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Great Barrier Reef Tour • Great Adventures

Free upgrade (Value $30) to include Green Island on your outer reef trip.
Depart Cairns at 8.30am and enjoy 2 hours of free time on Green Island (including snorkelling equipment) before continuing to the Outer Reef Platform.

Escape into a world of surprises to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The stable reef activity platform is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore. Snorkel and/or dive, visit the underwater observatory, cruise in a semi-submersible to view the surrounding coral , or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch. Join us and the Great Barrier Reef’s vibrant marine life for a voyage into one of the world's natural wonders.

In addition to the activities included in your tour, there is also a wide range of optional activities to experience on our Outer Great Barrier Reef activity platform. Scuba dive(no experience required), join a snorkel tour, Scuba Doo below the waves or enjoy the Great Barrier Reef from the air with a scenic helicopter tour.

 

 

Adult $288.00| Child $152|Family $740

Departs Cairns Daily 10.30 am - 5.20 pm
Discover the Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures for three 3 hours at the Outer Reef Activity Platform. Here you can experience the reef for swimmers and non-swimmers and enjoy the many activities available. Relax as you enjoy the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch.

 

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Escape into a world of surprises to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The stable reef activity platform is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore. Snorkel and/or dive, visit the underwater observatory, cruise in a semi-sub, or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch. Join us and the Great Barrier Reef’s vibrant marine life for a voyage into one of the world's natural wonders. In addition to the activities included in your tour, there is also a wide range of optional activities to experience on our Outer Great Barrier Reef activity platform. Scuba dive(no experience required), join a snorkel tour, Scuba Doo below the waves or enjoy the Great Barrier Reef for the air with a scenic helicopter tour. Departs Cairns Daily 10.30 am - Return Cairns 5.20 pm


Free upgrade (Value $30) to include Green Island on your outer reef trip.
Depart Cairns at 8.30am and enjoy 2 hours on the island before continuing to the Outer Reef Platform.


Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
Morning tea cake selection
Three (3) hours at Outer Reef Activity Platform
Snorkelling equipment
Use of buoyancy vests & lycra/stinger suits
Reef education presentation
Hot and cold buffet lunch
Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
Underwater reef Observatory
Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
Afternoon tea and coffee are available whilst at the platform, and cheese and biscuits are on the return journey.
Introductory dive (no experience required)
Certified dive 
Join a snorkel tour
Scuba Doo 
Great Barrier Reef from the air with a scenic helicopter tour.
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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