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The Great Barrier Reef | The best picks in Cairns

Island Day Trips

Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise

Ocean Spirit Cruises

From $208.50 AUD

Green Island Sail

Ocean Free

From $205.00 AUD

Full Day 9am Departure

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

From $94.00 AUD

Fitzroy Activity Pass 1 - Glass Bottom Boat

Raging Thunder

From $108.00 AUD

Reef Cruise

Frankland Islands Cruise

From $176.00 AUD

Wavedancer - Low Isles

Quicksilver Connections

From $200.50 AUD

Green Island Full Day Adventure - 1030 Cairns Departure & 1630 Green Island Departure

Great Adventures

From $93.00 AUD

Green Island Half Day + Island upgrade - 0830 Cairns Departure & 1200 Green Island Departure

Great Adventures

From $118.00 AUD

Green Island Half Day Islander - 1300 Cairns Departure & 1630 Green Island Departure

Great Adventures

From $93.00 AUD

Fitzroy Island

Sunlover Reef Cruises

From $79.00 AUD

Snorkelling Reef Trips

Green Island Sail

Ocean Free

From $205.00 AUD

Full Day 11am Departure

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises

From $94.00 AUD

Green Island Half Day Islander - 0830 Cairns Departure & 1200 Green Island Departure

Great Adventures

From $93.00 AUD

Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise

Ocean Spirit Cruises

From $208.50 AUD

Reef Cruise

Reef Experience

From $195.00 AUD

Upolu Cay Reef Cruise

Ocean Freedom

From $205.00 AUD

Scuba Diving Day Trips

T6 Dive Reef Trip

Tusa Dive

From $210.00 AUD

Outer Reef Cruise

Silverswift

From $222.50 AUD

Reef Day Cruise - Evolution

Down Under Cruise and Dive

From $175.00 AUD

Outer Reef Cruise

Silversonic

From $245.50 AUD

Upolu Cay Reef Cruise

Ocean Freedom

From $205.00 AUD

Pontoon Reef Trips

Outer Barrier Reef

Quicksilver Connections

From $252.50 AUD

Moore Reef Full Day Tour

Sunlover Reef Cruises

From $212.00 AUD

Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Great Adventures

From $258.50 AUD

Marine World Cruise

Reef Magic Cruises

From $215.00 AUD

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Great Adventures

From $238.50 AUD

Quicksilver Agincourt Reef Package

GBR Helicopters Cairns

From $580.00 AUD

Sailing Day Trips

Green Island Sail

Ocean Free

From $205.00 AUD

Snorkelling

Passions of Paradise

From $174.00 AUD

Wavedancer - Low Isles

Quicksilver Connections

From $200.50 AUD

Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise

Ocean Spirit Cruises

From $208.50 AUD

Introductory Scuba Dive

Passions of Paradise

From $244.00 AUD

Sailaway IV ~ Low Isles Full Day

Sailaway

From $261.50 AUD

About the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is the world’s largest living coral reef spanning some 2500 kilometres and running parallel to the Queensland Coastline. The Great Barrier Reef is the crown jewel for residents and visitors to Cairns, Australia and is home to an amazing diversity of marine life.

Boasting more Great Barrier Reef Tours than any city in the world, Cairns offers all visitor’s world class experiences from adventurous scuba diving to first time snorkelling options.

Some of the most popular tours and day trips include sailing trips to idyllic sandy cays which are surrounded by azure waters and easily accessible coral reef.

Other tours include a stop off at the world famous Green Island and then take you to a floating pontoon in the middle of the coral reef. Here, you can dive in and snorkel amongst coral gardens teeming with beautiful tropical fish, including Nemo (the world famous clown fish).

If you are short on time and only have a half day to visit, try one of our many island tours which are available with multiple departures from Cairns daily.

Island Getaways

To the South of Cairns is an untouched group of tropical islands called the Frankland Island Group. Tours depart Cairns daily and take you on a rainforest river cruise, where you can spot the fearsome salt water crocodile, before crossing the channel and cruising to your island paradise – Normanby Island.

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia is without question one of the best places in the world for scuba diving enthusiasts to experience the wonders of the deep. There are many companies that will take you on a scuba diving day trip, the hardest part is choosing the right tour to match your experience and interests. Liveaboard scuba diving tours are also available from Cairns, Australia and take you to the magnificent coral sea which surrounds Lizard Island and extended reef trips also take you as far as the world-famous Cod Hole.