Dive the Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest

Starting from: $AU330.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Reef & Rainforest package with a free Introductory or Certified dive
  • Package to be completed in 2 days
  • Tours not connected
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling & diving
  • Suitable for backpackers & couples
  • Number of passengers: Reef: 150 / Rainforest: 28
  • Reef locations (permit areas): Norman, Saxon & Hastings Reefs
  • Number of reef sites visited: 2 sites
  • Travelling time to the reef: Reef: 1hr 30min
  • Time exploring the reef: 5hrs
  • Vessel type and size: Motor Catamaran / 35 meters with 3 levels
  • Rainforest locations: Rex Lookout, Port Douglas, Rainforest Habitat,Mossman Gorge, Daintree river ferry, Alexandra Lookout, Cape Tribulation Beach.
  • Tour duration: Reef: 08:30am – 5:00pm/ Rainforest: 6:30am – 6:30pm
  • Lunch, Morning & Afternoon tea included for Reef day only
  • Coach transfers included for Cape Tribulation day only


Dive the Reef & Cape Tribulation Rainforest Package

Day 1: Reef

Evolution is a brand new catamaran. Their luxury boat offers class and style of a motor yacht. The vessel is ultra-spacious with decks over 3 levels with large well glazed interior spaces on the main and upper deck. Enjoy a choice of big outdoor seating areas fitted with comfortable lounges and well protected from the sun. Also the fold-down platforms at the end of the vessel provides easy and safe access to the water.

Visiting two spectacular outer reef sites in one day travellers will spend around 5 hours in the water and minimum time travelling. The reef locations have been carefully selected for the clarity of the water and the abundance and diversity of marine life. Clients will be amazed with the magnificent array of colourful coral formations and the brilliant coloured fish around.

Included in this package is: Free introductory or certified dive, free guided snorkelling tours, free scuba diving lesson, onboard entertainment and a barbecue lunch.If you never snorkeled before this is not a problem, you can have a one-on-one tuition on gear use and snorkeling techniques. Also to help clients a selection of buoyancy aids (foam noodles, life jackets and wetsuits) are available.

Extra activities include:

  • 2nd Introductory diving
  • 2nd Certified diving
  • Semi-submersible submarine tour
  • Helicopter scenic flights over the reef

Day 2: Cape Tribulation

The company operating this tour, Adventure Company, is an award winning tour company with great reputation. This tour operator is 100% locally owned and operated and has a dedicated and experienced team of staff that are devoted to ensuring that each and every person travelling with them has a great time.

This Cape Tribulation tour is designed for the budget conscious travelers. It contains all the ‘must see’ attractions between Cairns and Cape Tribulation Beach including Rex Lookout, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Daintree river ferry, Alexandra Lookout, Cape Tribulation Beach and much more.

Extra activities include:

  • The Rainforest Habitat - The Rainforest Wildlife Habitat is a Wildlife park where guest are welcome to interact with animals in a spacious and natural setting. There is a huge range of flora and fauna as birds fly and roam freely. You will see Kangaroos, numerous species of Native Birds, Crocodiles, the rare Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo, Goannas, Koalas and the Eastern Cassowary.
  • Delicious Lunch - Choice of local barramundi (fish), steak or a vegetarian option,all served with a fresh garden salad , chips and daily baked bread finished off with a tropical fruit platter to share at your table.

What's included in the main price

  • Day 1: Reef Cruise:
  • Return cruise to the outer reef on a fast air-conditioned catamaran
  • Five hours of snorkelling or diving at two outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • 1 introductory or certified dive included
  • Guided snorkelling tour
  • State of the art snorkel and dive equipment and flotation devices
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas.
  • Tea & coffee available
  • Exclusive, protected, sheltered reef locations
  • Large and spacious comfortable decks
  • Day 2: Rainforest:
  • Return coach transfer from Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas
  • Professional, friendly naturalist tour guide
  • Guided walk through Mossman Gorge National Park
  • 1 hour Daintree River Crocodile & Wildlife Cruise
  • Breathtaking views of North Queensland & scenic lookouts
  • World Heritage Daintree National Park Fees & Entry
  • Guided walk through Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Day 1: Reef Cruise:
  • 2nd introductory dive
  • 2nd certified dive
  • Semi-submersible
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Wetsuit or Stinger suit ($10.00 to be purchased on the day)
  • Digital underwater camera hire ($50.00 to be purchased on the day}
  • Hotel coach transfers
  • Day 2: Rainforest:
  • Rainforest habitat
  • Lunch
  • Purchase of souvenir

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
Day 1: Reef Cruise:
07:30-08:20 Check-in at the Down Under Cruise & Dive desk inside the Reef Terminal, Cairns
08:30 Boat departs Cairns Marina
Travel time is 1 hour & 30 minutes from Cairns on a fast stable motor catamaran
10:00 Boat arrives at the outer reef
Enjoy around 5 hours exploring the outer reef
15:30 Boat departs the reef
17:00 Boat arrives back in Cairns
Day 2: Rainforest:
06:30 Coach pick up from accommodation
Drive along the beautiful scenic coastal drive to Port Douglas
08:30 Arrive at Port Douglas
Free time to exploring Port Douglas
10:00 Mossman George
Enjoy a guided rainforest walk and see the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River
11:00 The journey continues to Cape Tribulation
12:00 Enjoy a break to have lunch (can be added as an extra)
13:00 Cape Tribulation Beach where “The Rainforest meets the Reef”
Enjoy a walk or swim in this beautiful location
14:30 Daintree River Cruise
1 hour Wildlife and Crocodile exploration in the Daintree River
16:00 Return to Cairns starts
18:30 Bus arrives back in Cairns and accommodation drop off
  • Day 1: Reef Cruise:
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Dry change of clothes for the trip home
  • Extra cash or a credit card for any onboard purchases
  • Motion sickness tablet is recommended to take 30 minutes prior to the boat departure
  • Dive card and log book for certified divers
  • Day 2: Rainforest:
  • Comfortable clothing & walking shoes suitable for safe track walking
  • Swim wear if getting in the water
  • Drinking water

Please Note:
All Divers: In accordance with 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.
Cape Tribulation: Level of fitness:The rainforest walk is graded easy and it can be done by anyone with any level of fitness.

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2019 - 2020 Rates Dates: 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020 Action
Package Price $330.00 per adult

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4 - 14 yrs old.
Reef Tax: $20.00 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.

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