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

Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20609P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
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
  • 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 levy included in price - Only $10 charged until June 30th 2022
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
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Please check in at the Passions of Paradise desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal at 1 Spence Street Cairns. Hotel transfers are available at an additional cost. Please contact us directly to arrange.
Additional information
  • 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
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
  • 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 levy included in price - Only $10 charged until June 30th 2022
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
Departure details
  • 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Please check in at the Passions of Paradise desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal at 1 Spence Street Cairns. Hotel transfers are available at an additional cost. Please contact us directly to arrange.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun. 2020
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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

5.0
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Margie C
3 contributions
Definitely a must do on your trip to Cairns!
Nov. 2021
This is a brilliant experience to book ... the boat is fabulous and the crew are a bunch of really great people who spend their whole time making sure you have everything you need and that you feel comfortable about the whole snorkelling experience. The snorkelling is amazing and I would have loved the day never end!!
Written 1 December 2021
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Audra B
2 contributions
Incredible day trip to the reef
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Beautiful boat. Staff were friendly, fun and informative. Special mention to Nivi who eased any nerves about going in the open water. We felt very reassured and safe throughout the trip. The underwater photographer did a brilliant job of capturing this once in a lifetime experience - so special to have these memories digitally. Delicious lunch and snacks were provided. Would love to do it again. Highly recommend this locally owned Cairns company - wouldn’t have wanted to have done this with anyone else.
Written 29 November 2021
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Adam G
1 contribution
League of extraordinary
Nov. 2021 • Solo
I'm riding around Australia for mental health and suicide prevention awareness my mate and his wife organised a Reef trip with Scotty and what a fleet of elite staff and crew my experience was second to none!taff and boat was emaculate highly recommended for any age. I felt in safe hands at all times five star hands down!!!
Written 15 November 2021
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James H
1 contribution
Excellent Dive experience
The team were absolutely excellent and very friendly. Multiple crew members offered my partner prescription goggles on arrival which was fantastic.

The lunch was really good, plenty of it and hot which was nice.
Honestly can't recommend these guys enough! Would definitely go on another diving/snorkelling trip with them without hesitating.
Written 14 November 2021
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Tom W
2 contributions
Awesome! Huge day well spent!!
What an awesome experience! The crew on board had such friendly and funny service. The lunch supplied onboard was great and catered to many dietary requirements. It is evident the crew on board love what they do and take pride in it all. They all were so knowledgeable of the waters and marine life!
It is a huge day but so worth it! Definitely recommend.
Written 8 November 2021
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Kara T
1 contribution
Great experience!!
Nov. 2021 • Couples
My husband Richard and I had an amazing time for our first dive experience! Simon, our instructor was great. We had such a great experience for our first time diving. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see the Great Barrier Reef. And I would really recommend the dive! It was a such a great way to see it. I was a little nervous, but they always make you feel so safe and comfortable when you’re underwater. My husband and I had such a good experience we are wanting to get certified ourselves. The food from Remy was great. Definitely recommend to everyone 🙂 if we ever come back we will definitely use passions of paradise.
Written 7 November 2021
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KateElle
Cairns, Australia43 contributions
Best reef tour!
We had the best day out on the reef with the crew from Passions of Paradise. Couldn't fault a thing, we lucked out with amazing weather and water visibility. My partner did his first intro dive and loved it, the instructors were all great and really helpful. I snorkelled which was just as amazing, love that we got to visit two amazing sites. Lunch was delicious and the eco reef talk by Russell was great, super informative and interesting! We hope he gets his TV to make his presentation next level. The crew were all fantastic and obviously love their jobs. Thanks for an amazing day and all your hard work. If you're trying to decide who to visit the reef with, I highly recommend these guys!
Written 31 October 2021
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Greg M
Adelaide, Australia176 contributions
Passions of Paradise for the Win
Local family owned business and the attention to detail reflects that. From the purser to the Captain to the dive team and the Eco director it's slick, safe, and a must do when in Cairns. Russell has that hilarious dry sense of humour and behind that is a wealth of knowledge and passion for what he does and the reef. The whole team are excellent and the boat is really nice. We had 90 or so out for diving and snorkelling but the boat catered that with ease. Lunch was home made and perfect to fuel us for the second round of snorkelling. Remy gets the grub out and the queue down quickly with a smile and some good banter. When you hear of the Reef being in jeopardy... This boat and crew and company are the ones actively making a difference by planting coral and regenerating where they can as well as being a carbon neutral business. It's not just any boat.... It's a choice to invest local and support local and make a difference instead of being a number in a super sized boat. Can't recommend this boat any higher than I did. If you are undecided... Do yourself a favour and book the Passions of Paradise you won't be disappointed.
Written 31 October 2021
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Cal J
1 contribution
The perfect honeymoon activity
Oct. 2021 • Couples
The entire crew was amazing, they clearly care deeply about the customer experience.

I went there with my wife for our honeymoon and we were blown away

Russel was AMAZING! It was brilliant to have someone so knowledgeable teach us about the reef. People like him are the reason I decided to start studying marine science.

Remys cooking and hospitality was spectacular, and everyone else in the crew made us feel so welcome.

And the courtesy driver was honestly amazing, so friendly and accommodating.

I’d love to come back and take the trip again :)
Written 28 October 2021
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Will T
1 contribution
Epic
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Fantastic day trip. Amazing locations, food and activities. Highly recommend this trip. Literally didn’t it to end, even the boat ride to the reef was an incredible experience
Written 28 October 2021
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Ash-More-1994
Ash-More-1994
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And unforgettable day
My partner and I had the most unforgettable day on passions of paradise for our first visit to the Great Barrier Re
DerekL9
DerekL9
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Book this trip if in Cairns. Thanks to dive instructor Simon
First time on the reef and a intro dive. A beautiful craft, there was so much deck space, never felt at all crowded
NewcTaster
NewcTaster
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Great day on the water.
Passions of Paradise was a great experience, very professionally run tour, and you could tell the staff love what t
Pws_ta_blepis
Pws_ta_blepis
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Amazing day on the reef
We had an amazing day on the reef aboard Passions III. Crew are really awesome. I did introductory diving and snork
missnurseaus
missnurseaus
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Fun in the sun
Great tour, staff are super attentive and lovely. I got so sea sick whilst on the boat and the staff acted like it
foodiesydney19
foodiesydney19
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Best day everrr
What a fantastic day. First time out to the Great barrier reef. Highly recommend Passion paradise as your travel pa
fionas227
fionas227
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Professional, sustainable, fun and friendly
What an amazing day we had on the reef with this company. This is our 2nd trip with them and they didn’t disappoint
Ambassador752199
Ambassador752199
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I have to tell you about the best two days diving.
I have to tell you about the best two days diving I’ve had for a long time out on the Great Barrier Reef. We went t
ashleygbowden
ashleygbowden
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Epic & Educational
Whole crew were fantastic and we absolutely loved our trip. Russell gave an amazing talk on the reef and the life t
Kazbah68
Kazbah68
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Great day out in the reef
Really enjoyed on the reef with this local family owned business. Thanks to all the team. The boat is really comfy
debh464
debh464
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Most amazing reef tour and snorkeling!
We were so lucky to have chosen the Passions of Paradise Reef Tour! The ship was awesome and the crew were amazing!
421lukeg
421lukeg
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Great Experience
Was totally blown away fantastic service and can not recommend enough! Great knowledgeable staff and nothing was a
christopher B
christopher B
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Amazing Great Barrier Reef Tour experience with the Passions of Paradise Crew !!
Had an absolutely amazing time on the Passions of Paradise Reef Tour yesterday! All the staff were very friendly an
RublevsTrinity
RublevsTrinity
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Passions of Paradise
The most epic tour ever! Fantastic crew. Everything is ten outa ten. Music was brilliant. Food bloody amazing. Crew
Storman65
Storman65
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The crew made the difference ...
Had rotten weather , large sea’s and people throwing up everywhere, but we had an absolute ball. Once at the ree
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