Cairns Snorkeling Tours

Cairns snorkeling tours offer you a range of different options: big boats or small boats, with or without Activity Platform, Inner Reef or Outer Reef, full-day or half-day, diving or snorkeling, swimming or non-swimming. The choice is yours…

Compass Cruises Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

One of the most popular Cairns snorkeling tours. Escape on Compass Cruises for an unforgettable day to the Great Barrier Reef, snorkel amongst fantastic coral formations teeming with colorful tropical fish.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

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  • Snorkel equipment
  • Crew assistance for non confident swimmers
  • BBQ lunch
  • Boomnetting (“The Wild Ride”)Fresh fruit platters
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Reef Taxes

Adults from $109/pp  

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Set sail to picturesque Michaelmas Cay aboard this 32m luxury sailing catamaran. Snorkel, cruise in the semi-sub for a diver’s view of the reef and discover the island sanctuary birdlife.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • 4 hrs on the Reef
  • Snorkel equipment & buoyancy vests
  • Marine Biologist presentation
  • Semi-Submersible
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch
  • Fish feeding

Adults from $203/pp  

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Escape into a world of surprises and experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures exciting Outer Reef cruise. Departing daily from Cairns.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing
  • Underwater observatory
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea & coffee, cheese and biscuits

Adults from $233/pp  

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If you only experience the Great Barrier Reef once, see it at its best at the Outer Reef  Marine World renowned for coral, colour and diversity of reef life. 5 full hours on the Reef.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • Snorkel equipment, wetsuit & lycra suit
  • Flotation devices in adult/child sizes
  • Glass Bottom Boat & Semi-Sub
  • Fish feeding plus Marine Biology presentation
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Sundeck
  • Fresh Water Showers & Changing Rooms
  • Morning/afternoon Tea
  • Full hot/cold buffet lunch

Adults from $210/pp  

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A favourite amongst Cairns snorkeling tours. Cruise with Sunlover to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef by fast, air-conditioned catamaran.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • Snorkel equipment
  • Semi-sub & Glass bottom boat
  • On-board touch tank
  • Presentation by marine naturalist
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea & coffee

Adults from $231/pp  

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Take the Sunlover Outer Reef Tour and add an Introductory Scuba Dive OR Seawalker Helmet Dive, for special price of $269 per adult (RRP $299)

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • Travel to the reef aboard air-conditioned catamaran
  • Informative presentation by marine naturalist
  • Delicious chef-prepared buffet luncheon with fresh seafood, hot dishes, salads & sumptuous tropical fruits
  • Guided coral viewing from semi-submersible craft & glass bottom boat
  • On-board touch tank to experience unique marine life up close
  • All snorkeling equipment
  • Afternoon tea
  • FREE Wi-fi available on board
  • With this special price your trip includes either an INTRODUCTORY DIVE or a SEAWALKER HELMET DIVE
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights are also available and may be booked onboard

Adults from $299/pp  

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Quicksilver takes you to the renowned Agincourt Reef on the edge of the Continental Shelf, a jewel-like ribbon reef of spectacular coral formations, colourful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility.

Departs:

Port Douglas

Includes:

  • Snorkel equipment
  • Lifeguard supervision
  • Underwater observatory
  • Semi-sub
  • Reef presentation
  • Hot & cold smorgasbord lunch
  • Morning & afternoon teas

Adults from $245/pp  

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One of the highest rated Cairns snorkeling tours, Passions of Paradise is a stylish, fast & modern air-conditioned catamaran, taking you to the best reefs: Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef . Departs the Reef Fleet Terminal Daily.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

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  • Snorkel and dive equipment with tuition
  • Guided snorkeling tours
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Marine naturalist presentation

Adults from $174/pp  

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A full day reef cruise departing Cairns at 11.00am allows 4 + hours on Green Island and arrives back in Cairns at 5.00pm. “Reef Rocket” takes just 45 minutes to Green Island.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • 4.5 hours to enjoy at Green Island
  • Choice of snorkelling gear or a glass bottom boat
  • Snorkelling Demo & Reef presentation
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Semi-Submersible

Adults from $135/pp  

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Big Cat's half-day tours to Green Island are amongst the best Cairns snorkeling tours for people on a tight schedule. A half day reef cruise departing Cairns at 9.00am allows 2 hours on Green Island and arrives back in Cairns at 13.00pm.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • 2 hours on Green Island
  • Snorkelling Gear or Glass Bottom Boat
  • Snorkelling Demo & Reef presentation
  • Use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base

Adults from $90/pp  

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A half day reef cruise departing Cairns at 13.00pm allows 2 hours on Green Island and arrives back in Cairns at 17.00pm.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • 2 hours on Green Island
  • choice of Snorkelling Gear or Glass Bottom Boat
  • Snorkelling Demo & Reef presentation
  • use of Big Cat vessel during time at island as air-conditioned base

Adults from $90/pp  

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Half day cruise to Green Island, departing from Cairns at 9am, activities include snorkelling or glass bottom boat and semi-submersible coral viewing tours.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • 2 hours to enjoy Green Island
  • Semi-submarine coral viewing tour
  • Snorkelling Gear or Glass Bottom Boat
  • Snorkeling Demo & Reef presentation
  • Self-guided island walk

Adults from $110/pp  

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Return transfers to Fitzroy Island Daily on Cairns Dive Centre’s day boat MV Reef-kist to Fitzroy Island.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

Return ferry transfers, Snorkel or Glass-bottom boat hire, use of all other beach hire equipment, picnic lunch.

Adults from $105/pp  

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Transfers to Fitzroy Island, glass bottom boat tour, snorkel gear and full use of all beach hire equipment all in the one package.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

Return Ferry Transfers, Picnic lunch, Snorkel & Glass bottom boat hire, use of all other beach hire equipment (subject to availability).

Adults from $115/pp  

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Return Ferry Transfers to Fitzroy Island on a high speed ferry.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

Return Ferry Transfers, snorkel and glass bottom boat hire, use of all other beach hire equipment (subject to availability).

Adults from $100/pp  

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The most luxurious of Cairns snorkeling tours, Reef Encounter is a 35-metre live-aboard catamaran, known as the floating hotel. Comprising 21 staterooms, a large sundeck, lounge, saloon, spa and fully licensed bar.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • Luxury accom. w/ private bathrooms
  • On-board Chef
  • Snorkel Equipment & Instruction
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Marine Biologist presentation
  • Scuba Diving Demo & Instruction

Adults from $340/pp  

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Recognized as the premier dive company in Cairns, Pro Dive provides one of the best Cairns snorkeling tours. It's also one of the best value liveaboard trips to the outer Great Barrier Reefz

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • Accommodation transfers
  • All meals
  • Bed linen
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Prescription mask if needed
  • Short arm/leg wetsuit

Adults from $690/pp  

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Whether snorkeling or diving, Tusa will take you to the very best reef sites on the outer reefs from Cairns.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

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  • Snorkel equipment
  • Prescription masks if required
  • Wetsuits & lycra skins
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Fresh & healthy buffet style lunch
  • Self serve tea & coffee

Adults from $205/pp  

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Voted #1 Boat Tour From Cairns, this reef cruise combines pristine Michaelmas Cay with Hastings Outer Reef. This tour accepts only 36 people. It fills up quickly so book early!

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

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  • Snorkel equipment
  • Wetsuit or stinger suit
  • Optical mask
  • Snorkel & dive instruction
  • 2 fully guided snorkel tours
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Hot /cold buffet lunch (suitable for vegetarians)

Adults from $200/pp  

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Poseidon will take you on a journey of discovery as you visit 3 different reef sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at the stunning Agincourt ribbon reefs.

Departs:

Port Douglas

Includes:

  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) & instruction
  • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
  • Lycra suits & flotation devices
  • Prescription masks
  • Transfers to & from Port Douglas accom
  • Tropical buffet lunch with prawns
  • Morning & afternoon tea & coffee

Adults from $239/pp  

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At spectacular Agincourt Reef on the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, Quicksilver’s marine biologists will introduce you to a new and exciting underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef when you take part in the guided snorkel tour.

Departs:

Port Douglas

Includes:

  • Snorkelling gear (mask, snorkel & fins) & instruction
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • 3 ½ hours at Agincourt Reef activity platform
  • Qualified lifeguards supervision
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Semi-sub coral viewing
  • Fish feeding
  • Hot & cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Morning & afternoon tea

Adults from $323/pp  

skedaddle

Half Day Outer Reef Snorkel Tour Fast - Very Fast - Fun and Exciting. Exceptional snorkelling at incredible destinations, magnificent corals, deep sided reefs, myriads of fish.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • Full 2 hours snorkelling time
  • Snorkel tour
  • Unlimited fresh water
  • Fresh water showers.

Adults from $150/pp  

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Sail to the picturesque Upolu Reef on our charming catamaran for a relaxing yet fun filled sailing trip.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • All snorkel equipment
  • Reef education
  • Extra help and instruction
  • Smorgasbord lunch/ afternoon tea with wine
  • Hands-on sailing or complete relaxation!

Adults from $139/pp  

silverswift

One of the most modern & best equipped Cairns snorkeling tours, Silverswift departs daily from Cairns, and takes you to three spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef sites for an exhilarating day of diving and snorkelling adventures.

Departs:

Cairns

Includes:

  • Return Silverswift cruise from Cairns
  • Morning & afternoon teas
  • Hot & cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins)
  • Snorkel brief at each site
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Equipment for divers, including wetsuit
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Prescription masks available, no additional cost

Adults from $217/pp  

silversonic

Explore the renowned 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 the Great Barrier Reef!

Departs:

Port Douglas

Includes:

  • Return coach transfers from Port Douglas accom
  • Return Silversonic cruise from Port Douglas
  • Morning & afternoon teas.
  • Hot & cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment & instruction provided (mask, snorkel & fins)
  • Snorkel brief at each site
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Equipment for divers provided, incl wetsuit
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Prescription masks

Adults from $239/pp  

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The most unique reef experience in Far North Queensland! Just a 25 minute ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation.

Departs:

Cape Tribulation

Includes:

Exhilarating 25 minute ride to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, all snorkel equipment, min. 2 hours exploring two different pristine reefs, swim with turtles and other marine life, 25 passengers at most.

Adults from $139/pp  

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