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Great Barrier Reef Full Day Tour by Great Adventure Cruise Depart from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • English
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • 2. Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • 3. Morning tea cake selection
  • 4. Three (3) hours at Outer Reef Activity Platform
  • 5. Snorkelling equipment
  • 6. Use of buoyancy vests & lycra/stinger suits
  • 7. Reef education presentation
  • 8. Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • 9. Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • 10. Underwater Observatory
  • 11. Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • 12. Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform, cheese and biscuits on return journey.
From AUD
$250.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • 2. Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • 3. Morning tea cake selection
  • 4. Three (3) hours at Outer Reef Activity Platform
  • 5. Snorkelling equipment
  • 6. Use of buoyancy vests & lycra/stinger suits
  • 7. Reef education presentation
  • 8. Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • 9. Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • 10. Underwater Observatory
  • 11. Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • 12. Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform, cheese and biscuits on return journey.

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Great Barrier Reef
Depature point ● Departs: daily, all year round
● Departure Point: Reef Fleet Terminal (Address: 1 Spence Street, Cairns)
● Departure Time: 10:30
● Leaves at 15:45
● Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 17:30
Address Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St. Cairns, QLD 4870 Australia
How to get there ● By Car -
Parking is available at the nearby Pier Shopping Complex/Shangri-la hotel, located opposite the Reef Fleet Terminal. Hourly cost is from AUD $1.20 for indoor and outdoor parking. All day parking is also available near Trinity Wharf at approximately $3 per day. (Parking costs subject to change without notice)

● Alternatively you can choose to book this product with return hotel transfer services.
Operating hours
Daily 10:30 - 17:30 Boarding at 10:10
Check-in requirements Please arrive at the ticket office 45 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal
What to bring/wear ● Swimming costume and beach towel
● Hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes
● Money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities
Other info With fluctuations in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to your ticket price. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.

2 Overview

Escape into a world of surprises to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. From the comfort of the stable reef activity platform, this is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore. Snorkel and dive, visit the underwater observatory and cruise in a semi-sub, or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch.

Great Barrier Reef Full Day Tour by Great Adventure Cruise Depart from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

The Great Barrier Reef is not one continuous reef, but made up of over 2900 reefs and 900 islands. It is the largest reef structure and marine park in the world. So large in fact that it is visible from the moon!

The Great Barrier Reef first began to grow about 18 million years ago. Since this time, various geological events such as Ice Ages and low seawater levels have interrupted reef growth. The reefs we see today have grown on top of older reef platforms during the last 8000 years.

 

Sample Itinerary*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. Itineraries may operate in reverse order, in a different sequence, be swapped around, or in rare circumstances be replaced by other best suited items to suit tides, times & conditions.

Time Itinerary
09:30 Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass.
10:10
  • Vessel boarding.
  • Complimentary morning tea/coffee served on boarding.
  • For your safety hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway.
10:30 Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform via Green Island.
11:20
  • Cake selection served on forward journey.
  • During your journey to the reef, a Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel's monitors.
  • Snorkelling demonstration by crew.
12:30
  • Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform
  • Reef activities commence…
    • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised.
    • Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform.
    • Underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing.
  • Pre-booked optional activities including introductory diving, Scuba-Doo and scenic helicopter flights commence as advised.
13:00 - 14:30
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch is served.
  • Time for more reef activities or just relax on the sundeck and take in the views!
  • Tea and coffee is available whilst at the platform
15:30 A blast on the ship's horn will signal the time when all passengers should return to the vessel ready for departure.
15:40 A passenger count is conducted before leaving the Reef. Crew will announce when this commences and we ask all passengers to co-operate during this very important procedure by not moving about the vessel.
15:45
  • Departure to Cairns via Green Island.
  • Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on homeward journey.
17:30 Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

 

Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling

Snorkelling is a great way to explore the reef and see the marine life situated around the Great Adventures activity platform. Snorkel, mask, fins and flotation devices are included with your tour. Our crew will help fit you with the gear, give tips to first time snorkelers and our safety officers (lifeguard) patrol the snorkel area to make sure everyone is staying safe.

 

Semi-Submarine

Explore the vibrant reef from the comfort of the air-conditioned semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary. Our friendly crew are ready to share their knowledge and passion for the Great Barrier Reef with you. As the spacious semi-sub with wide viewing windows meanders slowly through beautiful coral gardens, you’ll experience the remarkable life below the surface.

The semi-sub tour takes approximately 25 minutes and departs every 30 minutes, or as announced, from the rear of the platform.

 

Underwater Observatory

From the underwater observatory you will be able to view corals, giant clams and be mesmerised by a myriad of colourful fish and marine life before your eyes. Here you can explore at your own pace or join the Eco Reef talk with the Marine Naturalist. Be sure to check out the extensive interpretive posters in the underwater observatory too. You’ll be identifying Nemos and parrotfish in no time!

 

 

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If no show, no refund.

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