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Experience the Great Barrier Reef!
Experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef! With spectacular seascapes and over a hundred islands, there's a lot to do above and under water. Discover the area by air on a scenic flight over the islands or by water on a cruise or glass-bottomed boat. Spend the day in vibrant blue waters on a diving, snorkeling or helmet diving adventure and see tropical fish and corals up close. Stop by one of the Great Barrier Reef's islands and relax on a secluded beach or explore a tropical rainforest.
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  1. 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 USD165.15

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  2. 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 USD105.16

    Family Discount
    Daily
    8.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. 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 USD86.65

    Family Discount
    Daily
    4.5 - 6.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. 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.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD194.40

    Family Discount
    Daily
    (morning, night)
  5. Put on your seawalker helmet and take a walk along the ocean floor. Get up close and personal with diverse marine life as you experience Australia's underwater world like never before!

    From USD129.60

    Daily
  6. 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 USD252.16

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Explore all that Fitzroy Island has to offer on this full day tour. Go snorkeling or cruise aboard a glass-bottom boat through the island's clear waters and enjoy its natural beauty at your leisure.
    Meal Provided

    From USD80.72

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Snorkel in the cerulean waters of the Great Barrier Reef and see the wonders that lie beneath. Visit 3 reef sites, filled with vibrant coral for an unforgettable experience at the World Heritage Site.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD182.55

    Daily
    7.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Dive into the waters of the world's largest reef system, the Great Barrier Reef. See clusters of vibrant corals and diverse marine life as you snorkel in three dive sites at this World Heritage Site.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD167.74

    Daily
    (morning)
  10. Ride the Silverswift, a luxury catamaran, to the Great Barrier Reef and gear up for a diving adventure in one of Australia's most beautiful places. This activity caters to new and licensed divers alike.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD211.43

    Daily
    (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 USD221.06

    Daily
    7.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  12. 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 USD157.37

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  13. 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 USD155.52

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

    From USD207.36

    Daily
    (morning)
  15. Experience the beauty of Cairns as you go kayaking along the inner Great Barrier Reef. Paddle over vast ocean waters and see local marine life like turtles, mangrove rays, coral reefs and much more.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USDFree

    Daily
    4.5 - 5.5 hour(s)
  16. Venture out into the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise on board 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 USD222.17

    Daily
    (morning)
  17. Experience the luxury of staying at your own private island as you visit Sandy Cay by helicopter. Do away with crowded beaches while opting for an intimate getaway which includes a gourmet meal.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD665.77

    Daily
    (morning)
  18. See the captivating beauty of the Great Barrier Reef from the sky. Enjoy a helicopter ride which departs from Green Island, also a part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area.

    From USD147.37

    Daily
  19. Great Barrier Reef Sightseeing Flight from Cairns
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    Fly above the Great Barrier Reef and witness its natural beauty from the sky. Go around Green Island, through the Middle Cay and over the famous Koala Reef for the best possible view of the day.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD124.97

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. 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 USD140.71

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)

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