Passions Of Paradise Info
Passions of Paradise visits two unique outer reef locations on the Great Barrier Reef.
The crew at Passions are dedicated to providing a truly unique and personalised reef experience.
Award Winners: Having recently won the Queensland State Tourism Awards Hall of Fame for Adventure Tourism you can be confident you are in great company. Passions of Paradise is also awarded as a Climate Innovator with Eco-Tourism Australia. Passions of Paradise have made significant progress towards reducing their carbon and environmental footprint.
Passions of Paradise can legally carry 140 passengers however the maximum number of guests is 100 passengers. There's plenty of room for guests to spread out. It's 30 metres long and it's a cat so it's wide. This vessel has two levels.
Included in your day:
- Sailing on stylish and fast catamaran
- 2 Outer Reef locations
- Dedicated snorkelling instructor:
- FREE tuition for those who want to learn to snorkel
- FREE Guided Snorkel Tour
- On-board marine naturalist presentation on coral
- Snorkel gear including masks, snorkels, fins and floatation vests to aid non swimmers
- 10 minute FREE scuba diving demonstration
- Morning tea including freshly brewed coffee and muffins
- Lunch consists of a huge chef prepared tropical smorgasbord including two hot dishes, a full range of cold meats, salads and fresh tropical fruit as well as fresh bread rolls and prawns.
- Cheese platter for afternoon tea
Two unique outer reef sites visited daily:
Each day we will select the site best suited to the weather conditions to give our guests the best possible experience. Our exclusive moorings include Flynn - Little Tracey, Flynn - Point Break, Milne - Three Sisters, Milne - The Whale, Milne - The Edge, Milne - The Drop, Thetford - 360. Thetford - Nolans Bommie, Moore - East Timor, Moore - West Timor, Moore - 5 Ways, Moore - Wildside, Pretty Patches, Breaking Patches - Long Bommie, Breaking Patches - Paradise Reef, Hastings Reef - 1770, Hastings Reef - Stepping Stones, Hastings Reef - Split Bommie and Norman Reef and so on...
All sites include stunning coral gardens, structures and fish. Some are notable for swim-throughs while others have very shallow lagoons. All reefs are different but you can be assured of having an enjoyable day with the best possible reef options offered on the day subject to tides and weather conditions.
Certified scuba divers can experience depths of up to 25 meters along the edge, water clarity is good and the Outer Reef is host to many exciting fish species.
Optional Extras: (charges apply)
Introductory diving is safe, fun, easy and the best way to see the Great Barrier Reef. You will be given a full on-deck briefing, shown how the equipment works and in small groups of no more than 4 divers, be led on a diving instructor controlled dive.
A FREE "try before you dive" policy which means that you are welcome to join in the briefings, get into the water and use the apparatus for approximately 5 minutes before deciding to continue with the dive.
Certified Diving: Includes fully guided dive with all your equipment, including wetsuits and computers.
Prescription Masks and Lycra/wet suits are available on board.
Cairns Hotel Transfers: If you would like Cairns accommodation transfers from your hotel in Cairns, please let us know the name of your Cairns accommodation when booking so that we can make these arrangements. Most Hotels in Cairns are close to the Reef Fleet Terminal and generally it is easy to walk here from most hotels in Cairns City.
Northern Beaches Hotel Transfers: If you are staying in Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation it is also possible to arrange for your hotel transfers. Please let us know the name of your accommodation when booking
Underwater digital camera hire, T-shirts, assorted quality beers, wine and soft drinks.
Things to know about Scuba Diving:
- Under Australian scuba diving legislation, all scuba divers are required to complete a dive medical form on board the vessel. A copy can be downloaded here.
- Passengers with a history of asthma, heart, ear and other medical conditions may be precluded from diving. 18 hours surface interval is recommended before flying. Please be certain of your clear health condition before booking the scuba dive option.
- Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
- Check-in Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns at 7:30am for an 8am departure.
- The Reef Fleet Terminal is located at 1 Spence St.
- The trip returns into Cairns at 5pm.
What to Bring:
Bring, hat, sunscreen, bathing gear, sunglasses, towel, etc. as you would for travelling to the beach.
Amazing time and amazing team!
Posted By Anais ILIOU
Complete package for a top day !!!
We had a terrific day. It was well organised, facilities were excellent, staff were great (particularly Alex who took us diving) and the weather was perfect. To top it off we swam with a turtle. How good does it get? Just the complete package for a top day!!!
Keep up the great work!!
Posted By Steve
Wonderful trip. Friendly and efficient and locally owned too!
Posted By Kate L-S
Just an awesome day, we were so impressed with the overall experience and the flawless delivery by really impressive team. The food was spot on for the activities we were doing.
Posted By Glenn Crimmins
Michaelmas reef is ideal for all with turtles,
Our first trip to the reef and we were not disappointed the crew and service were awesome, Michaelmas reef is ideal for all with turtles, giant clams and so many colourful fish to see. We would recommend Passions of Paradise to everybody interested in smaller group reef experiences.
Posted By John Herbert
The facilities were excellent with safety paramount
This was a well organised excursion with professional friendly staff. The facilities were excellent with safety paramount. The buffet lunch was good and the crew very informative. Good value for money.
Posted By Robert Titley
A wonderful experience
This was a wonderful experience for my son and me!
Posted By Jerome Crowley
We had a wonderful time on the reef,
We had a wonderful time on the reef, a great experience in the beautiful location of Michelmas cay and plenty of time to explore the reef. All the facilities were adequate and safe.
Posted By Joan Kitto
Really enjoyed the day on the reef.
Really enjoyed the day on the reef. The crew were very professional and our safety was held very high. Great relaxing experience.
Posted By Michelle Davis
The ships personel were fabulous
The ships personel were fabulous, Simon and the crew did an epicable job!
We were highly disappointed with the Great Barrier Reef.
Alot of bleached dead coral is all we really saw, we were so so sad to see what we saw.
We thought we would see an abundant of colour and colourful fish and marine life..
Posted By Simone Grundy
Loved this day
Loved this day. Very nice crew and the snorkeling was excellent.
Posted By Sara Mesarchik
Absolutely amazing! Great staff and beautiful boat. Only downside was that we got pulled out of the second reef too early because of a strong current.
Posted By Melissa Greeves
The crew were very helpful and friendly. Fabulous experience on the best natural phenomenon in Australia.
Posted By Mark Morse
What a great day!
What a great day!
The staff were friendly, fantastic and fun!
Dive spots were amazing, and the time frames at each location were just enough. Tho you can never have enough time on the reef.
Definatly reccomend, and will definatly be a return customer
Posted By Noni Spouse
Passions of Paradise was a great experience on our first time out to the great barrier reef. As first time scuba divers our needs were met more than adequately, and all the staff on board were as friendly as you can get and this made our trip extremely enjoyable.
Posted By Kristen Yeung
Would recommend this trip to anyone
The Crew was fantastic and very helpful with everything through the day to make a great trip. Would recommend this trip to anyone.
Posted By Geoffrey Broadbent
this was worth the trip from Ireland alone. The crew members were exceptionally helpful, supportive and friendly. One (Annalise ?) towed three of us around the reef and did everything to ensure we saw everything.Thanks a million, everyone. Unforgettable.
Posted By Ben Hallihan
Enjoyed the day
Enjoyed the day, would do it again.
Posted By James Brett
Great service, the staff was very friendly and professional. Excellent experience!
Posted By David Espitia
Would recommend to a friend
Would recommend to a friend
Posted By Don Agar
had a great time
Our USA friends especially loved this trip. We all had a great time. Terrific Crew and so well organised, great snorkeling and Scuba Diving locations.
Posted By Olive Rowland
What a brilliant day!
What a brilliant day! More sun would have been good but the crew had everything else covered!! Thanks.
Posted By Tony & Barbara Appleton
Loved it! Had the best day ever!
Posted By Tasha Losan
very happy with our package
We were very happy with our package & delighted that they two of our trips were with local operators,we really enjoyed our holiday in Cairns. Thank you Travel Star!
Posted By Yvonne Waide
One of the highlights
Best way to see the reef. One of the highlights of our trip to Australia. Service and expertise on the boat was excellent.
Posted By Sarah Tovell
Very friendly and professional
Very friendly and professional
Posted By Wade Berry
Passions Of Paradise Rates
All prices shown in Australian Dollars
Prices valid from now until 31 March 2021
|Passions of Paradise||Adult||Children||Family||Enquire|
|Passions of Paradise||$185||$120||$519||Book|
|Reef Trip & 1x Cert Dive||$230||$165||n/a||Book|
|Reef Trip & 1x Intro Dive||$230||$165||n/a||Book|
Child Age = 4-14 years
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