This is it!  The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree and Cape Tribulation is the package to experience two UNESCO listed heritage areas – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, the oldest rainforest on the planet

DAY ONE – GREAT BARRIER REEF

Join us on board our high speed Catamaran “Reef Experience” for an unforgettable day visiting 2 pristine Outer great Barrier Reef tour locations and discover the breath-taking wonder of this World Heritage environment.

Reef Experience is Cairn’s only ALL inclusive Great Barrier Reef tour which also offers a FREE Scuba Dive and Glass-bottom boat tour.

Catering for all levels in Swimming, Snorkeling and and Scuba Diving, everyone will find the perfect way to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

Experienced Swimmer or Snorkeller? Our crew will show you to the best patches of coral and can tell you where to find the marine marvels that call the reef their home.

Never Snorkelled before or can’t Swim? Our friendly and professional Crew are always ready to jump in and assist everybody who needs help to ensure that you are comfortable with your equipment and introduce you to some of our friendly fish!   We are passionate about our guests having fun and experiencing the magic that the reef has to offer, 

A day on the Great Barrier Reef Tour will be one of the most memorable days in your life.

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour locations
  • Unlimited Snorkelling at morning and afternoon locations. All equipment INCLUDING wetsuit hire
  • FREE Scuba Dive* (Certified Dive qualified OR Resort Dive no-experience necessary at the first reef location for everyone over age 12 and medically fit to scuba) Medical Conditions do apply – click here for more information
  • FREE Glass Bottom Boat Tour (weather permitting)
  • FREE Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation
  • FREE Marine Biology Presentation
  • Breakfast consisting of barbecue bacon & egg rolls, coffee, tea and fruit platters
  • Delicious Buffet BBQ lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Cheese & fruit platter & complimentary wine on return journey
  • All dietary requirements catered for. (Vegetarian/gluten free etc: please advise upon booking).
  • All food is locally sourced where possible and prepared fresh by on-board Chef
  • FREE Crew assistance for non-confident snorkelers (flotation aids available). Friendly and professional crew are ready to jump with everyone who require assistance to have fun and experience the magic of the reef!
  • Large Sun Deck with padded loungers and air conditioned indoor areas
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees. Unlike other operators, mandatory levies for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are included in this trip cost so there won’t be extra charges on the day
  • No hidden costs!

Tour Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in View map to Cairns Marlin Marina
  • 08:00 – Approximate departure & Safety Talk with snorkel briefing
  • 08:30 – Marine Biology presentation, followed by detailed scuba dive briefing for those participating
  • 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel & dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams plus more
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat Tour (approximately 20 minute tour)
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in it’s shallow lagoons
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

Optional Extras

  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc.
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour of the reef: Snorkel with an experienced Marine Biologist and learn about the marine life you see on an educational and interactive tour
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Dive Guides for already qualified ‘Certified’ scuba divers (dive guides included for beginner divers)
  • Prescription Mask Hire if you require stronger lenses to see (contact lenses can be worn in most circumstances)
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area
  • Second Scuba Dive at our beautiful afternoon reef location

What to Bring

  • Cash and/or credit card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Cream
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver

How to get there

Reef Experience departs from Cairns Marina: ‘A-Finger’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Boarding commences at 7:30 am for check-in, directly on the vessel ‘Reef Experience’

Arrive back to Cairns Marina at approximately 4:30pm

Important Information for Scuba Diving

We have a passion to show you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world  but also the safest scuba diving record.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules including medical as is the law.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire prior to booking as some medical conditions, age and / or medications may prevent you from scuba diving.   It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Reef Experience Medical Questionnaire

We are very happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please Contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected]

Or alternatively, you may like to consult your own Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  For multiple dives you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive. If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive. We recommend waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible

DAY TWO – CAPE TRIBULATION AND DAINTREE RAINFOREST

Explore the exceptional biodiversity and ancient history of the UNESCO listed Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Parks.

Your day begins travelling north along the scenic coastal highway, Great Barrier Reef drive to your Daintree River Cruise where you will see abundant wildlife and maybe even a prehistoric saltwater croc!

You will have the chance to wander along Cape Tribulation Beach,  enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch served in a private rainforest setting.

Visit the pristine waters of Mossman Gorge indigenous presentation by the traditional owners of the gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people

This is an eco accredited tour led by experienced guides ensuring you the most memorable day.

This tour operates with a GPS activitated Audio Commentary system.   The system is completely portable and wireless and is GPS triggered.  commentary is delivered with both sound effects and music.  You can bring along your own headsets or purchase some on the day at an extra cost.  Languages include:  Japanese, German, French, Italian, Chinese and Spanish.

Tour Itinerary

06:45    Hotel Pickups commence

09:50    Daintree River Cruise for 1 hour – gliding through this ancient wildlife environment

Alexandra Look out for a photo stop of the spectacular view of Daintree River, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea

12:15    Tropical BBQ Lunch in a private rainforest setting on Noah Creek

Cape Tribulation for a walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach where the rainforest meetings the reef

15:15    Mossman Gorge Centre where you will visit the Gateway centre and enjoy an Indigenous Presentation by the local Kuku Yalanji people.  You will then have the opportunity to walk in the rainforest along Mossman Gorge with your guide sharing his knowledge

18:30    Approximate return time to you hotel

What's Included

  • Hotel Pickups and drop offs
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • GPS activitated Audio Commentary system
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • BBQ lunch
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Mossman Gorge Centre including:  Indigenous presentation, afternoon tea and driver guided walk

What To Bring

  • Your ticket / Voucher
  • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Insect Repellent
  • Umbrella (in rainy weather conditions)
  • Bottle of water

 

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