The Great Barrier Reef Cruise Deluxe takes you to paradise and gives you the chance to explore the mesmerising underwater world of this natural wonder. We'll visit two reef sites during the day, with your snorkelling equipment, one complimentary certified or beginner dive, a glass-bottom boat tour, and more all included in your tour price.
Throughout the day, you’ll have the chance to try your hand at scuba diving and snorkelling, as well as chill out and relax on deck with delicious Aussie food.
Adult from: $230
Child from: $150
Infant from: $0
Child prices are available for children aged 4 - 11 years. Infants under the age of 4 years travel free with an adult.
Please note: various factors may impact your ability to dive including if you are flying within 24 hours of the cruise and some medical conditions. All divers are required to fill out a questionnaire before they are cleared to dive. Please view the questionnaire here and discuss with us anything that may prevent you from diving before you book.
Date changes are permitted up to 48 hours prior to departure (availability dependent). Please see our full cancellation policy here.
Queensland Public Holidays - please note that any bookings which fall on a Queensland Public Holiday will incur an additional surcharge of $50 per person. This surcharge will be paid on board on the day of the tour. A $100/person surcharge applies if you are travelling on Christmas Day (25 December). If you would like to check the date you are travelling prior to booking, please contact our office.
The day starts at 8:00 am where we’ll board the boat from Cairns. Before we set off, you’ll have a quick briefing and snorkelling demonstration so you can get stuck straight in when we arrive at our first reef. As we make our way to the first reef, you can tuck into a mouth-watering breakfast roll to fuel up for the day. When we arrive at the first reef, you’ll have the chance to go on a glass-bottom boat ride or dip below the water’s surface and do some scuba diving.
The reefs we visit will depend on the weather, but we’ll either visit Hastings Reef, Breaking Patches Reef, Saxon Reef, Norman Reef, or Jorgensen Patch. All of these spots boast ideal diving conditions and a unique set of marine life.
After your first dive, we’ll tuck into a yummy lunch and you’ll have ample time to soak up the views of the reef and relax on deck. Then we’ll make our way to our afternoon reef location, where you can once more dabble in some diving and get to know the underwater world.
If diving isn’t your thing, you can either go for a swim, snorkel or simply sit on the deck and soak up some rays.
On the way back to Cairns, soak up the last of the Great Barrier Reef, before we arrive back in Cairns at about 4:30 pm.
Related article: How to Explore the Great Barrier Reef
*Please include any dietary requirements in the notes when you book.
Top Deck Club experience: $125 per person (minimum of two travellers). Spend the day exploring the Great Barrier Reef from the exclusive Top Deck Lounge with your own dedicated valet service. The Top Deck upgrade includes:
Additional dives: the below upgrades are available for purchase from the staff on board the boat on the morning of your tour, and cannot be pre-booked.
Accommodation Transfers: We can arrange bus transfers from most hotels and hostels in Cairns or Northern Beaches. If you cannot see your hotel as an option for pickup when making your booking, please contact us and we can advise you on your nearest pickup location. Sorry, we cannot pick up from residential addresses such as Airbnbs.
Return transfers from central Cairns accommodation locations are included. Return transfers from Northern Beaches accommodation are an additional $35 to be paid in cash on the day of the tour.
Alternatively, travellers can make their own way to the Marlin Marina.
|0 Make your own way to the Marlin Marina||1 Spence Street, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|181 The Esplanade Apartments||181 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|201 Lake Street Apartments||201 Lake Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Acacia Court Hotel Cairns||223/227 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Adobe Motel||191 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|Alassio||139 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove||06:45 AM|
|Aspect Central Cairns||209 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|Bay Village Tropical Resort||Corner Lake Street and Gatton Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Best Western Central Plaza||255/257 - 259 Lake Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Big 4 Cairns Crystal Cascades||The Rocks Road Redlynch, Redlynch||06:40 AM|
|Bohemia Resort||231 McLeod Street, Cairns||07:00 AM|
|Bounce Cairns||117 Grafton Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Cairns Aquarius Holiday Apartments||107 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Cairns Beach Apartments||26 Veivers Road Palm Cove, Palm Cove||06:45 AM|
|Cairns Beach Resort||129 - 135 Oleander Street, Holloways Beach||07:10 AM|
|Cairns Central Plaza||58 - 62 McLeod Street, Cairns||07:15 AM|
|Cairns City Backpackers||274 Draper Street, Cairns||07:15 AM|
|Cairns City Palms||199 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|Cairns City Sheridan||157 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort||23 - 51 Anderson Road, Woree||06:50 AM|
|Cairns Colonial Club Resort||18 - 26 Cannon Street, Cairns||07:00 AM|
|Cairns Plaza Hotel||145 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Cairns Queens Court||167 - 171 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|Cairns Queenslander Hotel and Apartments||267 Lake Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Cairns Sheridan Hotel||295 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:05 AM|
|Cairns Southside International||450 Mulgrave Road, Earlville||06:50 AM|
|Cairns Student Lodge||10 - 24 Faculty Close, Smithfield||07:00 AM|
|Cairns Sunland Leisure Park||49 Little Pease Street, Cairns||07:00 AM|
|Cairns Sunshine Tower Hotel||136 - 140 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:15 AM|
|Caravella Backpackers||149 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Caravella Central||72 Grafton Street, Cairns||07:20 AM|
|Cascade Gardens||175 Lake Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Castaways Backpackers||207 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|City Terraces Cairns||63 - 65 McLeod Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|Citysider Cairns Holiday Apartments||17A Upward Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|Clifton Sands Apartments||81 - 87 Guide Street, Clifton Beach||06:50 AM|
|Comfort Inn Cairns City||183 - 185 Lake Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Coral Towers Holiday Suites||255 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Coral Tree Inn||166 - 172 Grafton Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Crystal Garden Resort||18 James Street, Cairns||07:05 AM|
|DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns||121-123 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Getaway on Grafton||161-163 Grafton Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Gilligans Backpackers||57 - 89 Grafton Street, Cairns||07:20 AM|
|Globetrotters International||154 - 156 Lake Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Golden Sands Beachfront||12/14 Deauville Close, Yorkeys Knob||07:05 AM|
|Grosvenor Inn||186 - 188 McLeod Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|Hides Hotel||87 Lake Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Holiday Inn Harbourside||209 - 217 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Hotel Tropiq||179 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|Ibis Styles Cairns||15 Florence Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Il Centro Apartment Suites||30 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:15 AM|
|Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel||62 Abbott Street, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|JJ's Backpackers||11 - 13 Charles Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Jack and Newell Apartments||27 - 29 Wharf Street, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Kewarra Beach Resort and Spa||80 Kewarra Street, Kewarra Beach||06:55 AM|
|Lilybank Bed and Breakfast||75 Kamerunga Road, Stratford||06:50 AM|
|Mad Monkey Tropics||5 - 9 Digger Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Mad Monkey Village||141 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|Mango Lagoon Resort||81 - 85 Cedar Road, Palm Cove||06:45 AM|
|Mantra Trilogy||101/105 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Marlin Gateway Holiday Apartments||33 - 37 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach||06:50 AM|
|Mid City Luxury Suites||6 - 8 McLeod Street, Cairns||07:15 AM|
|NRMA Cairns Holiday Park||12 - 30 Little Street, Manunda||07:05 AM|
|New Chalon Hotel||702 Bruce Highway, Cairns||06:50 AM|
|North Cove Waterfront||275 - 277 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:20 AM|
|Novotel Cairns Oasis||122 Lake Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Oasis Inn Holiday Apartments||276 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Oasis Palm Cove||McDonald Close, Palm Cove||06:45 AM|
|Palm Royale Cairns||7 - 11 Chester Court, Manunda||07:00 AM|
|Paradise Palms Resort||Paradise Palms Drive, Kewarra Beach||06:45 AM|
|Peppers Beach Club Palm Cove||123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove||06:45 AM|
|Piermonde Apartments||2 - 4 Lake Street, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Pullman Palm Cove||5 Triton Street, Palm Cove||06:45 AM|
|Ramada by Wyndham Cairns||Cnr Abbott St and Florence St, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Reef Backpackers||140 Grafton Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Reef Gateway Apartments||239 Lake Street, Cairns||07:20 AM|
|Reef Palms Apartments||41 - 47 Digger Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Riley (formerly Rydges)||137 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Royal Palm Villas||184 McLeod Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|Rydges Esplanade Resort||209 - 217 Abbott Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Southern Cross Atrium Apartments||3 - 11 Water Street, Cairns||07:15 AM|
|Summerhouse||341 Lake Street, Cairns||07:20 AM|
|Sunshine Tower||136 - 140 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:15 AM|
|The Balinese Motel||215 Lake Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|The Benson Hotel||50 Grafton Street, Cairns||07:20 AM|
|The Hotel Cairns||Corner Abbott Street and Florence Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|The Jack Hotel and Backpackers||Corner Sheridan Street and Spence Street, Cairns||07:15 AM|
|The Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa||2 Greenslopes Street, Cairns||07:05 AM|
|The Reef Retreat Palm Cove||10 - 14 Harpa Street Palm Cove, Palm Cove||06:45 AM|
|Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments||191 McLeod Street, Cairns||07:10 AM|
|Travellers Oasis||8 Scott Street, Cairns||07:15 AM|
|Trinity Beach Bus Stop||Corner Trinity Beach Road and Moore Street, Trinity Beach||06:50 AM|
|Trinity Links Apts||72 Kowinka Street, Cairns||06:50 AM|
|Tropic Days Backpackers||28 Bunting Street, Cairns||07:05 AM|
|Tropical Heritage Cairns||8 Minnie Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Tropical Queenslander||287 Lake Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Tropical Towers Apartments||294 - 298 Sheridan Street, Cairns||07:20 AM|
|Villa Vaucluse Apartments||141 Grafton Street, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|Waters Edge Apartments||155 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:25 AM|
|White Rock Leisure Park||2 Skull Road, White Rock||06:50 AM|
|YHA Cairns Central||20 - 26 McLeod Street, Cairns||07:15 AM|
|Yorkey's Knob Boating Club||25/29 Buckley St, Yorkey's Knob||07:05 AM|