Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Cruise by Catamaran | La Vacanza Travel

Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Cruise by Catamaran

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: Australia, Queensland, Cairns & the Tropical North
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  • 9 hours
  • Cairns & the Tropical North
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Dive, snorkel and sail the Great Barrier Reef with an award-winning company with 30 years’ experience operating personalized day tours to the Great Barrier Reef. The 80-foot catamaran sails from Cairns to two unique locations where you can choose to dive or snorkel with colorful fish, turtles and an amazing array of coral. With a choice of 27 outer Great Barrier Reef destinations your friendly crew can select the location best suited to the weather offering you the best possible Great Barrier Reef experience on a luxury purpose built catamaran!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia

Passions of Paradise have access to over 26 destinations on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Each day you will visit 2 of these locations chosen for their suitability to the weather conditions. Snorkel or dive with our experienced crew and view an underwater world teeming with marine life and spectacular coral reefs.

Duration: 5 hours

Inclusions
  • A stylish fast modern catamaran visiting two exclusive outer reef locations
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Tea/coffee on arrival
  • Lunch - Hot and cold chef prepared buffet lunch
  • Snacks - Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary Snorkel tour and tuition
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • A marine naturalist presentation
  • All marine park fees and levies
  • Winter Wet Suits or Summer Sun Suits
  • Prescription Masks

Exclusions
  • Underwater Camera hire: AU$80 with an 8GB micro SD card or AU$60 with your own card
  • Soft drinks and alcohol available at the bar (cash and credit cards accepted)
  • Return transfers; Cairns City $20p/p. Cairns Northern Beaches $30p/p - Must be booked in advance
  • Carbon offset - Offset your carbon foot print for only $1p/p
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please bring swim wear, towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!
  • Check in will commence at 7.00am at the Reef Fleet Terminal and closes at 7:45am for an 8am departure
  • Please note: prescription medication and certain medical conditions, both past and present, will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Please contact us directly to discuss your suitability for diving.
  • The minimum age for scuba diving in Queensland is 12 years
  • Scuba Diving in Queensland; prescription medication and certain medical conditions, both past and present, will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
  • Scuba divers must allow 18 hours between their last dive and a flight. You cannot participate in scuba diving if you plan to travel by air within 24 hours of your trip. This includes participating in sky diving activities.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

9 hours


User's Reviews

Poom_K

15 Apr, 2024

Great staff, wonderful people, your team are professional and friendly. We love everything, food and services. The cruise is beautiful and clean. We enjoyed the snorkeling with the support from your team guiding us to the reef. Thank you for this special journey.

jsC2355RT

07 Apr, 2024

An incredible day from beginning to end. The Passions of Paradise crew has just the right mix of professionalism, expertise and sense of fun to make the trip to the reef really special. The excellent food, photography and comfortable boat all added to the enjoyment. We were on the ‘Be A Marine Biologist For The Day’ experience which was fantastic and I’d throughly recommend. We were met as we boarded by Corinda who is a real star. Hugely knowledgeable she explained the Eye on The Reed project where data from those who visit the reef is collated to monitor how the coral and sea life is coping with current stresses. As we snorkelled we noted down what we sure under Corinda’s guidance. Having your own personal guide was a real treat as she pointed out things we would have definitely missed. She was also brilliant with the kids - 11 and 13 - making them feel secure and safe as we ventured a little further than we would have done alone as a family. We had huge fun but also felt we learned a great deal. An amazing day.

simeon

07 Apr, 2024

Absolutely amazing! The crew were awesome, the reefs were stunning. It’s a small boat with maybe 90 on board and one of the few remaining locally owned reef tours left. Almost all the other boats going out were huge and jammed with people. We had lots of delicious snacks, a really good buffet lunch and a crew that looked after us perfectly. One of the best was Darby who took care to make sure we were well looked after. She also helped me get reconnected with my wife after we lost track of each other at one of the reef sites. Her enthusiasm for the reef and the company was contagious. Skip the mega boats and book these folks. They really are the best in Cairns.

Giles P

05 Apr, 2024

A great day out for 3 of us (two adults and a 13 year old daughter) who had never snorkelled before outside a UK swimming pool! Very efficient check-in with a medical form to complete- 5 minute walk to the catamaran. Departed at 8 am, 2 hours cruise to the first of two areas on the reef - lots of information, comfortable inside and out. Really impressed by the proactive way the crew checked equipment fitted, gave tips and eased us into the water with guides to assist. In both areas, had about 1 hour 30 minutes. Coffee tea, biscuits and fruit platters served morning and afternoon while lunch was splendid (6 or so salads plus a main (chicken or vegetarian option) and seconds if you wanted. Very interesting presentation on aspects and occupants of the reef by a team member on the way back - lots of room to tan as well! The reef itself was unforgettable- and made possible by great service and support. Would thoroughly recommend.

happyrabbit11

04 Apr, 2024

The snorkeling was great. The staff is very helpful and polite. Our snorkeling guide Gonzalo is very professional and knowledgeable. He took care of our group. Whenever we have a problem with our snorkeling mask, he’s very patient and always knows how to adjust it and make it work well. Food on boat is good too. Very good experience, highly recommend.

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Amazing day with an awesome crew and stunning reefs

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A great Barrier Reef experience with Passions of Paradise!

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Great Staff, great experience and great food ! (GF/DF accommodations)

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Dream Team delivers Great Barrier Reef!

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Highly Recommend Hiring POP

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A lifelong dream to dive the reef came true!

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An amazing time. 10/10 would recommend.

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Best experience ever!!

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Great Day on the Great Barrier Reef

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11/10 Experience - Amazing Reef, Great Crew and Safety Measures, Fantastic Time!

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Awesome boat day out to outer reef!

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