1 Day Premium Outer Barrier Reef Experience from  Cairns

Adults from $305

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef in style with a VIP tour which includes a personal valet, personalised snorkel and dive tours and chef-prepared meals.

Treat yourself to a luxurious Great Barrier Reef experience with this VIP tour, which includes a personal valet, personal snorkelling and dive tours, a glass-bottomed boat tour and delicious, chef-prepared meals.

  • Enjoy assorted water activities at two beautiful reef locations
  • Personal valet on-board and personalised guided snorkelling and diving tours
  • Glass-bottomed boat tour with other guests
  • Learn more about the reef from a marine biologist
  • Chef prepared meals served to your table

Step aboard the vessel and head to the Captain's wheelhouse, where comfortable table seats are reserved especially for you. As you cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, join the other passengers for an engaging marine biology presentation.

Embark on a private, guided snorkel or dive tour with an experienced guide. Introductory dives are also available. As you navigate the crystal waters, you'll swim over countless schools of colourful fish, lively corals, swaying sea grass and maybe even a turtle or two.

Dry off aboard a glass-bottomed boat with the other guests where you'll be treated to more stunning sights of the underwater world.

Enjoy an exquisite, chef prepared lunch which will be served onboard. After re-energising, continue with your underwater exploration and swim over coral forests and more vivid, lively marine life.

As you cruise back to Cairns, sip on some delectable wine paired with fresh fruits, cheeses and biscuits.

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Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
1 Day Premium Outer Barrier Reef Experience from Cairns 8:00am 4:30pm 8.5 Hours


Minimum of 2 people required to book the VIP experience. $100 Holiday Surcharge applies on Christmas Day.

Ticket Price
Adults $305
Children (4-11 yrs) $225
Family (2+2) $935
Infants (0-3) Free


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

Underwater Camera Hire Hire of a Digital Underwater Camera $59
Scuba Dive Additional Introductory Scuba Dive $65
Scuba Dive Additional Certified Scuba Dive $55



Group Size: 100ppl max


  • Personal guide both onboard and in the water
  • Private guided snorkel tours and/or scuba dive tours for extra in-water care and attention
  • VIP Seating. Exclusive seating area in the Captain’s Wheelhouse
  • Skip the queues – you won’t have to wait in line for check-in, meals or collecting equipment
  • Dine in style with a fresh, Chef prepared lunch, plunger tea and coffee and a cheese & fruit platter & complimentary sparkling wine on return journey
  • National Park Fees
  • Barbecue Breakfast served at your table
  • Morning Tea
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Unlimited snorkeling at morning and afternoon reef locations
  • Wetsuit Hire
  • Free scuba dive (certified dive qualified or resort dive no experience necessary at the first reef location)
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour – combined with other passengers
  • Marine Biology Presentation – combined with other passengers
  • Courtesy Pickup from Accommodation within the Cairns City (Northern Beaches and Outer Cairns Pickup Extra $18pp)

Rated: 54321 (5.0/5 based on 4 customer reviews)

54321 We were a family group of five adults. We all had a great time. The food was really good and we had plenty of time in the water. I recommend lots of layers when snorkelling as the water isn’t the warmest yet this time of year. The dive was great for all of us we had rookies to experienced divers we all all enjoyed it and felt very safe. The weather was on our side too. It was a great day all round. Comfortable journey good food. Great fish and all the staff were all attentive, happy and very keen to assist us to have a nice day.
Lisa Hodgson — 15 September, 2019

54321 An amazing day we were so looked after by Michael he was very thoughtful and as a first time diver he looked after my safety through the dive. All the staff were attentive to all the passengers particularly those that got sea sickness. I couldn’t recommend the VIP tour enough we really had the best day ever. Thanks to Michael and the team.
Mandy Hayward — 9 July, 2018

54321 The experience was really great. Our guide for the VIP package was very friendly and guided us on two dives and the snorcheling where we could see a lot and take our time (saw more than in the Sydney Awuarium 😉 ). We were lucky to chose that package since the main deck was full of people who could hardly swimm and we could alwas get in the water before and in a calm place. The food served was surprisingly good and also healthy! Don’t eat breakfast before you’ll get a lot of great food for free with this package. Take some pills againgt see sicknes before the trip starts (which we did) and you’ll get a great day. The second dive costs something but is worth it since you’ll be much more relaxed than on the first one if you are not experienced. Really a tour to recommend!
Boris — 11 April, 2017

54321 We were going to book the Experience tour without the VIP but we’re glad we did as we got our own space to enjoy if we wanted to get away from the others on tour. As a couple this works out really well. We did the diving and loved it – it was my first time. I was scared at first but the instuctor was patient and understanding. The glass bottom boat tour was a good alternative – I found this more relaxing! Thanks everyone 🙂
Caitlin Gruwoski — 12 September, 2014


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Pickup from Port Douglas Accommodation


(Extra $70pp)

Pickup from Northern Beaches and Outer Cairns Accommodation

6:15am – 7:00am

(Extra $22pp)

Pickup from Cairns City Accommodation

7:00am – 7:30am

Meet at Marina for Barbecue Breakfast and Board Vessel for 8am Departure

Morning Tea

Snorkeling and Scuba Demonstration & Reef Presentation

Arrive at First Reef Location


Reef chosen may be a choice of Norman, Saxon, Hastings or Breaking Patches Reefs.

Choose from a guided snorkeling tour, introductory scuba dive or certified dive included in your fare.

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


Enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm tropical waters!

Scuba Dive

Opportunity to enjoy a Scuba Dive!

Glass Bottom Boat

Want to see the Reef and not get wet? Glass Bottom Boats are awesome fun for all ages!

Buffet Lunch


Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on tour!

Second Reef Location

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Reef chosen may be a choice of Norman, Saxon, Hastings or Breaking Patches Reefs.

Afternoon Tea

Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese and biscuits.

Return to Cairns Marina


Dropoff at Cairns City Accommodation

4:45pm – 5:15pm

Dropoff at Outer Cairns and Northern Beaches Accommodation

5:15pm – 6:00pm

Dropoff at Port Douglas Accommodation


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