Evolution Reef Cruise: Day trip

  • Full-day Great Barrier Reef tour
  • Adults $249
  • Children $149
  • Family: $660 ( 2 adults and two children)
  • Departs Daily from Cairns check in Reef Fleet Terminal

Embark on an adventure-filled day as you board the award-winning superyacht Evolution for your Great Barrier Reef day tour.  Down Under Dive has a knowledgeable and professional dive crew that will ensure you are at ease and prepared for the experience of a lifetime.

Evolution Reef Cruise

About Evolution Reef Cruise

As you cruise from Cairns on your 35-metre luxury superyacht, you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery en route to two exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef sites.  Your tour includes five hours on the outer reef, visiting two unique and diverse reefs, Norman, Saxon and Hastings, renowned for their remarkable coral Reef and prolific marine life.

Down Under Dive, First Reef location

Upon arriving at your first reef location, either Saxon Reef or Norman Reef, you can snorkel and dive (scuba diving is available for an additional cost).  With the equipment you provided, immerse yourself in the underwater world filled with multicoloured fish, coral, and other marine life.  Beginners will receive instruction, and our knowledgeable dive crew will be on hand to offer assistance.
During your time on the Reef, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch prepared on board, featuring fresh fish, steak, a variety of salads, and prawns.  Special dietary requirements are also catered for.

Evolution Reef Cruises

Down Under Dive, Second Reef location

At your second Reef location, North Hastings Reef, you can choose to snorkel or dive once again.  Alternatively, if you prefer to stay dry, you can still experience the wonders of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef from above on a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight or our semi-submersible tour.  Next, sit back and relax on the cruise back to Cairns.  Celebrate with a glass of wine and afternoon tea at the end of your unforgettable day tour of the Great Barrier Reef.

Boarding Map

Frequently Asked Questions for Great Barrier Reef

Q. What is the Evolution Reef Cruise?

A. The Evolution Reef Cruise is a premium all-inclusive Reef adventure that offers a day of exploration and excitement on the iconic Great Barrier Reef, departing from Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia

Q. Why is Evolution Reef Cruise unique?

A. Evolution Reef Cruise stands out for its luxurious catamaran vessel, exceptional service, and commitment to providing an unforgettable reef experience with a touch of comfort and style.

Q. What activities are included in the Evolution Reef Cruise?

A. This tour offers various activities, including snorkelling, introductory scuba diving, and a thrilling semi-submersible ride. Guests can also relax on spacious sundecks and enjoy onboard entertainment.

Q. Do I need prior snorkelling or diving experience to join the cruise?

A. No prior experience is necessary to join the Evolution Reef Cruise. Professional instructors guide snorkelling and introductory scuba diving, ensuring everyone can participate safely.

Q. How long does the Evolution Reef Cruise last?

A. The Evolution Reef Cruise typically lasts around 8.5 hours, giving guests ample time to explore the reef, indulge in sumptuous meals, and create lasting memories.

Q. Where does the Evolution Reef Cruise take us on the Great Barrier Reef?

A. This cruise visits two exclusive reef sites, Hastings Reef, Norman Reef, and Saxon Reef, known for their vibrant coral formations and abundant marine life.

Q. Is the Evolution Reef Cruise suitable for families with children?

A. Absolutely! The Evolution Reef Cruise is family-friendly and caters to guests of all ages. Children can enjoy the snorkeling experience with parental supervision, and there are options for non-swimmers to see the reef, too.

Q. Are there age restrictions for scuba diving during the cruise?

“]A. Yes, scuba diving has age and medical restrictions. Introductory scuba diving is available for guests aged 12 and above, and certified divers can enjoy guided dives.

Q. What safety measures are in place during the cruise?

A. Safety is a top priority during the Evolution Reef Cruise. The crew provides comprehensive safety briefings, and all necessary safety equipment is readily available for snorkelers and divers

Q. Is snorkelling equipment provided during the cruise?

A. Yes, snorkelling equipment, including masks, snorkels, fins, and buoyancy aids, is provided on the cruise, ensuring that guests have everything they need for a fantastic underwater adventure.

Q. Can I charter the Evolution Reef Cruise for private events?

A. This vessel can be chartered for private events, providing a unique and unforgettable venue for celebrations, corporate gatherings, and special occasions. Please get in touch with our team for more information.

Q. How do I book the Evolution Reef Cruise?

A. Booking the Evolution Reef Cruise is accessible. Guests can book online by clicking on the book button, and we complete the information in a few easy steps.

Q. Are there options to extend my stay on the Great Barrier Reef after the cruise?

A. While the Evolution Reef Cruise operates as a day trip, visitors can explore other Reef experiences, such as liveaboard trips or multi-day tours, to further immerse themselves in the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

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