Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Offering a luxurious way to discover the true beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, the high speed Silverswift catamaran features a capped capacity to ensure a more comfortable and personal experience. The Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise is perfect for families, couples, groups and single travellers who want to experience amazing dive sights and fantastic snorkelling.

Over 5 hours you'll visit 3 different reef sites on this outer reef cruise with snorkelling and scuba diving for all skill levels. Reef sites visited will depend on daily conditions and there are plenty of on board facilities to enjoy between sites including air conditioning, fresh water showers, full bar facilities, smorgasbord lunch and morning and afternoon tea.


08.15: Coaches arrive at the Marlin Wharf and passengers board Silverswift. Tea, coffee and biscuits served until departure.

08.30: Depart Marlin Wharf for the trip to the Outer Barrier Reef. On the way, detailed certified and introductory dive briefings are given.

09.50: Arrive at the first site. Divers gear up, while snorkellers listen to a site briefing by the snorkelling advisor. Get ready to view the beauty of this natural wonder!

11.15: Silverswift departs for second reef location. Option for introductory divers and certified divers to do their second dive. Snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel.

12.30: After the water activities, enjoy a tropical hot and cold lunch [included in the fare] served in the air conditioned cabin. The lunch includes fresh prawns, pasta, meats, salads and fruit. There are bar facilities available where you can purchase drinks.

13.40: Silverswift departs for third reef location. Snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel. Option for introductory divers and certified divers to do their third dive.

14.15: Afternoon tea is served.

15.00: All passengers to board vessel for count.

15.15: Silverswift commences return to Cairns.

16.30: Silverswift arrives at Cairns.

16.55: Coach departs for accommodation.

Itinerary Options

Additional charges apply for the below options.

Introduction to Diving: No experience is required with introductory diving. This option includes 1 dive and all scuba diving equipment. A second dive is available on the day if desired.

Certified Dive: Dive equipment is included and the option of a second or third dive is also available on the day. Full dive certification is required.


  • Personalised service and individual attention
  • Divers can enjoy up to three quality dives with guides


  • Return cruise from Cairns
  • Morning & afternoon teas
  • Free onboard WiFi
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Qualified safety officers on hand
  • Divers equipment inc wetsuit
  • Snorkel tour with a Reef Guide
  • Prescription masks


Departs: 8.30 am daily from Marlin Wharf, Cairns
Returns: 4.30 pm
Transfers: Coach Transfers are also available from Cairns and Northern Beaches

Additional Info

Children: 0-3 years are free of charge. Children 4-14 are charged at the child rate.
What to Bring: Camera or video camera, swimming costume and a beach towel, hat sunscreen and a shirt for sun protection, cash for drinks at the bar, credit cards for shopping and additional dives, underwater camera available for purchase.
Operated By: Silverswift