Passions of Paradise Reef Cruise


8am - 5pm


The Deal

 Go snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise from Cairns. Relax on board your 80-foot (25-meter) luxury catamaran as your captain sails to two exclusive locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel or dive, with full instruction provided by guides, and see an array of colorful fish, sea turtles, and corals. Your tour includes morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch, with additional beverages available for purchase. 


Full-day Great Barrier Reef catamaran tour with snorkeling and scuba diving 

Visit two spectacular locations on the Great Barrier Reef 

Choose to snorkel or scuba dive, open to all levels of experience

See a variety of tropical fish and other marine life 

Enjoy a buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea 

Relax on a luxury catamaran with a top-notch crew 

Learn about the animals and ecology of the Great Barrier Reef


  • A stylish fast modern catamaran visiting two exclusive outer reef locations 

  • High quality snorkeling equipment 

  • Coffee and/or Tea 

  • Hot and cold buffet lunch

  • Afternoon tea 

  • Snorkel tour and tuition 

  • 10 minute in water introduction to Scuba Diving 

  • Flotation vests 

  • A marine naturalist presentation 

  • All marine park fees and levies 

  • Winter Wet Suits or Summer Sun Suits 

  • Prescription Masks 

  • $20 p/p Reef levy included in price 

The Itinerary

After a quick check-in at the Reef Fleet terminal, your adventure begins with tea, coffee, and muffins before setting off in a high-speed catamaran. Along the way, the staff will discuss the Great Barrier Reef and provide snorkeling techniques. Before arriving at the reef, your crew will organize your snorkeling and diving equipment for you, and offer a safety and dive briefing. Wet suits are available to hire at an additional charge. For snorkeling, access to and from the water is via snorkel platforms at the back of the vessel. The reef sites are selected for their abundance of marine life and diversity of healthy corals. Novice snorkelers are encouraged to join the staff on a guided snorkel excursion. 


Introductory dives are available for newcomers to scuba. These are fully guided dives in small groups under the instruction of one of the experienced dive instructors. Certified divers have the opportunity to conduct two dives during the day. All dives are guided in small groups of no more than six, by experienced dive masters. Then, it's time for lunch, prepared by an on-board chef. Dig into a hot and cold buffet, which includes a selection of salads, fresh fruits, breads, and a choice of two hot dishes. Vegetarian options are available and any allergy can be catered to with notice. 


Once lunch is served, you'll head off to the second exclusive destination. Snorkel tours will continue here and all divers have the opportunity to take a second dive. Then put the sails up and relax on the spacious sun decks as you set sail back to Cairns. Enjoy a cool beverage on deck or head into the air-conditioned saloon for a marine life presentation, where you can ask any questions about the marine life you saw on the Great Barrier Reef. After a full day of snorkeling, diving, and sailing, you'll be back in Cairns by 5:00pm.

The Fine Print

  • Please bring swimwear, towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat! 

  • Check in will commence at 7.00am at the Reef Fleet Terminal for an 8am departure 

  • Please note: certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland. This includes, but is not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Please contact us directly to discuss your suitability for diving. 

  • The minimum age for scuba diving in Queensland is 12 years

1300 962 924

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