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SL - Arlington Reef Pontoon Special High Season Departures

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
SL Full Day Arlington Reef Special Departure (selected dates only) $229.00 $119.00 N/A $577.00 N/A

Children:  Aged 4 - 15 years old.

Family Rate:  2 adults + 2 children.

Rates are valid until 31st March 2019.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.


Arlington Reef Specail Departure Tours provides visitors with access to one of the largest reef systems in the Marine Park. Visitors will be among the first to re-discover this little known location from a newly renovated, activity pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef.

Take advantage of the free inclusions during your stay at the pontoon, such as all snorkelling equipment, fish feeding, fully enclosed children's pool, an underwater observatory touch tank presentation to get up close with marine life, plus enjoy a buffet lunch.

Check In (full day operations) 9.00-9.30am at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal for 10.00am depart

Return Time (full day operations)  4.30pm

Your Great Barrier Reef Day includes:

  • Travel to Arlington Reef on air-conditioned catamaran
  • Great Barrier Reef Presentation by Marine Biologist
  • 3.5 hours to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Touch tank presentation
  • Enclosed kids pool for little ones
  • Snorkel gear + Life jackets + stinger suits
  • BBQ Buffet Lunch
  • Tea & Coffee (while docked)

Additional Activities For Additional Fee:

Seawalker Helmet Dive - $159pp

Walk among spectacular reef fish on our spacious underwater platform.  All the excitement of scuba diving and ideal for non-swimmers.

Introductory Diving - $149pp 

If you have ever wanted to try scuba diving, this is your opportunity for an experience of a lifetime, conducted and escorted by our qualified instructors. 

*  All helmet and scuba diving is subject to medical checklist.  Minimum age is 12 years.

Certified Diving - $99pp

With a range of awsome locations, quality equipment and professional instructors, certified divers can explore the reef from our stable pontoon.

Guided Snorkel Safari - Adult $52pp / Child $35pp

Join a professional marine naturalist and learn about the amazing and diverse Great Barrier Reef ecosystem.

Pre-book your 10 minute heli flight with your cruise and get a special rate of Adults - $295pp / Child - $232pp

This package includes the Cruise with all standard inclusions plus a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight from the pontoon.

**You can also enjoy a glass bottom boat tour ($10pp payable on board)

Cruise/Fly and Fly/Cruise options are available from $489 per person - These packages include the standard inclusions plus a scenic helicopter scenic flight transfer to or from the ponoon.  Or Fly/Fly costs $888pp.

Bring Own: Hat, towel, swim wear, sunscreen, dry clothes and cash or credit for on board purchases.




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