Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise

Meals included
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
4.99 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Full day outer reef sailing cruise
Visit 2 reef locations
Snorkelling, scuba diving and more
Morning & afternoon tea
Delicious lunch
FREE guided snorkel tour
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Fri, Jul 26, 2024

What you can expect

See the best of the Great Barrier Reef in style and comfort with this sailing cruise from Cairns aboard a purpose-built sailing and brand new catamaran! Live the life of luxury aboard a wonderful vessel while surrounded by the spectacular azure blues and emerald greens of Australia's most famous natural icon as we head out to two stunning outer reef locations where you'll have the opportunity to snorkel with all the marine life or simply relax on the spacious foredeck and soak up the sunshine - the choice is yours.

We ensure you get to experience the least crowded areas so you can maximise your enjoyment of the reef, with a great, friendly crew who will provide you with all scuba and snorkelling tuition plus give you a guided snorkelling tour pointing out all the best marine highlights. With morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch and all equipment included, this is the comprehensive reef day trip for those who want to get a full day of Outer Reef enjoyment while "taking it easy" amongst these unforgettably picturesque surrounds. For the ultimate one-day Great Barrier Reef adventure, book this sailing cruise from Cairns online today.


What you need to know

  • Full day Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise
  • Snorkelling tuition
  • Tropical hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Morning tea with freshly brewed coffee
  • Afternoon Tea with homemade snacks
  • Wetsuits in Winter and stinger suits in Summer
  • Hotel pick ups. These are available at an extra cost of $20pp from Cairns & $30pp from Northern Beaches Hotels and are payable on board the day of travel. Upon completion of purchase, you are required to contact the tour operator prior to your travel date to arrange a hotel pick up if required (Tour operator's contact details will appear on your tour voucher)
  • Introductory and Certified Scuba diving
  • Hotel transfers
  • All optional extras are available for purchase on the day of the tour
  • Your experienced and knowledgeable skipper will choose from 24 exclusive outer reef locations to visit
  • The skipper will choose two from the best sites suited to the weather conditions to give endure you get the best possible experience
  • Experience the Great Barrier Reef from above and below the water, sites may include Hastings Reef, Paradise Reef, Flynn Reef and more
  • Soak in the sun whilst staring across the magical crystal waters
  • Dive into the water to cool off and swim amongst turtles, colorful fish and see an amazing variety of corals
  • Lunch is prepared and served daily on-board; enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch including local prawns, fresh salads and tropical fruits will you. Vegetarians are catered for daily
  • Knowledgeable and friendly crew
  • Air-conditioned saloon
  • Set back and enjoy a cold beverage from the bar on the sail back to cairns
  • Cruise departs Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal daily at 8am and returns at 5pm. Check in commences from 7.15am
  • Do you provide all of the snorkel equipment - Yes, everything
  • What if I get seasick - If you are prone to seasickness, it is advisable to take something before you go. Check with a chemist. As Passions is a catamaran, it is a lot more stable in rough weather than monohulls and the sails act as a stabiliser. We do sell sea sickness pills on board the boat, but please remember, tablets are a preventative, not a cure, so take them just before we depart.
What To Bring
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Swimming gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Money for any extras on board
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Vessel Subject to change without notice

Recent reviews

4.99 reviews

So glad I chose this boat for my reef trip! Couldn't fault the entire day!

From start to finish the entire day was amazing! The crew were so friendly and funny and always available to help with anything and they did an amazing job of keeping everyone safe and happy at all times, even looking after the people with sea sickness due to the rough conditions. I chose this tour for its eco credentials and they didn't disappoint. From the care they took for the reef, to the amazing vegetarian lunch spread and the presentation by a marine biologist on the return trip, I definitely booked the right trip! I can't recommend these guys and girls enough, eleven stars out of 5!

Dean Bracht about 3 years ago

Amazing Crew, nice cameraman. Will definitely book again.

Fantastic staff who will ensure your safety and take charge of your Great Barrier Reef adventure so that you make the most out of your trip. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't the best and the team took extra care of all the passengers. Will definitely book with them again once we visit Cairns again.

Mazzad Kabir over 3 years ago

Amazing experience on an amazing boat with a great crew

Amazing experience on an amazing boat with a great crew! The crew were fantastic and very friendly, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea were all provided, lunch was delicious. The reef was absolutely amazing another world under the water and so relaxing.

Sonya Clothier almost 5 years ago