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Perfect for 8 yr old & Mum

My 8 yr old daughter was desperate to see the reef, but I wasn’t keen on a whole day bobbing around... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Skedaddle fast boat to Michaelmas Cay

We loved our trip out to the reef. So good to get there in such a short time. A great way to go if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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73 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My 8 yr old daughter was desperate to see the reef, but I wasn’t keen on a whole day bobbing around (remembering my sea sickness on the reef 20 yrs ago) What a perfect solution in the 1/2 day Skeddadle reef trip. Fast, immaculate boat,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our trip out to the reef. So good to get there in such a short time. A great way to go if you are afraid of getting seasick. You won't be. It's fast exciting and so safe and heaps of fun. The crew...More

Thank veronica h
SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Skedaddle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are proud of our new Skedaddle product and we are happy to know you enjoyed the day! Thanks so much for your feedback, Skedaddle Crew

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you don't have a time to spend get on this boat. They offer a half day tour and you can see the outer reef just long enough. It is so quick and so much fun! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I chose this specifically because of how quick it was to get to the outer reef and because you don't need to spend a whole day on a boat. It was a fast and fun trip, and you are unlikely to get sea sick on...More

Thank Danielle G
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We felt that a whole day reef trip would be a bit much, especially for our youngest who is 8, so we were very pleased to find Skedaddle which specialises in half day snorkel tours. The other thing that attracted us to Skedaddle is that...More

Thank Colin A
SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Skedaddle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, Thanks so much for your feedback. We created this product thinking of people like you, that may not want a full day on the reef, but that still want to experience the beauty of it. We are glad to hear you and your family...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the MUST DO activities is Cairns, with no other but Skedaddle. Awesome and knowledgeable crew on a jet boat! Don't miss out, you will be sorry!

Thank Chantelle S
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We had an absolute blast out on the reef with Skedaddle. Though we had a bit of boat trouble right at the start, the crew was very calm and fixed the problem quickly so we could get out to the reef. Once out there, we...More

2  Thank kathryntirabassi
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

One of the best experience. Small group experience you dont get lost in the crowd like most of the boats out there. The crew are so awesome attending to all passengers on board. I recommend every get on board this very fast boat a let...More

Thank francois c
SeastarCruises, Director of Sales at Skedaddle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your day and that the crew made you feel comfortable! Hopefully we will see you soon again!

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Fast transportation to the outer reef, small group and excellent service from the staff. The guided snorkelling tour was very informative. We have tried other operators and we prefer this one. Half day is enough when the boat is this fast. Thanks for an excellent...More

Thank Niclas L
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Fantastic weather, enthusiastic crew! and got to the outer reef super quick. It was such a good day out and loved the whole experience. Highly recommend

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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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Response from 674kittyl | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They provide floating vest and noodles.
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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.