The Great Barrier Reef is one of the sparkling gems of Australian travel, a marvellous underwater network of tropical marine life ducking and weaving through vibrant coral.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Life

This is where divers and snorkellers come to experience playful fish, tranquil turtles, docile dugongs and silvery sharks all making their home in the world’s largest coral reef system.

For lovers of all things breathtakingly natural, it is an experience not to be missed, and so here are some of the best tours you can take so that you too can marvel at this otherworldly natural wonder.

  • 1 day Great Barrier Reef cruise deluxe

    Price: $205

    Highlights:

    This action-packed one day tour is perfect for people who want to see the key highlights of this awe-inspiring wonder in a shorter timeframe. Packing your snorkelling gear and stepping out onto a deluxe cruise, you will be taken to two impressive reef sites where you will dive (beginners welcome and well looked after!) amongst the stunning biodiversity that calls the reef home. Follow this with an extraordinary glass bottom boat tour and you have one of the best Great Barrier Reef “lite” tours on this massive coral stretch!

  • 2 day Great Barrier Reef liveaboard tour

    Price: $490

    Highlights:

    This stunning tour allows you to explore the magnificent underwater ecosystem by day and relax under starry skies at night. Arriving on board our 35 metre catamaran, you will be quickly whisked out to one of the Reef’s most vibrant dive sites, where you will have the opportunity to meet some of the miraculous sea life in its natural habitat. Snorkelling is unlimited, and you have the opportunity to upgrade to a dive package if you like.

  • 3 days Great Barrier Reef liveaboard tour

    Price: $690

    Highlights:

    Ever wanted to live out your very own Life Aquatic fantasy? Well, this is the way to do it! In between snorkels or dives at the Reef’s surreal sites, you will be able to relax on a luxury catamaran, complete with on-board chef and a fully licenced bar. Relax with a drink in hand and gaze at the stunning night sky, all the while knowing the incredible underwater world awaits you the next day – it’s pure joy for the senses! This tour caters to snorkellers, beginners and experienced divers alike, with our certified trainers teaching newcomers the ropes.

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