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Great Adventures - Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Cruise $252.00 $134.00 N/A $638.00 $7.00
Cruise + 1 Intro Dive $430.00 $312.00 N/A N/A $7.00
Cruise + 1 Certified Dive $378.00 $260.00 N/A N/A $7.00
Cruise + 2 Certified Dives $436.00 $318.00 N/A N/A $7.00
Cruise + Scooba-Doo $427.00 $309.00 N/A N/A $7.00
Fly/Cruise $504.00 $504.00 N/A N/A $7.00
Cruise/Fly $504.00 $504.00 N/A N/A $7.00
Fly/Fly N/A N/A N/A N/A $7.00
Cruise + 10 mins heli flight $439.00 $333.00 N/A N/A $7.00

Child Age For Helicopter 10 mins heli flight is 3 - 14 years

Child Age For Cruise Only is 4 - 14 years

Minimum child age for Introductory Diving or Scuba Doo is 12 years

Fly/Cruise, Cruise/Fly and Fly/Fly do not offer child rates - charged at adult rates.

Extras: An additional $7.00 per person levy is payable at the time of check in. 

Optional Activites: Please advise if you would like to add on any optional activities to your booking.

Bus transfers Cairns $30 per adult & $20 per child

                      Northern Beaches $38 per adult & $21 per child

Prices are valid until 31st March 2021.

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


A fantastic day on the Great Barrier Reef and is suitable for all types of people with different requirements, especially good for groups and families with younger children, non-swimmers and experienced snorkelers and divers.

This company offers three (3) hours at the pontoon, the later departure time of 10.30am allows for a sleep in or an impromptu decision to visit the reef. A large twin hulled catamaran moors against a fixed pontoon, from the pontoon there is easy access into the water that has a large roped off snorkelling area with rest stations to hang on to. This pontoon offers a semi submersible, guided snorkel tours, certified diving, introductory diving and helicopter flights. There is no glass bottom boat at this site yet it is the only site that offers the super fun Under Water Scooters for an additional fee.

At the pontoon a full buffet lunch is provided including a mix of salads, cold meats, breads, fruit platters and condiments. If you are vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant there is always something from the buffet you can select. If you have a highly specialised dietary requirement please mention this at the time of booking.

Check In 1000 at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

Departs 1030am

Returns 5.30pm


  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Morning tea cake selection
  • Three (3) hours at Outer Reef Activity Platform
  • Snorkelling equipment and lycra suit
  • Use of buoyancy vests
  • Reef education presentation
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform, cheese and biscuits on return journey.

Exciting optional activities include (additional cost)

  • Introductory scuba diving
  • Certified diving is subject to availability 
  • Scuba-doo Scooter
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Guided snorkel tours subject to availability 

Introductory Diving - $178 pp

For an underwater adventure to remember, come diving with us! It's fun and no experience is necessary to take a fully supervised introductory dive. Our professional and experienced instructors will guide you through every aspect of your dive, allowing you to have a relaxed, enjoyable experience.

Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Certified Diving - 1 Dive $126 pp / 2 Dives $184 pp

If you already have a dive certification, we will provide an experienced dive guide to ensure maximum enjoyment and safety and guide you to the best sites. You can enjoy up to 2 dives. Diving from the pontoon, or boat dives may be available subject to availability and weather conditions.

Guided Snorkel Tour - Adult $68pp / Child $36pp / Family $172

A guided snorkel tour is a great way to maximise your experience at the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Ideal for novice snorkellers and family groups, you will be able to swim with the fish and explore the wonders of the reef with one of our knowledgeable guides by your side!

Scuba-Doo - $175 pp.

Great Adventures' platform on the Great Barrier Reef is the only place in Australia where you can cruise the reef on your own underwater scooter! No experience is necessary and non-swimmers welcome. It's great fun and your professional guide will take you on an underwater journey to remember.


Helicopter Options 

10 Minute Scenic Reef Helicopter Flight - $199pp

Enjoy spectacular views of Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Sit back, relax and enjoy this safe and exhilarating bird's eye view of the reef.


Cruise/Fly and Fly/Cruise - $504 pp / or Fly/Fly - Please Inquire

These packages include the standard inclusions plus a 25 minute scenic helicopter transfer either to or from the ponoon.

Cruise/Fly: Depart 10.30am / Return 3.40pm - 

Fly/Cruise: Depart 12.30pm / Return 5.30pm

Fly/Fly: Depart 12.30pm / Return 3.40pm


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



CHRISTMAS DAY - This tour operates Christmas Day.


Great Adventures also offers 2 Day Packages combining reef and rainforest.  Please visit the links below:

2 Day Package (reef and Kuranda):


2 Day package (reef and Cape Tribulation):

semi-submersible boat tour turtle underwater observatory

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