Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury 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
  • 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
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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
  • Morning tea/coffee & mini muffins
  • Lunch - Hot and cold chef prepared buffet lunch
  • Snacks - Afternoon tea/coffee, fresh fruit, cheese & crackers
  • 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
  • $20 p/p levy included in price - Only $10 charged until June 30th 2022

Exclusions
  • Underwater Camera hire: AU$60 with an 8GB micro SD card or AU$40 with your own card
  • Soft drinks and alcohol available at the bar (cash and credit cards accepted)
  • Return transfers; Cairns City $18p/p. Cairns Northern Beaches $25p/p - Must be booked in advance
  • Carbon offset - Offset your carbon foot print for only $1p/p
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Scuba Diving in Queensland; prescription medication and certain medical conditions 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 68 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • All passengers will be required to check in using the Queensland Government, Check in Qld app. We recommend linking your vaccination status to your profile details. Proof of vaccination is required for travelers over 16 years of age.
Departure Point

1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia


Departure Time

8:00 AM


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

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

MillyMollyMandy19

17 Jun, 2022

Incredible experience! I did my first scuba dive on this trip and the diving instructors were reassuring and extremely professional - I felt very safe. Throughout the day, all staff were friendly and approachable, going out of their way to make it an enjoyable experience. The marine presentation was fun and informative for children and adults alike. Food was good too! Their proceeds from the bar go to marine conservation and they are the last local tour company operating from Cairns. Worth every penny!

Rph736268

16 Jun, 2022

We had an amazing day out on the Reef with Passions of Paradise. From transfers to and from our accommodation and everything in between, it was perfect. Well organised with a professional, efficient and friendly crew on the boat. My wife was a little apprehensive as she hadn't snorkelled for a long time. Without us asking, one of the crew came by and said she'd swim with my wife and provide a personal tour of the reef. This was just fabulous and before too long, my wife was off snorkelling on her own and thoroughly enjoying all the beauty and diversity of the reef. I noticed that there were a lot of the Crew in the water with all the passengers showing them the sights and looking after them all- well done. The Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits provided were all very high quality and like new. The boat is incredible, very spacious and very clean and well maintained The food was great and even lots of Gluten Free options - no-one went hungry! Highly recommended for a great day out with a friendly and professional and attentive Crew.

Shelly-B-AUS

15 Jun, 2022

The Passions team are fantastic! Helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We went out to Hastings reef and it was 2 sites but at the same reef. I was under the impression that it was 2 different reefs when I booked. Unfortunately the water was quite rough and the sea life wasn't amazing (compared to Mackay reef at Cape Tribulation which we snorkelled at 2 days prior). There were so many people in the water that we were either being kicked in the face by other people or tossed around in the waves unable to truly enjoy the snorkelling. I did an introductory scuba dive but again, it wasn't comparable to places like Fiji or even the snorkelling at Cape Tribulation. On a better day I am sure it would be better, just how it goes I suppose. The crew are great though and I booked because of them being "Australian owned".

nerkos

15 Jun, 2022

The staff were professional and entertaining. We opted for the intro dive package which was fun and safely conducted. The lunch banquet was amazing better than most restaurants in Cairns.

Callie_F

14 Jun, 2022

Staff were super friendly. Went to stop swimming spots with lost to see. Really lovely day with great experiences and food.

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my friend and I at the 2nd snorkel stop

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Green Sea Turtle

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