Great Barrier Reef Cruise Deluxe $230

Operates: Daily

Departs: 7:30 am

Returns: 4:30 pm

Adults: $230

Children: $150 (4 – 11 years)

Important information: a number of factors may impact your ability to scuba dive including if you are flying within 24 hours of your dive and some medical conditions. All divers are required to fill out a questionnaire before they are cleared to dive. Please view the questionnaire by clicking here and be sure to discuss with us anything that may prevent you from diving prior to making your reservation.

Date changes are permitted up to 48 hours prior to departure (availability dependent). Please see our full cancellation policy here. 

Queensland Public Holidays – please note that bookings on a Queensland Public Holiday will incur an additional surcharge of $50 per person. This surcharge is payable on board on the day of the tour. If you would like to check if the date you want to travel on is a public holiday, please contact our office on 1300 661 225

  • Glass bottom boat tour (weather permitting)
  • Complimentary certified or beginner dive
  • Cairns accommodation pickup
  • BBQ breakfast
  • Delicious lunch (Please advise any dietary requirements when you book)
  • Glass of wine and light snack on the return journey
  • All reef taxes/fees
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Snorkelling equipment hire & tuition
  • 15-minute snorkelling tour
  • Floatation devices
  • Water, tea & coffee all day (while boat is stationary)

Please meet the tour at the Marlin Marina, 1 Spence Street Cairns

Hotel pickups can be arranged from most accommodation providers in Cairns. Please select your accommodation location from the drop-down menu when you book. If you cannot find your accommodation in the list, please contact us and we can advise you of the closest location.

NOTE: Northern Beaches accommodation pickups will incur an additional cost to be paid in cash on board on the day of your tour: $35 per person (pay on board)

Top Deck Experience: $125 per person (minimum two travellers). For a more personal experience, join us in the Top Deck Lounge for exclusive benefits including:

  • Personal snorkel or dive guide
  • Reserved table seating in the exclusive Captains Wheelhouse Top Deck Lounge
  • Dedicated personal valet service to assist you throughout the day
  • Delicious hot breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Plunger coffee, tea and chocolates
  • Australian sparkling wine and cheese platter on return


Additional diving upgrades are available for purchase from the staff on board the boat on the morning of your tour, they cannot be pre-booked:

Upgrade 1 – additional certified dive (2nd dive): $60 per person

Upgrade 2 – additional beginner dive (2nd dive): $70 per person

Accommodation Transfers

Return transfers from central Cairns accommodation locations are included. Return transfers from Northern Beaches accommodation are an additional $35 to be paid on board the day of the tour.

Alternatively, travellers can make their own way to the Marlin Marina.

Great Barrier Reef Cruise Deluxe $230

Cairns Snorkeling & Diving Tour – Great Barrier Reef Cruise Deluxe Itinerary

This Great Barrier Reef Deluxe Cruise is jam-packed with inclusions. What better way to see the Great Barrier Reef than onboard a state of the art, modern and fast catamaran. The catamaran will get you to the outer reef in a little over an hour giving you more time to enjoy this world heritage listed reef. Everything on the day is included and this tour is the only fully inclusive Great Barrier Reef Tour on offer.

Either select your free Cairns accommodation pickup or meet the tour at the Marlin Jetty. Boarding begins at 7:20 am and be prepared for a hearty BBQ egg and bacon roll, tea and coffee (vegetarians are catered for so please advise in the booking notes at the time of booking). At 8:00 am we start the cruise to the Outer Reef.

Whilst en route we learn how to use snorkelling and dive equipment from the experts with a comprehensive equipment demonstration, you will receive a safety briefing and a marine biology presentation. You will arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef site at approximately 9:30 am. Unlike other Great Barrier Reef Tours that prenominate reef sites, our captain will wait until the day to decide which Reef site will offer the best conditions for snorkelling and diving. The possible reef sites you may visit are Hasting Reef, Breaking Patches, Norman Reef or Saxon Reef. All reefs are world-class snorkelling and dive sites and they all offer something uniquely different. The captain will take into consideration, weather conditions, season, wind direction and water clarity when making the optimal decision for all on board.

Once you have arrived, its time to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the Reef on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour (complimentary). On rare occasions in adverse weather conditions, the glass bottom boat tour may not operate. It is also time to undertake your complimentary certified dive or beginner dive (no experience necessary). You will soon understand why the Great Barrier Reef is considered to offer the best reef sites and dive sites in the world. Whether it’s your first time diving or you’re a seasoned veteran your dive will blow you away. You will also have time to do a Great Barrier Reef snorkelling tour.

At 12:00pm your lunch will be served onboard the vessel where you can indulge and refuel with a delicious lunch with an assortment of salads. It’s then onto your second dive site where you can spend 2 hours exploring the new reef, with the free use of snorkelling equipment or select to upgrade to your second certified dive or beginners dive. The cruise back to Cairns will be spent relaxing and reminiscing on what will undoubtedly be one of your best days on holiday.

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