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Great Barrier Reef Cruise Deluxe $245

Operates: Daily

Departs: 7:30 am

Returns: 4:30 pm

Adults: $245

Children: $165 (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 any bookings which fall on a Queensland Public Holiday will incur an additional surcharge of $50 per person. This surcharge will be paid on board on the day of the tour. A $100/person surcharge applies if you are travelling on Christmas Day (25 December). If you would like to check the date you are travelling prior to booking, please contact our office.

  • 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
  • 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).

 

Location Address Time
0 Make your own way to the Marlin Marina 1 Spence Street, Cairns 07:30 AM
181 The Esplanade Apartments 181 The Esplanade, Cairns 07:25 AM
201 Lake Street Apartments 201 Lake Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Acacia Court Hotel Cairns 223/227 The Esplanade, Cairns 07:25 AM
Adobe Motel 191 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
Alassio 139 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove 06:45 AM
Aspect Central Cairns 209 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
Bay Village Tropical Resort Corner Lake Street and Gatton Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Best Western Central Plaza 255/257 – 259 Lake Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Big 4 Cairns Crystal Cascades The Rocks Road Redlynch, Redlynch 06:40 AM
Bohemia Resort 231 McLeod Street, Cairns 07:00 AM
Bounce Cairns 117 Grafton Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Cairns Aquarius Holiday Apartments 107 The Esplanade, Cairns 07:30 AM
Cairns Beach Apartments 26 Veivers Road Palm Cove, Palm Cove 06:45 AM
Cairns Beach Resort 129 – 135 Oleander Street, Holloways Beach 07:10 AM
Cairns Central Plaza 58 – 62 McLeod Street, Cairns 07:15 AM
Cairns City Backpackers 274 Draper Street, Cairns 07:15 AM
Cairns City Palms 199 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
Cairns City Sheridan 157 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort 23 – 51 Anderson Road, Woree 06:50 AM
Cairns Colonial Club Resort 18 – 26 Cannon Street, Cairns 07:00 AM
Cairns Plaza Hotel 145 The Esplanade, Cairns 07:30 AM
Cairns Queens Court 167 – 171 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
Cairns Queenslander Hotel and Apartments 267 Lake Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Cairns Sheridan Hotel 295 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:05 AM
Cairns Southside International 450 Mulgrave Road, Earlville 06:50 AM
Cairns Student Lodge 10 – 24 Faculty Close, Smithfield 07:00 AM
Cairns Sunland Leisure Park 49 Little Pease Street, Cairns 07:00 AM
Cairns Sunshine Tower Hotel 136 – 140 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:15 AM
Caravella Backpackers 149 The Esplanade, Cairns 07:30 AM
Caravella Central 72 Grafton Street, Cairns 07:20 AM
Cascade Gardens 175 Lake Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Castaways Backpackers 207 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
City Terraces Cairns 63 – 65 McLeod Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
Citysider Cairns Holiday Apartments 17A Upward Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
Clifton Sands Apartments 81 – 87 Guide Street, Clifton Beach 06:50 AM
Comfort Inn Cairns City 183 – 185 Lake Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Coral Towers Holiday Suites 255 The Esplanade, Cairns 07:25 AM
Coral Tree Inn 166 – 172 Grafton Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Crystal Garden Resort 18 James Street, Cairns 07:05 AM
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns 121-123 The Esplanade, Cairns 07:30 AM
Getaway on Grafton 161-163 Grafton Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Gilligans Backpackers 57 – 89 Grafton Street, Cairns 07:20 AM
Globetrotters International 154 – 156 Lake Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Golden Sands Beachfront 12/14 Deauville Close, Yorkeys Knob 07:05 AM
Grosvenor Inn 186 – 188 McLeod Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
Hides Hotel 87 Lake Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Holiday Inn Harbourside 209 – 217 The Esplanade, Cairns 07:25 AM
Hotel Tropiq 179 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
Ibis Styles Cairns 15 Florence Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Il Centro Apartment Suites 30 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:15 AM
Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel 62 Abbott Street, Cairns 07:30 AM
Jack and Newell Apartments 27 – 29 Wharf Street, Cairns 07:30 AM
Kewarra Beach Resort and Spa 80 Kewarra Street, Kewarra Beach 06:55 AM
Lilybank Bed and Breakfast 75 Kamerunga Road, Stratford 06:50 AM
Mad Monkey Tropics 5 – 9 Digger Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Mad Monkey Village 141 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
Mango Lagoon Resort 81 – 85 Cedar Road, Palm Cove 06:45 AM
Mantra Trilogy 101/105 The Esplanade, Cairns 07:30 AM
Marlin Gateway Holiday Apartments 33 – 37 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach 06:50 AM
Mid City Luxury Suites 6 – 8 McLeod Street, Cairns 07:15 AM
NRMA Cairns Holiday Park 12 – 30 Little Street, Manunda 07:05 AM
New Chalon Hotel 702 Bruce Highway, Cairns 06:50 AM
North Cove Waterfront 275 – 277 The Esplanade, Cairns 07:20 AM
Novotel Cairns Oasis 122 Lake Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Oasis Inn Holiday Apartments 276 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Oasis Palm Cove McDonald Close, Palm Cove 06:45 AM
Palm Royale Cairns 7 – 11 Chester Court, Manunda 07:00 AM
Paradise Palms Resort Paradise Palms Drive, Kewarra Beach 06:45 AM
Peppers Beach Club Palm Cove 123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove 06:45 AM
Piermonde Apartments 2 – 4 Lake Street, Cairns 07:30 AM
Pullman Palm Cove 5 Triton Street, Palm Cove 06:45 AM
Ramada by Wyndham Cairns Cnr Abbott St and Florence St, Cairns 07:25 AM
Reef Backpackers 140 Grafton Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Reef Gateway Apartments 239 Lake Street, Cairns 07:20 AM
Reef Palms Apartments 41 – 47 Digger Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Riley (formerly Rydges) 137 The Esplanade, Cairns 07:25 AM
Royal Palm Villas 184 McLeod Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
Rydges Esplanade Resort 209 – 217 Abbott Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Southern Cross Atrium Apartments 3 – 11 Water Street, Cairns 07:15 AM
Summerhouse 341 Lake Street, Cairns 07:20 AM
Sunshine Tower 136 – 140 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:15 AM
The Balinese Motel 215 Lake Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
The Benson Hotel 50 Grafton Street, Cairns 07:20 AM
The Hotel Cairns Corner Abbott Street and Florence Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
The Jack Hotel and Backpackers Corner Sheridan Street and Spence Street, Cairns 07:15 AM
The Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa 2 Greenslopes Street, Cairns 07:05 AM
The Reef Retreat Palm Cove 10 – 14 Harpa Street Palm Cove, Palm Cove 06:45 AM
Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments 191 McLeod Street, Cairns 07:10 AM
Travellers Oasis 8 Scott Street, Cairns 07:15 AM
Trinity Beach Bus Stop Corner Trinity Beach Road and Moore Street, Trinity Beach 06:50 AM
Trinity Links Apts 72 Kowinka Street, Cairns 06:50 AM
Tropic Days Backpackers 28 Bunting Street, Cairns 07:05 AM
Tropical Heritage Cairns 8 Minnie Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Tropical Queenslander 287 Lake Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Tropical Towers Apartments 294 – 298 Sheridan Street, Cairns 07:20 AM
Villa Vaucluse Apartments 141 Grafton Street, Cairns 07:25 AM
Waters Edge Apartments 155 The Esplanade, Cairns 07:25 AM
White Rock Leisure Park 2 Skull Road, White Rock 06:50 AM
YHA Cairns Central 20 – 26 McLeod Street, Cairns 07:15 AM
Yorkey’s Knob Boating Club 25/29 Buckley St, Yorkey’s Knob 07:05 AM

Top Deck Experience: $150 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

Diving

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 $245

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. 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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