Great Barrier Reef
Visible from space, one of the seven wonders of the world and home to more than 1500 species of fish, the Great Barrier Reef is an essential destination for all travellers to Australia. The lively city of Cairns is a gateway for Great Barrier Reef trips, with our day tours and multi-day tours departing daily from Marlin Marina. We offer several options for visitors looking to explore this amazing world under the sea. We have day tours exploring sites on the outer reef, or multi-day liveaboard tours for those who want to spend more time snorkelling or diving this amazing eco-system.
Best Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling and Scuba Diving Day Tours
If you are looking to spend a full day out on the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the colourful corals and saying ‘hi’ the marine life, join one of our day tours from Cairns. Our staff onboard are highly experienced and will provide you with all the information you need to enjoy your day out on the reef. If you have never snorkelled before – not to worry. Our staff will offer you a comprehensive demonstration of the equipment and we have floating devices on hand for those who are unsure in the water.
Our Great Barrier Reef Tour $115 departs from Cairns, heading straight to our first snorkel site at Hastings Reef. Here you will get your first glimpse of the colourful coral and fascinating sea life that call the Great Barrier Reef home. Tuck into a delicious BBQ lunch before moving on to the second site in the afternoon, Breaking Patches. Enjoy more snorkelling or upgrade to a beginner or certified dive, or glass bottom boat tour. As the tour heads back to Cairns, enjoy a glass of wine and cheese platter.
If you want your day out on the reef to be even more special, you can join Great Barrier Reef Tour Deluxe $205. This tour visits two of four reef sites, allowing the captain to select on the day the best location to make the most of the conditions. Not only does the Deluxe Tour include your snorkelling equipment, but also one beginner or certified dive per person. For all this and more, join our Great Barrier Reef Deluxe Tour!
Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Day Trips from Cairns
If you want to spend more time snorkelling and exploring the reef, spend a night aboard our boat on the two or three day liveaboard tours. On these snorkelling tours, we take you to a number of reef sites where you can explore the fascinating underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Upgrade to a beginner dive, with no experience needed, to head deeper underwater and explore even further. Certified divers can upgrade to a full diving tour. Double, twin or quad rooms are available on board, with a chef preparing fresh meals every day. It’s the ultimate Great Barrier Reef tour experience.
Cairns Tours PackageA great value package of our two top Cairns day tours - the Great Barrier Reef & Daintree Rainforest
1 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise DeluxeUltimate Great Barrier Reef tour including a dive, snorkelling, glass-bottom boat tour, meals & more!
Great Barrier Reef Premium Snorkelling TourClimb aboard the stylish sailing catamaran to snorkel amongst the corals and colourful marine life.
Great Barrier Reef Pontoon AdventureExplore the reef from a floating platform with an undersea observatory and heaps of fun activities!
1 Day Fitzroy Island TourSpend a day in paradise exploring the pristine beaches and fringing reef of Fitzroy Island.
1 Day Green IslandSwim among the corals that border this stunning island, or relax on the beach beside the rainforest!
2 Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard TourStay the night on the Great Barrier Reef to spend two days snorkelling and exploring top reef sites.
3 Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard TourDive and snorkel morning, noon, and night if you wish, and see the reef like never before!
1 Day Great Barrier Reef TourBe amazed by the Great Barrier Reef as you snorkel, try boom netting or relax on deck.
Frequently Asked Questions about Great Barrier Reef
The main differences between the Great Barrier Reef Tours are the boat you will travel on and the inclusions. Check the tour page for more information.
The only things you need to bring on tour are your bathers, towel and whatever else you would normally bring on a day out.