A World Heritage listed site and the largest living thing on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef offers waters rich with coral and teeming with marine life. Explore the intricate coral gardens spotting brightly-coloured tropical fish, molluscs and maybe even visiting reef sharks, dolphins and turtles.
Your tour begins as you board a high-speed catamaran. In just 90-minutes you will arrive at a mooring on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative presentation by a marine naturalist onboard. Once you’re fitted with your equipment enjoy easy access to the water directly from the back of the vessel.
Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch, served in air-conditioned comfort aboard the vessel, then return to the water to swim or snorkel some more. If you’re feeling adventurous you can try an introductory or certified scuba experience (at an additional cost).
At the end of your Great Barrier Reef experience you can return to your cruise ship with a greater appreciation for this amazing island continent we call home.
To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring swimmers, a towel, and bottled water.
This tour is suitable for guests 6 years and older. Due to the nature of this tour it is not recommended for those who do not wish to swim. Please note swimming is undertaken in a deep water environment from the back of a vessel, not off a sandy shore. Snorkel, mask, fins, and flotation devices are included. Stinger suits, Lycra or wet suits are available for hire at an additional charge.
Always snorkel with a buddy. All swimming/ snorkel activities undertaken at own risk. Certain medical conditions including asthma, lung and heart conditions will prevent guests in participating in snorkelling. Guests with the above conditions will be required to complete a medical survey and assesment with trained GBR staff on the day.
A 5-10 minute walk to and from the Reef Fleet Terminal is required