Silverswift Dive • Snorkel from Cairns
Be whisked away to visit three spectacular outer reef sites at Flynn, Pellow, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs.
Silverswift is the only Cairns-based vessel to visit three sites in one day and is also the fastest! Enjoy 5 hours of fun with unlimited snorkelling, hot freshwater showers, change rooms, air-conditioned lounges and a licensed bar.
You will have the opportunity to explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures as you visit three different outer reef sites. Locations vary with the day’s diving and snorkelling conditions; however, each site is chosen for visual impact and ecological diversity.
A day with Silverswift is all about being in the water and experiencing the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s exciting, exotic and breathtaking! With our exclusive permits and remote sites, you’ll be able to dive and snorkel 3 uniquely different and ecologically diverse sites, each chosen to suit the day’s conditions. In between water activities, relax on the sundecks or in the air-conditioned lounges, and enjoy a delicious lunch for hungry adventurers!
Departs daily Cairns 8:30 - 4.30 pm
Dive & Snorkel from Cairns with Silverswift, the only Cairns-based vessel to visit 3 sites in one day; it is also the fastest! You’ll be whisked away to visit 3 spectacular outer reef sites at Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs. Enjoy 5 hours of fun with unlimited snorkelling, hot freshwater showers, change rooms, air-conditioned lounges and a licensed bar.
- Three spectacular outer reef sights with five hours of actual reef time
- Qualified lifeguard supervision
- Scrumptious morning tea including focaccias and muffin cakes on boarding, Afternoon tea cakes, cheese & biscuits
- Hot and cold tropical 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
- Free wi-fi on board
- Environmental Management Charge
Optional Extra - Intro & Certified Dive prices:
- Intro Dive $84.00 2 Dives $158.00 with full gear
- Certified Dive $63.00 2 Dives $90.00 3 Dives $110.00 with full gear
- Certified Dive $51.00 2 Dives $78.00 3 Dives $98.00 Tanks and weights only
- Underwater digital cameras available for hire
- Professional underwater photo and video service on board
Reef • Island • Moore & Fitzroy Island
Sat, Sun, Tue, Thu
Departs Cairns 8.00am - 5.00pm
New tour for 2024! Experience the ultimate Great Barrier Reef adventure combining 2 hours at Moore Reef pontoon + 3 hour Fitzroy Island stop over in a day! Moore reef has all of our standard inclusions, including semi-submersible, glass bottom boat including time at Fitzroy Island to relax & unwind including lunch.
Join us for a unique outer reef tour where the Sunlover catamaran docks alongside a floating pontoon stationed in a natural lagoon fringed with beautiful coral. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, family traveller, experienced diver or on your first trip to the Great Barrier Reef, our expert team will deliver a unique reef tour experience for you. Experience the ultimate adventure combining 2 hours at Moore Reef pontoon on the Outer Barrier Reef + Fitzroy Island stop over in a day! Moore reef has all of our standard inclusions with time at Fitzroy Island to relax & unwind including lunch.
Passions of Paradise Cairns
Departs daily 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
This Great Barrier Reef Tour is another of my favourites as a local. Why? Passions of Paradise is a true local family business operating since 1987. In 2017 they built Passions III at 30 meters. It is one of the fastest and largest sailing catamarans in Australia. Visit 2 unique outer reef locations where you can dive and snorkel. This is one of the most popular Cairns reef tours and is normally fully booked in advance!
Down Under Cruise from Cairns
Departs daily 8.00am - 4.30pm
Join this amazing Cairns reef tour, and travel onboard the spacious super-yacht, Evolution, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for your snorkelling and/or diving experience. The 35-metre 'Evolution', departs Cairns exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! Optional extras available.
Departing Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! Evolution caters to both dive beginners and certified divers. Scuba diving packages include full dive & safety briefing & specialised top-rated dive gear. Introductory divers are guided by a fully qualified dive instructor with a ratio of 4 divers per instructor. Certified divers can book a guided dive as an optional extra. Join us on the Semi-Submersible Tour, learning about the reef with our marine biologist or adding a scenic helicopter flight over the reef and enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch onboard. Finally, you'll cruise back to Cairns while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and a snack while you reflect on your day on the Great Barrier Reef.
Exclusive Great Barrier Reef Day Tour
Departs Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 8am - 4pm
Premium small group Outer Reef Day Tour with focus on exclusivity and sustainability. Fully inclusive of all meals, drinks, diving, snorkelling and premium equipment. From the moment you step onboard, every aspect of your day is taken care of. Our knowledgeable staff are there to guide you and provide a 5-star experience.
Every aspect of your day is taken care of from the moment you step onboard. Our knowledgeable staff are there to guide you and provide a 5-star experience. With a maximum of only 40 guests per trip and a high staff-to-guest ratio, we take care of everything, so all you need to do is go create unforgettable memories. Perfect for divers of all levels, or those looking to try diving for the first time. Our Marine Guides and instructors will assist you with getting the most out of your reef trip, both safely and sustainably. You will enjoy unlimited snorkelling and a sumptuous selection of meals paired with complimentary beverages throughout the day. Experience a guided snorkel tour with our cutting-edge technology using our exclusive waterproof bone-conducting headsets for a unique audio commentary as you explore the wonders of The Great Barrier Reef.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
This tour is restricted exclusively to ages 12 and over, ensuring an optimal experience for our guests
Great Barrier Reef Tour • Great Adventures
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.
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.
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.
Ocean Spirit Cruise
Departs daily 8.30am - 5pm
Sail to the Great Barrier Reef aboard Ocean Spirit Cruises spacious catamaran to Michaelmas Cay. Snorkel or dive the pristine reef in the shallow waters of the cay. Michaelmas Cay is a National Park and a protected sanctuary for migratory seabirds.
Set sail to Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef aboard Ocean Spirit's comfortable sailing catamaran. Snorkel or dive the fringing reef and enjoy the spectacular white sand beach and observe the myriad of seabirds that call this protected sanctuary home. Michaelmas Cay is a major natural seabird habitat and one of the most important in the Southern Hemisphere. It is home to at least 23 species of seabirds. Many breeds find this island an ideal nesting habitat and is one of the most significant bird sanctuaries on the Great Barrier Reef.