Get to know the incredible landscape and marine life of Tropical North Queensland on the 3 Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Tour. During your 2-night stay, you’ll have the chance to snorkel in one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural locations, learn more about the scenery, and soak up the breath-taking views.
As well as exploring vibrant coral reefs, you’ll get to tuck into local food and stargaze at the clear Australian night sky.
Adult in Double Room from: $715
Adult in Twin Room from: $715
Adult in Sole Occupancy Double Room from: $1,430
Child in Double Room from: $715
Child in Twin Room from: $715
Extra Rollaway Bed (Child 2 - 11yrs) from: $605
Extra Infant Cot (Child under 2yrs) from: $60
The glass bottom boat is currently unavailable due to maintenance.
Rollaway beds are available for children aged 2 - 12 years. If you are travelling with a child please call our office on 1300 661 225 to book.
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. Pre-booked dive packages will not be refunded if you are not cleared to dive and failed to make us aware of anything which may restrict your ability to dive prior to your reservation. Please see our full cancellation policy here.
Please only bring with you a small to medium size carry on luggage (1 carry on per person). If you wish to store a full size luggage with us for the time you are on the tour, you can bring it to our Cairns office, which is about 15 minutes walk to Marlin Marina.
Please note: dive upgrades are subject to availability
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. If you would like to check the date you are travelling prior to booking, please contact our office.
Super Peak Season Surcharge: a Peak Season Surcharge of $100 per person applies to all travel from 25 December 2023 to 1 January 2024, 28 March 2024 to 2 April 2024, and 23 December 2024 to 1 January 2025.
Day one begins when we’ll pick you up from your accommodation in Cairns and take you out onto the Great Barrier Reef. We’ll arrive at our first reef site where you can jump in and start exploring the enchanting underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll get up close and personal with the reef’s native marine life and enjoy the scenery from a different perspective. We discover a different reef every day, your captain considers weather conditions, seasonality and water clarity to choose the best spot each day. This ensures you have the best possible reef experience each day.
Unlimited snorkelling is included, or you can go for the full experience by upgrading to a dive package. Certified divers can include up to five daytime dives and one night dive for a truly unique way to see the reef. For travellers who have never dived before, we offer beginner dive packages. These include up to 5 daytime dives with no experience necessary.
Dive upgrades are subject to availability
As the sun sets, relax with a drink in hand at our fully licenced bar. Enjoy a freshly prepared meal in our large dining saloon. Our onboard chef is happy to cater to all dietary requirements (please mention any when you book). Then you will have time to relax in the large communal areas or back at your own cabin with ocean views and en-suite. Our 35 metre catamaran is designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea, so you can sleep soundly.
It’s an early start at 5.30am on day two for those who want to try the dawn dive, where we’ll jump right into our first diving session of the trip before breakfast. We’ll then make our way to the second reef site for some more snorkelling fun. We’ll spend another day snorkelling, diving, relaxing and enjoying our amazing surroundings before another delicious meal and relaxing evening.
It’s another 5.30am start on the final day, where we’ll take you out for your last morning snorkel session before breakfast. We’ll take in a few more awesome reef sites before we head back to Cairns in the afternoon.
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The reef levy is not included within the tour price - $45 per person to be paid onboard on the day of your tour.
*Please include any dietary requirements in the notes when you book.
Dive upgrades are subject to availability. We recommend contacting us to check availability before booking.
Accommodation Transfers: We can arrange bus transfers from most hotels and hostels in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. 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. We cannot pickup from residential addresses.
Return transfers incur additional charges 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|
|Bellview Hotel||85 - 87 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:30 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 Apartments||79 Spence Street, Cairns||07:30 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 Harbour Lights||1 Marlin Parade, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Cairns Luxury Apartments||,||07:30 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|
|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|
|Flying Monkey Backpackers||89 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|
|Global Waterfront Backpackers||67 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:30 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|
|Hilton Cairns Hotel||34 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:30 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 Esplanade||53 - 57 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|
|Nomads Esplanade Cairns||,||07:30 AM|
|North Cove Waterfront||275 - 277 The Esplanade, Cairns||07:25 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|
|Pacific International Hotel Cairns||43 Esplanade, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Palm Royale Cairns||7 - 11 Chester Court, Manunda||07:00 AM|
|Paradise Palms Resort||Paradise Palms Drive, Kewarra Beach||06:45 AM|
|Park Regis City Quays||6 - 8 Lake Street, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Peppers Beach Club Palm Cove||123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove||06:45 AM|
|Piermonde Apartments||2 - 4 Lake Street, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Port Douglas Accommodation - TBC||, Port Douglas||06:00 AM|
|Pullman Cairns International||17 Abbott Street, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Pullman Palm Cove||5 Triton Street, Palm Cove||06:45 AM|
|Pullman Reef Hotel Casino||35 - 41 Wharf Street, Cairns||07:30 AM|
|Ramada Resort||316 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas||06:10 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|
|Shangri-La Hotel Cairns||Pier Point Road, Cairns||07:30 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|