Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon with Activities
- Duration: 8 hours
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Tour was extremely well organised and ran on time. The staff on board were knowledgeable and helpful. Cleanliness was taken quite seriously in regards to Covid-19 AND the copious amounts of bird poop that fills up the pontoon in between visits! The lunch provided was fresh and delicious - a choice between a lamb / vegetarian / chicken wrap, with a slice of cake, some quiche and roast veggies. The activities on board were excellent; choice of snorkelling, diving, glass bottom boat and submergible boat, not to mention the amazing water slide that drops you into the ocean! It was enough to fill our day really well. I've been on another of these type of tours before that didn't have anywhere near the amount of activities on board, and I wouldn't hesitate to book with this company again.
Great day at Kuranda Village, I enjoyed the train ride, felt like being back in time, with great views and Barron Falls was impressive! The Skyrail got cancelled due to weather, but received a quick refund and the transfer back, all efficiently handled. Got to feed the tropical birds at Birdworld (really fun) and see a Southern Cassowary (which I was longing to find somewhere as I don't drive) and saw the beautiful butterflies at the Butterfly Sanctuary. Memorable day getting to see everything I wished for :)
We started the day with a history lesson of the passing areas on our way into cairns. So very knowledgeable! The sky rail was very interesting and for 40Aud each well worth it to get to Kuranda. The scenic railway from Kuranda back down the mountains is absolutely spectacular with some amazing views. The town of Kuranda itself has been some what effected from COVID but no doubt it will bounce back. Recommend having a quick look at the butterfly sanctuary while your there too!
All the personel were fantastic. The 2 bus drivers (rather guides - Adrian and Adrian) were funny, entertaining, professional. They made every second of the time spent together a joy. Reece, the rainforest guide, is an amazing guy. He knows everything about the forest and the way he presents it is fabolous...
Great day out. I felt do safe using the flotation vests which helped me to relax and enjoy my snorkelling experience. The food was delicious and there was plenty. The boat ride out to the reef and back was very enjoyable.