1 Day Great Barrier Reef Adventure from  Cairns

Adults from $250

Explore the Outer Barrier Reef from an activity platform with snorkelling, reef presentation, and buffet lunch.

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 natural wonders of the world.

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, join a snorkel tour, Scuba Doo below the waves or enjoy the Great Barrier Reef for the air with a scenic helicopter tour.

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Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
Day Tour 10:30am 5:30pm 7 Hours


Pricing valid for travel until 31 March 2020

Ticket Price
Adults $250
Children (4-14 yrs) $136
Family (2+2) $643
Infants (0-3) Free


Book your Extras now so you don’t miss out!

Hotel Transfers Cairns City Hotel Transfers $29 Adult
$19 Child
Hotel Transfers Northern Beaches Hotel Transfers $36 Adult
$20 Child
Scuba Dive Introductory Scuba Dive $172 per person
Scuba Dive Certified Scuba Dive 1 Dive $122
2 Dives $178
Scenic Helicopter Flight 10 Minute Scenic Flight $189 per person



Group Size: 200ppl max


  • National Park Fees
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Semi-Submersible
  • Underwater Viewing Chamber
  • Experienced Tour Guide

Norman Reef Platform

  • Sun Deck with Shaded Areas
  • Swimming and Snorkeling Zones
  • Flotation Aids Available
  • Lifeguard Station
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Eco Reef Talk & Reef Education Presentation
  • Semi-Submersible

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The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Checkin at the Reef Fleet Terminal and Board Vessel


Hotel Pickups available for an extra cost

Depart the Reef Fleet Terminal for the Great Barrier Reef Platform travelling via Green Island


Arrive at the Norman Reef Pontoon


*As an alternative the Moore Reef Pontoon may be visited


Snorkel amongst the beautiful corals, fishes, turtles and more, up close and personal.

Join a guided snorkelling tour

(extra cost)


Want to experience a Dive, but not wanting to take the plunge? Try a Semi-Sub! Fun for all ages!

Buffet Lunch served

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on tour!


Enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm tropical waters!

Enjoy a certified or introductory scuba dive

(extra cost)

Underwater Windows

Experience the world underwater while staying dry!

Depart the Reef Pontoon for Cairns, returning via Green Island


Humphead Wrasse, moray eels, giant clams, anemones and living organisms are almost always seen here.

Return to Cairns and Disembark Boat


Hotel dropoff available at an extra cost.

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