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Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Cairns: Outer Great Barrier Reef Full-Day Tour with Lunch

From US$ 124.34 per person

Discover some of the most spectacular destinations in the Outer Great Barrier Reef with time to snorkel and explore the famous National Park. Includes a gourmet buffet lunch, a glass of wine, and a light snack on the return journey.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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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
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Tour the Outer Great Barrier Reef with time to snorkel and explore this world-famous National Park. Complement your experience with a gourmet buffet lunch, glass of wine, and a light snack.

Board your high-speed vessel, and visit some of the most beautiful spots in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a seamless experience with knowledgeable staff to ensure a safe and fun-filled tour.

Stop at 2 spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations and snorkel with equipment and lessons provided. Feel free to jump in the water and explore this natural wonder up close.

Later, sit down for a delicious barbecue lunch with salad before taking off for the second half of the tour.

  • Full-day reef cruise visiting 2 outer reef sites
  • 5 hours reef time to snorkel with all snorkel equipment provided
  • Chef prepared BBQ lunch (allergies catered for on request)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • A glass of wine and light afternoon snack
  • Lycra sun-suits
  • Admin/fuel levy ($20pp to be paid prior to travel)
  • Semi-Submersible tour
  • Scenic helicopter flights and underwater camera hire
  • Accommodation transfers
  • Soft drinks and alcohol
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • 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

Check-in is from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns. Vessel departs daily at 8:00 AM and returns approximately 4:30 PM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • $20 per person fuel levy and administration costs must be paid prior to travel direct to the tour operator
  • A Dive medical questionnaire must be completed by all PADI course participants prior to commencement of the course, if any questions are raised a full Dive Medical may be required at a local medical center at an extra cost.
  • The minimum age for diving is 12 years
  • All trips and tours are weather permitting
  • There is a minimum number required for the tour to proceed and may be canceled if not met
  • Should a trip be canceled, passengers may be offered an alternative day for lost day or trip
  • Some medical conditions may exclude an individual from in-water activities
  • No refund for passengers leaving the vessel early
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 216 reviews

Review summary

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Loved our whole tour experience with the Evolution. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. From check-in, Eddie was there to guide the passengers where to go. We're also very thankful to Brayden and Jake for guiding us during our snorkel when we didn't know what to do. It was an amazing day for us. Would love to go back again.

June 16, 2021

Lovely boat - seems very new, plenty of space, super friendly staff and nice lunch. I did have my reservations when I was assigned passenger number 130 and assigned a particular seat on the boat - but seating was for initial safety briefing only and then we had plenty of freedom to roam around. All very professional and well organised.

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May 8, 2021

Everything was just perfect! Boat crew was so helpful, funny and smiling all the time, they made our cruise unforgetable! Lunch was so nice and we could choose from a large variety of food. The wine at the end was just a cherry on top. Nothing to complain. Thank you so much!

March 12, 2021

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