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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

Highlights
  • Unforgettable views and experience of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef
  • Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
  • Multiple tour options for snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
From USD 138.81
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Includes all snorkeling equipment and guided snorkel tour
From USD 138.81
One Intro Dive
Includes one introductory dive
From USD 190.22
One Certified Dive
Includes one certified dive
From USD 190.22
Overview
Experiencing the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef can be a challenge if you’re on a budget, so this tour offers the flexibility and affordability to choose only the activities you want. Cruise out from Cairns, stopping at two different locations, and opt for a guided or self-guided snorkeling excursion, try an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy a thrilling dive for certified divers only.
What to Expect

Make your own way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, meet your captain and crew, and hop aboard your luxurious catamaran. As you set sail, gaze out across the Coral Sea and tuck into tasty muffins and tea or coffee. During the journey, the crew will review basic snorkeling techniques and help you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive.

Arrive at the first stop and, depending on your chosen activity, either head down to the snorkel platforms for easy access to the water or join your scuba instructor for your introductory or certified dive. Guided snorkel excursions are available for beginners or less-confident snorkelers, while dive masters accompany small groups of no more than six people.

After working up an appetite in the water, relax on deck while lunch the onboard chef prepares lunch. Then feast on a delicious buffet of hot and cold dishes, including vegetarian options and plenty of salads, fresh fruits, and bread. Cold drinks are available for purchase.

Continue to the second dive site, where you’ll have another chance to snorkel or dive. As you explore the vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef, look out for exotic marine life such as parrotfish, puffer fish, or clown fish. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a reef shark or sea turtle. If you have any questions about your sightings, all will be answered during a special marine life presentation once you’re back onboard. 

After a full day at sea, set sail for Cairns, where your tour ends back at the cruise terminal.

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Reviews (291)
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Reviewed yesterday
Awesome experience

My daughter and I had a wonderful time on this trip in November 2018! Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef was on our bucket list, and this excursion was so worth it! The giant catamaran was not overly crowded, the staff were excellent, food and drink...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LSHouston
Reviewed 2 days ago
What a day!

Our day on Passions was blessed with perfect weather and amazing visibility....The Great Barrier Reef is sooo alive with amazing corals and beautiful marine life. We have done a few reef trips from Cairns and the crew are by far the best I have experienced...truly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrettP663
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great experience

Great experience snorkeling one of the wonders on this earth. The tour include everything we needed for the snorkeling adventure including wet suits. The staff was very helpful and really emphasized safety. Went to two dive sites that really allowed us to see both the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Doris R
Reviewed 2 days ago
Outstanding Service

My family of four (wife and two teenage daughters) had a trip to remember with Passions of Paradise on the 12th of December. Whilst the Far North Queensland put on another spectacular day, the weather wasn’t what made this trip an amazing experience. From the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bonza U
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Food poisoning caught onboard - BEWARE

On Thursday 6th December my friend and I went on the Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef tour. The day itself was good - excellent snorkelling, friendly staff, and equipment included. The seating arrangement of the boat made it easy to chat to other tourists,...More

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PassionsTeam P, General Manager at Passions of Paradise Reef Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Nataliet19 Thanks for reaching out with your concerns from your trip with us last week. We have actually already thoroughly investigated reports of crew being ill last Tuesday and Wednesday when it was brought to our attention. We can certainly see how you immediately...More

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Emily S
4 December 2018|
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Response from Susan L | Reviewed this property |
Hi On the tour we took, divers were offered the opportunity to sign up for a second dive. We didn't dive and I regret it! As a note, they are strict about making sure you are fit to dive. You have to fill out a... More
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Kala H
2 December 2018|
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Response from Susan L | Reviewed this property |
In September, we stopped at 2 reef locations. The divers (I didn't dive and regret it) didn't have a helmet - just a mask and air tanks - Hope this helps.
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Sokhom P
12 November 2018|
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Response from Lyn H | Reviewed this property |
I have gone on this tour many times and never had a problem. Plenty storage under seats. Don't take any valuables. If concerned check your things on the way back to shore. If anything missing then the crew can help find... More
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