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Day Tripper - Upolu Cay Tour

Destination: Upolu Reef
Duration: Day Tour

Departs: Cairns Daily 8:00am
Returns: Cairns 5:00pm

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Day Tripper - Upolu Cay Tour
  • Day Tripper - Upolu Cay Tour
  • Day Tripper - Upolu Cay Tour
  • Day Tripper - Upolu Cay Tour
  • Day Tripper - Upolu Cay Tour
  • Day Tripper - Upolu Cay Tour
  • Day Tripper - Upolu Cay Tour
  • Day Tripper - Upolu Cay Tour
  • Day Tripper - Upolu Cay Tour
  • Day Tripper - Upolu Cay Tour
The Cruise

This vessel offers a friendly relaxed atmosphere and carries a maximum of 20 passengers to two sites on Upolu Reef each day from Cairns. You depart from the Marlin Marina at 8.00am and motor out to location under sail. On the way out the friendly personable crew will offer morning tea and coffee as well as brief you on the reef locations that you will be visiting.

Upolu reef lies at the very edge of the outer Great Barrier Reef and is now a protected World Heritage listed sight. The shallow crystal clear waters of Upolu Reef allow for snorkeling, diving and swimming. In the relatively sheltered reef lagoon you will see a multitude of reef fish, giant clams, sea turtles, rays, starfish and and nudibranches!

A marine naturalist will help you to identify them and tell you something of their lives in the reef community. You can explore the vessel’s private snorkel and dive locations with friendly experienced guides who will provide a fun and informative tour of this uniquely diverse marine environment. With over four hours spent at the reef you will visit two sites, allowing plenty of time to snorkel and dive or just relax in the shade.

Certified Diving comes with full gear and instruction and you can upgrade to take the guided dive option. Introductory diving for first time divers is also available (subject to passing a Dive Medical Questionnaire).

On the trip home the crew will serve a complimentary glass of wine with cheese and tropical fruit platter. Perhaps you may also like to look out for dolphins, turtles or even whales (seasonal) along the way. Whatever your fancy may be, this vessel will offer you a great day out exploring the best of the Great Barrier Reef!

Includes
  • Maximum 20 guests (licensed for 34)
  • Beautiful Upolu Cay and Upolu Reef
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • Snorkel Tours with extra help & instruction for beginners
  • A fun and informative reef introduction & education
  • Guided snorkel & dive tours from beginner to advanced
  • A fantastic tropical buffet style lunch
  • An enchanting catamaran with plenty of room and shade
  • Complementary wine & cheese, tropical fruit platter on our return journey

Rates - Valid 01st of April 2018 to 31st of March 2020 
Snorkelling
  • Adult Fare AU$134.00 + AU$15.00 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Child Fare (4 – 14 years of age) AU$95.00 + AU$15.00 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4 – 14 years of age) AU$405.00 + AU$15.00 per person Government Reef Tax

Please Note: This vessel is unavailble for bookings from the 13th of May to the 13th of June 2019 (inclusive) due to annual maintenance

Important Booking Notes On making a Reservation please use Comments Box to indicate if Snorkelling or requiring optional Diving, including specifiying type of diving, e.g. Certified Diving or Introductory Diving and number of participants. Please also indicate if optional return coach transfers from Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation are required or if making own way to Cairns Marlin Marinas to self check-in. Please also indicate special dietary requirements if applicable so that we can ensure that you are well catered for.
Diving Activities - Optional Extra - Valid 01st of April  2018 to 31st of March 2020 Introductory Diving
  • 1 Introductory Dive - Fully Guided with Full Gear Hire AU$70.00
  • 2nd Introductory Dive - Fully Guided with Full Gear Hire AU$65.00

Certified Diving
  • 1 Certified Dive - Includes Full Gear Hire AU$65.00
  • 2 Certified Dive - Includes Full Gear Hire AU$55.00

Important Information for Diving & Snorkelling
Each diver is required by law to complete a statutory medical declaration form before partaking in any in-water activities. It is also recommended that the diver does not fly within 24 hours of the last dive. Please be aware that snorkelling may be a strenuous activity, any existing medical conditions should be considered prior to snorkelling. Certified Divers should bring Dive Certification Card or Divers Logbook as proof of certification 
Return Coach Transfers From Accommodation - Optional Extra
  • Return Coach Transfers from Cairns City based accommodation $12.00 per person 
  • Return Coach Transfers from Cairns City based accommodation $22.00 per person 
Extra
  • Government Reef Tax & Port Charge AU$15.00 per person payable on boarding on the day of travel.
  • Wetsuit hire (snorkellers)
  • Underwater cameras
  • Cold drinks, chips & chocolates 

Important Information for Diving & Snorkelling 
Each diver is required by law to complete a statutory medical declaration form before partaking in any in-water activities. It is also recommended that the diver does not fly within 24 hours of the last dive. Please be aware that snorkelling may be a strenuous activity, any existing medical conditions should be considered prior to snorkelling. Certified Divers should bring Dive Certification Card or Divers Logbook as proof of certification 
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