/p
Duration
9h
Departure details
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Please check in at the Passions of Paradise desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal at 1 Spence Street Cairns. Hotel transfers are available at an additional cost. Please contact us directly to arrange.
Inclusions
A stylish fast modern catamaran visiting two exclusive outer reef locations • Morning tea/coffee & mini muffins • Hot and cold chef prepared buffet lunch • Afternoon tea/coffee, fresh fruit, cheese & crackers • Complimentary Snorkel tour and tuition • Use of Snorkelling equipment • A marine naturalist presentation • All marine park fees and levies • Winter Wet Suits or Summer Sun Suits • Prescription Masks • $20 p/p levy included in price - Only $10 charged until June 30th 2021
Exclusions
Underwater Camera hire: AU$60 with an 8GB micro SD card or AU$40 with your own card • Soft drinks and alcohol available at the bar (cash and credit cards accepted) • Return transfers; Cairns City $18p/p. Cairns Northern Beaches $25p/p - Must be booked in advance • Carbon offset - Offset your carbon foot print for only $1p/p
Departure details
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Please check in at the Passions of Paradise desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal at 1 Spence Street Cairns. Hotel transfers are available at an additional cost. Please contact us directly to arrange.
Duration
9h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please bring swim wear, towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!
Check in will commence at 7.00am at the Reef Fleet Terminal for an 8am departure
Please note: prescription medication and certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Please contact us directly to discuss your suitability for diving.
The minimum age for scuba diving in Queensland is 12 years
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
Scuba Diving in Queensland; prescription medication and certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
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 68 travelers
Popular mentions

5.0
972 reviews
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Amy-Lee L
5 contributions
Amazing customer service and experience
Apr 2021 • Couples
Absolutely would recommend booking with passions of paradise to explore the Great Barrier Reef! Super friendly staff who make the day fun and relaxed whilst a great learning experience! Up close snorkel around the Great Barrier Reef was incredible, such a variety of bright coloured fish and interesting coral reefs Amazing lunch provided on board as well 👍🏼
Written 16 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Martin C
3 contributions
Great day on the reef with teens!
We had a great day out. Very professional crew made us feel very safe and welcome. Kirsty's reef presentation was very informative. Reef was amazing - so good to finally get to see it first hand. Thanks to all the team!
Written 15 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hicks family
2 contributions
Fantastic Day out on the reef!
Apr 2021 • Family
We chose passions of paradise because we wanted a different experience that we have had on a faster and bigger boat. This was our third trip to the reef. And this trip was amazing! Hands down it’s the best tour we have been on. Everything was fantastic from the friendly crew, catamaran, reef sites visited, equipment, lunch and the beautiful fudge on the trip home made by the ships chef! In Particular, Simon and phoebe were fabulous! Thanks guys for making our trip so enjoyable. Totally recommended !
Written 14 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mark
1 contribution
Great day on the reef Sunday April 11th
Apr 2021
We chose Passions of Paradise for a reef trip we took as it had a good name with the locals, tended to avoid the 'cattle trucks' taking huge volumes of people on the larger vessels and had good reviews on trip advisor. We were very pleased we did and had a great day out. The staff were great - Russell did a great marine talk on the way back which managed to capture the attention of our teenage son from his phone for over 30 minutes (unbelievable right). Being former locals ourselves we thinking it would be hard to top our memories of the reef from many years ago and this trip did just that. Also food was great, good mellow tunes on the trip in and back and the skipper was more than happy to chat on the trip out if you approached him and explain where we going, the prevailing wind locations and best reef to be chosen for the conditions on the day.
Written 14 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laurenmh92
Campbelltown, Australia18 contributions
Excellent day on the reef
Apr 2021 • Couples
The boat ride was to the Great Barrier Reef from cairns on the passions of paradise boat. It was comfortable with 3 varying options for seats, on the top back deck in the sun, inside up the top in the shade but with the wind still blowing through, or down the bottom in the air conditioning. The food served was delicious. The reef sites vary based on conditions, the ones we visited were beautiful, the first site in particular was so clear and shallow enough that you could see everything just by snorkelling, the second site had plenty to see for snorkelers but the scuba divers were able to go much deeper here. The equipment for the swim was well kept. They had a photographer in the water taking high quality photos of people and the scenery. The packages were priced per person to receive digital copies of all scenic photos and photos with that person which was more expensive then we had hoped, particularly for larger groups. There was an alternate option to purchase a single photo for $25 so my partner and I choose this option and got a nice photo of the two of us in front of a reef hill under the water. The staff/crew were friendly and helpful making it a very enjoyable day. We would definitely book with this company again!!
Written 13 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Coral B
Broadwater, Australia9 contributions
Fantastic day
Apr 2021 • Couples
Snorkelling in the clear, clean waters of our awesome reef. Lunch, the food was yummy. Staff, very helpful and fun.
Written 13 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

king_cobra27
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions
Great crew
Either the crew on this boat gets paid very well or they must be getting some 'serotonin booster' in some shape or form. From the check in staff to the crew on board.....they all are fabolous!! We were traveling with a 5 yr old and Russell (hope that's correct), was very patient with him in the water. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't great that day and my son got sea sick but their crew was very very helpful. The only reason why i couldn't give a 5 was because of the chalky risotto. Otherwise, a great experience thanks to a GREAT crew.
Written 13 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tay_13738
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
Perfect Passions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Fantastic trip! The highlight was the friendly staff. The snorkeling spots were great and we had good weather. Love that it is a local company. Thanks Passions!
Written 12 April 2021
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Puddin65
Newcastle, Australia118 contributions
A passionate crew with so much knowledge
What made this a perfect day out? - an educated crew, dedicated to protecting the reef - great snorkeling/diving spots (are there bad ones?) - delicious lunch, drinks, dessert etc - plenty of space onboard (keeping in mind we went on a FULL boat during school holidays and it still felt spacious) - a full day out with 90 minutes at each snorkeling site We met a lovely family during the day out, and we all agreed this was a perfectly organized trip. Not too crowded, and really informative about the ins and outs of how to get the most out of the day and why it’s critical to protect the reef.
Written 11 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Matthew B
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
Perfect Family tour with Passions and Paradise
Apr 2021
I loved the Snorkeling and going on the boat and you can see lots of amazing things e.g. White tip shark (not dangerous), Turtle, Trumpet fish, Parrot fish, giant clams, amazing coral and Sweetlips. There was also very friendly and funny staff who gave lots of help and tips. The food was delicious and there was three courses morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
Written 11 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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34piperd
34piperd
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Went over and above
We had the best time with Passions on our snorkel and dive trip. We put a lot of research into who we wanted to use
stanciucui2015
stanciucui2015
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Excellent reef tour
Excellent trip to the Great Barrier Reef. The crew was amazing and extremely professional. Russel looked after us w
Hilda R
Hilda R
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AMAZING
Passions of Paradise is the boat you want use for your trip to the Reef It’s spacious and even with 90 people on b
aussiewanderer73a
aussiewanderer73a
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Best of a big bunch
Just got in from a great day with the team at Passions of Paradise. The vessel Passion III was perfect for the trip
Novocastrian_Ash
Novocastrian_Ash
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A lovey day on the reef
My husband and I cruised yesterday. I hadn’t been to the reef in 25+ years, and it was his first time. We enjoyed
scubaislife79
scubaislife79
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Amazing Day!! Must do it.
This is the kind of day trip that I’d pay for time and time again. This trip runs like a tour should. The crew wer
crispies_12
crispies_12
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The Best Reef Tour with awesome crew
The best reef trip ever! From the girls at checkin to the crew on board. All were very welcoming and friendly. Thei
chappamon
chappamon
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Highly Recommended
Wow, what a highlight for our short trip to Cairns! I can honestly say that these guys are the benchmark for custom
niallerk94
niallerk94
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First scuba dive
The best day out ever on Passions of Paradise! It was such a memorable day out to the GBR with plenty of time to sc
jasong942
jasong942
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Great Trip
Had a great time, the boat was good and had plenty of room, the crew were excellent, there was plenty of food for l
_shetravels456
_shetravels456
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Amazing reef tour!
Very clean boat with tea and coffee upon arrival. It is more expensive than some tours, however, from looking at th
MelbourneSeeTheWorld
MelbourneSeeTheWorld
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Great experience
When you visit this area, particularly if it is your first experience of going to the reef I would highly recommend
charlottebl112
charlottebl112
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Exceptional service
Could not fault the experience from the Passions of Paradise crew - friendly, very helpful but also let you do your
rogera906
rogera906
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Must Do....
This tour is a must do whilst in Cairns, this full day trip takes you 50ks off shore to the reef on this awesome ve
Steve6192
Steve6192
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Brilliant day on the Reef
A Smaller operation but that only makes it better. Great Crew, great food, scuba, snorkel and some cold beers! Life
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