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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran provided by Passions of Paradise Reef Tour

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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
All passengers will be required to complete a COVID 19 screening declaration prior to boarding. In accordance with the Queensland Government Covid Safe Plan passengers contact details will be collected and stored for the purpose of contact tracing for a maximum of 56 days.
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Experiencing the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef can be a challenge if you’re on a budget, so this tour offers the flexibility and affordability to choose only the activities you want. Cruise out from Cairns, stopping at two different locations, and opt for a guided or self-guided snorkeling excursion, try an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy a thrilling dive for certified divers only.
Highlights
  • Unforgettable views and experience of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef
  • Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
  • Multiple tour options for snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
  • Great value: morning tea, lunch, and all equipment are included
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, meet your captain and crew, and hop aboard your luxurious catamaran. As you set sail, gaze out across the Coral Sea and tuck into tasty muffins and tea or coffee. During the journey, the crew will review basic snorkeling techniques and help you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive. Arrive at the first stop and, depending on your chosen activity, either head down to the snorkel platforms for easy access to the water or join your scuba instructor for your introductory or certified dive. Guided snorkel excursions are available for beginners or less-confident snorkelers, while dive masters accompany small groups of no more than six people. After working up an appetite in the water, relax on deck while lunch the onboard chef prepares lunch. Then feast on a delicious buffet of hot and cold dishes, including vegetarian options and plenty of salads, fresh fruits, and bread. Cold drinks are available for purchase. Continue to the second dive site, where you’ll have another chance to snorkel or dive. As you explore the vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef, look out for exotic marine life such as parrotfish, puffer fish, or clown fish. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a reef shark or sea turtle. If you have any questions about your sightings, all will be answered during a special marine life presentation once you’re back onboard.  After a full day at sea, set sail for Cairns, where your tour ends back at the cruise terminal.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • A stylish fast modern catamaran visiting two exclusive outer reef locations
  • Morning tea/coffee & mini muffins
  • Hot and cold chef prepared buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea/coffee, fresh fruit, cheese & crackers
  • Complimentary Snorkel tour and tuition
  • 10 minute in water introduction to Scuba Diving
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • A marine naturalist presentation
  • All marine park fees and levies
  • Winter Wet Suits or Summer Sun Suits
  • Prescription Masks
  • $20 p/p levy included in price - Only $10 charged until June 30th 2021
Exclusions
  • Underwater Camera hire: AU$60 with an 8GB micro SD card or AU$40 with your own card
  • Soft drinks and alcohol available at the bar (cash and credit cards accepted)
  • Return transfers; Cairns City $18p/p. Cairns Northern Beaches $25p/p - Must be booked in advance
  • Carbon offset - Offset your carbon foot print for only $1p/p
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring swim wear, towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!
  • Check in will commence at 7.00am at the Reef Fleet Terminal for an 8am departure
  • Please note: prescription medication and certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Please contact us directly to discuss your suitability for diving.
  • The minimum age for scuba diving in Queensland is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Scuba Diving in Queensland; prescription medication and certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 68 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rachael S wrote a review 17 Jan
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A fantastic locally owned and run reef experience. The crew were exceptional - very serious about safety; high level of friendly service and awesome fun. We had a fantastic day out with our kids (5, 8 and 11.) The weather was not the best (thanks Cyclone Kimi) but the crew
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Paula D wrote a review 16 Jan
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Me and my partner took introductory scuba diving experience. We've skorkeled before (not scuba dive) on GBF so we have smthn to compare to. Passions of Paradise experience was amazing! You go to 2 different locations and you can either snorkel or scuba dive+snorkel. You have
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Nikki wrote a review 14 Jan
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Great boat, great service and super helpful and friendly staff. I was quite nervous about snorkeling, especially with my 9 year old daughter with me. One of the tour guides (Griffin I think was his name) was so good with us, stayed with us and took us out with a floatation ring
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Jordyn T wrote a review 13 Jan
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We had a wonderful time on the Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Cruise. Two of our party completed 2 beginners dives and 1 member of our party was part of the certified diver group. From hotel pickup to dropoff, the Passions of Paradise Crew were absolutely supurb. Our
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kavinda H wrote a review 12 Jan
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We took the cruise on Christmas day and from the moment we stepped in, we saw nothing but a very welcoming, professional bunch of members of a team. They were very polite, quick to attend to requests, answer questions, and even check up when I was feeling seasick - and gave tips
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Date of experience: December 2020
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charlottebl112
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Exceptional service
Could not fault the experience from the Passions of Paradise crew - friendly, very helpful but also let you do your
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rogera906
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Must Do....
This tour is a must do whilst in Cairns, this full day trip takes you 50ks off shore to the reef on this awesome ve
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Steve6192
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Brilliant day on the Reef
A Smaller operation but that only makes it better. Great Crew, great food, scuba, snorkel and some cold beers! Life
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Thetaitz
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Highly recommended- Passions of Paradise
Had the privilege of spending the day on of Australia’s great treasures and natural wonders of the world The Great
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chrisaus90
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Cruise and snorkel
Had a fantastic day out on the GBR. Staff and onboard facilities were fantastic, and lunch was very tasty. Boat was
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Ozzy-Kunnu
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Surreal
It has been a great pleasure to choose Passions of Paradise over one other cruise as the experience has been full o
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jesseyf2015
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All round 10/10 experience!
100% recommend booking your reef snorkling tour with this company! It started out a rainy day and rocky seas but th
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vendelaa
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Best reef experience with this amazing crew
Had the best experience ever at the reef with Passions of Paradise! Amazing atmosphere on the boat, it’s obvious t
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Pip199312
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Fantastic day on the reef
Massive thanks to the crew on board Passions III who took me out to the Great Barrier Reef today. Two fantastic div
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87LPS
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BEST SNORKELING TOUR EVER !!
Yesterday some friends and I went out to Hastings Reef on a snorkeling trip with Passions of Paradise. These guys
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Libby C
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Amazing
I have been visiting the reef regularly for ten years since moving to Cairns in 2011. This was my first with Passio
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Robert F
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Amazing Experience and Wonderful Crew
A wonderful experience, the superstar crew were fun, friendly, always smiling, knowledgeable, passionate and profes
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IslandB23
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Best reef day tripIn Cairns
Passsions is always my number 1 recommendation for anyone visiting cairns and wanting to do a day trip to the reef.
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graydudes
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Laid-back but professional - Great Choice
A great choice from countless options Our family of 4 chose Passions for an awesome trip out to Hastings reef and
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veepers1884
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Excellent day trip and even better customer service
We booked these guys (semi late notice) and we are beyond pleased we did. Easy booking procedure, easy check in o
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Key Details
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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