Great Adventures Cairns Multi-Activity Reef platform

Great Adventures Cairns takes you to their all-weather pontoon on the Outer Reef.

There are excellent options for adults, children and families.

This Great Barrier Reef tour departs daily from Cairns at 10:30 am.

After a full day of fun, this tour arrives in Cairns at 5:30 pm.

During the day, we will visit the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and see abundant marine life.

This tour is excellent for swimmers and non-swimmers alike.

The Great Barrier Reef is home to 1500 species of fish and 6 out of the World’s seven marine turtles.  The GBR is one of the World’s seven natural wonders and a must-see.

Great Adventures Cairns Activities

First, this Cairns Great Barrier Reef Pontoon tour travels to an activity Reef platform.  You will visit the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park during this tour.

This Reef platform offers a range of great activities designed to give you the best Great Barrier Reef Adventure.

Something For Everyone At Cairns Great Barrier Reef

Next, take a semi-submersible coral viewing tour.  This tour includes informative commentary.  Departing every 30 minutes or as advised.

Then snorkel in the spectacular coral gardens with stunning marine life.

While you are on the Reef pontoon, visit the underwater observatory.  It is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing.

Try Scuba-Doo

Explore the Reef on an underwater scooter.  It’s fun and suitable for swimmers and non-swimmers.

Discover more Great Barrier Reef Tours

  • Underwater Observatory
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Scuba doo

 

Cairns Great Barrier Reef tour itinerary

  • 9.30 am First check-in at Great Adventures Reservations Counter
  • 10:10 am Next, board the vessel.
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee.
  • 10:30 am Journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon.
  • 11:20 am  During the day, watch the Reef Presentation.
  • Snorkelling demonstration by the crew.
  • 12:30 pm Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon.
  • 1:00-2:30 pm Time for hot and cold buffet lunch.
  • Enjoy more reef activities,  relax on the sundeck and take in the views!
  • Tea and coffee are available while on the platform.
  • 3:45 pm Depart to Cairns via Green Island.
  • Complimentary cheese and biscuits on the homeward journey.
  • 5:30 pm Arrive at Marlin Marina, Cairns.
  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Cake selection served for morning tea
  • Three hours at Outer Reef Activity Platform
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of buoyancy vests and lycra stinger suits
  • Reef education presentation
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch with fresh prawns
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea and coffee
  • Cheese and crackers are served on the return journey.

Great Adventures Cairns optional extras

  • Introductory scuba diving
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Certified scuba diving
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Scuba Doo underwater Scooter
  • Swimming costume, beach towel and also sunglasses.
  • Hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes.
  • Money for drinks and souvenirs as well as optional activities.
  • A smile and a sense of adventure!

Great Adventures Cairns check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns from 09:45 am.

Where Can I Park?

There are several parking stations throughout Cairns within walking distance of the Marina.  Click here to see where

Essential Scuba Diving Information for Cairns Great Barrier Reef tour

Our mission is to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Queensland, Australia, has strict scuba diving rules and the safest scuba diving record.

We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations.

Would you like to try scuba diving?

Please complete the dive medical questionnaire to avoid disappointment on their day of travel. Some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Medical Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please get in touch with our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected],

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms’ AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single, no decompression scuba dive, Do not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after diving.

Do not fly for 24 hours after your last dive for multiple dives.

If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive. We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.

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