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AquaQuest Premium Snorkel Day Trip- Great Barrier Reef Day Trip - Departing Cairns


Experience the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with the team aboard AquaQuest! Spend the day aboard one of the most modern boats in the Cairns fleet and spend the day in comfort.


  • Experience the beautiful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Get up close views of a myriad of tropical fish
  • State of the art equipment and training provided
  • Fantastic day out for the whole family!

Our full day snorkel trip will take you out to the Great Barrier Reef for an unforgettable day of snorkelling.

We provide all the gear you need as well as instructions and guided tours so you will feel safe and confident in the water.

Marvel at the colourful tropical fish, turtles and other incredible sea life as we explore two different snorkelling sites on the outer reef.

Between snorkel sites, you will come aboard and enjoy a freshly packed picnic lunch and refreshments before spending the afternoon back in the water.

Extras available for purchase on the day:

-Digital camera hire

-Professional photos for purchase

-Soft drinks, alcohol and snacks

-Quality souvenirs

-Introductory dive

Diving prices (paid onboard if you wish to dive):

1 x Intro dive: $70, 2nd Intro $50

2 x Certified dive $70

*subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed


  • 8am: Check in at Finger B, Cairns Marlin Marina
  • 8.30 am: Depart Cairns
  • 10.00 am: Arrive at first snorkelling site
  • 12.45 am: Move to second snorkelling site and enjoy lunch
  • 1.30 pm: Continue snorkelling
  • 3 pm: Depart reef site
  • 4.30 pm: Arrive Cairns
Adult $220.00
Child $150.00 (Aged 4 - 14)

What's included

  • Two snorkel locations
  • Five hours at the outer reef
  • Snorkelling equipment, wetsuit/lycra suit, prescription masks
  • Freshly packed picnic lunch, water, tea and coffee
  • Hot fresh water showers
  • In depth briefing and equipment tuition
  • FREE guided snorkelling tour


  • 8 hours 30 minutes


  • B Finger, Marlin Parade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia


  • Minimum age: 4

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Includes all equipment and tuition.

    Trips are subject to minimum booking numbers being met.

Available Bookings from 09 Aug to 15 Aug 2022

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  • Adult$175.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$120.00

  • Adult$175.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$122.00

  • Adult$175.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$120.00

  • Adult$175.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$120.00

  • Adult$198.00
  • Child$135.00

  • Adult$198.00
  • Child$135.00

  • Adult$198.00
  • Child$135.00

  • Adult$198.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$135.00

  • Adult$198.00
  • Child$135.00

  • Adult$220.00
  • Child$150.00

  • Adult$220.00
  • Child$150.00

  • Adult$220.00
  • Child$150.00

  • Adult$220.00
  • Child$150.00

  • Adult$220.00
  • Child$150.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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alexg23 from Australia wrote on 15 April 2021

excellent day at the sea

The experience was amazing! Highly recommend for anyone love snorkeling !Well done crew ! Best regards from Gleeson family

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jordaynam from Australia wrote on 27 August 2020

Wonderful snorkel adventure with experienced team

Very smooth day out on the water! Crew knew exactly what they were doing and very personable. We did snorkeling only and we saw everything we could have wanted to see. One of the perks of the experience was that they had a LOVELY professional underwater photographer who captured some amazing images of us. Very unique and will be special memories that we will treasure. Thanks again :)

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Christine from Australia wrote on 06 September 2019

A must do trip

The best reef trip I have ever done I've been going to port douglas for the past 10 years and have been on many trips to the reef But I must say this was my best trip. Staff were excellent captain David was outstanding Boat was lovely ? very enjoyable day

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Kosta Sarandis from Australia wrote on 08 November 2021

Fantastic Experience

The wife & I had a great day! Nice trip out to the reef, food and drinks provided. Thank you for to James & Alex who pulled us along whilst snorkelling at both sites, both very knowledgeable and we are both glad we came along. A bit nervous for both of us to begin with as we hadn’t snorkelled in well over 10 years but very happy we did it, they are memories that will last a lifetime. The only downfall was that I didn’t hire an underwater camera but that’s on me. Next time we come back to cairns we will do the trip again, cheers Aqua Quest!

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null from Australia wrote on 25 July 2021

Great crew & lots of exciting things to see!

We went out to the reef on a choppy day, so experienced one of the wildest boat rides we'd ever had. No fault to the crew, many passengers were sea sick on this day. We had a really good time exploring what we could considering the weather. There is lots to see on the reef but be prepared for choppy waters when travelling out to the reef. The boat is very large, they keep the cabin cool I imagine to prevent more people falling ill, so if you get cold take extra jumpers or jackets and dry clothing. You can opt in for diving if non asthmatic. The crew are very detailed in explaining everything and right there in the water with you if you have any troubles. State if you do not eat ham the day before as majority of lunches had ham sandwiches. Take an underwater camera with you and enjoy the experience

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