8.5Hr Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Cruise

Explore the world famous Great Barrier Reef with the best in the business. The Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel offers a unique cultural tour combining the world’s oldest living culture and the most exotic Australian marine life. With this Cairns day tour you get the exclusive opportunity to explore the enchanting underwater world of the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

You’ll cruise from Marlin Jetty in Cairns on a purpose-built, boutique vessel with three levels and spacious viewing decks. The cruise will operate with small crowds to ensure a private reef experience – more room, more comfort! 

The Dreamtime experience begins with an indigenous welcome and acknowledgement from the cultural guides. Step back in time as your guide brings to life the ancient, indigenous tales of the land, giving you a deeper understanding of this vast and diverse ecosystem. En route to your first reef site, there will also be a marine biologist presentation and a fish feeding and identification session.

Once you reach the first coral reef site, you’ll have basic know-how of diving and snorkelling. After a safety briefing, you can enter the water and explore the incredible underwater ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef. Your reef sites will vary depending on the day of cruise and may include Milln, Flynn, Hastings, Saxon, Norman or Thetford Reef. (Guided snorkel tours, snorkel safaris, and intro & certified diving are optional extras that can be chosen at the time of booking).

The cruise is led by indigenous guides who will share the dreamtime stories that have been passed down over tens of thousands of years. You’ll enjoy their traditional dances and the magic tunes of the didgeridoo. This is also the only cruise that gives you the opportunity to interact with the original clap sticks and fire poles!

The tour includes morning & afternoon tea, and a delicious buffet prepared by the famous Ochre Restaurant & Tropic Spirit Catering. After lunch, the tour continues to your second snorkel site. All snorkel gear including masks and fins, along with life jacket and wetsuits are included.

So, join this unique Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel experience in Cairns, and learn the stories of one of the greatest natural wonders on Earth.

  • Departure
  • Cruise Inclusions
  • Additional Info
  • Terms Of Services

Departure Details

Departure Location Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

  • Boards 08:15

  • Departs 08:45

  • Returns 17:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • 8.5hr Outer Great Barrier Reef snorkel and dive cultural tour from Cairns
  • Visit two premium reef sites - may include Milln, Flynn, Hastings, Saxon, Norman or Thetford Reef
  • Indigenous welcome, cultural talk, artefact presentation, acknowledgement from the guides
  • Live traditional dances with didgeridoo tunes, interact with original clap sticks & fire poles etc
  • Marine biologist presentation including fish feeding and identification
  • Delicious buffet lunch prepared by the renowned Ochre Restaurant & Tropic Spirit Catering
  • Morning and afternoon tea served on board
  • All snorkel equipment, wetsuit and lycra suit provided
  • Cruise on a boutique vessel with three levels for comfort
  • Certified and introductory diving not included (can choose upgrade with this package at the time of booking)
  • Guided snorkel tours & snorkel safari not included (can choose upgrade with this package at the time of booking)

Additional Information

What to bring

  • ​Extra cash or credit card for any onboard purchases
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a dry change of clothes
  • Sea sickness tablets

Terms Of Services

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    from $235 $299

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    from $145 $168


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