Cairns Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruises

The Outer Great Barrier Reef is one of the two separate sections of the Great Barrier Reef. This ‘outer reef’ is a hotspot for diving, snorkelling and wildlife enthusiasts, thanks to its stunning water visibility and vibrant coral life. We have shortlisted the best selection of Outer Great Barrier Reef tours in Cairns, perfect for anyone looking to cruise and explore this slice of natural gem. Choose from half and full day cruises, packed with activities like snorkelling, glass-bottom tours and pontoon fun. 
 
The outer reef tours from Cairns are your ticket to the incredible underwater world that the Great Barrier Reef is renowned for. Swim alongside some of the most incredible fish species in the world, including a few large species found nowhere else! This underwater jungle is also home to giant clams, rays, sea snakes, dugongs, dolphins, and even the colossal whale sharks and whales!

Snorkelling is the major highlight of the Cairns outer reef cruises. Depending on the cruise, you’ll snorkel at various sites on the reef including Moore Reef, Mackay Reef and even the popular Green Island. Most tours include all your snorkelling gear and often throw in lunch and refreshments as well!

It's no secret that the Great Barrier Reef is Australia's greatest tourist treasure, so if you're looking for things to do in Cairns, cruising the outer reef should be high up on the list! Book your Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise today 

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 $235 $299

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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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.