- Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us!
- Enjoy a full day on the Outer Great Barrier Reef!
- Step on board a custom-built dive and snorkel vessel that will get you to the reef and back in comfort and safety
- Snorkel, dive, or swim among the colourful fish and marine life
- Experience two world-class reef locations
- Enjoy a delicious full buffet lunch, BBQ, salads, prawns, bread rolls & fruit
- Explore the underwater world during your visit to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
- Dive for the first time with an experienced PADI Dive Instructor! Optional Introductory Dives (up to 2) for those who have never scuba dived before
Please note that Mission Beach is located 2 hours south of Cairns.
Explore an underwater world during your visit to the Outer Great Barrier Reef onboard Reef Goddess, a beautiful custom built snorkel and dive vessel. This Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour is able to travel to offer different dive and snorkel sites to suit varying experience levels and challenges. They know where to go to find heaps of colourful coral that's perfect to view during a snorkelling session. They also offer a great spot for deeper, more challenging dive sites, which they travel to by tender for advanced dive levels and to further your dive education.
This day trip departs Mission Beach to the Great Barrier Reef and travels to a minimum of two separate outer Barrier Reef sites. The sites are chosen on the day to suit the weather and environmental conditions. The vessel, Reef Goddess was designed with your safety and comfort in mind offering spacious deck areas, hot showers, toilets, a sun deck, and a well designed rear deck for entering and exiting the water.
A professional crew are on hand to ensure your Great Barrier Reef experience is both memorable and educational. During your tour of the Great Barrier Reef, they offer a full BBQ buffet lunch cooked by the ship’s Captain with fresh prawns and complimentary tea and coffee. For this tour, you can choose to include one or two Introductory Dives, if you're interested in learning how to scuba dive for the first time! You'll be with an experienced PADI Dive Instructor and it includes all equipment and onboard training.
8.30am and 9.00am: You will begin your adventure to the Great Barrier Reef from Wongaling Beach where you will board Island Spirit from the beach. This fully enclosed custom built passenger transfer vessel was designed specifically for beach landing. Wear your swimmers as you have to walk through water (up to your knees) to board the vessel! Just a quick 10-minute transfer will land you onto beautiful Dunk Island where you will board Reef Goddess.
9.30am: After introductions and safety briefing from your captain, the tour will depart Brammo Bay at Dunk Island and travel to the East sitting at 18 knots reaching the first reef location in under 1.5 hours. It takes some time to travel to the outer reef but it's well worth it! This is where you'll get better visibility because of the absence of run-off from nearby islands. The outer reef grows from the ocean floor rather than from the islands, forming coral walls and dramatic drop-offs that creates impressive snorkelling and diving. Outer reef sites are home to more hard coral species and larger fish species than the inner reef.
11.00am: Upon arrival at the first snorkel spot, you'll slip into the water and start your Outer Great Barrier Reef experience! Locations are determined on the day to suit weather conditions. You will have an hour to explore this untouched reef with an experienced crew on hand to assist with your gear. A free snorkel briefing will cover what to do and what not to do in the water to ensure your safety and enjoyment at the reef.
12.00pm: Depart for a 1/2 hour cruise to the second snorkel location and lunch preparation.
12.30pm: Arrive at our second location where the ship's captain will cook your BBQ lunch served alongside fresh prawns, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. After your well-earned lunch, you'll slip into the water for the second snorkel of the day. You'll get another hour of learning, seeing, and experiencing one of the worlds natural wonders.
3.00pm: After another hour of snorkelling, your crew will up anchor and travel back to Dunk Island.
4.30pm: Transfers onboard Island Spirit for a quick trip to mainland Mission Beach.