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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

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Overview

Go snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise from Cairns. Relax on board your 80-foot (25-meter) luxury catamaran as your captain sails to two exclusive locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel or dive, with full instruction provided by guides, and see an array of colorful fish, sea turtles, and corals. Your tour includes morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch, with additional beverages available for purchase.
  • Full-day Great Barrier Reef catamaran tour with snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Visit two spectacular locations on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Choose to snorkel or scuba dive, open to all levels of experience
  • See a variety of tropical fish and other marine life
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea
  • Relax on a luxury catamaran with a top-notch crew
  • Learn about the animals and ecology of the Great Barrier Reef
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A stylish fast modern catamaran visiting two exclusive outer reef locations
Morning tea/coffee & mini muffins
Lunch
Snacks
Complimentary Snorkel tour and tuition
Use of Snorkeling equipment
A marine naturalist presentation
All marine park fees and levies
Winter Wet Suits or Summer Sun Suits
Prescription Masks
$20 p/p levy included in price - Only $10 charged until June 30th 2022
Underwater Camera hire: AU$60 with an 8GB micro SD card or AU$40 with your own card
Soft drinks and alcohol available at the bar (cash and credit cards accepted)
Return transfers; Cairns City $18p/p. Cairns Northern Beaches $25p/p - Must be booked in advance
Carbon offset - Offset your carbon foot print for only $1p/p
1 Spence St , 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Please check in at the Passions of Paradise desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal at 1 Spence Street Cairns. Check in is open from 7am and closes at 7:45am. Hotel transfers are available at an additional cost. Please contact us directly to arrange.

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring swim wear, towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!
  • Check in will commence at 7.00am at the Reef Fleet Terminal and closes at 7:45am for an 8am departure
  • Please note: prescription medication and certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Please contact us directly to discuss your suitability for diving.
  • The minimum age for scuba diving in Queensland is 12 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Scuba Diving in Queensland; prescription medication and certain medical conditions will preclude you from scuba diving in Queensland without a Queensland Dive Medical. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, ear problems, high or low blood pressure, current cough, cold or flu, chronic sinus conditions, fainting or seizures, plus the use of prescription medication including those used for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 68 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Passions of Paradise
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran.

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  • "Highly recommend this tour, Note - If you have any medical issues, or have had any recent surgery, contact the tour directly , they will let you know if they need a doctor's letter giving you the OK to dive!" See review
  • "Where better to try scuba diving than the Great Barrier Reef?" See review

Reviews

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1,401 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Bucket List - Check
Barbara_M
, May 2022
I don’t have enough superlatives in my vocabulary to express how wonderful our day was. Not a single member of our group was under 60 and we were outfitted perfectly based on our swimming, physical, and medical capabilities. For one of our group, snorkeling The Great Barrier Reef was a bucket list item and it ended up fulfilling every expectation for her and for all of us. The team on the boat worked well together and all knew what to do while being helpful and accommodating to guests. The equipment was spot on. The food was very good and the mint tea and chocolates we ate at the end of the trip topped it all off perfectly. Anyone that wants to snorkel the GBR safely and comfortably would love this journey.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! We are glad you and your group could experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with us and enjoy all of our amenities! Thanks for choosing us, and we hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Epic day out
Dean_T
, May 2022
First time on the reef and it did not disappoint. The crew was great and accommodating. We were taken to teo different spots on the reef which were both unique. Three sisters was our fav. Also liked hearing about the programs that were in place to help keep the reef around for years to come.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Dean! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our trip! We are super proud of the conservation activities we do on the reef, and we are glad passengers like yourself enjoy hearing about.
star-4
Worth every minute and dollar.
Kelvin_S
, May 2022
Definitely the snorkeling and wonderful crew. The grub was also tasty and music pretty groovy. All in all a memorable experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Kelvin! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad you had a great day out with us!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent day.
Donna_R
, May 2022
One out of four people could not attend on the day due to a viral infection, Liane Patterson. The Operator said you should offer a refund and they were going to send you an email requesting this. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Donna, thank you for reaching out to us. Could you please contact us at reservations@passions.com.au so we can follow this up with you?
star-5
Never have a second thought.. all crews are just awesome!!!!
Locs_M
, May 2022
All crew members were so helpful and aces their customer service. It was a good decision we went with them. They made sure everyone is safe and having a good time. They are not boring crews. i love the food too prepared by Russel. I will definitely recommend to my friends and family. Such an amazing experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi team! Thanks for the great review! We will be passing along your comments to chef Russell! Thanks again!
star-5
AUSAMAZING TIME
MaeAnn_B
, May 2022
Awesome time. Amazing guides to pull you in to different parts of the reef. All crew onboard was friendly and very respectful.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! We are so glad we could make your Great Barrier Reef experience so memorable!
star-5
Incredible experience!
Maxim_T
, May 2022
Incredible crew, incredible experience. We decided not to take a camera, rather we lived In the moment and were lucky enough that there was an option to pay for photos at the end which was perfect!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Maxim! Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are glad you enjoyed your day and got some photos from our world-class photographer Sota. Enjoy the rest of your travels!
star-5
Great crew, passionate people, Highest customer Service.
Resh_S
, May 2022
The overall experience is 5/5. The Crew of Passions of Paradise are the most professional, caring and passionate people. They want each one of their guests to enjoy and take happy memories back. I can't thank them enough for their professionalism and warmth. Two crew members in particular - Julia and Leo (Chef) were just outstanding. Chef Leo prepared the most tasty and sumptuous Lunch and he was genuinely interested to make sure all guests enjoyed the meal. Julia was a Crew member who I would rate 6/5 for her warmth, care and professionalism. We (my wife and I) are not good swimmers, but Julia encouraged and egged us to go beyond our ability - always keeping watch over us - and experience the wonders of the Corals. Early on the way up I observed how caring Julia was in caring for my wife as she had sea sickness, and Julia just hung around to take care of her with the sick bags and just comfort her. Later as we got into the day activities Julia always ensured we were comfortable and made our experience a memorable one. My big thumbs up to the entire staff and crew - right from the check-in, to the good byes - they were simply superb. Well done to the crew of Passion of Paradise. You have raised the bar for customer service to a higher level. Keep it up !!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Resh! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! We will be sure to pass your comments on to Leo and Julia; Julia has just started with us, and it is wonderful to know that she is already making our passengers' days outstanding! Thanks again!
star-5
The boat was spacious,...
Abigail_T
, Apr 2022
The boat was spacious, the food was good, and the crew was exceptional. It had been a couple of years since I had been diving and the dive master took time to review equipment and hand signals; he made me feel comfortable. Three flies, of course, amazing. Exceptional experience!
star-5
Amazing
Sharon_A
, Apr 2022
We had an amazing day out. The Great Barrier Reef was amazing. We saw a sea turtle we were extremely lucky.
star-3
Overall experience was good but they kept standing with our bags for half an hour.
Bhagwat_J
, Apr 2022
Snorkelling was great. Staff was very helpful. Complimentary Snorkelling tour was great. But upset didn't get space to sit for half an hour. Very crowded.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi team, we are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful day on the reef, however we are sorry to hear that our seating arrangements didn't meet your expectations. We would like to hear more about your experience; if you could contact us at reservations@passions.com.au and let us know your exact date of travel and how our staff handled the situation, we would greatly appreciate it.
star-5
Best experience in Cairns
Ara_K
, Apr 2022
Best experience in Cairns. Such a lovely and friendly staffs! My 5 years old boy was able to join snorkling with a help from a friendly staff.
star-5
Had a great and memorable...
Wattanak_S
, Apr 2022
Had a great and memorable experience with the crew of passions, out on the reef. We were really well looked after by everyone in the crew which were happy to help and went above and beyond. My friend vommitted on deck from seasickness but they didnt kick up any fuss. They also help first timers or anyone nervous with guided snorkeling as well. Staff were knowledgable with marine life and the areas in which we snorkel. My friend chose to scuba dive and had a great time as well. Would highly recommend this tour for those thinking of going!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hey team! We just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review! Our crew love showing people the amazing reef, and guiding first time snorkelers and explaining the marine life is our specialty (cleaning up after sick people, while not as glamourous, is also in our crew's skill repertoire as well). Thank you for your kind words and best wishes!
star-5
Incredible experience! 100% recommended!
Berta_P
, Apr 2022
Extraordinary is the word that describe our experience visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Being able to see it right there in front of your face so close you can touch it (but shouldn’t hahahah) is something that can only be lived since words are not enough. On top of the two amazing immersions to see the reef and it’s animals, the boat was super-well organised, the crew always wanting to make the most of the experience and the food really nice. One could tell those working in Passions of Oaradise truly love what the do for a living. It is absolutely worth it and I will recommend it to anyone asking about going!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Berta! Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are really happy that you had such an extraordinary day with us!
star-5
Amazing day and experience!
Makerita_T
, Apr 2022
Great snorkeling experience, amazing to see part of the Great Barrier Reef with my own eyes. Crew member Braden was super helpful from beginning to end especially with helping my son make the most of his snorkeling experience! The whole crew were helpful! Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi There! We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for such a great review! We passed your comments along to Braden and he was really glad to hear he was able to give you such a great experience. Thanks again!
star-5
Incredible from start to finish
Yassmeen_R
, Apr 2022
The entire day was amazing from start to finish. The crew were very welcoming and clear with their instructions and advice. The reef was absolutely breathtaking and we were guided by Ariel, who was fantastic and a complete natural. She took the time to take us to the best spots, pointed out the interesting fish, and took underwater footage for us. Ariel made the experience really special for us. There was lunch in between the two spots, and the second location was just as beautiful. Afterwards, Russell gave a very personable and engaging presentation and it was great to learn about everything we had just seen. Honestly one of the best days of my entire life, thank you!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi team! Thank you for your kind words! We had to share this review with Ariel and Russell as the crew love hearing about the impact they have on everyone's day. Ariel wanted us to pass on : "I'm so glad they had such a wonderful time--they were legends!" Similarly, Russell wanted us to tell you "I'm so glad you enjoyed my presentation and the overall experience of the day." Thanks again for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your trip!
star-5
Great day. Snorkelling...
Rosanne_K
, Apr 2022
Great day. Snorkelling was amazing. Food was good and we were well looked after. Highly recommend 👍
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you very much for your kinds words!
star-5
Great trip to see the Great Barrier Reef
anish
, Apr 2022
The boat is newer than others and they took us to great snorkeling spots. The first spot wasn't that great for diving, but the second spot was much better. The crew is friendly and nice. They even have a lesson on the way back that explains the reef and all the marine biology. Lunch was filling and yummy.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you very much for writing us such a lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your day with us!
star-4
Good tour
Stefanie_K
, Apr 2022
This tour took us to 2 snorkelling locations on the reef. It always depends on the weather conditions which one you‘ll see so you‘ll only know on the day. The crew was very professional and the catamaran is in good condition. The time at the reef is long enough to see things. The size of the group is quite big so if the reef is small you‘ll have a bit of a hard time. I was glad I‘ve seen the Great Barrier Reef before because this time it was a bit disappointing. It probably had to do with the current and therefore the restricted visibility as well.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Stefanie! Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your trip. We're sorry that the weather and the visibility were a bit disappointing on your trip. We try to choose locations that best suit the conditions for the day, and in rough weather that can be a challenge. Please keep us in mind if you find yourself back in Cairns wanting to experience the reef again and please let us know when you book that you've been out with us before so we can look after you. All the best!
star-5
Hands down fantastic
Nathan_A
, Mar 2022
Highly recommend! The crew were welcoming and knowledgeable, snorkelling at the reef was breathtaking and the food - amazing! By far, best tour going around.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hi Nathan! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a spectacular review! We are so glad you had such a great time out with us!

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