Explore the outer Great Barrier Reef onboard award-winning superyacht, Evolution, with local reef tour operator Down Under Cruise and Dive. Experience the adventure of snorkelling, scuba diving, scenic helicopter flights, marine biology tours, semi-submarine tours and more.
Our Cairns Great Barrier Reef Tour has again been awarded Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards and was reviewed and voted in 2020 as Tripadvisor's #5 Best Day Cruise in the World and #4 Travel Experience in Australia.
Check-in: 7.15am - 7.45am at the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
Evolution Departs: 8.00am
Evolution Returns: 4.30pm
$240 Adults | $140 Child | $640 Family 2 Adults, 2 Children (additional child $50)
Cruise onboard Cairns' fastest, most luxurious super-yacht, Evolution, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for an affordable and comfortable reef tour from Cairns.
The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns for the outer reef, with 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day. Experience the adventure of snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef. Dial-up the adventure and add a scuba dive for only $80.
Keen to see the reef, but want to stay dry? Add a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight over the reef or join one of our Semi-Submersible Tours (additional costs apply), the perfect reef activities for non-swimmers.
Join us for a personalised day on the Great Barrier Reef with our friendly and professional crew. As a locally owned and operated company for over 30 years, Down Under Cruise and Dive provides an unforgettable Cairns reef tour with the perfect mix of professionalism, service and fun!
7:15am - 7:45am: Check-in, Reef Fleet Terminal
8.00am: Evolution departs Cairns
9.45am: Arrive at reef location 1
11:30am: Enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch onboard
1:00pm: Evolution arrives at reef location 2
3:00pm: Evolution departs for Cairns
4:30pm: Evolution arrives back in Cairns
Your Great Barrier Reef day tour begins by boarding the award-winning superyacht Evolution and being met by our professional and expert dive crew who will make sure you are comfortable and ready for an adventure-filled day.
Relax onboard your 35-metre luxury superyacht for the day, as you cruise from Cairns to two exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef sites. Guests enjoy a total of five hours on the outer reef visiting two stunning and diverse reefs such as Norman, Saxon and Hastings. These locations are chosen for their exceptional coral density and prolific marine life.
Upon arrival at your first reef location, either Saxon or Norman Reef, it’s time to snorkel and dive (scuba dive additional cost). Hop in the water with your provided equipment and check out the underwater world full of multicoloured fish, coral, and other marine life. Instruction is provided for beginners, and your knowledgeable dive crew are on hand to encourage and help you if need.
During your time on the reef, you will enjoy a BBQ Lunch prepared on board with fresh fish, steak, a variety of salads, and prawns. We also cater for special dietary requirements.
At the second reef location, North Hastings Reef, you can snorkel or dive again. If you prefer to stay dry, you can still check out the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef from above with a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight or from below on our Semi-Submersible Tour (additional costs apply).
On the return cruise back to Cairns, sit back and relax with a glass of wine and afternoon tea to celebrate the end of your day tour on the Great Barrier Reef.
Helicopter: 130kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides and is a weather-permitting activity.
Diving: All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card. Minimum age for Introductory divers and dive courses: 12+ years and Certified divers: 10+ years. Please read the important diving safety information prior to booking.
Semi-Submarine: is a weather-permitting activity.