Great Barrier Reef Day Trip with Passions of Paradise - Happy Travels
Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 1 day
Location: Cairns Holiday Packages
Price: From $169.00
Adults: Children: Select Departure Date:
Looking for a day trip to The Great Barrier Reef? This one day trip with Passions Of Paradise takes in some of the best snorkelling and dive spots the reef has to offer!

Tour Description

A day trip to The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australias must do activities and it’s the perfect way to kick off or end your trip on the East Coast.

This day trip with Passions of Paradise takes in all glory of the Great Barrier Reef – cruising aboard this modern and well equipped catamaran. Throughout your time with them you’ll be well taken care of and well fed too – including morning tea, a diverse tropical buffet lunch and even afternoon cheese platters!

But of course the main focus of the day is the reef itself and the crew aboard Passions Of Paradise will help you make the most of the reefs best underwater stops. You’ll have access to high quality snorkel equipment and if you’ve never snorkelled before or aren’t so comfortable in the water you’ll be well looked after – including floatation devices and expert snorkel tuition.

They’ll guide you around on their snorkel tour so you’re in safe hands!

And if you want even more adventure and to really get amongst the marine life you can get involved in the FREE 10 min scuba introduction and then you’ll have the option to upgrade your trip to a full introductory dive.

Take in all the natural beauty of the reef at their two unique locations, chosen out of  27 great sites, to suit the conditions and learn heaps about the underwater world from their onboard marine naturalist.

You’ll cruise back to Cairns at the end of the day, maybe indulging in a cold beer from the bar, with some great memories…hopefully you’ll even find Nemo too!

Visit one of the most famous natural wonders of the world
Heaps of colourful marine life
Explore the underwater world with snorkel or scuba dive options
Snorkelling
Scuba Diving (optional upgrade)
Swimming
Sunbathing
$169 Per Person + $20 Levy to pay on the day
What's Included:
A stylish, fast & modern air conditined catamaran taking you to the best reefs
A diverse 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 snorkeling tours
An on board 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 Boat
LOA: 25 metres (26.7m with duckboards) Beam: 10.4 metres Build material: Fiberglass composite hulls and superstructure Draught: 1.6 metres Weight: 32.5 tonnes (light) Mast height: 26.8 metres Main sail area: 150 sq. metres Jib: 70 sq. metres Spinnaker: 275 sq metres Sails: Lee Sails inSydney Deck Hardware: Harken Electronics: Furuno and Navman Main engines: Cummins 210 hp x 2 Auxillary: Cummins 31 Kva Cruising speed: 12.5 knots Max speed: 14 knots Sailing speed: 12 to 16 knots

What to Bring:
-$20 Levy to pay on the day
-Bring, hat, sunscreen, bathing gear, sunglasses, towel, etc. as you would for travelling to the beach. We have credit card facilities on the boat.
-Experience the Great Barrier Reef aboard Passions of Paradise, an Australia Tourism Award Winning vessel. (Adventure Tourism)
-Sailing daily, let our friendly, dedicated staff introduce you to another world teeming with exotic fish life, coral gardens, and spectacular views. Visit Michaelmas Cay, and our exclusive Paradise Reef location, away from the crowds.
-Every afternoon, our bar opens, and guests relax in comfort as we raise the sails and cruise back to Cairns.

-A dedicated snorkeling instructor and FREE tuition for those who want to learn to snorkel
-A tropical buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes including prawns and fresh tropical fruit. Our lunch is fresh, chef prepared on the boat, and tasty.
-Highest quality masks, snorkels, fins and scuba diving equipment.
-Two unique destinations: Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef (weather permitting)
-Exclusive mooring at Paradise Reef (no crowds)
-Free floatation vests to aid non swimmers
-Free guided snorkel tour
-Morning tea which includes fresh brewed coffee and muffins
-Cheese platter for afternoon tea
-An on-board marine naturalist presentation on coral and bird life
-10 minute FREE SCUBA diving demonstration
-High caliber sailing. Passions of Paradise will always find time to turn their engines off and do some genuine sailing on the way home to Cairns.
-Staff trained to Advanced ECO Certification Standard



Departs: The Reef Fleet Terminal Daily
Check in is at our counter at the Reef Fleet Terminal, Marlin Marina at around 7:30 am for 8 am departure.



Extra Costs: $20 Reef Levy To Pay On Board

Check in is at our counter at the Reef Fleet Terminal, Marlin Marina at around 7:30 am for 8 am departure. All return bus transfers come at additional costs and need to be booked directly through the Passions of Paradise office and quoting your confirmation number. Transfer Costs: City $15pp, Nth Beaches $22pp.
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