Great Barrier Reef Tours
Cairns Great Barrier Reef Tours attract more than 2 million visitors per year from all of over the world to excitedly witness the diversity of marine life and explore the marvels of natures aquatic wonderland. When deciding on which great barrier reef tour to choose from you are given the opportunity to choose if you want to visit an island resort, a remote island, a pontoon permanently located out on the reef or do a boat trip that will visit a couple reefs in 1 day. Most of the reef trips are all-inclusive of lunch & snorkelling equipment but remember to bring yourself some sunscreen and a hat because the sun up here in Cairns is real hot.
The world's largest coral system is actually composed of over 3000 individual reefs that stretch over 26,000 km and boasts over 900 islands. Not only for diving but for boating, deep sea fishing, and surfing the most difficult part of going out to the reef is deciding which part you want to visit and choosing which activities to partake in, of course there is no better diving in the world. For the divers there is some 1500 species of fish and more than 400 species of coral many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. This naturally inspiring place is also home to hundreds of species of birds
There are literally hundreds of operators that take keen snorkellers, divers, fisherman and tourists out to the great barrier reef everyday, all of which are devoted to making sure the visitors have the best possible time so no matter what option you choose you will not regret it.
Must-do Cairns Tours
Mossman Gorge Centre
Dreamtime Gorge Walk - 1100 Departure
A "must do" for every visitor to Mossman Gorge are the Indigenous guided Dreamtime Walks, conducted by the traditional owners of the Gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people. Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul) meaning stories and legends...
Cairns Harbour Cruises
Harbour Cruise - PM
Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen, except by fishermen. Only accessible by boat, M.V. Crocodile Explorer is a comfortable, air-conditioned vessel taking small numbers of visitors...
Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises
Full Day 9am Departure
The Big Cat is an air-conditioned 30 metre catamaran travelling to Green Island, 15 nautical miles (27 kilometres) from Cairns. Departing at 9:00am daily from the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns. Passengers spend five...