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Mission Beach: Great Barrier Reef Snorkel or Dive Cruise

1. Mission Beach: Great Barrier Reef Snorkel or Dive Cruise

Experience a day on board 'Reef Goddess' to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Begin your adventure at Clump Point Boat Ramp where you'll board MV Reef Goddess. After an introduction and safety briefing from your captain, depart Clump Point and head off to the East sitting on 17 knots reaching your first reef location in under 1 1/2 hours. In the water at the first Outer Great Barrier Reef location (locations are determined on the day to suit weather conditions), you'll have an hour exploring untouched reefs with the crew on hand to assist with your gear and getting going. A free snorkel briefing will cover what to do and what not to do to ensure your safety and enjoyment at the reef. Depart for a 1/2 hour cruise to the second snorkel location and lunch preparation. Arrive at the second location where your friendly crew will serve lunch with cold cuts, fresh prawns, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. After your well-earned lunch, jump in for another hour of learning, exploring, and experiencing one of the world's natural wonders. After more snorkeling or diving, your crew will 'up anchor' and head for home back to beautiful Mission Beach.

Mission Beach Tandem Skydive

2. Mission Beach Tandem Skydive

Head to Mission Beach, Australia's best location for skydiving, for an unforgettable experience. Mission Beach is just a short drive from Cairns. The site offers Australia’s highest jump (up to 15,000 feet) and up to 60 seconds of freefall. Enjoy the warm tropical climate paired with the most idyllic landing on the shimmering sands of Mission Beach. A beach landing is guaranteed! Tandem skydiving over Mission Beach is an adrenalin-fueled experience with spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef, tropical Islands, beaches, and the rainforest.

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What people are saying about Mission Beach

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 53 reviews

The only boat departing Mission Beach meant we were the only group out on that part of the reef. The reef was teeming with life and huge biodiversity. The crew were knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The lunch was plentiful and fresh. We even saw whales on the way back to shore.

Unbelievable experience, it was my first time doing a sky dive and I would recommend everyone to do this one on Mission Beach! The views were insane, it didn’t feel real. Instructors were amazing and made you feel at ease the entire time, loved it!!

The trip was very well organized and the whole crew was super nice! I got a great dive lesson from Francesco. The dive was just awesome! I never once felt unsafe thanks to him. We saw so many great things!

Very friendly and helpful crew. Great lunch and most importantly great snorkeling with fantastic coral and abundant fish life. We will be back.

A wonderful trip to the reef. Crew were amazing, food was delicious and the reef was beautiful. Highly recommend this tour.