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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
All passengers will be required to complete a COVID 19 screening declaration prior to boarding. In accordance with the Queensland Government Covid Safe Plan passengers contact details will be collected and stored for the purpose of contact tracing for a maximum of 56 days.
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
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
  • Great value: morning tea, lunch, and all equipment are included
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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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • A stylish fast modern catamaran visiting two exclusive outer reef locations
  • Morning tea/coffee & mini muffins
  • Hot and cold chef prepared buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea/coffee, fresh fruit, cheese & crackers
  • Complimentary Snorkel tour and tuition
  • 10 minute in water introduction to Scuba Diving
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • A marine naturalist presentation
  • All marine park fees and levies
  • Winter Wet Suits or Summer Sun Suits
  • Prescription Masks
  • $20 p/p Reef levy included in price
Exclusions
  • Underwater Camera hire: AU$60 with an 8GB micro SD card or AU$40 with your own card
  • Soft drinks and alcohol available at the bar (cash and credit cards accepted)
  • Return transfers; Cairns City $18p/p. Cairns Northern Beaches $25p/p - Must be booked in advance
  • Carbon offset - Offset your carbon foot print for only $1p/p
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring swim wear, towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!
  • Check in will commence at 7.00am at the Reef Fleet Terminal for an 8am departure
  • Please note: prescription medication and certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Please contact us directly to discuss your suitability for diving.
  • The minimum age for scuba diving in Queensland is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Scuba Diving in Queensland; prescription medication and certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 68 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Phil wrote a review 25 Oct.
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It was absolutely amazing. It is one of the best trips we have have done for a long time. The crew were sensational especially Phoboe,Soto and Remi. I can’t remember all the rest but they were brilliant. It was very safe and the food was crazy good. If you only do one trip while
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Wanderer151217 wrote a review 25 Oct.
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fantastic day out. The staff was great very informative. the reef was pristine crystal clear water went above and beyond to make sure you were having the best time HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ting828 wrote a review 24 Oct.
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Everything was exceptional - the trip, the staff, the dive, the food. The staff were friendly, helpful and informative. The dive was A+; I'm not a huge fan of the water so huge gratitude to Simon who was patient, kind and understanding with his instructions and showed me a whole
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Moyah-grace wrote a review 20 Oct.
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The whole thing was great. And the staff are super friendly. Will definitely be going again. Highly recommend this.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Sam wrote a review 20 Oct.
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Wonderful day out. Lovely location and fantastic crew. Thanks very much to ada who towed us around snorkeling and showing us the sights
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Date of experience: October 2020
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IslandB23
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Best reef day tripIn Cairns
Passsions is always my number 1 recommendation for anyone visiting cairns and wanting to do a day trip to the reef.
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graydudes
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Laid-back but professional - Great Choice
A great choice from countless options Our family of 4 chose Passions for an awesome trip out to Hastings reef and
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veepers1884
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Excellent day trip and even better customer service
We booked these guys (semi late notice) and we are beyond pleased we did. Easy booking procedure, easy check in o
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Monhope
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Amazing day on the reef
Highly recommend this company if you want to experience the best of the outer reef. We visited two spots on the Has
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Carlz_Powell
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First class Great Barrier Reef tour!
Where do I start!!. What an amazing day my daughters (7,12) and I had experiencing one of the wonders of the world,
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eas9790
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Amazing customer service!
I had such a great trip to the reef with Passions of Paradise III while on holiday in Cairns. After having a panic
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8jacquil
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Amazing day on the reef
We are locals so particular about our dive experiences and this day was truly special. Fun and attentive crew and d
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Greta S
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11/10 experience
We had the most amazing day on this tour. Great service, hygienic practices onboard, beautiful snorkeling spots, eq
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cheryl a
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Wonderful Adventure
So glad we chose this tour. We felt immediately a part of the Passions 3 family. It is locally owned and a great de
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TheyCallMeMrT
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So friendly, great family owned local option and 100% recommended
We went for a couple dives with passions. It was during the covid phase of our lives so the boat only had 60 odd pe
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rLaetitia2000
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Amazing Dive/Snorkel Tour
My boyfriend and I did two introductory dives just yesterday and it was amazing! Due to my medical history I was n
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tharania2019
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Fantastic day out, perfect start to finish
This tour was definitely better than some of the bigger boat tours we've been on. Simon was fantastic!
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steverA403RI
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Best Day!
Thanks for a fabulous day, we had such a great time!  Best reef we have been to with turtles, a huge variety of col
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Trip421223
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Painfully ignorant to Corona virus. Not even respecting the most basic World Health Organisation guidelines.
This is my first trip advisor review, and I felt it was so important to warn people that I created account. The cre
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soemand
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The one and only true operator
Passion of Paradise, what ever you want to expect for a day on the reef, and exceeds your expectations of serving y
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Key Details
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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