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Cairns to Great Barrier Reef tour - 4 Days

See the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef

Tour Prices

fr £976pp

fr £1111pp

Upper Deck Stateroom
fr £1201pp

Deluxe Stateroom
fr £1279pp

Valid between:

  • 01/04/2018 - 03/06/2018
  • 09/06/2018 - 12/07/2018
  • 24/07/2018 - 31/03/2019

Rates based on twinshare

Price includes

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All meals, morning and afternoon teas
  • 24 hour tea/coffee and soda fountain (soft drinks)
  • Access to islands, marine and national parks
  • Use of snorkelling equipment; fins, masks and snor
  • Introductory SCUBA skills session for first time
  • Glass bottom boat tours and presentations
  • Touring as described in the itinerary

Not included

  • Pre and post flights, transfers and hotels
  • Personal items
  • Environmental Management Charge of AUD19.50 pp
  • Optional SCUBA diving
  • Entrance fees in Cooktown if attending the museum
  • Alcoholic drinks

International flights not included unless otherwise stated

On this exciting three night tour from Cairns you are taken to some of the Southern Great Barrier Reef’s most colourful areas. From the mangrove channel at Hinchinbrook Island to the ancient rainforest of Dunk Island, and the untouched remoteness of Sudbury Cay, you experience a myriad habitats, on land and at sea. The itinerary has been designed to provide time to explore the Reef through snorkelling, scuba diving and glass bottom boat tours and includes a visit to the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on Fitzroy Island. And when you’ve had your fill of exploring, enjoy sunset drinks and sumptuous seafood buffets onboard you boat.

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Cairns and Thetford Reef

Board your boat at Cairns’ Cruise Liner Terminal in the morning and sail out via Trinity Bay enjoying scenic views of Port Douglas Village. Then arrive at your first exclusive mooring site and take part in snorkelling or scuba diving over magnificent coral gardens. You can also explore on a glass bottom boat tour seeing a fish feeding display, and presentation by a marine biologist. End the day with sunset drinks on deserted Sudbury Sand Cay, before having your captain’s welcome seafood buffet back on board.

Day 2: Hinchinbrook Channel

Today you cruise the scenic Hinchinbrook Channel, which separates Hinchinbrook Island from the mainland. Here you may have sightings of crocodiles, dolphins, whales, turtles and dugongs. Then listen to an interpretive commentary while on a mangrove tour before stopping at a tropical island and going on a guided bushwalk. Enjoy a typical gourmet Aussie beach BBQ before a snorkel and dive over the island’s fringing reef with its giant clam garden. Or you can try kayaking or simply relax on the sandy beach.

Day 3: Dunk Island Rainforest and Nathan Reef

This morning you are taken on a rainforest walk on tropical Dunk Island with naturalist guides who will describe the wildlife and flora and fauna. On this walk you may well see the striking electric-blue Ulysses butterfly. Then in the afternoon you will discover colourful Nathan Reef, the perfect place to snorkel, go scuba diving or take a glass bottom boat tour. Here you will also enjoy an interactive marine biology presentation at the onboard display tank.

Day 4: Fitzroy Island and Cairns

The final day of your Great Barrier Reef adventure, so make the most of it. This morning you can enjoy an idyllic bushwalk, hike around Fitzroy Island or go snorkelling over the colourful reef that surrounds it. For a change you can also try beachcombing on the white sands of Nudey Beach where you can enjoy the resort facilities. Then it's all aboard for the journey back to Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal where your memorable trip comes to an end. This three night cruise makes a great add on to any holiday in or around Cairns.

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PLUS Full board 3nt cruise

13 nights fr £2799pp

Includes flights

Cairns, Cruise & Beach Stay

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef on this 5 star adventure

Valid for deps 01 Sep - 30 Sep 2018