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

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Dive, snorkel and sail the Great Barrier Reef with an award-winning company with 30 years’ experience operating personalized day tours to the Great Barrier Reef. The 80-foot catamaran sails from Cairns to two unique locations where you can choose to dive or snorkel with colorful fish, turtles and an amazing array of coral. With a choice of 27 outer Great Barrier Reef destinations your friendly crew can select the location best suited to the weather offering you the best possible Great Barrier Reef experience on a luxury purpose built 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
  • 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
Departure Time
7:30 AM
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
  • Lunch - Hot and cold chef prepared buffet lunch
  • Snacks - 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 travelers 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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There's only one ship better than this beast, and that is the FRIENDships we built today with the crew. If you're looking for a better option to explore the reef, that SHIP has sailed. Look no further than Passions of Paradise. Don't hold your BREATH...More

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This was a great day out all the crew where so friendly. The training they done was very personal and helpful crew . They even got my mum to go in the water as she can not swim and helped her all the time.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 2 days ago

To start this day with a friendly meet and greet would be not saying enough. Checked in to the counter at the reef centre at 7:15am for ticketing and directions tot the boat. walking down the pontoon were greeted by several other crew getting ready...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Serena D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Me and my small group of friends from Denmark had an amazing day on this catamaran! We were lucky, because we had the perfect weather with loads of sun, and there was lots of room to sunbathe. Apart from that, the crew was very helpful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mariaaggerholm
Reviewed 3 days ago

this crew is amazing, so friendly so professionlaland yet so down to earth. even if you have never snorkelled or dived before they are there to help you, their knowledge is amazing and being a small company they are all about the enviroment. Lunch was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from N2643HPbrianl | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall if you are able to rent underwater cameras or not through Passions of Paradise. However, I took a transfer from my resort to the office at the marina where you need to check in. The office is located on a... More
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Response from N2643HPbrianl | Reviewed this property |
Hi - You can do the Discover Scuba. What that means is you will need to flood your mask halfway, and then clear it. You will also need to purge your regulator valve as well as recover it. Once you pass those three, then... More
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Response from Lorraine S | Reviewed this property |
No glass bottom but it is a beauty Six million dollars worth of comfort and I found the movement to be completely manageable
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