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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips
Scuba & Snorkeling, Boat Tours, Eco Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Day Trips
Reef Teach
Boat Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
Multi-day Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Shark Diving, Boat Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Skedaddle
Boat Tours, Water Sports, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Scuba & Snorkeling
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763 reviews
(Transfers, Stinger suits, Biologist and submarine are all additional charge, but well worth it) Snorkeling on the reef was incredible.
Superb day! Snorkelling , scuba diving and a helicopter flight in one outing on a spectacular sunny and calm watered day.
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from USD 119.04*
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558 reviews
Our snorkel gear was included in our day trip which was great value.
The island is so beautiful, the water has such an amazing colour, there are many places to snorkel.
from USD 69.98*
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407 reviews
Fantastic trip, well organised and catered for all - we had experienced divers, snorkel beginners and a non-swimmer in our party and we all got to experience the reef, see the fish and have a full day.
The staff are incredible and knowledgable, the scuba dive was amazing especially for first timers, and the snorkelling was amazing.
from USD 158.72*
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347 reviews
Afternoon snorkeling was serene underneath, and adventurous on top with the swells, we saw a whale show on the way back, and a very interesting educational informative session on the GBR, loved every minute.
... worth the money, they go to great locations, the boat is clean and well organised, lunch is nice and if you like scuba diving or your a confident swimmer who wants to try it this is a great time to do so!
from USD 136.36*
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301 reviews
Tusa had the most comfortable boat, the most enjoyable snorkel guides, and the best diving we experienced on the Great Barrier Reef.
All of the equipment aboard was in great condition and I think everyone aboard had a wonderful day diving and snorkeling the reef.
from USD 155.12*
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286 reviews
The boat itself was relaxing, the crew was so knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and hilarious all the way, and they took us to magnificent places to snorkel, where we can see the reef, lively, colourful, full of fi...
They do such a great job with introductory dives, making you feel very looked after and they are super knowledgeable with their guided snorkel adventures as well.
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177 reviews
The boat crew is great, the snorkeling was wonderful and the helicopter was fantastic (I got to ride shotgun and it was amazing!!).
Snorkeling spots were the best, crew is amazing chef prepared yummy lunch.
from USD 266.22*
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157 reviews
We thoroughly enjoyed the day out, snorkeling on the reef was amazing so much marine life, turtles, colourful fish and Wally the giant maori wrasse.
Sunlovers Great Barrier Reef cruise was a great way to experience the reef - looking at the surface from the cruise, on a semi submersible from the pontoon, a glass bottomed boat trip and also snorkel for free for...
from USD 165.22*
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112 reviews
We still had a wonderful time snorkeling in the warm water, and we enjoyed the wildlife that we did see.
I took a group of 57 on the Big Cat to Green Island for a tour, snorkel, submarine and glass bottom boat tour.
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84 reviews
... you are in the sea, so what do you expect? the crew was perfect with us, very nice and experienced, we had a great time with them the tour was amazing and both green island and the snorkeling tour were superb.
Limited guests so got great service from Phil, Chris and Emily .... crew, boat, food were excellent... even coming into the water and guiding around the reef snorkeling.... if weren’t going home would go again
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47 reviews
... day spectacular, pointing out fish, turtles, different coral, And giving us some great information about the area.. Back on board they served a delicious lunch and then back to the beach to snorkel on our own.
Dave O also provided us with our safety demonstration and sized us up for our snorkeling gear, which is provided by the tour.
from USD 153.31*
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from USD 369.03*
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17 reviews
Excellent snorkeling, particularly among the edge of the reef towards the yellow buoy.
She even brought a lifesaver with her in case folks had trouble snorkeling on their own.
from USD 86.58*
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11 reviews
Snorkeling was good, beautiful corals (Oct 2018), turtles and tropical fish... and Nemo’s extended family is there!
We were fed often, taken on a guided snorkeling tour and glass bottom boat tour.
from USD 360.01*
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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips
#6 of 153 Outdoor Activities in Cairns
Outstanding Service☆☆☆☆☆ Terrific Crew☆☆☆☆☆ Great Boat☆☆☆☆☆ Delicious Food☆☆☆☆☆ Best Scuba Experience with Special Thanks to Sven☆☆☆☆☆ Snorkelling is Breathtaking☆☆☆☆☆
Loved the overall experience.. super helpful n peppy staff.. would definitely recommend for first time diving n snorkeling.. special mention - Laura, Dylan n Archie.. u guys are awesome.. keep rocking :)
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Skedaddle
#19 of 153 Outdoor Activities in Cairns
Fast, immaculate boat, 45 mins to reef, only 14 on board today, professional friendly efficient crew and wow.. then you’re in the water with wetsuit& snorkel and the lovely Elve/Elbe (?) is taking you on a snorkel...
Kudos to the friendly, informative, cheerful and high-spirited all-female crew of Skedaddle, comprising of Kelsey the captain, Leah the first mate, Gabby(my snorkeling guide for that day), Sam and Katherine!
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Passions of Paradise Reef Tour
#21 of 153 Outdoor Activities in Cairns
I cannot rate these guys highly enough! * Friendly, knowledgeable crew * Great food prepared by Russell * Highly skilled dive staff * great and I mean GREAT snorkeling * Big on sustainability and providing an Eco...
ALL the staff were super friendly & knowledgeable, boat & equipment were in excellent order, scuba dives were beautiful, food was fresh & delish - we HIGHLY recommend this professional tour operator; OUTSTANDING ?...
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Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom
#25 of 153 Outdoor Activities in Cairns
What an incredible day - the perfect combination of adventure boating (on the way out), orientation to our snorkeling/diving equipment, glass bottom boat tour, leisure snorkeling, exhilarating diving, and enormous...
Tour with Ocean Freedom in Cairns to go snorkling and scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef Included Glassbottom Boat Tour, Snorkling (in group and individual), Introduction Dive with Instructor, great food and a...
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Frankland Islands Cruise and Dive
#29 of 153 Outdoor Activities in Cairns
A highlight, apart from the pristine waters and unspoiled environment, was the magnificent drift snorkel we did, over magical coral gardens and an awesome array of bommies (large coral outcrops).
Brilliant day trip where our (all age) group had a whole coral island atol to ourselves; exploring with great marine biologist, and snorkelling and scuba dive instructors.
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TUSA Dive
#33 of 153 Outdoor Activities in Cairns
Wow! What an amazing day diving & snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef! Thank you to all the amazing staff, you guys made this day unforgettable.
Tusa offers a amazing day on a very comfortable boat, great service, good enough gears, helpful and friendly crew, beautiful diving/snorkeling spots, and lovely lunch buffet!
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Silverswift Dive & Snorkel
#36 of 153 Outdoor Activities in Cairns
Our snorkelers enjoyed the guided snorkel and information sessions, and we divers had a lovely day diving with Paul - he was very kind and helpful during briefings, dives, log-book time, and when I had some bliste...
We had a great amount of time to snorkel at each site and we were lucky to spot an array of amazing fish and coral, giant clams, and a white-tip reef shark!
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Coral Sea Dreaming
#44 of 153 Outdoor Activities in Cairns
One of my favorite things was to hear stories from the crew about some of their favorite dives; they are all so passionate and knowledgeable about scuba diving, it's really fun to see.
Snorkeling was amazing and I will always remember my introductory diving course - Ted took me from fear to stretching beyond of my comfort zone and I am grateful he was so gentle and encouraging with me.
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