Great Adventures travels daily to the outer reef so visitors can explore the beauty of this underwater world. Passengers spend the day on a spacious reef platform where many activities are available for all guests. This is a great day for everyone.
Great Adventures' modern fast catamaran departs Cairns a bit later than other boats at 10:30am so this is a good option for travellers arriving in Cairns in the morning and wanting to join a reef cruise later on the same day.
Great Adventures spacious floating platform is suitable for all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers as the pontoon offers activities for people who want to get in the water and also for those one who prefer to stay dry.
The pontoon features undercover seating, tables to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, full bar facilities, sundeck, a swimming enclosure for children, change rooms with freshwater showers and scuba diving facilities with a semi-submerged platform. The main activities included are unlimited snorkelling, underwater observatory, semi-submersible coral viewing and reef education presentation.
Extra activities include:
A scenic helicopter flight is an experience that everyone enjoys. Great Adventures passengers can travel to and from the vessel by an amazing low helicopter flight where they get to see the reef from an unique angle. The reef colours are brighter from the air and there is also a chance to see some beautiful marine creatures such as stingrays, sea turtle, whales etc.
Also for the ultimate reef experience Great Adventures also offers a "Reef and Island day tour" where visitors spend two hours on beautiful Green Island before heading to Great Adventures platform in the outer reef.
|09:30-10:15||Check-in at the Great Adventures desk inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street|
|10:30||Boat departs Cairns marina|
|Travel time is 2 hours direct from Cairns to the outer reef|
|12:30||Boat arrives at Great Adventures pontoon|
|Enjoy around 3 hours exploring the outer reef|
|15:30||Boat departs Great Adventures pontoon|
|17:30||Boat arrives back in Cairns|
All Divers: In accordance with the Australian diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving.
Flying after Diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended. This is not applicable for low helicopter flights over the reef.
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.
Scooba-doo Underwater Scooter: Min age is 12 years old.
|Season: 2018 - 2019 Rates||Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019||Action|
|Main Tour (Snorkelling)||
$242.50 per adult
$131.50 per child
$673.00 per family
|Additional Extras||Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019|
|Return Coach Transfer (Cairns City)||$28.00 per adult / $18.00 per child|
|Return Coach Transfer (Northern Beaches)||$34.00 per adult / $19.00 per child|
|Introductory Dive||$166.00 per adult / $166.00 per child|
|Certified Dive||$118.00 per adult / $118.00 per child|
|Guided Snorkel Tour||$64.00 per adult / $34.00 per child|
|Scooba-Doo||$170.00 per adult / $170.00 per child|
|Helicopter Flight (10 minute)||$189.00 per adult / $189.00 per child|
Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Family Price: 2 Adults & 2 Children.
Reef Tax: $6.50 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.
Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.
Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.
Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.
Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.