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Balloon & Skyrail
Raging Thunder will start your day on a magical and exhilarating flight in the world's largest commercial Hot Air balloon.

HOT AIR BALLOONING

* 30 MIN. BALLOON
* KURANDA
* SKYRAIL
* HOTEL TRANSFERS
FROM $289 Per Person
WORLDS LARGEST BALLOON
*All prices include levies
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Get High Up Top & Dive Down Under
Get High Up Top & Dive Down Under This package will offer a truly memorable reef experience to the true outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkel-Dive-Heli

- 10 min. Reef scenic Heli flight
- Glass Bottom Boat tour
- Snorkelling gear
- Aussie BBQ Lunch
- 5 hours on the reef
- Cert or Intro Dive
FROM $235 Per Adult
LAST MINUTE
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- Last minute is only valid for bookings within 28 days
- $235 based on Get High with Intro dive
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Harbour Cruise & Green Island
Sunset Cruise 90 min sunset cruise along Trinity Inlet

A Unique Way to end a busy day..

* 90 minute Sunset Cruise
* Cruise Trinity Inlet
* FREE drink on boarding
* Savoury nibbles on arrival
* Dinner packages available
FROM $42 Per Adult
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River Tubing
Half day River Tubing: Float down the Mulgrave River on professional high quality twin chamber tubes and relax in beautiful scenery.

River Tubing

- 2 hours of tubing
- Drift through small fun rapids
- Morning tea
- Hotel transfers - Cairns & Northern Beaches
FROM $79 Per Adult
FAMILY FUN
Children from 5 years can participate.
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Silverswift
SILVERSWIFT Spend 5 hours at the Outer Barrier Reef exploring 3 different reef sites chosen for visual impact, ecological diversity and the challenge of discovery!

FREE Guided Snorkel Tour

Included:
* Ultra modern Catamaran
* 3 of the best reef locations
* Unique smooth ride
* 5 hours of actual reef time
* Focaccia's, muffins on boarding
* Afternoon tea, cheese platter
* Hot & Cold buffet lunch
FROM $196 Per Adult
FANTASTIC REEF ADVENTURE!
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Sunlover Reef Cruises
Great Barrier Reef & Intro OR Helmet Dive Special - Seawalker Helmet Dive OR Intro Dive allows you to visit the underwater world at the Outer Reef without any prior diving experience.

HELMET DIVE OR INTRO DIVE

- GLASS BOTTOM BOAT
- SEMI SUBMARINE
- UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY
- MARINE TOUCH TANK
- BUFFET LUNCH
- SNORKEL GEAR
FROM *$289 Per Person


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Ultimate 3 Day Reef Pass
The 3 Day Ultimate Reef Pass is your ticket to the best and widest range of cruises from Australia’s most awarded reef cruise company, the Quicksilver Group.

3 FOR PRICE OF 2

SELECT FROM:
*QUICKSILVER PONTOON
*WAVEDANCER LOW ISLES
*SILVERSONIC
*SILVERSWIFT
*GREEN ISLAND
*GREAT ADVENTURES
FROM $456 Per Person
3 DAY PACKAGE
SAVE $210
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Reef Encounter
Reef Encounter Liveaboard 35 metre catamaran designed for comfort. Exclusive dive and snorkel sites at beautiful Outer Reefs.

SLEEP ON THE REEF

*Daily departures
*All meals included
*Personalised
*Only up to 42 guests
*Glass bottom boat tour
*Snorkel & Dive equipment
*Heated outdoor spa
*Sundeck & Sunlounges
*Heli pad
FROM $330 Per Adult
*Rate based on snorkel 2 day 1 night multishare
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Uncle Brians
Tablelands & Waterfalls Tour Enjoy a beautiful time on the bright side of the road.

JOIN GUS THE BUS

*Swimming
*Walking
*Platypus spotting
*Fun-filled day
*Home cooked lunch
FROM $119 Per Adult
GREAT FUN & VALUE
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Daintree Walkabout
Daintree Walkabout takes you through ancient rainforests and back to the Dreamtime with the local Kuku Yalanji tribe. Dine at Silky Oaks Lodge, then cruise the Daintree River and spot a crocodile, enjoy tropical fruit tastings and spend time in the historical town of Port Douglas.

DREAMTIME WALK

*GUIDED RAINFOREST WALK
*TEA & DAMPER
*LUNCH @ SILKY OAKS
*DAINTREE CROC CRUISE
*TROPICAL FRUIT TASTING
*VISIT PORT DOUGLAS
FROM $160 Per Person
DAINTREE WALKABOUT
SILKY OAKS LUNCH
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Blazing Saddles ATV
Blazing Saddles Meander through rainforest pockets, mangrove wetland, sugarcane fields and native bush!

HORSERIDE & ATV

- 2 hrs Horseriding
- 2 hrs ATV
- Aussie BBQ Sausage Sizzle
- Horses suit all ages & levels
- No experience necessary
- Hotel transfers included
FROM $195 Per Adult
GREAT FUN
* Min age for ATV is 12yrs
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Wildlife & Jungle Surfing
The Jungle Surfing & Wildlife Package is the only Daintree Rainforest tour that includes Jungle Surfing from Cairns.

WILDLIFE HABITAT & JUNGLE SURF

*Wildlife Habitat tour
*Daintree River Cruise
*Jungle Canopy Surfing
*Alexandra Lookout
*Picnic Lunch
*Morning & afternoon Tea

FROM $230 Per Person
CAPE TRIBULATION
SAVE $35
Departs Cairns daily
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Tusa T6
TUSA DIVE Book 2 certified dives and receive your 3rd dive FREE

2 UNIQUE SITES

*Super slick modern cruiser
*Ultimate diving
*Easy Water Access
*Quality Equipment
*Reef Talk
*Including all gear
FROM $245 Per Adult
SAVE $20
*Based on certified diver doing 3 certified dives including all equipment
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AJ Hacket Bungy Jump
AJ Hackett Bungy Get ready to push your limits and break the laws of gravity at the Cairns Bungy site- the ONE & ONLY in Australia!

BUNGY JUMP

- Official Jump T-Shirt
- Certificate
- Hotel transfers
FROM $169 Per Adult
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Dan's Mountain Biking
Mountain biking at Cape Tribulation is a fun and active way to explore the tropical rainforest. There are plenty of mountain streams to stop, cool off and refresh yourself

You'll get sweaty!

You'll get dirty!
You may even get wet!
But you'll also get hooked!
FROM $165 Per Person
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Cairns Zoom
CAIRNS ZOOM!! Cairns newest adventure attraction!

ARE YOU GAME?

- All weather activity
- Choose upto 4 activities
- Low & Hi - Ropes Course
- Dome Climb & Power Jump
- Zoom over Goliath the Croc
FROM $45.00 Per Adult
OR ARE YOU FAIR GAME?
- Min age is 8 yrs and 120cm
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Adventure Company Cape Trib
Daintree & Cape Trib tour Enjoy an unforgettable day of discovery exploring the World Heritage Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation where the Rainforest meets the Reef.

DELUXE PACKAGE

- Mossman Gorge
- Chef prepared lunch
- 1 hour Daintree River Cruise
- Wildlife Habitat Sanctuary
FROM $149 Per Adult
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- Last minute only available for bookings within 28 days
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Mulgrave Valley Biking
DAN'S MOUNTAIN BIKING Experience tropical rainforest with crystal clear running streams, lush jungle, a swimming hole & a rope swing!!

1/2 DAY ACTION

Get active with deep rainforest downhill single track mountain biking. Must be in good health and able to ride a bike.
FROM $85 Per Person
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Tusa T6

Super slick T6 Custom Dive Craft
  • Comfortable new vessel
  • Max 60 passengers
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TUSA Dive’s latest custom-built reef craft and is designed for ultimate comfort and easy diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. TUSA Dive have access to more than 15 sites on the outer reefs from Cairns, and visit 2 sites daily, selected as the optimum sites for the day’s conditions...more info

SilverSonic

Outer Barrier Reef Trip
  • Visit 3 reef locations
  • 5 hours at the reef
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Silversonic is an ultra modern catamaran, which lets you explore three outer edge reef locations at Agincourt ribbon reef in superb style and sets a new benchmark in spacious design, practical dive & snorkel facilities.

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Sunlover Rainforestation & Kuranda Combo

Sunlover 2 Day Reef and Rainforest
  • The best of the reef and rainforest
  • Famous Train & Skyrail
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The 2 Day - Outer Reef Pontoon & Kuranda Train & Skyrail & Nature Park Package combines the full day Sunlover Outer Moore Reef Pontoon with Semi-Submarine and a day tour covering Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Kuranda Village and Rainforestation Nature Park. ...more info

Mike Ball 4 night Coral Sea

Fly Dive Coral Sea
  • Cod Hole & Coral Sea - Reef flight
  • Adventure Diving with big fish & sharks
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Mike Ball Dive offers a spectacular low level Barrier Reef Scenic flight, visit Lizard Island and cruise the turquoise chain of Ribbon Reefs and remote Coral Sea Reefs while experiencing Supersport's internationally acclaimed service ...more info

Fitzroy Island Sea Kayak Tour

Sea Kayaking on Fitzroy Island
  • 2 person kayaks
  • Free time to explore island
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Spend the day on Fitzroy Island exploring one of the Great Barrier Reef's most unspoilt islands. The Raging Thunder Sea Kayak tour will take you to parts of the island not accessible by foot. Fitzroy Island is covered in pristine rainforest and surrounded by cool crystal waters teeming with topical fish and coral reefs...more info

Mike Ball 3 night Cod Hole

Fly Dive Cod Hole
  • Exquisite Ribbon Reef dive sites
  • Best Cairns expedition for average diver
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Mike Ball Dive has been internationally acclaimed as the premier Cod Hole service providing superb spacious accommodation, maximum diving time and stability. The Cod Hole is an Internationally Famous Dive destination and offers very exciting diving year round...more info

Calypso Snorkel & Dive

Visit 3 Reef Sites
  • Port Douglas hotel transfers
  • Guided snorkel tour
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Calypso travels daily from Port Douglas to the outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting three spectacular sites, each showcasing the diversity of marine life. Catering for domestic and international guests, apprehensive snorkellers to the avid diver, the team on Calypso will ensure a safe and memorable day for all.

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Seastar

Popular Island & Outer Reef Cruise! Small numbers!
  • Small numbers & beautiful reefs!
  • Guided snorkel & Glass bottom boat included
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Seastar premimum reef cruises combine the Outer Reef and a Coral Cay island in one day.  Always the first to arrive at Michaelmas Cay, the largest of the local uninhabited coral cays you will have time to explore and practice snorkelling.  After spending some time here it is only 20 minutes cruising to Hastings Reef adjacent to the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean.  This Outer Great Barrier Reef site is where the corals thrive.     ...more info

Reef Encounter

Sleep at the Reef
  • Boutique Floating Hotel
  • Cabins with Ensuites
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The Reef Encounter offers the best value liveaboard dive and snorkel trips ex. Cairns. This luxury catamaran is designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea. Reef Encounter is air-conditioned throughout with spacious decks, large dining and recreation areas. The Stateroom Cabins have double or twin beds, all with ensuites...more info

Ultimate 3 Day Reef Pass

Ultimate 3 Day Reef Pass
  • 3 Reef Tours for Price of 2
  • Cairns and Port Douglas
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The 3 Day Ultimate Reef Pass is designed to help you fully experience the sheer magnitude and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. One trip to the Great Barrier Reef is an awakening. Fully immerse yourself in three different reef experiences, and, it is quite simply, an extraordinary adventure of a lifetime. With the 3 Day Ultimate Reef Pass you’ll be able to select any 3 different Great Barrier Reef experiences from Cairns or Port Douglas....more info

Passions Of Paradise

Multi Award winning
  • Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef
  • FREE Guided Snorkel Tour
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Passions of Paradise visits two very special reef locations on the Great Barrier Reef; Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef. The sleek, modern, 25 metre maxi-sailing catamaran will ensure you travel in style and comfort without the large crowds...more info

Great Adventures Pontoon

Great Barrier Reef Adventure
  • Outer Barrier Reef platform
  • 10:30am departure
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Great Adventures provides an excellent day at the Outer Barrier Reef. There are many activities available for people of all ages and excellent underwater dive options that are perfect for non-swimmers! The Reef Prince vessel will transport you to your outer reef destination in luxurious comfort....more info

Scuba Doo

Underwater Scooter Guided Tour
  • No swimming experience required
  • Meet some fascinating marine life
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Scuba Doo is easy, fun, safe and is an exciting activity to view the reef!  Suitable for non-swimmers, it offer fantastic enjoyment for the whole family. The air tank is already fixed to the Scuba-Doo, you simply sit and drive...more info

Poseidon Cruises

Outer Reef Adventure
  • 3 Spectacular Reef Sites
  • Snorkelling, Intro & Cert Diving
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Snorkel & Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef with Poseidon. Visiting 3 reef sites daily and catering for Snorkellers, Introductory & Certified Scuba Divers, its the Ultimate Adventure! ...more info

2 day Osprey & Cape Trib

Reef Trip & Daintree Rainforest
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Daintree River Cruise & Cape Trib
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This 2 Day Reef & Rainforest Package offers an excellent Great Barrier Reef daytrip with free snorkel tours. The Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest safari includes entry into the Rainforest Habitat where you can hand feed kangaroos...more info

Ocean Free Green Island

Reef & Green Island Sailing with small numbers
  • Only sailing trip to Green Island
  • Up to 35 passengers
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Ocean Free is a great choice for anyone interested in having fun in a small group setting on a trip that combines sailing, diving or snorkeling, and the opportunity to relax at a beach or in a resort...more info

Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay Day Trip
  • Luxury Sailing | Seabird sanctuary
  • Semi-Submersible | Unique Reef
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Ocean Spirit Cruises Set sail aboard our 32 metre luxury sailing catarmaran, for a day with a wide range of activities in a unique reef environment.  Michaelmas Cay is a protected seabird sanctuary. ( A haven for nature lovers).  This trip includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, cheese and crackers on the homeward journey ...more info

Reef Daytripper

Small catamaran sailing with small numbers
  • Up to 20 passengers
  • Visit Upolu Reef
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Reef Daytripper is a small sailing catamaran that offers sailing, snorkelling and diving adventures on the Great Barrier Reef. Small passenger numbers (max 20) ensures a relaxing day...more info

Green Island Scenic Flights

Green Island
  • Green Island Scenic heli flights
  • Snorkelling gear and Glass bottom boat
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GREEN ISLAND HELI SCENIC FLIGHTS: Take to the sky over Cairns and enjoy an incredible scenic flight to Green Island, where you are met by the wonders of the rainforest and the underwater world....more info

Sandy Cay Brunch - GBR Heli

Sandy Cay Brunch
  • Private tropical paradise, pristine reefs
  • Relax, Swim, Snorkel, Indulge
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Solitary Sand Cay - Your very own desert island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef
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Great Barrier Reef Cruises

No visit to Cairns would be complete without a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is the gateway to this remarkable natural attraction, and one of the most highly visited regions of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area due to its close proximity to spectacular outer edge reefs, the beautiful coral cays, idyllic tropical islands and the multitude of tourism experiences that are on offer. From half day trips to full day multi-adventures, amazing diving experiences to relaxed island getaways, swimmers/non-swimmers, young and old, there are opportunities for everyone to marvel at the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef.

 

Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is so accessible with many sections rising in rich, colourful beauty to just a few metres below the surface. The tropical waters and protected reefs provide perfect conditions to novice snorkellers. Snorkelling is great fun, easy to learn and accessible to anyone young or old - it's an enjoyable way to get the whole family involved! Snorkelling requires no special training, only the ability to swim and to breathe through the snorkel.

Equipment is provided onboard your reef cruise with most day trips offering full instruction and an included guided tour. You don't have to swim too far to view the coral as in most cases the reef is right there as soon as you push off into the water. Sometimes large resting buoys are placed short distances from each other so you can snorkel from float to float and rest when you need to. Or if you are still a little apprehensive some companies offer life jackets and 'noodle' floats designed to give you extra buoyancy, and all you have to do is kick and gaze at the underwater world. You will witness just as much snorkelling as you would scuba diving, with spectacular shallow coral gardens hiding just under the surface.

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Passions of Paradise - Michaelmas Cay & Paradise Reef
Calypso Pure Snorkel
Green Island Adventure

 

Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Scuba Diving offers an awesome oppotunity to explore further into an underwater world teeming with exotic marinelife, bommies, coral canyons, walls and much more. From the novice to the most experienced diver, there are reef trips that will accommodate your level of experience. Choose from a one day outer reef adventure or take part in an extended dive expedition.

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Silverswift
Tusa T6
Poseidon

 

Introductory Diving

Introductory Diving is suitable for beginners and requires no previous scuba experience. Conducted in small groups under the supervision of an experienced Dive Instructor, introductory diving gives beginners an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience without having to complete a full scuba diving course. The only requirements are that you are over 12 years, pass the on-board medical questionnaire and participate in a 30 minute dive brief.  A highly skilled dive instructor will take you step by step through the whole experience, from the dive briefing lecture, the equipment and the dive, to ensure a safe, comfortable and memorable experience. Your dive experience will generally last around 30 minutes underwater and on completion you will receive a certificate as a memento of your underwater adventure.

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Reef Experience
Osprey V
Rum Runner 2 Day/1 Night Adventure

 

Certified Diving

Certified Divers will be excited by the range of experiences and magnificent Great Barrier Reef locations to choose from, no two dives are ever the same. Drift and wall dives, bommie and pinnacle, coral gardens and swim throughs are just some of the amazing experiences to expect.

The outer reefs are great for beginner divers. The maximum depth is generally 20 metres. Some of the best dives on the Great Barrier Reef are in less then 18 metres of water. This tends to be where the reef is at its most colourful and full of life. Most day trips offer the opportunity to explore up to 3 reef locations in a day, each site offers a new experience, selected for its unique variety of marine life and corals. Certified dives last approximately 40 minutes or more. 

For experienced divers a live aboard trip to the Cod Hole and Coral Sea is a must. The Cod Hole lies at the top of the Ribbon Reefs, and is home to a family of resident Potato Cod (Groper). These diver friendly fish will amaze you with their sheer size and seeming eagerness to pose for camera. 120 miles offshore lies isolated reef systems and crystal clear waters of Australia's Coral Sea.  Here 3,000 ft walls emerge from the ocean depths and the water is so astoundingly clear that divers appear suspended in air. 

Water temperatures range from 22 to 28 degrees celsius, allowing comfortable diving all year round.

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Silverswift
Pro Dive 3 Day/2 Night Dive Expedition
Mike Ball 4 Night Coral Sea

 

Pontoon Trips

A pontoon is a large stable platform situated at the reef, where a whole multitude of reef activities and adventures take place from. Pontoon based reef trips are ideal for swimmers and non-swimmers, families with young children and people prone to sea sickness. Families love them because they're roomy, there's handy facilities onboard, and there are many activities to keep the kids amused for hours. They provide comfort and stability for all weather and wind conditions.

There are many activites for young and old including semi submersible tours, glass bottom boat tours, introductory diving, sea walker helmet diving, helicopter flights and more. All pontoons feature an underwater observatory built into the structure, which is a little like being in an aquarium but seeing the fish and coral in their natural habitat. Younger children will love the kids swim area which is fully enclosed and safe. Snorkel platforms provide easy entry into the water, and with fish and corals located directly below, you don't need to swim too far to experience the Great Barrier Reef. All equipment is supplied including lifevests and floatation devices, there are also snorkel rest stations so you can hold on, rest and enjoy the magic of the underwater world. 

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Reef Magic
Quicksilver Cruises
Sunlover Cruises
Great Adventures

 

Fast Catamaran Trips

Cairns is the closest gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and fast catamarans make it even more accessible with travel time on average taking just 90 minutes to the most northern outer edge. Faster travel time allows you to maximise your day with more time for snorkelling and diving. Most Outer Great Barrier Reef tour operators visit two or more reef locations and all water activities take place directly from the boat, either snorkeling or scuba diving.

Reef locations are selected on the day according to weather conditions, to provide passengers with the upmost comfort, and best experiences in terms of visual impact, ecological diversity and the challenge of discovery. All equipment and lunch is provided. To learn more about the marine life around you, make sure you join a guided snorkel tour.  As coral relies on sunlight for growth, some of the best snorkelling is in the shallow areas around the reef top. Your marine interpreter will guide you over shallow coral gardens, pointing out fish and marine life, corals and areas of interest along the way.

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Osprey V
Silverswift
Reef Experience

 

Sailing Trips

Take life at a slower pace on a luxury sailing cruise. Reef sailing cruises allow for plenty of in water activities as well as time for relaxation. Passenger numbers range from 20 up to 150 depending on the trip you choose. Generally the inner reefs and islands are visited on the day cruises that make for a calm and comfortable experience. Strong winds mean exciting performance and less travelling time, calm winds mean a spacious comfortable platform to soak up the sun. Many trips limit their daily guests to ensure a personalised and unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience, with maximum comfort and space.

Destinations visited include Michaelmas and Upolu Cay, Green Island and other inner reef areas. Ocean Free is Cairns' only sailing tour to offer a reef and island destination in a day, visiting their exclusive reef mooring at Green Island. Reef Daytripper is the smallest sailing operator taking just 20 passengers, which would normally only be available on a privately owned yacht. Meanwhile Ocean Spirit Cruises and Passions of Paradise offer trips to Michaelmas Cay, an exclusive reef location. The cay is a protected seabird sanctuary and plays host to over 20,000 migratory seabirds - one of the most important nesting sites in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Passions of Paradise
Reef Daytripper
Ocean Free - Green Island

 

Helicopter Tours

To really get a complete grasp of the sheer magnitude of the Great Barrier Reef, there's only one way to see it and that’s by helicopter. Excursions include anything from a 10 minute scenic flight from an outer reef pontoon, to a 30 minute or 60 minute reef and rainforest spectacular. You can even combine a heli flight with an outer reef cruise and view the reef from above and below in a day!

A ten minute heli flight whilst at the Great Barrier Reef is exciting, you will find yourself immediately immersed in the wonderful sights that appear in every direction as soon as you take off and climb up and away.

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Scenic Heli Flights
Get High Up Top & Dive Down Under
Sandy Cay Brunch

 

Island Day Trips

Island day trips provide a one-stop tropical experience. With the convenience of being just a shot 45 minute ferry journey, you can spend the day snorkelling the fringing coral reefs, strolling through National Park rainforest walking tracks, sea kayaking, scuba diving or simply just relaxing on a sandy beach. Green Island is an easy day trip from Cairns and offers the flexibility of frequent ferry transfers, perfect for visitors with limited time. Once on the island the day is yours to do as much or as little as you please. With a range of optional activities, you can tailor the day to suit your own requirements. In comparison Fitzroy Island National Park features a rugged, diverse landscape of granite outcrops, open woodlands, rainforest, mangroves and coral beaches. 97 percent of the four square kilometre continental island is National Park, covered in tropical rainforest. Laid back and low key, Fitzroy Island is loved by the locals and visitors alike. It is a destination to enjoy in relaxed simplicity.

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Green Island Adventure
Fitzroy Island
Wavedancer Low Isles
Frankland Isles

 

Glass Bottom Boat Tours

Glass Bottom Boat tours are perfect for those who want to experience the reef without getting wet. Ideal for non-swimmers, families with young children and those who would like to see the reef from another perspective. It does provide a similar experience to snorkelling as you hover over beautiful coral gardens, giant clams, and schools of colourful reef fish. Glass bottom boat tours are fully guided to give you the best reef experience. Common things you’ll see are sea turtles, star fish, giant clams, hard and soft varieties of coral, small reef sharks, and all manner of strange and exotic creatures.

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Green Island Adventures
Wavedancer Low Isles
Reef Magic

 

Semi Submersible Tours

Semi Submersible Tours allow you to get close to the action without getting wet. They are ideal for the non-swimmer. Semi submersible tours cruise slowly through the colourful coral gardens giving passengers, seated just one metre underwater, the opportunity to experience a snorkellers-eye view of the marine life without getting wet. Through large viewing windows you are able to view the spectacular coral formations and the masses of brilliantly coloured fish. The semi-sub experience takes approximately 25 minutes and generally includes an informed commentary on the marine life observed during the journey by a marine naturalist, and an overview of the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Big Cat Green Island Adventures
Reef Magic Outer Reef Pontoon
Quicksilver Cruises Port Douglas

 

Seawalker

The Seawalker helmet "dive" has been designed to introduce people to the excitement of the underwater world, even without any prior dive knowledge or experience.Breathing fresh air delivered from the surface into your helmet, you will walk underwater bringing you up close and personal with some of the animals that make the Great Barrier Reef so special. This activity is a great options for non-swimmers, children or older people not sure about trying scuba diving or snorkelling. It can even be a great experience for people with minor disabilities. You do need to pass a small medical questionnaire to be able to participate and some medical restrictions apply. The minimum age is 12 years. Unlike traditional scuba diving, Seawalker enables you to breathe through your nose and mouth as you would above water. Seawalker also allows you to keep your face and hair dry, you can even wear glasses or contact lenses while you experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with your Seawalker Guide.

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Sunlover Sea Walker Helmut Dive
Green Island Seawalker

 

Travelling with Children

Visiting the reef for the day is an exciting excursion for kids, and in turn very rewarding for parents to watch their children interact and gain knowledge of this truly educational experience. Pontoon based reef trips are ideal for families with young children, there are many activities to choose from to keep the kids amused for hours. Families with older children however will love the Outer Reef as the snorkelling is fantastic and the variety of marine life is unsurpassed. You can also expect all islands and cays to have ample facilities for children, lots of sand to play with and in some cases an abundance of extra activities and attractions. Green Island is an easy day trip from Cairns and offers the flexibility of frequent ferry transfers. Once on the island the day is yours to do as much or as little as you please.

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Reef Magic
Sunlover Cruises
Green Island Adventure

 

Travelling with a Disability

Having a disability does not restrict access or experiences of the Great Barrier Reef. There are many cruises that can cater for people with limited mobility. The best option is to take a pontoon trip. Generally the catamarans that travel to an outer reef pontoon are larger with wider aisles, have a designated seating area, ramp facilities from vessel to platform, and a wheelchair access toilet. Access to the water, coral viewing vessels, underwater observatory and sundeck may require stairs to be negotiated and a carer to be present. The snorkelling platforms are situated right on the waterline and there are bench seats on the snorkelling platform where you can put on your fins, mask and snorkel before entering the water. For guests confined to a wheelchair, a specially designed water powered lift allows for easy access into the snorkel pool. It is recommended to call and talk through the level of disability so that we can suggest suitability.

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4 Night Pacific Adventure
4 Night Pacific Adventure A comprehensive tropical experience in 4 days and 4 nights including Reef Magic Outer Barrier Reef.

*4.5 Star Pacific Hotel
**Full breakfast daily
*Hot Air Ballooning Sunrise
*Kuranda Scenic Rail
*Skyrail & Markets
*Great Barrier Reef
*Pontoon & Semi-Sub
FROM $857 Per Adult

SAVE $786!
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3 Night Green Island Getaway
Green Island Australian premier heritage site and home to Green Island Resort, the only resort in Tropical North Queensland located on a true coral cay.

3 NIGHT PACKAGE

- 3 Nights Island Suite
- Flexible ferry transfers
- Buffet Breakfast daily
- Snorkelling gear
- Glass bottom boat tour
- Sunset Beach Drinks
- Outer Barrier Reef trip
FROM $765 Per Person
OUTER REEF TRIP & SEMI SUBMARINE
SAVE $945
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3 or 4 Night Reef & Island Fun
Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise just 45 minutes from Cairns by boat.

REEF & ISLAND FUN

- 4 NIGHTS AT FITZROY ISLAND
- FERRY TRANSFERS
- OUTER REEF TRIP
- SEMI SUBMARINE TOUR
FROM $441 Per Person
4 NIGHTS & REEF
SAVE $426
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Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La at the Marina, Cairns is 5 Star, situated on the Waterfront at the Marlin Marina adjacent to the Reef Fleet Terminal.

STAY 3 PAY 2

* Great Location!
* Fantastic Reviews!
FROM $199 Per Night

SAVE FROM $298
*Based on 3 night stay in Superior Room
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Vision Family Fun
Vision luxury apartments perfectly located on the Cairns Esplanade. Short stroll along boardwalk to famous Cairns Swimming Lagoon, Restaurants & Marina.

7 NIGHT FAMILY FUN

-GREEN ISLAND DAY TRIP
-SNORKEL OR GLASS BOTTOM BOAT
-KURANDA TRAIN & SKYRAIL
-FULLY EQUIPPED GYM
-LAP POOL
-SPA & SAUNA
-BBQ AREA
FROM $2883 Per Family
SAVE $400
Based on 7 night stay in 2 bedroom Deluxe apartment

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Hilton Escape to Paradise
HILTON PARADISE ESCAPE 2 full day tours - Cairns most popular!

5 STAR HILTON

*Full Breakfast daily
*Free Wi-Fi
*Kuranda Train & Skyrail
*Green Island day trip
*Snorkel or Glass bottom boat tour
FROM $497 Per Adult
SAVE $822
*Based on 3 night stay
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Alamanda Palm Cove
Alamanda Resort & Spa (formerly Angsana) The only absolute beachfront resort in Palm Cove - 5 Star Luxury - 5 Star Service - 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Suites

STAY 5 PAY 4

- FREE Wi-Fi
FROM $305 Per Night
SUMMER SPECIAL
*Based on 5 night stay
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3 night Cairns Reef & Kuranda
3 Night Cairns Reef & Kuranda Escape offers a complete city, Reef and Rainforest experience with a 30 minute Hot Air Ballooning ride

FUN ESCAPE - GREAT LOCATION

*3 NIGHTS @ SHANGRI-LA
*10 MINUTE HELI RIDE
*30 MINUTE HOT AIR BALLOON
*OUTER REEF DAYTRIP
*KURANDA TRAIN & SKYRAIL
*INTRO DIVE *(OPTIONAL)
FROM $824 Per Adult
SAVE $606
*$881/ADULT FOR INTRO DIVE OPTION
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2 Day Package - Option 2
REEF MAGIC & KURANDA TRAIN & SKYRAIL Explore the Reef & Rainforest at a relaxed pace. Suitable for all ages including non-swimmers and children.

2 DAY COMBO

-OUTER REEF DAY TRIP
-MARINE WORLD PONTOON
-SEMI-SUBMARINE
-GLASS BOTTOM BOAT
-SNORKELLING, LUNCH
-5 HOURS ON THE REEF
-KURANDA SCENIC RAIL
-SKYRAIL CABLEWAY
-FREE TIME IN KURANDA
FROM $288 Per Adult
SAVE $20
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Cape Trib, Reef, Waterfalls
6 night Backpacker Circuit Popular Cape Tribulation, Crater Lakes, Reef & Waterfalls package is fantastic fun and a budget saver! Canoe in jungle crater lakes, snorkel the reef and spot turtles...

•1 night Cape Trib
•Mossman Gorge
•Daintree River Cruise
•Osprey V Outer Reef
•Swim in Waterfalls
•1 night Yungaburra
•Canoe & Mountain bike
•4 nights Gilligans, Cairns
FROM $578 Per Person
SAVE $67
*Based on Dorm Share
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Cairns Getaway Package
The Cairns Getaway Package is an ideal option for those who simply want to escape for a short break to the beautiful tropical north.

4 NIGHT PACKAGE

- THE HOTEL CAIRNS
- FULL BREAKFAST DAILY
- GREEN ISLAND DAY TRIP
- GLASS BOTTOM BOAT OR SNORKEL
- KURANDA TRAIN & SKYRAIL
FROM $458 Per Person
CAIRNS CITY
SAVE $452
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Trinity Beach Getaway
5 Star beachfront with Spa, Escape to a palm fringed beach, Relax in luxury for 4 nights and enjoy the famous Kuranda Train & Skyrail.

4 NIGHT GETAWAY

- 5 Star Sea Change Apartments
- KURANDA TRAIN
- SKYRAIL
- POOL & SPA GAZEBO
- OCEAN VIEWS
- TRINITY BEACH
FROM *$440 Per Adult
TRINITY BEACH
SAVE $562
*Based on 1 bedroom beach front apartment
*Package available for larger groups

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The Hotel Cairns
The Hotel Cairns a tropical experience in traditional Queenslander style

STAY 4 PAY 3

* Free Internet
* Full breakfast daily
* Uniqe & Unbeatable offer!
* New Cardio Gym
FROM $127 Per Night
Full Breakfast daily
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3 Night Cairns Super Saver
CAIRNS SUPER SAVER: Experience the natural beauty of the Reef and Kuranda Rainforest on a budget. Stay 3 nights in the heart of Cairns City.

SWIM, SNORKEL, EXPLORE PACKAGE

- 3 NIGHTS HIDES HOTEL
- CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
- GREAT BARRIER REEF DAY
- GUIDED SNORKEL TOUR
-KURANDA TRAIN & SKYRAIL
FROM $410 Per Person
GREAT VALUE!!
SAVE $223!
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Cairns Oasis 5 Night Escape
Cairns Oasis Escape Cairns most popular tours & 5 nights accommodation!

5 NIGHT VALUE PACKAGE:

-Novotel Oasis Resort
-Great City location
-Green Island Full Day Tour
-Glass Bottom Boat Or,
-Or, Snorkelling Gear
-Kuranda Train & Skyrail
FROM $1155 Per Family
2 ADULTS & 2 KIDS
SAVE $316
*(children 4-14yrs)
*Blackout dates apply
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Harbour Lights, Cruise & Paronella
4 Night Harbour Lights & Tour Pack Enjoy a great location, close to the famous swimming lagoon and Cairns Esplanade.

4 Nights luxury Harbour Lights

- Fully equipped apartment
- 90 Min. Sunset Cruise
- Paronella Park Spanish Castle
- Millaa Millaa Falls
- Babinda Boulders
- Curtain Fig Tree
FROM $579 Per Person
SAVE $620/couple
* Twin Share 1 Bedroom Apartment
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3 Day Reef, Kuranda,CapeTrib
3 Day Combo: Reef, Kuranda & Cape Trib Visit the best attractions in the region. Excellent value for money!!!

3 DAYS - BEST VALUE

- GREAT BARRIER REEF
- KURANDA TRAIN
- SKYRAIL CABLEWAY
- CROC SPOTTING CRUISE
- DAINTREE RAINFOREST
FROM $399 Per Person

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Reef Encounter
Reef Encounter Liveaboard 35 metre catamaran designed for comfort. Exclusive dive and snorkel sites at beautiful Outer Reefs.

SLEEP ON THE REEF

*Daily departures
*All meals included
*Personalised
*Only up to 42 guests
*Glass bottom boat tour
*Snorkel & Dive equipment
*Heated outdoor spa
*Sundeck & Sunlounges
*Heli pad
FROM $330 Per Adult

*Rate based on snorkel 2 day 1 night multishare
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Cairns Zoom
CAIRNS ZOOM!! Cairns newest adventure attraction!

ARE YOU GAME?

- All weather activity
- Choose upto 4 activities
- Low & Hi - Ropes Course
- Dome Climb & Power Jump
- Zoom over Goliath the Croc
FROM $45.00 Per Adult
OR ARE YOU FAIR GAME?
- Min age is 8 yrs and 120cm
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