Water activity

Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider:Down Under Cruise and Dive
Water activity

Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider:Down Under Cruise and Dive
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From US$ 139.82 per person

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Discover some of the most spectacular destinations in the Outer Great Barrier Reef on this tour from Cairns with time to snorkel and explore. Enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch, a glass of wine, and a light snack.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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  • Take a boat trip to the true outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, and discover this amazing natural wonder
  • Stop at two exclusive mooring locations and enjoy over five hours of snorkeling
  • Travel aboard a comfortable, safe and fast vessel, with less travel time and more time to enjoy the Reef
  • Have a delicious BBQ lunch onboard, with vegetarian options available
  • Travel on-board the most luxurious reef vessel in Australia
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Tour the Outer Great Barrier Reef by boat with time to snorkel and explore this world-famous National Park. Complement your experience with a gourmet buffet lunch, glass of wine, and a light snack.

Board your high-speed vessel, and visit some of the most beautiful spots in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a seamless experience with knowledgeable staff to ensure a safe and fun-filled tour.

Stop at 2 spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations and snorkel with equipment and lessons provided. Feel free to jump in the water and explore this natural wonder up close.

Later, sit down for a delicious barbecue lunch with salad before taking off for the second half of the tour.

  • Boat cruise
  • Guides/captains
  • 2 outer reef site visits
  • 5 hours reef time to snorkel
  • Snorkel masks
  • Chef-prepared BBQ lunch (allergies catered for on request)
  • Tea and coffee
  • 1 glass of wine
  • Light snack
  • Admin/fuel levy
  • Semi-submersible tour
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Lycra sun-suits

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Meeting point

Meet your tour at the local partner's, Down Under Cruise and Dive, kiosk at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns. Checkin is from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM. The vessel departs at 8 AM and returns at approximately 4:30 PM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • $20 per person fuel levy and administration costs must be paid prior to travel direct to the tour operator
  • A diving medical questionnaire must be completed by all PADI course participants prior to the start of the course, if any questions are raised a full Dive Medical may be required at a local medical center at an extra cost
  • The minimum age for diving is 12 years old
  • All trips and tours are weather permitting
  • There is a minimum number required for the tour to proceed and may be canceled if not met
  • Should a trip be canceled, passengers may be offered an alternative day for lost day or trip
  • Some medical conditions may exclude an individual from in-water activities
  • No refund for passengers leaving the vessel early
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 337 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
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Fantastic. Best thing you will ever do. I was very cautious about what company I chose to go with because I didn't want my time wasted. I definitely made the right choice. Very well organized, great lunch, nice people, lots of add-on activity opportunities, and the sea-sickness freebies were a great (and much-needed addition). Awesome! Fantastic! And the underwater photographer made the experience even better. Highly recommended. GREAT FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS by the way. They seated me on a table where I would make friends.

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April 26, 2023

The entire experience was fabulous. They staff were knowledgeable, very helpful, and seemed to enjoy their job. The boat, called the Evolution, was clean and large enough that it didn’t feel cramped. The lunch was excellent, and there was plenty for a second helping.

February 28, 2023

The most amazing day!!! Felt so welcome from everyone!!! The briefing was fantastic, even told us what to expect... I can't thank the staff enough for helping with the sea sickness, yes you will experience it!!! The day was absolutely amazing and beautiful and will 100% be doing it again when we return to Cairns !!!

October 8, 2022

Product ID: 11604