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Tours And Cruises › Great Barrier Reef Cruises

From the moon, the Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure visible on earth. It is a natural treasure and one of the true wonders of the world.

Cairns is the closest departure point to the Great Barrier Reef, which stretches over 2000kms along the east coast of Queensland. This magnificently diverse structure houses more fish species and coral formations than any other reef on the globe and is a divers and snorkellers paradise.

Options are available from luxury silver catamarans that whisk you away to floating pontoons moored permanently inside the reef, romantic sailing cats that anchor near a majestic sand cay, to more leisurely boats, that anchor up near the various Islands and reef structure off the coast.

Rates show below are valid to 31 March 2008 and in Australian Dollars.


Quicksilver Wave Piercer Outer Reef

Quicksilver's friendly crew will take you to the true outer barrier reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf (the best coral, excellent water clarity all year round and an abundance of corals and fish life) in fast modern catamarans offering the smoothest possible ride in all weather conditions.

On the way to the reef, relax in the luxury of the spacious air-conditioned cabin areas with lounge type seating, fully licensed bar, close circuit TV presentations or sit outside and enjoy the cool sea breezes prior to mooring up to our floating pontoon.

  • Includes transfers to / from accommodation,
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Underwater observatory
  • Coral viewer semi-submersible

Diving: Introductory divers - no experience necessary- if you would like to experience the magic of SCUBA these dives are available from A$125 pp. Certified divers are also catered for with all equipment supplied.

Note: Various transfer options are available including boat / boat, boat / coach and coach / coach dependant on accommodation location in the area.

Quicksilver Outer Reef
Adult
Child
Cruise only from Marina Mirage, Port Douglas
$195
$96
From Port Douglas with pick-up at accommodation
$200
$107
From Cairns & beaches with transfer to Port Douglas
$211
$110

  • Child Fare: 4 - 14yrs inclusive. Children under 4yrs travel FREE


Quicksilver Wave Dancer

This is part of the Quicksilver group and this vessel, a beautiful 30 metre luxury sailing catamaran, does daily trips to Low Isle where you can snorkel the fringing reef, view the coral from a glass bottom boat etc.

The trip includes transfers from your accommodation, morning & afternoon tea, tropical smorgasbord lunch, all snorkelling equipment, marine biologist for guided walks and snorkelling tours. The cost is AUD$132 per person.

They also have a bar on board, souvenir shop and underwater cameras for sale.

Quicksilver Wave Dancer
Adult
Child
Ex Cairns, Beaches and Port Douglas
$143
$82

  • Child Fare: 4 - 14yrs inclusive. Children under 4yrs travel FREE


Ocean Spirit Cruises

This unique operation offers visitors and locals alike a luxurious reef experience second to none utilising the absolute best that nature has to offer. Visitors seeking a more personalised reef experience are attracted by Ocean Spirit Cruises' limited passenger numbers and pristine, natural destination.

Ocean Spirit Cruises offers a choice of two sailing catamarans. Ocean Spirit I travels daily to Michaelmas Cay, a coral cay which hosts the 5th most important seabird rookery in the southern hemisphere while Ocean Spirit II visits Upolu Cay/Oyster Reef or Arlington Reef.

  • Four full hours on the Reef
  • Air conditioned coach transfers from your hotel (City & Cairns beaches)
  • Morning refreshments
  • Superb hot & cold buffet (includes seafood)
  • Afternoon Tea
  • FREE Snorkelling demonstrations and tuition
  • FREE use of all snorkelling equipment
  • FREE use of flotation vests
  • FREE informative ecological presentations by our Marine Biologist
  • FREE Guided snorkelling tours with our qualified Marine Biologist
  • FREE informative semi-submersible tours
  • FREE Guided bird tours
  • Live musical entertainment on homeward sail
  • A complimentary glass of champagne

Ocean Spirit
Adult
Child
Michaelmas Cay ex Reef Fleet Terminal (Transfers available at additional cost)
$189
$64.50

  • Environmental Management Charge (Additional) $4.50 per person. (Child Fare 4-14 years,infants travel free. Family-2 adults,2 children)
  • Introductory Scuba Diving: One Dive - $100.00, Two Dives - $160.00
  • Certified Diving: One Dive - $65.00, Two Dives - $110.00


Reef Magic Cruises

"Reef Magic" is a 22-metre air-conditioned fast and stable catamaran with a fully licensed bar, comfortable seating and spacious outer decks.It is equipped with the latest electronic navigational systems. Reef Magic provides comfortable seating for up to 140 passengers and spacious outer decks.

Our Outer Reef Pontoon 'MARINE WORLD' offers our guests a unique pontoon experience with smaller numbers (Max. 140) compared to existing Pontoon Operators, 5 full hours at the Reef and plenty of Reef Magicís renown, friendly, professional service.

The latest Dive and Snorkel Equipment is provided and activities include Glass Bottom Boat tours, guided snorkel tours, snorkel lessons and supervised snorkelling, certified dives and introductory dives. Swimming aids are also available. Assistance is given at all times providing personalised service from highly trained and experienced staff.

Morning Activities Include:

  • All Snorkelling equipment with lessons and instruction
  • Coral Viewing Vessel Cruises with a fun & informative commentary
  • Underwater Fish and Coral Viewing Observatory

Optional Extra Activities Include:

  • Introductory Scuba Diving - No experience required (subject to onboard medical check )
  • Certified Diving-Guides included ( 2 dives all equipment supplied )
  • Guided Snorkel Tour with our Marine Biologists
  • Scenic Helicopter Tours and Transfers
  • Licensed Bar and Souvenirs available
  • Onboard Photographer

Afternoon Activities Include:

  • Hot/Cold Tropical Smorgasbord lunch served - 12.30pm
  • Simply relax on deck, enjoy more Diving, Snorkelling, Coral Viewing Vessel Tours and Underwater Observatory
  • Afternoon tea/coffee provided - Cheese and Fruit Platters - 3.00pm
  • Depart Reef - 3.30pm
  • Arrive in Cairns (approx) - 5.15pm

Reef Magic
Adult
Child
Family
Ex Northern Beaches
$179
$99
$471
Ex Cairns Accommodation
$175
$95
$455
Ex Reef Fleet Terminal
$165
$85
$415


Green Island Adventures - Great Adventures

Just 45 minutes by fast catamaran with Great Adventures and you are a world away on Green Island - a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef. Green Island offers the opportunity for a unique reef and rainforest experience Ė itís the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest. Whether youíre up for adventurous activities or relaxation, youíll be spoilt for choice.

The whole family can enjoy the interpretive rainforest walk and discover the wonders of the reef in a glass bottom boat coral viewing tour. Snorkel or just relax on the beach.

Choose from three Green Island Adventures or design your own with an exciting range of optional activities including scuba diving, snorkel trips, helmet diving, parasailing and scenic helicopter flights. Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation.

Departs 3 times daily from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Luxury coach transfers available from Cairns and Northern Beaches.

  • Transfers ex-Cairns accommodation - adults $12 and children $6
  • Transfers ex-Northern Beaches - adults $16 and children $8

Government Charges & Fuel Surcharge $9 per person apply to GBR Adventure

Great Adventures
Adult
Child
Family
Green Island Day Adventure
$105
$52.50
$262.50


Great Adventures Outer Barrier Reef

Cruise to Great Adventuresí modern reef activity platform on the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef to experience the breathtaking beauty of this World Heritage natural wonder.

Thereís an abundance of activities for all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers to enjoy. Discover the reef from the spacious semi-submersible with informative commentary and visit the interpretive underwater observatory with a reef guide.

Snorkel directly off the platform or just relax on the sundeck and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Optional activities include the Scuba-doo underwater scooter (exclusive to Great Adventures), scuba diving, guided snorkelling tours and scenic helicopter flights.

Include a two hour stopover to beautiful rainforest-clad Green Island for an exciting tropical island and reef adventure all in the one day. Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation.

Departs daily from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Luxury coach transfers available from Cairns and Northern Beaches.

  • Transfers ex-Cairns accommodation - adults $12 and children $6
  • Transfers ex-Northern Beaches - adults $16 and children $8

Government Charges & Fuel Surcharge $9 per person apply to GBR Adventure

Great Adventures
Adult
Child
Family
Great Barrier Reef Adventure
$174
$87
$435


Government Environmental Management Charge

An environmental management charge is levied for all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area and is payable per person per day and subject to change without notice. The fee is collected on board and in addition to the above cruise prices.


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