The Great Barrier Reef, Cairns tours & activities, fun things to do in Cairns | VELTRA

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Located along the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world. This precious ecosystem is made up of 2,300 km of reefs and hundreds of islands, which are home to incredible biodiversity of sea life. A wonderful day trip from Cairns, you can swim, snorkel, dive or sail around this living masterpiece. Check out the iconic Heart Reef and make friends with the local turtles, dolphins and thousands of colorful fish!
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  1. No.1
    Get the best of both worlds with this Reef and Rainforest tour! Explore Kuranda Village, embrace Aboriginal culture, see over 1,500 butterflies at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and admire the Great Barrier Reef through different activities!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD280.09

    Daily
    2 day (morning)
  2. No.2
    Set out on a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef's Marine World pontoon on a modern catamaran. Snorkel and swim with diverse aquatic life and vibrant corals. Keep an eye out for adorable sea turtles!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD147.45

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  3. No.3
    Escape the city and step into paradise on this full-day tour to Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Go snorkeling, relax on the beach or see marine life from a glass-bottom boat.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD91.92

    Daily
    8.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Take to the seas on board the Sea Quest for a scuba diving adventure. Take part in a fully guided diving session in the Great Barrier Reef with no prior diving experience required.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD138.81

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Take a comfortable cruise out to Green Island and then to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore these areas though marine activities like snorkeling and diving, underwater observatories or marine walks. Then, opt to end the tour with a scenic flight.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD172.13

    Family Discount
     
    (morning)
  6. Experience a slice of paradise on earth on this afternoon tour to Green Island. You may choose to snorkel off the beach, board a glass bottom boat or simply soak up the beauty of the island by the seashore.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD74.65

    Family Discount
    Daily
    4.5 - 6.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  7. Journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef aboard the 'Reef Goddess' and enjoy a full-day excursion to two reef locations where you can swim, snorkel and even dive. Best of all, savor a tasty BBQ lunch!
    Meal Provided

    From USD117.22

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Sail out to Michaelmas Cay and dive into the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Experience diving or snorkeling to see the colorful reefs and the unique marine wildlife with your friendly guide!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD223.33

    Family Discount
    Tue, Thu, Sat
    9 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Cruise through the crystal clear azure waters of the Great Barrier reef on a Catamaran to the white sandy beaches of Michaelmas Cay. Spend your day on the island while trying out fun ocean activities!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD139.43

    Family Discount
    Tue, Thu, Sat
    9 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Snorkel in the cerulean waters of the Great Barrier Reef and see the wonders that lie beneath. Explore the Agincourt Ribbon Reef and marvel at the vibrant aquatic life in 3 reef sites for an unforgettable experience at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD161.64

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Take part in the ultimate diving experience in the Great Barrier Reef. Make your way to 3 dive sites within Agincourt Ribbon and discover the hidden wonders of the world's largest reef system.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD196.80

    Daily
    9 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Embark on an underwater adventure in the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hop on board the Tusa 6 and dive at one or two reef sites with an experienced instructor guiding you as you glide along the reef.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD191.25

    Daily
    8.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  13. Venture out into the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise onboard the Tusa 6 vessel and get the chance to dive at two reef sites. Get up close and personal with beautiful coral, colorful fish, and sea turtles.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD178.91

    Daily
    8.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Stay at the Green Island Resort located near the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise from Cairns and start your adventure filled with activities like snorkeling, rainforest tours and glass bottom boat rides.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD473.81

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  15. Venture out on a liveaboard dive cruise to Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs. Experience diving in the most beautiful spots in Australia and enjoy a scenic low level flight over the Great Barrier Reef!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD1,141.34

    Mon
    4 day (afternoon)
  16. Explore all that Fitzroy Island has to offer on this full-day tour. Opt to go snorkeling in top sites such as Nudey Beach, or cruise aboard a glass-bottom boat through the island's clear waters and enjoy its natural beauty at your leisure.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD77.12

    Daily
    (morning)
  17. Board the Ocean Quest ship for an overnight diving or snorkeling experience in the Great Barrier Reef. The tour includes accommodations aboard the ship and dives in up to 6 diving spots.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD305.38

    Daily
    2 day (morning)
  18. Treat yourself to a snorkeling adventure at the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef. After a safety briefing, freely explore the waters and see the thriving marine life of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD95.63

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  19. Join a scuba diving adventure in the Great Barrier Reef with no prior diving experience required. Learn about diving safety and communication underwater before plunging into 1, 2, or 3 diving spots.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD163.49

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  20. Venture out to sea for an unforgettable snorkeling experience in the Great Barrier Reef. Visit two ideal snorkeling sites teeming with aquatic wonders. A buffet lunch is also included in the tour.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD120.30

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)

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