Day Trip Snorkelling in Cairns City, Queensland on ReefQuest Yacht!
Explore the outer Great Barrier Reef on this full-day tour in Cairns City, Queensland. Book a Day Trip Snorkeling Tour on a ReefQuest Yacht for as low as $200 AUD for 1 hour. Rates: Day Trip Snorkeling • Adult: $200 AUD • Child (4-14): $150 AUD Family (2 Adults 2 Children): $638 AUD Certified Scuba • Day Trip + 2 dives: $270 AUD per diver • Day Trip + 3 dives $290 AUD per diver First-time Scuba • Day Trip + 1 dive: $270 AUD per diver • Day Trip + 2 dives: $320 AUD per diver • Day Trip + 3 dives $350 AUD per diver Inclusions • Air fills • SCUBA / Snorkel equipment • Wetsuit / Stinger suit • Guided snorkel tours • Tropical buffet lunch • Fresh chilled water • Tea & coffee • 2 of 17 reef locations daily • Prescription masks What You Can Expect: ReefQuest Snorkel Day Trips to The Great Barrier Reef The reef being just a few meters away from the waters surface, you will be able to explore all these wonders just by floating at the surface. Relax, breathe in your snorkel and be ready to discover a multitude of fishes, corals and other wildlife populating the reef. Our 'new for 2016' luxury vessel ReefQuest offers fantastic value for money with unlimited snorkeling on two different reef locations. Snorkeling is the easiest way to discover the Great Barrier Reef, it is as simple as breathing. If you have never snorkelled before, don't worry, a briefing is held on board, explaining how to put and use the snorkelling gear. All of the snorkelling equipment you will require is supplied as part of your trip, including a wetsuit or stinger suit. Prescription masks are also available upon request. Cairns' Outer Reefs - Everyday We have 17 exclusive moorings on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at Norman, Saxon and Hastings reefs. We use a wide variety of these to ensure a minimal environmental impact to the pristine coral formations we visit. Our dive sites are frequented by myriads of tropical and Palegic Fish, Rays, Turtles, (friendly) Sharks and the ever popular diver friendly Maori Wrasse. There are swim throughs, wall and drift dives that will appeal to every level of diver experience. The dive sites are chosen on a daily basis by the vessel Captains for the best variety and visibility according to the weather conditions. Check In • Daily, 8:00am 'C' finger, Cairns Marina Return • Daily, approximately 4.30pm Certified SCUBA aboard ReefQuest Cairns' warm waters offer excellent conditions to enjoy your diving experience. With more than 1,000 different species of fish, you will be amazed by all the diversity the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. You will probably spot some 'Nemos', some parrot fishes, shy sharks, the friendly Maori Wrasse called Wally, some turtles and many more creatures. If you would like to make the most of your experience or if you haven't been diving for a certain time and don't feel really confident going with a buddy, ask one of our friendly crew members for a shared guided dive (at extra cost, $15 per person). It is the best way to see the reef as they know where to take you to see the best spots and wildlife. During your day trip, you will be able to dive in two different locations on the reef, chosen according to the weather conditions, the visibility. The reefs are all different to each others; you could be diving in a coral garden once and then diving between coral towers, or along reef walls. Be ready to be amazed at all time! One last important thing, make sure to bring your certification card and your logbook with you, as you will need to show them to our crew. Check In • Daily, 8:00am 'C' finger, Cairns Marina Return • Daily, approximately 4.30pm First-time SCUBA aboard ReefQuest Introductory diving requires no previous diving experience. If you are able to swim, you can usually dive. The only requirement is that you are 12 years old or more and you will be asked to fill out some paperwork, including a medical statement. Whilst you are on your way to the Great Barrier reef you will be given a briefing outlining what is involved (usually about 45 minutes). This briefing will outline the procedures that will make your experience a safe and unforgettable one (the diving skills, the communication under water, some explanation about the marine wildlife). The supervision by our highly qualified dive instructors is very close at all times, there will be a maximum of 4 divers with 1 instructor. You will go to a maximum depth of 12 m (40ft) and these dives generally last around 1/2 hour. During the dive you can expect to see the Great Barrier Reef in all its glory - You will discover excitement and adventure - freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the "weightless" exhilaration of breathing underwater. Extras Onboard • Snacks (choc, chips etc) • Alcoholic beverages • Introductory SCUBA • Photo purchases • Digital camera hire • Souvenirs What To Bring • Hat, towel, swimsuit • Sunscreen • Sunglasses • Certified Divers please bring • Cert-Card & Logbook • Reef tax If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 1 guest
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
We have been operating for over 40 years and hold both PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre status and PADI 5 Star Career Development status - one of the highest ratings awarded to any Dive Store as recognition of continued Diver training excellence.
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Frequently Asked Questions Do You Offer Dive / Accommodation Packages? To offer maximum flexibility, we aren't currently offering packages. I suffer from motion sickness, which trip is best for me? Generally we would recommend trips on 'Cats' (twin hulls) as these tend to be a little more stable Are there any age restrictions? To participate in Introductory Diving or Open Water Training the minimum age in QLD is 12 yrs. There is no age restriction for travelling with a Parent/Guardian but children must remain supervised at all times. To travel unaccompanied the minimum age is 18yrs. My partner is a non-diver - can they join me? Yes, on all trips we can offer options for both divers and non divers. What Are Box Jellyfish (Stingers)? Box Jellyfish are pale blue and transparent and bell or cubed shaped with four distinct sides, hence box jellyfish.Measuring up to 20 cm along each side of the cube or bell, the Box Jellyfish has up to as many as 15 tentacles on each corner which can be 3 metres in length with up to 5,000 nematocysts (stinging cells).The season for the Box Jellyfish starts with the onset of the wet across the top of northern Australia, usually around October and lasts until April. Further south along the northern Queensland or northern Western Australia coast the season is usually from November to March. They sometimes appear further south a few weeks beyond the close of the season.The arrival of the Box Jellyfish close to the beach prevents swimming in the Surf unless the beaches have the protective stinger nets installed or you wear a purpose designed swim costume. During the season we provide stinger suits to ensure our customer are protected What is the "Outer reef"? The outer reefs are the sections of reefs the furthest off the coast of Cairns these reefs tend to be less spoilt and more beautiful. Good climate conditions and clear water also brings out the best in the coral colours and marine life. All reefs are similar yet all very different, most reefs fall into three categories: 1. fringing reefs, which occur around the edges of the continental islands that were once a part of the mainland. 2. ribbon or outer, barrier reefs which grow on the edge of the continental shelf. 3. platform or patch reefs, which support a cay, or island formed by sedimentary debris swept onto the reef. One of the major reasons the reef holds such a fascination for scientists and tourist alike is its infinite variety. Some reefs are a little more than a few thousand metres in area while others could be spread over 120 square kilometres. Shapes vary from round, oblong, crescent and indescribable. Some of the very outer reefs are up to 25 kilometres long. At low tide some of the reefs expose themselves while others remain fully submerged. An aerial fly over is a must to appreciate the full extent of the reef.About 2800 species of fish are known to live in the reef region. Of the 500 or so species of reef building corals found throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans, about 350 are known to be on the Barrier Reef. It could be decades before scientists have a complete list of all the plants and animals found on any one reef. Many species are still to be identified and named. This clearly shows a staggering diversity of life. What will the weather be like? This is probably the question we are asked most!! As you can appreciate we will not try and predict the weather any more then a couple of days away. We do have a weather page where you will find the general weather conditions for the year, including temperatures and estimated rainfall. You can make your decision based on the same information we have. Please bear in mind if the airfares and accommodation are on 'special' and it seems like a really good deal - there is usually a reason. (Maybe the Wet Season!!) What is the best time of year to come to Australia? It depends which part of Australia you are visiting and what kind of weather you are after. In the Tropical North, summer is extremely hot and humid and can be very wet. Please look at the weather page to be better informed. Terms & Conditions In the event you cancel your booking with us, the following charges will apply. • Group cancellations will be subject to Group Terms and Conditions. • Any amendment made to a Travel Date will be deemed to be a cancellation, and will be subject to the charges set out in this document. • Should you fail to load in time for our scheduled departure for any reason, you will not receive a refund of your tour costs. The vessel departure will not be delayed due to your late arrival. This includes factors beyond your control including medical problems, airline delays, bad weather, etc. - “Competition and Consumer Act 2010. • No refund or compensation will be given for any unused equipment or prepaid/pre-booked courses or guides in the event you are unable to complete the entire tour. Trip Specific Cancellation fees: Cairns & Port Douglas Outer Reef Day Trips & Outer Reef Liveaboard Trips • More than 48 hours before course/trip commencement date: No Charge • Within 48 hours of course/trip commencement: Full course/trip fee