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Great Barrier Reef

Private Boat Charters - 8 listings

Want to experience the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World in exclusive privacy? Then sole chartering a vessel is the answer for you. Custom designed vessels will get you to the reef in comfort, where you can dive and snorkel the Outer Reef in splendid isolation. A variety of charter boats ranging from sailing vessels, motor vessels and liveaboards depart Cairns or Port Douglas. We also have luxury vessels to suit VIP guests or honeymooners.

Also available are dedicated fishing charters. Reef fishing allows you to chase species such as red emperor, snapper or coral trout. Light and heavy tackle charters on Game Fishing vessels can be arranged if you are hunting for species such as tuna, sailfish and marlin.

Private exclusive charters provide the ultimate reef or sport fishing experience. Please contact us today with your preferences so we can assist you to book the most appropriate boat charter for your group.

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Great Barrier Reef Day Trips - Cairns - 35 listings

Are you looking for a Cairns snorkel tour or scuba diving trip? Many visitors to Cairns are overwhelmed with the number of operators who visit The Great Barrier Reef. We are here to assist you with selecting the most suitable tour for you and your family.

There are some boats that visit the Inner Reef or Sandy Cays. A sandy cay in all simplicity is the early stages of an island. Although they are not considered quality scuba dive sites, they do provide an easy introduction to the Reef without entering 'deep water'.

Going beyond the sandy cays you will visit Outer Great Barrier Reef sites, which provide the best quality coral viewing. These tours are great for the enthusiastic snorkeler or scuba diver. Most boats will visit 2 Outer Reef sites during the day with guests snorkelling and diving directly from the boat. The difference in prices are due to the boat style, time spent in the water, number of sites the company is licensed to visit and number of passengers on board the boat.

Reef trips that travel out to Pontoons (platforms) are a great Cairns family reef tour option, as they provide facilities and activities for all age groups and abilities; there will be options for glass bottom boats, semi-submersible boats, underwater observatories, little kids swimming enclosures and of course offer great snorkelling and diving opportunities.

Please feel free to contact us for local, friendly and honest advice in helping you to choose the most suitable Cairns Reef Tour.

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Scuba Diving Courses - 8 listings

There is nothing quite like learning to dive on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia! Explore coral bombies, be amazed by the abundant marine life, cruise with nemo and observe stingrays, reef sharks and sea turtles.

Choose from a wide variety of Internationally accredited PADI scuba dive courses. Instructors will show you how to dive safely, building your confidence, before taking you to the wonders of the reef. Cairns Dive Courses range from 3, 4 and 5 Day Open Water Courses, some with liveaboard options where you can sleep at the reef and also experience a night dive.

If you already have a dive certification you can upgrade your skills and complete a Cairns PADI Advanced Dive Course or Rescue Diver Course. You also have the option to complete a Divemaster Course for those who are seeking to gain a commercial qualification to start your Diving Career. Please enquire with us for more information.

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Cairns Island Tours - 16 listings

There are daily tours operating to the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns, Australia. Including Green Island, Fitzroy Island and the Frankland Islands. Our Islands are a great family tour option, kids and adults alike will enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the sheltered waters, playing on the beautiful beaches and exploring the Islands rainforest.

Professional operators provide safe, environmentally friendly service with many different activities on offer such as scuba diving and glass bottom boat tours. Our Islands are also great options for couples, the elderly, non swimmers, and those that just want to relax on a beautiful tropical Island.

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Liveaboard scuba diving & snorkelling - 20 listings

There is so much to see on the Great Barrier Reef that you may want to stay at the reef overnight instead of just one day. Imagine watching the sun set and sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef, an experience of a lifetime.

Spending 1 or 2 nights on a Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard trip will allow you to dive, snorkel and explore a variety of local Cairns outer reef sites. Most of Cairns' overnight reef tours use a daily transfer boat to take guests between Cairns and the liveaboard boat (which is permanently based at the reef). This allows them to offer flexible itineraries from overnight trips to multi-night trips. For a more personal option, ProDive offers a 3 days/2 night tour where all guests board the liveaboard vessel from Cairns and stay together for the duration of the dive and snorkel tour.

There is also two different overnight sailing trips. These tours are great for travelers who have a love of sailing, want to sleep at the reef, and prefer a small intimate group size of 12-16 passengers.

The best diving our region has to offer is on the Northern Ribbon Reefs, the famous Cod Cole and the Coral Sea. To visit these reef sites you need to travel on an extended liveaboard tour for 3-7 nights. Luxury dive vessels such as Spirit of Freedom include a one way scenic flight transfer between Cairns and Lizard Island, the most amazing diving opportunities in a remote location with pristine reef, and even offer the experience of shark diving at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.

With so many live aboard dive and snorkel trips operating out of Cairns, it can be hard to decide. Please enquire if you want honest local advice in helping you to choose the most suitable overnight or extended live aboard reef trip.

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Reef/Island Trips - Port Douglas - 14 listings

Port Douglas has a variety of reef day tours on offer. Low Isles is an island fairly close to the mainland and provides beach and great snorkelling opportunities. This is a great option for families with young children or those that do not want to spend the day on a boat at the Outer Reef.

For those who want to visit the best of the reef, then heading out into the Outer Barrier Reef will provide you with great quality coral, marine life, snorkelling and diving. You can enjoy up to 5 hours at the reef visiting 3 different reef sites.

The Agincourt Ribbon Reefs are very popular and many travelers come to Port Douglas to specifically dive and snorkel this location. If you are traveling with young children or the elderly then perhaps a pontoon trip like Quicksilver would be most suitable. A pontoon is a multi-level reef activity platform moored permanently at the Outer Great Barrier Reef which provides a spacious, stable base to enjoy a wide range of reef activities in all weather conditions.

Please contact us for local and honest advice in helping you to choose the most suitable Port Douglas Reef Tour.

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Sunset Cruising & Sailing - 3 listings

Enjoy a couple of hours any time of the year watching the sun go down over the Great Barrier Reef. Either on a motor vessel from Cairns or from one of the two sailing vessels that depart from Port Douglas. These short trips provide excellent photo opportunities.

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Reef & Rainforest Packages - 20 listings

The two most popular activities to do whilst holidaying in Cairns, is to visit the Reef and the Rainforest. We have put together a variety of packages that offer great value for money. Please contact us for more information.

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Cape Tribulation Reef Tours - 1 listings

Cape Tribulation is a unique and untouched part of the Great Barrier Reef. Being located 3 hours north of Cairns the region has less visitors than the Cairns and Port Douglas reefs. There are very few reef tour operators thus the sites are pristine and travel time is less.

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Dive Expeditions - 3 listings

A few times a year there are special scuba diving expedition trips that offer a unique itinerary of an exploratory nature for the experienced divers. Departing from Cairns, Queensland Australia with opportunities to dive and explore rarely visited Coral Sea Reef Systems, up to 400km off-shore. These untouched pristine coral reefs can include Flinders Reef, Lihou Reef and Holmes Reef. These are rare opportunities not to be missed and spaces book out early.

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Glass Bottom Boat Tours - 24 listings

Want to experience the Great Barrier Reef but are a non-swimmer or do not want to snorkel or dive? Then please peruse the options below that have additional coral viewing tour options such glass bottom boats, semi-submersible boats or even an underwater observatory! These tours are great for groups travelling with varying swimming abilities or reef activity requirements. Especially good for families travelling with either young children or the elderly.

Please take note that this list of tours does contain both Cairns and Port Douglas based departures and a mixture of half day, full day and liveboard trips.

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