The Outer Barrier Reef activity platform is the perfect base for both swimmers and non-swimmers alike.

You can snorkel, dive or choose to not get wet and visit the underwater observatory or the semi submersible.

Included in your day

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Morning tea cake selection
  • Three (3) hours at Outer Reef Activity Platform
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of buoyancy vests & lycra/stinger suits
  • Reef education presentation
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform, cheese and biscuits on return journey

What to Bring

  • Swimming costume and beach towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes
  • Money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities
  • And a sense of adventure!
  • Passengers must check-in at the Great Adventures counter for boarding passes before boarding vessel.
  • Boarding is 30 minutes prior to departure time.

Your Great Barrier Reef Adventure

From 9.30am

  • Check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass.


  • Vessel boarding.
  • Complimentary morning tea/coffee served on boarding.
  • For your safety hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway.


  • Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform via Green Island.


  • Cake selection served on forward journey.
  • During your journey to the reef, a Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel’s monitors.
  • Snorkelling demonstration by crew.


  • Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform
  • Reef activities commence…
    • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised.
    • Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform.
    • Underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing.
  • Pre-booked optional activities including introductory diving, Scuba-Doo and scenic helicopter flights commence as advised.


  • Hot and cold buffet lunch is served.
  • Time for more reef activities or just relax on the sundeck and take in the views!
  • Tea and coffee is available whilst at the platform


  • A blast on the ship’s horn will signal the time when all passengers should return to the vessel ready for departure.


  • A passenger count is conducted before leaving the Reef. Crew will announce when this commences and we ask all passengers to co-operate during this very important procedure by not moving about the vessel.


  • Departure to Cairns via Green Island.
  • Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on homeward journey.


  • Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.


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