Great Adventures Great Barrier Reef Adventure

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Experience one of nature’s finest sights...

Escape into a world of surprises to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Travelling via a speedy catamaran will help you maximise your snorkelling time among the beautiful coral gardens on this exhilarating full day tour to the famous Great Barrier Reef.

Our guide to Great Adventures Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Experience the breathtaking beauty of this world heritage natural wonder when you cruise to a spacious reef activity platform on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

The stable reef activity platform is the perfect base for swimmers and non-swimmers to explore. Snorkel and/or dive, visit the underwater observatory, cruise in a semi-sub, or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch.

Join us and the Great Barrier Reef’s vibrant marine life for a voyage into one of the natural wonders of the world.

Example Itinerary (subject to change)

  • From 9.30am: Check in at the Great Adventures Reservations Counter inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain your boarding pass.
  • 10:10am: Vessel boarding. Complimentary morning tea/coffee served on board. For your safety hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway.
  • 10:30am: Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform via Green Island.
  • 11:20am: Cake selection served on the forward journey. During your journey to the reef, a Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel’s monitors. Snorkelling demonstration by the crew.
  • 12:30pm: Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform Reef activities commence… A semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised. Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform. The underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing. Pre-booked optional activities including introductory diving, Scuba-Doo and scenic helicopter flights commence as advised.
  • 1.00-2.30pm: Hot and cold buffet lunch is served. Time for more reef activities or just relax on the sundeck and take in the views! Tea and coffee is available whilst at the platform
  • 3:30pm: A blast on the ship’s horn will signal the time when all passengers should return to the vessel ready for departure.
  • 3:40pm: A passenger count is conducted before leaving the Reef. The crew will announce when this commences and we ask all passengers to co-operate during this very important procedure by not moving about the vessel.
  • 3:45pm: Departure to Cairns via Green Island. Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on the homeward journey.
  • 5:30pm: Arrive at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Start Time:

10.30am; check-in 1 hour before your departure time.


Around 7.5 hours including 3 hours at the Outer Reef Platform.


Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Great Adventures Great Barrier Reef Adventure

  • Northern Beaches transfers include Palm Cove, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob and Holloways
  • If you did not select hotel transfer, please make sure you check in at the Great Adventures counters inside the Reef Fleet Terminal (1 Spence Street in Cairns) 1 hour before your departure time.
  • On very rare occasions, services can be subject to the effect of weather or unforeseen circumstances. Should a cruise not operate for any reason passengers will be offered an alternative day or a refund authorise
  • Those wishing to dive will be required to fill out a medical questionnaire onboard before diving. Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from diving. It is recommended a wait of 12 hours but preferably 24 hours if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater. Snorkelling can be a strenuous activity. Please use caution and inform the crew of any medical conditions. The minimum age for diving is 12 years.
  • Bring along a towel, sunscreen, hat, swimwear and camera to capture your memories. Limited underwater digital cameras are available to hire on board.
  • An Environmental Management Charge of $7.00 is levied on all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. This charge is included in the above prices.
  • Surcharge: Due to potential significant volatility in supply & operational costs a surcharge may be applied due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, any charge will be collected on departure.
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled before your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post-departure.