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Skedaddle Express Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour from Cairns

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Overview
Fringing the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean, far away from coastal pollution, the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef delivers vibrant, healthy coral—and the marine life that thrives on it. Experience this underwater wonderland in just half a day aboard the high-speed jet boat, Skedaddle. Snorkel Hastings Reef, all gear provided; ride a glass-bottom boat; and enjoy afternoon tea. Your guide will shoot and share photos.
Highlights
  • Snorkel the Outer Barrier Reef in just half a day by super-fast jet boat
  • Guide can help you spot marine life, such as turtles and sharks
  • Full snorkel gear includes wetsuit or stinger suit and flotation device
  • Warm up and refuel with tea, coffee, and biscuits on board
Important Information
Departure Point
Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Express Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise to Hastings Reef
  • Afternoon tea (Tea, Coffee and Assorted Biscuits)
  • Mask, Snorkel and Fins
  • Wet-suit or stinger-suit (seasonal)
  • Buoyancy vest or noodle
  • On-board commentary
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Random photos taken daily and loaded to Face book "Free Service"
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
Exclusions
  • Return Bus transfers from Northern Beaches additional extra
  • Souvenirs (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, chips and chocolates (available to purchase)
  • Scuba Diving ( Introductory or Certified) Limited places direct by phone booking only
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dive briefing commences promptly at 11:00am
  • Divers arriving late may forfeit dive
  • All divers to complete medical declaration
  • Children must be minimum 1.3 metres or 4 feet 3 inches (without shoes) – height checked at boarding
  • Not recommended for persons with: back or neck problems, recent operations, recent injuries, broken bones or are pregnant
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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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simply-peregrinating wrote a review Oct 2020
Waddington, United Kingdom2,718 contributions501 helpful votes
Found Skedaddle on Trip Advisor after seeing several other options for the Reef from Cairns. We didn't want to spend time on an island but just snorkel from a boat, so this half day trip was perfect for our needs. We were very impressed with Skedaddle, well organised, good
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Date of experience: January 2020
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J C wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom28 contributions6 helpful votes
Jason and his crew were very good with the safety briefing it was a terrible shame that they didn't stick with it. I complete my form for snorkelling stating that I was a poor swimmer and later mentioned that this when I set off. I managed to keep with the group and was enjoying
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from SkedaddleCairns, Public Relations Manager at Skedaddle Express Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour from Cairns
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hello Julianne, Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to hear that you found the safety onboard not satisfactory. Safety is a matter which we take very seriously, and I find it difficult to accept the day was as you describe. I have checked the Facebook photos of the day and the lookout (spotter) is clearly visible and watching over the snorkellers. Yes, there were 17 passengers that day, however there were 2 snorkel tours conducted which means the group size would have been a very comfortable 8 or 9. However, if you have any concerns regarding safety please read Harry’s review: “Safety at its best really super.” Posted February 20th, 2020.
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Maite K wrote a review Jan 2020
Townsville, Australia1 contribution
The skedaddle trip was honestly one of the best experiences of my life, I loved the whole experience! The crew were all friendly and knowledgeable and the snorkelling was gorgeous. The glass bottom boat tour was also brilliant, and Ben took us out to see some coral trees and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from SkedaddleCairns, Public Relations Manager at Skedaddle Express Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour from Cairns
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Thank you for such a great review. The coral trees are so cool and it is great that we are able to share these on our glass bottom boat tour to let everyone know how we are growing coral to replant on the reef. We look forward to welcoming you back on Skedaddle the next time you are in Cairns.
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Annalise P wrote a review Jan 2020
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Thank you to the Skedaddle team for a fantastic and memorable day on the Reef. Highly recommend Skedaddle for their expert knowledge and passion for the Reef, as well as great value for money. Also love the conservation work they do and being able to see it first-hand!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from SkedaddleCairns, Public Relations Manager at Skedaddle Express Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour from Cairns
Responded 3 Jan 2020
It is great to hear that you enjoyed your day out with Skedaddle Cairns. The coral trees at Hastings Reef are amazing and it is great to be able to show people what is being done to help the reef. Thank you for the review.
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Luca R wrote a review Dec 2019
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Def a great excursion to do at the great barrier reef. The staff was so friendly and nice. We spent most of our time off the boat learning about the great barrier reef and the importance of preserving it. We felt so safe the whole time, and we were able to see and learn so many
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from SkedaddleCairns, Public Relations Manager at Skedaddle Express Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour from Cairns
Responded 1 Jan 2020
Thank you Luca for the great review. It sounds like you enjoyed your day out with Skedaddle Cairns. You were very luck to see a reef shark.
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About the operator

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Eathereplease
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Excellent
I’m so glad we took this tour! The boat is really nice and the captain and her crew were great and very knowledgeab
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TDL102
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Half Day Snorkel / Dive Tour
Highlights Friendly crew Speedy boat Top snorkel equipment Snorkel tour Glass bottom boat Reef knowledge Late start
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Debbie F
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Great Barier Reef
What a fantastic day we had snorkeling, the crew were amazing, they looked after us so well and made our trip a gre
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rachael f
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Amazing
If you’re looking for that extra personal touch and don’t want to feel like a number crammed on a boat this is perf
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jason29464
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Very Good!
Super nice crew. Only took an hour to get to Hastings reef. Smaller group setting. Definitely recommend
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gigipolo
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Skedaddle
Such great staff and an amazing experience! We also got photos for free which was great because we didn’t have an u
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Jennifer B
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Beat snorkeling tour
Friendly staff helped you get to the outer reef faster and were genuinely interested in ensuring you had a great ti
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Lynne816
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Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour
We did the half day trip to Hastings. We found all the crew to be extremely helpful and professional. I loved the g
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kawaii5
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Great Tour
We have limited time so we picked the half day GBR snorkeling tour. They did a wet suit and gear fitting onshore a
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837francesc
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Magical day
I went on the reef snorkelling tour with my husband. We chose skedaddle because it had been recommended as a fast w
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Jtakei
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Fast, efficient scuba experience
The boat was fast and got to the destination in less than an hour. The boat accommodated around 30 people that cons
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928kaitlynj
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Fast boat to the reef
Team were awesome. Loved the class bottom boat and hearing all their knowledge of the reef. Was perfect for our tim
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Europelover2014
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Fast boat and great day at Hastings
I had two snorkel trips to the GBR in my week's time in the region. Skedaddle's trip to Hastings Reef was a much g
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Malibu2PD
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A day to remember....
Thank you Skedaddle for a day to remember. Probably one of the most memorable days of my life..the trip was perfect
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jillpfe
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Best Dive -Best Crew-Best Boat
We had an amazing time with the crew of the Skedaddle. The boat holds 35, they create small groups, you get to the
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  • Duration: 5h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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