Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation Tour

This Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation tour package delivers the best of what Cairns has to offer.

Great Barrier Reef Tour

A trip to Cairns is not complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef!

Join us on board our high speed Catamaran “Reef Experience” for an unforgettable day. You will visit 2 pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef  locations and discover the breath-taking wonder of the Great Barrier Reef.

By the way, Reef Experience is Cairns’ only ALL inclusive Great Barrier Reef tour which also offers a FREE Scuba Dive and Glass-bottom boat tour.

Furthermore, cater to all levels in Swimming, Snorkeling and and Scuba Diving. Everyone will find the perfect way to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

Your day at the Great Barrier Reef

Tour Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in
  • 08:00 – Approximate departure & Safety Talk with snorkel briefing
  • 08:30 – Marine Biology presentation, followed by a 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 its shallow lagoons
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Up to 5 hours at two Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unlimited snorkeling
  • All snorkel & scuba equipment INCLUDING wetsuit
  • FREE Scuba Dive – Medical Conditions do apply – please see below
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour (weather permitting)
  • Return shuttle to Cairns City Accommodation
  • Marine Biology Presentation
  • Breakfast & lunch provided
  • Complimentary glass of wine on return journey
  • Dietary requirements catered for (please advise upon booking).
  • Crew assistance for inexperienced snorkelers/swimmers
  • Flotation aids
  • Large Sun Deck 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

Optional Extras

  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar Purchases
  • 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 4:30 pm

Where Can I Park?

There are a number of parking stations throughout Cairns that are in walking distance of the Marina.  Click here to see where

Important Information for Scuba Diving

Your Safety Is Our First Priority

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

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world.  It also has 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 you complete our dive medical questionnaire prior to booking.  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

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.  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 of 24 hours whenever possible

Cape Tribulation 2 day tour

This Cape Tribulation Guided 2 Day Tour takes you to the oldest living Rainforest on the planet, Daintree Rainforest. Cape Tribulation is where the Daintree Rainforest meets Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Fully guided tour

This is the only Cape Tribulation Guided 2 Day Tour where the guide stays with you throughout your whole stay.  First you’ll get to discover some of the region’s most incredible scenery and furthermore, you will learn more about the history of the area. Meanwhile, you will get up close and personal with native critters.

Night walk

Your guide will take you on an exciting night walk after sharing a dinner find what lies behind the darkness of these ancient forests.

Free time will be available to do some of the great optional activities Cape Tribulation has to offer!


  • Stop at Port Douglas for a walk and swim at the famous 4 mile beach!
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on the Daintree river and spot crocodiles in their natural habitat
  • Cross the Daintree River on the ferry
  • Swim in pristine rainforest creeks
  • Beautiful Lookouts
  • Overnight Accommodation. Stay in the middle of the rainforest in shared accommodation (upgrades available)
  • Guided Rainforest night walk
  • Day 2 optional activities: Reef Trip, Horse Riding or Ziplining
  • Hand feed rock wallabies in the wild in the outback on your way home

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Informative guides, that stay with you throughout your whole experience
  • Morning tea & coffee
  • 1 lunch, dinner & breakfast
  • Port Douglas and 4 Mile Beach
  • A crocodile cruise
  • Ferry ride
  • Stunning Beaches
  • Swim in a rainforest creek
  • 2 amazing lookouts
  • All park fees
  • Overnight share accommodation *upgrades available
  • Rainforest night walks
  • Granite Gorge – rock wallabies
  • Free time to enjoy or do optional tours
  • Fun times, great music and top guides!

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat
  • Swimming Gear and towel
  • Walking Shoes/Closed shoes for mountain biking (optional)
  • Money for lunch on day 2 and any optional activities you may choose
  • Change of Warm Clothes
  • Overnight bag
  • Night torch (if you have one)
from $494
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