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One-day Snorkel Tour Great Barrier Reef from Cairns 

From AUD $160

Must do

All year

Wildlife, Nature


All ages

What you need to Know?

Start Location:

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

Departure Time:

8am (check in from 7am - 7:30am )

Return Time:



9 hours

Free date changes:

Subject to availability


  • Discover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef: Experience the breathtaking underwater world and vibrant marine life.
  • Sail on a stylish and fast catamaran: Journey to two unique outer reef destinations in comfort and speed.
  • All snorkeling equipment provided: Includes a free guided snorkel tour, perfect for beginners and all skill levels.
  • Relax on the upper deck or netted trampoline.
  • Chef-prepared tropical buffet lunch.
  • Morning and afternoon tea included.
  • Eco-accredited marine naturalist presentations.
  • GST (tax)



Embark on an Unforgettable Snorkel Tour from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef

Dive into an adventure of a lifetime with our snorkel tour from Cairns. You’ll explore the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Sail aboard our 25-metre high-performance catamaran, which takes you daily to two unique outer reef locations. Here, you can snorkel alongside turtles, swim with vibrant fish, and marvel at an incredible variety of corals.

Tour Highlights:

  • Sailing in Style: Cruise on our sleek and speedy catamaran, designed for comfort and adventure, as we navigate to two exclusive outer reef destinations.
  • Luxurious Relaxation: Lounge on our stylish upper deck or unwind on the netted deck trampoline at the bow. Enjoy the stunning ocean views.
  • Gourmet Tropical Buffet Lunch: Indulge in a chef-prepared buffet lunch featuring hot and cold dishes, fresh tropical fruits, and local prawns. Vegetarian options are available daily.
  • Eco-Friendly Experience: Learn about the marine ecosystem from our Eco-accredited marine naturalist, who will provide fascinating presentations on coral life and fish species.
  • Personalized Adventure: With our knowledgeable skipper selecting from 24 exclusive reef locations based on weather conditions. You’ll experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef.

Why Choose Our Snorkel Tour from Cairns:

Join us for a day of comfort and excitement as we sail from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef. Our dedicated and friendly crew ensures a personalised experience. They will guide you through the best snorkeling spots and providing scuba and snorkeling tuition. You’ll explore less crowded areas of the reef, maximising your enjoyment and offering a more intimate encounter with this natural wonder.

With all equipment provided, morning and afternoon tea, and a sumptuous lunch, this tour offers a comprehensive and leisurely reef day trip. Bask in the sun, dive into crystal-clear waters, and swim among colourful fish and corals. On the sail back to Cairns, relax with a cold beverage from our bar and reflect on an unforgettable day.

Book Your One-Day Great Barrier Reef Experience Today

For the ultimate snorkel tour from Cairns, book this sailing cruise online and secure your spot on a memorable journey to the Great Barrier Reef. Our tour provides the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation amidst the world’s most famous natural icon.

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Why do we love "One-day Snorkel Tour Great Barrier Reef from Cairns "


Loic  says:
I just had the most incredible experience on the Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour from Cairns! We sailed on a spacious catamaran to two stunning outer reef locations. The crew was super friendly and knowledgeable, making sure we had a fantastic time.
Snorkeling with turtles and vibrant fish was unbelievable, and the coral was just breathtaking. The tropical buffet lunch was delicious, with fresh local prawns and fruits. Lounging on the deck, soaking up the sun, and then diving into the crystal-clear waters made for a perfect day.



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

What is NOT included?

Underwater Camera Hire $60

Return City Transfers $20 per person.

Return Northern Beaches Transfers  $30 per person.

Soft drinks, snacks, beer, wine or cider priced individually on board.

Tap water available free of charge or bottle water available to purchase.

What else should I know before I go?

  • Minors Under 18: Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the tour.
  • Do we go if it’s raining?
    Cairns typically experiences rain in the mountains, but our reef locations are 40 km offshore, where clouds disperse and rain is less likely. So, if it’s raining in Cairns, don’t worry! It’s usually fine at our unique outer reef destinations.
  • What if I get seasick?
    If you’re prone to seasickness, consider taking preventive medication before the tour.  This ccatamaran, providing greater stability in rough weather compared to monohulls. We also offer seasickness pills onboard, but remember, they’re preventative, not a cure. Take them just before departure.

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

What is the cancellation policy?

  • If Passion of Paradise  cancels your tour due to weather or other reasons, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you need to change your tour date, we offer flexibility at no charge. Simply let us know at least 48 hours before your scheduled date, subject to availability.
  • However, if you change your mind or need to cancel for any other reason, a cancellation fee will apply according to VANZ Travel’s terms and conditions available on our website.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours of the tour date are non-refundable.
  • Please be aware that the card fee is non-refundable.

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