Full Day Reef Cruise with Down Under Cruise and Dive



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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 when you cruise from Cairns onboard the fastest, award-winning luxury vessel “EVOLUTION” for the best value tour to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for an adventure-filled day.

Snorkel, enjoy multiple Introductory or Certified scuba dives or join a Semi-Submarine Tour exploring two of the best reef sites. With five hours reef time, this tour offers you more time to explore 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

Transfers: Additional cost of $17.00 for the Cairns City area or $24.00 for the Northern Beaches

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Your day on the Great Barrier Reef:

Join Cairns Best Reef Tour, and travel on EVOLUTION to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling with all gear and briefings included.

Visit two exclusive reef sites, with plenty of time to enjoy relaxing and sun bathing on three deck levels.

Dial up the adventure and choose from a variety of optional activities such as Introductory diving or Certified diving.

From Hastings Reef, you can take a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight from our exclusive helicopter pontoon or join our Semi-Submarine coral viewing tour before cruising back to Cairns.

​For First Time Divers; after an in-depth briefing from our expert dive staff, we gear you up and jump in the water for the thrill of a lifetime as we guide you through this amazing wonderland.

For Certified Divers; either buddy up with a friend or upgrade to include a PADI dive guide as we plunge into the abundance of marine life and explore the amazing ecology of the reef.

​In the afternoon there's a choice of a ride on our Semi-Submersible coral viewing tour (weather dependent), more snorkelling or diving, or just laze around on our massive sun-decks on three levels.

Finally cruise back to Cairns while joining our on-board entertainer for some live music together with a free glass of wine, cheese, and biscuits on the lower deck.

Important diving information:

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.

What's included?

  • 2 stunning & unique outer reef locations 
  • 5 hours reef time, the FASTEST trip to the reef with less travel time!
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
  • Chef-prepared hot BBQ lunch including hot meats, fish, prawns & variety of fresh salads. (vegetarian options available)
  • Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • Free glass of wine, cheese and fruit platter on return journey
  • Live musical entertainment on return journey
  • Experienced, professional dive instructors
  • 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

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Want to get more out of your day- see the Great Barrier Reef on a whole new level!

Discover a new world and sign up for an Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive on board Cairns fastest and most luxurious vessel 'Evolution' on the outer Great Barrier Reef. 



Welcome to Tropical North Queensland where the Rainforest meets the Reef – and you have two stunning World Heritage areas to explore. With Down Under Cruise and Dive and The Adventure Company, you can discover both the reef and rainforest with a local company now celebrating its 20th year of operation. Enjoy an exciting day on the Great Barrier Reef with Down Under Cruise & Dive aboard EVOLUTION, then explore the wonders of Cape Tribulation and the famous Daintree National Park with a Full Day Starter PAK Tour. Upgrade to a Deluxe PAK to include a Beautiful lunch on Cape Tribulation Beach and/or Admission to the award-winning Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas 



Enjoy an exciting day on the Great Barrier Reef with Down Under Cruise & Dive, then explore Cape Tribulation and the tropical rainforest followed by a stunning ride on Skyrail and back on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

  • 1 x Full Day Reef Cruise
  • 1 x Cape Tribulation Day Trip- Starter Pak
  • 1 x Ticket on Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway