Cruise and Snorkel Tour at the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns, Tropical North QLD

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  • Explore the spectacular Great Barrier Reef
  • Lunch and afternoon tea provided
  • All day snorkelling, plus other activities

A guided snorkelling tour is an ideal way to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Your day includes a luxury cruise, lunch, all-day snorkelling and a 30-minute guided snorkel tour. This is one of the best ways to discover the beauty of this underwater world off the coast of Cairns.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • 4 - 5 hours at the reef
  • Delicious hot and cold buffet lunch with seafood
  • Glass-bottom boat cruise
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing
  • Marine Touch Tank – where you can touch some of the reef’s unique marine creatures
  • Onboard reef ecology presentation by a marine naturalist
  • All day snorkelling, including equipment
  • Underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea
  • Guided adventure snorkel tour

Departing daily from our terminal in the heart of Cairns, our cruises offer the highest quality experience. Come and discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef!

During your guided snorkel tour our professional marine biologist will guide you on a 30-minute underwater tour, showcasing the reef and its unique marine life. You will see and learn about the world’s largest bi-valve (the giant clam), the clown fish with their host the anemone coral, and the giant blue starfish. You’ll also learn a myriad of other facts about this amazing coral and marine life. You will only ever see these unique underwater environments on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef! Now you can also enjoy complimentary WiFi and instantly Tweet, Post and Share your magical Great Barrier Reef experience with your friends and family. Please Note: The price quoted is a special prebook only price - available exclusively to RedBalloon customers!

On the Day

Session Length

Check-in from 8.30am for a 9.30am departure, and arrive back to Cairns at the normal time of 5:30pm.


This experience may be affected by the weather. In the case of rough water conditions we may need to reschedule your experience for a later date.

Dress Code

Casual and comfortable clothing is recommended. You will need to bring your hat, towel, swimmers and sunscreen. All snorkelling equipment will be provided.

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You must be a satisfactory swimmer to participate in this experience. The price quoted is for one person aged 14 years or older.


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.