Great Barrier Reef From Cairns Tour
Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Tour From Cairns
Great Barrier Reef Tour from Cairns
Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Tour
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling & Dive Cruise - Full Day

Cruise onboard Cairns' fastest, most luxurious super-yacht, Evolution, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for the ultimate day on the water

Cairns, Australia
DurationDurationFull Day
Start & End TimeStart & End Time7:30am to 4:30pm
Minimum AgeMinimum AgeAll Ages
Fitness LevelFitness LevelEasy
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationCairnsi

What's Included

  • Get up to $20 cash back per person when you book with us

  • Five hours of snorkelling or diving at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations

  • State of the art snorkel and dive equipment and floatation devices

  • Aussie BBQ lunch including steak, fresh local fish and prawns, variety of salads

  • Complimentary glass of wine and a snack on the return journey

  • Exclusive access to protected + sheltered reef locations

What to Expect

Located in Australia's tropical north Queensland, this tour provides access to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Parks. 


EVOLUTION departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations. This large modern vessel provides a superior ride in all weather conditions, no big crowds and exclusive, protected Reef locations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.


This 35-meter superyacht departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise for a fun-filled day of adventure on the Great Barrier Reef. During this day on the water you'll also get the opportunity to snorkel, scuba dive, sunbathe and relax! This large, modern vessel provides a superior ride in all weather conditions to protected reef locations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable experience throughout.


What to expect

Locations are chosen each day based on weather conditions, water clarity and for their variety to provide the best experience for both beginners, experienced snorkellers and divers and children of all ages. Generally, you'll travel to one of two outer reef locations in the morning (Norman Reef or Saxon Reef).

Your crew will keep a constant watch over the snorkelling sites making sure all passengers can enjoy the amazing wildlife in perfect safety. Your snorkel supervisors are all experienced dive-masters and provide in-depth briefings on safety procedures and site orientation, so you know where to find all the 'cool stuff'!

Your crew will also prepare a hot and cold lunch served on board with fresh fish, steak, prawns, vegetarian options, and a variety of salads (GF and Vegan options available).

At the second reef location, you can snorkel or dive again or laze around on the massive sun-deck - taking in all the amazing views from a dry seat.

Finally, as you cruise back to Cairns, you can sit back and relax with a complimentary glass of wine and a snack as well as purchase additional snacks and beverages from our onboard bar to cheers to an amazing adventure on the Great Barrier Reef.

Frequently Asked Questions

All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire.

Introductory and Certified Divers Medical Declaration
Dive Courses Medical Statement

Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card.

Minimum age for Introductory divers and dive courses: 12+ years and Certified divers: 10+ years.

Please keep in mind that all divers are required to complete a medical questionnaire. In The Supplier's commitment to the safety of 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. Please review the Introductory and Certified Diver Medical Declaration prior to travel. The purpose of this Medical Declaration is to find out if you should be examined by a physician before participating in recreational diving. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive response means there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of a physician.

Scuba diving can be strenuous under certain conditions. Your respiratory and circulatory systems must be in good health. All body spaces must be normal and healthy. Please review the Introductory and Certified Diver Medical Declaration prior to travel.

In the interests of safety, The Supplier recommends no flying within 24hours of the last dive. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. 


Passengers are required to check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns.

  • Check-in time is from 7:15am - 7:45am
  • Evolution departs at 8am sharp
  • Evolution returns about 4:30pm

For lunch, you'll enjoy a delicious Aussie BBQ including prawns, fish, steak, a vegetarian option, a vegan option and tropical salads. The Supplier can cater to guests with vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free diets - however you must advise reservations of your special dietary requirement at least 48 hours prior to travel.

VEGAN MEAL: This meal is on a request basis. Please advise at the time of booking or at least 48 hours prior to travel so that The Supplier can cater this additional meal for you. If you are vegan, we also recommend you bring some of your own snacks for the morning and afternoon tea so that you feel full and satisfied.

Click HERE to view the current lunch menu.



Terms & Conditions:
  • Divers 65 years and over must provide a current "AS4005.1" dive medical prior to travel

  • Passengers under 8 years will require parental/guardian signature, children up to 15 years must be accompanied by an adult

  • Wetsuits are not included in your ticket price but can be hired for $10 per person (as they are not essential for scuba diving)

  • Extra $50 per person for 1 introductory or certified scuba dive (it's up to you to do it or not)

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations or changes made more than 24 hours before departure: no fee

  • Cancellations or changes within 24 hours of departure: 100% of the cost

  • No refunds for voluntary uncompleted dives

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