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Great Adventures - Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Destination: Outer Barrier Reef (Norman Reef)
Duration: Day Tour

Departs: Cairns Daily 10.30am
Returns: Cairns 5:30pm

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The Cruise

The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is yours to experience cruising aboard a modern, comfortable, high-speed catamaran, to a first class multi-level pontoon situated on the outer edges of the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Adventures pontoon, or activity platform which is often used as an alternate name for pontoons these days, is the perfect option for those with no previous experience, travelling with children or wanting a shorter timeframe day tour to explore the Great Barrier Reef.

The activity platform offers shelter with undercover seating and table , bar facilities, a sundeck on the pontoon's upper deck, change rooms with freshwater showers and great scuba diving facilities with a semi-submerged platform! There is even a swimming enclosure for infants to have splash around in safety with mum or dad in attendance!

Snorkelling is oh so easy from the stairs that lead from the pontoon into the water with bouyed off snorkelling areas and professional crew to give snorkelling tips and safety offers on watch the entire time!

Glide effortlessly from the activity platforms' edge, as here you will easily be able to snorkel and dive amongst some of the most spectacular coral gardens and marine life diversity on the Great Barrier Reef.

If you prefer not to get into the water and choose to stay dry, you can still embrace the natural wonderland below with a visit to the activity platform's underwater observatory or from the comfort of the semi-submersible submarine tours which offers a full and interesting commentary.

For the more adventurous, there are also a variety of exciting optional activities; there is Certified Diving for licensed open water divers, fully guided Introductory Diving for those without a license or any previous experience, Fully Guided Snorkel Tours with the vessel's Marine Naturalist, Scuba Doo and stunning Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flights - all waiting for you to try! 

This is a fantastic tour by which to see the best of the Outer Barrier Reef, and is ideally suited to the nervous, first time snorkeller, non-swimmer or for families with young children who need space and a variety of activities of interest to keep them entertained.

The Great Barrier Reef Adventure departs from Cairns at 10.30am daily (check-ins start from 9.30am) and arrives back into Cairns at approximately 5.30pm in the afternoon. 
Includes

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran transfers to Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon
  • Morning and afternoon tea and coffee*
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of buoyancy vests
  • Reef education presentation
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Guided Eco Reef Talk
Rates - Valid 01st of April 2018 to 31st of March 2019Ex Wharf - Based on Self Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal - Cairns Marlin Marinas
  • Adult AU$236.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Child (4-14 years of age) AU$125.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4 – 14 years of age) AU$597.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax

Ex Cairns - With Return Coach Transfers from Cairns City Accommodation
  • Adult AU$264.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Child (4-14 years of age) AU$143.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4 – 14 years of age) AU$689.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax

Ex Cairns Northern Beaches - With Return Coach Transfers from Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation
  • Adult AU$270.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Child (4-14 years of age) AU$144.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4 – 14 years of age) AU$703.00 + AU$6.50 per person Government Reef Tax

Infants 3 years and under travel free of charge
Family Package rates are based on 2 Adults & 2 Children aged between 4 – 14 years of age

Important Booking Notes: On making a reservation please indicate in 'Comments Box' if requiring return coach transfers from Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation or making own way to check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal; as well as indicating if any optional activities, e.g. diving, snorkelling tours, helicopter scenic flights are required on top of standard package.

Government Reef Tax: An Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 is levied for all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. The Government Environmental Management Charge is payable direct by passengers to Great Adventures on the day of travel.
Optional Activities - Valid from 01 Apr to 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
Guided Snorkel Tours - Valid from 01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019A Guided Snorkel Tour is a great way to maximise your experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Explore and discover the wonders of the reef with a knowledgeable guide by your side (equipment included)

Guided Snorkel Tour Rates - Now Including Lycra Snorkelling Suits In Rates
  • Adult AU$64.00
  • Child (aged 4 - 14 years of age) AU$34.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 4 - 14 years of age) $162.00
Diving - Introductory Diving - Valid from 01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019If you have never dived before and would like to experience the magic of SCUBA, we offer introductory dives with highly qualified dive instructors. The only requirements are that you are aged 12 years and over and pass an onboard medical questionnaire and participate in a 30 minute dive brief!

Introductory Diving Rates
  • 1 Introductory Dive (All equipment provided) AU$166.00
Certified Diving- Valid from 01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019For certified divers travelling with non-diving companions, reef platform experiences are a great option. While you dive amongst some of the highest marine biodiversity in the world. Your Certified Dive includes full gear hire and dive briefing!

Certified Diving Rates
  • 1 Certified Dive (All equipment provided) AU$118.00
  • 2 Certified Dives (all equipment provided) AU$172.00

Helicopter Scenic Flights -- Valid from 01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019For a different and spectacular perspective of the jewel like Outer Barrier Reef, a 10 minute or extended 15 minute helicopter flight is available from the pontoon moored at Norman Reef

Optional 10 Minute Helicopter Scenic Flight Rates

  • 10 minute Reef Scenic Flight (from Pontoon) AU$189.00

Optional 15 Minute Helicopter Scenic Flight Rates

  • 15 minute Reef Scenic Flight (from Pontoon) AU$269.00

Optional Helicopter Tours to Outer Barrier Reef - Valid from 01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019Fly from Cairns out to the Norman Reef Pontoon. This is the perfect way to shorten the cruise travelling time and enjoy seeing the spectacular sight of the Great Barrier Reef from the air. Options include one way scenic helicopter transfer with luxury fast catamaran transfer or eliminate boat transfer altogether and fly both ways, out and back!

Helicopter Tours to Outer Barrier Reef include return coach transfers from Cairns & Cairns Beaches Accommodation

  • Fly & Cruise or Cruise & Fly - Helicopter flight one way to Outer Barrier Reef via Helicopter & cruise home via Great Adventures Catamaran - Available in reverse order AU$482.00 per person
  • Fly & Fly - Helicopter departure from Cairns & Great Barrier Reef / Fly both ways to out pontoon out and return AU$877.00 per person

Please Note: Please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate your estimated individual weight in kgs or lbs if booking any of the helicopter touring options - as by law these details must be provided to confirm your booking

Helicopter Scenic Flights and Helicopter Reef Tour rates are subject to change without notice.
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