great barrier reef tours in cairns, Port Douglas and the tropical north queensland region

Silversonic — Silver Series Dive and Snorkel Adventure, Port Douglas

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Explore the outermost reef locations at stunning Agincourt Ribbon Reef in superb style and comfort with the ultra modern 29 metre catamaran, Silversonic — custom-designed for the thrill of diving and snorkelling!

Spend over 5 hours at play in 3 different and exclusive sites exploring the delights of this underwater world. From first time divers to certified divers, expert dive instructors and snorkelling safety officers are on hand for you to enjoy up to 3 certified dives, introductory diving and adventure snorkelling.

Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Silversonic features a state-of-the-art ride control system ensuring a super smooth journey, freshwater showers, change rooms, air conditioned lounges and a licensed bar. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $214.00 / Child $150.00

Silverswift — Silver Series Dive and Snorkel Adventure, Cairns

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Silverswift is 24 metres of luxury catamaran custom-built for diving and snorkelling adventures, visiting three spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef sites at Thetford, Milnn and/or Flynn Reefs. You'll enjoy 5 hours of aquatic fun for up to 3 certified dives, introductory diving and adventure snorkelling. This is the fastest dive trip from Cairns taking just 70 minutes to reach the outer reef giving you more time to play!

There's everything you'll need to experience an underwater world of colourful marine life in safety and comfort including a submerged dive and snorkel platform for easy access, spacious deck areas, fresh water showers, change rooms and full bar facilities. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $196.00 / Child $146.00 / Family $684.00

Sunlover Reef Cruises

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Whether you are an experienced scuba diver or even a non–swimmer, Sunlover Reef Cruises have designed a way for everybody to truly experience one of the great wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef. Sunlover Reef cruises departs from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, which is centrally located along the Cairns esplanade board walk in Spence Street daily at 9.30am and returning at 5.30pm for a full day tour travelling out to the picturesque Moore reef platform, which is anchored near one of the pristine reef systems within the world re-known Great Barrier Reef. With Sunlover Great Barrier Reef Cruises you will spend 4 full hours exploring beautiful Moore reef from above the water and below the water. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $69.00 / Child $34.50

Frankland Islands

The diversity that you encounter when traveling to the Frankland Islands makes for a very interesting fun-filled day out. Your day begins with a convenient pick up from your accommodation from Palm Cove to Cairns. The adventure begins with an informative bus ride south to a little town called Deeral. Here we all load onto the boat which cruises along the Mulgrave River up to the mouth of the Coral Sea. From here you listen to the interpretive talks about the mangrove-fringed banks and hear stories of the Yidiniji indigenous Aboriginal people who have potentially called the Mulgrave their home for thousands of years. It is the shortest open water crossing ride in Queensland to the Franklin Islands and this company is the only tour operator allowed to visit the uninhabited and undeveloped pristine Island. The cruise is spectacular as the journey combines a river cruise as well as a reef and Island experience. It is a visual delight to have the backdrop of the mainland all day. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $169.00 / Child $89.00 / Family $427.00

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

****Travel on Big Cat Green Island , Sunset Cruise or Crocodile Explorer and receive 10% OFF either of the other 2 products****

Green Island is a tropical island paradise on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises offers full and half day reef cruises departing daily from Cairns. Activities that are offered include snorkelling, diving, glass bottom boat and semi-submersible coral viewing tours, relaxing on the beach and exploring Green Island National Park. Transfers are by modern air-conditioned catamaran. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $86.00 / Child $43.00 / Family $215.00

Green Island — Great Adventures

Just 45 minutes by fast catamaran with Great Adventures and you are a world away on Green Island — a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef. With its unique reef and rainforest environment, it's a nature lover's paradise.

Choose from three Green Island Adventures or design your own with an exciting range of optional activities. Learn about the island ecology with a guided walk and discover the wonders of the reef in a glass bottom boat. Snorkel or just relax on the beach.

Optional activities include scuba diving, snorkel trips, helmet diving, parasailing and scenic helicopter flights. Departs 3 times daily from Cairns. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $86.00 / Child $43.00 / Family $215.00

Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef — Agincourt Reef

Sleek wavepiercing catamarans will take you to a spacious reef activity platform at Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The perfect destination for swimmers and non-swimmers to experience this stunning reef world. With Quicksilver you can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore from of a semi-submarine and underwater observatory. Optional activities include scuba diving, guided snorkelling tours, Oceanwalker helmet diving and scenic helicopter flights. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $225.00 / Child $113.00 / Family $563.00

Low Isles — Wavedancer Port Douglas

Set like a jewel in the Great Barrier Reef, Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt coral cay island — a tropical island paradise. Combined with the romance of big ship sailing aboard Quicksilver's luxury sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, this is the perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation.

From the moment Wavedancer moors in the calm waters of the island's picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities await. Friendly crew will take you on a leisurely, informative day where island visitor numbers are limited. Discover the mysteries of marine life while snorkelling or glass bottom boat viewing. Take a guided beach walk and snorkelling tour with a marine biologist or just relax on the beach under a thatched umbrella continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $172.00 / Child $86.00 / Family $430.00

Great Adventures Outer Barrier Reef

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Great Adventures Cruises is a member of the award winning Quicksilver group of companies so when you step foot on this boat you are assured of a quality product and crew that are willing to make sure your day will be memorable. The Great Adventures tour will take you right out to Norman Reef on the outer Barrier Reef where you will be snorkelling and scuba diving amongst some of the most beautiful corals and a huge array of tropical fish and other marine life.

With Great Adventures you will cruise in air conditioned comfort on the catamaran to the secure spacious activity platform moored at the magnificent Norman reef on the outer edge of the Cairns Great Barrier Reef.

Great Adventures is a full day reef cruise departing from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal daily at 10.30am and returning at 5.30pm. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $212.00 / Child $106.00 / Family $530.00


Come and experience the Cairns Great Barrier Reef on a luxury boat that has a roaming license and a guarantee that you will not visit the same dive and snorkel reef location if you travel on this boat daily for five days. The skipper chooses the days two snorkel and dive locations based on the underwater visibility, the marine animal sightings such as Humpback Whales and Dwarfe Minke Whales, the winds, currents and weather conditions making this Cairns based Great Barrier Reef boat the perfect option for those keen divers and snorkelers who do not want to be based on an over night live aboard boat but still want to experience the best parts of the outer Barrier Reef in the best conditions over several days. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $185.00 / Child $110.00

Passions of Paradise - Cairns

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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Cruises is Cairns most awarded small reef boat tour operator. This unique comfortable sailing "maxi-catamaran" travels out from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef daily at 8:00 AM to two incredible dive and snorkel sites – Michaelmas Cay and their exclusive Paradise Reef which is ONLY frequented by Passions of Paradise. With a maximum of only 80 passengers onboard you will be in your glory traveling with this small group and will be wowed by the personalized service offered by the boats crew. This Cairns based Great Barrier Reef tour really is for those who have a passion for diving and snorkelling in paradise! continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $149.00 / Child $99.00 / Family $449.00

Ocean Free

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Green Island is a fully developed coral island found only 26 km from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. Its protected waters are the perfect location to discover the reef snorkeling and scuba diving. Ocean Free sails you leisurely to Pinnacle Reef an exclusive mooring east of Green Island. With only 35 Guests aboard Ocean Free ensures a truly personalized and unforgettable reef experience. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $185.00 / Child $100.00 / Family $513.00

Ocean Freedom

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Upolu Cay is a naturally formed coral cay situated 30 kilometers from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef with protected waters from which to explore the reef snorkeling & scuba diving. Ocean Freedom cruises you to Upolu Cay in less than an hour. The first tour to arrive at Upolu Cay, offers you over one hour to explore the Cay and surrounding reef uninterrupted. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $185.00 / Child $100.00 / Family $513.00

Reef Magic

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Marine World (located at Moore Reef, approx 60 km east of Cairns), on the Outer Great Barrier Reef is a site of rare beauty, snorkel, scuba dive, take a semi-submersible tour, scenic helicopter flight, visit the underwater observatory or simply relax on a sundeck and let your day drift by. With 5 full hours at the reef, you have time to do it all continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $195.00 / Child $95.00 / Family $485.00


Enquire about Phantom

Welcome aboard Phantom a luxury private charter cruiser based in Port Douglas.

Luxury yachting in stylish surrounds is perfect in the tropical waters of North Queensland — idyllic coral cays, palm fringed secluded islands, the Great Barrier Reef with clear blue seas and abundant marine life.

Phantom offers a variety of charter options to suit clients requests, activities and time frame.

  • Relax with a 2hr sunset cruise
  • A half day Low Isles island beach escape
  • Full day adventure on the Outer Barrier Reef — snorkel, scuba dive or try your hand at fishing.
  • Or indulge yourself in a weekend (or longer) live aboard

Our Executive Chef provides gourmet cuisine for all charter options.

Phantom is ideal for couples, honeymoons, corporate entertaining, weddings and the whole family.

Indulge yourself in Phantom. continue...

Ocean Spirit Cruises - Michaelmas Cay

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This is a comfortable Cairns cruise to the Great Barrier Reef aboard a luxurious sailing catamaran. The destination for the day is the pristine white sandy coral cay called Michaelmas which is surrounded by beautiful coral gardens teeming with an amazing variety of diverse marine life. A well known and loved spot for seeing Green Sea Turtles. This sandy coral cay is also a protected bird nesting sanctuary which is host to over 20,000 migratory seabirds and noted as one of the most important nesting sights in the Southern Hemisphere. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $182.00 / Child $132.00 / Family $496.00

Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises Port Douglas

Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises offers a five star cruise to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The 24m, ultra modern high speed catamaran is the perfect vessel to experience the reef.

Poseidon departs daily, visiting three spectacular sites on the outer edge of the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs. The Agincourt Reefs are renowned as being the best reefs accessible in a day trip. The crystal-clear waters, beautiful corals and incredible fish life found at the Agincourts, 70km North East of Port Douglas, enables Poseidon to offer the best possible day boat diving and snorkeling.

Poseidon caters to snorkellers, introductory and certified divers. Poseidon has limited passenger numbers which offers personal service and individual attention. Our guests are looked after by 10 highly qualified crew members to ensure there is plenty of help on hand to assist both experienced and beginner divers and snorkellers. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $220.00 / Child $152.00 / Family $670.00

Low Isles Sailaway IV

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Low Isles Sailaway IV offers a five-staFr reef and island cruise to Low Isles, a tropical coral cay island on the Great Barrier Reef. The new Low Isles Sailaway IV is a state-of-the-art catamaran, built in France, and is an ideal vessel to experience the thrill of sailing and snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef. With the maximum of up to 33 guests Low Isles Sailaway IV ensures enjoyment, excellent service and personal attention from the friendly crew; your wish is there command. continue...

Today's Rates From: Adult $215.00 / Child $130.00 / Family $620.00

Sailaway IV Sunset Cruise

***** Now availiable on Saturday and Sunday Amazing Value $50.00 *****

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Relax and enjoy a magnificent sunset cruise along the Port Douglas inlet every Wednesday night. This 1.5 hour cruise departs at 5:00pm and features a leisurely cruise along the stunning inlet where you can watch as the bright tropical landscape camouflages into the evening as the sun lowers itself beneath the mountains. Sunsets over Port Douglas are renowned as being spectacular so make sure you bring your camera to capture this striking image. continue...

Ocean Quest - Deep Sea Divers Den

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Have you come all the way to Cairns to explore the Great Barrier Reef? Are you after more than just a day tour? Do you want to learn to scuba dive or advance your scuba diving skills? Do you want to find a boat that offers comfort and affordability AND that takes you to some of the best spots on the Great Barrier Reef?

Ocean Quest is a 34.7 metre luxury dive vessel and features three spacious decks. Choose from either a stateroom with a double bed, a twin room or a quad share room. In all rooms you can enjoy the comforts of having your own ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, TV and intercoms. The boat also features a bar, saloon and spacious sun deck. Ocean Quest can accommodate for up to 48 passengers and departs Cairns daily. continue...

Sea Quest - Deep Sea Divers Den

Experience the Great Barrier Reef with Sea Quest. Sea Quest departs daily from Cairns at 8:30am and returns at approximately 4:30pm. During your day you will experience two diverse dive sights on the Great Barrier Reef with one of the lowest passenger numbers of any dive boats.

Sea Quest is a sleek and luxurious vessel catering for the discerning traveller. Sea Quest is one of the quickest boats on the reef and has a 1:4 guest to crew ratio which guarantees personalised and professional service for everyone on board, whether you are an experience scuba diver or a first time snorkeller. continue...

Reef Quest - Deep Sea Divers Den

Come join Reef Quest on a fantastic day on the Great Barrier Reef. This reef tour from Cairns gives passengers the best value for money with day trips starting from just $85.00. Reef Quest caters for snorkellers, scuba divers, sun-bakers and those wishing to try an introductory dive. continue...


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3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard Dive Trip

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The best way to really experience the Great Barrier Reef is to stay out there for a few days. This gives you much more time to really enjoy the reef in a more relaxed environment. The amount of diving and snorkeling you'll get to do as well as the opportunity to do night dives, combined with two nights accommodation, makes this live aboard adventure unmatched for experience and value. Our three premium dive boats provide you with fully air conditioned, comfortable and spacious living conditions. Accommodation on board our dive vessels is all double or twin-share at no extra cost. You’ll have the opportunity to do 11 dives — 9 day dives and 2 night dives — as well as lots of snorkeling. On every trip we visit a large variety of our 16 exclusive sites. These sites provide some of the best outer reef diving available and have been selected for their variety and quality of coral and marine life, as well as great visibility. We rarely dive the same site more than twice. Trips depart everyday except Tuesdays! continue...

5 Day Learn to Dive Course

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If you are thinking about taking the plunge and learning to dive, our 5 day PADI “Open Water” dive course is our most popular option for you to become a scuba diver. The adventure of staying out on the reef for three days and two nights and the five extra recreational dives makes this course unmatched for experience and value. This dive course option consists of two days of theory and pool training then a "three day, two nights, nine dives, liveaboard dive" trip. Courses begin every day, except Sunday, and include the PADI Open Water manual, Dive insurance, dive log book, passport photos, dive equipment, meals and linen, accommodation transfers, and a marine biology presentation. continue...

Higher Education Dive Courses

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This course is serious fun and an important part of your dive education. It is highly recommended to all recreational divers. During this course you will learn all the necessary skills and gain the confidence to handle many situations that may occur while diving. continue...

Includes: 10 dives in 4 days.

PADI Advanced Course

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The PADI Advanced Course, Adventures in Diving program, is the first step beyond the Open Water Certification. This course will develop your confidence and skills, make your diving more enjoyable and will expand your diving options for the future. The course is held onboard the 3 day 2 night liveaboard cruise and consists of 5 training dives and up to 6 pleasure dives including 2 night dives. There is no formal classroom sessions involved but you will need to read through the PADI Adventures in Diving manual and answer the relevant knowledge review questions. Your advanced training consists of 5 training dives including ‘Deep Dive’, ‘Underwater Naturalist’, ‘Night Dive’, ‘Underwater Navigation’ and a choice of two electives. These may include ‘Underwater Photography’ or ‘Search and Recovery’. continue...

Includes: 11 dives — 9 day and 2 night dives.

GBR Helicopter Group

Let us take you on an unforgettable journey in our unique Tropical Region. GBR Helicopter Group is the largest & most experienced helicopter operator in Tropical Queensland with a fleet of 8 helicopters.

  • Take our deluxe option & fly to Great Barrier Reef
  • Large range of Reef and Rainforest scenic flights
  • Indulge in luxury packages

Scenic flights are available from Cairns and Port Douglas. Airport transfers are available to TNQ islands and resorts. continue...

cairns great barrier reef liveaboard scuba diving: spirit of freedom

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If your looking for that wow factor on a Cairns liveaboard scuba diving adventure with a touch of luxury, civility and great restaurant quality meals and the most awesome of scuba diving locations then read onwards. Spirit of Freedom is a luxury cruise boat suitable for even the most discerning traveller. Spirit of Freedom is one of Australia's largest liveaboard dive boats and travels to the far northern region of Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the remote Coral Seas to areas known by professional divers from all over the world and locations that they have plotted on their own personal bucket lists to visit and dive. continue...

Sky Safari

There is no better way to experience the majestic natural beauty around Cairns and Tropical North Queensland than on your own private aircraft. Whether it is the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Listed Rainforest, Outback or everything in between; Sky Safari can make your dreams come true. continue...

Seawalker Australia

Seawalker Australia is based on beautiful Green Island, 45 minutes from Cairns by boat. Let us take you to see the reef from underwater, without having to swim! Go for a walk underwater, to meet some of the reef’s inhabitants first hand. You won’t even get your head wet! No skills or training required, bring only your bathers! See you there!

Synergy Reef Sailing

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Experience the Great Barrier Reef aboard Synergy's full day luxury sail & snorkel cruise. Catering for a maximum of 12 pampered guests, Synergy offers exclusive sites, superb cuisine and friendly, five star service.

Inclusive of morning and afternoon tea, barbeque lunch, in-water snorkelling tuition and guided snorkelling tour. Synergy is a ‘must do’ experience when you visit Tropical North Queensland.

Down Under Helicopters Australia

Down Under Helicopters proudly offer a wide range of exciting heli experiences featuring the most amazing sights on offer in Tropical North Queensland. Based upon our vision to provide a spectacular experience for our passengers — our staff, their experience, enthusiasm and the ability to make the impossible reality is what really sets our services apart.

Our tours comprise the reef, the rainforest and the outback, allowing us to provide your ultimate heli experience, whether that be something as simple as a scenic flight, or perhaps the creation of a complete itinerary.

Today's Rates From: Adult $335.00


Enquire about Marcrista

Spoil yourself with a totally unforgettable experience aboard the 52ft. luxurious world class cruising yacht Marcrista, renowned internationally for the warmth and friendliness of her hospitality and her refined features. Enjoy a relaxing private day charter to beautiful Low Isles or join us for an extended charter as we cruise north to the pristine, secluded areas of the Great Barrier Reef and its most stunning jewel, Lizard Island.

Swim in crystal clear turquoise waters and blue lagoons, snorkel on magical tropical reefs and laze on shaded decks aboard your own private yacht.

Daintree Air

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Daintree Air is a specialized air charter company providing 5 star service and quality products to the Tourism Industry.

Our Marine Life Spotting flight over the Great Barrier Reef departs Cairns four times daily. The flights are a perfect way to gain a full appreciation of the immensity of the Great Barrier Reef. Turtles, manta rays, dugong and sharks are spotted daily from our high wing aircraft. Minke whales, humpback whales and dolphins can also be spotted at certain times of the year.

Daintree Air also provide fast efficient air transfers to Queensland's many Island Resorts and Outback destinations, as well as Day tours to Lizard Island and the Cape York Peninsular.

Minke Whale Information courtesy of Reef Biosearch


Minki Whale spoting season is here again. Minkies have been spotted on the Cairns Great Barrier Reef over the last week with some very lucky people having the opportunity to swim with the Minkies. Book your holiday and see these amazing Whales at Agincourt Ribbon Reefs.continue...

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