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Cairns: Outer & Coral Cay Reefs Cruise with Snorkeling/Dive

Cairns: Outer & Coral Cay Reefs Cruise with Snorkeling/Dive

From US$ 150.54 per person

Enjoy a day aboard a luxurious vessel and travel to two reefs including Upolu Cay Reef and the outer edge of Upolu Reef. Spend 6 hours on the reef exploring and learning.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Learn from expert divers while exploring the beautiful aquatic life surrounding you
  • Listen to an informative reef talk
  • Take a guided adventure drift snorkel tour and explore the extraordinary sea life below
  • Enjoy plenty of time for many activities and still relax – no rush!
  • Dine on a scrumptious smorgasbord lunch including smoked salmon and prawns
Full description
As soon as you step foot on a super-fast, luxury 20m CAT, you’ll feel welcomed and pampered. With your early boarding from Marlin Marina (with prior check in at 7:15am from Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns Marina), you’ll get to breathe in the morning ocean breeze as you’re taken out to one of two snorkel and dive destinations.  At the stunning Upolu Coral Cay Reef, you’ll learn about graceful blue-spotted stingrays, tenacious green sea turtles, bright damsel fish and other amazing creatures that call this reef their home, as you observe them from a glass bottom boat. You’ll then have the chance to see these inquisitive creatures up close, while snorkeling within the incredibly clear, turquoise water. The second snorkel and dive site is the fascinating ‘Wonder Wall’, located on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. Here you will enjoy snorkelling on the top of the wall for easy viewing of all the marine life and coral. Maybe sign-up for the optional, certified or introductory guided dive, encountering a huge variety of aquatic flora and fauna, including hard and soft corals, giant clams, fans, turtles and a vast assortment of colorful tropical fish as you descend and meander along the side of the wall .  In between visiting these two sites, you’ll enjoy a smorgasbord lunch fit for a king. Enjoy smoked salmon, prawns, three types of cold meat, a chicken platter, three fresh salads and a variety of breads. After a relaxed six hours of diving and snorkelling, you’ll spend the trip home indulging in even more delicious food, arriving back at Cairns at around 4:30 pm.
  • Informative glass bottom boat tour
  • 2 uncrowded reef destinations
  • Adventure snorkeling tour with marine naturalist
  • All top quality snorkeling gear including prescription masks
  • Lycra suits, wetsuits ( seasonal ) and flotation devices
  • 6 full hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Fish feeding
  • Fresh water showers
  • Danish pastry & fresh fruit upon boarding, plus tea and coffee
  • Large buffet lunch with smoked salmon and prawns
  • Chilled cask water
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese, crackers and assorted cakes served on the cruise home
  • emc/port/administration fees per person (payable directly at check-in, $20 per person)
  • Certified diving (1 or 2 certified dives)
  • Introductory diving (for those without certification: 1 or 2 dives)
  • Underwater cameras
  • Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and bottled water
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Ocean Freedom Check in Desk, Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Any pre-booked diving is subject to being clear of medical issues and not on medication contraindicated to diving on the day of travel. A medical form will be filled out on the day
  • Please note that in Queensland the minimum diving age is 12-years-old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 226 reviews

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The first stop was a little bit sad, because the Corals are dying, not that colorfull, but the second stop was really nice, we saw a lot of different fish, we saw Nemo and Dory, some giant clams, etc. The boat's members were amazing! So full of energy! The buffet food nd snacks were really good. I really enjoy it!!!!

June 24, 2021

Staff were amazing and lots of fun. Unfortunately, the day we chose to go was quite windy and waters were a bit choppy (to no fault of the staff or cruise), but saw lots of coral and marine life nonetheless. The first spot was great however, the second spot near the sandbar wasn't as exciting. Food and drinks were great - well fed especially on the way back.

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June 14, 2021

What a wonderful day on the Ocean Freedom with extremely supportive and helpful staff. The day was enjoyable with plenty of food - morning & afternoon teas & a wonderful lunch. The snorkelling was amazing with two sites chosen. The staff gave very clear directions and instructions for snorkelling. The staff were in the water at all times to help anyone and were pointing out various marine life. All crew & skipper should be congratulated for a great day.

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June 11, 2021

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