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Encompassing roughly 3,000 individual reefs and dotted with almost 900 islands and coral cays (small sandy isles), Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most unforgettable natural treasures. Snorkelers and certified divers flock here to see the unparalleled array of marine life.

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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

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Experience one of the wonders of the natural world up close and personal on this snorkeling and diving cruise on the Great Barrier Reef. Climb aboard a 35 meter superyacht in Cairns and set sail for the open sea. Reach the Barrier Reef and explore the colorful world underneath the water, and snorkel or dive for a closer look. Travel to 2 different locations on the reef to see more of this special place
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns
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Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns

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Spend a day on the Great Barrier Reef at two different snorkel and dive sites on this luxury catamaran cruise from Cairns. Travel in style aboard a fast, comfortable catamaran to the outer edge Upolu Reef. Take an Adventure Snorkel & Glass Bottom Boat Tour through the highly protected no-fishing zone sites in the Marine Park. Refuel with a buffet lunch on board the catamaran before heading to your next destination, Upolu Cay reef. Enjoy the shallow azure blue waters surrounding this natural Coral Cay with both snorkeling or diving on offer. Be mesmerised by coral teeming with colourful fish.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.67
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Sunlover Reef Cruises Cairns Great Barrier Reef Experience
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Sunlover Reef Cruises Cairns Great Barrier Reef Experience

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Enjoy the natural delights of the Great Barrier Reef on an activity cruise from Cairns that gives you several ways to experience this renowned underwater world. After traveling by catamaran to a pontoon moored on the reef, you can observe marine life on a glass-bottom boat or semi-submersible vessel; go snorkeling to spot sea turtles; get your hands wet in the touch pool; upgrade to include a Seawalker Helmet dive; or upgrade to include an introductory or certified scuba dive. A buffet lunch is included, and the pontoon is equipped with showers.
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  • 8 hours
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

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Go snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise from Cairns. Relax on board your 80-foot (25-meter) luxury catamaran as your captain sails to two exclusive locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel or dive, with full instruction provided by guides, and see an array of colorful fish, sea turtles, and corals. Your tour includes morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch, with additional beverages available for purchase.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the Great Barrier Reef and a lush island rain forest on this full-day catamaran tour to Green Island from Cairns. Create your own perfect day on this protected coral cay with a variety of activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, Seawalking, nature walks, and tours on a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to include a delicious buffet lunch on board the catamaran and/or a ride in a semi-submarine. It’s a fantastic way to discover the underwater wonders of the world’s most famous reef!
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  • 8 hours
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Ocean Free Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise, Cairns 25 guests
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Ocean Free Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise, Cairns 25 guests

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Sail on a 2-masted schooner from Cairns to Green Island for a full day of snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Have a choice of options for exploring Green Island, spending time in the water around the magnificent coral reefs, walking in the rain forest, or lazing on the white sandy beaches. Enjoy the expertise of the superb crew, in addition to buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and a glass of wine as you cruise back to Cairns.
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  • 9 hours
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Great Barrier Reef Adventure from Cairns Inc Snorkel from Activity Platform
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Great Barrier Reef Adventure from Cairns Inc Snorkel from Activity Platform

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Whether you want to immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef or view it from a bit of a distance, this day trip to the outer reef has you covered. The activity platform at the reef provides opportunities to snorkel, dive, and swim, and to view it from the comfort of a semi-submersible and an underwater observatory. An ideal day trip for the whole family.
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  • 7 hours
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Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns
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Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns

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Ensure a memorable experience on the Outer Great Barrier Reef on this full-day, all-inclusive cruise aboard a catamaran. Head for Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Outer Reef and plunge into the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef by snorkeling amongst its rich marine life. If you have selected the option, you can also include an introductory or certified dive. Includes morning and afternoon tea, as well as a buffet lunch.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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3-Day Best of Cairns Combo: The Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, and Kuranda
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3-Day Best of Cairns Combo: The Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, and Kuranda

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Save money by combining the Cairns region's three top activities in one 3-day tour. Begin by exploring the underwater world of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef with an included introductory dive. On the second day, head for Daintree Rainforest (also UNESCO-listed) to explore the world's oldest continuously surviving rainforest. Your final day is spent gliding above the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, then exploring quaint village of Kuranda before returning on the historical Kuranda Scenic Rail.
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  • 3 days
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Full Day Snorkel In The Great Barrier Reef

Full Day Snorkel In The Great Barrier Reef

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Experience some of the best snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef on this fun full-day tour. You'll get free use of the provided snorkeling gear so you don't have to bring your own. Sail out to Bait Reef, enjoying the views along the way. You'll be taken to two different snorkeling spots where you'll be amazed by the colors and variety of the tropical sea life.
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  • 8 hours
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Full Day Reef Cruise Including 10 Minute Heli Scenic Flight: Get High Package
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Full Day Reef Cruise Including 10 Minute Heli Scenic Flight: Get High Package

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Discover the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from all angles on this action-packed tour. Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef on board a high-speed catamaran and enjoy up to three introductory or certified scuba dives at two different dive sites. After marveling over the colorful corals and marine life from underwater, hop aboard for a 10-minute helicopter flight and see the islands and reefs from above.
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  • 9 hours
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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation

Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation

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Discover the underwater beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour from Cairns. Glide across the Coral Sea on a catamaran ride to a premium outer reef location with diverse marine life. Spend hours at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed reef with exclusive access to an activity platform staffed by marine biologist guides. Snorkel, scuba dive, or opt to take a glass-bottom boat tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas

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Discover the amazing coral formations and marine life of the outer Great Barrier Reef on this snorkeling adventure cruise from Port Douglas. Travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Agincourt Reef and design your perfect day at sea with a wide range of family-friendly activities including snorkeling, fish feeding, a semi-submersible boat tour and a unique Ocean Walker helmet dive. Go deeper with an introductory or certified scuba dive, and savor a delicious buffet lunch midday.
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  • 8 hours
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Silversonic Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas
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Silversonic Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Port Douglas

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Swim among the fantastic marine life of the outer Great Barrier Reef on this full-day snorkel and scuba catamaran cruise from Port Douglas. Visit three different dive sites on Agincourt Reef, where you can choose to scuba, snorkel or both. Introductory and certified scuba dives are available, and expert guides are on hand to provide instruction and point out highlights of the underwater world. Enjoy a total of 5 hours on the reef, breaking to recharge with a buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Port Douglas is included.
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  • 10 hours
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5-Day Best of Cairns with Daintree, Kuranda, and Great Barrier Reef

5-Day Best of Cairns with Daintree, Kuranda, and Great Barrier Reef

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Experience the very best of Far North Queensland on this diverse 5-day adventure based out of Cairns. Scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef, visit Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge, ride through the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, and marvel at some of the world's oldest living species in Daintree Rainforest. Includes round-trip airport transfers, all transportation, some meals, and overnight accommodation in a charming 3-star hotel with pool in Cairns.
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  • 5 days
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Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation

Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation

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Experience Cape Tribulation on a half-day snorkeling adventure. After a convenient pickup at your hotel, board a sturdy ocean safari vessel and head for the cape. Throw on your gear and dive in, watching for sea turtles, eagle rays, giant clams, brilliant coral, starfish, and tropical fish as you swim along the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Marvel at the Daintree Rainforest—a UNESCO World Heritage site—from the water.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Out n About Sportfishing for Share and Private Charters on Reef and Estuary
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Out n About Sportfishing for Share and Private Charters on Reef and Estuary

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Cast a line and experience the thrill of the catch on a guided sportfishing tour in Port Douglas. Half-day small-group and private charters for groups of up to 12 guests (on two boats) are available. Fish inshore reefs and estuaries or visit the outer reef for a full day. The tours are suitable for both novice and experienced anglers.
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  • 4 hours
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Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour

Ultimate Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest 45-minute Helicopter Tour

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Enjoy the best of both worlds on this exhilarating 45-minute helicopter flight, crossing both land and sea. Swoop over the lush rainforest and thundering waterfalls of the Barron Gorge, then admire the vast reefs and aquamarine waters of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef. Spot landmarks like Stoney Creek Falls, Green Island and Arlington Reef, and snap aerial photos of the Northern Beaches and Palm Cove. This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off from Cairns.
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  • 45 minutes
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Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Cairns

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Customize your visit to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns with your selection from three travel options with a choice of snorkeling, scuba diving, and a one-way or round-trip scenic helicopter tour. Admire views of the Great Barrier Reef from your helicopter as you get a multi-angled perspective on one of the world’s top natural wonders. Then enjoy a close experience of the coral reef by choosing to snorkel or enroll in an optional scuba diving course (additional expense).
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  • 2 to 7 hours
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Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

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Enjoy unforgettable views of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as you fly over the UNESCO-listed natural wonder in a helicopter. Experience the magnitude of the vast reef as you float overhead on a 25-minute flight, spotting landmarks like Green Island and Upolo Cay and swooping low enough to see coral clusters and schools of tropical fish and rays. This tour includes pick-up from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels.
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  • 1 hour
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Cruise out and Cruise return, plus 10 minute Scenic Flight

Cruise out and Cruise return, plus 10 minute Scenic Flight

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Experience the Great Barrier Reef from the air and sea with a helicopter flight and cruise from Cairns. Depending on the tides and weather, head to either Norman or Saxon Reef where you'll be able to snorkel, relax on the sun deck, and enjoy an Aussie BBQ lunch. Following that, you'll get the chance to soar over picturesque reef systems before returning to the boat.
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  • 7 hours
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Helicopter and Cruise Packages with Great Adventures

Helicopter and Cruise Packages with Great Adventures

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See the natural wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef from various angles on this combined helicopter and cruise package deal. Fly to the outer reef on a helicopter, enjoying the sea views from above and seeing the reef from a unique perspective. After landing, spend more than two hours at the reef platform, where you can snorkel, view the reef from a semi-submersible, and learn about the reef’s biodiversity.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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Cairns Reef and Rainforest Combo: Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef
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Cairns Reef and Rainforest Combo: Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef

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Marvel over two UNESCO-listed natural wonders with this great-value combo deal from Cairns. On the first day, set sail for a thrilling cruise around the Great Barrier Reef, spot exotic fish on a glass-bottomed boat tour and marvel at the colorful corals on an introductory scuba dive. On the second day, venture inland to explore the ancient Daintree rainforest, hike through the Mossman Gorge and admire views over the reef from Cape Tribulation. Best of all: the small-group tours both include lunch, hotel pick-up and all activities.
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  • 2 days
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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

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Get more than four hours to explore the outer Great Barrier Reef on this full-day tour, which offers snorkeling or diving experiences from two different reef locations. You can choose between different options for this experience based on your snorkeling or diving levels. While out on the water, keep an eye out for wildlife, including fish, rays, and turtles.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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