Great Barrier Reef Day Trips

Ballooning & Reef Tour

Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises | Departing Cairns and Northern Beaches

Ballooning & Reef Tour

Start your morning in style with a stunning early morning balloon flight over the Atherton Tablelands before toasting your full hot breakfast with champagne. Then it's all aboard your cruise to Green Island where you'll discover the lush rainforest and amazing marine national park of this unique coral cay.


Discover 2 Worlds in One Day

Sailaway Reef & Island Tours | Departing Port Douglas

Discover 2 Worlds in One Day

From the ancient rainforest to coral reefs to a balmy Port Douglas sunset this fantastic tour and cruise combo will help you experience the best of Tropical Far North Queensland. Experience Mossman Gorge with its world heritage rainforest, Low Isles with its coral reef and a beautiful sunset sail through the Port Douglas inlet all in one day.


Great Barrier Reef Adventure Including Green Island

Great Adventures | Departing Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Adventure Including Green Island

Feel the wind in your hair on this fast-paced 45 minute catamaran ride to Green Island where you'll enjoy two hours of relaxing or exploration on the shores of this unique coral cay. Stroll along the soft sand beach or explore the colourful reef with some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling Australia has to offer.


Great Barrier Reef Adventure Tour

Great Adventures | Departing Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Adventure Tour

Get up close and personal with colourful coral and abundant marine life of the Great Barrier Reef with this adventure tour which takes you on a high speed catamaran out to a multi-level pontoon with all the facilities of first class. Snorkel and dive the crystal waters or stay dry in the underwater observatory. This full day tour offered by Great Adventures is a fantastic way to experience the Great Barrier Reef up close!


Michaelmas Cay Cruise

Ocean Spirit Cruises | Departing Cairns

Michaelmas Cay Cruise

Just 22 nautical miles from Cairns, Michaelmas Cay is a unique sand cay and nature lovers paradise. Limited numbers and a 5 star catamaran add to the intimate atmosphere of this cruise which offers scuba diving, snorkelling, nature walks, a bird sanctuary and so much more beauty to explore. This Ocean Spirit Cruises day trip is a great way to see the Great Barrier Reef!


Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise - Moore Reef

Sunlover Reef Cruises | Departing Cairns

Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise - Moore Reef

The ultimate way to experience the iconic Great Barrier Reef, this cruise takes you to Moore Reef and offers 4 wonderful hours of snorkelling and sightseeing. Stay dry by observing this spectacular marine playground from the confines of a glass bottom boat and indulge in a smorgasbord lunch.


Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise

Reef Magic Cruises | Departing Cairns

Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise

Departing Cairns, this luxury catamaran rockets across the waves to the Marine World reef platform and offers 5 whole hours of snorkelling, scuba diving and semi-submersible tours. The water clarity is perfect for seeing the region's exquisite and colourful coral and famous varieties of reef life.


Poseidon Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises | Departing Port Douglas

Poseidon Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Journey to the breathtaking Agincourt Reefs aboard a luxury high speed catamaran and explore the Great Barrier Reef's outer reef sites. Snorkel and scuba dive a total of 3 outer reef sites on this day trip while enjoying the facilities of the 24 metre ultra-modern vessel.


Quicksilver Agincourt Reef Fly and Cruise

GBR Helicopters | Departing Cairns/Northern Beaches and Port Douglas

Quicksilver Agincourt Reef Fly and Cruise

One of the most amazing ways to see the Great Barrier Reef, this tour combines a stunning helicopter flight over the Daintree rainforest and picturesque cruise through the Great Barrier Reef to beautiful Agincourt Reef where you'll have time to snorkel and swim the crystal waters before you return.


Quicksilver Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise

Quicksilver Connections | Departing Port Douglas

Quicksilver Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise

This leisurely tour aboard a luxury catamaran sails to a picturesque coral cay located 15km off the ocast of Port Douglas. With an air conditioned lounge, large decks and lunch served on board, this vessel is ideal for relaxing and soaking up some sun but also offers plenty of snorkelling and glass bottom boat tours.


Quicksilver Wavepiercer Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Quicksilver Connections | Departing Port Douglas

Quicksilver Wavepiercer Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Journey aboard a high speed wavepiercer with Quicksilver to the popular Agincourt outer Reef where you'll spend the day exploring the sheer beauty of this underwater world of colour and marine life. The power of the catamaran doesn't compare to the power of diving, snorkelling or exploring the waters in a semi-submersible.


Sailaway IV Sunset Sail

Sailaway Reef & Island Tours | Departing Port Douglas

Sailaway IV Sunset Sail

Departing The Reef Marina, this spectacular sunset cruise takes in all the splendour of Tropical North Queensland bathed in a golden glow. Sail aboard a luxury French catamaran and sip complimentary champagne, wine or beer as you enjoy views of the Great Barrier Reef and Port Douglas coastline.


Silversonic Outer Reef Cruise

Quicksilver Connections | Departing Port Douglas

Silversonic Outer Reef Cruise

The luxury high speed ultra-modern catamaran allows you to take full advantage of 5 whole hours of swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and exploring the stunning natural wonders of 3 different outer reef sites including the popular Agincourt Ribbon Reef.


Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Silverswift | Departing Cairns

Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

This dedicated dive vessel is designed to give you an up close and personal experience of the Great Barrier Reef. Departing daily, Silverswift, a high speed catamaran offers ultimate diving of a selection of the best outer reef sites with options available for all skill levels as well as snorkelling options for those less confident.


Whale Watching Cruise

Reef Magic Cruises | Departing Cairns

Whale Watching Cruise

One of the most majestic nature encounters you'll ever experience, these whale watching cruises provide an up close and personal perspective on these gentle giants. Available from mid-July to late August, these cruises offer fantastic vantage points for viewing the humpback whale migration.