Reef Experience: Great Barrier Reef tours

This Great Barrier Reef tour departs daily from Finger A Cairns Marlin Marina.

  • Boarding at 730 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. departure
  • Departure time: 7:30 a.m.
  • Return:  4:30 pm
  • Adults cost $225
  • Children $145  ( 4 -11 years )
  • Family 2 adults and two children (4-11 years)  $595

Experience the Best of the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns

Welcome aboard our high-speed catamaran, “Reef Experience,” where you’ll embark on an unforgettable journey to two pristine locations in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking wonder of this World Heritage environment.

Why Choose Reef Experience?

Reef Experience is not just a tour; it’s an all-inclusive adventure. We provide a FREE Scuba Dive and Glass-bottom boat tour, ensuring every guest can maximise their Great Barrier Reef experience, regardless of their swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving skills.

Your Day Begins

We start by picking you up from your Cairns accommodation and kickstart your day with our renowned BBQ bacon and egg burgers, complemented by tropical fruits. As we make our way to the Outer Barrier Reef, we’ll give you an overview of what to expect throughout the day.

Educational and Informative

Our Marine Biologists will give you an informative marine presentation during the journey. Learn about the diverse marine life that thrives in this remarkable ecosystem.

Exploring the Reef

Once we arrive at the Reef, you’ll have the chance to snorkel and scuba dive, even if you’re not a seasoned swimmer. For experienced swimmers and snorkelers, our crew will guide you to the best coral patches and reveal where to find the extraordinary marine creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home.

No Swimming Skills Required

If you’ve never snorkelled before or can’t swim, don’t worry. Our friendly and professional crew is always ready to assist. The water is ideal for introducing you to our vibrant tropical fish, ensuring everyone enjoys this incredible experience.

Your Unforgettable Day

We are dedicated to ensuring that our guests have the best day possible while experiencing the magic of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. A day with us promises to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

Extend Your Stay

Reef Encounter

If you wish to prolong your stay on the Great Barrier Reef, please click here to learn more about our floating hotel, Reef Encounter.

Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with us. Book your adventure today!

Please contact us for more information or to make a reservation. We look forward to sharing this incredible journey with you.

Our Outer Barrier Reef locations

Reef Experience FAQ’s

Q. What is included in the Reef Experience tour?

A. Our Great Barrier Reef tour includes transportation from your Cairns accommodation, BBQ breakfast, a FREE Scuba Dive, a Glass-bottom boat tour, and snorkelling opportunities for all levels of swimmers.

Q. Do I need to know how to swim to join the tour?

A. No swimming skills are required. Our professional crew is available to assist and ensure everyone can enjoy the experience, even if you’ve never snorkelled before.

Q. Are there options for experienced swimmers and snorkelers?

A. Absolutely! Our crew will guide experienced swimmers and snorkelers to the best coral patches and areas to spot the incredible marine life.

Q. Can I extend my stay on the Great Barrier Reef?

A. Yes, you can! We offer options to stay longer on the Great Barrier Reef. Please click here, Reef Encounter, to learn more about our floating hotel.

Q. What can I expect during the marine presentation?

A. Our Marine Biologists will provide an informative presentation during the journey to educate you about the unique marine life of the Great Barrier Reef.

Q. Is the tour suitable for families with children?

A. Yes, our tour is family-friendly. We ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for guests of all ages. Kids love to have a drive of the boat and our onboard activities.

Q. What should I bring for the tour?

A. Please bring swimwear, a hat, a towel, and a change of clothes. We provide snorkelling equipment, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Reef Experience has free reef-friendly sunscreen for all guests.

Q. How can I make a reservation?

A. You can easily make a reservation by clicking here and following the prompts. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Q. Is there a vegetarian or vegan meal option available?

A. Yes, we can accommodate dietary preferences. Please let us know in advance, and we’ll ensure you have suitable meal options.

If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to make your Great Barrier Reef adventure a memorable one.

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