Cairns Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruises

Cairns is all about the Great Barrier Reef! So, if you’re looking for things to do in Cairns, then you should know that the Great Barrier Reef is all about snorkelling, diving and island discovery tours. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed region is truly a wonder, with exclusive reef locations that boasts an impressive variety of coral formations, and an array of marine life.

Join one of the many extraordinary tours to see how these beautiful coral gardens thrive in the mighty ocean. With numerous operators competing for visibility, you should choose the Outer Great Barrier Reef cruises in Cairns with inclusions that suit you best. Go snorkelling or scuba diving from Cairns at some incredible sites here. 
 
Discover a whole new underwater world, diving and snorkelling amidst the coral reefs, floating on a moore reef pontoon, exploring on a glass-bottom boat or a semi-submersible, experiencing exciting encounters with marine life and more. Cruising to the Outer Barrier will definitely give you some vivid memories to take home !

The Great Barrier Reef, especially the outer region, definitely tops the list of Cairns attractions. Whether you’re short on time or you have all the time in the world, Cairns Great Barrier Reef cruises have something for everyone! So, come prepared for a reef adventure of a lifetime!

8Hr Sunlover Fitzroy Island Tour

Spend the day at Fitzroy Island with rainforest-clad mountains & rocky headlands. Snorkel straight off Nudey Beach - voted the best in Australia.

Duration 8hr

From $129

4hr Afternoon Big Cat Green Island & Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Reef Rocket cruise to Green Island. Enjoy pristine white beaches & guided a rainforest boardwalk. Free glass-bottom boat tour to discover coral gardens.

Duration 4hr

From $110

4Hr Morning Big Cat Green Island Cruise & Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Reef Rocket cruise to Green Island. Enjoy pristine white beaches & guided a rainforest boardwalk. Free glass-bottom boat tour to discover coral gardens.

Duration 4hr

From $110

8Hr Reef Magic Outer Barrier Reef Cruise

Cruise to an exclusive activity pontoon on Moore Reef! Enjoy snorkelling, semi-submersible, glass-bottom boat tours, lunch, beverages and more.

Duration 8hr

From $299

8.5Hr Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Cruise

Only cruise in Cairns where you can listen to indigenous dreamtime stories, enjoy dances, use clap sticks & fire poles and snorkel at 2 reef sites.

Duration 8hr

From $279

8Hr Sunlover Moore Reef Cruise

Explore the world-heritage Great Barrier Reef with friends or family on a fun floating pontoon. Snorkelling, water slides, touch-tank demos & more.

Duration 9hr

From $265

Ocean Safari Morning Great Barrier Reef Adventure

See two World Heritage areas alongside each other - the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest! Explore the Mackay Reef with a small group.

Duration 4hr

From $174 $184

Ocean Safari Afternoon Great Barrier Reef Adventure

See two World Heritage areas alongside each other - the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest! Explore the Mackay Reef with a small group.

Duration 4hr

From $184

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Reef-sponsible Adventures At The Great Barrier Reef

Absolutely, no doubt about it, the Great Barrier Reef is ethereal! This natural wonder is the ultimate crib for so many different marine species. Some of them are veritable reef celebrities – you can’t find them anywhere else on the map.