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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation provided by Reef Magic Cruises

Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation
Prior to travelling with us, you will be required to provide, your full name, a current phone number and residential address (address of accommodation if travelling) in order to complete your activity. We are following all guidelines set out by the Queensland Government.
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Great Barrier Reef is a must-visit sight in Australia, so get more out of your vacation by going on a fun-filled day cruise. A marine biologist guide enhances the tour with informative commentary about local marine life that you likely wouldn’t find out about otherwise. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your preferred activity option—either snorkeling, scuba diving, or a glass-bottom boat tour.
Highlights
  • Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a day cruise adventure
  • No hunger pangs—morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch are included
  • Activities for all abilities, including a glass-bottomed boat, or snorkeling
  • Learn about the abundant marine life from a marine biologist presentation
Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Marine biologist presentation
  • Snorkeling equipment including mask & snorkel, fins and wetsuit/lycra suit rental.
  • Glass bottom boat tour & underwater reef viewing observatory
  • Morning and afternoon tea with tea, coffee, and filtered water throughout the day
  • Hot/cold buffet lunch
  • All taxes and fees
Exclusions
  • Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches are at an additional cost.
  • Optional activities: introductory scuba diving, helmet diving, certified scuba diving, guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist, SEABOB jet-powered snorkeling experience, and scenic reef helicopter flight
  • Prescription snorkel and dive masks are available for rental on board
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring a swimsuit, hat, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and cash or credit card for any on-board purchases
  • All diving is subject to the completion of an on-board medical questionnaire. Certain medical conditions (such as asthma, epilepsy, and high blood pressure) and medications may exclude individuals from diving. Minimum age to dive is 12 years with parent/guardian permission required for those under 18 years. Certified divers must produce their certification cards. After diving, intervals of 12-24 hours are recommended prior to flying in any type of aircraft dependent on depth of dives and total accrued dive time
  • Helicopter flights: Route flown and type of aircraft used are subject to weather, air traffic control, aircraft availability and, ultimately, the pilot's discretion. Maximum of 1 infant allowed per flight. Maximum combined passenger weight limits apply
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Solly48 wrote a review 16 Sep
Port Sorell, Australia12 contributions1 helpful vote
All of it from boarding the vessel to disembarking the day was amazing fabulous commentators re reef ecology total care and safety from staff Snuba snorkeling, diving, snorkeling everyone was looked after by experienced staff great food and hospitality can't wait to do it all
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Date of experience: September 2020
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benje79 wrote a review 15 Sep
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
With so many tour operators available, we are so glad to choose "Dreamtime". The crew were amazing the whole day, and getting to snorkel with a Marine Biologist, just wow!!! The vessel was a great size, plenty of seating areas. Food and water was supplied and very good. p.s If
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jean C wrote a review Aug 2020
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Excellent day out, staff were brilliant and very knowledgeable. I'm not a confident swimmer but I tried SNUBA and it was great. Thanks to Benny and Hayden for their patience and support. The glass bottom boat trip was also great as was the talk by the marine biologist and the
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for the fab feedback Jean. We really appreciate your recommendation of both Reef Magic and the Snuba Experience. Regards, Chris
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NadaMaria wrote a review Aug 2020
Sydney, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Critical: Value The lady at ‘Adventure Cairns and Beyond’ was friendly - sold the ‘Dreamtime Great Barrier Reef’ tour really well...Suggested we book a couple of ‘unique snorkeling tours’ within the Dream time tour. The ‘Unique’ snorkelling tour was a brief swim 50 n meters away
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation
Responded 10 Aug 2020
Hi Nada, I am sorry to read of your disappointment. You'll see by the many other reviews that Dreamtime is a unique Great Barrier Reef tour that's won many praises for both product and service so your comments do surprise me. We even received an email from a friend of yours who travelled the same day suggesting what a great day she'd had ? We believe the value of the tour is great compared to many other GBR experiences, from looking at your booking I also see the Snorkel Safari was given to you free of charge. I am sorry you felt this was rushed as the feedback on this tour is usually out of this world. I will forward these comments to the marine ops dept though as well as your comments about the dive being rushed. All guests are advised at check in as well TV monitor coverage with regards to our Glass bottom boat not operating at the moment, this is a restriction due to COVID and safe distancing, apologies if you felt this was not conveyed correctly. I can confirm pending on weather conditions you spend approx 2 hours in each spot, sometimes more if the weather is favourable. If you wouldn't mind forwarding me any correspondence you've sent with regards to a complaint and I'll 100% ensure this is followed up, i these have been sent to your booking agent rather than ourselves directly then this would be the cause for no response from us. With regards to your last comment, just take a scroll through the many reviews and you'll find it very difficult to find one that isn't 5 star, these reviews are 100% genuine which we're extremely proud of. If you can please email your correspondence to c.koscielny@experienceco.com it would be really appreciated so i can follow this up for you. Regards, Chris
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Daniel S wrote a review Jul 2020
Oahu, Hawaii2 contributions
If you're agonizing over which GBR tour to take, do this one! I should caveat that I've never taken any others (at GBR anyway), but Reef Magic was all that we were hoping for and more. Their whole operation is just outstanding. They have activities to get pretty much anyone
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Chris K, Manager at Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation
Responded 10 Aug 2020
What wonderful feedback Daniels Family. Thanks for the wonderful recommendation. Regards, Chris
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About the operator

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By: Reef Magic Cruises
imogenh14
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Highly recommend!!!!
There are so many tours to do of the Great Barrier Reef so finding the right one was hard for us, but we are SO hap
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Mellybelly64
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It's in the name, you'll have a dream time
If I could leave more than 5 stars I would. I had the most incredible day and met so many wonderful people onboard.
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Yasi A
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The BEST tour and guides - made our trip incredible!
Lazarus, Quinn, Lori, Sissy, Will, Betsy and the whole crew were amazing. This was the best day and truly made our
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aitchjbee1154
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Great trip to the reef
Had an amazing group tour to the reef. Very friendly and informative staff. Great equipment including full sun suit
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ndk30
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This is the trip to take to the reef. (Read further)
When we decided to vist cairns from Canada we searched around and looked at all kinds of trips to the Great Barrier
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zehongwang
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Exceptional experience to the Reef and aboriginal culture
Finally I had a picture with Nemo in the exceptional reef tour with Dream time! The aboriginal performance during o
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HannahMorley1989
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The best Reef Tour I could have hoped for
The crew were fantastic and the ethos of the tour company is really wonderful. They introduced us to each member of
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Jake-B11111
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Dive and snorkel
Was absolutely amazing day out on the reef! Highly recommend Dreamtime. What a good bunch of people, felt comfortab
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judithtI9685HC
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Dreamtime snorkel and dive tour
My brother and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour Monday 20th January and can highly recommend this company. All crew w
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teresa1365
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Awesome
What a fabulous day. The staff were super friendly and very knowledgeable about the reef. The boat ride was easy an
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jouvina
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Amazing trip and service.
You won't believe how well organized is this tour. From helpfull attendants to marine biologists, you'll find suppo
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V1844QEcarolynb
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Fun trip to snorkel GBR
This crew is a great bunch and they take you to good spots for snorkeling. The tour was a really good value with a
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davidsH710BX
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Loved the reef
Great tour, knowledgable staff. Fun trip. Worth doing. Did the helicopter and the safari reef tour in addition to
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H7982ZBjordanh
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One of the best days of our lives
I was super excited for this experience given all the amazing reviews I’d read already. The day did not disappoint
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vicky33333333
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Fantastic day!
We had a relaxed and fun day at the Great Barrier Reef today ! Would recommend for both adults and children. The cr
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  • Duration: 8h
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