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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

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If snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, don’t miss this day trip from Cairns. The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! You’ll visit 2 different locations on the barrier reef for the chance to see tropical marine life in the clear waters. Lunch is included onboard the boat, and you have the option to upgrade to include additional adventures such as introductory or certified scuba diving or a helicopter flight over this UNESCO World Heritage site. Both water sports enthusiasts and novices are welcome. Includes instruction and equipment provided by friendly and professional instructors.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.12
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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the Great Barrier Reef and a lush island rain forest on this full-day catamaran tour to Green Island from Cairns. Create your own perfect day on this protected coral cay with a variety of activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, Seawalking, nature walks, and tours on a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to include a delicious buffet lunch on board the catamaran and/or a ride in a semi-submarine. It’s a fantastic way to discover the underwater wonders of the world’s most famous reef!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.92
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$72.92
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Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns
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Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns

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Ensure a memorable experience on the Outer Great Barrier Reef on this full-day, all-inclusive cruise aboard a catamaran. Head for Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Outer Reef and plunge into the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef by snorkeling amongst its rich marine life. If you have selected the option, you can also include an introductory or certified dive. Includes morning and afternoon tea, as well as a buffet lunch.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.71
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

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Go snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise from Cairns. Relax on board your 80-foot (25-meter) luxury catamaran as your captain sails to two exclusive locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel or dive, with full instruction provided by guides, and see an array of colorful fish, sea turtles, and corals. Your tour includes morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch, with additional beverages available for purchase.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.53
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$140.53
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour to Fitzroy Island. After arriving from Cairns on a fast ferry, have free time to do what you choose: snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, lounge on the white-sand beach or see the coral from a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to add the Activity Pass Plus Lunch, which provides a picnic lunch, snorkeling gear, stinger suit, a glass-bottom boat tour.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.29
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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation

Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation

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Discover the underwater beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour from Cairns. Glide across the Coral Sea on a catamaran ride to a premium outer reef location with diverse marine life. Spend hours at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed reef with exclusive access to an activity platform staffed by marine biologist guides. Snorkel, scuba dive, or opt to take a glass-bottom boat tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$224.85
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Outer Reef Pontoon Experience from Cairns
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Outer Reef Pontoon Experience from Cairns

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Enjoy the natural delights of the Great Barrier Reef on an activity cruise from Cairns that gives you several ways to experience this renowned underwater world. After traveling by catamaran to a pontoon moored on the reef, you can observe marine life on a glass-bottom boat or semi-submersible vessel; go snorkeling to spot sea turtles; get your hands wet in the touch pool; upgrade to include a Seawalker Helmet dive; or upgrade to include an introductory or certified scuba dive. A buffet lunch is included, and the pontoon is equipped with showers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.16
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Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
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Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

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Dive into the spectacular underwater realm of the Great Barrier Reef on this full-day snorkel and scuba cruise from Cairns. Travel aboard a luxurious catamaran to three renowned dive sites to swim among coral gardens and tropical marine life. All experience levels are welcome, and guides are on hand to assist with your choice of snorkeling, introductory scuba diving, or certified diving. A buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea on the catamaran are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.75
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Kuranda Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise
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Kuranda Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise

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Experience the wildlife and wilderness of Australia’s tropical north on a 45-minute cruise from Kuranda. Set sail down the Barron River, through the heart of the wet tropics rainforest and discover the region’s natural wonders with entertaining onboard commentary. Along the way, look out for freshwater crocodiles, turtles and water dragons, as well as a wide range of exotic birds.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cruise out and Cruise return, plus 10 minute Scenic Flight

Cruise out and Cruise return, plus 10 minute Scenic Flight

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Experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef from above, with an exhilarating helicopter flight over picturesque reef systems and up close onboard luxury vessel, Evolution. be treated to an Aussie BBQ lunch and snorkelling to discover the mysteries of the underwater world. Activities available onboard at an extra cost include scuba diving (for beginners and experienced divers) and coral viewing from the semi-submersible.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns
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Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns

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Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a luxury catamaran cruise to Low Isles — no scuba certification required! Snorkel among sea turtles and tropical fish, view giant clams and coral gardens on a glass-bottom boat tour or join a guided nature walk around the island. You can also simply relax and soak up the sun on the beach. This delightful full-day tour includes a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and round-trip hotel transport from Cairns or Northern Beaches.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.22
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Great Barrier Reef Adventure from Cairns
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Great Barrier Reef Adventure from Cairns

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Whether you want to immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef or view it from a bit of a distance, this day trip to the outer reef has you covered. The activity platform at the reef provides opportunities to snorkel, dive, and swim, and to view it from the comfort of a semi-submersible and an underwater observatory. An ideal day trip for the whole family.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.42
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Cruise to Moore Reef Pontoon and Return Helicopter Flight from Cairns

Cruise to Moore Reef Pontoon and Return Helicopter Flight from Cairns

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Discover one of the world’s most breath-taking natural wonders from the sea and the sky on this 6-hour tour from Cairns. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef as you cruise out to the Moore Reef pontoon; enjoy swimming and snorkeling amid schools of tropical fish and spot marine life from a glass-bottom or semi-submersible boat. After tucking into a hearty buffet lunch (included), return to the mainland on a thrilling helicopter flight and admire spectacular aerial views along the coast.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$394.95
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Full Day Reef Cruise Including 10 Minute Heli Scenic Flight: Get High Package

Full Day Reef Cruise Including 10 Minute Heli Scenic Flight: Get High Package

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Discover the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from all angles on this action-packed tour. Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef on board a high-speed catamaran and enjoy up to three introductory or certified scuba dives at two different dive sites. After marveling over the colorful corals and marine life from underwater, hop aboard for a 10-minute helicopter flight and see the islands and reefs from above.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Daintree River Wildlife Cruise - Early Morning

Daintree River Wildlife Cruise - Early Morning

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Get an early start to take advantage of optimum conditions for a bird-watching cruise on the Daintree River. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-top 10-seat boat, and use the provided binoculars to spot wildlife along the riverbanks. You might see rare birds, crocodiles, snakes, and the plant life that grows in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.23
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Green Island Eco Adventure from Cairns
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Green Island Eco Adventure from Cairns

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If you want to enjoy a tropical island beach paradise from Cairns but don’t have a lot of time, this half or full-day trip to Green Island is ideal. Be transported by fast catamaran from Cairns to save time. Choose between a glass-bottomed boat tour or the use of snorkeling equipment. Get access to the island’s pool or take a self-guided walk of the island if you want to be more active.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.48
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Small-Group Afternoon Cairns City Tour with Harbour Dinner Cruise
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Small-Group Afternoon Cairns City Tour with Harbour Dinner Cruise

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Explore Cairns with a local guide and enjoy a dinner cruise on this all-day combination tour. After a convenient pickup from your Cairns City or Northern Beaches hotel, visit popular destinations like the Flecker Botanical Gardens and Lower Barron Gorge. Enjoy a scenic lookout with gorgeous views and afternoon tea—included in the tour price—before feasting on a 3-course dinner aboard the 85-foot (26-meter) Spirit of Cairns catamaran.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.57
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Daintree River - Private Photography Cruise

Daintree River - Private Photography Cruise

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Perfect for bird photography enthusiasts, this private tour on the Daintree River allows you to get up close to your subject and take the time to get the right shot. Your guide, a photographer and birder, knows where to find target species and the best light. Make use of a flexible departure time, with early morning or late afternoon optimal for wildlife photography.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$256.63
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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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$606.93
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$388.02
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Helicopter and Cruise Packages with Great Adventures

Helicopter and Cruise Packages with Great Adventures

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See the natural wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef from various angles on this combined helicopter and cruise package deal. Fly to the outer reef on a helicopter, enjoying the sea views from above and seeing the reef from a unique perspective. After landing, spend more than two hours at the reef platform, where you can snorkel, view the reef from a semi-submersible, and learn about the reef’s biodiversity.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$389.82
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Green Island Day Trip Including Seawalker Helmet Dive COMBO
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Green Island Day Trip Including Seawalker Helmet Dive COMBO

If visiting the ancient coral cay of Green Island for the day wasn’t great enough, add a seawalker helmet dive to your package. Take a super-fast catamaran from Cairns to the island and choose between the use of snorkeling gear or a glass-bottom boat ride (included). Add more fun to the day by donning a glass helmet and taking a guided walk on the seabed, surrounded by coral and tropical fish while keeping your head dry.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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