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Snorkeling Cairns


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Snorkelling is the most popular activity on the Great Barrier Reef. Jump in and explore the underwater marine world at two distinctive Great Barrier Reef locations during your full-day reef tour.

Snorkel alongside turtles, find Nemo and his family and maybe even encounter some majestic manta rays. It’s a water lovers' paradise! Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is home to more fish, coral and marine creatures than anywhere else on our incredible planet.

All snorkelling equipment and tuition are included in your full-day reef tour from Cairns.

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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling:

Snorkeling is one of the most popular activities to do in Cairns and snorkeling the Outer Great Barrier Reef is one of the most unforgettable experiences! Enjoy this full day Cairns snorkeling tour on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Spend 5 hours on the outer Great Barrier Reef snorkeling, onboard Cairns' newest, fastest and most luxurious vessel, Evolution.

Guests are greeted upon boarding Evolution by our team, where you will be personally fitted with a snorkel, mask and fins and if you require them - we offer flotation vests & noodles if you need a little more assistance in the water.

Our professional and experienced crew will assist you with getting your snorkel gear, with every guest given a number indicating a storage space where they can keep all their equipment together and ready to use from the back deck throughout the day.

We have a variety of equipment sizes to suit everyone (from small kids masks to big adult feet) and we offer a prescription mask too (ask our friendly staff for assistance).

Our staff keep a constant watch over the snorkelling sites making sure all passengers can enjoy the amazing wildlife in perfect safety. Our snorkel supervisors are all experienced Divemasters and provide in-depth briefings on safety procedures and site orientation, so you know where to find all the ‘cool stuff’.

Unlimited snorkelling and all equipment are included on your Cairns Reef Tour. The snorkelling gear is of the best quality and well maintained.

Customer feedback:

"I can only say that this was as perfect a day as I could imagine! Down Under Cruise and Dive had the nicest boat at the marina and their crew were absolutely fantastic. I have not seen customer service this good in MANY years from anyone. The crew were very friendly, professional, attentive and informed. They made sure that everyone on board was made to feel like they were the most important person there. The food supplied was lovely.

From the scone and tea/coffee on arrival to the beautiful bbq steak and fish plus salads for lunch to the free glass of wine when leaving the last reef stop! Everything and everyone was amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend Down Under Cruise and Dive to anyone wanting a trouble-free amazing day on our beautiful Barrier Reef. Thanks again Down Under Cruise and Dive, I WILL be returning in the very near future." -Shayne Rolt, Google Reviews, Dec 2020



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Full-Day Reef Cruise from Cairns - Snorkelling

Ride onboard EVOLUTION Cairns fastest and most luxurious vessel enjoying the best value Outer Great Barrier Reef tour. Snorkel at two outer reef sites over 5 hours reef time. Lunch and a complimentary glass of wine is included.

  • 1 x Full Day Reef Cruise
  • Snorkel at 2 unique outer reef locations
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
  • Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • Hot BBQ lunch
  • Tea & coffee provided
  • Glass of wine and a light snack on return

Optional add ons at check-out: up to 3 Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive and Helicopter Scenic Flight.



No experience necessary! Try scuba diving without any previous training or experience! That’s right, if you have never dived before, and have always wished to experience firsthand the beauty of the underwater world you can arrange an Introductory dive with one of our friendly and professional Instructors. ​ Through the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, you will be taught all the basic skills required to dive down up to 12 metres while accompanied by one of our experienced Instructors. Even people with limited swimming ability can enjoy the thrill of diving the Great Barrier Reef in perfect safety. ​ Requirements Participants must be at least 12 years of age All participants must complete a medical assessment on board to assess their fitness for diving.