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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.
35Activities

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  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 USD171.36

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 10.5 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 USD109.12

    Daily
    8 - 10 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.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD89.91

    Daily
    4 - 6 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. 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 USD553.28

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  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!

    USD134.48

    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 USD261.66

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Pass through Cairns' World Heritage rainforest and across the Mulgrave River to the Frankland Islands. Try snorkeling, diving, coral viewing from a glass bottom boat or join a guided island tour.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD151.38

    Daily
  8. 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 the island's beauty at your leisure.
    Meal Provided

    From USD83.76

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  9. 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

    USD189.42

    Daily
    7.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  10. 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

    USD174.05

    Daily
    (morning)
  11. Ride the luxury catamaran, Silverswift 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 USD219.39

    Daily
    (morning)
  12. 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 USD229.38

    Daily
    7.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  13. 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 USD163.29

    Family Discount
    Daily
    9 - 12 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 USD215.17

    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

    USD61.48

    Daily
    4.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  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 USD230.53

    Daily
    (morning)
  17. Marvel at the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef as you travel by helicopter or on a catamaran to Green Island. Visit the Outer Reef for an exciting coral viewing tour inside a semi-submersible vessel.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD383.45

    Daily
  18. 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

    USD690.83

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (morning)
  19. 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 USD152.15

    Daily
  20. 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 USD129.68

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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