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Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Townsville or Magnetic Island

  • Great Barrier Reef scuba diving and snorkel cruise, departing from Townsville or Magnetic Island
  • Explore Lodestone Reef in the UNESCO-listed marine park
  • Select from three options: snorkeling, an introductory dive or certified diving (includes two dives)
Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Townsville or Magnetic Island
From USD 179.83
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Snorkel TownsvilleMost Popular
Check-in at Breakwater Marina at 7am for approx. 7:30am departure. Includes snorkeling equipment
USD 179.83
Snorkel Magnetic Island
Board at approx. 7:50am at Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal, Magnetic Island. Includes snorkeling equipment
USD 179.83
Introductory Dive Townsville
Check-in at Breakwater Marina at 7am for approx. 7:30am departure. Includes one introductory dive with all diving equipment
USD 237.61
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Check an item off your bucket list by snorkeling or scuba diving on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site. On this tour from either Townsville or Magnetic Island, you’ll take a custom-built boat with a professional crew to Lodestone Reef, home to stingrays, sea turtles, reef sharks, tropical fish and more. Lunch, drinks and equipment are included. You have three options when booking: snorkeling, two certified dives or an introductory dive with an experienced instructor.
What to Expect
Your Great Barrier Reef day trip starts at either Breakwater Marina in Townsville or Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal on Magnetic Island, where you’ll board the MV Adrenalin; select from these two departure points when booking. Fuel up for your snorkeling or scuba diving adventure with provided morning tea.

Your destination inside the World Heritage–listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is Lodestone Reef, known for its crystal-clear water, coral, colorful reef walls and large bommies that attract an abundance of marine life. Whether you are snorkeling, taking an introductory dive or enjoying two certified dives, you’ll enjoy the variety of depths, from 3 to 65 feet (1 to 20 meters), where you’ll spot stingrays, reef fish, turtles, white- and black-tip reef sharks and Maori wrasse. Each option is tailored to different skill levels.

On board your 45-foot (14-meter) custom-built boat, you can enjoy provided tea, coffee, cordial and water. If you want to take a break, relax on the boat’s sundeck or shaded area. Lunch and afternoon tea are also included before you return to Townsville or Magnetic Island, where your tour ends.

Option 1: Snorkeling
Lodestone Reef’s clear visibility and coral provide a great spot for snorkeling. Swim through the channels between the reef and into the shallows to get a closer look at the marine life.

Option 2: Certified Dive
If you are a certified diver, you can take two dives at an uncrowded dive site. Go deep to take a look at coral columns and channels surrounding the reef, or hang out on the fringing reef and canyons around the lagoon. You can go with a dive buddy, or you have the option to enhance your scuba experience with a dive guide (additional fee); it is required that you hire the certified guide if you do not already have 10 logged dives.

Option: 3: Introductory Dive
If you are a beginner diver, not yet certified, enjoy this opportunity to explore Lodestone Reef with a diving instructor.
Reviews (39)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day out with a crew both very knowledgeable and friendly.

Trip was fun with great engagement from crew and captain. Wetsuits and snorkelling gear was provided and fitted well. Food was fresh and plentiful. We were the only people at Lodestone Reef and plenty of sea life and coral to see.

Thank murriegold08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awsome first time ever snorkel & scuba diving

It was my first time ever snorkel and scuba diving and I was terrified. Gunston helped me relax and get over my fear. Achim was AMAZING, made sure I was ok during the dive and made it a fantastic experience after all. Thank you guys!!!...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 4 September 2018
Picturesque day on the Great Barrier Reef!

We were able to enjoy a wonderful day trip with the crew on the Great Barrier Reef at the Lodestone Reef. We had 2 great dives! The staff was very helpful and nice to have around. The set-up was very organized and roomy. We would...More

1  Thank 3horsecreek
Reviewed 30 August 2018
Great refresher and awesome experience!

I did a refresher for my first dive, super easy, the crew went over it on the way then did a practical immediately after entering the water. Brad showed us around and we saw some great coral structures! Lunch was good, I have a gluten...More

Thank Shamylla v
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Must go again!!!

Fantastic crew, learned lots about the GBR and saw an amazing reef! Highly recommend! They were safe, friendly, and very knowledgeable.

Thank JenM2226
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