Semi Submersible Tour



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Tour the Great Barrier Reef in a Semi Submarine:

The semi-submersible coral viewing reef tour is the perfect non-swimming activity on the Great Barrier Reef. Learn all about the Great Barrier Reef with live commentary by the Marine Biologist and enjoy spectacular coral formations and spot marine life without getting in the water. The semi-submarine is a great family activity on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Prices: Adults $20  |  Child $10

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SubXplorer Semi-Submersible Tours:

Adults $20  |  Child $10

Semi-Subermisble Tours are back! Book online with your Reef Cruise during check-out or purchase onboard on the day. We recommend pre-booking during the busy season so that you do not miss out.

Please note that due to safety reasons, the Semi Submarine Tour is weather permitting.

Explore the reef without getting wet!

The friendly crew will help each guest board the semi-submarine directly from Evolution safely. Once on board, everyone has a window seat to view the underwater magic of the reef.

Seated below water level, you will see the spectacular underwater marine world of the Great Barrier Reef home to more than 1,500 species of fish, over 400 different types of coral, over 130 species of sharks and rays and six of the world's seven species of turtles and more!

The live commentary throughout the sub-marine tour will be led by the resident Marine Biologist (in English), helping you to understand the enormity of the world's largest living organism, the Great Barrier Reef.

The semi-submersible tour operates at the second reef site, Hastings Reef, and runs for approximately 20 minutes.

This additional reef activity is fantastic for all ages, particularly families with small children and non-swimmers!

What's included?

  • 20-Minute Semi-Subermisble Tour at the second reef location, Hastings Reef
  • Marine Biologist live commentary

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Water bottle

Important information:

Please note that due to safety reasons, the Semi Submarine Tour is weather permitting. Full refunds will be issued if the Semi-Submarine does not go ahead.

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We have selected our outer reef locations for their variety and bottom contours, so to provide the best experience for both beginners, experienced snorkelers and children of all ages.

Our staff keep a constant watch over the snorkelling sites making sure all passengers can enjoy the amazing wildlife in perfect safety. Our snorkel supervisors are all experienced Divemasters and provide in-depth briefings on safety procedures and site orientation, so you know where to find all the 'cool stuff'.

For the beginners, we offer one-on-one tuition on gear use and snorkelling techniques, a selection of buoyancy aids (foam noodles, life jackets and wetsuits) and snorkel instructors are available all day long to guide you through the natural maze of beautiful coral and fishes.



Full-Day Reef Cruise from Cairns - Snorkelling

Ride onboard EVOLUTION Cairns fastest and most luxurious vessel enjoying the best value Outer Great Barrier Reef tour. Snorkel at two outer reef sites over 5 hours reef time. Lunch and a complimentary glass of wine is included.

  • 1 x Full Day Reef Cruise
  • Snorkel at 2 unique outer reef locations
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
  • Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • Hot BBQ lunch
  • Tea & coffee provided
  • Glass of wine and a light snack on return

Optional add ons at check-out: up to 3 Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive and Helicopter Scenic Flight.



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