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Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Tour - Passions of Paradise


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Adventure Awaits

Passions of Paradise is a 25 meter sailing catamaran travelling daily from Cairns. Get up close to a giant maori wrasse, follow a turtle over colourful coral gardens or swim with a reef shark when you dive, snorkel and sail with Passions of Paradise. Experience a unique reef adventure with a personalised day exploring two pristine Great Barrier Reef locations without the crowds. Discover amazing coral formations, a fish cleaning station or spy a manta ray! Come and spend the day in the company of the friendly crew and new friends as you soak up the sun and sail back to Cairns with a local operator whose environmental credentials and attention to detail have earned many awards including the Australian Tourism Award for Adventure.


Day 1 : Full Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Experience

After checking in for the trip at 7:30 am, you will board the boat at the Cairns Marina and be greeted by the crew for the day. Help yourself to a light breakfast of tea, coffee or a selection of fresh muffins and get comfortable. After everyone has boarded the vessel, you will head out to the Great Barrier Reef for an incredible day of snorkelling. During the course of the day, the boat will visit two different reef sites - Michaelmas Cay and their exclusive mooring at the Paradise Reef. Snorkel and dive briefings will be provided and there are plenty of crew to ensure you get the most out of your day. There is a huge hot and cold buffet lunch included in this Great Barrier Reef tour. Feel free to have extra servings - you won't go hungry! After a full day on the reef, the sails will go up and you will cruise back into Cairns. On the way back, be entertained by the onboard reef presentations and enjoy the free cheese and biscuits. The boat will return to Cairns at around 5:00 pm (depending on wind conditions).

Your Adventure Includes

  • A stylish, fast & modern air-conditioned catamaran taking you to the best reefs
  • A tropical buffet of hot and cold dishes including prawns and fresh tropical fruit
  • Morning tea including fresh brewed coffee and muffins
  • Afternoon cheese platter
  • High-quality snorkel and dive equipment along with expert tuition
  • Flotation devices
  • Guided snorkelling tours
  • An onboard marine naturalist presentation on the marine and bird life
  • High calibre sailing on a unique and friendly boat
  • Recognised by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park as a "High Standard Operator" having achieved the highest level of accreditation for environmentally friendly practices

The Specifics

Departure Days: Daily departures 

Departure Times: 8:00 am

Check-in: 7:00 am at Reef Fleet Terminal, Marlin Marina

Tour Returns: Approximately 5:00 pm

Additional Costs:

  • Certified Diving (up to 2 per day)
  • Introductory Diving (up to 2 per day) 
  • Refreshments from the licensed bar 
  • Underwater camera hire 
  • $10 reef levy to be paid onboard
  • Glass boat tour $20
  • Prescription masks and wetsuit hire 
  • Pick-up service at additional cost 

Extra Information:

  • Bookings must reconfirm 48 hours in advance 



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Dij S 02 Dec 2019
Passions of Paradise were fabulous. All the staff were super friendly all day... Nothing was too much trouble. Lunch was very yummy. We didn't want to be with a big group and while there were around 100 people, there was plenty of room & it didn't feel like we were just a number.
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Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Tour - Passions Of Paradise

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