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Great Barrier Reef Day Tour | From $ 195

Special Expires 31 Mar 2020

Experience the adventure of snorkelling, diving and sailing on our Great Barrier Reef Tours. The 25 metre high performance catamaran sails daily from Cairns to two unique outer reef locations, where you can dive and snorkel with turtles, colourf... More
Experience the adventure of snorkelling, diving and sailing on our Great Barrier Reef Tours. The 25 metre high performance catamaran sails daily from Cairns to two unique outer reef locations, where you can dive and snorkel with turtles, colourful fish an

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Great Barrier Reef Sailing

Great Barrier Reef Sailing

Passions of Paradise II is a brand new 25-metre maxi-catamaran designed to travel to the Great Barrier Reef in comfort, style and speed. Outfitted with the latest cutting edge technology, Passions of Paradise II has awesome sailing capabilities, and in the right conditions is faster than most powered vessels.

Passions of Paradise was a 'winner of excellence' at the 2007 Queensland Tourism Awards. 

Travelling on a daily basis to two fantastic destinations, Passions will choose from over 24 superior outer reef locations ensuring that each day is tailored to weather conditions.

 

What makes it great

What makes it great

• Entertaining and attentive crew
• Spacious & comfortable newly built vessel (in March 2017)
• Two unique reef locations chsoen from our selcetion of over 24 pristine destinations
• Easy snorkelling for 'first timers' including complimentary snorkel tours
• Chef prepared buffet lunch including prawns
• A great sailing experience, no motor noise!

 

Pristine Reef

Pristine Reef

Passions of Paradise have access to over 24 outer reef destinations. This means that we can tailor each days itinerary to suit the weather conditions. Our skipper can choose from our Northern reef sites on Hastings or Norman reef or we can travel south towards argueably some of Cairns' best reef options at Flynn and Milne reefs!

Intro diving

Intro diving

Intro diving is safe, fun, easy and the best way to see the Great Barrier Reef. No experience is necessary, and you don't even have to be able to swim. 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 medical questionnaire is required.

 

Certified Scuba Divers

Certified Scuba Divers

Our outer reef locations are perfect for certified divers! With awesome swims throughs and drifts dives our locations are pristine and our crew are on hand to offer complimentary guided dives!

 

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone

For those passengers who wish to see the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and not get wet, Passions offers a 30 minute glass bottom tour with a Marine Naturalist (extra cost).

Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch are all included. 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.

On the way home with the sails up, chill out, sample some refreshments from the fully stocked bar and soak up the atmosphere.

Departures are from the Marlin Jetty in Cairns; check in is at the Reef Fleet Terminal at the end of Spence Street.

The trip returns to Cairns at 5pm.

 

Sunset and Night Cruise Charter

Sunset and Night Cruise Charter

Passions of Paradise II is also available for sunset and night cruise charters. The boat is ideally set up for calm water cruising on Trinity Inlet, and viewing the night lights of Cairns and the surrounding rainforest clad mountains.

 


News By Passions of Paradise

Top reviews secure award for Passions Great Barrier Reef catamaran

Top reviews secure award for Passions Great Barrier Reef catamaran

By Passions of Paradise

09 Nov 2018

Passions of Paradise is the only Cairns tour to receive a 2018 GetYourGuide award for excellence. CEO and co-founder of online travel agent GetYourGuide Johannes Reck said an internal team of destination experts analysed and ranked GetYourGuide's global inventory of 31,000 products in 7500 destinations in key categories and regions.



The ranking took into account the number and quality of reviews and the volume of bookings made through the site. “Travel activities create the long-lasting vacation memories travellers remember most fondly and talk about years later,” Mr Reck said. “The tours recognised in the first annual GetYourGuide Awards for incredible travel experiences have enhanced millions of vacations worldwide, and we are pleased to recognise their contribution in helping travellers truly love where they’re going.”



Passions of Paradise Chief Executive Officer Scotty Garden said the locally-owned company was excited to be one of 200 winners worldwide, with just 22 winning products in Oceania. “Knowing that we scored highly with passenger reviews of our Great Barrier Reef tour is especially gratifying as Passions of Paradise prides itself on excellent personalised customer service,” he said. Passions of Paradise visits the outer Great Barrier Reef daily where passengers can dive and snorkel with diverse marine life in coral gardens before sailing back to Cairns.


Don’t forget to vote Passions of Paradise

Don’t forget to vote Passions of Paradise

By Passions of Paradise

06 Sep 2018

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Passions of Paradise Reviews

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0 Seema Jani

This was one of the greatest tours I have ever taken! The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel at ease and absolutely comfortable. Ben, in particular, was fantastic. I wanted to scuba dive but I was scared. He did not let me back out and made sure I was safe and comfortable the entire time. Apart from that, the staff is so knowledgeable about all the creatures in the ocean. They served delicious snacks throughout the day and kept us entertained with tricks on the boat ride back. While exiting the boat, the entire staff shook our hands goodbye and it was such a nice touch. Overall, a fabulous day. 12/10 would recommend!

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0 Adam Long

An absolutely fantastic experience. With so many tours to choose from I'm very pleased that a friend of mine recommended this tour. The crew are wonderful, very helpful and considerate and genuinely want to make the experience as brilliant as possible. The locations were great, the food was wonderful and the instructors were knowledgeable and dispensed the information without any ego. Considering what's happening to the barrier reef the Eco side of the company is forward thinking and considerate of the wonderful site. Would recommend to anyone!

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Hours: 7 days

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1 Spence Street
Cairns
QLD 4870
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