Water Sports in Cairns

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Water Sports in Cairns

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  • Jack C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booking the private dive with Kiki was a highlight of our time in Australia! The 40-minute dive was unforgettable, and the top-quality BBQ food was a delightful bonus. After 6 weeks of exploring, this tour stands out as the best we've experienced. The staff and day's itinerary were truly exceptional. Thank you for an incredible day!
    Written March 28, 2024
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  • Kenny O
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    excellent , once in a lifetime , thank you, Boat , crew , skipper , food , all 100% , dive for beginners - safe , thank you jan and crew and kids
    Written January 11, 2024
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  • Narelle R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recently went on the Three Day Liveaboard dive experience with Prodive Cairns, it was an amazing experience. From my first enquiry the team answered all my (many) questions with prompt professionalism. On board Dive Master Ashton provided excellent briefings, and was fun and approachable. I learnt so much about diving, the sea life and the reef in general. The food was exceptional (there was an exceptional variety of healthy food to fuel our dives) and all the instructors were professional and knew an exceptional amount about diving on the reef. As an anxious person I was never made to feel a burden and safety was paramount. Would go again and would recommend to everyone!
    Written April 13, 2024
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  • Jessica D
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing time on the reef - the staff were incredible, Andy especially - who’s Snorkel Safari was so detailed and made the whole experience extra special! The lunch was great, the food generally was delicious & after trying a couple of Reef tours - I have to say this was by far the best!
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • Rebecca
    Sydney, Australia118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super fun half day activity! Great to do something different. Well organised, it was pouring so made changing etc tricky but still had a ball and a great way to travel down the river in beautiful landscape! Tip - take your own camera in a water pouch as crew don’t have much time to take photos.
    Written January 19, 2024
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  • Céline B
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day on the water even if you don't see any crocs! The jetski tour takes us through little creek through the mangroves, and that in itself is so much fun. Our tour guide Kye was very knowledgeable and experienced and knew all the crocs by name, so we had all the chances of spotting a croc anyway! We did spot a croc and got some great photos with him that Kye took for us for free and got to see him from very up close! A definite must-do for anyone visiting NQ.
    Written March 21, 2024
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  • Harry Y
    Asheville, NC46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well organized and with a great crew to prepare us for snorkeling. Destination was excellent and variety of coral seemed almost as interesting as the fish and passing turtle. Seeing giant clams was a treat as was the unusual (for me anyway) variety of sea cucumbers. Think we may have been lucky on our trip but do note that I earned later that the water temperature reached perhaps a record high in that time frame which of course is destructive to the exceptional coral. Food service was also fine and the Lycra suit comfortable.
    Written April 19, 2020
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  • travelingnurse07
    Orlando, FL317 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a good choice if, like me, you can't swim but still want to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

    It starts at the port in Cairns. A nice large boat takes you to the platform at the Reef. The waves getting over were ROUGH. If you're a person who gets motion sickness, definitely take dramamine prior to leaving.

    Once we arrived to the Reef platform we boarded the semisubmergible ship. Pretty cool to see the coral and fish. Then back on the platform we had lunch. Hot foods, both dishes had an Indian flare, with rice. Plus veggies, potatoes, peel and eat shrimp, a pasta salad and fruit. Decent. Staff were all courteous.

    We booked the helicopter tour which was a flight back to Cairns over the Great Barrier Reef. It was AMAZING!

    We enjoy our time and would recommend. For those who scuba or snorkel it's perfect. All supplies are supplied or you can bring your own.
    Written September 2, 2023
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  • S.A.
    Florida198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’m so glad we took this tour! The boat is really nice and the captain and her crew were great and very knowledgeable. Loved taking a fast boat instead of spending so much time getting to/from the reef. Highly recommend. Also appreciate that they take photos for you.
    Written January 24, 2020
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  • leocastrophotography
    Gold Coast, Australia100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are new to diving and have never experienced being underwater this is a great experience and worth it. How ever as i dive it was not that good for me but not due to them or the service just not good if you dive. My friend who has never been underwater like that loved it and it was a great experience for them. The staff are great and really make it a fun experience. Well worth it if you are not keen on diving straight up.
    Written April 25, 2021
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  • Shelique Y
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peter is great! Excellent service, very clean and quality equipment at a reasonable price. We stayed in Palm Cove, Peter brought the gear to our reception (but would have met us pretty much anywhere) and gave some very helpful hints about tides and the fish types in the area. Everything was supplied: rod, hand line, tackle, chair, chopping boards, extra buckets and bait even a first aid kit! Highly recommend for visitors and locals that want a fun weekend without having to buy all the kit. Cheers Peter, will definitely hire from you again.
    Written July 11, 2020
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  • _elizabethhansen1959
    Brisbane Region, Australia57 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I found that on Wednesdays you are able to go out on a yacht for a few hours of sailing. I had never been before so I was able to just watch and enjoy myself. It was so relaxing being on the water and watching the people who knew what to do. I was amazed at how busy the area was. There was a small charge of $15.00 which gave you a sausage sizzle at the end of sail. I did not stay for this so can't comment. It also covered insurances needed on the day. Cannot recommend it enough especially if you have never sailed before.
    Written October 13, 2016
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