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1 Day Great Barrier Reef Day Tour With AquaQuest From $255pp

Embark on an unforgettable adventure to the Great Barrier Reef on a day trip with AquaQuest. Whether you’re a snorkeling enthusiast, a novice diver, or a certified diver, you’ll be treated to an enchanting experience with Divers Den.

Explore the breathtaking underwater world of the outer Great Barrier Reef, just a short 90-minute boat ride away from Cairns. The AquaQuest excursion grants you five hours to immerse yourself in the reef’s wonders, encompassing visits to two magnificent dive sites carefully selected from our exclusive moorings on the Norman, Saxon, and Hastings reefs. These sites ensure optimal conditions and a wide array of marine life, from vibrant corals to curious Nemo fish, graceful turtles, elegant stingrays, and impressive Maori Wrasse.

Throughout your day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, take advantage of our spacious sun decks, air-conditioned indoor areas, and refreshing hot showers. During lunchtime, indulge in a delectable prepacked meal provided for your convenience.

Want a little more than a snorkel experience? You have the option of adding on an introductory dive or a certified dive which you can select during checkout.

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Trip Intinerary

AquaQuest Day Tour Itinerary

8am: Check in at Cairns Marlin Marina
8.30am: Depart Cairns
10.00am: Arrive at first snorkelling/diving site
12.45am: Move to second snorkelling/diving site and enjoy lunch
1.30pm: Continue snorkelling/diving
3pm: Depart reef site
4.30pm: Arrive Cairns

Inclusions & Extras


  • Snorkelling and Scuba Equipment, Air Fills, Tuition and Briefings (Optional Extra)
  • FREE Nitrox Fills (Optional Extra with Scuba Add-On)
  • Wetsuits/Lycra Suits
  • Free Prescription Masks
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Pre-Packed Picnic Lunch
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • Fresh Chilled Drinking Water
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Hot Fresh Water Showers

Not Included

  • Diving (Optional extra selected at checkout)
  • Alcohol 
  • Additional Snorkelling/Diving Sites

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

AquaQuest Day Tour

Outer Reef, x1 Lunch, Coffee & Tea Included


What to bring

  • Hat, Sunglasses and Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit and Towel
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Warm Clothes in Winter

Pick Ups & Departures

Meet at B Finger, Cairns Marina 30 Minutes Prior To Departure

Supplier Terms & Conditions

AquaQuest Terms & Conditions

Cancellations within 2 Days of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I need help with my tour booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

World Nomads travel insurance policies offer coverage for more than 150 activities. Get a quote, make a claim, or buy or extend your policy while on the road.

Can I book a package but travel in the reverse direction?

Absolutely, just let us know your preferred start and finish location and we’ll make it work.

What is the best way to travel Australia?

There is definitely no wrong way. We recommend either taking a WHIMIT or Hop on Hop off bus pass such as Greyhound or renting a campervan with some mates and hitting the open road. If you feel like getting pretty adventurous and want to get amongst the true Australian terrain, a 4WD may be better suited for you. Enquire now and we can help you find the most suitable transport option.

What if something comes up and I can't make my tour?

We get it. Life is all about the unexpected, especially when you are travelling. If you are unable to make your pre-arranged tour you will need to reach out to our support email so we can give you a helping hand. In all cases we strongly recommend having a valid travel insurance policy which covers you for unexpected cancellations.

Can I add additional tours or make changes to this package?

Yes. All of our packages are customisable so if you would like to make any changes please contact our team.

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AquaQuest Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

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Experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef on this full day excursion with AquaQuest. Snorkelling or diving, get up close with amazing marine life.

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