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Dreamtime Snorkel from Cairns

We acknowledge the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji , Mandingalbay Yidinji, Yirrganydji & Gunggandji people, Traditional Owners of the Sea Country on which you will travel

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Enjoy one of Cairns’ most unique & exclusive Great Barrier Reef tours. Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel invites you to step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous sea rangers on a day tour of two spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef sites. Reef sites visited may include Milln, Flynn, Hastings, Saxon, Norman or Thetford Reef. You will also experience our authentic Dreamtime experience with our Cultural Guides, sharing their stories of the history of the Great Barrier Reef. Indigenous sea rangers will recount the Dreamtime stories of the traditional people of this Sea Country and help you gain a deeper cultural understanding of the diverse ecosystems that make up the Great Barrier Reef.

 

Adult from $219|Child $139|Family $577
Seasonal dates and prices apply
Departs daily 9.00am - 5.00pm
Step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous Sea Rangers  as they recount the Dreamtime stories of the local people and help you gain a deeper cultural understanding of the diverse ecosystems that make up the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy up to 5 hours of fun with unlimited snorkelling with 2 Reef locations  in air-conditioned lounges and a licensed bar.

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Includes:
- Two spectacular outer reef sights
- Qualified lifeguard supervision
- Morning tea
- Hot and cold smorgasbord lunch
- Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) and instruction provided
- Snorkel brief at each site
- Guided snorkel tour
- Qualified lifeguards on hand
- Lycra suits provided
- Prescription masks available at no extra cost
- An Environmental Management Charge included
- Air conditioned lounges and a licensed bar.

What to bring – camera, swimming costume, towel, hat, sunscreen, cash for drinks at the bar, credit card for shopping.

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