As one of the Seven Natural Wonders Of The World, The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage protected National Park and should definitely be one of your top Australia bucket-list tick offs! Its pristine beauty and its convenient location is just an easy cruise from Cairns makes a Great Barrier Reef tour the perfect way to kick off or wrap up an awesome East Coast tour. Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for an abundance of marine life including the 1,500 species of fish, one-third of World's soft corals and the 30 species of marine mammals including turtles, dolphins, and whales that call this place home. 

Backpackers World offers a range of incredible Great Barrier Reef tours and cruises from Cairns to explore this coral paradise, snorkel with spectacular marine life and even relaxing on private islands. If you simply can't get enough of this wonderful place, why not do a PADI Course and become qualified to experience the reef from a whole new perspective. Or, if you're up for a real treat we can even hook you up with an incredible scenic flight over the Heart Reef or an Airlie beach skydive for some seriously mind-blowing views.

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1 Day Great Barrier Reef Tour - Ocean Freedom

Explore Upolu Cay - a naturally formed, colourful coral cay, protected from winds with shallow waters making it perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving. Allow plenty of time to explore the remarkable marine life and coral of this reef before taking off to a private island for sun lounging and Great Barrier Reef swimming! 

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1 Day Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Sailing - Ocean Free

Ocean Free leisurely sails you to an exclusive mooring at Pinnacle Reef, on the eastern lee of Green Island. The small number of passengers of only 25 ensures a truly personalized and unforgettable reef experience. Explore Australia's stunning Great Barrier Reef today! 

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Great Barrier Reef Premium Snorkel & Dive Trip - Deep Sea Divers Den

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime as you explore the stunning Great Barrier Reef! Enjoy access to 17 exclusive moorings on the Outer Great Barrier Reef to ensure diverse diving and a minimal environmental impact. 

From $191
$171 + $20 levy


1 day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Trip - Compass Cruises

Compass Cruises is an Cairns Local Icon that has been taking people to the Great Barrier Reef for many years. Escape for an unforgettable relaxed day to the Great Barrier Reef Snorkel amongst fantastic coral formations teeming with colorful tropical fish. 

From $115


Agincourt Reef Cruise Port Douglas Day Trip - Silversonic

Explore the renowned Agincourt Ribbon Reef in superb style and comfort with the ultra modern 29 metre catamaran, Silversonic, custom-designed for the thrill of diving and snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef!

From $298
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1 Day Great Barrier Reef trip - Deep Sea Divers Den

Explore the World's most extensive Reef system on this convenient day trip from Cairns. The luxury vessel offers fantastic value for money with unlimited snorkelling and the chance to do up to two dives at different reef locations. 

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2 Day Great Barrier Reef Tour - Deep Sea Divers

Spend two days cruising and snorkelling the World's most extensive reef system. See spectacular marine life including tropical fish, hundreds of species of coral and even catch a glimpse of migrating rays and dolphin pods! 

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3 Day Great Barrier Reef Tour - Deep Sea Divers

If one day exploring the amazing marine life of the Great Barrier Reef isn't enough, head out on a multi day trip to snorkel and dive some incredible reefs with Deep Sea Divers Den Liveabord Dive and Snorkel trips.

From $609
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2 Day PADI Advanced Course- Deep Sea Divers

The PADI Advanced Course is 5 training dives which will be completed with DSDD Instructors once on our liveaboard OceanQuest over 2 days and 1 night. All 5 Advanced training dives aim to boost your confidence and improve your personal diving experience.

From $785
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