Water activity

From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

Activity provider:Divers Den
Water activity

From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

Activity provider:Divers Den
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From US$ 156.28 per person

Likely to sell out

An award-winning, luxury vessel with up to 80 passengers only will whisk you out to the reef. Visit 2 pristine outer Great Barrier Reef locations and go snorkeling, enjoy a tasty picnic lunch, and learn from a friendly and multi-lingual crew.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Experience a comfortable day on the reef
  • Snorkel at 2 exclusive outer reef locations
  • Enjoy a delicious pre-packed picnic lunch
Full description

Explore the stunning biodiversity of the outer Great Barrier Reef on this snorkelling tour from Cairns. 3 sun decks, 2 air-conditioned indoor saloons, a spacious dive deck, and a sunken platform for easy water access. Have drinks and a packed lunch.

Depart Cairns in the morning for the outer reef on this 8-hour tour. Join a once in a lifetime adventure aboard a luxury day trip to the great barrier reef. Enjoy a light morning tea and a delicious pre-packed picnic lunch. Complimentary tea, coffee, and chilled water are served throughout the day (snacks, soft and alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase).

Discover the Great Barrier Reef in the easiest way possible: with a snorkel - it is as simple as breathing. If you have never snorkelled before, don't worry, a briefing is held on board, explaining how to put and use the snorkelling gear. The private reef locations are approximately 70 kilometres (about 43 miles) offshore, these unique sites offer superb coral formations and an abundance of coral and marine life including inquisitive Nemo's, Turtles, Stingrays and Wally the friendly Maori Wrasse. Visit 2 different reef locations daily, these are chosen en-route considering weather and sea conditions to ensure the best in-water experience. Visit either Norman, Saxon or Hastings Reef.

  • Cruise on a luxury catamaran
  • Morning tea or coffee
  • 5 hours on the outer reef at 2 exclusive snorkel and dive locations
  • Detailed snorkel briefings
  • Guided snorkeling tours
  • Use of snorkel equipment, including masks, snorkels, fins, and flotation devices
  • Use of wet and stinger suits
  • Prescription mask (optional)
  • Fresh pre-packed picnic lunch
  • Hot freshwater showers
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Certified diver guides
  • Photos
  • Digital camera hire
  • Souvenirs

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Meeting point

Meet at Finger B, Cairns Marlin Marina.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • If under 18 years and traveling alone, you will need a signed form by a parent/guardian. Only ages 16 and up are permitted to travel without a guardian (but must have a signed form).
  • Lunch will be a fresh tropical buffet with hot and cold options. Please specify any special dietary requirements or restrictions at the time of booking so that these can be catered to
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 439 reviews

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Signed on for the intro dive. Unfortunately I did not feel capable. But having my instructor Lewis made me feel very safe and reassuring me that it might all be okay once I’ve relaxed and really taking his time with me was much appreciated. Did take part in the snorkelling and it was incredible. The instructors are out there with you at all times keeping you safe and showing us the coolest sights. A big bonus is the lunch time. I love some scran and the spread they put on is fresh and light just what you need for a day of fun. Thanks again divers den for a great day Dylan

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May 6, 2023

It was so so great!!! Had amazing staff especially Mia, Blake and Chimmi!!! They were so great Scuba diving was amazing! so much fun. Easy to learn, they explained it all so well. As well as snorkelling was great The food was amazing! The day went so smoothly. Such a great way to see the reef but also relax Was an 8 hour day but went by so quick

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April 21, 2023

The crew was professional, personable, and attentive. Enough crew members to help out with anything. I felt safe and they worked like a well-oiled machine. The food was fresh and delicious. They made sure we had enough water available for drinking. I truly enjoyed my experience on this excursion. Highly recommend!

April 14, 2023

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