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Skedaddle

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Combining swift travel to the outer reef, with all the activities of a full day cruise. In only half a day, you can snorkel / dive / glass bottom boat coral view & visit the amazing outer reef
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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73 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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All reviews jet boat fast boat half day trip hastings reef guided tour fish the great barrier reef boat ride was fun two hours giant clams sea sickness free photos great trip pool noodles love their job enthusiastic crew great boat
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skedaddle run a tight-ship with experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff!! Everyone of their crew made us feel welcome and did everything they could to make sure we all (Mum, Dad, 13yrs boy and 10yrs girl) enjoyed the experience. They supplied quality gear (mask, snorkel, stinger...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RebekahZ3
SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Skedaddle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to write such a complete review. We are so happy to hear you and your family got to go snorkelling, so exciting! We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed the day with us and that you got...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of four, with daughters who are 12 and 14. On past occasions we've tried snorkeling while on vacation and have always struggled with the equipment, etc. Based on reviews we read before our trip, we booked the Skedaddle tour and it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jscelfo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife are really happy about the trip with Skedaddle. We went to Hasting's reef and the boat trip took only 45 minutes. Even though the boat went fast it was less bumpy than we anticipated. The crew was amazing - they were...More

Thank anderso506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Need a family oriented company? Move on. If you are traveling with small children: beware. We brought our 3 month old on holiday and depend on local sitters to watch our precious baby. We booked the night prior and not even after a few hours...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lalalalahan
Expedition715883, Manager at Skedaddle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your review. You mention that you booked the night prior and your baby sitter cancelled soon after, however this is not quite correct, our records show that your trip on Skedaddle was made mid-morning on a Thursday morning for the following...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best experience by far great trip for the money, staff were very helpful and understanding about swimming levels and fears couldn’t recommend it more

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of five (kids aged 14, 12 and 10) and really enjoyed this speedy trip out to Hastings reef. Excellent snorkeling, particularly among the edge of the reef towards the yellow buoy. We saw hundreds of fish and even a small manta...More

Thank 465claireh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our snorkelling guide Jasmine was great, she was able to spot many beautiful fish and a big turtle for us to take a look at. I was a little scared as I'm not a great swimmer and she had no problem with me hanging off...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re late arriver, long sleeper or breakfast worshipper and head for a half day tour to the Reef, this is your Boat. The crew is friendly, funny, has no problem with minor technical setbacks and provides you a great day on the reef, with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank O1950ZNthomass
Reviewed 15 December 2018

Four of us took the half day Michaelmas Cay jet boat tour on Nov 13, 2018. The 45 minute ride out (and 45 minute ride back) was bumpy but true to their word, the jetboat was specially designed to minimize seasickness, and no passenger got...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UKBeachgirl
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Best to go with still water on a day with less wind as the sea was slightly rough so visibility was not as good. The boat and the Skedaddle team are very professional.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Justin T
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CJHLPH
30 July 2018|
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Response from SeastarCruises | Property representative |
Hi, We provide free drinking water on board and we do sell beverages (like sodas and beers). For parking you can use the parking area between the pier and the esplanade. It is very close to E finger(where you board the... More
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ritchielawyer
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Response from 674kittyl | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They provide floating vest and noodles.
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sapna b
30 August 2016|
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Response from SmoggyOnTheTyne |
I would email them, the trip I did was snorkel only but did book it the day before. Good fun and a fast trip out to the reef.
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