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Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Trip departing Cairns - MV Sunkist (excludes $20 levy)

Join the team from Cairns Dive Centre aboard MV Sunkist for an epic day on the Great Barrier Reef! See the reef at its’ most pristine – we take you to the outer reef where you will see impressive coral formations and marine life at its best

Your day start with check in at and we head to the outer Great Barrier Reef via the beautiful Fitzroy Island for a brief stop and on to the outer Great Barrier Reef

With 19 sites to choose from, we will head to the likes of Sudbury Cay, Sudbury Reef, Elford Reef, Channel Reef, Moore Reef, Thetford Reef or Milne Reef; finding the best 2 reef site for the conditions for us to meet and spend the day

MV Sunkist is a mono hull 18 meter dive boat, and while perfect for the budget conscious traveller, you will receive fantastic service from a dedicated, professional crew - selected for their extensive local knowledge and there absolute love of Cairns and its natural environment. Wetsuits and safety vests are available for the first time snorkeler or anyone feeling uneasy in the water

  • Arrive at outer reef at 9:45am, first snorkel at approx. 10am
  • Lunch includes a cold buffet selection of meats, salads and tropical fruits provided
  • Second snorkel opportunity after lunch
  • All of the latest snorkel gear supplied
  • Scuba Diving available – both Introductory and Certified diving can be pre booked below by selecting trip plus dive options.- You can also request a second introductory or certified dive onboard for an additional AUD$40, payable on board on the day (availability dependent).

Check-In Cairns 7.30am check in / 8:00am departure

Returns in Cairns: Between 4 and 5pm

Meeting point: Please be down Sunkist, located at the Marlin Marina - Gate E, at the end of the jetty, by 7:30 am for a 8:00 am departure.

Transport: You will need to make your own way to the meeting point, transport is not provided.

What to bring: Towel, hat and sunscreen

Minimum age: 12 years

Snorkel Price: $120 per person + $20 pay on board levy

Trip plus Scuba Dive Price: $170 per person + $20 pay on board levy

$20 reef levy & admin fee payable direct to the operator on the day and not included in the pricing below

 

***IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE:***

If you are doing a snorkel or dive on one of our Day trip boats, you will be asked to fill out and sign a Medical form as your proceed through the checkout.

Please review this form and if you answer "YES" to any questions on the Medical form, you will be required to obtain a Queensland recreational dive medical clearance. This must be arranged prior to day of departure.

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Hiromi from Australia wrote on 25 March 2020

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Great value & experiences

enjoyed snorkeling and lunch😊

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Rhionna Richardson from New Zealand wrote on 15 December 2019

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MUST-DO Unforgettable Incredible Experience!!

Perfect affordable day out on the reef!! The reef sites they took us to were phenomenal! The crew were a great group of guys who knew their stuff and made it a fun entertaining day!! Great buffet lunch with lots of food as well as cold fruit in the afternoon! Saw so many species of fish including clownfish aka Nemo!! Perfect size with only 20 people on our boat and far away from any other boats on the reef! We even spotted two turtles on our way back around Fitzroy Island so keep an eye out!! Overall an amazing day and unforgettable experience!!

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Thankyou for your 5 Star Review. It sounds like you had an amazing day :)

June from Australia wrote on 08 October 2019

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Amazing experience!

I want to give 10 stars!! My partner and I had a wonderful day with Sunkist team. Staff crews are very welcome and helpful. They are very frindly, energetic and passionate about their job. I told them I can't swim! but I really want to do both introductory drive and snorkeling. They work professionally and manage to get me to dive and snorkel safely by taking me to drive individually with the instructor and provided me a snorkeling tour without charge. The instructor took special care of me and he is very patient, always check that I feel comfortable and happy with every single steps. Nice lunch on boat with amazing view. We are very impressed and feel so special!! Thanks so much for this wonderful life time experience.

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Antonia Heyl from Germany wrote on 13 September 2019

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High Waves - Amazing Crew

A very enriching day! Great food on the boat, freindly and caring Crew, nice Views, amazing reef spots. Just be aware- and this has nothing to do with the crew- that the ocean and waves are not able to be controlled by human beings. As a lot of us are not used to being in a boat, I for my part was scared as hell because the waves made the boat was swaying alot. 20/30 People got seesick and the crew was very lovely taking care of the people and gathering there "vomit" in paperbags provided. When they saw I was scared they came over and talked to me very long. Be aware when you do this kind of trip that boats are made for surviving on the ocean and that the crew would never leave onto the ocean if they would not think its safe. They have a lot of experiences. Still always feel free to express anxiety and ask the staff questions if you feel uncomfortable. This realy helped me! All in all I can realy reccommend this trip!

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Thankyou for your 5 Star Review

Billy O connor from Ireland wrote on 08 March 2020

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Everything was very professional but friendly

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