AquaQuest Info

Your trip with AquaQuest out to the reef will take just 90 minutes from Cairns, with five hours spent on the outer reef. We?ll select two of the best Great Barrier Reef snorkelling sites according to the day?s conditions. Our amazing sites include spots along the diverse, species-rich Norman, Saxon and Hastings Reefs.

With myriads of tropical fish, pristine coral formations, turtles and ?nemos?, you?ll be blown away by the spectacle that is the Great Barrier Reef.

Our day trip vessel AquaQuest is purpose-built for snorkelling, with state of the art equipment. If you decide you?d like to try an introductory dive during your trip, our expert team is on hand to guide you through this amazing experience.


  • Morning tea including pastries with choice of tea or coffee
  • Visit two exclusive dive locations
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • 4 hours on the outer reef
  • Visit two exclusive dive locations
  • Snorkel tour included

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Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.

The reef being just a few meters away from the waters surface, you will be able to explore all these wonders just by floating at the surface. Relax, breathe in your snorkel and be ready to discover a multitude of fishes, corals and other wildlife populating the reef.

Your day at a glance

  • 08.00am: Check in at Cairns Marlin Marina
  • 08.30am: Depart Cairns
  • 10.00am: Arrive at first snorkelling site
  • 12.45am: Move to second snorkelling site and enjoy lunch
  • 01.30pm: Continue snorkelling
  • 03.00pm: Depart reef site
  • 04.30pm: Arrive Cairns

Check In Procedure
Check-in directly on AquaQuest at 7.30am for an 8am departure
B Finger, Cairns Marina

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