Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Full Day Trip - Cairns to Cairns

Travel to the Great Barrier Reef via beautiful Fitzroy Island. A day of snorkelling, diving (optional) and exploring Cairns' most amazing marine and reef life!

map Cairns, Australia
Full Day
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
7am - 5pm
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Not Included.
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea included.
From AUD $115
Value AUD $ 120 SAVE AUD $5
Children: AUD $120
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What's Included

  • Morning tea & coffee, lunch, afternoon tea
  • Stinger or wetsuits
  • Safety vests
  • Snorkel and dive gear
  • Marine snorkel and dive briefings


  • Great Barrier Reef
  • 2 dive locations (from a choice of Milln, Briggs, Moore, Thetford, Sudbury and Elford Reefs)
  • Travel via Fitzroy Island (please note, this is a brief stop)

What's excluded

  • Introductory Diving $50
  • Certified Diving $50


Get ready to explore the breathtaking beauty of the world's largest coral reef! Pass through Fitzroy Island on the way, and spend the day snorkelling, diving and roaming among the incredible marine and reef life of the Great Barrier Reef. Capture all the iconic sights and experience all the underwater bliss in just one day!




7:30am: Meet at 'E' Finger, Marlin Marina, for an 8am departure.


The mighty vessel, Sunkist, travels just over 2 hours toward the Great Barrier Reef via the marvellous Fitzroy Island, a tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches. Kick back on the boat and watch its tropical beauty as you cruise to your first destination.


9:45am: Arrive at first reef dive site, for a 10am dive-in.


You will dive in shortly after a briefing by the experienced reef team who will tell you what to look out for, help you discover the best snorkel and dive spots, and ensure you get the most out of your day!


The dive/snorkel locations will be chosen on the day depending on conditions, out of Milln, Briggs, Moore, Thetford, Sudbury and Elford Reefs. Sites chosen on the day will always offer the best in terms of safety and passenger comfort, and will ensure you get the most value out of your dive/snorkel experience. These reef sites are chosen for their abundance of hard and soft corals, thriving marine life, diversity, splendour and visibility. You'll get to wander around the underwater magic for approximately 2 hours, 70 kilometres from the coast of Cairns, before breaking for lunch.


12:30pm: Second snorkel/dive session begins.


Here you'll indulge in more marine life, seeing animals such as Clownfish, Surgeonfish, Stingrays, reef sharks and turtles. Just keep swimming and you'll see plenty of familiar faces: Dory, Marlin and even Nemo! It'll be an underwater heaven to remember.


2:30pm: Sunkist departs for Cairns, for arrival at 4:30-4:45pm


You'll be travelling via Fitzroy Island for one last chance to take in Cairns' finest paradise. You will arrive back in Cairns at approximately 4:30 – 4:45pm.


You should bring a towel, bathers, sunscreen, a hat and a bottle of water (there is water on board for you to top up your bottle). There is no need to bring any snorkel/dive equipment. We provide stingers, wetsuits, snorkel and dive gear, and safety vests for the nervous. 


If you are a certified diver, please bring your dive card and log book.

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You do not need to have any snorkelling experience. You will need to have some level of swimming capabilities to snorkel. However, we do have safety vests and flotation aides. As an introductory diver, no diving experience is necessary. However, you do have to be able to swim.

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The minimum age is 10 years old.

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Morning tea & coffee, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Lunch is salads, cold meats and rolls. Afternoon tea is fresh fruit. Allergies and dietary requirements can be catered for (please let us know in this case).

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Terms & Conditions:

  • For the comfort, pleasure and safety of all passengers and crew, all schedules, reef sites and number of dive sessions are planned on the day by the Master of the Vessel, subject to weather and other conditions.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Please make your selections carefully, as Cairns Dive Centre does not generally provide refunds if you change your mind.
  • All cancellations made incur a 30% fee. Cancellations within 48 hours of travel incur a 100% fee.
  • Please keep in mind that Cairns Dive Centre can change your booking and dates up to 48 hours prior to the date of travel.
  • If Cairns Dive Centre provides a refund, the refund will be applied to your credit care in-store.

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Pickup Locations
  • Fitzroy Island Dive Shop @ 08:15
  • Gate E, Marlin Marina @ 07:00
  • Gate E, Marlin Marina @ 07:30


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