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Great Barrier Reef Day Tour with Reef Experience from Cairns

Join us onboard the high-speed Catamaran “Reef Experience” for an unforgettable day visiting 2 pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations and discovering the breathtaking wonder of this World Heritage environment. Maximum 75 passengers. Reef Experience is Cairn’s only ALL-inclusive Great Barrier Reef Day Tour which also offers a FREE Scuba Dive and Glass-bottom boat tour. Catering for all levels in Swimming, Snorkelling and Scuba Diving, everyone will find the perfect way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Experienced Swimmer or Snorkeler? Our crew will show you the best patches of coral and can tell you where to find the marine marvels that call the reef their home. Never Snorkelled before or can’t Swim? Friendly and professional Crew are always ready to jump in and assist everybody who needs assistance to have fun and enjoy the magic the reef has to offer, ensuring that you are comfortable with your equipment and introducing you to some of our friendly fish! A day on the Great Barrier Reef will be one of the most memorable days in your life.

Adult $245|Child 4-11 years $165
Family 2A2C $655
Departs Daily 8.00am - 4.30 pm
Join us onboard the high-speed Catamaran 'Reef Experience' for a value day on the Outer Barrier Reef. Your day includes Cairns CBD hotel transfers, breakfast, One FREE Scuba Dive, a Glass-Bottom Boat Tour, Lunch, Snorkelling, and a light snack on the journey home. Great value!

 

 

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Join us onboard the high-speed Catamaran “Reef Experience” for an unforgettable day visiting 2 pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations and discovering the breathtaking wonder of this World Heritage environment. Maximum 75 passengers. Reef Experience is Cairn’s only ALL-inclusive Great Barrier Reef Day Tour which also offers a FREE Scuba Dive and Glass-bottom boat tour. Catering for all levels in Swimming, Snorkelling and Scuba Diving, everyone will find the perfect way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Experienced Swimmer or Snorkeler? Our crew will show you the best patches of coral and can tell you where to find the marine marvels that call the reef their home. Never Snorkelled before or can’t Swim? Friendly and professional Crew are always ready to jump in and assist everybody who needs assistance to have fun and enjoy the magic the reef has to offer, ensuring that you are comfortable with your equipment and introducing you to some of our friendly fish! A day on the Great Barrier Reef will be one of the most memorable days in your life.


FREE Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation
Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
Unlimited Snorkelling at morning and afternoon locations.
All equipment INCLUDING wetsuit hire & lycra suits
FREE Scuba Dive
Certified Dive qualified OR
Resort Dive no-experience is necessary at the first reef location for everyone over age 12 and medically fit to scuba dive.
Medical Conditions do apply –
FREE Glass Bottom Boat Tour -not operating until further notice
FREE Marine Biology Presentation
Breakfast consisting of barbecue bacon & egg rolls, coffee, tea and fruit platters
Delicious Buffet BBQ lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
Cheese & fruit platter & complimentary wine on the return journey
No hidden costs!
Second introductory/resort dive – $ 65
Second certified scuba dive – $ 55
Guided certified scuba dive – $ 15
Swimmers
Towel
Hat
Sunglasses
Reefsmart sunscreen
Water bottle (you are able to refill on board)
Change of clothes
Extra cash or credit card for onboard purchases

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