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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns
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Experience one of the wonders of the natural world up close and personal on this snorkeling and diving cruise on the Great Barrier Reef. Climb aboard a 35 meter superyacht in Cairns and set sail for the open sea. Reach the Barrier Reef and explore the colorful world underneath the water, and snorkel or dive for a closer look. Travel to 2 different locations on the reef to see more of this special place
  • Lunch on board the boat is included in the ticket price of this 5 hour tour
  • Learn about the marine life you encounter from the knowledgeable and friendly crew
  • Full training and safety instructions are given on every trip
  • Hire of the snorkeling, diving and safety gear is included in the tour price
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BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh fish, prawns, steak, salads (Veg, GF, DF & Vegan options)
Cruise onboard the fastest, most luxurious superyacht
5 hours reef time at 2 spectacular outer reef locations
Use of Scuba equipment
Use of Snorkeling 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
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Private transportation
1 Spence St , 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Check-in is from 7.15am to 7.45am at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns. Evolution departs 8.00am sharp. Return transfers are available for an additional cost. You must contact Down Under Dive to book.

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • 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 divers are required to complete a Medical Questionnaire. In our commitment to the safety of our guests, divers over 65 years (or 45 years for PADI dive courses) must have a medical clearance with a physician the confirms they are Fit To Dive. This can be provided by your own GP before you leave for your holiday. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving.
  • 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.
  • For Certified Diving, 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.
  • Due to comfort, weight and balance of the aircraft, the weight limit for helicopters is 130kg. Please contact the supplier directly for further information.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Special dietary requirements must be confirmed at least 24 hours prior to travel directly with the tour operator. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options are available.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 124 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Down Under Dive
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns.

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  • "If you are doing a introductory dive you are not allowed to bring a camera with you." See review
  • "Don't make the mistake of forgetting to take seasickness medication!!" See review
  • "You are NOT allowed to scuba dive if have epilepsy, Diabetes, or a Seizure Disorder." See review

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star-5
Awesome crew and day snorkelling
Richard_h
, Aug 2022
The fish are beautiful colours and we where lucky enough to see a turtle 🐢 The crew where awesome and very helpful to all ages and swimming ability’s Highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
star-4
Perfect way to see the reef with a lovely boat, and friendly crew
Jamal_A
, Aug 2022
Great way to see the reef. Very comfortable boat and friendly and helpful crew. They were very clear on safety instructions and ensured everyone had a good time and was able to get into the water efficiently to maximize time on the reef. This tour also offers multiple upgrades if you want to do more than snorkel, including; helicopter ride, semi-submersible, guided reef tour, and diving. Great buffet style lunch with safety measures in place. Only thing it was missing was a glass-bottom, but I'd see that being very crowded anyways. Three levels offers many ways to enjoy the ride to and from the reef. 10/10!
star-5
Barrier reef holiday
Angela_O
, Aug 2022
Ange and Noel great trip to the reefs. Great tour lovely people love the wild life and of course Wally
star-5
Awesome
Joe_S
, Aug 2022
Very professional team which made the day absolutely brilliant would not hesitate in recommending this company
star-5
If you want to see the Great Barrier reef, this tour is for you.
Prerna_B
, Aug 2022
ABSOLUTELY the best experience ever. It is worth the money, the company was good, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was good. If you are thinking about it, just book it, you wont regret it.
star-5
Well worth it
Kathy_K
, Aug 2022
The entire day was so well organised. We were constantly informed of our next steps. The staff were lovely and the banter between the staff - you could tell everyone got along and were happy to be there. Lunch was plentiful and having a photographer taking photos in the water was such a bonus!!! Definitely recommend
star-5
Guaranteed Fun at the GBR
John_C
, Aug 2022
The variety and number of colorful fish was extraordinary. Also saw turtles and reef sharks as well as whales while sailing. Organization of activities and equipment was top notch.
star-5
Two fins up
Brian_W
, Aug 2022
Staff very friendly and helpful. Snorkelled at two different sites both with lots of colourful fish and coral.
star-5
Awesome experience!
Teresa_W
, Aug 2022
The entire staff from Down Under Dive (boat is Evolution) is very helpful and organized! I did the snorkeling and helicopter package. It was well worth it! Breakfast and generous lunch (salad, steak, fish, and prawns) and red/white wine included. Bought tickets via Viator. There are many tours for snorkeling & diving. Look for the one with 1700+ reviews. Company and boat name is not advertised so choose wisely. Highly recommend. Best staff ever!!
star-5
Exhilarating , safe ,fun
Joseph_L
, Aug 2022
Trip to the reefs were excellent Staff adhered to all safety precautions Staff were very friendly and informative
star-5
Great Trip to the Reef
Kamealya_F
, Aug 2022
Wonderful experience for my family on our Australian vacation. Team was very kind and knowledgeable.
star-5
The service was good. All...
David_D
, Jul 2022
The service was good. All staffs were friendly and keen to help. We had a great time there. A bit difficult a find a contact phone number if I had questions. Suggest improve this. But anyway, it was a great experience.
star-5
Must do
Duncan_S
, Jul 2022
Great day out. From the booking to the disembarkation the staff were helpful and friendly. Very comfortable boat trip and a great lunch. Both reef locations served up a variety of fish and coral.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Absolutely amazing
Janet_C
, Jul 2022
It was absolutely amazing. I would recommend this company to anyone visiting cairns. My daughter and I are on holiday from Phoenix Arizona
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Super day out on the reef
Ken_O
, Jul 2022
Great boat, crew, facilities, food and information. Great vibe as we travelled out and back and all the support you need when diving and snorkelling.
star-5
Delightful
Louie_M
, Jul 2022
Crew was really friendly and accommodating. Equipment was in good shape, and the reef was absolutely beautiful.
star-5
Snorkelling...crew was...
Anmol_G
, Jul 2022
Snorkelling...crew was very helpful in making this experience as wonderful memories. Will definitely recommend to everyone.
star-4
It was a great trip. But...
Logan_F
, Jul 2022
It was a great trip. But I signed up for snorkeling and they sent me to diving. I have been emailing Viator to refund me the difference and they still haven’t. Please reply to my emails.
star-4
Amazing day
Richard_R
, Jul 2022
Very rough and windy day, but staff were amazing with everyone who were not well. Lots of care taken. Lunch was excellent, and lots of it.
star-5
Awesome, Must Do!
Leah_R
, Jul 2022
The crew on Evolution are amazing! They are very helpful and watchful of the people on the boat and in the water. Before we even left, they passed out seasickness pills, which were very helpful as the water was choppy and lots of people were getting sick (likely those who didn’t take the pills). We booked a tour with the onboard biologist, Annie, and she did a great job pointing out things to see. We went to Saxon and Hastings Reefs. Hastings was easier to swim at since it was shallower and the current was not as strong. Overall, we had a great time and I highly recommend it!

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