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Encompassing roughly 3,000 individual reefs and dotted with almost 900 islands and coral cays (small sandy isles), Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most unforgettable natural treasures. Snorkelers and certified divers flock here to see the unparalleled array of marine life.

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Out n About Sportfishing for Share and Private Charters on Reef and Estuary
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Out n About Sportfishing for Share and Private Charters on Reef and Estuary

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Cast a line and experience the thrill of fishing on one of Out n About's popular sportfishing tours. Enjoy estuary, and/or reef fishing while using a variety of fishing methods to enhance your time on the water. Experienced guides offer personalised service with a maximum of only 6 guests per boat. Affordable half day share charters run from 8am-12pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm daily. Also specialising in Private Charters for groups of up to 12 guests, in total, on our 2 boats. Perfect for wedding parties, corporate groups or large families, tours can be designed for your individual needs. Fish inshore reefs and estuaries or visit the outer reef for a full day. Go night fishing, use poppers, lures, fly or live bait, we cater to you! Locally owned and operated Out n About offers the opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the regions beautiful surrounds while pulling in a line. A great value tour and suitable for the novice to experienced angler, a must do while visiting Port Douglas.
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  • 4 hours
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2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: Summertime

2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: Summertime

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Rather than take a too-quick helicopter or boat tour of the Whitsunday Islands, take your time exploring them with this 2-day sailing trip. Sail between islands, beaches, coves, and reefs on a ketch sailboat. Two days to explore the islands leaves enough time for kayaking, snorkeling, short hikes, and group meals cooked on board.
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  • 2 days
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Full Day Snorkel In The Great Barrier Reef

Full Day Snorkel In The Great Barrier Reef

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Come on board with Explore Group and experience a full-day Great Barrier Reef snorkeling adventure taking you to selected moorings around Bait Reef - the closest of the outer reef locations. We're a boutique tour operator which means we operate by taking smaller groups to ensure a more personalised and quality experience. This full day tour is perfect for those wanting a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef. This experience visits two locations within Bait Reef and a minimum of 3.5 hours is spent on location. The reef is accessed by our premium custom designed dive / snorkel vessel, which has two levels of air conditioned luxury, lounge style seating, a partially shaded deck and fresh water hot and cold showers on-board. There is a full beam swim platform which makes entering and exiting the water a comfortable and easy experience. We provide everything you need to have a comfortable and amazing day at the Great Barrier Reef!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana

3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana

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Sail across the beautiful and pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef on this 3-day Whitsundays sailing adventure. Visit iconic spots such as Whitehaven Beach, Hook Island, Bait Reef, and Luncheon Bay as you swim, snorkel, dive, and soak up the sun. Enjoy a stress-free trip with all meals and diving equipment provided for you as well as fully air-conditioned cabins to sleep and relax in.
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  • 3 days
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Learn To Scuba Dive: 4 Day Great Barrier Reef PADI Open Water Course Day Trips

Learn To Scuba Dive: 4 Day Great Barrier Reef PADI Open Water Course Day Trips

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Learn to scuba dive with Cairns longest established dive school. Our instructors are all qualified and dedicated to your success. Minimum age is 10 years old. (Ratios apply)
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  • 4 days
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2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: SV Whitehaven

2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: SV Whitehaven

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Explore the Whitsunday Islands on an overnight sailboat tour from Airlie Beach. Aboard the SV Whitehaven, you'll spend two days cruising to snorkeling spots and turquoise bays, plus visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. You can help with sailing, go kayaking, and relax on the boat's deck to stare up at the stars of the southern hemisphere. Meals are included on board.
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  • 2 days
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Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Palm Cove

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Palm Cove

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Discover the colourful underwater world of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef on this full-day catamaran cruise to the Agincourt Reef. Accompanied by a marine biologist, you’ll learn all about the reef’s unique ecosystem and mind-boggling variety of marine life, and tuck into a delicious buffet lunch (included) on-board. Want to get closer? Choose from a guided snorkeling, scuba diving or Ocean Walker Helmet diving tour, or admire the magnificent corals on a semi-submersible submarine (extra costs apply).
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  • 9 hours
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Heart Pontoon Great Barrier Reef Express
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Heart Pontoon Great Barrier Reef Express

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Experience the natural wonders of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on a convenient half-day cruise from Airlie Beach. Cruise out to the outer reef on a pontoon, dive in to swim and snorkel among the colorful corals, and spot exotic marine life on a semi-submersible boat tour. Optional activities include scuba diving and Seabob excursions, and a buffet lunch is served on-board.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Quicksilver Dive 4 Day PADI Learn to Dive Course
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Quicksilver Dive 4 Day PADI Learn to Dive Course

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There is no better place in the world to learn to dive than the Great Barrier Reef! This 4 Day Learn To Dive course combines two days theory and pool practice at Quicksilver Dive’s 5 Star PADI training centre with the excitement of two Great Barrier Reef day trips to complete your training dives (4 mandatory) and the option of two guided fun dives as a certified diver! Open water training dives are conducted from a modern custom-designed dive catamaran at a selection of over 35 exclusive World Heritage dive sites at the renowned Agincourt ribbon reefs. Small class sizes ensure a personalised, safe, professional and most importantly fun, learning experience!
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$713.56
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Reef & Whitehaven Landing

Reef & Whitehaven Landing

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Discover the magnificent Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef in style, on Reef & Whitehaven Landing experience! This premium tour features all the highlights of the region, plus 1 ½ hrs of beach time at dreamy Whitehaven Beach.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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12-Day Great Barrier Reef Marine Conservation Program from Cairns

12-Day Great Barrier Reef Marine Conservation Program from Cairns

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Travel to the Great Barrier Reef and become a Marine Conservation Volunteer and official surveyor for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks Authority. We have teamed up with Passions of Paradise, a leading scuba diving and outer reef operator in Cairns with a high commitment to environmental sustainability. Together we are offering our Marine Conservation Program run on the Great Barrier Reef combining firstly the adventure of scuba diving with the opportunity to help the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) monitor and identify reef health indicators on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy our 12-day program that combines the adventure of diving with marine conservation on the Great Barrier Reef and wildlife conservation. Become part of our dedicated team and make a genuine contribution to marine conservation and care for the Great Barrier Reef. Your efforts will make a difference for future generations.
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  • 12 days
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5-Day Best of Cairns with Daintree, Kuranda, and Great Barrier Reef

5-Day Best of Cairns with Daintree, Kuranda, and Great Barrier Reef

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Experience the very best of Far North Queensland on this diverse 5-day adventure based out of Cairns. Scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef, visit Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge, ride through the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, and marvel at some of the world's oldest living species in Daintree Rainforest. Includes round-trip airport transfers, all transportation, some meals, and overnight accommodation in a charming 3-star hotel with pool in Cairns.
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  • 5 days
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Sail, Snorkel, SUP & Kayak Charter Whitsundays

Sail, Snorkel, SUP & Kayak Charter Whitsundays

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Sailing the Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef. - Snorkelling around the Whitsunday Islands best fringing reefs. - SUP paddle boards- Spectacular coral and marine life. - Meals freshly prepared onboard. - Evening Eco slide show capturing the days activities. - A visit to the beautiful Whitehaven Beach and bush walk to Hill Inlet. - Overnight stay at South Whitehaven Beach with a morning swim (weather permitting). Multi award winning Eco accredited tour. - Large open saloon and galley. - Spacious back deck. - Fully air-conditioned vessels. - Spacious fore deck - perfect for sunbathing and relaxing. - LED back deck blue lighting for night time underwater aquatic display. - Surround sound music system and 62" plasma TV. - Friendly knowledgeable crew. - Snorkelling around the Whitsunday Islands best fringing reefs. - Free use of SUP boards at certain locations- Spectacular coral and marine life. - Meals freshly prepared onboard. - Evening Eco slide show capturing the days activities-
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$419.52
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Sunset Charter and special event

Sunset Charter and special event

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Sailing the Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef. - Snorkelling around the Whitsunday Islands best fringing reefs. - Spectacular coral and marine life. - Meals freshly prepared onboard. - Evening Eco slide show capturing the days activities. - A visit to the beautiful Whitehaven Beach and bush walk to Hill Inlet. - Overnight stay at South Whitehaven Beach with a morning swim (weather permitting). Multi award winning Eco accredited tour. - Large open saloon and galley. - Spacious back deck. - Fully air-conditioned vessels. - Spacious fore deck - perfect for sunbathing and relaxing. - LED back deck blue lighting for night time underwater aquatic display. - Surround sound music system and 62" plasma TV. - Friendly knowledgeable crew. - Snorkelling around the Whitsunday Islands best fringing reefs. - Spectacular coral and marine life. - Meals freshly prepared onboard. - Evening Eco slide show capturing the days activities.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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4-Day Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Tour

4-Day Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Tour

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Experience the highlights of Tropical North Queensland with this diverse 4-day tour of Cairns and surrounds. Explore the famous coral gardens and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef with a catamaran cruise, snorkeling adventure and visit to an underwater observatory. Delve into the area’s indigenous history on a tour of Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, and explore the village of Kuranda after a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. All accommodation, ground transport and logistics are arranged for a smooth, hassle-free vacation.
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  • 4 days
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Airlie Beach Jet Boat & Banana Boat Thrill Ride Combo
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Airlie Beach Jet Boat & Banana Boat Thrill Ride Combo

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Jet Boat and Banana Boat Combo, the ultimate adrenaline experience! Join us on a 30-minute jet boat tour will get your adrenaline soaring, as you zoom past the glamorous Coral Sea Marina; perform 360s, 180s, drifts and power stops/nosedives; all while taking in magnificent views of the Whitsundays as you cruise around the stunning blue waters of Pioneer Bay. With bucket loads of the best Jet Boating has to offer, each tour is crammed with enough action to really make your day and your stay! Get your group together for a fun and exhilarating experience around the bays of Airlie Beach onboard our banana boat. Building up some awesome speed behind our powerful jet ski, make sure you are holding on tight! This is a 20-minute experience where you can take in the views of Airlie Beach and from the glassy blue waters of the Whitsundays.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Gold Class VIP Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Superyacht

Gold Class VIP Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Superyacht

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Gold Class is a private luxury lounge on the second floor/deck of a 35m Superyacht "Evolution" which operates day tours to the Outer Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, Tropical North Queensland. Concierge service and private hotel transfers, exclusive time with a Marine Biologist is also unique and special inclusion of this VIP experience.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Fly to Green Island - Cruise Return

Fly to Green Island - Cruise Return

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Departing Cairns, enjoy a scenic helicopter flight to Green Island - a beautiful 6,000-year-old coral cay located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. With its reef and rainforest environment enjoy a half day or full day in nature's lover paradise before returning to Cairns via catamaran.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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4-Day Cairns with Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest

4-Day Cairns with Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest

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Squeeze all the highlights of the Cairns region into 4-day tour, including a day on the Great Barrier Reef and visits to the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, and Cape Tribulation. Three nights' accommodation, meals per itinerary, and all transportation included.
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  • 4 days
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Cairns Reef and Rainforest Combo: Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef
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Cairns Reef and Rainforest Combo: Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef

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Marvel over two UNESCO-listed natural wonders with this great-value combo deal from Cairns. On the first day, set sail for a thrilling cruise around the Great Barrier Reef, spot exotic fish on a glass-bottomed boat tour and marvel at the colorful corals on an introductory scuba dive. On the second day, venture inland to explore the ancient Daintree rainforest, hike through the Mossman Gorge and admire views over the reef from Cape Tribulation. Best of all: the small-group tours both include lunch, hotel pick-up and all activities.
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  • 2 days
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2-Day Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest Combo Package

2-Day Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest Combo Package

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Be immersed in the most beautiful natural areas in Northern Queensland for two full days. On day one, cruise from Cairns to the outer Great Barrier Reef, where you can snorkel and be amazed by the underwater life. On day two, ride in a 4-wheel drive to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef, with a naturalist guide. You’ll see and do more in two days than you’d be able to fit if traveling independently.
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  • 2 days
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3 Day Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Outback Chillagoe Tour

3 Day Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Outback Chillagoe Tour

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Experience the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Outback and save with this Cairns 3 day combo package. Your Rainforest and Outabck Day is a small personalised tour with custom-built 4WD vehicles. Your naturalist driver-guide has extensive knowledge of flora, fauna, history of the area and aboriginal culture, which will ensure your day will be a memory of a lifetime. Cruise to the reef onboard a luxury 35-metre superyacht to two outer reef sites. Enjoy unlimited snorkelling over 5 hours, delicious BBQ lunch onboard and a free glass of wine for the journey home to Cairns.
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  • 3 days
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Morning Half Day Fishing Charter Airlie Beach Whitsundays

Morning Half Day Fishing Charter Airlie Beach Whitsundays

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Don’t waste time chasing fish in the wrong places. Aboard a half-day charter boat from Airlie Beach, you’ll be taken to exactly the right spots to fish for emperors, trout, cod, mackerel, and other tropical reef fish. Learn fishing techniques from your helpful skipper, and rest in the shaded area when you just want to kick back and enjoy the Whitsunday views.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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6-Day Best of Cairns Including the Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda and the Daintree Rainforest
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6-Day Best of Cairns Including the Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda and the Daintree Rainforest

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Get a comprehensive tour of the Cairns area on this 6-day tour that hits all the highlights and landmarks. Spend a full day exploring the Great Barrier Reef with an introductory dive, ride the Scenic Railway to Kuranda, and walk among the old-growth trees in the Daintree Rainforest. All transportation, meals per itinerary, and five nights' accommodation included.
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  • 6 days
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Should I book Great Barrier Reef tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Great Barrier Reef can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Great Barrier Reef 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Great Barrier Reef costs USD 382.29. Guided Great Barrier Reef tours start around USD 382.29 per person.
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