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1 Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel & Scuba Dive trip - Hostel Reef Trips




  • Reef Experience is Cairns only FULLY INCLUSIVE day tour to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
  • Your fabulous day will begin when you board "Reef Experience" at 7:30am, at the Marlin Jetty "A" Finger in Cairns for a BBQ breakfast of Bacon & Egg BBQ rolls, coffee, tea and fruits.
  • We then depart Cairns Marina for the 90 minute journey on our fast Catamaran to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, where we spend up to 6 hours snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, visiting 2 spectacular reef locations. 
  • We come face to face with schools of tropical reef fish & amazing spectacular coral formations


  • 2 Outer Great Barrier Reef Locations
  • Guided Snorkel Tours - Non-swimmer snorkel tours for those who require assistance in the water
  • Buoyancy vests, noodles and wetsuits for easy flotation for all passengers
  • Stinger Suits during Stinger Season
  • Snorkeling equipment and tuition
  • FREE 1x Certified Scuba Dive (licensed) or Resort Scuba Dive (no-experience necessary) for everyone
  • Glass bottom boat tour  (Glass bottom boat tours are weather permitting)
  • Marine Biology Presentation
  • Breakfast, bacon and egg BBQ roll, Coffee, Tea and fruit platter
  • BBQ Lunch with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Fruit platters, packed snack wine or cordial with biscuits are served on the return trip to Cairns. 
  • Tea & coffee served while boat is stationary
  • Water drinking fountain
  • Bus Transfers For those staying in the Cairns City District area
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees
  • Complimentary Ginger Tablets for Seasickness (Medicated tablets available for purchase)
  • Breakfast : All
  • Lunch : All



Day 1 : Reef Experience

Your Itinerary: 07:30 – Board Reef Experience vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns 08:00 – Departure Marlin Jetty for the trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef 08:30 – BBQ Bacon & Egg Rolls served on the way out to the Outer Reef a detailed dive & snorkeling briefing will be given 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel & dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams plus more 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat tour (weather permitting) 12:30 – Lunch 13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in it’s shallow lagoons 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits & individually packed snack 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns *All times are approximate and the itinerary is subject to change.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Pickups / Departures

Departs: Cairns

Pickup - Check-in starts at 7.30 am, please go directly to Reef Experience located at Marlin Jetty "A" Finger.

Reef Experience includes a complimentary pick-up from Cairns City Accommodation included in this price. 

Return: 4.30 pm in Cairns




What to Bring:

Cash & credit card for onboard purchases (minimum $10 for eftpos).

Dietary Requirements:

Please inform us at the time of booking of any dietary requirements.

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1 Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel & Scuba Dive Trip - Hostel Reef Trips