Reef Experience Family Tour

Reef Experience family tour is fantastic value with lots of great inclusions.

First, our bus transfers to get you from your accommodation to the Marlin Marina for departure.

Next, our BBQ bacon and egg breakfast burgers are a treat.

Then we will depart to the outer barrier reef and two unique reef locations.

Along the way sit back and enjoy our interactive Marine Biologist presentation.

When we get to our first reef location, enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving and a glass-bottom boat tour.

Here you will see why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s seven natural wonders.

Next, we will serve a BBQ lunch with lots of delicious fresh salads while we cruise to our next reef location.

At this reef, you can snorkel and scuba dive and do a marine biologist tour.

After that we will serve a glass of wine for Mum and Dad and a cordial for the kids.  Sith some cheese and biscuits and tropical fruit as we cruise back to Cairns.

The day is packed with activities for the whole family to enjoy.

There’s something for everyone in the family, from grandparents to toddlers.

A Great Family Outing at an Unbeatable Price!

This Reef Experience family tour package is for two adults and two children (age 4-11 years). Plus, you can add extra adults or children.  Three years old and under travel free of charge.

On the way home, the kids can visit the wheelhouse and have a drive of the boat.



  • 2 Spectacular outer barrier reef locations
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving for mum and dad


Great Barrier Reef Itinerary

  • 07:30 – First check in and booard Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’.
  • 08:00 –Departure and 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 colourful tropical fish, giant clams and more
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat Tour (approximately 20 minutes)
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese and biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns


  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour locations
  • Unlimited snorkelling
  • All equipment,, including wetsuit hire and flotation aids
  • FREE Scuba Dive Certified Dive qualified OR Resort Dive no-experience necessary.
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Return transfers from Cairns city accommodation
  • Marine Biology Presentation
  • Breakfast: BBQ bacon and egg roll, coffee, tea and fruit platters
  • Delicious Buffet BBQ lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Cheese and fruit platter plus a complimentary wine on the return journey
  • The crew are happy to help first-time snorkelers and non-swimmers
  • Large sun deck with padded lounges and air-conditioned indoor areas
  • Reef tax, fuel levy and national park fees.
  • No hidden costs

Optional Extras

Great Barrier Reef 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 certified scuba divers (instructors included for beginner divers)
  • Prescription mask hire if you require lenses to see
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns business area
  • Second scuba dive at the afternoon reef site

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

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

Scuba Diving Important information

We have a passion for showing 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 globally and the safest scuba diving record.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations, including medical law.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel, we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking, as some medical conditions, age, and 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 delighted 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 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 of 24 hours whenever possible.



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