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Falla Reef Trips

#6 of 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cairns Features Animals
D-Finger Marlin marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 400 195 264
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To be on a historical boat with Doug and his team is amazing. Doug's knowledge of the reef and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
Great day with Falla

My wife and I booked a reef tour with Falla on February 7'th, and we couldn't have been happier... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Robert W
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D-Finger Marlin marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 400 195 264

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To be on a historical boat with Doug and his team is amazing. Doug's knowledge of the reef and the beautiful snorkelling spots is second to none. His stories and tales were just as good second time round. Great food and Doug is just so...More

1  Thank MMHOM
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My wife and I booked a reef tour with Falla on February 7'th, and we couldn't have been happier with the results. We highly recommend Captain Doug, his boat and crew. If you're looking for a more intimate, leisurely trip to the reef, this is...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I booked a holiday from Sydney to Cairns as a surprise 21st present for a friend. As a young traveller I booked through a website called BookMe and after reading fantastic reviews about this tour and a bargain of a price I booked without hesitation....More

7  Thank noonie1966
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is slightly delayed but thank you 'Capitan' Doug and crew for the amazing reef trip. This tour featured a small group, a knowledgeable captain telling many stories, lots of food and treats, and a beautiful reef seemingly untouched by bleaching! This was the highlight...More

Thank Keli C
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The boat in itself was fantastic with a great character and atmosphere. Crew were hands-on and friendly. Brilliant first hand experience of the reef itself with Amazing dive spot! Makes me want to go sailing again! Harry

Thank harrisontaylor1
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Having arrived in Cairns in monsoon-like rain, we weren't sure the trip would be running. Captain Doug assured us that they would run and we had an excellent experience! We had a tiny bit of rain on the reef and the sun came out as...More

Thank Anishinabe
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I can't recommend this boat trip more highly. I've been on at least 50 snorkeling trips in various parts of the world, and the Falla tops them all. We had a really small group and received excellent service. Tons of yummy snacks, lunch, and wine...More

Thank Kelly N
Reviewed 28 January 2017

A great day's snorkelling on an authentic pearl lugger boat. The small party of only 12 guests meant that we had a very personalised tour. The crew were great and catered for the individual needs of the guests in a very attentive manner. Capitan Doug...More

Thank Trevor B
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Captain Doug is a very passionated and knowledgable guy who really respects the delicate nature of the reef. The Falla has a great story which Doug happily shares. Great snorkeling - and for those who chooses it, scuba diving is also a possibility. A great...More

Thank PiaSchwartz
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Doug, his boat Falla and his joyful and experienced crew formed the Ultimate combination to give my Wife and Me a life long memorable snorkelling and diving experience..Falla the boat is one of the only boat with sails and it gave me a very authentic...More

Thank Jeslin_Cyriac
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Steve K
Are you operating during the month of April?
27 March 2017|
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Response from Douglas M | Property representative |
Steve, We are currently doing annual maintenance and taking a well deserved rest. We are in operation ASAP. Not before May. Cheers, Doug
Helena E
do you provide a floatation vest for snorkeling ? I am not a strong swimmer and I find I sometimes need to adjust the mask when water gets in so having a vest makes it a lot easier to deal with such issues.
2 February 2017|
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Response from Douglas M | Property representative |
Helena, It is the Falla crew's specialty to work with guests like you. We have many options, including our waterglass, which allows you to see the reef from the dinghy. Please read other responses from people who have been... More
Geralyn S
Trying to figure if I need to rent a car in Cairns...do you and other tourist attractions pick up?
26 January 2016|
Response from Douglas M | Property representative |
You must make your own way to the Falla. Transport is readily available, plenty of parking and the marina is just off the esplanade downtown Cairns