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Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Full-Day Tour & Live Music

Product ID: 11604
Discover some of the most spectacular destinations in the Outer Great Barrier Reef with 5 hours to snorkel and explore the famous National Park. Includes a gourmet buffet lunch, live music, glass of wine, and a fruit and cheese platter.
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Duration: 4 hours - 1 day
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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
Full description
Take an exciting ride in the Evolution, a state of the art high-speed vessel, and explore some of the most beautiful spots in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The vessel's professional, friendly and attentive staff will ensure that this is a safe and fun-filled experience.

This five-hour tour will visit two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations. Snorkel equipment and lessons are provided, so feel free to jump in the water and explore this amazing natural wonder from up close.

Later, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch with salad before we take off for the second half of the tour. Experience the excitement of a Semi-Submersible tour (extra option), and get a whole new perspective of underwater wildlife.
  • BBQ lunch and salads
  • Snorkel equipment and lesson
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and fruit platter, cheese and a glass of wine on return journey
  • Live Australian musical entertainer on return journey
  • All divers must complete a Medical Questionnaire. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may preclude some people from diving
What’s Not Included
  • Scuba diving, wetsuit/lycra suit hire
  • Semi-Submersible tour
  • Scenic helicopter flights and underwater camera hire
  • Accommodation transfers
  • Soft drinks and alcohol

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Meeting point

Check-in begins at 7:15 AM at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns. Vessel departs daily at 8:15 AM and returns at 4:30 PM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
• 20 dollars per person, EMC and Fuel levy to be paid upon check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal on day of travel
• Family Packages are available (2 adults and 2 children).
• A Dive medical questionnaire must be completed by all PADI course participants prior to commencement of course. If any questions are raised a full Dive Medical may be required at a local medical center at an extra cost.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 170 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We had a magic day - great weather, great team on the boat. Awesome snorkelling - saw lots. My husband really enjoyed the prawns - I was too busy snorkelling!! Very friendly and welcoming staff and nothing was too much trouble. Felt very safe and all in all made my dream come true.

September 12, 2019

Great way to see the barrier reef we traveled with four kids from 6 to 11 and really enjoyed it. The staff were really helpful and fun. Boat is rocky so be prepared. There are a lot of paid extras wet suit, photos, helicopter and diving but all optional extras. Really had fun and glad we booked!

July 18, 2019


Take the motion sickness meds - trust me. One of the tour guides told us that “half the crew takes them” and that convinced me to take it. The waters were rocky so we were unable to do the semi submersible experience, but snorkeling was no problem. There are plenty of life jackets and pool noodles. I was in awe from the first time I put my head under water and saw the Great Barrier Reef. It is a must see before it is gone.

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June 15, 2019

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Down Under Cruise and Dive

Product ID: 11604