Glass Bottom Boat Tour – Exploring the Great Barrier Reef from the surface

The city of Cairns, in northeastern Australia, lies alongside one of the seven natural wonders of the world, a reef so big and colourful it has become the world’s most famous location for scuba divers. The Great Barrier Reef is an unimaginably large underwater structure that stretches out along over 2000 km of Australia’s coastline and covers a total area of 344 000km².

The clear waters of the Great Barrier reef are home to over 1500 different species of fish, as well as sharks, turtles and even humpback whales as they pass the waters of Cairns between July and September. There is no doubt that this is the most diverse reef in the world, which is the reason for its soaring popularity, with over 2 million people visiting the reef every year. It is a World Heritage Site that displays the natural splendour of the ocean and will allow you to view some of the earth’s most spectacular creatures.

With several different ways to explore the reef, you can find a window into this underwater world by scuba diving, snorkelling, or by the comfort of a glass-bottomed boat. The unique style of the glass-bottomed boat tour was invented on the coast of Cairns in the early 1900’s which means that there is nowhere in the world more well-equipped for these tours. This is one of the very best ways to explore the vast Great Barrier Reef due to its convenience and comfort, you’ll be transported out to sea in the glass-bottomed boat without missing a second of the action as the marine life and coral reef flow past you.

There is no better place in the world to see the beauty of a large turtle as it glides effortlessly through the clear blue water or the majesty of a humpback whale as it breaches and dives beneath you, and with the glass-bottomed boat tour, you will have a front row seat.