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6 Day/5 Night Outer Barrier Reef Encounter from  Cairns

Adults from $1165

Enjoy scuba diving or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Head to the Great Barrier Reef for a five-night tour on a live-aboard vessel, and snorkel and dive in sparkling waters teeming with life and enjoy luxurious accommodation on-board.

  • Stay five nights on a live-aboard in the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Explore the reef by snorkelling, swimming and embarking on introductory or certified dives
  • Enjoy all meals aboard the vessel
  • Begin your tour early in the day by stepping onto a luxurious live-aboard and learning about the spectacular Reef you are going to explore with a presentation by a marine biologist.

After docking at a prime location on the Reef, step into the inviting warm water. Put on your snorkel gear and plunge into the water to watch fish, glorious manta rays, friendly sea turtles and other marine life wander around lively corals or suit up in diving equipment and dive deep into the ocean's depths. For new divers, the tour offers introductory lessons (additional cost).

Following an exhilarating day exploring the Reef, head aboard for a delicious dinner and refreshing night's sleep. Wake up in the morning to breakfast in the saloon and more time to explore the reef.

Want to become a certified diver? Learn to scuba dive in luxury on the Great Barrier Reef! The personalised SSI Open Water Course is designed to be completed in 3 days with no pool or classroom sessions.

Upgrade to the Top Deck Club for special VIP Treatment - Includes Valet Service, Champagne on Arrival, Breakfast Served to your Room, Sunset Cocktails, Turn Down Service, Romantic Dinner Under the Stars (weather permitting,) A Personal Snorkel and Dive Guide available at all times, Australian Bed Linen including a Silk Doona, Cotton Sheets and Feather Down Pillows, Soft and Fluffy Bath Robes, Plush Bath Sheets and Australian Beauty Products.

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Schedule

Departures: Departs daily.

  Start Finish Duration
Outer Barrier Reef Encounter Tour 7:30am 4:30pm 6 Days

Pricing

Ticket Room Type Details Price
Adults Twin Share - Top Deck Club
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 2)
Snorkelling Only $2450
Twin Share - Top Deck Club
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 2)
Certified Dive Adventures $2820
Twin Share - Top Deck Club
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 2)
Introductory Resort Dive Adventures $3340
Sole Use - Top Deck Club
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 1)
Snorkelling Only $4140
Sole Use - Top Deck Club
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 1)
Certified Dive Adventures $4510
Sole Use - Top Deck Club
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 1)
Introductory Resort Dive Adventures $5030
Multi Share
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 3)
Snorkelling Only - 18+ Only $1165
Multi Share
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 3)
Certified Dive Adventures - 18+ Only $1360
Multi Share
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 3)
Introductory Resort Dive Adventures - 18+ Only $1780
Twin Share
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 2)
Snorkelling Only $1365
Twin Share
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 2)
Certified Dive Adventures - 18+ Only $1660
Twin Share
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 2)
Introductory Resort Dive Adventures $2195
Sole Use
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 1)
Snorkelling Only $2685
Sole Use
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 1)
Certified Dive Adventures - 18+ Only $2980
Sole Use
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 1)
Introductory Resort Dive Adventures - 18+ Only $3515

Extras

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

     
Hotel Transfers City Return $12 pp
Hotel Transfers Outer City/Northern Beaches Return $22 pp
Hotel Transfers Port Douglas One Way (Min. 2 Guests required) $35 pp
Hotel Transfers Port Douglas Return (Min. 2 Guests required) $70 pp
Scenic Helicopter Flight Helicopter One Way (Min. 2 Guests required) $560 pp
Scenic Helicopter Flight Helicopter Return (Min. 2 Guests required) $1120 pp
Wet-suit/Stinger-suit Hire Wetsuit Hire for 6 Days (excluding Top Deck) $30 pp
Scuba Dive SSI Advanced Adventurer Course $100 pp
Scuba Dive Introductory Resort Dive $70 pp
Underwater Camera Hire Underwater Camera Hire for 6 Days $59 per day
Scuba Dive Nitro Night Dive $80 pp
Scuba Dive Guided Dives (excluding Top Deck/included) $15 pp
Scenic Helicopter Flight Additional Dives $55 pp

Transport

Boat

Group Size: 42ppl max

  • 115ft Catamaran

Inclusions

  • National Park Fees
  • Unlimited snorkeling with all equipment and tuition is included
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Expert Presentation
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Lunch
  • 5x Dinner
  • Fresh Fruit Available All Day
  • Free 10 Minute Scuba Lesson for Snorkellers
  • Onboard Heated Spa

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Itinerary

The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Board Reef Experience

7:30am

This vessel will take you out to meet Reef Encounter

Breakfast

Enjoy a barbeque breakfast onboard

Depart Cairns

8:00am

Head off from Marlin Marina

Board Reef Encounter

9:30am

Welcome and Safety Brief before settling in to your cabin

Snorkelling

10:30am

Swim, Snorkel, Scuba and Relax

Lunch

12:00pm

Delicious choice of mains and luxe buffet of salads. Menu changes daily.

Scuba Dive

1:00pm

Receive your Water activity briefing before starting your Certified or Introductory Scuba Dive, or Snorkel Adventure at 1:30pm

Breaking Patches Reef

3:00pm

Swim, Snorkel, Scuba and Relax - Reef visited may be Norman, Saxon, Hastings, Breaking Patches or Michaelmas Cay. Enjoy Afternoon Tea.

Glass Bottom Boat

3:30pm

On request, alternatively snorkel or Scuba dive

Dinner

6:00pm

Casual dining with restaurant quality table service. During winter months dinner will be served at 7:15pm after the night dive

Night Dive

6:45pm

Briefings commences for those Scuba diving at 7:00pm. Starts earlier in winter months.

Evening Activities

7:00pm

Non divers can relax, stargaze, play boardgames or watch a movie

Dessert

8:00pm

Pastries, cheesecakes, mousses, pannacotta, sponges, crème brulee’s and lemon meringue, with a selection of ice cream and sorbet’s.

Day 2

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Wake Up Call!

6:00am

Scuba Dive

6:30am

Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

Breakfast

7:30am

Continental and hot breakfast. A few favourites are ricotta, fresh raw honey comb, lime and blueberries, smoked salmon, capers and fluffy scrambled eggs with homemade mexican beans

Michaelmas Cay

8:00am

Swim, Snorkel, Scuba and Relax - Reef visited may be Norman, Saxon, Hastings, Breaking Patches or Michaelmas Cay

Lunch

12:00pm

Delicious choice of mains and luxe buffet of salads. Menu changes daily.

Scuba Dive

1:30pm

Scuba Dive or Snorkel

Norman Reef

3:00pm

Swim, Snorkel, Scuba and Relax - Reef visited may be Norman, Saxon, Hastings, Breaking Patches or Michaelmas Cay. Enjoy an Afternoon Tea.

Glass Bottom Boat

3:30pm

On request, alternatively snorkel or Scuba dive

Dinner

6:00pm

Casual dining with restaurant quality table service. During winter months dinner will be served at 7:15pm after the night dive

Night Dive

6:45pm

Briefings commences for those Scuba diving at 7:00pm. Starts earlier in winter months.

Night Dive

7:00pm

Commences for those Scuba diving, held earlier in winter months

Dessert

8:00pm

Pastries, cheesecakes, mousses, pannacotta, sponges, crème brulee’s and lemon meringue, with a selection of ice cream and sorbet’s.

Day 3

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Wake Up Call!

6:00am

Scuba Dive

6:30am

Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

Breakfast

7:30am

Continental and hot breakfast. A few favourites are ricotta, fresh raw honey comb, lime and blueberries, smoked salmon, capers and fluffy scrambled eggs with homemade mexican beans

Breaking Patches Reef

8:00am

Swim, Snorkel, Scuba and Relax - Reef visited may be Norman, Saxon, Hastings, Breaking Patches or Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay

10:30am

Swim, Snorkel, Scuba and Relax - Reef visited may be Norman, Saxon, Hastings, Breaking Patches or Michaelmas Cay

Lunch

12:00pm

Delicious choice of mains and luxe buffet of salads. Menu changes daily.

Scuba Dive

1:30pm

Scuba Dive or Snorkel

Norman Reef

3:00pm

Night Scuba Dive, Relax, Stargaze, Play Boardgames or Watch a Movie

Glass Bottom Boat

3:30pm

On request, alternatively snorkel or Scuba dive

Dinner

6:00pm

Casual dining with restaurant quality table service. During winter months dinner will be served at 7:15pm after the night dive

Night Dive

6:45pm

Briefings commences for those Scuba diving at 7:00pm. Starts earlier in winter months.

Night Dive

7:00pm

Commences for those Scuba diving, held earlier in winter months

Dessert

8:00pm

Pastries, cheesecakes, mousses, pannacotta, sponges, crème brulee’s and lemon meringue, with a selection of ice cream and sorbet’s.

Day 4

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Wake Up Call!

6:00am

Scuba Dive

6:30am

Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

Breakfast

7:30am

Continental and hot breakfast. A few favourites are ricotta, fresh raw honey comb, lime and blueberries, smoked salmon, capers and fluffy scrambled eggs with homemade mexican beans

Breaking Patches Reef

8:00am

Swim, Snorkel, Scuba and Relax - Reef visited may be Norman, Saxon, Hastings, Breaking Patches or Michaelmas Cay

Lunch

12:00pm

Delicious choice of mains and luxe buffet of salads. Menu changes daily.

Michaelmas Cay

3:00pm

Swim, Snorkel, Scuba and Relax - Reef visited may be Norman, Saxon, Hastings, Breaking Patches or Michaelmas Cay

Glass Bottom Boat

3:30pm

On request, alternatively snorkel or Scuba dive

Dinner

6:00pm

Casual dining with restaurant quality table service. During winter months dinner will be served at 7:15pm after the night dive

Night Dive

6:45pm

Briefings commences for those Scuba diving at 7:00pm. Starts earlier in winter months.

Night Dive

7:00pm

Commences for those Scuba diving, held earlier in winter months

Dessert

8:00pm

Pastries, cheesecakes, mousses, pannacotta, sponges, crème brulee’s and lemon meringue, with a selection of ice cream and sorbet’s.

Day 5

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Wake Up Call!

6:00am

Scuba Dive

6:30am

Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

Breakfast

7:30am

Continental and hot breakfast. A few favourites are ricotta, fresh raw honey comb, lime and blueberries, smoked salmon, capers and fluffy scrambled eggs with homemade mexican beans

Breaking Patches Reef

8:00am

Swim, Snorkel, Scuba and Relax - Reef visited may be Norman, Saxon, Hastings, Breaking Patches or Michaelmas Cay

Lunch

12:00pm

Delicious choice of mains and luxe buffet of salads. Menu changes daily.

Scuba Dive

1:30pm

Scuba Dive or Snorkel

Michaelmas Cay

3:00pm

Swim, Snorkel, Scuba and Relax - Reef visited may be Norman, Saxon, Hastings, Breaking Patches or Michaelmas Cay. Enjoy an Afternoon Tea.

Glass Bottom Boat

3:30pm

On request, alternatively snorkel or Scuba dive

Dinner

6:00pm

Casual dining with restaurant quality table service. During winter months dinner will be served at 7:15pm after the night dive

Night Dive

6:45pm

Briefings commences for those Scuba diving at 7:00pm. Starts earlier in winter months.

Night Dive

7:00pm

Commences for those Scuba diving, held earlier in winter months

Dessert

8:00pm

Pastries, cheesecakes, mousses, pannacotta, sponges, crème brulee’s and lemon meringue, with a selection of ice cream and sorbet’s.

Day 6

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Wake Up Call!

6:00am

Scuba Dive

6:30am

Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

Breakfast

7:30am

Continental and hot breakfast. A few favourites are ricotta, fresh raw honey comb, lime and blueberries, smoked salmon, capers and fluffy scrambled eggs with homemade mexican beans

Breaking Patches Reef

8:00am

Swim, Snorkel, Scuba and Relax - Reef visited may be Norman, Saxon, Hastings, Breaking Patches or Michaelmas Cay

Scuba Dive or Snorkel

8:30am

Lunch

12:00pm

Delicious choice of mains and luxe buffet of salads. Menu changes daily.

Scuba Dive or Snorkel

1:30pm

Last chance to snorkel the reef before you head back to Cairns

Board Reef Experience

2:45pm

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

Afternoon Tea

3:00pm

Complimentary wine, cheese and biscuits served on the return journey

Arrive in Cairns

4:30pm

Approximate arrival time at Marlin Marina


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