Full Day Reef Cruise



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With a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for 2019, Evolution has been reviewed and voted one of Cairns Best Reef Tour experiences by our guests. Adventure awaits in 2020! Cruise from Cairns onboard the fastest, award-winning luxury vessel “EVOLUTION” for the best value tours to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for an adventure-filled experience.

Snorkel, enjoy up to three introductory or certified scuba dives or join a semi-submarine tour exploring two of the best reef sites. With five hours reef time, the tours offers you more time to experience the world’s most famous National Park. A gourmet buffet lunch, together with live music and a free glass of wine with nibbles provide a level of service and comfort unmatched.

Where: Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal - 1 Spence Street, Cairns

When: Check-in from 7.15am - 8.00am daily at the Reef fleet Terminal.

Boat departs 8.15am sharp; Returns 4.30pm daily

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Award-winning EVOLUTION

Join Cairns Best Reef Tour, and travel onboard the fastest, most luxurious super-yacht, Evolution, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for your snorkelling experience.

Evolution departs daily from Cairns, offering a comfortable and affordable outer reef cruise. You'll experience 2 exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef sites and enjoy 5 hours reef time with unlimited snorkelling and up to 3 Introductory or Certified Dives!

Itinerary for 2020:

Departure: Cruise from Cairns at 8.15am sharp onboard super-yacht EVOLUTION.

Morning tea: Relax onboard our spacious air-conditioned modern lounges with a tea or coffee while you get to know our friendly crew who will go through safety briefings and get you all geared up for the day.

First Outer Reef Location: At Saxon or Norman Reef, enjoy unlimited snorkelling, sunbathing on the front or upper deck or dial up the adventure with a certified or introductory scuba dive (pre-book dive package for discount!)

Keen to learn about the amazing variety of corals, fish, turtles and marine life? Book a guided snorkelling tour with one of our experienced marine biologists (optional extra).

Lunch: Enjoy a hot BBQ buffet lunch with hot meats, fish, prawns & a variety of salads.

Second Outer Reef Location: At our exclusive site, Hastings Reef, you can continue snorkelling, scuba diving or dial up the adventure with our amazing optional activities:

Take a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight from our exclusive helicopter pontoon (must be pre-booked); or

Join one of our Semi-Submarine coral viewing tours, the perfect option for non-swimmers!

Return journey: Sit, back and relax with a free glass of wine, cheese and fruit platter and live music as you return back to Cairns around 4.30pm.


For information on how we are responding to COVID-19, please visit our FAQs page.


What's included?

  • Cruise onboard our super-yacht to two unique outer Great Barrier Reef locations 
  • 5 hours reef time with unlimited snorkelling
  • All snorkelling equipment & floatation devices and free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • Hot BBQ lunch including hot meats, fish, prawns & variety of fresh salads. (vegetarian options available)
  • Tea & coffee provided
  • Free glass of wine, cheese and fruit platter on return journey
  • Live musical entertainment on return journey
  • Experienced & professional dive instructors and friendly crew
  • Spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck to relax in comfort

What to bring

  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Travel voucher
  • Change of Clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card for bar and souvenir purchases

Transfers are available for an additional cost of $17 for the Cairns City area or $24 for the Northern Beaches. Please add this at check-out or when you call to book.

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