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

5.0 (1 review)



  • Visit 2 pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations.
  • Discover the breath-taking wonder of this World Heritage environment.
  • FREE introductory diving opportunity.
  • FREE Scuba Dive and Glass-bottom boat tour.
  • Catering for all levels in Swimming, Snorkelling, and Scuba Diving.
  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour locations.
  • Unlimited Snorkelling at morning and afternoon locations.
  • All equipment is INCLUDED, including wetsuit hire.



  • Buoyancy vests, noodles and wetsuits for easy flotation for all passengers
  • Stinger Suits during Stinger Season
  • Snorkelling equipment and tuition
  • 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
  • Packed Snack and fruit platters, 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)



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 & snorkelling 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 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: Daily

Pick Up: 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. 

Returns: Approx 4.30pm to Cairns




What to Bring:

Hat, sunscreen, towel, sunglasses, cash & credit card for onboard purchases (minimum $10 for eftpos)

Extra Costs:

Contact us to pre-book any extras - they can be paid onboard on the day of travel:
2nd Introductory/Resort Scuba Dive            $70pp
2nd Certified Dive                                        $60pp
Dive Guide for Certified Diver                      $15pp
Marine Biologist Tour                                   $35pp
Prescription Masks                                      $10pp
Outer City/Northern Beaches Bus Transfers $35pp

Please note there is a Public Holiday Surcharge that is payable onboard the day of travel. Contact us for more information.


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Catherine L. 17 Oct 2023
Best trip I have ever been on!! I cannot recommend Reef Experience enough - it was easily the best tour I have ever been on. The staff were lovely and attentive and the reefs we stopped at were brilliant. I was a little nervous scuba diving but the instructors were incredibly kind and patient! I have never paid for an experience where I have gotten so much out of my money - unlimited snorkeling, amazing breakfast and lunch, scuba diving etc. it was all so worth it! The onboard extras such as gopro rental, professional underwater photography, and extra scuba dives were also great value for money which coming from a student on her travels means a lot! My friends and I had an amazing time and can’t thank the staff enough!

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

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