Gold Class Experience

Minimum 2 people


$250 per extra person

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Dial up luxury with Cairns Best Reef Day Tour experience. With just one look at Evolution, you’ll understand what it means to travel to the Great Barrier Reef in style. Now take that experience up to the next level of service, comfort and luxury with our new and exclusive GOLD CLASS package.

Perfect for families, friends, corporate groups, VIP clients, incentive groups and honeymooners who want a memory to last a lifetime!

Our Gold Class Package is the most luxurious way to experience the Great Barrier Reef!

Departs: 7 days per week. For the most up to date availability, click the Book Now button.
Check-in: 7.15am - 7.45am
Check-in location: Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
Evolution departs: 8.00am sharp
Evolution returns: 4.30pm approximately

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As our VIP's for the day, you'll be treated to 5-Star Service and Luxury

Your Gold Class experience starts with a personalised transfer from your city accommodation to the Reef Fleet Terminal, ready to meet your private concierge who will be with you for the day tour.

Located on the second floor of our award-winning super-yacht EVOLUTION, luxury awaits as you are invited into your private GOLD CLASS lounge for a day to remember forever!

Enjoy a fully stocked mini-bar with a Nespresso coffee machine. While you sip your cup of coffee, your Marine Biologist will personally take you through the safety procedures and itinerary for the day tour. Your day tour includes a complimentary guided snorkelling tour and semi-submersible coral viewing tour (weather permitting) as well as a hot buffet BBQ lunch served inside your lounge.

On your return journey, you'll be treated to a cheese and fruit platter & a glass of wine, as you reminisce on the experience. We cannot wait for you to experience the best Great Barrier Reef experience in Cairns onboard award-winning EVOLUTION.


  • 1 - 2 Guests:  $799 minimum charge ($399.50pp)
  • 3 - 8 Guests:  Adult + $250pp | Child + $150pp
  • Child age 4 - 16 years. Infants 0 - 3 Free.

Optional extras:

  • Add up to 3 introductory or certified scuba dives at a discounted rate:
    • 1st:   Intro Dive $50pp / Cert Dive $50pp
    • 2nd:  Intro Dive $35pp  /  Cert Dive $30pp
    • 3rd:   Intro Dive $25pp  / Cert Dive $20pp

  • Scenic Helicopter Flight over the reef - discounted pre-booked rate of $179pp

  • Fly/Cruise or Cruise/Fly Option Flights - discounted pre-booked rate $329pp (max of 2 people). Additional passengers POA.

  • Coach transfers for Northern Beaches 1 - 3 guests: $25 pp.

Great Barrier Reef Proposals:

Our private luxury Gold Class lounge onboard Evolution creates the perfect setting for a romantic special occasion on the Great Barrier Reef providing guests with unparalleled service.

You will have exclusive private use of a saloon lounge room on the second floor with a dedicated concierge for the day. A Cairns private charter experience at a fraction of the cost!

Celebrate Valentines Day or even pop the question in our luxury Gold Class Lounge, filled with rose petals, a bottle of champagne and stocked mini-bar for the total wow factor! Get in touch with our team to plan your special Cairns proposal on the Great Barrier Reef.

Gold Class Reviews:

"I booked this with my wife for our honeymoon and I would highly recommend it. We booked the gold class lounge which was extra but included personal service and additional comforts. It was a great experience! Everyone was friendly and it was the highlight of the honeymoon. We did two introductory scuba tours and again, I cannot say enough one of the highlights of my life and was well run from the second we got on the boat to when we got off."
- Lyonsaj via TripAdvisor 2020


What's included?

  • Private return transfer service from your Cairns city accommodation (or Northern Beaches with any booking of 4 guests or more)
  • Dedicated concierge service with personal snorkelling guide
  • Exclusive access for up to 8 guests to the GOLD CLASS luxury lounge located on the second level
  • Mini-bar with complimentary light snacks (chips etc.)
  • Wine fridge with 1 drink per person
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Large TV screen with saloon sound quality audio
  • Complimentary semi-submersible coral viewing tour (weather permitting - currently not operating due to COVID restrictions)
  • 2 stunning outer reef sites with 5 Hours Reef Time
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices provided with Free Lycra/sunsuits, wetsuits & prescription mask hire
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch including fresh fish, prawns, steak, vegetarian option and a variety of fresh salads. (special dietary catered for - contact reservations prior to travel)
  • private Gold Class Lounge
  • Glass of wine and a snack on the return journey

What to bring

  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Towels
  • Change of clothes
  • Travel Voucher
  • Cash or Credit Card for any purchases onboard (photography, souvenirs etc.)


Important information:

Helicopter: 130kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides.

Diving: All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Download it here: Divers waiver.pdf Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving. Divers over 65 years old and anyone who answers YES to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire will require a recreational dive medical prior to diving. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. For advice please contact our office directly.

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