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Great Barrier Reef Full Day Tour by Reef Magic Cruise Depart from Cairns Hotels plus 30 minutes Coral Gardens Guided Snorkel Tour

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • English
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. All snorkelling equipment including personal flotation devices in adult/child sizes
  • 2. FREE Wet suit and lycra suit
  • 3. On board Marine Biology presentation/talk en-route to the reef
  • 4. Glass Bottom Boat tours with interactive commentary
  • 5. Fish feeding and identification session with our Marine Biologist
  • 6. Underwater Observatory
  • 7. Use of Sundeck, Fresh Water Showers and Changing Rooms
  • 8. Morning/Afternoon Tea
  • 9. Full hot/cold buffet lunch with vegetarian options
  • 10. Tea/Coffee and drinking water is available free of charge throughout the day
  • 11. Access to reference materials on the reef
  • 12. German & French speaking crew are available to assist international visitors
  • 13. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 14. 30 minutes Coral Gardens Guided Snorkel Tour
From AUD
$296.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. All snorkelling equipment including personal flotation devices in adult/child sizes
  • 2. FREE Wet suit and lycra suit
  • 3. On board Marine Biology presentation/talk en-route to the reef
  • 4. Glass Bottom Boat tours with interactive commentary
  • 5. Fish feeding and identification session with our Marine Biologist
  • 6. Underwater Observatory
  • 7. Use of Sundeck, Fresh Water Showers and Changing Rooms
  • 8. Morning/Afternoon Tea
  • 9. Full hot/cold buffet lunch with vegetarian options
  • 10. Tea/Coffee and drinking water is available free of charge throughout the day
  • 11. Access to reference materials on the reef
  • 12. German & French speaking crew are available to assist international visitors
  • 13. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 14. 30 minutes Coral Gardens Guided Snorkel Tour

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. 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^: 09:00
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time.
● Leaves outer reef at approximately 15:30
● Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 17:00
How to get there Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Operating hours
Daily 09:00 - 17:00 Pickup from city from 07:00 (approx.)
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Swimming costume, towel
● Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
● Comfortable shoes
● Money for drinks & souvenirs & lockers for personal item

2 Overview

Depart direct from Cairns on a fast, stable catamaran providing a smoother ride and reduced travel time, leaving more of your day to experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. The modern fast catamarans are never filled to capacity ensuring unmatched space, comfort & attentive service. Not a confident swimmer? Then stay dry and view the reef from the glass bottom boat or underwater observatory, try a Helmet Dive for a scuba-style experience without getting your hair wet (optional extra at own expense), or soar above it all on a spectacular Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight (optional extra at own expense).  With 5 hours at the reef there is time to do it all.

Great Barrier Reef Full Day Tour by Reef Magic Cruise Depart from Cairns Hotels plus 30 minutes Coral Gardens Guided Snorkel Tour

 

30 minutes Coral Gardens Guided Snorkel Tour

Perfect for the beginner snorkeller. Join the Marine Naturalist in small groups and learn more about the reef. Explore the sheltered coral lagoon with expert snorkelling assistance and instruction available at all times.

 

Snorkelling

The Marine World site has been hand picked for its superior water clarity, biological diversity and overall quality of marine life. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful reef locations available anywhere in Australia and perfect for snorkellers.

On arrival at Marine World the crew will provide some handy tips on the correct use of snorkelling equipment and then help fit you with a mask, snorkel and fins so you can take to the water with confidence (all included in the cruise price).

The snorkel area is supervised at all times and personal flotation devices are readily available in adult and child sizes. Stairs lead down from the main deck to a submersed snorkel platform where you can sit down and put on your mask and fins. Access to the water could not be easier with the snorkel platform opening directly into a shallow, bright and sheltered coral lagoon.

Beginner snorkellers will feel comfortable being able to see the bottom at all times and an array of colourful corals and incredible fish life can be immediately seen without even letting go of the platform!

  

Glass Bottom Boat Tours

The open-air Glass Bottom Boat is more maneuverable, allowing your guide to hover over beautiful coral gardens, giant clams, schools of colourful reef fish and more!
Tours last around 30 minutes and include a running commentary.

 

Underwater Observatory and Fish Feeding Demostration

The underwater reef viewing observatory is open for you to walk through at any time of the day. Watch the Introductory Scuba Divers head off from the moon pool.

At lunch time the Marine Biologist will announce the fish feeding demonstration which starts in front of the observatory windows before moving to the snorkel platform.

The feeding frenzy includes large schools of Red Bass, Trevally and the star of the show, Wally, the resident Giant Maori Wrasse!

For an exhilarating experience grab your snorkelling gear and get amongst it or take a seat on the submersed snorkel platform as the fish bustle in around you looking for a free lunch!

 

Marine Biologist Presentation

En route to Marine World the Marine Biologist conducts an informative slide show presentation, loaded with interesting facts on the Great Barrier Reef and tips on how to make the most of your reef visit. The presentation is conducted in the main saloon and relayed to TV monitors throughout the vessel. Reference books are also available as well as waterproof fish/coral ID cards designed to be taken diving or snorkelling.

 

Sundeck with Sun-lounges

The Marine World platfrom includes a spacious sundeck with comfortable lounges. This is a great place to relax, have a cool drink, enjoy lunch and just soak up the relaxed tropical atmosphere.

 

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
From 07:00 Pick up from selected Cairns hotels. Please refer to your booking confirmation for pick up time.  
08:00 - 08:30 Check-in, Reef Fleet Terminal, Reef Magic Cruises counter
09:00 Depart Marlin Jetty Cairns. Travel time is only 90 minutes direct from Cairns on a fast stable motor catamaran
10:30 Arrive at Marine World on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Reef duration: 5 hours
15:30 Depart Marine World
17:00 Arrive back in Cairns

 

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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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