Great Barrier Reef Tours

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$210.00
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Reef Magic - Marine World Day Tour

Reef Magic Cruises

If you are looking for a Cairns Reef Tour and you only visit the Great Barrier Reef once, you will want to see it at it’s best! Reef Magic Cruises has exclusive access to a stunning coral reef location selected for it’s superior water clarity, coral quality and overall diversity of marine life.

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$199.00
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Moore Reef Day Tour | Sunlover Reef Cruises

Moore Reef Day Tour | Sunlover Reef Cruises

Sunlover Cruises departs Cairns daily and is an ideal Great Barrier Reef trip for families. With a departure time at 9:30am it gives you time to relax and get ready for your day trip to the reef without the rush. Return time to Cairns is approximately 5:30pm.

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$139.00
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Fitzroy Sea Kayaking

Fitzroy Sea Kayaking

This guided tour offers a tranquil way to see the beauty of the reef and Fitzroy Island, exploring remote beaches and exclusive snorkelling locations only accessible by kayak.

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$74.00
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip

Fitzroy Island Day Trip

Fitzroy Island is one of 600 "Continental" or "High" islands on the Great Barrier Reef which means it used to be part of the mainland before rising waters separated this tranquil paradise.

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$195.00
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Ocean Freedom Cay and Great Barrier Reef

Ocean Freedom Cay and Great Barrier Reef

Upolu Cay is a naturally formed coral cay situated 30 kms from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef and is the perfect location for reef snorkeling & scuba diving. Ocean Freedom cruises you to Upolu Cay in less than an hour.

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$174.00
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Passions of Paradise

Passions of Paradise

Passions of Paradise travels daily to two of the most sought after locations on the Great Barrier Reef; Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef.

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$90.00
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Reef Encounter

Reef Encounter

The Reef Encounter offers the best value liveaboard dive and snorkel trips from Cairns. The Reef Encounter is a 35 metre luxury catamaran designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea.

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$185.00
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Reef Experience

Reef Experience

Welcome to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, One of the natural wonders of the world! Join us aboard Reef Experience for an unforgettable journey to two pristine outer Great Barrier Reef locations and discover the breathtaking wonder beneath the surface for yourself. Reef Experience caters for all leve...

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$238.00
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Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef

Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef

Quicksilver's friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance.

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$145.00
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Nautilus Aviation

Nautilus Aviation

For that once in a lifetime experience, every time, Nautilus Aviation’s luxury helicopters are a memorable way to enjoy North Queensland’s reef, rainforest and outback! Depart on a scheduled flight, design a tour of your own or take the controls and fly yourself! Enjoy local rates and experience th...

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$195.00
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Ocean Free Green Island + Great Barrier Reef

Ocean Free Green Island + Great Barrier Reef

Green Island is a fully developed coral island situated only 26 kilometres from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. Ocean Free sails you leisurely to Pinnacle Reef, an exclusive mooring on the eastern lee of Green Island.

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$65.00
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Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

Green Island  - Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

Green Island is a tropical island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Cruises departs daily from Cairns at 9am, 11am & 1pm. Snorkel, dive, glass bottom boat and semi-submarine coral viewing tour, relax and explore Green Island. Price includes snorkel equipment or a Glass Bottom Boat Tour. Children ag...

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$190.00
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Deep Sea Divers Den

Deep Sea Divers Den

Established in 1974, Deep Sea Divers Den is Cairns longest established dive company specialising in Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Trips, Liveaboard Trips and PADI Dive Courses. Deep Sea Divers Den have certified over 120,000 divers on the Great Barrier Reef and offer exclusive experiences, such as Sh...

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$169.00
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Evolution - Snorkel & Dive

Evolution - Snorkel & Dive

Evolution departs Cairns daily offering a fast, comfortable and affordable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations.

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$90.00
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Reef & Green Island Cruise

Great Adventures Reef & Green Island Cruises

With a choice of day trips to beautiful Green Island and to the spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef, Great Adventures departs from Cairns, daily ready to whisk you away for a day of discovery and adventure.

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$1,395.00
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Student Trips: Ecosystems at Risk - Reef and Rainforests

Student Trips: Ecosystems at Risk - Reef and Rainforests

A 6 day/5 Night Marine Science/Geography Excursion! Highlights: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with a marine biologist and participate in a mapping activity, soar high into the Daintree rainforest in JCU's canopy crane, test water quality and collect data about coral predators at the reef, glide...

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$139.00
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Reef Daytripper

Reef Daytripper

Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Maximum of 20 passengers. You choose freely between snorkeling, diving, or just relaxing on our bownets. We also offer introductory diving. Perhaps you also like to look out for dolphins, turtles or even whales (seasonal).

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$1,774.00
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Liveaboard Diving with Mike Ball Expeditions

Liveaboard Diving with Mike Ball Expeditions

Liveaboard diving to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 3, 4 and 7 night dive expeditions to the Coral Sea and Ribbon Reefs.

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$995.00
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Student Trips: Aboriginal Culture Discovery

Student Trips: Aboriginal Culture Discovery

A 6 Day/5 Night Cultural Excursion! Highlights: Learn basics of the Jirrbal language, paint your boomerang and learn to throw it, search the mangroves with Kuku Yalanji guides for bush tucker, discover indigenous story places on a river trip, understand rainforest plants used for food & medicine,...

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$175.00
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GBR Helicopters

GBR Helicopters

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns & Port Douglas Helicopter Tours & Scenic Flights. With a fleet of 10 helicopters, GBR Helicopters is the leading helicopter tour and scenic flight company in North Queensland.

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$109.00
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Compass Cruises

Compass Cruises

Compass Cruises is a local Cairns icon and has been taking people to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for many years. If it’s value for money you’re looking for and a memorable day on the Reef then our budget cruise has it all! We will have you escaping for an unforgettable, unrushed day enjoying a r...

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$766.00
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Lizard Island Blue Lagoon Day Tour from Cairns

When we reach Lizard Island we see the spectacular Blue Lagoon, surrounding reefs and beautiful beaches. Experience the exclusiveness of Lizard Island on our guided tour walking to Watson's Bay, a once in a lifetime chance to see the unique beauty of Lizard Island.

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Reef to Rainforest Full Day Package with Cairns Bus Transfers!

Reelcrayzee Charters

Visit two of the top North Queensland tourist destinations in one day with us! Snorkel the spectacular Great Barrier Reef for the morning and then explore the magical Paronella Park in the afternoon. All Cairns bus transfers included.

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Reef Express

Reef Express is a snorkel tour company located on the Great Barrier Reef . We explore unspoiled reef sites less than 50 minutes from our departure points and you can enjoy an exciting ride to this magical wonder departing from the coast at Mission Beach.

Ocean Spirit Cruises

Ocean Spirit Cruises

OCEAN SPIRIT CRUISES - "Cairns Australia Premier Sailing Vessels" offers cruises to Australia's magnificent marine park - the Great Barrier Reef for diving, snorkelling & sailing. Set sail aboard our spacious Sailing Catamarans & capture the spirit of the Great Barrier Reef. Try our Michaelmas Cay C...

Australian Superyacht Services Cairns

Australian Superyacht Services welcomes you to Cairns and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef & Wet Tropics Rainforest; the only place on Earth where two World Heritage-listed areas meet. Captain Pat McLoughlin and Nikki Guimelli are your agents in beautiful Cairns. Whatever your requirements and...

Tusa Dive

Tusa Dive

TUSA are the dive and snorkel day trip experts, with access to 16 unique sites on the Great Barrier Reef. Each day two outer reef locations are selected as the best for the day's weather. You will cruise to the reef in comfort on Cairns' newest vessel, TUSA 6. Limited guest numbers and Tusa's frie...

North Queensland Wildscapes Phototours with Paul Curtis

Join me in a tour around some of the less visited but extremely photogenic sites around the tropical north. Tours are varied to suit the customer and the prevailing weather and conditions, but foremost is the goal of finding some remarkable sites and returning with wonderful pictures. Tours can be h...

Frankland Islands

Frankland Islands

Frankland Islands Cruise & Dive is the only tour operator licenced to visit the untouched beauty of the Frankland Islands. Our vessel takes up to a maximum of 100 passengers which ensures your day on the reef is both service and safety orientated.

Scuba Doo Cairns

Scuba Doo Cairns

Scuba-Dooing means no mask ,no mouthpiece, no heavy weight belt or helmet and no swimming experience required. The air tank is already fixed to the Scuba-Doo , you simply sit and drive. Designed for ease of operation, the Eco friendly Scuba-Doo carries enough air for approximately 3 separate tour...

Great Barrier Reef Submarines

Great Barrier Reef Submarines - The only tourist submarines operating on the Great Barrier Reef. Have an underwater adventure. The Newest and most exciting way to see the Great Barrier Reef. Day and night tours of the Reef in a pilot guided min-submarine. Two people, guided by our pilot, can have...

Cairns Dive Centre

Cairns Dive Centre

Cairns Dive Centre is one of the largest certifying agencies in the world. We have been operating in Cairns for many years, maintaining outstanding customer service.Cairns Dive Centre offers day cruises and live aboard trips for the snorkeller and diver, as well as learn-to-dive courses through all...

Lets Go Cairns

HAPPY FUN COMPREHENSIVE TOURS OF CAIRNS AND THE SURROUNDING REGION. WE SEE ALL THERE IS TO SEE RAINFOREST,BEACH,WATERFALLS AND SWIMMING INC FOOD. Noticing that most tours drive long distances and spend a great deal of time getting there we believe that like the locals there are many exciting and i...

Big Fish Down Under

Big Fish Down Under

BIG FISH DOWN UNDER and Moana III, 47ft Luxury Private Charter Boat are permanently based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Moana III, Cairns' finest fishing charter vessel has an open permit to operate in waters up to 200NM from the coastline. From Townsville in the south, along the Great Barrier R...

Australian camping tours

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Australian Camping Tours AUSTRALIAN CAMPING TOURS book now! Learn how to camp safely and enjoy our Australian land and culture. Experience the Australian lifestyle of the outback with Indigenous and knowledgeable Bushmen in a program designed to teach the skills required to be able to camp anywhe...

Pro Dive Cairns

Pro Dive Cairns

Explore the amazing underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef with Pro Dive Cairns. Pro Dive is renowned for their outstanding product quality, safety standards & professional service. With over 16 exclusive sites, you will experience a wide variety of diving, with each location selected for its g...

Mission Beach Charters

If you dream of a romantic picnic on a deserted tropical island, Mission Beach Charters can make it happen. Locally owned and operated, our eco-adventure company specifically caters to small groups, families or couples wishing to have a completely personalised experience within the idyllic surro...

GSL Aviation

GSL Aviation

Our fleet of modern, high-wing aircraft, are designed to give you the best view on your scenic flight. The aircraft are comfortable, and fitted with quality intercom systems so that the pilot can provide in-flight commentary. All of our flights include guaranteed window seats, so no one is left out....

Helitours North Queensland

Helitours is the newest helicopter touring company in North Queensland. Helitours North Queensland gives you access to areas that you just can’t normally reach. Our fleet is designed to get you to our chosen destinations in comfort and safety. Our pilots have thousands of hours of flying experience...

GBR SPORT FISHING CHARTERS

THE MAKER

We offer Reef fishing, Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Shark Fishing, GT popper fishing charters out of cairns on our brand new 31ft Powercat 2900 Sports Fisherman, providing a quick and comfortable ride we will have you out there fishing on the reef in less than an hour, we are permitted to fish the re...

Seawalker Green Island Australia

Seawalker @ Green Island Australia

Welcome to the underworld of Seawalker on Green Island Australia, Cairns North QueenslandNo diving experience necessary, non swimmers no problem, stay dry underwater, professional photos of your trip, expert divers to assist you all the way, wetsuits and shoes supplied.

North Queensland Aero Club

If experiencing the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, then you’ve come to the right place. With 65 successful years of business behind us, you’re in the hands of some of Cairns most experienced pilots. Let us take you on a magical, aerial adventure, where you will get a birds eye view of on...

Coral Sea Dreaming

Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef on a “Path-Less-Travelled”, when you embark on a two-day Cairns sailing adventure experiencing the best outer reef sites. With a maximum of only 12 guests, Coral Sea Dreaming offers a low volume, fun, and intimate holiday visiting spectacular reefs on the very...

Marine Encounters

Marine Encounters

Swim with dwarf minke whales on the Great Barrier Reef this June/July with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters. As the only permitted operator with no fixed itinerary, we are free to make the most out of changing sea conditions and animal behaviour, ensuring you get the very best whale watching experien...

Hinterland Aviation

Hinterland Aviation

In addition to our regular service to Cooktown we also provide flexible charters anytime, anywhere. Conducting over 5,000 flights per year and averaging 50,000 passengers, Hinterland Aviation operates at the highest safety standard in aviation! Our diverse clientele includes the likes of Ergon Energ...

Capture Cairns Photography Tours

Capture Cairns Photography Tours

Receive personalised photography lessons, while on your day tour; albeit the white sands of Fitzroy Island, the magnificent views from the Skyrail, adventures up in the Tablelands, the elegant setting of the Botanical gardens, Underwater on the Great Barrier Reef, A birds eye view of the Reef or Rai...

Spirit Of Freedom

Spirit Of Freedom

Spirit of Freedom offers unsurpassed live-aboard dive cruising to the world famous Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs, and the remote Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. On board Spirit of Freedom you will enjoy spacious cabins with private bathroom, gourmet meals, and exceptional service. With a choice of 3, 4, an...

Skysafari

Skysafari

Skysafari is a personalised air touring company as well as being industry experts in helicopter aerial work. Years of focus have created and cemented an outstanding reputation for flexibility, service and absolute guest and client fulfillment. Proudly Australian grown and owned, Skysafari continues...

Marineland Crocodile Park

Marineland Melanesia

Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat is a must see when on Green Island - located just 17 nautical miles offshore from Cairns in Australia's World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Home of 'CASSIUS', Largest captive crocodile in the world! Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat is a must se...

Zulu Game Fishing Charters

Zulu Gamefishing Charters and Levante Fishing Charters are based out of The Reef Marina, Port Douglas – the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. We have a fleet of first class vessels available to mix and match at your disposal. We offer the most convenient private charter options to explore the wond...

About Great Barrier Reef Tours For Cairns

The Great Barrier Reef is of course a must do when visiting the Far North. There are over 300 trips to choose from that depart 365 days of the year offering snorkelling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat tours, fishing, sea kayaking, parasailing and much, much more.
 
Reef trips cater for all budgets and whether you are a beginner, scuba diver, non swimmer or snorkeller there will be something to suit everyone. Families can have a great day on one of the pontoon trips which include many activities to maximise your reef experience. For scuba divers a liveaboard cruise or extended dive expedition is not to be missed!

The water temperature is very comfortable year round ranging from 24 degrees in winter to 30 degrees in our summer months. Fishing is hugely popular when the weather is perfect so it is recommended to book well in advance.

A day spent discovering the beauty and splendour of the reef is one that will stay with you forever. Snorkelling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef is, quite simply, the adventure of a lifetime. From the stunning natural destination - the worlds largest marine park - to the superbly comfortable vessels, the genuinely friendly crew and professional organisation of the daily reef trips, your reef adventure will surely match and exceed your expectations.

Naturally, you can snorkel or scuba dive with equipment provided and a trained crew on hand to assist, but you can also view the aquascape from the comfort of a semi-submersible or underwater observatory, or even from above on a helicopter scenic flight from a reef moored pontoon! Whatever your style or budget, there is a reef cruise designed just for you and memories waiting to be captured in the crystal clear waters of the Coral Sea.

There is no better way to experience the romance of the sea than a extended ocean cruise on our Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is fortunate to attract both international cruise liners and regional cruise companies who present a range of holiday options. Check with travel agents on liners scheduled to call in Calms and you'll find many of the major companies visit this increasingly popular tropical port - an option to consider is including a three to seven day regional cruise itinerary in your holiday plans. A new emerging cruising destination in the style of the Caribbean is the Great Barrier Reef and the region of the Arafura Sea, bounded by northern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. If you love the idea of a cruise but want to do it on your own. there are vessels available for private charter in Cairns to suit your style and your pocket - simply contact the experts who specialise in local boats and boat charters.

What better way than to charter your own vessels and enjoy snorkelling, diving, fishing for the elusive Giant Black Marlin or just sailing for fun!

 

Tourism and Recreation

Tourism and recreation are important ways for people to experience and learn about the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and help conserve this World Heritage Area.

Approximately 1.9 million tourists and 4.9 million recreational visitors visit the Great Barrier Reef each year. More...