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Cairns: Outer and Coral Cay Snorkel and Dive Cruise

Cairns: Outer and Coral Cay Snorkel and Dive Cruise

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From US$ 159.88 per person

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Enjoy a day aboard a luxurious vessel and travel to two reefs including Upolu Cay Reef and the outer edge of Upolu Reef. Spend 6 hours on the reef exploring and learning.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide


  • Learn from expert divers while exploring the beautiful aquatic life surrounding you
  • Listen to an informative reef talk
  • Take a guided adventure drift snorkel tour and explore the extraordinary sea life below
  • Enjoy plenty of time for many activities and still relax – no rush!
  • Dine on a scrumptious smorgasbord lunch including smoked salmon and prawns
Full description

Step foot on a super-fast, luxury 20m CAT, feeling welcomed and pampered, and embark on an ocean-filled journey of discovery. After your early boarding from Marlin Marina, breathe in the morning ocean breeze as you sail to one of two snorkel and dive destinations. From there, explore the ocean's brilliant fish and coral reefs. At the stunning Upolu Coral Cay Reef, learn about graceful blue-spotted stingrays, tenacious green sea turtles, bright damsel fish, and other amazing creatures that call this reef their home, as you observe them from a glass bottom boat. You’ll then have the chance to see these inquisitive creatures up close, while snorkeling within the incredibly clear, turquoise water. The second snorkel and dive site is the fascinating ‘Wonder Wall’, located on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. Enjoy snorkeling on the top of the wall for easy viewing of all the marine life and coral. Sign-up for the optional, certified or introductory guided dive, encountering a huge variety of aquatic flora and fauna, including hard and soft corals, giant clams, fans, turtles and a vast assortment of colorful tropical fish as you descend and meander along the side of the wall .  In between visiting these two sites, enjoy a smorgasbord lunch fit for a king. Savor smoked salmon, prawns, three types of cold meat, a chicken platter, three fresh salads and a variety of breads. After a relaxed six hours of diving and snorkeling, spend the trip home indulging in even more delicious food, arriving back at Cairns at around 4:30 PM.

  • CAT cruise
  • Guides/captains
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • 2 reef visits
  • Snorkeling tour with marine naturalist
  • Snorkeling gear, including prescription masks
  • Lycra suits, wetsuits (seasonal) and flotation devices
  • 6 hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Fish feeding
  • Fresh water showers
  • Danish pastry and fresh fruit upon boarding
  • Tea and coffee upon boarding
  • Buffet lunch
  • Chilled cask water
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese, crackers, and assorted cakes served on the cruise back
  • Emc/port/administration fees per person (payable directly at checkin, AUD20 per person)
  • Certified diving (unless options selected)
  • Introductory diving (unless options selected; for those without certification)
  • Underwater cameras
  • Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, and bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meet your tour at the local partner's, Ocean Freedom, checkin desk at the Reef Fleet Terminal at least 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Any pre-booked diving is subject to being clear of medical issues and not on medication contraindicated to diving on the day of travel
  • Any pre-booked diving is subject to being clear of medical issues and not on medication contraindicated to diving on the day of travel. A medical form will be filled out on the day
  • In Queensland, the minimum diving age is 12-years-old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 251 reviews

Review summary

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All in all a successful trip. Relaxed atmosphere, good food and snacks. Glass bottom boat tour optional. Snorkeling at 2 cool spots where you could also see many animals and corals. Guided snorkeling tour with marine biologist. Scuba diving can also be booked spontaneously. All in all a great trip. Any time!

July 24, 2022

Unfortunately, we didn't hit the weather. There was a very strong wind and high waves, so it was very difficult to snorkel. It was possible to buy seasickness pills on board the ship and those who did not regret it. There are two stops during the cruise. We liked the first reef much more than the second .. The food is tasty and in really large amounts. The staff was friendly and helpful, although you can see that they enjoyed their own company the most. In general, despite the bad weather conditions, I consider the cruise successful.

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July 12, 2022

Amazing trip, we love it. The team/guides were very friendly and caring about people needs. They took us to amazing places and provided us with the required support to let it happened. Just two comments: if the number of the participants was defined and limited so very one will have place although the company provided large number of the guides. If the company provided paper/plastic cups in the kitchen in order of maintaining the safety and health of the participants.

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July 1, 2022

Product ID: 108904