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1 day Snorkel Trip  Great Barrier Reef from Cairns 

From AUD $180

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All year

Wildlife, Nature




What you need to Know?

Start Location:

Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street,Cairns, Qld 4870 (Marlin Marina)

Departure Time:

7:45 am (check in from 7:30am)

Return Time:



9 hours

Free date changes:

Subject to availability


  • Small passenger numbers (20 max) ensure a personalised experience
  • All snorkeling equipment
  • Casual and informative reef education
  • Complimentary guided snorkel tour
  • Plenty of time to relax and enjoy the scenery
  • Eco-friendly tour with the lowest carbon footprint of any Cairns operator
  • Delicious lunch included
  • Tax (GST)


Embark on a 1-day snorkel trip  from Cairns. Get ready for a day filled with fun and discovery. Our destinatio – Upolu Reef, is a breathtaking location situated on the edge of the Outer Barrier Reef. It’s known for its vibrant marine life and stunning coral formations. In the sheltered lagoon, you’ll encounter giant clams, turtles, sea stars, and colourful reef fish, all set against the backdrop of warm, clear waters. 

Dive into Adventure

Escape the crowds and experience the Great Barrier Reef as nature intended. Our personalised service sets us apart from other operators, ensuring a unique and intimate adventure. With nearly four hours at Upolu Reef, we aim to visit two pristine sites, offering ample time to snorkel, dive, or simply relax on the boat and soak up the sun.

Guided Tours and Wildlife Wonders

Our dive professionals will point out and explain the many fascinating marine species that inhabit the reef, including migratory animals like turtles, sharks, and rays. As you adjust to the underwater realm, you’ll be free to explore the wonders of the reef at your own pace, marveling at the diverse and colourful ecosystem.

Relax and Refresh

After a morning of underwater adventures, enjoy a professionally prepared catered lunch in the sun, along with teas and coffees. Our small passenger numbers (maximum 20) and high crew-to-passenger ratio (up to 4 crew per 20 passengers) ensure you receive attentive service throughout the day. There’s plenty of time to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Eco-Friendly Excellence

Proudly local owned and operated, our eco-friendly tour boasts the lowest carbon footprint of any Cairns operator. We are committed to preserving the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef while providing casual and informative reef education. Join us for a 1-day snorkel trip from Cairns that combines adventure and relaxation. Create a deep connection to one of the world’s most remarkable natural wonders.

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Why do we love "1 day Snorkel Trip  Great Barrier Reef from Cairns "


Melinda says: It was a magical escape, where the kaleidoscope of marine life and corals left me in awe at every turn. The personalised, small-group setting allowed me to fully immerse myself in the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, making it a truly unforgettable adventure.



Know Before You Go

What should I bring?

For your adventure we recommend bringing:

  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Smartphone/Camera at your own risk
  • Water bottle
  • Money for any extras on board
  • Certification card (certified divers)

What is NOT included?

Please note that all persons traveling on this boat are subjected to a $15.00 levy.

Additionally, stinger suits are available for hire at $6 per person, especially recommended during the stinger season in North Queensland from November to April.

What else should I know before I go?

  • Feel free to bring your own diving and snorkeling gear if you prefer, though equipment hire is – included in the price.
  • Certified divers must present proof of certification and complete a medical questionnaire before diving.
  • Swimming ability is essential, as all activities take place from the boat without docking during the trip.
  • Lunch is provided during the tour; please inform us of any food allergies or special dietary requirements.

We hope this information helps you prepare for your snorkel trip from Cairns!

What is the cancellation policy?

  • In the event that the Tour Operator cancels your tour due to weather or other reasons, you will receive a full refund.
  • We offer flexibility if you need to change your tour date at no charge; simply notify us at least 48 hours before your scheduled date, subject to availability.
  • Please note, if you decide to cancel for any reason not covered above, a cancellation fee will apply per VANZ Travel’s terms and conditions, available on our website.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the tour date are non-refundable.
  • Please be aware that the card fee is non-refundable.

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